Juan Garza

2 December 1861–
Laredo, Webb, Texas, United States

The Life of Juan

When Juan Garza was christened on 2 December 1861, in Laredo, Webb, Texas, United States, his father, Perfecto Garza, was 24 and his mother, Feliciana Ramon, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Perfecto Garza
1837–
Feliciana Ramon
1837–
Juan Garza
1861–
Brigido Garza
1863–

Parents and Siblings

    Perfecto Garza

    Male1837–Male

    Female1837–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Name Meaning

Spanish: from garza ‘heron’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with long legs.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Juan Garza, "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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