Justa Garza

Female1862–

Brief Life History of Justa

Justa Garza was born in 1862, in Texas, United States. She lived in Zapata, Texas, United States in 1880.

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    World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 1

    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)

    Age 3

    "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

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Raul, Carlos, Ruben, Guadalupe, Mario, Armando, Roberto, Luis.

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

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

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