Vicenta Pulido

1921–2004 (Age 82)
Freer, Duval, Texas, United States

The Life of Vicenta

When Vicenta Pulido was born on 29 September 1921, in Freer, Duval, Texas, United States, her father, Francisco Pulido, was 52 and her mother, Maria Salinas, was 22. She married Fernando Herrera Barrera on 9 February 1945, in Freer, Duval, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 1 May 2004, at the age of 82.

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Vicenta Pulido
Fernando Herrera Barrera
Marriage: 9 February 1945
Felix Barrera

Spouse & Children

9 February 1945
Freer, Duval, Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Francisco Pulido


  • Female1898–1960Female



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician: nickname from pulido or polido ‘smart’, ‘neat’, ‘handsome’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Vicenta Pulido in entry for Elva Barrera, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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