Olivia Garza

23 October 1927–31 December 2003 (Age 76)
Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The Life of Olivia

When Olivia Garza was born on 23 October 1927, in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, her father, Eutimo Garza, was 24 and her mother, Maria Inez Villarreal Chapa, was 23. She married Alejandro Cavazos on 3 September 1947, in Monte Alto, Hidalgo, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Willacy, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Hidalgo, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 2003, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Alejandro Cavazos
Olivia Garza
Marriage: 3 September 1947
Sonia Garza Cavazos Ms
Edwardo Luis Garza Cavazos

Spouse and Children

    Alejandro Cavazos



3 September 1947
Monte Alto, Hidalgo, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Maria Inez Villarreal Chapa




    Carolina Garza


    Jacinta Garza



    Ethel Garza


    Caroline Garza


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Calles succeeded by Obregón, who is assassinated before taking office. Calles, who is to remain political strongman through 1935, chooses Emilio Portes Gil as president.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (3)

  • Olivia Garza in household of Ada Garza, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olivia Garza in household of Eutimio Garza, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olivia Garza in entry for Rosa Maria Cavazos, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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