Cruz Torres

4 May 1939–30 July 1999 (Age 60)
San Patricio, San Patricio, Texas, United States

The Life of Cruz

When Cruz Torres was born on 4 May 1939, in San Patricio, San Patricio, Texas, United States, his father, Reyes Hernadez Torres, was 26 and his mother, Sixta Capetillo, was 29. He died on 30 July 1999, in Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Reyes Hernadez Torres
1913–1972
Sixta Capetillo
1910–1999
Cruz Torres
1939–1999
Marie Esther Torres
1940–1978
Margareta Torres
1945–
Reyes Torres Jr
1949–2015

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1941

Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 10

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 16

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Cruz Torres, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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