Mercedes Tobias Tapia

15 March 1916–13 November 2007 (Age 91)
Uhland, Caldwell, Texas, United States

The Life of Mercedes Tobias

When Mercedes Tobias Tapia was born on 15 March 1916, her father, Tomas Tapia, was 38 and her mother, Camila Tobias, was 33. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Caldwell, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Hays, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 November 2007, at the age of 91, and was buried in Uhland, Caldwell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Tomas Tapia
1878–1946
Camila Tobias
1882–1954
Regino Tapia
1905–1974
Catarina Tapia
1907–1987
Maria Antonia Tapia
1908–1978
Valentin Tapia
1910–1963
Aurora Tapia
1913–2008
Ayrocer Tapia
1915–
Mercedes Tobias Tapia
1916–2007
Justino Tapia
1919–2001
Juliana Tapia
1921–2010
Flavio Tapia
1922–1922
Jose Maria Tapia
1923–2004
Tomas Tapia
1923–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

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.
1941

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Galician, Asturian-Leonese, Spanish, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the places in Galicia, Asturies, and Burgos so named from tapia ‘mud wall’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Merce Tapia in household of Thomas Tapia, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mercedes Tapia in household of Tomas Tapia, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mercedes Tapia in household of Thomas Tapia, "United States Census, 1930"

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