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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Tomas Tapia
Camila Tobias
Regino Tapia
Catarina Tapia
Maria Antonia Tapia
Valentin Tapia
Aurora Tapia
Ayrocer Tapia
Mercedes Tobias Tapia
Justino Tapia
Juliana Tapia
Flavio Tapia
Jose Maria Tapia
Tomas Tapia

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World Events (8)


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.

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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