Refugio Villareal

30 January 1923–10 August 2002 (Age 79)
Texas, United States

The Life of Refugio

When Refugio Villareal was born on 30 January 1923, in Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Villarreal, was 22 and his mother, Esther Escobedo, was 19. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 2002, in Texas City, Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Villarreal
1901–1965
Esther Escobedo
1903–1940
Richard Villarreal
1920–1975
Irene Villarreal
1921–1963
Refugio Villareal
1923–2002
Edward "Sonny" Villarreal
1929–1995

Parents and Siblings

    Male1901–1965Male

    Esther Escobedo

    Female1903–1940Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

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 21

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: simplified spelling of Villarreal .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Refugio Villarreal in household of Joe Villarreal, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Refugio Villarruel in household of Carmen Peralta, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Refugio Villareal in entry for Refugio Willis Villareal, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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