Eloy Herrera

8 August 1927–24 June 2010 (Age 82)
Webb, Texas, United States

The Life of Eloy

When Eloy Herrera was born on 8 August 1927, in Webb, Texas, United States, his father, Santos Herrera, was 43 and his mother, Paula Rodriguez, was 35. He had at least 1 daughter with Cecilia Rocha. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Webb, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 24 June 2010, in Laredo, Webb, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Eloy Herrera
Cecilia Rocha
Maria Elena Herrera

Spouse and Children


    Cecilia Rocha




Parents and Siblings




    Emelia Herrera


    Juanita Herrera


    Manuel Herrera


    Amando Herrera


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World Events (8)


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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

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.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith's forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum).2 French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eloy Herrera in household of Santos Herrera, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eloy Herrera in entry for Maria Elena Herrera, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Eloy Herrera in entry for Jaime Herrera, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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