Maria del Refugio Velazquez Reyes

1907–2010 (Age 103)
Arizona, United States

The Life of Maria del Refugio

When Maria del Refugio Velazquez Reyes was born on 22 February 1907, in Arizona, United States, her father, Josè Cruz Velazquez chavez, was 30 and her mother, Mauricia Reyes Gomez, was 27. She married José Florencio Reyes on 20 April 1940, in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 December 2010, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 103.

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Family Time Line

Maria del Refugio Velazquez Reyes
José Florencio Reyes
Marriage: 20 April 1940
Trinidad Reyes Velazquez
Antonio Reyes Velazquez

Spouse & Children

20 April 1940
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico


Parents & Siblings

  • Josè Cruz Velazquez chavez


  • Mauricia Reyes Gomez




World Events (8)


Age 1

Díaz states his intention of not seeking reelection in interview. Francisco I. Madero publishes The Presidential Succession of 1910 .
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 27

Lázaro Cárdenas presidency. Forced exile of Calles (1936). Cárdenas begins socialist policies. Agrarian reform establishes ejidos (see Glossary) and collectivization. Official party renamed Party of the Mexican Revolution (Partido de la Revolución Mexicana--PRM). includes representatives from all sectors of society. Nationalization of oil industry in 1938.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Velázquez): variant of Velasquez .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Recuerdo de mi tía abuela

Cuando conocí a mi tía abuela, una mujer que a mi edad 3 años parecía ya mayor ella, vivió el resto de sus días en la ciudad de El Paso, Tx, USA. Ella cuando la visitábamos nos contaba las mismas hist …

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Sources (3)

  • Maria de la Luz Velasquez, "México, Aguascalientes, Registro Civil, 1859-1961"
  • María del Refugio Velázquez, "México, Coahuila, Registro Civil, 1861-1998"
  • María del Refugio Velazquez en el registro de Manuel Parga Velazquez, "México, Coahuila, Registro Civil, 1861-1998"

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