Jovita Zavala Martinez

28 February 1921–11 February 1996 (Age 75)
Devine, Medina, Texas, United States

The Life of Jovita Zavala

When Jovita Zavala Martinez was born on 28 February 1921, in Devine, Medina, Texas, United States, her father, Pedro Martinez, was 26 and her mother, Francisca Zavala, was 23. She married Gabriel Dolores Yanez in November 1942, in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 February 1996, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Dolores Yanez
Jovita Zavala Martinez
Marriage: November 1942
Gabriel David Yanez
Elena Martinez Yanez
Xavier Martinez Yanez
Cruz M Yanez
Xaver Martinez Yanez
Theresa Maria Yanez

Spouse and Children

November 1942
Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Pedro Martinez





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

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 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jovita Martinez in entry for Xavier Yanez, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Jovita Yanez, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Jovita Martinez (Wella) Yanlz, "BillionGraves Index"

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