Florinda Zapata

6 January 1901–10 October 1969 (Age 68)
Robstown, Nueces, Texas, United States

The Life of Florinda

When Florinda Zapata was born on 6 January 1901, in Robstown, Nueces, Texas, United States, her father, Pedro Zapata, was 30 and her mother, Maria del Refugio Garza, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Jose Maria Benavidez. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bee, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Nueces, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 10 October 1969, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Jose Maria Benavidez
Florinda Zapata
Manuela Benavidez
Alicia Benavidez
Amada Benavidez
Maria Benavidez
Reynaldo Benavidez
Isabel Benavidez
Amados Benavidez

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Maria del Refugio Garza





    Esteban Zapata


    Florinda Zapata



    Leonarda Zapata


+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.2 Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorine Zapata in household of Pedro Zapata, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florinda Sapata in household of Pedro Sapata, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florena Zapata in entry for Isabel Benevedez, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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