Jose “Joe” died before my father was born, so Dad never knew him and knows very little at all about Jose. We do not know his birth place or his parents’ names. Unlike his wife Maria, I have not been able to find any record of him on any of the Mexico parish or civil registers, except for his marriage record.
About the Laredo, Texas, footbridge, where my great-grandmother immigrated into the U.S. from her Mexican homeland in 1915, with her baby boy in her harms, in search of a new life.
Maria Aurelia Compean (1858-1963) One-hundred fifty-four years ago today, on January 1, 1858, my great-great-grandmother Maria Aurelia Compean was reputedly born (I don’t yet have an actual birth record for her). Maria, who went by her middle name Aurelia, is better known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “Little Grandma”. Biographical Snapshot Maria Aurelia Compean was […]