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As contentious as the 2016 presidential race is, the presidential race of 1916 had its challenges, too. In this case the Republican candidate, Charles E. Hughes from New York, was unwilling to concede until an official count was made in the “close” (i.e. “battleground”) states - California, Minnesota, New Mexico & New Hampshire. Woodrow Wilson, the Democrat candidate, was the incumbent president. A few interesting facts to note in the smaller headlines – there were 2 wars going on - World War I (the US was not yet involved) and the Mexican Revolution. Also noteworthy, women would not have been able to vote in 1916; the 19th admendment giving women the right to vote wasn’t passed until August 1920. #throwbackthursday #presidentialelections #presidentialelectionof1916 #WoodrowWilson #CharlesHughes #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #laredohistory
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Katharine Field Tarver, one of a handful of women active in education in Laredo in the late 19th- & early 20th-century Laredo, was born in Seguin, TX, November 9,1868. Her father, Capt. Tarver, organized a high school for the city of Laredo in 1887. Miss Tarver was first a teacher at the school, and then for many years (36!) was the principal. After being away from Laredo to teach at university, Miss Tarver returned in 1933 to serve as superintendent of the Webb County Schools. This delightful page, dated 2/4/1902 is contained in a memory book of one of Miss Tarver’s students, Ida Dodd. Ms. Ida Dodd’s memory book will be on display at the Villa San Agustin de Laredo Genealogical Society’s “Hoy y Siempre” [Today and Forever] program at the Library on October 27th, from 5 to 7 p.m. And yes, Miss Tarver did in fact spell her 1st name with an “a” and not “e.” She was also a member of the Merriweather Lewis Chapter of the DAR (Laredo’s local chapter). Katharine Tarver died in Laredo on February 17, 1945. Thanks to Ms. Sandra Gray, Ida’s granddaughter, for sharing Ida’s memory book.
#genealogymonday #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #KatharineFTarver #Laredohighschool #DAR #WebbCountyschools #Laredohistory #IdaDodd #DaughtersoftheAmericanRevolution
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Look back at last Thursday’s posting, “Handsome Homes of Laredo” – the residence of Drs. Kenney still exists. The address to the home was tracked down by investigating city directories. The Doctors were not listed in either the 1900 or 1911 directory; the 1920 directory gives their address as 1603 Matamoros St. Although the house still stands, it takes some detective work to confirm. An article in the Laredo Weekly Times of September 10, 1911 reflects one possible reason why the Doctors weren’t in the 2 earlier directories. Not only does the article give Dr. Helene’s maiden name, but gives where they went to medical school.
“Dr. Charles Kenney and wife, Dr. Helene Lamoryeau Kenney, osteopaths arrived in Laredo yesterday to make their future home. The latter named practice already established in this city and left on a pleasure trip to her old home and while away she married to Dr. Kenney. They are both graduates of the osteopathic college at Kirksville, MO.” Thanks to Google Earth for the image. City Directories for Laredo can be found in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection.
#genealogymonday #DrCharlesKenney #DrHeleneLamoryeauKenney #laredohistory #LaredoTX #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #genealogy #familyhistory #laredogenealogy #housesoflaredo #StPetersNeighborhood #osteopaths #Kenneyfamily #Lamoryeaufamily
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Handsome Homes of Laredo 🏘 – a #throwbackthursday random photo from the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection at the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library. Do you know the location of these houses? Are any of the homes still standing? Check back next Thursday for the answer!
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Information included in 19th-century Mexican Civil Registrations of Births goes beyond the child’s name & sex, the date, time & place of birth, & parents’ names. The reward for genealogists and family historians are the names of both sets of grandparents! Additional information includes where the parents are from, the father’s occupation, and if the grandparents are living or deceased The names in this document are highlighted in yellow for easier reading. On 9 October 1891, at 2:40 in the afternoon in Santa Bárbara de Ocampo, Tamaulipas, a son, José Vicente, was born to Bernabé Gutiérrez, a merchant native to and living in Santa Bárbara de Ocampo, & Luisa Azpericueta, his wife. The paternal grandparents are Vicente Gutiérrez, from Spain (!), and Macedonia Ruiz, both deceased. The maternal grandparents are Felipe Azpericueta and Maria del Rosario Ramos, both living. It’s important to note the name “José” often appears as the first name on birth and baptismal documents; it is a convention of the Roman Catholic Church and may or may not appear on other documents for that particular individual. The same applies for the name “Maria” for girls. Thanks to Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org for making so many records from Mexico available!
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#grandparents #ancestry.com #familysearch.org #Gutierrez #Azpericueta #Ruiz #Ramos
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Oral histories can be a fantastic resource for genealogists and family historians. Don't let the plain library bindings fool you - these books hide a wealth of information - stories about family members, neighborhoods and significant events, in both the life of the interviewee and in the greater community. The oral histories of Ramiro Sanchez, Peter Leyendecker and Francisco Peña (pictured) were done by Jerry Thompson in 1975, when he was on faculty at Laredo Junior College (now Laredo Community College). Dr. Thompson is one of 2 long-time Laredo historians; the other being Dr. Stan Green, who also had his students do oral histories. The Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection of the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library has transcripts of many oral histories done by professors Thompson and Green, and their students.
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Aldo J. Tatangelo, Sr. was "one of the first to successfully challenge the corrupt political machine led by Mayor J. C. “Pepe” Martin, Jr., which had ruled Laredo for eighty-four years. Tatangelo was elected mayor of Laredo and served from 1978 to 1990. He was regarded by the community as a man who was honest, who had a progressive vision for the city, and whose heart was as big as his colorful personality." Handbook of Texas Online, José R. Pérez, "Tatangelo, Aldo J., Sr. ," accessed September 01, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ftata. #AldoTatangelo #mayorsofLaredo #Laredohistory #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #laredolibrary #laredogovernment #localgovernment
Awhile back the scrapbooks of Mary Hensley Cook (b. 1906) were included in one of our #throwbackthursday postings. Mary included many photos of her family and friends in her scrapbooks.
Thankfully, Mary also included captions and identified the people in her photos. There are so many photos out there with nameless people! Photographs can be a wonderful addition to a family history, but are most helpful when subjects are identified. Even a date & place can help, if no other information is included. Mary Cook’s scrapbooks are in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection at the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library. #MaryHensleyCook #Laredohistory #laredohighschool #TexasWoman’sUniversity #CollegeofIndustrialArts #genealogy #laredogenealogy #laredofamilyhistories #familyphotos #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #laredolibrary #laredohistory #history
Sometimes a family gets lucky and finds treasures like this small rose-colored moiré satin covered notebook. Felix B. [Benito] del Barrio documented his marriage to Pilarita [Maria del Pilar] Perez at 3:30 a.m. on 15 June 1868 in Arroyo Concepcion in Duval County, Texas, as well as the births of his first 4 children (the image here). But even with such good fortune, challenges abound. Handwriting (is that “D[iciem]bre” or “O[ctu]bre”?), spelling of names (“Adelayda” as opposed to “Adelaida”-seen in most later documentation), and birthdates of 2 children (Dolores & Felix) which obviously conflict with children of the same names seen in photos from 1884. To check out this mystery,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~delbarrio/
And the 3:30 a.m. hour for the wedding? Most likely it took a while for the priest to get to the ranch!
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What do the surnames Montemayor, Treviño, Garza Falcon, Benavides and Lopez have in common? These surnames belong to many families living in south Texas and the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, Mexico. Not only can these family names be traced back to the Spaniards who settled New Spain in the late 16th century, but the names are specific to families with Sephardic Jewish roots. There are many other surnames with Jewish roots, some of which are included in Richard G. Santos’ book, Silent Heritage: The Sephardim and the colonization of the Spanish North American frontier. A copy of this book can be found in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection.
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Have you seen the Ancestry.com commercial with the man wearing lederhosen, who says he grew up thinking he was of German ancestry? Then, as a result of his research in Ancestry.com, he discovers his ancestors are from Scotland - and trades his lederhosen for a kilt! While you might not encounter anything in your past that will affect the way you dress, you will most likely discover interesting and unexpected facts about your family. The Laredo Public Library system has in-house access to Ancestry Library. Just look for the Ancestry link in our online catalog under "Library Databases." And feel free to stop by either the Reference desk or the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection for some assistance. Our Reference librarians are awesome!

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