Molinar Family addition/correction. The paragraph on Alberto Molinar should read as follows:B. Son Alberto Molinar was born in Mexico 8 Jun 1877. He died in Midland Memorial Hospital 30 Jul 1956 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Midland. He married Luisa Jacquez circa 1912. She was born in Presidio, Texas 25 Aug 1891, the daughter of Romaldo and Severa O. Jacquez. She died at her home in Midland on 5 Apr 1966 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery. They had 12 children:
I appreciate the correction and have updated that page today. Sorry about the delay.
On Paz Molinar family; daughter Maria married Cornelio Bentacourt instead of Jose Canova. They had no children.Alfonso Molinar & Maria had two children instead of three, He later married Teresa Villanueva from Ft. Davis and they had five children. Ernestina married Roman Arispe. After his death she married an Hernandez
Benigna Molinar also had a daughter named Luz. Luz married Guillermo Rodriguez and they had three children: Manuel, Herminia,and Willie
Above should be Benigna Molinar Gonzales and Filiberto Gonzales had children ,Luz, Jesusita and Filiberto Jr
My email has changed from when I originally posted the comment. This is entry has my correct email.
Tony, I think I have tracked the connection between Andrew Guzman and Anonio Molinar Below:Andrew Guzman was the son of Angelica and Jose Guzmán.Angelica was the daughter of David Madrid who was the son of Joe Madrid and Maria Louisa Franco. Maria Louisa Franco was daughter of Benigno (Ben) Franco son ofAntonio Franco who was son of Francisco Franco married to Juanita MolinarDaughter of Vicente Molinar and Petra Carrasco.Vicente Molinar was the son of Antonio Molinar.
Congratulations, Felix!You have correctly connected 8 generatations using the Familias pages!From the Terlingua navigation tab on the left select the "Libros de Terlingua" tab that slides out to go select a book. Then come back here and post your choice. We will order it and have it delivered to you.Think Antonio Molinar had a child in 1810 according to Bob Wirts' research, so it is reasonable to assume that Antonio Molinar was born about 20 to 30 years earlier -- 1780 to 1790. The United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789. So that is really when the United States of America, as such, started. So you have connected Andrew Guzman all the way back to around the time of the beginning of the United States of America! OK, so that is stretching it a bit for dramatic effect since the Confederation became the United States; but, still, it sounds nice to say.
Tony you and my sister rock.
Thanks TonyMom and I were having dinner and were discussing the web site and all the wonderful information and she mentioned the contest. We discussed the book Quick Silver where her father Felix (my name sake) was in and I have read that book so I guess the other book from the same author would be the one I am interested in: Big Bend Country - Land of the Unexpected by author Kenneth B. Ragsdale. When the web site was first launched I thought that it was great -- all the information that was in there; but, wow, I am amazed at what a wonderful job you, Louisa and Bob are doing. Thank you. During dinner the other night mom and I discussed Juanita Franco and how seeing her on the site and the cake recipe of hers really brought back a lot of wonderful memories of your wonderful mom, Zene, taking me over there for coffee and those wonderful desserts of Juanita. It has been amazing how many different memories and joy the web site has brought back for me as I am sure it has done for others. Great job and again thanks. Felix
Felix,your book has been ordered from Amazon. You should receive it in a few days. Thanks for participating.
Tony My mother's name is Martina Franco Pena Pena (not Marina).She married Emeliano Garcia Pena(no relation).Martina's parents are Macario Lugo Pena and Manuelita Franco(Pena).Martina's siblings are Magdalena Pena Valenzuela who lives in Fort Stockton and Catarina Pena Holguin(dob 4-30-1921 and died 5-30-2000).Jose (Che)Pena was killed in WWII.Macario Pena married Francisca Galinda years after Manuelita died..Ida Pena Pena Perez
Ayda, thanks for sharing your information with all of us. I have corrected the spelling errors I made and added the new information you gave us. With your input, Familias de Terlingua becomes more valuable to all.
Info on Jorge Valenzuela (Felix's son)Born 17 Apr 1908Baptized in Marathon, TX 23 Apr 1908 by Father Brocardus. Godparents Santos Valdez and Marta HernandezDied 19 Jul 1942 in Terlingua of tuberculosis.Buried in Terlingua Cemetery 21 Jul 1942
There was a fellow named Carl Thain, a master mechanic who kept all the mining equipment running. Does anyone have stories on him?Also, the Gard family. He was a manager of the mine at Terlingua in the 1940s. When the mines closed, they moved into Alpine and he built the 2 story white house across from the Catholic Church.
Linda, thanks for posting your inquiries. We did not have information on Carl Thain or the Gard family. Searching the index of books about Terlingua has not shown either of these names. We have posted a request on the Facebook fan page for Familias de Terlingua to see if any of our fans have information or may search and find information for you.
Here is the location of the Facebook Familias de Terlingua fan page if you want to read our query of our fans:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Familias-de-Terlingua/484815155704?v=app_2373072738#!/pages/Familias-de-Terlingua/484815155704?v=wall
My Great Grandfather was Crispin Franco from Coyame Mexico..Was wondering if anyone has researched this and connected the Terlingua Franco's with the Coyame Francos??We have a great Franco Family Tree created in Geni where we have already bypassed 600 blood Relatives..Any info is appreciated..For your information ::A Franco Reunion is scheduled in Colorado City,Texas on July 17-18 2010
My mother Celestina Huerta Lopez was born in Terlingua. My husband and I made a trip to Terlingua 3 weeks ago. It was a delight to visit the place of my mother's birth. She turned 84 in May. Her parents, my grandparents were Juan E. Lopez and Maria Huerta Lopez. Their children are Florencio, Celestina, Juan, Jose, Estefana, Felisa and Francisco. Not all were born in Terlingua. One or two in Shafter. They lived in Shafter also then moved on to New Mexico where they all made their home. Grandfather Juan worked at the Chisos Mining Company. Any info on them would be exciting to me.
Louisa, thank you so much for posting your information. If you have any pictures from your visit I would be glad to post them on this site.Bob Wirt supplies a lot of information for this site. I checked with him and he has a lot of information on your family. I will send you an email so you can get in touch with him through email. He said he would be glad to share information with you. If he sends us some of your family information we will post it too.
When you speak to you mother, please ask her more about her birth place. I believe she was born in Terlingua de Abajo. That was a farming community along Terlingua Creek about 2 miles upstream from Santa Elena Canyon. When I ask people who lived there about where they lived, they frequently answer "Terlingua", because to them that was the original Terlingua. The miners stole the name and renamed the farming community Terlingua de Abajo (also occasionally referred to as Terlingua Vieja). To confuse the issue even more, the whole area (including Terlingua, Terlingua de Abajo, Castolon, Study Butte, Lajitas) was often referred to as Terlingua because that is where the post office was most of the time. She may not remember because she would have been a baby when they moved to Study Butte.
I am the granddaughter of Maria Franco Loyless. She was the most wonderful grandmother and person, ever. She was one of the youngest children of Francisco Franco and Juana Molinar. I am seeking any information on them---I read that someone named Soccorro Franco had a picture of Juana?? Juana Molinar died 3-7-1919 in Shafter, Texas, at the age of 56. (my grandmother told me that). I think Francisco lived his later years in San Antonio away from his family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Forget to add that my grandmother, Maria (Mary) Franco Loyless died on 4-4-83 in Houston of natural causes. She was 89 yrs. old and is buried at Forest Park-Westheimer cemetary in Houston.
Correction to page of Maria Franco Loyless: she died at age 89, not 83 as shown. Date of death 4-4-83 is correct, as is DOB 2-5-1894.
Correction to description of the Loyless name: The spelling from Lawless to Loyless occurred in 1790 as one branch of the family (James Lawless Jr.) wanted to disassociate with Benjamin Lawless Sr. (his grandfather)who was charged with and imprisoned for treason in July, 1781).Second correction: The duel in Ga. occurred on 7-7-1841 betw Redding Jefferson Loyless and John Brown (who initiated it). It was politically motivated by 2 other men who owed Redding Loyless money. John Brown died 11 days after the duel prompting Redding Loyless to leave Ga. quickly and live underground for many years before ending up in Galveston, Texas on 9-27-1842. That was the start of the Loyless lineage in Texas.
Tony Thanks for your hard work. A correction for Emeliano/Martina Pena.They were married Sept 17,1935.Noe passed away in Nov 1998. Ayda
My family name listed is Hinojos...Macarioand Severiana my great grandparents from them their daugther Isabel Hinojos marriedRafael Acosta in 1938 my grandparents then from them came my mother Petra Acosta who married Willie Benavidez in 1955.My mother Petra born in Terlingua 1939 and my grandmother Isabel born in 1915 at Lajitas,Texas.
Corrections on the Paz Molinar family.1. Jesus was a daughter, not a son.3. Maria married Cornelio Bentancourt,not Jose Canova. She died in Odessa in 1984.11. Ernestina, married Roman Arispe and had three children. The two surviving children are Armando, & Belinda. After Roman's death, Ernestina married Jesus Hernandez. They have three children, Doris,Jesus aka JJ, & Elaine. They all live in Devine,TX.
Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. Genealogical Note: In reference to the info on your web site content on Maria Chavez. This is because one of the sisters to my maternal grandfather, Pablo Hinojos Blanco (Gonzalez), married a man with the surname of Chavez. I have a photo and name of that Chavez man with my maternal grandfather. As such, I have been trying to hunt up my genealogical ties to my maternal Chavez cousins from Fort Stockton. I therefore need to identify persons from Fort Stockton with the surname of Chavez who have knowledge of their family tree. I ran into Joe Chavez (from F.S.) a few years ago, but he was unable at the time to tell me about his family tree. So I could use more information about his father & mother. Perhaps some of your readers can help. Thanks. MJG
Mj There is Chavez family in FS.The father Manuel Chavez was unmarried when I knew him. He lived where is now known as Gonzalez Street and was a ranch worker.He kept horses in his backyard and there is where I learn to ride a horse.Manuel had a son Pablo Chavez who married Albina and both still reside in FS on the corner of Nelson and Gonzalez Streets. Manuel had a brother(Ramon? Chavez) who was also a ranch worker and would keep wild animals such as racoons as pets at his adobe house behind my parents FS house.He also had a family two daughters,Juanita and Balbina?Chavez who resided behind Manuel and Mary Nunez(Joanne)house near Butz School .Ramon? was also married/lived with to my mom's cousin Ninee Cobos who worked/lived in a ranchhouse in Alpine.Martina Cobos(Alpine) related to Ninee was a sister to Manuelita Franco Pena(married to Macario Pena).Ayda
I can now more clearly appreciate the value of your web site. I shall make it a daily habit of linking up with that web site to see what updates are there. As an example, your web site additionally gave me more information about the Jaques branch of my paternal family tree. Furthermore, I also appreciated the input from Ayda (Ida/Aida) Pena Perez---you see, she and I are distant cousins through the Lugo branch of my maternal family tree.Ayda can you provide me a hard copy of The Pena Report? It was done by a professional genealogist, and it is an excellent springboard to the connections of the Pena's to many families in Fort Stockton, most notably, to the Lugo's from which my maternal grandmother came.
Virginia Benavidez, we have time constraints but have started adding more information and pages on your family. You might start by looking at your grandparent's pagehttp://www.familiasdeterlingua.com/acosta-rafael.htmlClick on the Familias tab to see the family names. Then click on Acosta and you will get your grandparents page. This is preliminary and we would really like to receive photos to add to these pages. You may click on the last name of your grandmother (Hinojos)to go up seven generations from you.Thank you for posting and thank you for your patience.
Regarding Antonio Molinar, you left out some of the children of Antonio Molinar who was son of Alberto Molinar. Antonio Molinar married Enriquetta Hernandez; they had ten children. Delma, Nora, Lorena, Antonio jr, Margarita, Armando, Barbara, Elva, Elvajena “Jeannie,” and Eddie. Also on one of Ablerto Molinar’s daughters, Jesus, who married Roman De La O , you left out their youngest son, David De La O.
Please note that Tony Molinar made the comment just above this one on Jan 19, 2010. While trying to reply to it we accidentally deleted it.
We have re-entered his Jan 19 comment today Feb 12, 2011. Since it was deleted we had to use notes to recreate it and hope we re-entered it correctly. Please send us corrections if we didn’t.
I apologize to Tony for the delayed response. Due to some very pressing matters we have not been able to update FdT in a timely fashion since November.
We are just now starting to try catching up on pending items.
Please note that we normally try to respond within a day and rarely longer than a week, but currently we have items that we have not responded to since November.
This does not mean we don’t value your contribution. It couldn’t be helped. Our apologies to Tony and all the others whom we will be getting back to as soon as we can.
Tony, we really appreciate your information and thank you for your patience. We have started updating the Molinar entries with the information you provided. Your contribution is very valuable.
On a personal note:
Alberto Molinar and my grandfather, Antonio Franco, after whom I am named, were very good friends. I don't know my Molinar cousins. By your name I wonder if you are Alberto’s grandson, maybe son of Antonio Molinar. If so then both you and I are grandsons of those two best friends.
I have never known my Molinar cousins and have long wanted to. Your contribution to this site means a lot to me personally.
Again, Thank you
to antonio Franco: yes there is a lot of history between the francos and molinars, while Live in Midland texas most of the others live in odessa, alpine, dallas,etc. My father Antonio J Molinar has a home in alpine, but the majority of the time he lives in his small ranch 10 miles west of Presidio. would like to correspond so we can compare notes and find out more about our families.
this is to add the names of the children for Erasmo Acosta, son of Rafael Acosta Sr.
daughter - Patty Sue Dominguez, lives in Monahans, TX
son - Erasmo Luis Acosta, lives in Waupun, WI
daughter - Yvonne Payne Acosta, lives in Waco, TX
daughter - Kimberly Denise Pargas, lives in Monahans, TX
On the Arispe update, Roman Arispe and Ernestina Molinar Arispe, had three children, surviving children are Armando &
An update to the family of Willie and Petra Benavidez... I want to add the rest of their children names plus grandchildren: son - Willie Benavidez Jr.,who has two daughters - Kelly Lynn and Christina. Daughter - Maria Guadalupe Gutierrez,who has two sons -Michael Jay and Anthony Ryan. Son - Antonio Benavidez,who has two sons Tony Derek and James Michael, one daughter Tiffany Lynn. Son - Jaime Benavidez,who has two sons Jeffery and Trevor Joshua,two daughters Ashley and Victoria Lynn.
an add on under Virginia:
1)son - Pablo Gonzales Jr.
2)daughter - Valerie Lizette Gonzales
Tomas Hernandez Arispe was born 12/23/1933
died 10. 2, 2002
Maria's last name is Valles
Juana's last name Quintana
My grandfather was Jose Ramos Rios. He was born in 1910 in Terlingua. His parents were Manuel Rios and Maria Ramos. It would be great to have some info on the family.
Thank you, Mary for your information. I will forward your request for information to those who do genealogical research and see what they find.
Do you have any information you can send me to add such as the brothers and sisters of your grandfather or great grandparents? If you want to add the descendants of Jose Ramos Rios we would be glad to add them to Familias de Terlingua.
Hello. What a great site! I am looking for information on the Ramon Najar family whom we believe were in Terlingua de Abajo. Most of the family moved on to Fort Stockton and later to Carlsbad. Can any one help?
I am not related but this is a favor for a friend. I found this infor.Hope it's of use to you and your family:US1940census Brewer,Tx-JusticePrec1-Alpine Molinar,Eduardo Head 40 Presidio,tx
Conrada(Jaques wife 38, Lajitas,txRosa dau 18,Vicente son15,Elvida dau14,Carolina dau11,Elisa dau 10,Aurora dau9,Eduardo,jr.,son 6,Juan son 3,Francisco son 1.(all born in Tx)according to the infor on census.Good Luck! MaryAnn
I'm looking for any information on the Quintela family. My great-grandfather was Federico Leyva Quintela. He was born in Terlingua on July 17, 1909 and later moved to Grandfalls. I'm looking for any information.
Thank you for posting your interest in Quintela family information here.
I hope one of our readers will be able to help you. Check back over the next week or so for replies. Sometimes replies come right away. Other times, replies literally come years later.
Does anyone have info on a SV Cartledge buried there?
I am from the Chon Chavez Family--to be more specific, Maria Chavez married Bernabe Ortega in 1933--they had 19 children, instead of 8 that were posted, when I have a chance I am doing the family lineage from Maria/Bernabe side. I hope to have it completed soon. My condolences to the Wirt family as they loss; I would appreciate anyone with information as to how to update this information and am going to write a fictional/factual book as to what it was like to live in that era--could anyone help? Proceed from the book is going to the foundation that I hope to help underprivilege childrens education--as well, as to keep the memories of the relatives alive. Please contact me at: Benito C. Ortega, 1410 S. Monroe, Roswell, NM 88203 Phone: 1-575-626-9144 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Look forward to the response.
(march 18, 2013) Am still searching for information, I went to Lovington to visit both sisters--Dominga Ortega (used to be married to Sammy Rodriguez from Lovington) and Emma Ortega (used to be married to Frank Roblez, Sir from Roswell) and they gave me some useful information. So, am hoping to continue obtaining bits of information from the part of the family yet to contact. I hope to get information from anyone that reads these posts. Look forward to hearing from people that read these. Sincerely, Benito (Ben) C. Ortega, 1410 S. Monroe, Roswell, NM 88203 Phone: 1-575-626-9144 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Am still serarching for information; I went to Lovington to visit both sisiters there--Dominga Ortega (used to be married to Sammy Rodriguez from Lovington) and Emma Ortega (used to be married to Frank Roblez, Sr. from Roswell/Lovington) and they gave me some useful information. So, am hoping to continue bits of information from the part of the family and hope I get information from anyone that reads these two posts. Look forward to hearing from people that read these. Sincerely, Benito (Ben) C. Ortega, 1410 S. Monroe, Roswell, NM 88203 Phone: 1-575-626-9144. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In reply to Antonio Franco: Hi Antonio, I am so excited to find out more about Welita's relatives.
Thank you for the information and I will look through my mom's
pictures and share them. My dad Jose was married to Juanita Lujan and she
told me that when they lived in Terlingua which was before
she married, her dad worked in the mines. They lived in tents and one
night there was a gun fight and one of the stray bullets killed her dad.
He is buried there in Terlingua but I couldn't find his tomb when I went in
the 90"s. His name was Manuel Lujan and he married Francisca Rangel. They
lived in McCamey for many years. Funny how one doesn't value family history
until parents and grandparents are gone. I try to ask my aunt about the
past but sometimes she forgets names. Well thanks again for the info. Take
care cousin. Where do you live if I may ask?
I have information on Alejandra Suchil Ramirez that was born to Wenceslao and Juana Ramirez. She married my grandfather Tomas Garza on May 28, 1921 in Brewster County, Tx.
From my father’s stories, I was told that the US goverment took Alejandra’s citizenship away because she married a Mexican alien. Tomas took Alejandra to live in Coahuila, Mexico.
Tomas and Alejandra then moved to cd Juarez, Chihuahua where they lived for a long period of time. Amongst other places in Juarez, they lived in a small house next to the Tepeyac Cemetery in cd Juarez, Chihuahua.
Again from my father’s stories; there was a divorce many years later so that Alejandra could regain her citizenship. Although they never remarried, Tomas and Alejandra stayed together until Tomas’ death in 1965. Alejandra last lived in El Paso, Tx until her death on February 19, 1976. They are buried together in Tepeyac Cemetery in cd Juarez, Chihuahua.
Tomas and Alejandra had 9 children:
Simon Garza I believe is the oldest born June 1, 1922 (last known residence in El Paso, Tx) Simon was married to Isabel (last name unk, Isabel is now deceased) they had one son that I know of named Carlos Garza.
Norberto Garza, my father, was born June 6, 1924 but birth delay recorded date is July 17, 1924 in Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico. He is now deceased and is also berried in Tepeyac Cemetery in cd Juarez, Chihuahua along with my mother Maria del Carmen Garza. Norberto had 4 children with Carmen. Blanca E. Garza, Roberto Garza, Jose A. Garza and my self, Lorena Garza. Norberto was known to have two more children from a previous relationship that I never met. A daughter named Mercedes and a son (name unk). Unk son would be 50+yrs old and Mercedes would be older than he. My father stated that Mercedes was known to have become a nurse and had married a doctor but nothing further was ever know about her or her brother.
(The following is alpha order of the rest of Tomas and Alejandra’s children since birthdates are unk)
Eloisa Garza- deceased (Tepeyac Cemetery in cd Juarez, Chihuahua)
Graciela Garza - status unkown
Jesús Garza – last known to be living in the El Paso, Tx area
Luz Garza – deceased (Tepeyac Cemetery in cd Juarez, Chihuahua)
Manuel Garza - status unkown
Venancia Garza - status unkown
Víctor Garza - status unkown
If anyone has any other information regarding Alejandra or Tomas I am very interested in hearing for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so sad that I am to late to give this information to Bob but I thank him (and you) to thank for all the work you have done. I've learned so much about a part of my history that I would not have known otherwise.
I came across some family information which is not totally correct. Jesus and Virginia Vasquez were my grandparents, and I noticed the writer (my cousin Roman), left out some pertinent information...my mother's name. She was born 5th in line after Virginia Vasquez (Gamboa). My mom's name was Erminia Vasquez (Rodriquez), born November, 1918. She married my father, Estanislado Rodriquez and they had 13 children of which 11 of us still survive. Sadly, my mom passed away 5 years ago in Dallas, Texas which was her residence for many years.
Another error I noticed is that the first child to Virginia and Jesus was Socorro Vasquez, who died as a young child after falling off a seesaw. Lastly, I'm not sure of the order of birth for each sibling, but I do know that the number 9 name listed (Maria Victoria) is a granddaughter, not a daughter. In it's place should be Maria Guadalupe Vasquez (Bass), who passed away some time ago; she was a resident of Carlsbad, NM. I do hope this information gets to the proper person.
Isabel, thank you so much for your comment. We appreciate the information and will correct the Jesús María Vásquez and Virginia Davalos page. I will share your information with others who do research of this family so they can correct their information. Look for the corrections to be done shortly.
What happened to Severino Chavarrias son Pablo Chiquito page? It use to show all our family
We have not finished work on the Pablo Chiquito page. We usually don't publish pages till we complete work on them, but it may be better to show work in progress since you can help complete the page so I have activiated the Pablo Chiquito page http://www.lajuntapress.com/
hey there, your website is cheap. We do thank you for work
My great great granparents were pedro valenzuela and dorotea alacron my great grandparent where julio valenzuela and patricia salcido my grandparents where jesus mata and francisca valenzuela. My mom was one of the youngest of there kidss her name is rosie mata and my dad. Is abel conjeo vasquez.
Casas Juan Manuel
Derrick - Richard
Hernandez - Cipriano
Silvis - Leandro