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Graciano Juarez Balderas
Birth: Dec. 18, 1905
Edinburg
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1982
Edinburg
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

In Memory of ..... My Grandfather Graciano Balderas ( my mothers dad).

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your kids, your grandchildren and those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


Graciano - 454166072 lived his whole life in Edinburg, Texas.

Lucinda Mayorga (1907-1996 Married Graciano Balderas on March 16, 1928 in Starr County,Tx)



Their Children:

a. Lucia Mayorga Balderas (Born Dec. 13, 1928 in La Casita, Starr, Texas.)

b. Amanda (Armanda) Balderas (Married Felix Benavidez)born Jan.22, 1931 in La Casita, Starr Co,Tx.
Children:
Edna Benavidez (Born 1951)
* * 3 children: Michael Brandon Benavidez Hernandez, Michelle Brandy Benavidez Hernandez and Christopher Brent Benavidez Hernandez. 2 Adopted Children, Kyla Breille Benavidez Martinez and Araceli Breanna Benavidez Martinez.

c Herlinda Balderas (Born May 29, 1933 in La Casita, Starr Co.,Tx) Married Bruce Canada)
Child:
* * Giesele S. Canada (Born 1958)

d. Desdichado Angel Balderas (Born Dec. 26, 1934 in La Casita, Starr Co., Tx) 1934-1987 Married Maria Quiroz.

e Flor Estela Balderas (Born April 21, 1937 in La Casita, Starr Co, Tx.)Died shortly there after.

f. Maria De Jesus Balderas (Born Nov.21, 1938 in La Casita, Starr Co,Tx.) Married Jose Lopez.
* * 4 Children: Jose Oscar Lopez,Jr. Born 1958, Omar Balderas Lopez Born 1961,Jay Orlando Lopez Born 1965 and Yvonne Yvette Lopez Born 1967.

g. Maria De Los Angeles Balderas (Born Jan. 22, 1943 in La Casita, Starr Co.,Texas) Married Manuel Dominguez.
* * 2 Children: Teena Rae Dominguez Born 1964 and Michael Gerard Dominguez Born 1965.

h. Placida Balderas (Born September 23, 1944 in La Casita, Starr Co,Tx.)Died Aug. 26, 1945 in La Casita,Starr Co.,Tx.

i. San Juanita De Los L Balderas (Born April 5, 1949 in La Casita, Starr Co., Tx) Married Carlos Bazan.
* * 2 Children: Maria Estella Bazan Born 1968 and Jose Luis Bazan Born 1970.


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In the 1940 Census:
Head - Graciano Balderas - M - Age 34 - Born in Texas.
Wife - Lucinda Mayorga Balderas - F - Age 32 - Born in Texas
Daughter - Lucia Balderas - F - 11 Born in Texas
Daughter - Amanda Balderas - F - 9 Born in Texas
Daughter Herlinda Balderas - F - 6 Born in Texas
Son - Angel Balderas - M - 5 Born in Texas
Daughter - Maria Dejeana Balderas - F 1 Born in Texas

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Granddaughter: Violet Bredna Benavidez Orosco
Grandson: Michael Brandon Benavidez Hernandez
Great Granddaughter: JoJade Adriana Bazan




He was 76 years of age at the time of his death.

His father's name was Modesto Valderez (Born in Mexico) and his mother's name was Virginia Juarez Valderez (Born in Texas).

Grandfather Graciano has three siblings. Brother Leonardo, and sisters, Francisca and Guadalupe. All born in Texas.

I was told by my mother that their family name was Valderez.. but, got changed to Balderas years ago. No one could remember exactly why it was changed or exactly when.. just that it was changed.




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Graciano Balderas in household of Modesto Balderas,
"United States Census, 1920"

( This is my Grandfather's Father's Family - 1920)
Name: Graciano Balderas - My Grandfather
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Justice Precinct 1, Starr, Texas, United States
District: 153
Gender: Male
Age: 14 - My Grandfather is only 14 years old.
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Birthplace: Texas
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Mexico
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Sheet Number and Letter: 13B
Household ID: 171
Line Number: 71
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821847
Digital Folder Number: 004390423
Image Number: 00150

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Modesto Balderas M 40 Mexico
Wife Virginia J Balderas F 38 Texas
Son Graciano Balderas M 14 Texas ** My Grandfather
Daughter Francisca Balderas F 8 Texas
Son Leonardo Balderas M 5 Texas
Son Guadalupe Balderas M 3 Texas

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In the 1940 Census:

Name: Graciano Balderas
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Justice Precinct 1, Starr, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Texas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 214-1
Family Number: 75
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Line Number: 73
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 4139
Digital Folder Number: 005458053
Image Number: 00106

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Husband Graciano Balderas M 34 Texas
Wife Lucinda M Balderas F 32 Texas
Daughter Lucia Balderas F 11 Texas
Daughter Amanda Balderas F 9 Texas
Daughter Herlinda Balderas F 6 Texas
Son Angel Balderas M 5 Texas
Daughter Maria Dejeana Balderas F 1 Texas


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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Modesto Balderas (1883 - 1954)
  Virginia Juarez Balderas (1883 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucinda Mayorga Balderas (1907 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  Desdichado Angel Mayorga Balderas (1934 - 1987)*
  Flor Estela Mayorga Balderas (1937 - 1937)*
  Maria De Jesus Balderas Lopez (1938 - 2004)*
  Mari De Los Angeles Balderas Dominguez (1944 - 1994)*
  San Juanita "Jo Ann" Balderas Bazan (1949 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
La Casita Cemetery
La Casita
Starr County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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