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Jose Garza
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1883
Sabinas Hidalgo Municipality
Nuevo León, Mexico
Death: Oct. 7, 1947
Milam County
Texas, USA

Jose Garza was born to Francisco and Donaciana (Garza) Garza.

Married Madalena Contreras on October 24, 1924 in Calvert, Texas.

Jose was a hard worker with a kind heart that would do most anything to help his fellow man regardless of race, rich or poor. He was known as "Don Jose". A Spanish title of respect given to a man that people valued as a distinguished leader among them.

Jose passed away peacefully in his sleep. Cause of death was attributed to a heart attack.

Survived by sons, Juan Contreras Salinas (Veteran, U.S. Army), Nicolas Garza and Benito Contreras Garza; daughters, Beatriz Garza Dimas, Teresa Garza Marceleno, Margaret Garza, Florence Garza Nieto and Leona Garza Castillo.

Preceded in death by son, PFC Francisco "Frank" Garza a member of the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Company D, 2nd Battalion, Red Devils - "Diablo". Francisco died on D-Day, Jun. 6, 1944, in France.

His son, U.S. Army Private First Class Nicolas Garza died of malnutrition and dysentery as a Prisoner-of-War (POW) during the Korean War. Nicolas is still classified as Missing-in-Action (MIA).
Family links: 
  Magdalena Contreras Garza (1894 - 1956)*
  Francisco "Frank" Garza (1922 - 1944)*
  Florence Garza Nieto (1927 - 2015)*
  Nicolas C. Garza (1931 - 1950)*
  Nicholas Contreras Garza (1931 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
San Jose Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: BecaN
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34121946
Jose Garza
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Abuelito, Wish I'd known you. Love,
- Rebecca
 Added: Feb. 24, 2009

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