|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1883|
Sabinas Hidalgo Municipality
Nuevo León, Mexico
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1947|
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).
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)*
San Jose Cemetery
Created by: BecaN
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34121946
Abuelito, Wish I'd known you. Love,|
Added: Feb. 24, 2009