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Re: looking for indian heritage

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California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Bertha Leyvas Vasquez

Name:Bertha Leyvas Vasquez
[Bertha Leyvas Leyvas]
Social Security #: 550320263
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1925
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 27 Sep 1987
Death Place: Santa Clara
Mother's Maiden Name: Limon
Father's Surname: Leyvas

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
about Bertha Leyvas
Name: Bertha Leyvas
Age: 42
Est. Birth: abt 1925
Spouse Name: Joseph B Vasquez
Spouse Age: 47
Date: 17 Aug 1967
Location: Santa Clara

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Lemon
Birth County: Imperial

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Birth Year: 1927
Race: White, citizen (White)
State of Residence: California
County or City: Imperial
Enlistment Date: 27 Jun 1945
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Fort Macarthur San Pedro
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: General farmers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 00
Weight: 000

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Nicolas L Leyvas
Name: Nicolas L Leyvas
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Death Date: 13 Apr 2004
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Pecos, TX 79772

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1927
Death Date: 13 Apr 2004
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Jun 1945
Release Date 1: 12 Dec 1946

Nicolas' grave:;

Social Security Death Index about Nicolas Leyvas
Name: Nicolas Leyvas
Last Residence: 79772 Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States of America
Born: 22 Mar 1927
Died: 13 Apr 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

This is probably "Cornelius"

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Name: Cornelio Verdugo Leyvas
Social Security #: 527032841
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1897
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 2 Dec 1959
Death Place: Imperial
Mother's Maiden Name: Verdugo
Father's Surname: Leyvas has this indexed as Seiva, but it is your family

1930 Census
Calexico, Imperial, California
606 Third
Leiva, Cornelio, head, mex, 33, m, 25, Arizona, Arizona, Arizona, Laborer, farm
Maria, wife, mex, 25, m, 17, Arizona, Arizona, Texas
Bertha, daughter, mex, 5, s, California, Arizona, Arizona
Nicolas, son, mex, 3 1/12, s, California, Arizona, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Calexico, Imperial, California; Roll: 119; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 77.0; FHL microfilm: 2339854.

So Cornelio and Maria married about 8 years earlier (when he was 25 and she was 17)

1910 Census
Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona
155/155 Limon, George, hea, m, m, 36, m1, 10, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1890 AL, Spanish, laborer, Farm
Sara, wife, f, m, 28, m1, 10, 5/3, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Daniel, son, m, M, 7, s, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Maria, daughter, f, m, 4, Arizona, Mexico, Mexico
Rita, daughter, f, m, 2, s, Arizon, Mexico, Arizona
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona; Roll: T624_40; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0055; Image: 104; FHL microfilm: 1374053.

Rita died at just 2 years old. You can see her death certificate here:

It says she was born 21 May 1908 and died 27 June 1910 in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona
Name of Father: George Limon, born Mexico
Mother: Sara Palomons, born Arizona

So now you have Maria's parents.

And here is Sara Palomons Limone's death:

She was born 22 May 1883 in Arizona, and died 22 July 1916 in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona
Father: Victonario Palomons, born Mexico
Mother: Refugio Sines(?)


1900 Census
Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona Territory
Palomino, Refugia, head, w, f, Feb 1860, 40, w, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, 1894, 6, Dressmaker
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona Territory; Roll: 45; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 7; FHL microfilm: 1240045.

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