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Check out Nicolas Gonzalez who was married to Perfecta Lara. The mother of Perfecta is the sister of my great great grandfather. His name is Pablo Ruis Rey. The daughter of Pablo, Gertrudis, is my great grandmother who married Santos Roman. It was around 1860 that the Ruis Rey family stopped using both names and just went by Rey. If you noticed, some of your family members were born in the "Rancho de los Reyes". This is the Rancho of the Rey Family in Santa Rosalia Camargo. I am happy this information helps you understand more about your family history.

Also, the Ruis Rey Family came from Cd. Jimenez, in fact, they were amoug the founders of that city. They go back to 1630 in that area, when the family bought all that land, about 17000 acres, and settled in it. I have that story written down so where and as soon as I find it I will send it to you. Later around 1790's when Santa Rosalia de Camargo was founded, they were also amoug the first families there. They settled in the north east portion of Camargo where Rancho de los Reyes still stands. If you check out my paf file, you can trace all the Ruis Rey Family and tie that in with the Gonzalez Family and on to the Hernandez Family.

The Ruis Rey Family and the Lara Family were huge families. In fact, Pablo Ruis Rey, my gggrandfather, had 26 children with two wives. Some of his children married into the Lara Family as well. See Victoria Rey married to Encarnacion Lara whose father was Macedonio Lara whose mother was Maria Vicenta Gonzalez. Back to the Gonzalez again! Hope this helps you a lot.
Anita Paniagua


MRS. Anita Hernandez;

Funeral service for Mrs. Anita P. Hernandez, 36 who died at her home 520 south Raynor Street. Thursday will be held Friday in Guardian Angel Church at 4p.m. She is survived by her husband Valentine Hernandez seven sons one daughter, her mother and one sister, Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery under the direction of


Anita Paniagua was born October 8th 1902 in San Pedero, Coahuila, Mexico. She came to the United States 16 July 1914 with her mother Estfana, brothers Abel and Salvador, sister Ana Maria, aunt Rosaria Paniagua. Her father and Uncle who had jobs in El Paso, meet them at the immigration office in El Paso, Texas.

She meet and married Valentine Hernandez in 1924 in El Paso, Texas. Shortly after they were married he started there family.

She was close to her brother Abel. She was always close with her family Her legacy was and is her children. She did not live long because she died of tuberculoses. Her last thought were for her children, she wanted the best for them in the United States.

She was laid to rest in the Concordia Cemetery;
Section X4 tier (row) 14 Grave 23

Valentine Hernandez

Valentine Hernandez was born December 17th 1897 in Santa Rosalia Carmargo, Mexico. This is the ancestral home of the Hernandez family. His family is one of the founding families of Santa Rosalia. He lived in the village till the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He became one of the soldier who supported Poncho Villa. The story that was told in the family is that Valentine was the care taker of Poncho Villa horse.

He Immigrated to the United States after the Revolution in Mexico, May 23rd 1923 by Street Car to El Paso, Texas. He worked as a farm hand and on a cattle ranch. He meet his wife Anita Paniagua in 1924. He married Anita Paniagua 25th of September 1925 in El Paso, Texas. He started his family shortly after they were married. He had been in an auto accident in El Paso in 1928 and was fined 40 dollars. The City found him guilty as you can see the fine.

By the 5th of September 1940 Valentine had 8 boys and 1 girl. The last 2 children were twins. His beloved wife had died of Tubercles with heart failure. He had to find a way to rise his children. In November 1940 he applied for permanent residence so that he would not have to go back to Mexico. Valentine went to his family to help him. His mother i
Hernandez Family
Updated June 4, 2005

James D Hernandez
10371 Garden Grove Blvd #31
Garden Grove, Ca 92843
United States
jim_hernandez2181@yahoo.com

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