Marriage of Paulino Serda & Santos Gamboa, 1898

Below is the Catholic marriage record for Paulino Serda and Santos Gamboa on 16 November 1898. They married in Hidalgo County, Texas, but their marriage was recorded in the nearest church, which was in neighboring Starr County. The record mentions their parents (Donaciano Serda, Lorenza Ruiz, Andres Gamboa & Francisca Gamboa) but little other information. The padrinos (godparents), Alberto Vela & Carlota Vela, were both the children of Macedonio Vela and Mercedes Chapa, the owners of La Noria Cardenas Ranch. Paulino Serda and the Velas all had recent Zamora ancestry and chances are that they knew that they were related. In any case, Paulino probably spent most or all of his life on the ranch, and the families would have been long-time acquaintances.

Cropped photocopy:




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