Jose Mejia

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States

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Jose Mejia

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Karnes County, Texas, United States
Death: January 24, 1966 (70)
Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Bexar, Texas, United States (Carcinoma of the stomach with metastases and renal failure)
Place of Burial: San Diego, Jim Wells County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Antonio Mejia and Paula Mejia
Brother of Narciso Mejia; Fidel Guerra Mejia; Guadalupe Mejia Reyes; Sabas Mejia; Josefa Mejia Castro and 1 other

Occupation: Farm Laborer
Managed by: Kristy
Last Updated:

About Jose Mejia

José Guerra Mejia was born on April 11, 1895 in Helena, Karnes County, Texas.[1] His parents were Antonio Mejia (1868-1928) and Paula Guerra (1875-1938).[2]

He was born into a livestock management and agrarian family.[3] José’s father, Antonio, was employed as a ranch hand and died (in 1928) on a ranch just outside of Campbellton in Atascosa County, Texas.[4] José’s mother, Paula, was a farmer’s daughter.[5]

In 1909, José’s maternal grandparents, Ramon Guerra (1827-1909) and Matilde Flores (1835-1909), died in Helena, Texas and they are both buried in Helena Latin Cemetery, Helena, Karnes County, Texas[6][7]

At age 16, he married a Miss Trenida Salazar in Cameron County, Texas on June 30, 1911.[8]

On the 5th of June of 1917, José registered for the World War I draft in Precinct 4, Campbellton, Atascosa County, Texas.[9] He is described as tall and slender with brown hair and brown eyes.[1] He is a single, farmer employed by Mrs. Alice Peeler.[1]

He is drafted into military service.[10] His younger brother, Narciso (1896-1969), and three cousins, Pedro Guerra Beltran (1894-1982), Manuel Guerra Beltran (1896-1966), and Silvestre Guerra Gomez (1894-1962) also served during World War I.[11]

Paula, Jose’s mother, died on May 19, 1938 in San Diego, Duval County, Texas.[12]

He registered for the World War II Draft on 27 April 1942 in Room 3 of the Federal Building in Harlingen, Texas.[13] He is described as 5 feet and 11.75 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.[13] He was described as having brown eyes, light brown skin complexion, and is (partially) bald with brown and gray hair.[13] He lived on 928 West Curtis Street, Harlingen, Texas and his emergency contact is listed as Mrs. Jose Mejia residing at the same address.[13] Jose was employed by a Mr. Wiggins in Harlingen.[13]

On the 24th day of January in 1966 at 8:45 in the morning, Jose Guerra Mejia expired at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.[2] His cause of death is listed as “carcinoma of the stomach with metastases (14 months) renal failure (clinical) (5 days)”.[2]

Jose is buried in the San Diego Catholic Cemetery, San Diego, Texas.[2]

Four of Jose's nephews (Ernesto Mejia (1929-1990), Antonio Amador Mejia (1932-1979)), Antonio Alvaro Mejia (1933-1990), and Elisardo Antonio Mejia also served in the military.

Born: April 11, 1895, Helena, Karnes County, Texas

Military Service: World War I. 1918, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas, USA.

  • Residence
  • 1917-1918, Atascosa County, Texas. [14]
  • 1942, Harlingen, Texas, USA. [15]
  • 1965, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

Died 24 Jan. 1966. Fort Sam Houston, Bexar County, Texas, USA. [16]

  • Age 70, Divorced, Stomach cancer
  • Obituary in Corpus Christi Caller Times, 1/27/1966 C, 16D.
  • Farm Laborer
  • 1116 Cecelia St., San Antonio, Texas

Buried San Diego Catholic Cemetery, San Diego, Jim Wells, Texas, USA.

Jose Guerra Mejia FAGM 147796812

Sources

  • [1] ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ6Y-QJ4 : 12 December 2014), Jose Guerra Mejia, 1917-1918; citing Atascosa County, Texas, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,927,223.
  • [2] ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K78B-ZZ3 : 5 December 2014), Jose Guerra Mejia, 24 Jan 1966; citing certificate number 00762, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,921.
  • [3] ↑ Data collected from family records available on family search
  • [4] ↑ Antonio Mejia’s Texas Death Certificate on family search
  • [5] ↑ 1880 United States Federal Census for Hidalgo County, Texas
  • [6] ↑ See Profiles of Ramon Guerra and Matilde Flores. They are listed on the Find A Grave website and all of their surviving children are linked together on Find A Grave
  • [7] ↑ Not much is known about the lives of Paula Guerra and her children because census records have not been located for this family. It is possible that some children are missing from this family tree.
  • [8] ↑ Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1977. Family Search FHL Film Number 1016188. 30 Jun 1911, Cameron County, Texas. Jose Mejia and Trenida Salazar.
  • [9] ↑ Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV18-F971 : 3 April 2015), Narciso Guerra Mejia, 03 Sep 1918; citing Military Service, Pleasanton, , Texas, United States, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.
  • [10] ↑ Texas Death Certificate indicates that José is a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces and of World War I
  • [11] ↑ See also Wikitree Free Space Pages Texas in The Great War and Texans in the Great War
  • [12] ↑ "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3M4-SZJ : 5 December 2014), Paula G Mejia, 19 May 1938; citing certificate number 70652, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,861.
  • [13] ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPLC-Q38 : 8 April 2016), Jose Guerra Mejia, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • [14] ↑ Registration State: Texas; Registration County: Atascosa; Roll: 1927223
  • [15] ↑ The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas; State Headquarters: Texas
  • [16] ↑ Source: Number: XX01; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951

See also:

  • Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K78B-ZZ3 : 5 December 2014), Jose Guerra Mejia, 24 Jan 1966; citing certificate number 00762, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,921.
  • "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25169-48760-27?cc=198... : accessed 28 April 2016), Death certificates > 1966 > Vol 002, certificates 000501-001000, Jan, Bexar-Cameron counties > image 274 of 519; State Registrar Office, Austin.
  • "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNBK-523 : 5 December 2014), Jose Guerra Mejia, Bexar, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J125-Y22 : 20 May 2014), Jose Mejia, Jan 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ6Y-QJ4 : 12 December 2014), Jose Guerra Mejia, 1917-1918; citing Atascosa County, Texas, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,927,223.
  • U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPLC-Q38 : 8 April 2016), Jose Guerra Mejia, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Jose Mejia's Timeline

1895
April 11, 1895
Karnes County, Texas, United States
1966
January 24, 1966
Age 70
Fort Sam Houston, Bexar, Texas, United States
January 26, 1966
Age 70
San Diego, Jim Wells County, Texas, United States