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Narciso Mejia

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Karnes City, Karnes County, Texas, United States
Death: January 15, 1969 (72)
VA Hospital, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Antonio Mejia and Paula Mejia
Husband of Elvira Garza Mejia
Father of Narciso Ernesto Mejia and Antonio Amadro Mejia
Brother of Jose Mejia; Fidel Guerra Mejia; Guadalupe Mejia Reyes; Sabas Mejia; Josefa Mejia Castro and 1 other

Occupation: Construction Laborer
Managed by: Kristy
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About Narciso Mejia

Narciso Guerra Mejia (1896–1969) • LK35-SJY

Brother of José Mejia, Fidel Mejia, Guadalupe Mejia Reyes, Sabas Mejia, Josefa Mejia Castro and Eulalia Mejia Rivas.

Husband of Elvira Garza Rodriguez (1903-1973) and their children: Enrique (aka Henry)(living), Narciso Ernesto Mejia (1929-1990) (LCpl, USMC), Antonio Amadro Mejia (1932-1979) (TSgt, USAF), and Elvira (living).

Narciso Mejia is a Military Veteran and he served in the United States Army at Camp Travis (San Antonio), Texas, World War I, from September 3, 1918 to May 23, 1919 (Honorable Discharge). Attained the Rank of Corporal.

Narciso Guerra Mejia was born on August 10, 1896 in Karnes City, Karnes County, Texas United States of America[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, Narciso’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] Narciso's paternal grandparents were Daniel Mejia and Maria Josefa Lopez.

On June 5, 1918, Narciso registered for the World War I draft.[8] He was employed by his father, Antonio Mejia, and Antonio is also listed as Narciso’s emergency contact.[1] On 3 September 1918, Narciso is drafted into the United States Army in Pleasanton, Texas.[9] His older brother, José Mejia, along with three cousins, Pedro Guerra Beltran (1894-1982), Manuel Guerra Beltran (1896-1966), and Silvestre Guerra Gomez (1894-1962) were also drafted into World War I.[10][11]

Seven months later, on 23 May 1919, Narciso received an honorable discharge at Camp Travis, (San Antonio), Texas.[12]Pedro Guerra Beltran (1894-1982) served at the post hospital in Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Manuel Guerra Beltran (1896-1966) served at Waco, Texas; and Silvestre Guerra Gomez (1894-1962) became a combat veteran of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive (1918).

According to the 1930 United States Federal Census of San Antonio, Texas, Narciso was living on block 425 of Hawthorne Street with his wife Elvira and two sons and he is a homeowner with a home value of 1650. He was 24 years of age when he married 17-year-old Elvira in 1920.[13]

Eight years later, Paula Guerra Mejia, Narciso’s mother, died on May 19, 1938 in San Diego, Duval County, Texas.[14]

In 1940, Narciso was still living in San Antonio, Texas

Almost four years later, he registered for the World War II Draft on 27 April 1942 in the Smith Young Tower in San Antonio, Texas.[15]He was described as 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighed approximately 145 pounds. He had brown eyes, dark brown skin complexion, and has black hair.[16] He lived on 316 Cecilia Street, San Antonio, Texas and his emergency contact is listed as Elvira Mejia residing at the same address.[17] Narciso was employed by the United States Civil Service and worked at the base hospital at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.[18]

Narciso Guerra Mejia passed away on January 15, 1969 at the VA Hospital in Kerrville,Kerr County, Texas.[19]

He was buried in Section V at Site 1341 in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas on June 20, 1969.[20] (Two sons are also buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery)

Sources

  • [1] ↑ 1.0 1.1 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • [2] ↑ Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS16-NTB : 5 December 2014), Narcisco G Mejia, 15 Jan 1969; citing certificate number 04638, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,322.
  • [3] ↑ data collected from family records available on family search
  • [4] ↑ Texas Death Certificate of Antonio Mejia
  • [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 children (that have historical records) are linked 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] ↑ U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • [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, World War I Service Records on Family Search
  • [11] ↑ See also Wikitree Free Space Pages Texas in The Great War and Texans in the Great War
  • [12] ↑ World War I Service Record
  • [13] ↑ Note: marriage year derived from 1930 United States Federal Census
  • [14] ↑ "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. Note: Paula’s birth year is incorrectly listed as 1890 and her parents names are misspelled
  • [15] ↑ 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-Q3V : 8 April 2016), Narciso 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.).
  • [16] ↑ World War II Draft Registration Cards
  • [17] ↑ World War II Draft Registration Cards
  • [18] ↑ World War II Draft Registration Cards
  • [19] ↑ Texas Death Cert
  • [20] ↑ Texas Death Cert
  • [21] ↑ Source: Registration State: Texas; Registration County: Atascosa; Roll: 1927223
  • [22] ↑ Source: Year: 1930; Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Roll: 2292; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 144.0; FHL microfilm: 2342026
  • [23] ↑ Source: The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas; State Headquarters: Texas
  • [24] ↑ Source: Number: XX38; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951

See also:

  • "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6GZ-G4W : 4 December 2014), Narciso Mejia in entry for Antonio Amadon Mejia, 30 Apr 1932; citing San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, certificate 27017, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,281,743.
  • "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K333-VHN : 5 December 2014), Narciso Mejia in entry for Juliana Mejia, 27 Apr 1931; citing certificate number 16335, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,519.
  • "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV17-XY7 : 5 December 2014), Narcisco G Mejia, Kerr, 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:J577-R38 : 20 May 2014), Narciso Mejia, Jan 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • 1930 United States Federal Census. (ancestry.com)
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4W4-9GH : accessed 28 April 2016), Antonio Mejia in household of Marcus Or Narcias Mejia, Area A, San Antonio, Justice Precinct 1, Bexar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 259-33, sheet 11B, family 216, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4202.
  • Narciso Guerra Mejia on Nationwide Gravesite Locator
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Narciso Mejia's Timeline

1896
August 10, 1896
Karnes City, Karnes County, Texas, United States
1929
April 13, 1929
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
1932
April 30, 1932
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
1969
January 15, 1969
Age 72
Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States