Benito RODELA SALINAS 1882-1930

Photo of Benito RODELA SALINAS.

Benito RODELA SALINAS was born March 17, 1882 in Villaldama parish, Nuevo Leon, Mexico record entry #32, registered on 01 Apr 1882. His parents were Andres RODELA and Agapita SALINAS. Presented by Juan Salinas 20, single laborer.

Birth record of Benito RODELA SALINAS.
Birth record of Benito RODELA SALINAS.

Jose Benito was baptized April 03, 1882 in San Pedro parish, Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico record entry #32. He was eight days old, making his birthdate March 26, 1882. His parents were Andres RODELA and Agapita SALINAS. His padrinos were Melchor and Ortencia SALINAS.

Baptism record for Benito RODELA SALINAS.
Baptism record for Benito RODELA SALINAS.

Benito and Viviana PENA GUERRERO signed their marriage announcement September 11, 1902 in Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico record entry #92. Benito’s witnesses were Jose RODELA and Porfirio CEPEDA, and Viviana’s witnesses were Jose Maria SANTOS TREVINO and Guadalupe TREVINO.

Benito and Viviana were engaged September 11, 1902.
Benito and Viviana were engaged September 11, 1902.

Benito and Viviana were married October 05, 1902 in Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico record entry #97, first and second page. The civil ceremony was performed at 7 pm at the home of the widower Arcadio ELIZALDI de CEPEDA, at Calle Cinco de Mayo.
Benito’s parents were Andres RODELA and Agapita SALINAS.
Viviana was 18 born about 1884, and her parents were Pragidis PENA and Paula GUERRERO, deceased in 1902.
Witnesses were Pablo RODRIGUEZ, married merchant and Jose RODELA, married laborer both from the Hacienda del Potrero.

Benito and Viviana were married October 05, 2021, first page.
Benito and Viviana were married October 05, 2021, first page.
Benito and Viviana were married October 05, 2021, second page.
Benito and Viviana were married October 05, 2021, second page.
Benito and Viviana on their wedding day.
Benito and Viviana on their wedding day.
Benito and Viviana with deceased first child Andres, 1906.
Benito and Viviana with deceased first child Andres, 1906.

Benito crossed the U.S./Mexico border August 05, 1915 at the Laredo, Texas footbridge, non-statistical card #2553.
He was a laborer going to Moore, Texas with his wife Viviana and their four living children, Carmen 9, Andres 7, Anita 5, and Trinidad 3.

Non-statistical card #2553, August 05, 1915.
Non-statistical card #2553, August 05, 1915.

Benito immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. July 18, 1919 with his wife and six children through the Laredo, Texas border, manifest #1599.
He was traveling from Villaldama, NL, Mexico to temporary destination Laredo, Texas. Benito was 36, 5’8″, dark, black hair and brown eyes.

Manifest #1599, July 18, 1919.
Manifest #1599, July 18, 1919.

Benito’s manifest card #1599 from the same date, July 18, 1919. The back of this card shows notification of Benito’s death in Corpus Tex January 04, 1930 by his son Andres RODELA on November 06, 1930.

Manifest card #1599, July 18, 1919.
Manifest card #1599, July 18, 1919.
Picture of Maria with her father Benito and mother Viviana, siblings Carmen, Andres, Trinidad, Ana Maria and the blur on the right is Guadalupe. The partial stamp at the top reads, LAREDO.
Father Benito and mother Viviana, top right to left, Carmen, Andres, Trinidad, Maria, Ana Maria and the blur at the bottom right is Guadalupe. The partial stamp at the top reads, LAREDO.
[I believe this is from July 18, 1919.]

In the 1920 US census, Benito RODELLA and wife Beviano lived in Frio County, Texas with their children Carma 14, Andres 13, Anna 9, Trinita 6, Lupe 5 and Mary 2. Entries begin on line 84.

1920 U.S. Census for Benito RODELA SALINAS.
1920 U.S. Census for Benito RODELA SALINAS.

Benito crossed the U.S./Mexico border July 07, 1928 at Laredo, Texas, manifest card #413, front and back of card.
He was 41, crossing with his son Guadalupe 14, farm laborer, traveling to Corpus Christi.

Manifest card #413, July 07, 1928.
Manifest card #413, July 07, 1928, front.
Manifest card #413, July 07, 1928, back.
Manifest card #413, July 07, 1928, back.

Statistical card #413, for the same date July 07, 1928.
Back of card shows notification of his death in Corpus Tex January 04, 1930 by his son Andres RODELA November 06, 1930. Also the notation, see Laredo file 975 sent September 10, 1935.

Statistical card #413, July 07, 1928.
Statistical card #413, July 07, 1928.

Benito died January 03, 1930 in Nueces County, Texas, certificate #4472.
He was 47 and his parents were Andres RODELO and Agapita SALINAS. Benito died of pneumonia.

Death certificate #4600, January 03, 1930.
Death certificate #4600, January 03, 1930.

Benito was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas on January 04, 1930.

Image of Benito RODELA's gravestone decorated on All Saint's Day 1941.
Benito RODELA’s gravestone decorated on All Saint’s Day 1941.
Gravestone where Benito is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas


View the Texas Death Index 1903-1940, page 21617 for Benito’s entry.

Texas Death Index 1903-1940, page 21617.
Texas Death Index 1903-1940, page 21617.