Marin Arnulfo VILLARREAL GUTIERRES was born July 18, 1872 in Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, record entry #286.
He was the legitimate son of Agustin VILLARREAL and Francisca GUTIERRES, born at 4 p.m. in his family’s home on Calle Jimenes.
[Note: The document is a copy made August 11, 1886 in Ciudad Guerrero, signed by Candido Garcia.
In 1886, Agustin VILLARREAL appeared in person as required by law. He was married, 43, natural resident of Ciudad Guerrero and Francisca GUTIERRES was 39.
The following record on the document page is for Marin Arnulfo’s younger brother Romualdo.]
Marin was baptized July 29, 1872 in Guerrero parish, Tamaulipas, Mexico, record entry #135.
He was 11 days old and his parents were Agustin VILLARREAL and Francisca GUTIERREZ. His padrinos were Eulalio LOPES and Santos ROBLES.
Arnulfo and Manuela TREVINO FLORES were engaged March 09, 1907 in Guerrero parish, Tamaulipas, Mexico, begins page 129.
Arnulfo was single, 32, originally from and resident of Ciudad Guerrero. His parents were Agustin VILLARREAL and Francisca GUTIERREZ, deceased in 1907.
Manuela was single, 22, from the same place and her parents were Miguel TREVINO and Petra FLORES, both deceased in 1907.
Witnesses for the engagement were Antonio SALINAS, Romualdo VILLARREAL, Silverio ALEGRIA, and Encarnacion ZAPATA.
Arnulfo and Manuela TREVINO FLORES were married April 08, 1907 in Guerrero parish, Tamaulipas, Mexico, record entry #156 on page 130.
Witnesses for the marriage were Silverio ALEGRIA and Silverio MARTINES.
Arnulfo and Manuela were contracted to marry in a civil ceremony April 07, 1907 in Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, record entry #14. They were both present 9 p.m. at 54 Calle Hidalgo.
Arnulfo was a resident, single, 32, farmer and his parents were Agustin VILLARREAL and Francisca GUTIERRES, deceased in 1907.
His witnesses for the marriage were Eduardo SAENS married employed, and Silverio ALEGRIA married cattle breeder.
Manuela was also a resident, single, 22 and her parents were Miguel TREVINO and Petra FLORES, both deceased in 1907.
Her witnesses for the marriage were Antonio SALINAS single merchant, and Heriberto MURSA single artisan.
[In the margin: Villarreal Arnulfo and Manuela Trevino Fees $31.25 including the 25% surcharge.]
In the Gonzalez dela Garza Collection, Arnulfo’s record notes his parents were Agustin VILLARREAL and Francisca GUTIERREZ. Arnulfo and Manuela TREVINO FLORES were married April 08, 1907 in Revilla, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Manuela’s parents were Miguel and Petra.
Arnulfo immigrated November 15, 1926 through the Laredo, Texas border, manifest card #10446.
Arnulfo was 54, laborer, 5 foot 6 inches, dark complection, brown hair, brown eyes.
His destination was Mirando City, Texas. On the back of card, issued Visa No. 5355, NL, Mex.
In the 1930 U.S. Census, Arnulfo lived with his wife Manuela in Center Section #10 of the London Community south of Corpus Christi, Texas with Raymond 20, Matilda 18, Maria 16, Narcisa 14, Augustine 11, Josefa 8 and Arnulfo Jr 4. Entries begin line 22.
In the 1940 U.S. Census, Arnulfo lived with his wife Manuela at 9 Chapman Road in Nueces County, Texas with Maria 24, Augustin 20 and Josefa 18. Arnulfo’s oldest son Ramon lived next door with his new wife Maria RODELA. Entries begin line 44.
In the Corpus Christi, Texas city directory 1946, Arnulfo and Manuela resided at 1317 Cenizo Street.
In the Corpus Christi, Texas city directory 1948, Arnulfo and Manuela resided at 811 Artesian.
Arnulfo’s petition for naturalization was granted March 25, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas document #3379 2981, first and second page. He was 82, retired and had a distinguishing black scar across the bridge of his nose. His wife, Manuela TREVINO was deceased in 1955.
In the Corpus Christi, Texas city directory 1956, Arnulfo resided at 811 Artesian.
In the Corpus Christi, Texas city directory 1958, Arnulfo resided at 811 Artesian Street.
Arnulfo died May 17, 1960 in Corpus Christi, Texas, certificate #31782. He died of coronary occlusion at 88 years old. Arnulfo’s son, Augustin VILLARREAL was the informant.
Arnulfo was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas on May 19, 1960.
View Arnulfo’s obituary clipping from the Corpus Christi Times dated May 17, 1960.
View the Texas Death Index page 1302 for Arnulfo’s entry.
View Arnulfo’s memorial page at the Find a Grave website,
memorial ID #103696302.
View an image of the home at 811 Artesian Street from March 2011.