Maria Rosa Yuriar Manjerrez

Maria Rosa Yuriar Manjerrez (Anastacio, Clemente)

Born: 4 Sept 1918, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: 7 May 1996 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Maria Rosa is listed on her parents’ marriage license as being 7 months old when they got married on March 30, 1919. She married RICARDO VELAZQUEZ PEREDA in 1939. She has at least one daughter.  She died on May 7, 1996.

Maria Rosa at work. I don't know which woman is Maria.

Maria Rosa at work. I don’t know which woman is Maria.

Spouse:  Ricardo Velazquez Pereda


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Maria Elisa Yuriar Manjerrez

Maria Elisa Yuriar Manjerrez (Anastacio, Clemente)

Born: abt 1915, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Immigration: January 18, 1946
Died: ?? in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Maria Elisa is listed on her parents’ marriage license as being 3 years old when they got married on March 30, 1919. That puts her birthday sometime between April 1, 1915 and March 29, 1916.

She grew up in San Ignacio, Sinaloa, Mexico. In the latter half of the 1930’s, Maria Elisa had a daughter.  Then, two years after her father died, Maria Elisa, at age 31, immigrated to the United States, through the port of Nogales, AZ. Unfortunately, the scans from are in pretty bad shape (click to enlarge):

Elisa-immigrationrecord-pt1      Elisa-immigrationrecord-pt2

Here’s what I was able to read:


It seems to say that she was traveling back and forth between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona, probably for work as a domestic.

Sometime later, Maria Elisa married ABEL AVILES GIL.  Together they had six children.  Elisa died in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.


Baby Daddy:  Unknown


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Spouse: Abel Aviles Gil


  • Living Child 1
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  • Living Child 3
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  • Living Child 6

Maria Matilde Yuriar Cavanillas

Maria Matilde Yuriar Cavanillas (Anastacio, Clemente)

Born: May 1903, Nieves, Zacatecas, Mexico
Died: 1905

Maria Matilde was christened May 24, 1903 in Santa Maria, Nieves, Zacatecas, Mexico.


Born 3 years after her brother Ricardo, she was the second child of Anastacio Yuriar Vieras and Librada Cavanillas.  Sometime shortly after, her mother and father split up.  Librada Cavanillas began the long trek from Zacatecas to Nogales.  According to Ricardo’s son, somewhere along the journey, Matilde became very sick, and died.

Ricardo Yuriar

Ricardo “Richard” Yuriar Cavanillas (Anastacio, Clemente)

Born: 2 Feb 1900, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Immigration: 1905, Nogales, AZ
Died: 23 Jan 1979, West Covina, Los Angeles, CA


Richard & Maria’s Marriage License

He was born on 02 Feb 1900 in Mexico. After the death of his sister, he, with his mother, immigrated to America as a very young child.  He grew up in the Los Angeles area, and married MARY CHAVEZ on November 4, 1932. Together, they had three sons.

In April of 1940, Richard and Mary Yuriar were living with their first two sons (Son 3 wouldn’t come along for a few more years) in a rented home in Los Angeles. Richard worked as a vendor at a baseball park while Mary stayed home with the baby. According to the census records, Richard had papers declaring his intent to become a citizen, while Maria claimed to have been born in New Mexico.

He died at age 78, on 23 Jan 1979, in West Covina, Los Angeles, California.

In 2001, I recieved the following from Richard’s third son”

“My father was born out of wedlock in 1900, in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. His father was Anastacio Yuriar (often called Tacho). His mother was Librada Cavanillas. Soon after my father’s birth, a rift developed with Tacho and she left Mazatlan with my dad and another child of theirs, a daughter. Librada headed for Nogales and crossed into the U.S. there with my dad in 1905. My dad’s sister died somewhere enroute to Nogales. From what I understand, it was a long journey that took several months and the daughter fell ill and died.

My father and his mother made their way to Los Angeles. Apparently Librada knew some family or friends there. Eventually, she married into the Figueroa family and my father was adopted into the family, but retained his birth surname. My father had an aunt or cousin named Rita. It was from her that we learned what little we knew of my dad’s family in Sinaloa. We knew that the name, Yuriar, was of Basque origin. Beyond that we knew little else.”

Spouse: Maria “Mary” Chavez


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