Narciso LONGORIA301 was born on 2 June 1895. He died in August 1970 at the age of 75. Parents: Macedonio LONGORIA and Bernarda BUSTAMENTE.

Spouse: Delores VILLANUEVA. Delores VILLANUEVA and Narciso LONGORIA were married. Children were: Maria Ignacia LONGORIA, Jose Angel LONGORIA, Hector Ubaldo LONGORIA.

Narciso LONGORIA was born on 29 October 1927 in Santa Rita Ranch, Brooks County, TX, USA. He died on 17 February 2006 at the age of 78. Parents: Mateo LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria Sabina SOLIS Zarate.

Spouse: Christina CANTU. Christina CANTU and Narciso LONGORIA893 were married on 29 October 1950 in Encino, Brooks County, TX, USA.547 Children were: Roy LONGORIA, Homer LONGORIA.

Spouse: Anastacia GUERRA.

Narciso LONGORIA III (private). Parents: Narciso LONGORIA II and Carmen ZUNIGA.

Natalia LONGORIA701,767,2843 was born on 27 July 1907 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. She died on 17 July 1966 at the age of 58 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. Parents: Andres LONGORIA and Enriqueta LONGORIA.

Spouse: Lucas Humberto HINOJOSA. Natalia LONGORIA and Lucas Humberto HINOJOSA were married. Children were: Lucas Humberto HINOJOSA Jr., Romeo Omar HINOJOSA, Noelia HINOJOSA Pena, Arnoldo Joel HINOJOSA.

Natalia E. LONGORIA216 was born on 1 December 1883 in Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas, USA.2844 Her death certificate gives her birth date as December 3, 1887. She died on 26 June 1951 at the age of 67 in Premont, Jim Wells County, TX, USA.2844 Parents: Florentino LONGORIA and Librada LONGORIA.

Natividad LONGORIA2637,2845 was born on 25 December 1875 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.2845 She died on 20 April 1971 at the age of 95 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.2845 She never married and was a seamstress. Parents: Crisostomo LONGORIA and Petra GUZMAN.

Nazaria LONGORIA324 was born (date unknown). Died unmarried before her father. Parents: Guadalupe LONGORIA and Crescencia SOLIS.

Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores1714,2846 was born (date unknown). Juan Nepomuceno Longoria made the Patent application to the Texas Legislature in 1852 for Porcion 94, originally granted to his grandfather Pedro. Parents: Pedro Jose LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria Nicolasa FLORES.

Spouse: Dominga DIAZ. Dominga DIAZ and Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores were married on 7 April 1829 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.1034 Children were: Desiderio LONGORIA, Santos LONGORIA, Sabas LONGORIA, Jose Ynez LONGORIA, Calixta LONGORIA, Concepcion LONGORIA, Juan LONGORIA, Francisco LONGORIA, San Juana LONGORIA.

Spouse: Gregoria VILLARREAL. Gregoria VILLARREAL and Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores were married. Children were: Severo LONGORIA, Ramona LONGORIA.

Spouse: Jacinta RAMIREZ. Jacinta RAMIREZ and Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores were married on 25 December 1866 at Rancho de los Dias in Starr County, Texas.2847

Nicolas LONGORIA34 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Maria LONGORIA and Elena LOYA.

Spouse: Maria Antonia GARCIA. Maria Antonia GARCIA and Nicolas LONGORIA were married.

Nicolas LONGORIA2634 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria MENDEZ. Maria MENDEZ and Nicolas LONGORIA were married. Children were: Juan LONGORIA, Nicolas LONGORIA, Jose LONGORIA, Carmen LONGORIA Parkinski, Elena LONGORIA, Guadalupe LONGORIA Sanchez.

Nicolas LONGORIA2634 was born (date unknown). Parents: Nicolas LONGORIA and Maria MENDEZ.

Nicolas LONGORIA2634 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan LONGORIA and Elvira TAMAYO.

Nicolas LONGORIA2848 was born on 15 January 1857 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He died on 9 April 1930 at the age of 73 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Esteban LONGORIA Lopez and Juana RODRIGUEZ.

Spouse: Tomasa ELIZALDE. Tomasa ELIZALDE and Nicolas LONGORIA were married.

Nicolas Suares de LONGORIA1955 died by 1704.1955 Parents: Lorenzo Suarez de LONGORIA Salazar and Beatriz GONZALES.

Spouse: Maria GARCIA. Maria GARCIA and Nicolas Suares de LONGORIA were married.1955 Children were: Josepha Suares de LONGORIA.

Nicolasa LONGORIA640,2147 died on 20 July 1822 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.2623 The index lists the child's name as Nicolas but I believe it should be Nicolasa as Alejandro Longoria's Last Will & Testament listed a daughter named Nicolosa among his children but no son named Nicolas. Parents: Alejandro LONGORIA and Maria Teresa GARCIA.

Spouse: Jose Ramon RAMIREZ. Nicolasa LONGORIA and Jose Ramon RAMIREZ were married on 21 November 1804 in Matamoros, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.2623

Nicolasa LONGORIA2169 was born on 8 December 1797 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.2130 Parents: Jose Ramon LONGORIA Hinojosa and Maria Josefa GARCIA.

Spouse: Juan J. HINOJOSA. Nicolasa LONGORIA and Juan J. HINOJOSA were married on 30 April 1821.558

Spouse: Jose Agapito LONGORIA. Nicolasa LONGORIA and Jose Agapito LONGORIA were married. If the information is correct, then Nicolasa Longoria and her second husband, Jose Agapito Longoria, were first cousins once removed. Nicolasa was the first cousin of her husband's father. Children were: Octaviano LONGORIA, Vidal LONGORIA, Leocadia LONGORIA.

Nicolasa LONGORIA1137 was born circa 17 September 1824 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.2711 Parents: Leonardo LONGORIA and Ana Maria CHAPA.

Nicolasa LONGORIA1679,2774 was born about 1840.2849 She was unmarried.1679 Nicolasa died not married but had two children. Oral history indicates that Ponciano was the father of one of her illegitimate children, Leandro. This oral history has been confirmed by Leandro's death certificate which shows Ponciano and Nicolasa as his parents.

The 1860 Census shows that the next house visited by the census taker after he visited the Juan Longoria home was a home with only one occupant, 16 year old Nicolasa Longoria. Nicolasa thus was about 8 years older than Ponciano and lived next to or very near to the house of Juan Longoria. Nicolasa must have lost her mother before 1860, since the census does not show anyone else living there. Her occupation was listed as seamstress. Parents: Catarina LONGORIA Flores.

Spouse: Ponciano LONGORIA Villarreal.
Oral history also says that Ponciano was the father of an illegitimate child named Leandro Longoria. The mother of the child was Nicolasa Longoria, who apparently lived next to or near the house of Ponciano's father, and was a first cousin of Ponciano. This oral history has been confirmed by Leandro's death certificate which shows Ponciano and Nicolasa as his parents.Children were: Leandro LONGORIA.

Spouse: Santiago FLORES. Children were: Ruperta LONGORIA.

Nicolasa LONGORIA2299 was born on 1 July 1915 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.2850 Parents: Leandro LONGORIA and Florencia DIAZ.

Spouse: Donald R. SUTHERLAND. Nicolasa LONGORIA and Donald R. SUTHERLAND were married on 19 February 1938 in Starr County, Texas.2851 Children were: Jennie Esther SUTHERLAND.

Spouse: Inocente RAMIREZ. Nicolasa LONGORIA and Inocente RAMIREZ were married on 9 May 1941 in Starr County, Texas.2852 Children were: Oscar RAMIREZ, Graciela RAMIREZ, Benilda RAMIREZ, Nicolasa RAMIREZ, Inocente RAMIREZ Jr., Linda RAMIREZ, Peggy RAMIREZ, Joseph RAMIREZ, Ronaldo RAMIREZ.

Nieves LONGORIA34 was born in 1921. Parents: Santos LONGORIA and Victoria S. GARCIA.

Spouse: Guadalupe ______. Guadalupe ______ and Nieves LONGORIA were married.

Noelia LONGORIA Rodea was born (date unknown). Parents: Samuel LONGORIA Jr. and Maria Olivia BARRERA.

Norma LONGORIA (private). Parents: Octavio LONGORIA and Albesa RIVAS.

Norma Linda LONGORIA Garcia2853 was born (date unknown). Parents: Samuel LONGORIA Jr. and Maria Olivia BARRERA.

Norma Linda LONGORIA (private). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño and Maria Lorenza CADENA.

Spouse: Carlos LEAL. Children were: Carlos Xavier LEAL.

Obediah Lemuel LONGORIA301 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Angel LONGORIA and Brendeen ALLRED.

Octaviano LONGORIA944 died on 23 July 1903.944 He was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.2685 Parents: Jose Agapito LONGORIA and Nicolasa LONGORIA.

Spouse: Francisca GARCIA. Francisca GARCIA and Octaviano LONGORIA were married on 19 July 1868 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.1211 Children were: Leocadia LONGORIA, Octaviano LONGORIA, Herminia LONGORIA, Francisco LONGORIA, Delfina LONGORIA.

Spouse: Encarnacion YZAGUIRRE. Encarnacion YZAGUIRRE and Octaviano LONGORIA were married by 1887.2854 Children were: Manuela LONGORIA de Hinojosa, Francisco LONGORIA, Delfina LONGORIA, Benilde LONGORIA, Hortencia LONGORIA.

Octaviano LONGORIA2855 was born on 17 August 1871 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He died on 13 January 1931 at the age of 59 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His mother, Francisca Garcia, died when he was very young. His father remarried, to Encarnacion Ysaguirre, but Octaviano could not get along with his stepmother. In 1887, he ran away to Nuevo Laredo and found a job as a clerk in a combination dry goods and grocery store. Before long, Octaviano opened his own grocery store. Later, he became a beer distributor for the Cuauhtemoc brewery from Monterrey. When the United States declared Prohibition, Octaviano opened an ice plant to supply ice to all the bars that were springing up in Nuevo Laredo to satisfy the needs of the thirsty Texans. Since the bars took in dollars, Octaviano then started a currency exchange house to convert the dollars to pesos. This led him also to open a bank to handle all the cash and to satisfy the credit requirements of his customers. Some of the loans were collateralized with ranch lands, and when the loans went bad, Octaviano started acquiring the ranch lands. He then built a mill that made cattle feed from cottonseed and built plants to refine the cottonseed oils. His factory complex, called Industrias Unidas, produced cooking oil, lard, and laundry soap. He also established real estate operations and eventually built an impressive building to house his Banco Longoria. Octaviano was the founder of the multi-million dollar Longoria empire of northern Mexico.

Despite his huge successes, Octaviano suffered from depression, and finally committed suicide by shooting himself in January 1931. Parents: Octaviano LONGORIA and Francisca GARCIA.

Spouse: Sara Hortencia THERIOT. Sara Hortencia THERIOT and Octaviano LONGORIA were married on 31 May 1900 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Children were: Laura Carolina LONGORIA, Octaviano ("Chito") LONGORIA, Alcide Federico LONGORIA, Shelby LONGORIA, Hortencia LONGORIA, Eduardo LONGORIA, Alfredo LONGORIA, Lilia LONGORIA.

Octaviano LONGORIA (private). Parents: Octaviano ("Chito") LONGORIA and Alice PENN.

Spouse: Josefina RODRIGUEZ Morales. Children were: Octaviano Luis LONGORIA, Antonio Luis LONGORIA, Alice Alejandra LONGORIA, Pablo Gerardo LONGORIA, Josefina Beatriz LONGORIA, Sofia Isabel LONGORIA.

Octaviano ("Chito") LONGORIA (private).2856 Parents: Octaviano LONGORIA and Sara Hortencia THERIOT.

Spouse: Alice PENN. Children were: Sara Alicia LONGORIA, Gloria LONGORIA, Octaviano LONGORIA.

Spouse: Jeanette HERRMANN. Children were: Jeanette LONGORIA.

Octaviano Luis LONGORIA (private). Parents: Octaviano LONGORIA and Josefina RODRIGUEZ Morales.

Octavio LONGORIA Jr. (private). Parents: Octavio LONGORIA and Ida GARZA.

Spouse: Dalia LONGORIA.

Octavio LONGORIA (private). Parents: Mateo LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria Sabina SOLIS Zarate.

Spouse: Ida GARZA. Children were: Guadalupe Raquel LONGORIA, Ida Alicia LONGORIA, Octavio LONGORIA Jr., Diana Gilda LONGORIA.

Spouse: Albesa RIVAS. Children were: Norma LONGORIA.

Odilia LONGORIA Treviño2857 was born on 28 November 1918 in Santa Rita Ranch, Brooks County, TX, USA. She died on 18 November 2016 at the age of 97 in Weslaco, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. Odilia Longoria first started teaching at the Longoria school, which was located at the north end of the present day Eugenio Longoria property. She then went to teach in "Cuervitos" (now included in present day Rachal). After teaching for 7 years, Odilia then moved to the Weslaco Independent School District, where she taught for 38 more years until her retirement.

At my request, she wrote down (circa 1990) what she remembered about the Santa Rita ranch. This is what she wrote, under the heading of:

Abuelita Maria Rita Villarreal de Longoria and Santa Rita ranch

"Abuelita Rita married Ponciano Longoria on the sixteenth day of February 1876. The rite of matrimony was celebrated by J.W. Clos, a Roman Catholic priest, at Grulla, Texas. (I have the wedding certificate).

Abuelita Rita used to sit under a tree that stood between Uncle Mateo's kitchen and her kitchen. All of her small grandchildren who lived at the ranch sat on the sand to listen to her stories.

Abuelita lived at the ranch until she became sick. She went to live at Las Cuatas [a ranch just west of Encino, Texas] with her daughter Maria until she died. She was buried beside her husband's grave at Santa Rita. Her rosaries were prayed at tia Panchita's house. I guess that was when we learned all the Spanish prayers and some 'alabanzas' [hymns of praise].

She told us the family moved from La Grulla to La Blanca [a ranch in southern Brooks County] where there was a spring that provided water for them. Eugenio stayed at Mission [a town just west of McAllen] with a brother-in-law, Manuel Treviño. Leonel and Raul attended a Catholic school there.

Abuelito started looking for a site to build their permanent homes. They saw Indians wandering along springs and saw many wild animals. Finally they found a site they liked and Santa Rita Ranch was founded.

Abuelita's kitchen was large. It had a fireplace and a stove. She preferred the fireplace to cook. At night her family congregated here and did chores they had to do. The ladies carded wool, mended clothes and gossiped. The men mended their harnesses and made ropes of horses' hair or animal hides called 'riatas'. Once in a while Saturnino Ruelas, Jose Ruelas' father, came and read to the families the Bible.

At the ranch, Santa Rita, Abuelita lived with her three sons, Eugenio, Mateo, and Juan, and her daughter Francisca. Each one had a house and separate building for a kitchen. Eugenio lived with Abuelita. The first house was tio Mateo's, Abuelita's, tia Panchita's and the last one was tio Juan's house. There was another house where Nacho and Andrea lived.

Sometimes when the sun goes down, the picture of the men coming from the fields comes to my mind. While our mother prepared supper she told us stories. I remember the title of the stories but not the stories. She told us a story about 'A Caballito de siete Colores' [Pony of seven Colors] and another about 'The Blue Prince'. She also told us many sayings, such as 'Nuve en el poniente, suelta los bueyes y vente' [Clouds in the west, release the oxen and return]. It meant it was going to rain. Another was 'Borreguitos en el cielo, gorgoritos en el suelo'. Baby sheep clouds meant big rain drops on the ground.

She also told us that when they first moved to Santa Rita the men traveled to Alice to buy supplies that were needed. They bought everything in large quantities to last for a month. They traveled by wagons.

Later on, Falfurrias was founded. Brooks County was formed from three counties -- Starr, Hidalgo and Jim Wells. By that time, Eugenio and Mateo had bought trucks. It was easier for the families to get their supplies.

The 'cochera' [a building similar to a garage] served as the first school and to store seeds, harnesses and farm implements. Ninfa Treviño, my mother's sister, was the teacher. She had attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio as my mother did. Children from La Primavera, Santa Isabel and Santa Rita attended. Later on it was decided to build schools. The Encino community wanted a large building at Encino and children from La Mesa, Santa Rita and Primavera were supposed to be transported to Encino by their parents. Eugenio Longoria was school trustee an also county commissioner for our precinct. He argued that it was not possible for the parents to transport the children to Encino. Finally, he won and Santa Rita and La Mesa schools were built. Abuelita gave 2 acres of land to build the school.

After I became a teacher and came to Weslaco, my nephews and I went to la fiesta de Santa Ana at Encino. Melchora Solis and her daughter were playing bingo next to me. She commented that I was so young and was wearing glasses. She was ninety and did not need glasses. Then she said, 'Maybe all the studying weakened your eyes'. After that she said Eugenio was the one who made it possible for Santa Rita and La Mesa to have schools of their own instead of coming to Encino.

Abuelita told us that this part of the state was almost a desert. Small brush and grass covered the ground. Then a stampede of cattle came from the north and all kinds of trees grew after that.

She told us there was a drought that killed most of their animals. The people gathered mesquite beans to feed their animals. She said people gathered the bones of the dead animals and took them by wagons to be sold. If I remember correctly the bones were used to refine sugar.

Abuelita owned 3168 acres being out [of] Share Number two (2), of the partition of the Encantada and Encino del Poso grants. She gave each of her sons and daughters 100 acres along the farm road [FM 755] and another 100 acres along the [US] 281 highway. Eugenio decided to build a home along the farm road and came to live there. Juan followed and moved to the farm road too. Mateo decided to move on his property along highway 281. Only tia Panchita was left at the ranch. She and tio Simon died. Saul built a house at Santa Rita and later moved along the farm road. Florentino was the only left at the ranch living in the house Saul built. The house caught fire and Tino was burnt. That was the end of the Santa Rita ranch."
Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.

Ofelia LONGORIA250 was born (date unknown). Parents: Andres LONGORIA and Maria de los Angeles ALCALA.

Spouse: Carlos ARRIOLA Ranero. Ofelia LONGORIA and Carlos ARRIOLA Ranero were married. Children were: Maria del Rosario ARRIOLA, Carlos Andres ARRIOLA, Julio Cesar ARRIOLA, Ofelia de los Angeles ARRIOLA, Maria de los Angeles ARRIOLA.

Ofilia LONGORIA1756 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix M. LONGORIA and Anastasia GARCIA.

Olaya LONGORIA was born (date unknown). Parents: Cosme LONGORIA and Edurvigis SAENZ.

Spouse: Encarnacion GARCIA. Olaya LONGORIA and Encarnacion GARCIA were married.

Olivia LONGORIA944 was born (date unknown). Parents: Francisco LONGORIA and Josefa GOMEZ.

Olivia LONGORIA2325 was born (date unknown). Parents: Genaro Felix LONGORIA and Leonarda GONZALES.

Spouse: Manuel GONZALES Moreno. Olivia LONGORIA and Manuel GONZALES Moreno were married.

Olivia LONGORIA34 was born in May 1897. Parents: Pedro LONGORIA and Grace TURNER.

Spouse: Rosendo C. CANTU. Olivia LONGORIA and Rosendo C. CANTU were married.

Omar LONGORIA was born on 6 March 1940. He died on 11 December 1965 at the age of 25 in Pharr, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. Parents: Leonel Eugenio LONGORIA Treviño and Rosenda YBARRA.

Orillia LONGORIA (private). Parents: Narciso LONGORIA II and Carmen ZUNIGA.

Orlando LONGORIA (private). Parents: Leonel Eugenio LONGORIA Treviño and Rosenda YBARRA.

Spouse: Gudrun Helga LIEHS. Children were: Elizabeth Rose LONGORIA, Gregory Omar LONGORIA, Tina Marie LONGORIA.

Osvaldo LONGORIA Jr. was born on 14 December 1053 in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. Parents: Osvaldo LONGORIA Treviño and Ana AYALA.

Spouse: Josephine "Jody" DUFOUR. Josephine "Jody" DUFOUR and Osvaldo LONGORIA Jr. were married on 15 November 1980 in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, TX, USA.

Osvaldo LONGORIA Treviño was born on 14 May 1920 in Santa Rita Ranch, Brooks County, TX, USA. He died on 8 July 1994 at the age of 74 in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. He was buried on 11 July 1994 in Longoria cemetery, Brooks County, TX, USA. Osvaldo served in the military. He served in World War II as a Private in the U.S. Army. Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.

Spouse: Ana AYALA. Ana AYALA and Osvaldo LONGORIA Treviño were married. Children were: Eduardo Carlos LONGORIA, Osvaldo LONGORIA Jr., Edna Nora LONGORIA.

Otilia LONGORIA2620 was born (date unknown). Parents: Manuel LONGORIA Longoria and Catarina RODRIGUEZ.

Pablo LONGORIA2719 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Lorenzo LONGORIA Serna and Maria Gertrudis CHAPA.

Spouse: Maria Jorgia MARTINEZ. Maria Jorgia MARTINEZ and Pablo LONGORIA were married on 23 November 1835.

Pablo LONGORIA (private). Parents: Pedro LONGORIA and Francisca ALANIZ.

Spouse: Juana _______. Children were: Eliza LONGORIA.

Spouse: Odilia ORTIZ. Children were: Pamela Christian LONGORIA Bollinger, Pablo LONGORIA Jr., Georgina LONGORIA, Florencia LONGORIA.

Pablo LONGORIA2450 was born on 2 March 1875 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He died on 13 July 1914 at the age of 39 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. Parents: Maximiliano LONGORIA and Eulogia ACEVEDO.

Spouse: Isabel GARZA. Isabel GARZA and Pablo LONGORIA2260 were married. Children were: Herminia LONGORIA, Jose Maria LONGORIA, Aurora LONGORIA, Maximiliano LONGORIA, Hortencia LONGORIA, Cecilia LONGORIA.

Pablo LONGORIA34 was born in 1906. He died in 1935 at the age of 29. Parents: Santos LONGORIA and Victoria S. GARCIA.

Spouse: Petra VILLARREAL. Petra VILLARREAL and Pablo LONGORIA were married.

Pablo LONGORIA2858 was born on 10 April 1926 in Falfurrias, Brooks County, TX, USA.2610 He died on 11 February 2002 at the age of 75 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas.2610 Parents: Jose Maria LONGORIA and Luisa VILLARREAL.

Spouse: San Juanita RODRIGUEZ. San Juanita RODRIGUEZ and Pablo LONGORIA were married on 6 August 1945 in Mathis, San Patricio County, Texas.2610