I am tracing GRADO and REYES families. Bernardo and Rosario were born in Santa Rosalia in 1902 and 1898, respectively. He emigrated to the US at El Paso in 1922; she left Mexico before 1924. One of their great-granddaughters is my granddaughter so I am very interested in learning everything possible about them. The Grados here (Missouri and Kansas) know nothing about their family in Mexico, except that there is supposed to be some Aztec blood.
I can read some Spanish and have looked at the 1930 census.
In Juarez I found a Bernardo GRADO age 67, widowed, born in S. Rosalia.
The next line is Rosario HERNANDEZ, female, age 60; it says "civil and church marriage" - does this mean she was married at the time of the census? There is nothing else that indicates whether she is married or not. She was born in Zacatecas.
Next line appears to be Maria a?l Refugio GRADO age 29, also "civil and church marriage." She was born in S. Rosalia.
These three appear to be one household and no one else with them. All are Catholic. Some of the Grados I know are Catholic, some are not.
My hope is that the second Bernardo is father or uncle of the Bernardo born in 1902 and perhaps the women are his aunt or sister.
Also in 1930, the census for El Molina, ejido land near S. Rosalia, shows Julio GRADO with wife and 8 children and Tuvicio? GRADO age 60, possibly with wife (I could not tell for sure).
Less than ten years after Bernardo left Mexico, I find the names JIMENEZ and RANGEL associated with the family. Maybe they knew each other in Mexico, maybe not.
Any help is much appreciated.