Jesus and Julia Muñoz
The Wedding Announcement
The “madrinas” included Consuelo Muñoz who was quite likely to have been Jesus’ sister. The “padrinos” included Leandro Muñoz, Jesus’ brother and Emilio Mazpulez, Julia’s brother. Eloisa M Arreola and Arturo Arreola may have been related (to each other.) Julia’s brother Emilio would eventually marry another Eloisa, a Ms.Eloisa Perez. Jesus’ brother Leandro was probaly not the father of “paje” Josefina Muñoz because he was apparently not yet married to Marina, who was not in the wedding party. Also in the party was “paje” Jaime Hervella, nephew of Julia.The Wedding PartyThev wedding party included Jesus and Julia, of course, towards the left above. Next to them we will guess are Eloisa and Arturo Arreola. Behind Eloisa is Jesus’ brother Leandro, with their sister, Consuelo Muñoz. The last couple are Emilio Mazpulez, Julia’s brother, and we assume Emilia Hernandez, relationship unknown.
Jesus and Julia with their Seven Children
UNCLES and AUNTS
Jesus (right) with his brother, Uncle Leandro, Circa 1935
Consuelo Mazpulez Hervella
This is Consuelo Mazpulez, daughter of Higinio Mazpulez and Maria de las Nieves Gonzalez. Consuelo was the mother of Jaime Hervella, now of El Paso. You can read about Consuelo‘s short, tragic life in Jaime‘s unauthorized 2007 autobiography, Borderline Life. Her star burned brightly but briefly and was extinguished way too soon.
The Mazpulez Perez Clan
Higinio and Maria‘s son Emilio with his wife, Eloisa Perez and their three sons, our cousins, Fernando, Antonio and Jorge. This family remained in Juarez, Mexico where two of the boys (now men) still reside. Jorge is in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The First Three Children
Jesus and Julia were married on October 17, 1935. Eleven months later, on September 6, 1936 they celebrated the birth of their first baby, their beautiful daughter, Yvonne. A mere eleven months after that (these people worked fast) on August 4, 1937, they welcomed Yvonne’s bouncing baby sister, Herminia Alicia. Still working feverishly, they had their first son, Enrique Horacio, a year and a half later, on January 8, 1939. These three gifts from the universe were followed by four more bundles of joy: Grace, Rick, Corina and Armando. Below are childhood pictures of Yvonne, Mimi and Henry.
In the early years the family lived in various houses in El Paso, near downtown on Kansas and Campbell Streets. By the time Rick was born in November of 1941, the family lived in a very pretty house at 1311 Arizona Street. But as the family grew and came to need more space, it found a fine old house at 320 Tobin Place, much farther out in the ‘burbs than the previous residences. No pictures of these early houses are available.