We had a Meregildo Benavides in our family. His real name was, Hermeregildo Cardona Benavides, he was born in Caderayta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in and around 1865. His father and mother, Epifanio Benavides and Trinidad Cardona moved to San Diego, Texas around 1872 to claim 160 acres of land which they got from the State of Texas. He was about 14 years when he moved to Texas. In 1890, he got a job with Robert Real of Kerr County, Texas. He worked for the Schreiners and Real Families all of this live. He was married to two woman named, Juana. His first wife was , Juanita Losoya and his second wife was, Juanita De anda.
He died in Elroy or Eloy, Arizona in 1943. His wife, Juanita De Anda died in 1947 in Kerrville, Texas.
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