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Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Where is Tucson, Arizona, USA? 

Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA
In 1775, Hugo O'Conor establishes the Tucson Presido. This year marks the official birthdate of the City of Tucson. Tucson becomes part of Mexico when it fights for independence in 1821. After the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, Tucson falls under the jurisdiction of the United States.

Arizona becomes an official territory in 1863. Between 1867 and 1877, Tucson holds the title of territorial capitol.
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Tucson, Arizona, USA - Stone Avenue
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Tucson, Arizona, USA - Santa Rita Hotel, Tucson, Arizona

Farewell to Santa Rita Hotel
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Santa Rita Hotel, Tucson, Arizona

Farewell to Santa Rita Hotel
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History of Tucson, Arizona


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1776 - Fort Built at Tucson
A Spanish presidio (fort) is built at Tucson.

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1862 - Confederate troops occupied Tucson; Cochise and Apaches attacked soldiers at Apache Pass

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1867 - State Capital Moves
State capital moved from Prescott to Tucson
News  1869 - Late Arizona advices say sickness of a malignant type prevailed at Tuscon [sic]. Almost every person in the place had been attacked, and many died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
News  1887 - TERRIFIC UPHEAVAL. REMARKABLE EFFECT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN ARIZONA. SEVERAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS CRUMBLE NEATH THE SHOCK - OTHERS SUDDENLY DEVELOP INTO BLAZING VOLCANOES - MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
Swallowed Up.
Tucson, A.T., May 6. - This place was shaken by an earthquake at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday....Read MORE...

News  1888 - July 25 - Severe earthquake shock at Tucson, A. T.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 5, 1889
1906
Tucson, a city, capital of Pima co., Ariz., on the Santa Cruz River and on the Southern Pacific R., ...Read MORE...

1919 - November 20 - 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

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1958 - November 16 - More than six inches of snow fell at Tucson, AZ

The Weather Channel
News  1964 - ARIZONA TORNADO KILLS MOTHER, SON.
Tucson, Ariz., (AP) - A mother and her infant son were killed Thursday when a tornado hit the San...Read MORE...

News  1970 - Police Charge Hotel Fire Deaths to 16-Year-Old Boy - AT LEAST 28 DIED.
By BILL ROBERTS
Associated Press Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Juvenile Court petitions alleging...Read MORE...

News  1975 - July 16 - An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson, AZ, with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes.
A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Acuna
flag   Refugia ACUNA (1893, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 16 January 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Apple
flag   Marcus APPLE (29 December 1886, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 13 February 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Arana
flag   Antonia ARANA (15 September 1886, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 30 July 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Campas
flag   Guapalupe CAMPAS (17 May 1887, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 2 January 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Castro
flag   Fransisco CASTRO (1881, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 3 November 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Chavez
flag   David CHAVEZ (1874, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 3 January 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Estrella
flag   Juan ESTRELLA (20 August 1878, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 3 September 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Grainger
flag   Herbert E. GRAINGER (21 November 1884, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 1 May 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Gujalva
flag   A. V. GUJALVA (1885, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 18 May 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Lopez
flag   Juan S. LOPEZ (1826, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 22 December 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Montiel
flag   Rosa MONTIEL (1888, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 1 May 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Orozco
flag   Antonio OROZCO (1850, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 8 March 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Otero
flag   Clara OTERO (1849, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 4 September 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Padilla
flag   Remigio Encinas PADILLA (5 October 1880, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 5 July 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Romero
flag   Elena ROMERO (1881, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 2 October 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
flag   Francisco ROMERO (1818, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 11 September 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Sinoline
flag   Francisco SINOLINE (11 June 1886, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 22 May 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Valdez
flag   Juan VALDEZ (1826, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 24 April 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Valencia
flag   Jose VALENCIA (1885, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 9 September 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Vasquez
flag   Jose VASQUEZ (1858, Tucson, Arizona, USA - 29 September 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1934
William Erdman "Edward W" THEINERT (28 February 1888 - 11 November 1971) & Irene Kathryn WEIDNER (31 October 1913 - 3 June 1994 )
married 1934
 

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