Trevino, Eulalio Martinez 1971-07-16

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Eulalio Martinez Trevino, a longtime resident of Eagle Pass, describes his life, work and family, relating a story about Francisco Madero’s entrance into Mexico in 1910.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eulalio Martinez Trevino

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 16, 1971

Location: Eagle Pass, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Patterson

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Summarizes his autobiography, Born in Marin (?), Nuevo Leon., Went by ox-carts to Monterrey and then to Piedras, Negras, where father owned a creamery, They didn’t need a passport to cross to Eagle Pass, Family moved to Eagle Pass during Revolution in 1913 and in 1915 he brought his taxi to the U. S., Drove passenger buses to Quemado, N. L. (1926), Started his work with the Eagle Pass bus line (1929), Piedras Negras had 5-6,000 people; Eagle Pass, 1,500-2,000 (1903), Lists his teachers in his school at Piedras Negras, Notes that all his children graduated and his son has a Master’s degree, Mentions his work for the bus company where he is a supervisor, Discusses the Depression and notes that everything was cheap, especially in Mexico, The government helped people with food, Discusses his children, John E. Martinez is a school principal, Three daughters, married, all have good jobs, Mentions his mother, Concepcion Trevino Martinez, 96 years old, Accounts for her good health and his father’s death at age 54, Describes the beginning of the Revolution and his impressment, Lists some revolutionary generals and battles, Relates the crossing of Francisco Madero and the roles of John and Corina Boles and Ramon Martinez, Mentions an uncle’s involvement in the Revolution, Lists residents of Eagle Pass in 1913, Describes the trip from Marin to Monterrey when he was six years old and his recent return to his birthplace, Tells about working as an ambulance driver in Monterrey, N. L., John Cuidere, M.D., at Mier and Zuazua Streets, Discusses his mother and father’s marriage at Marin, Begins to discuss his maternal grandfather, Pablo, Trevino, during the French invasion.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1903-1971

Bulk Dates: 1913-1971

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