Garnica, Modesta Lopez, 1901-1974
- Existence: 1901 - 1974
Modesta Lopez Garnica (1901-1974) and Genero Garnica (1896-1973) were born in Mexico, and married in 1915. By 1918 they had immigrated to Kansas, where their eight children were born. Carmen (b. 1918), Joseph (b. 1919), Mary (b. 1921), Julia (b. 1922), Rosie (b. 1924), Josephine (b. 1926), Margaret (b. 1928), and Gabriel (b. 1929) were raised in Davenport, where Genero Garnica worked in a steel plant and the Oscar Mayer packing plant. At a 1986 family reunion, a Quad City TImes journalist observed that the family Modesta and Genero Garnica founded had grown to include eight children, thirty-one grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, included members of Belgian, German, and Welsh ancestry, and spanned the Midwest.