About Jessie Cervantez:
Jessie and Angelina were married on August 25, 1956 at the judge's house in Jarrell, Williamson County.
The judge married them under a tree, by an old tractor. Jessie said that at the time, they had been
picking cotton in Little River, Tx, not far from there. Jessie does not have much recollection of his
parents; they both died when he was young. Jesse once said, "It's very hard when a man loses his family.
I ended up raising myself. I lived here and there; I ate here and there. I suffered too much."
Sadly, he said he can remember nothing about his parents. However, Jessie did marry and raised one
boy and six girls. He worked hard in the fields, in the orchards, and in construction. He moved his
family around to try to give them the best life. However, Jesse is not a bitter man, and he thoroughly
enjoys a good laugh. He loves his family and his grandchildren. He is now retired and has had both
-email from Mark Gold
About Angelina Zertuche:
Angelina, grew up in the Austin area in a large family. She was very close to her mother and father
and her siblings. She helped Jessie raise her family and took care of their every need. She works
in a retirement home now, caring for elderly people. Angelina is a very kind-hearted woman. She loves
all of her family and especially her 15 grandchildren. Jessie and Angelina went through some hard times,
yet managed to raise their seven children to be respectful adults with families of their own.
from Mark Gold