Vernon J. Gomez

Profile Updated: October 11, 2020
Mailing Address: Bryan, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary Eugenia Provence (Deceased)
Occupation: Retired, walking dog, watching TV
Children: Gregory King McCown (Deceased)

When I Got out of SFA I went to work at the old Joe L Ward Auto Parts Company on 25th St. When I turned 25 I was promoted to General Manager and moved to Waco There I met and Married Mary Eugenia Provence when I was 32. We had no Children together, but She had a son Gregory King McCown age 12 when we married. Both are deceased Now. Eugenia was a Tall, Elegant Beautiful Woman. I first saw her, she was being interviewed on TV while she was attending the JFK. Inaguration I remember How Beautiful she was and I never thought that one day we would be Married. And move to Austin and work selling Auto Paint and Body Shop Supplies for Wayne Bull Auto Parts and later as Sales Rep for Sherwin-Williams Covering a Territory That Included Most of New Mexico West Texas all the way to Bryan. After Sherwin-Williams I worked at Builders Square and Home Depot Until Retiring at 66 And Back Home to Bryan

Now after retirement I spend my time researching & Writing My Family History, a project I started over 40 years ago and Hope someone in the Family appreciates all the years of work. They came from Scotland, Galicia Provence Spain, Mexico, England, Switzerland & Germany
One of the highlights of this research came when I became a Vice President of Clan Fergusson Of North America.
My gg Grand Father Joseph Ferguson settled on the Navasota River in 1832.
He was almost 50 at the time and Just Married his 3rd wife who was just 20
My Grt Grand Mother was born when he was 74 and his last & 23rd Child.
Another Interesting History of my Family, My Gomez Grand Parents
Relocated here in Bryan in1915 After fleeing Guadalajara When Poncho
Villa attacked Guadalajara and He witnessed Villa ordering the execution
of the Priest at the San Jose of Analco Church which was next door to his home. Grand Daddy told Grand Mother he could not live any where
someone would shoot his Priest. Also that same Year General Pershing invaded Mexico under
the excuse of Chasing Villa which was a ruse to start a War with Mexico
so Standard Oil would continue to Pump Mexico's Oil and never Pay Mexico on cent. He was supposed to start a open war and then the US
could annex all of Northern Border States into the United States for
the Oil. But My GG Uncle General Moncolvio Garcia of the Mexican Army
Faced General Pershing as he was entering Saltillo Mexico
My Uncle with 6,000 Mexican Troops under his Command forced the American Army under Command of Gen. Black Jack Pershing to retreat
back to Fort Bliss and Never again entered Mexico. My Uncle Monclovio
remained in the Army until the National Election in 1932 and he retired
to San Diego Cal. Where he lived out his life sitting on his front Porch
Telling Stories.

What I have learned is just how lucky we all are and connected we all are
thru Out History.

Attending Reunion


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Jan 12, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday
Stay Safe

Dec 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Wishing You a Happy New Year & Birthday
Looking Forward to Our 60th Reunion
It's Been a Long time since Our Days around Sue Haswell Park

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Dec 30, 2020 at 10:32 AM
Dec 26, 2020 at 1:44 AM

Wishing You a Great Happy Birthday, Take Care & Be Safe.
You know I still Remember eating at Hotards Cafaterria
Really Great Days

Dec 11, 2020 at 1:04 PM

I still Remember the Day Jackie died, It was a very sad day for me. Jackie was one of my Goodwin Cousin

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Dec 10, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Just wanted to Wish You a Happy Birthday
Take Care
Be Good

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Posted on: Dec 05, 2020 at 1:33 PM

Happy Birthday Adele, Hope You & Yours are doing well. I was just looking at some
photos on my old computer and found a picture take here 3 years ago during our pre Christmas Snow Storm
Once More Very Happy Birthday

Dec 04, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Hope all is well with You & Yours. Also Happy Birthday. I Hope our 60th Reunion can be Held Next Spring. Stay Safe

Oct 22, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Just Wishing You a Happy Birthday, Hope to see You at our upcoming 60th Reunion
Take Care

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Oct 16, 2020 at 6:26 PM
Oct 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday, Hope We all Can See Each Other at our
up coming 60th SFA Class of 61's Reunion
Take Care

Oct 03, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Wishing You a Happy Birthday, Have Fun

Sep 20, 2020 at 10:57 PM

Wishing You a Happy Birthday.

Sep 20, 2020 at 10:53 PM

Hope You had a very Happy Birth Day, My Best to You & Yours.

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Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 at 4:20 PM

I wish You a Great Birthday Weekend.
Take Care & Be Good
Vernon Gomez of Class of 61

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Sep 14, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Happy Birthday, How is Austin going today. Hope All is Well
Vernon Gomez

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Sep 14, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Ginger was a Very Special Person and Always Had a Smile for Everyone during all the Years 

We attended Bryan School


Sep 11, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday
Take Care & Many More To Come

Aug 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Happy Birthday, Take Care

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Eugenia & I on Vacation In Mexico City
Posted: May 18, 2019 at 3:12 AM
My Wife Eugenia & Son Gregg
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Brazos County Court House Tree
Originally at My GG Grand Father Joseph Ferguson Home at Ferguson Springs.
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 12:33 AM
My Ferguson's Family 1st home in Essex County Virginia
Today It is a Virginia Heritage Site.
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