Josefa Margarita Limon

Brief Life History of Josefa Margarita

When Josefa Margarita Limon was born on 22 February 1890, in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, her father, Rafael Bartolome Limon Sotomayor, was 39 and her mother, Ma. Guadalupe Simona Del Carmen Mendivil Mendivil, was 34. She married Jerome Donald Mitchell a.k.a. Walter Fuller on 12 October 1910. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 16 April 1991, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Donald Mitchell a.k.a. Walter Fuller
Josefa Margarita Limon
Marriage: 12 October 1910
Jerome Donald Mitchell
Robert Edward Mitchell
Josephine Maxine Mitchell
Virginia Louise Mitchell
Hope Faith Mitchell
Henry Burton Mitchell

Sources (29)

  • Josephine Mitchell in household of John D Mitchell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1866-1930
  • Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1857-1950

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · Electricity Comes to Mesa

A hydroelectric power plant was built on the Crosscut Canal which provided power for the first electric streetlights in Mesa. The power was then sold to bring electricity to businesses in the area.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Pedro, Ruben, Carlos, Enrique, Guadalupe, Jorge, Julio, Luis.

Spanish (Limón): from limón ‘lemon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. This surname is most common in Mexico.

French: habitational name from any of several places called Limon, from limon ‘silt’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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