Santos Silva Oropeza

1922–1985 (Age 62)
Madera, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The Life of Santos

Santos Silva Oropeza was born on 9 February 1922, in Madera, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She married Florencio Arellano Mercado on 20 December 1942, in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1985, in Cadereyta, Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, Mexico, at the age of 63, and was buried in Madera, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Florencio Arellano Mercado
Santos Silva Oropeza
Marriage: 20 December 1942
Arturo Arellano Silva
Pedro Arellano Silva
Margarita Arellano Silva
Soledad Arellano

Spouse and Children

20 December 1942
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico


World Events (8)


Age 1

United States recognizes Obregón government.

Age 2

Plutarco Elías Calles elected president.

Age 18

Manuel Ávila Camacho presidency. Mexico joins Allies in declaring war on Axis powers. PRM reorganized to provide wider representation and renamed Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional--PRI). Bracero (migrant Mexican worker) agreement established between Mexico and United States.

Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the many places called Silva, or a topographic name from silva ‘thicket’, ‘bramble’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Santos A de Arellano en el registro de Soledad Arellano, "México, Tamaulipas, Registro Civil, 1800-2002"
  • Santos Silva de Arellano en el registro de Florencio Arellano Mercado, "México, Tamaulipas, Registro Civil, 1800-2002"
  • Santos Silva, "México, Tamaulipas, Registro Civil, 1800-2002"

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