Ruben Hurtado Mendez

20 May 1954–12 October 1980 (Age 26)
Puerta de Anzar, Colima, Colima, Mexico

The Life of Ruben

Ruben Hurtado Mendez was born on 20 May 1954, in Puerta de Anzar, Colima, Colima, Mexico as the son of Moises Hurtado Larios and Maria Mendez Cuevas. He died on 12 October 1980, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Moises Hurtado Larios
1916–1990
Maria Mendez Cuevas
–1991
Ruben Hurtado Mendez
1954–1980

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World Events (3)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 1

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 1

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1956 · The Los Angeles California Temple Opens

Age 2

The Los Angeles California Temple was dedicated by David O. McKay on March 11, 1956. The Los Angeles California Temple was the first temple built in California. The temple opened 19 years after it was announced due to delays caused by World War II. 

Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from the past participle of hurtar ‘to rob or conceal’ (Late Latin furtare, from furtum ‘theft’, fur ‘thief’). The reference was probably to an illegitimate child, whose existence was concealed, or to a kidnapped child.

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

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