José Leonidez Fonseca Arias

Maleabout 1934–about December 2000

Brief Life History of José Leonidez

José Leonidez Fonseca Arias was born about 1934, in Acaponeta, Nayarit, Mexico as the son of Pedro Fonseca Viera. He died about December 2000, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in Acaponeta, Nayarit, Mexico.

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Pedro Fonseca Viera
Simon Fonseca Arias
José Leonidez Fonseca Arias
Agripina Fonseca Arias
Chava Fonseca Arias
Ines Fonseca Arias
Josefina Fonseca Arias
Tomasa Fonseca Arias

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Lázaro Cárdenas presidency. Forced exile of Calles (1936). Cárdenas begins socialist policies. Agrarian reform establishes ejidos (see Glossary) and collectivization. Official party renamed Party of the Mexican Revolution (Partido de la Revolución Mexicana--PRM). includes representatives from all sectors of society. Nationalization of oil industry in 1938.


    Age 6

    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.


    Age 18

    Adolfo Ruiz Cortines presidency. Women's suffrage extended to national level. Beginning of political stability through appointment of PRI candidates to presidency.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Juan, Carlos, Luis, Francisco, Pedro, Jesus, Jorge, Rafael, Raul, Fernando. Portuguese Joao, Joaquim, Agostinho, Amadeu, Henrique, Ilidio, Ligia, Manoel, Margarida, Paulo, Sebastiao.

    Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places called for a spring that dried up during the summer months, from fonte seca ‘dry well’.

    Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

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