Jose Maria Velasquez

1872–1947 (Age 74)
Guatimapé, Nuevo Ideal, Durango, Mexico

The Life of Jose Maria

When Jose Maria Velasquez was born on 12 August 1872, in Guatimapé, Nuevo Ideal, Durango, Mexico, his father, Manuel Velasquez Gonzalez, was 27 and his mother, Dionicia Mireles Hernandez, was 20. He died on 16 February 1947, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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Manuel Velasquez Gonzalez
Dionicia Mireles Hernandez
Jose Maria Velasquez

Parents & Siblings

  • Manuel Velasquez Gonzalez


  • Dionicia Mireles Hernandez




World Events (8)


Age 1

Reform Laws incorporated into Mexican constitution confirming separation of church and state.
1875 · The First Missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Age 3

The first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered Mexico in two groups. The first group went into Sonora and baptized the first 5 members in Latin America. The second group went down to Mexico City and handed out translated verses of the Book of Mormon. The missionaries worked throughout the nation until 1889 and baptized many. Because of the government’s views of polygamy, missionaries weren't allowed to teach and baptize while the mission was closed from 1889 to 1901. The church has since increased from the initial 5 to 1.5 Million members.
1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

Age 24

The Yaqui Uprising was a conflict that was fought between the residents of Sonora and Arizona over several days. It started as an agreement of the Native Americans, in the state of Sonora, and Lauro Aguirre to start by capturing the customs house in Nogales. This confrontation was one of the last battles during the American Indian Wars. Several people were killed and wounded but was a win in the Revolution of Mexico.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Velásquez): patronymic from the personal name Velasco .

Possible Related Names

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

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