Petrona Tun Canché

Female1892–1 January 1999

Brief Life History of Petrona

When Petrona Tun Canché was born in 1892, in Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico, her father, Juan Bautista Tun, was 22 and her mother, Leocadia Canché, was 24. She died on 1 January 1999, in her hometown, at the age of 107.

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Juan Bautista Tun
Leocadia Canché
Petrona Tun Canché

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 12

    Constitution changed to allow for six-year presidential term.


    Age 28

    Obregón rebels. Carranza dies. Obregón elected president.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Carlos, Fernando, Fidencio, Julio, Manuel, Orlando, Pablo. Southeast Asian Khin, Sein, Han, Kyaw, Maung, Hoeun, Sokheng, Ying Kit.

    Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name, from htun ‘shine’. Compare Htun . — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames, this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

    Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

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