Female17 June 1924–23 December 2000

Brief Life History of MANUELA

When MANUELA MENDEZ TORRES was born on 17 June 1924, in Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, Mexico, her father, Marciano Hilario Mendez, was 30 and her mother, RAFAELA TORRES, was 25. She lived in Santiago Laollaga, Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1930. She died on 23 December 2000, in Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, Mexico, at the age of 76.

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Ignacio Toral Mendez

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  • Manuela Mendez en la familia de Rafaela Torres, "México censo nacional, 1930"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Anticlerical policies spark Cristero Rebellion.


Age 3

Constitution of 1917 amended to extend presidential term to six years.


Age 22

Miguel Alemán Valdés presidency. Industrialization, public works, and creation of a new campus for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México--UNAM).

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Francisco, Pedro, Miguel, Raul, Jorge, Rafael. Portuguese Ligia, Godofredo, Ilidio, Paulo, Serafim.

Galician (Méndez): patronymic from the personal name Mendo (see Mendes , of which this is the Galician equivalent).

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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