Maria Celia Lopez Rivera

1938–1980 (Age 42)

The Life of Maria Celia

When Maria Celia Lopez Rivera was born on 15 April 1938, in Guatemala, her father, Moisés López Rivera, was 26 and her mother, Elisa De Jesus De Leon Torres, was 35. She died on 24 September 1980, in her hometown, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Moisés López Rivera
Elisa De Jesus De Leon Torres
Lidia Elvira De Leon
Maria Celia Lopez Rivera
Arturo Lopez de Leon
Alma America Lopez Rivera

Parents & Siblings

  • Moisés López Rivera


  • Elisa De Jesus De Leon Torres




World Events (5)


Age 3

Guatemala declares war on the Axis powers.

Age 6

Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.

Age 14

The government began to take over privately owned land and distribute it among landless peasants. Large areas owned by the United Fruit company were taken as part of this government program.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (1)

  • María Celia Rivera de Melgar, "Guatemala, Guatemala, Registro Civil, 1877-2006"

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