Maria Celia Lopez Rivera

1938–1980 (Age 42)
Guatemala

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
1912–1974
Elisa De Jesus De Leon Torres
1903–1980
Lidia Elvira De Leon
1933–1986
Maria Celia Lopez Rivera
1938–1980
Arturo Lopez de Leon
1940–2013
Alma America Lopez Rivera
1941–1965

Parents & Siblings

  • Moisés López Rivera

    Male1912–1974Male

  • Elisa De Jesus De Leon Torres

    Female1903–1980Female

siblings

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World Events (5)

1941

Age 3

Guatemala declares war on the Axis powers.
1944

Age 6

Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.
1952

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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