Juan Jose Valdes Chigua

9 July 1951–22 August 2001 (Age 50)
Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala

The Life Summary of Juan Jose

When Juan Jose Valdes Chigua was born on 9 July 1951, in Chiquimula, Chiquimula, Guatemala, his father, Jose Augusto Valdes Morales, was 32 and his mother, Sarbelia Chigua Velasquez, was 29. He died on 22 August 2001, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Jose Augusto Valdes Morales
Sarbelia Chigua Velasquez
Blanca Azucena Valdes Chigua
Mirta Amparo Valdes Chigua
Cesar Augusto Valdes Chigua
Juan Jose Valdes Chigua
Fredy Orlando Valdes Chigua

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World Events (7)

Age 1
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.
Age 12
Colonel Enrique Peralta becomes president following the assassination of Castillo.
Age 25
A major earthquake struck Guatemala causing around 23,000 deaths and $700 million in damage.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Carlos, Luis, Juan, Jorge, Pedro, Armando, Jesus, Ricardo, Roberto, Eduardo, Julio.Spanish (Valdés): habitational name from Valdés in Asturias, an old name of the town of Luarca. Compare Baldes and Valdez .Catalan (Valdès): nickname from Catalan valdès ‘Waldensian’, i.e. a member of a Puritan religious sect which was founded in the 12th century by Peter Valdes (died 1205) in southern France.

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

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  • Juan José Valdes Chigua, "Guatemala, Izabal, Registro Civil, 1877-1994"

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