Herminia Chávez

1878–1946 (Age 68)
San Ignacio, Sinaloa, Mexico

The Life of Herminia

Herminia Chávez was born in 1878, in San Ignacio, Sinaloa, Mexico as the daughter of Porfiria Chavez. She married Mateo Valverde on 4 October 1916, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1946, in California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Mateo Valverde
Herminia Chávez
Marriage: 4 October 1916
María Valverde Chávez
Mateo Valverde Chavez

Spouse and Children

4 October 1916
Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

United States railroad companies receive favorable concessions. Railroad boom.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Chávez): variant spelling of Chaves .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Erminia Chavez en el registro de Mateo Valverde, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Erminia Chavez en el registro de Maria Chavez Valverde, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Erminia Chavez en el registro de Maria Chavez, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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