Marcelo Martinez Rivas

30 October 1955–23 October 1995 (Age 39)
Aguacatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

The Life of Marcelo

When Marcelo Martinez Rivas was born on 30 October 1955, in Aguacatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, his father, Pedro Martinez Gomez, was 35 and his mother, Victoria Velasquez Rivas, was 27. He died on 23 October 1995, in Guatemala, Guatemala, at the age of 39, and was buried in Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

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Family Time Line

Pedro Martinez Gomez
Victoria Velasquez Rivas
Marta Martínez
Marcelo Martinez Rivas

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 8

Colonel Enrique Peralta becomes president following the assassination of Castillo.

Age 21

A major earthquake struck Guatemala causing around 23,000 deaths and $700 million in damage.

Age 27

General Efrain Rios Montt seized power from Pres. Lucas Garcia. Under his 17-month rule the army burned Indian villages and killed thousands of suspected leftists. Montt established the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG).

Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Marcelo Martínez Rivas, "Guatemala, Guatemala, Registro Civil, 1877-2006"

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