Efrain Catalan Rayo

14 July 1927–7 September 2011 (Age 84)
Las Juntas, Coyuca de Benítez, Guerrero, Mexico

The Life of Efrain Catalan

When Efrain Catalan Rayo was born on 14 July 1927, in Las Juntas, Coyuca de Benítez, Guerrero, Mexico, his father, Guadalupe Catalan Catalan, was 27 and his mother, Enriqueta Rayo Zaragoza, was 14. He died on 7 September 2011, in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, at the age of 84.

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Guadalupe Catalan Catalan
Enriqueta Rayo Zaragoza
Efrain Catalan Rayo
Guadalupe Catalán Rayo

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Calles succeeded by Obregón, who is assassinated before taking office. Calles, who is to remain political strongman through 1935, chooses Emilio Portes Gil as president.

Age 2

Cristero Rebellion suppressed. Founding of official political party--National Revolutionary Party (Partido Nacional Revolucionario--PNR). Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of country, but Calles remains as recognized political boss.

Age 25

Adolfo Ruiz Cortines presidency. Women's suffrage extended to national level. Beginning of political stability through appointment of PRI candidates to presidency.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan (Rayó): variant of Relló, nickname from relló, a derivative of rella ‘ploughshare’.2 Spanish (from Asturian-Leonese): Castilianized variant of Rayu, habitational name from El Rayu, a town in Asturies.3 Spanish: possibly from rayo ‘flash of lightning’, which may be a nickname in the sense ‘lively’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Efraín Catalán en la familia de Gualupe Catalán, "México censo nacional, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Efrain Catalan Rayo - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Efraín Catalán Rayo

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