José Rafael Olivas Cruz

24 October 1894–1955 (Age 60)
Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life of José Rafael

When José Rafael Olivas Cruz was born on 24 October 1894, in Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico, his father, Pioquinto Olivas Elías, was 38 and his mother, Marcelina Cruz Quijada, was 30. He married Maria Cordova in 1924, in Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1955, in his hometown, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

José Rafael Olivas Cruz
1894–1955
Maria Cordova
1903–1980
Marriage: 1924
Jose Isabel Olivas Cordova
1926–1955
Elvira Olivas Cordova
1927–1987
Epitacio Olivas
1928–2013
Eva Olivas Cordova
1930–1980
David Olivas Cordoba
1932–1982
Rodolfo Olivas Cordoba
1933–1990
Alfonzo Olivas Cordova
1936–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1924
Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Pioquinto Olivas Elías

    Male1856–1931Male

    Marcelina Cruz Quijada

    Female1864–Female

siblings

(8)

    Jesus Olivas Cruz

    Male1883–Male

    José de Jesus Olivas Cruz

    Male1885–1885Male

    Pioquinto Olivas Cruz

    Male1886–Male

    Manuela Olivas Cruz

    Female1888–1967Female

    Maria Matilde Olivas Cruz

    Female1890–Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

Age 2

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.
1904

Age 10

Constitution changed to allow for six-year presidential term.
1911

Age 17

Rebellion spreads throughout Mexico. After attack on Ciudad Juárez, Díaz resigns. Madero returns in triumph to Mexico City and is elected to presidency. Emiliano Zapata publishes Plan of Ayala demanding quick reforms.

Name Meaning

1 Catalan: variant spelling of Olives, habitational name from Olives in Girona province, or a topographic name from the plural of Oliva .2 Spanish: plural form of Oliva .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • José Rafael Olivas, "Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994"

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