Josefina Mendoza Huitzitl

1927–17 October 1953 (Age 26)
Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

The Life of Josefina

When Josefina Mendoza Huitzitl was born in 1927, in Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, her father, Felix Mendoza, was 22 and her mother, Dominga Gomez Huitzi, was 23. She died on 17 October 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 26.

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World Events (5)


Age 0

Constitution of 1917 amended to extend presidential term to six years.

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 13

Manuel Ávila Camacho presidency. Mexico joins Allies in declaring war on Axis powers. PRM reorganized to provide wider representation and renamed Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional--PRI). Bracero (migrant Mexican worker) agreement established between Mexico and United States.

Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from several places in the provinces of Arava and Biscay called Mendoza, named with Basque mendi ‘mountain’ + otz ‘cold’ + the definite article -a.

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

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