Marcelo Medina Alejo

16 January 1911–1 March 2007 (Age 96)
Tres Zapotes, Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico

The Life of Marcelo

When Marcelo Medina Alejo was born on 16 January 1911, in Tres Zapotes, Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico, his father, Teodosio Medina Aquino, was 31 and his mother, Maria del Pilar Alejo de Medina, was 6. He died on 1 March 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 96.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

"Pascual Orozco rebels against Madero. Victoriano Huerta's troops crush rebellion. Huerta exiled to France. Zapata and Francisco ""Pancho""Villa enter Mexico City. Venustiano Carranza establishes constitutional government at Veracruz."

Age 2

Madero overthrown by coup d'état staged by Felix Díaz and Huerta. Madero assassinated. Carranza, Villa, and Álvaro Obregón lead northern rebellion.

Age 29

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

Spanish: habitational name from any of the several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid, so called from Arabic medīna ‘city’. The surname is also borne by Sephardic Jews.

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

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