Tomas Zarate Cabrera

1916–before 2009 (Age 93)
Lagunillas, Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Life of Tomas

When Tomas Zarate Cabrera was born in 1916, his father, Arcadio De Jesus Zarate Guillen, was 56 and his mother, Maria Cabrera, was 28. He lived in Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1930. He died before 2009, in Mexico, at the age of 92.

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Arcadio De Jesus Zarate Guillen
Maria Cabrera
Tomas Zarate Cabrera
Candido Zarate Cabrera

Parents and Siblings

    Arcadio De Jesus Zarate Guillen


    Maria Cabrera




World Events (8)


Age 0

"General John J. ""Blackjack"" Pershing's punitive expedition pursues Villa and provokes bitterness between Mexico and United States."

Age 1

Constitution of 1917 promulgated. Carranza elected president.

Age 24

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 Zarate, a place in Araba province, named from Basque zara ‘thicket’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Tomas Zárate in household of J Jesús Zárate, "Mexico National Census, 1930"

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