Macabeo Barrera

1930–2007 (Age 77)
Monjas, Jalapa, Guatemala

The Life of Macabeo

When Macabeo Barrera was born about 1930, in Monjas, Jalapa, Guatemala, his father, Jose Angels Barrera, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Galeano, was 26. He died about 2007, in Asunción Mita, Jutiapa, Guatemala, at the age of 77.

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Age 11

Guatemala declares war on the Axis powers.

Age 14

Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.

Age 22

The government began to take over privately owned land and distribute it among landless peasants. Large areas owned by the United Fruit company were taken as part of this government program.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from Spanish and Catalan barrera ‘barrier’.2 topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, Spanish barrera, barrero (a derivative of barro ‘mud’, ‘clay’).

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

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