Maria Isabel Mata Hernandez

15 June 1931–1 September 2010 (Age 79)
La Reina, Chalatenango, El Salvador

The Life of Maria Isabel

When Maria Isabel Mata Hernandez was born on 15 June 1931, in La Reina, Chalatenango, El Salvador, her father, Valentin Mata Ortis, was 33 and her mother, Rufina Hernandez, was 27. She died on 1 September 2010, in Santa Rita, Chalatenango, El Salvador, at the age of 79.

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Manuel Humberto Guevara Mena
Maria Isabel Mata Hernandez

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Age 38

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.

Age 46

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.

Age 46

Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, S. J. is assassinated by a death squad.

Name Meaning

1 Portuguese and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal and Spain named Mata, from mata ‘wood’, ‘forest’.2 Catalan: topographic name from mata ‘scrub’.3 Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Máté ( see Matthew ).

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

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