Melecio Serna

11 September 1924–1969 (Age 44)
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Melecio

When Melecio Serna was born on 11 September 1924, his father, Antonio Serna, was 44 and his mother, Rafaela Cavazos, was 38. He had at least 4 sons with Juanita Garcez. He died in 1969, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Melecio Serna
Juanita Garcez
Israel Serna
Melecio Serna Jr
Antonio Serna
Joel Serna

Spouse and Children


    Juanita Garcez




    Israel Serna


    Antonio Serna


    Joel Serna


    Melecio Serna Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Antonio Serna






    Eumelia Serna


    Hermenia Serna


    Eloisa Serna


    Eudelia Serna


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 13

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of various places named La Serna, from serna ‘grainfield’ (of Celtic origin).

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

Sources (3)

  • Malessia Serna in household of Antonio Serna, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melico Serna in household of Rapaela Serna, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melecio Cerna in entry for Antonio Cerna, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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