Peter Wells Contreras

15 June 1913–14 June 2003 (Age 90)
Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Peter Wells

When Peter Wells Contreras was born on 15 June 1913, his father, Pedro Redondo Contreras, was 41 and his mother, Rosa F Wells, was 27. He married Eva Verdugo on 10 February 1945, in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States. He lived in Cananea, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico in 1930. He died on 14 June 2003, in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

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Peter Wells Contreras
Eva Verdugo
Marriage: 10 February 1945

Spouse and Children

10 February 1945
Douglas, Cochise, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Pedro Redondo Contreras






    Isabel Contreras


    Mary Estefana Contreras



    Irene Rose Contreras


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

United States troops land at Veracruz. Huerta defeated and forced into exile.

Age 2

Obregón turns against Villa. Villa continues to fight and raids United States border towns for next five years. Carranza recognized by United States as chief of government forces.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 Conteraras, a place in the province of Burgos. The place name is derived from Late Latin contraria ‘surrounding area’, ‘region’ (from the preposition contra ‘opposite’, ‘against’, ‘hard by’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pedro Contreras in household of Pedro R Contreras, "Mexico National Census, 1930"
  • Peter W Contreras in household of Peter R Contreras, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Peter Wells Contreras, "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008"

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