Silvia Hortencia Leon Gutierrez

1969–September 2009 (Age 40)
Chietla, Puebla, Mexico

The Life of Silvia Hortencia

When Silvia Hortencia Leon Gutierrez was born in 1969, in Chietla, Puebla, Mexico, her father, Juan Leon Ortiz, was 55 and her mother, Mercedes Gutierrez, was 40. She died in September 2009, in Piedras Negras, Isla, Veracruz, Mexico, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Juan Leon Ortiz
1914–1995
Mercedes Gutierrez
1929–1969
Raymundo Leon Gutierrez
1949–1988
Silvestre Leon Gutierrez
–2008
Rosa Leon Gutierrez
1954–1985
Silvia Hortencia Leon Gutierrez
1969–2009

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World Events (8)

1970

Age 1

Luis Echeverría Álvarez presidency. Emphasis by Mexico on participation in Third World policies against imperialism and foreign economic control. Oil boom in Chiapas and Tabasco. Economic difficulties.
1976

Age 7

José López Portillo y Pacheco presidency. Mexico becomes world's fourth largest producer of oil and also one of world's leading debtor countries. Political reform, leading to increase of minority party representation in Chamber of Deputies by proportional representation system. Foreign debt and inflation soar. Government corruption rampant.
1982

Age 13

Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado presidency. Economy contracts, and standard of living falls. Foreign debt renegotiated. Government adopts economic austerity measures.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (León): habitational name from León, a city in northwestern Spain, named with Latin legio, genitive legionis ‘legion’, a division of the Roman army. In Roman times the city was the garrison of the 7th Legion, known as the Legio Gemina. The city's name became reduced from Legion(em) to Leon(em), and in this form developed an unetymological association with the word for ‘lion’, Spanish león.2 Spanish: from the personal name León, from Greek leōn ‘lion’ ( see Lyon 2). Leon is also found as a Greek family name.3 Spanish: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from león ‘lion’.

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

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