Catarino Lopez

1948–2008 (Age 59)
San Marcos, Guatemala

The Life of Catarino

Catarino Lopez was born on 23 December 1948, in San Marcos, Guatemala as the son of Marcos Lopez and Maria Andrea de Lopez. He died on 18 January 2008, in his hometown, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Marcos Lopez
Maria Andrea de Lopez
Maria Rufina Lopez
Catarino Lopez

Parents & Siblings

  • Marcos Lopez


  • Maria Andrea de Lopez




World Events (3)


Age 4

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.

Age 15

Colonel Enrique Peralta becomes president following the assassination of Castillo.

Age 28

A major earthquake struck Guatemala causing around 23,000 deaths and $700 million in damage.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Catarino Lopez - Government record: birth-name: Catarino Lopez

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