Mariano Ortega Castillo

1934–1953 (Age 19)
Génova, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

The Life of Mariano

When Mariano Ortega Castillo was born in 1934, in Génova, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, his father, Raul Ortega Orellana, was 21 and his mother, Senaida Alvarado Castillo, was 22. He died in 1953, at the age of 19.

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Raul Ortega Orellana
Senaida Alvarado Castillo
Dolores Vicenta Ortega Castillo
Mariano Ortega Castillo

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World Events (4)


Age 7

Guatemala declares war on the Axis powers.

Age 10

Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.

Age 11

A constitution was adopted. Juan Jose Arevalo became the president. He encouraged education and medical improvements.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province.2 Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’).3 Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

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

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