Rita Ballesteros

1873–1953 (Age 80)
Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico

The Life of Rita

When Rita Ballesteros was born in 1873, in Tuxpan, Túxpam, Veracruz, Mexico, her father, Marcial Ballesteros, was 41 and her mother, Rita Cardenete, was 38. She died in 1953, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Marcial Ballesteros
1832–1932
Rita Cardenete
1835–1888
Rita Ballesteros
1873–1953

Parents and Siblings

    Marcial Ballesteros

    Male1832–1932Male

    Rita Cardenete

    Female1835–1888Female

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World Events (8)

1873

Age 0

Reform Laws incorporated into Mexican constitution confirming separation of church and state.
1875 · The First Missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Age 2

The first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered Mexico in two groups. The first group went into Sonora and baptized the first 5 members in Latin America. The second group went down to Mexico City and handed out translated verses of the Book of Mormon. The missionaries worked throughout the nation until 1889 and baptized many. Because of the government’s views of polygamy, missionaries weren't allowed to teach and baptize while the mission was closed from 1889 to 1901. The church has since increased from the initial 5 to 1.5 Million members.
1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

Age 23

The Yaqui Uprising was a conflict that was fought between the residents of Sonora and Arizona over several days. It started as an agreement of the Native Americans, in the state of Sonora, and Lauro Aguirre to start by capturing the customs house in Nogales. This confrontation was one of the last battles during the American Indian Wars. Several people were killed and wounded but was a win in the Revolution of Mexico.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of various places in Spain, for example Ballesteros de Calatrava in the province of Ciudad Real, Los Ballesteros (Huelva), Ballesteros (Cuenca), and others no longer identifiable, which were probably so named because of their association with ballesteros ‘crossbowmen’, plural of ballestero, an agent derivative of ballesta ‘crossbow’ ( see Ballester ).

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

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