Francisco (Arango) Villa

José Doroteo (Arango) Villa (1878 - 1923)

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General José Doroteo (Francisco) "Pancho Villa" Villa formerly Arango
Born in Río Grande, San Juan del Río, Durango, Méxicomap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in San Andrés, Chihuahua, Méxicomap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Méxicomap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Nov 2008 | Last significant change: 10 Jun 2019
03:37: Austin Pérez edited the Biography for José Doroteo (Arango) Villa (1878-1923). [Thank Austin for this]
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Biografía

7 julio 1878: En la parroquia de San Juan del Río…yo el presbítero José Andrés Palomo, cura encargado de esta villa, bauticé solemnemente a un niño que nació en el Río Grande el día cinco del pasado, le puse por nombre José Doroteo, hijo legítimo de Agustín Arango y de Micaela Arámbula; sus abuelos paternos Antonio y Feliciana [Faustina] Vela, los maternos Trinidad Arámbula y María de Jesús (Acevedo), digo Álvarez; fueron padrinos Eugenio Acevedo y Albina Arámbula.[1]

28 mayo 1911: En la parroquia de San Andrés…yo el infrascrito cura [Juan de Dios Muñoz], interino de la misma…desposé por palabras de presente y juntamente velé a Francisco Villa, soltero, de treinta y tres años, originario de San Juan del Río, Durango y vecino de esta hace veinte años e hijo legítimo de Agustín Villa [Arango] y Micaela Arámbula; con Luz F. Corral, soltera, de dieciocho años, originaria y vecina de esta e hija legítima de Jesús Corral y Trinidad Fierro. Fueron testigos Fortunato Casavantes y Raquel Rodríguez.[2]

Biografía en inglés

El Centauro del Norte

Family

Jose Doroteo "Francisco 'Pancho' Villa" Arango was born in San Juan del Rio, state of Durango on June 5, 1878, the son of a field laborer named Agustin Arango and Maria Micaela Armábola.

As a teen, Jose assaulted a man and fled into the Sierra de la Silla Mexican Mountains, changed his name to Francisco Villa and led the life of a bandit, rustling cattle and robbing banks with a gang from 1894 to 1910. They called him, "Pancho".

Over his lifetime, he married many times and had many children. His first wife was Maria Luz Corral de Villa. They wed on May 29, 1912.

History

After coming out the mountains and having married by 1912, Pancho became part of the Mexican Revolution. In 1913, Villa formed an army several thousand strong which came to be known as the Division del Norte - the Division of the North. He fought on the side of Venustiano Carranza and the Constitutionalists against the new dictator, General Victoriano Huerta. After victory, there was a major disagreement between Villa and Carranza and Pancho in fled in mid-1914 to northern Mexico to continue guerilla warfare.

In January 1916 Villa and his followers killed 17 American citizens in Santa Isabel (called the Santa Ysabel Massacre) and attacked Columbus in New Mexico in March 1916 because the U.S. Government supported the new government under Carranza.

In the early morning (2:30 am) of March 9, 1916 approximately five hundred soldiers led by General Francisco "Pancho" Villa attacked the small border town and military camp occupied by the 13th U.S. Cavalry at Camp Furlong, Columbus, New Mexico. The Villistas Pistoleros (gunmen) killed twenty-four American soldiers and civilians in the town of Columbus (the first attack on American soil since the War of 1812) before withdrawing into Mexico shouting, Death to Americans!.

The attack exhibited the long history of tension between the United States and Mexico dating back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-1847 and now Brigadier General John J. Pershing and his 8th Infantry Brigade were sent to to guard the U.S. and Mexico Border in order to protect American citizens and their property.

Villa and his men continued violent attacks on American business investments and military posts in New Mexico and along the Mexico border. When the word of continued attacks reached Washington,D. C., President Wilson ordered Pershing and his 4,800 troops into Northern Mexico to capture Pancho Villa (called the Punitive Expedition and Pancho Villa Expedition). Pershing increasing troops to 11,000. National Guard troops from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona were sent to guard the border. Additional National Guards came from other states, adding up to 112,000 new guards. By Feb. 1917 many were pulled out. Pershing never captured General Villa.

Legacy & Legend

Villa always had the support of the poor Mexican people because he was fearless. After the Carranza government was overthrown, Pancho was allowed to return and given a pardon. Villa retired to his ranch in Parral, Chihuahua.

Villa was assassinated in the town on July 20, 1923. Villa was driving in his black 1919 Dodge roadster along with five friends when a group of seven riflemen fired 150 shots in just two minutes into his car. Only one survived. Villa had made many enemies over the years.

Fuentes

  1. LDS FamilySearch.org, "México, Durango, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1604-1985," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-616Y-DH?cc=1554576&wc=3PZV-6TL%3A107792501%2C107792502%2C109885603 : 20 May 2014), San Juan del Río > San Francisco de Asís > Bautismos 1874-1884 > image 235 of 635; parroquias Católicas, Durango (Catholic Church parishes, Durango).
  2. LDS FamilySearch.org, "México, Chihuahua, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1632-1958," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-X9V9-YZ3?cc=1521780&wc=3VMQ-GP8%3A69039101%2C69039102%2C69258701 : 5 June 2015), Riva Palacio > San Andrés > Matrimonios 1867-1874, 1883-1934 > image 259 of 836; parroquias Católicas, Chihuahua (Catholic Church parishes, Chihuahua).

Ver también:

  • Marriage record shows parents for Jose "Catorino" Arango born 1860, and spouse- Maria Josefa. This is one of Pancho's MANY siblings
  • Defunción de su hijo Francisco

LDS FamilySearch.org, "México, Distrito Federal, Registro Civil, 1832-2005." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 14 March 2018. Archivo de Registro Civil de Distrito Federal (Civil Registry Archives), Federal District.

LDS FamilySearch.org, "México, Distrito Federal, Registro Civil, 1832-2005." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 14 March 2018. Archivo de Registro Civil de Distrito Federal (Civil Registry Archives), Federal District.



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On 17 Nov 2013 at 19:53 GMT Perla Vega wrote:

I live in El Paso TX and my grandmother is Francisco Villa's granddaughter. Her mother was Villa's daughter, one of many children he had while in Durango MX. To this day my grandmother Rosa Villa owns pictures and relics of a man that made history "Pancho" Villa.

On 11 Oct 2012 at 08:33 GMT Robin (Felch) Wedertz wrote:

Yes! There are living family members. Frederico Doroteo Villa is the connection I am working on. I have created the tree for his descendants, My best friend.



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