Monday, June 2, 2014

52 Ancestors: #22 ~ Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro
Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro

I'm sticking with the "Matus Villatoro" family again for this week's 52 Ancestors post. Today I'd like to introduce you to my great-grandaunt, Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro. She was the youngest of four children born to my maternal 2nd great-grandparents Nicanor Matus and Raymunda Villatoro Vasques.

Crecenciana was the youngest sister of my great-grandmother, Esther Matus Villatoro. Esther was married to my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

I know a little bit more about Crecenciana than I do about her parents.

Crecenciana was born on 14 September 1906 in Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico. She moved to Brazil sometime after her sister, Esther, moved there with her husband Frederick.

Crecenciana was very kind to my grandfather, Debs Warren Webster, and to his daughter (my mom). In fact, Crecenciana helped to care for my mom after my mom's mother, Sarah, passed away. My mom was only four years old at the time of her mother's death.

Crecenciana married Theodor Reinacher on 5 July 1932 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is a photo of her husband Theodor.

Theodor Reinacher
Theodor Reinacher

Theodor and Crecenciana didn't have any children of their own.

Crecenciana passed away on 29 July 1973 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was buried in Gethsemani Cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I have several photographs of Crecenciana. I'll share them in future posts.

Thanks for reading!


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8 comments:

  1. What a handsome couple. I'm fascinated by Crecenciana's portrait with her legs crossed. I don't believe I've seen such a pose before in a picture from that period.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Crecenciana's portrait certainly is interesting. And beautiful too. I wonder what year her photo was taken. Her dress is so pretty and isn't her hair so chic and stylish? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. You have the most beautiful pictures of your ancestors. (I am really envious as my collection of my own is really lacking! ) I agree with Wendy, they are a beautiful couple.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I really am thankful for and feel blessed by the amount of ancestor photos I have. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love the photo of Crecenciana! She's beautiful... and what a great dress too!
    Her haircut makes me think of the early/mid 1920s... kind of like Louise Brooks's famous bob.

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    1. Thank you Nicholas! I wouldn't be surprised if Crecenciana was, in fact, influenced by the bob hairstyles popular in the 1920s. I think it looked very good on her. Very stylish and chic. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. You have such wonderful family photographs, Jana. Crecenciana is beautiful and so is her name! I think the portrait looks like mid- to late-1920s or possibly very early 1930s. Considering she was born in 1909, I think she looks at least 18. She's not wearing a wedding ring, if that tells you anything. It wearing wedding rings was the custom, it would indicate the photo was taken before she was married.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Yes, I agree that she does look at least 18 years old. And I agree also that this photo does look like it was taken in the 1920s or 1930s. It's so fun to have this beautiful photograph of Crecenciana in our collection. I have several more photos of her, which I'll be sharing in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

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