Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I Found Little Israel Villatoro

Thanks to's newly added and indexed records for Mexico, I've been finding records that I haven't found before.

Today, I found a person I didn't know about before. His name is Israel Villatoro. He is my 1st cousin 3 times removed and is the son of my maternal 2nd great-granduncle, Zenon Villatoro Vasques. Zenon is a brother of my 2nd great-grandmother Raymunda Villatoro Vasques. I shared her death record in a previous post.

The record I found for Israel is his death record.1

Israel passed away on 8 August 1904 due to Dysentery. He was only seven months old. Poor little baby! I discovered from this record that his mother, Adelfa Hernandez, had passed away before Israel. And Israel's father, Zenon, was listed as a widower.

From what I can tell using Google Translate, the highlighted areas of this record basically say that on 9 August 1904 Zenon Villatoro, 26 years of age, widower, reported Israel's death. Israel passed away at 4:00 in the afternoon of 8 August 1904. I figured that out using Google Translate. "Fallecio ayer" means "died yesterday." It's important to read through the record to see when the actual death occurred. The last highlighted area reads "la finada Adelfa Hernandez" which means "the deceased Adelfa Hernandez."

I've now added little Israel Villatoro to my Legacy database as well as my Ancestry tree and FamilySearch Family Tree.

I've found other documents regarding my Mexican family lines and will share those in future posts.

Thanks for reading!

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1 "Chiapas, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1861-1987,"database, Ancestry ( : accessed 4 November 2015), Page 1, image 413 of 1158, entry for Israel Villatoro (Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico), died 8 August 1904.


  1. Death is always sad but sadder still for a baby to die of dysentery. Those records from Mexico are such a blessing to you, Jana. It's great to see how many ancestors and extended family members you're finding. This is such an exciting time for family history!

    1. Oh yes, Nancy. These records from Mexico really are such a blessing. I'm grateful to have found the records I've found so far and hope to find many more. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a sad little life. Israel's time was short, but he did not go unnoticed.

    1. Poor little baby Israel. I'm so glad I was able to learn about him.




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