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Research by Clarence Simonsen
All photos except when noted are part of the collection of Luis Noriega Medrano’s family.
Luis Noriega Medrano
Born in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, in the town of Guadalupe, in 1904, Luis became a first generation Mexican from Spanish born parents. His father Juan Manuel Noriega Reza and his mother Eloisa Medrano. Luis Noriega Medrano’s paternal ancestors came from the Principality of Asturias, a coastal community in north-west Spain, and the exact date his ancestor arrived in Mexico is not known.
The Mexican Revolution began on 20 November 1910, and soon developed into a multi-sided civil war, producing a number of national heroes, social and political reform, but most important the bloodshed resulted in a new Mexican constitution. The conflict changed Mexico forever, with a cost of over one million dead and millions of other people uprooted and displaced around the country. The…
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