This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.
In last week's 52 ancestors post, I introduced you to my maternal great-grandaunt, Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro. Today, I'd like to introduce you to her sister, Catalina Matus Villatoro.
Unfortunately, I don't know a lot about Catalina. My records indicate that she was born around 1900 in Chiapas, Mexico. I know that she didn't pass away until sometime after July of 1955.
In July of 1955, my grandparents, Debs and Willis Webster, traveled to Mexico. During their visit, Catalina gave them this photo of herself. She wrote in Spanish on the back of the photo. Catalina signed it, "With all affection, your Aunt Catalina." She also wrote the date and place on the back of the photo as July 16, 1955 Arriaga, Chiapas.
I don't know the name of Catalina's husband. But I know she had three children with the last name of Arriola. She mentioned her children in a letter sent to my grandfather.
Based on the dates these children were born, they may still be living. So for privacy reasons, I won't include their names in this post.
The letter in which Catalina mentioned her children was dated 22 January 1955. Here's her signature from that letter. It is a two-sided hand-written letter. That's why you can see the writing from the other side of the page.
Catalina's letter is written in Spanish. I will most likely share it here on my blog. But I need to get a full translation first.
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