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General Emetorio Torres

AMELIA MONTEVERDE MORALES, the younger sister of Carmen Monteverde, was born in Hermosillo, Sonora; México. 1863. She married LUIS EMETERIO TORRES MELENDEZ in Hermosillo, Sonora; México., January 10,1884. LUIS was born in Mineral de Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua; México. March 02,1844. LUIS was the son of JOSE TORRES DEL RAYO and FRANCISCA MELENDEZ. LUIS died September 09,1935 in Los Angeles, California; México., at 91 years of age. He was six times, the Governor of Sonora, military hero, ousted by President Madero. Picture below is of the couple in Los Angeles after their escape from Mexico.

General Luis Emeterio Torres was a military Mexican who participated in the Mexican Revolution . Born in ore Guadalupe y Calvo , Chihuahua , in 1844 , but then he settled in Sinaloa . He devoted himself to a military career and fought the Second French Intervention in Mexico . He was discharged from the Mexican Army by revolting against the state authorities; he joined thePlan de la Noria , of Porfirio Diaz , and thereafter the Plan of Tuxtepec . Backed by Diaz attacked the government of Ignacio Pesqueira in Sonora , forming a group that practiced Ramon Corral and Rafael Izabal . From 1879 he was governor in the state ofSonora for five constitutional periods, until May 27 of 1911 . During this stage dominated not only the state of Sonora but also ofSinaloa , and the territories of Tepic and Baja California . In fact, in 1887 he had been appointed political leader and military commander of Baja California Norte, which he held to a total reorganization, mainly as Sonora. He fought against the Yaquis , being the architect of the policy of expulsion and dispossession of land. From 1904 to 1908 he was senator Morelos . The triumph of Maderismo he settled in Los Angeles , California , USA , where he died in 1935 .




My name is Christine (Yost) Vaishville.  My mother, Norma (Petersen) Yost is the grand niece of Luis Emeterio Torres Melendez and Amelia Monteverde Morales.  Her grandmother was Dolores Monteverde Grunig.  My mother lived with General Luis E. Torres in the 1316 Westlake Ave Los Angeles home for the last 2 years of his life.  The general was cared for by my mom’s aunt, Amelia Carricarte (a favorite niece of the general), because her own mother suffered from what we now know was manic depression and had been admitted to the state mental institution in Stockton, CA.  When the general died in 1935, her Aunt Amelia returned to her husband in Mexico with her own 3 children, but could not afford to take my mother and her brother and sister with her.  She had no money and could not afford the $4,000 mortgage still owed on the 1316 Westlake home.  My mother and her siblings returned to San Francisco, where they had spent there early youth, and lived as wards of the state in foster homes.  My mom graduated from Balboa High in SF and then UC Berkeley, where she met my father.  They both still reside in the Bay Area.
Dolores Monteverde Grunig married George Grunig and had 3 children:  Amelia, Eva (my grandmother) and George (Jr).  Amelia married Roberto Carricarte & had 6 children – Chuy, Loli, Roberto (and 3 others whose names my mom knows). Eva married Rudolph Petersen and had Marie, Norma & William (Bill).  William (Bill) married Shirley and had Kurt and __ (a brother whose name I forget).
I have MUCH more information and pictures of the general with my mom, her siblings, Aunt Amelia and her children in Los Angeles and tons of other photos of the general in Hermosillo. Feel free to contact me if anyone wishes to learn more.

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