Luz Elena Villa Corral was the daughter of Mexican revolutionaries parents, Pancho Villa and Maria Luz Corral. She is known to the public mainly because of her father who was a key figure in the Mexican Revolution, he participated in Francisco Madero’s rebellion against Porfirio Daz in Mexico in 1909. Luz Elena Villa Corral’s father was known as Francisco “Pancho” Villa, he served as a general and guerilla leader in the Mexican Revolution and went on to lead the División del Norte cavalry and later served as the governor of Chihuahua.
Luz Elena Villa Corral Personal Life & Family
Luz Elena Villa Corral was born on 25th February, 1912 to Pancho Villa and Maria Luz Corral. Pancho Villa was born on 7 June 1878 in La Coyotada, San Juan del Río, Durango, Mexico and he went on to become a revolutionist and eventually a governor. Luz Elena’s mother was Maria Kuz Corral born on July 2 1892 in San Andrés, Mexico. She lived with her widowed mother when she met Pancho Villa. Villa wanted her to get married to her which her mother opposed, however, they married on 29 May 1911. Luz Elena Villa Corral’s father was known to have married several women without divorcing his previous wives. In 1923, Pancho Villa was assassinated by his political rivals Plutarco Elías Calles and Alvaro Obregón.
Luz Elena Villa Corral Death & Legacy
Luz Elena Villa Corral died after completing her first birthday in March 1913. Reason for her death remains unknown, however, we know that Pancho Villa was assassinated by his political rivals Plutarco Elías Calles and Alvaro Obregón. Thousands of Luz’s father’s supporters came for his funeral in Parral. After his assassination, Maria was cast out from Canutillo as not many believed her to be Pancho Villa’s official wife but she was acknowledged by Mexican courts as Villa’s legitimate wife and hence heir to his estate. Luz Corral was the beneficiary of President Obregón’s intervention in the conflict over competing claims to Villa’s estate, possibly as a result of her saving his life when Villa threatened to put him to death in 1914. Other wives of Villa Rentería and Seañez were granted with government pensions years after Villa’s assassination. The responsibility of Villa’s estate was given to Luz, who maintained his public memory. Villa’s remains were transferred in 1976 to the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City. Corral took her last breath on 6 July 1981 at the age of 89.
Luz Elena Villa Corral Net Worth
As Luz Elena Villa Corral hardly lived till the age of 1 there is not much wealth she possessed. It was mainly her father and mother who were wealthy and possessed large estates. Once her father died, her mother Maria was in charge of the huge amount of wealth and property he had.