The marriage license for Anastacio’s parents, dated March 1919, only lists his sisters, Luisa, Carmen, Elisa, and Rosa. Originally I was told that Anastacio was born before his sister Maria Aurora, and Jose Julian was born last. However, birth records for Julian and Aurora prove Julian was born after Rosa and before Aurora. There is also a birth record for Jose Clemente. While I have not been able to find any records of this child yet, mathematically speaking, Anastacio was likely born in 1923 or 1924.
According to the information provided by his sister’s granddaughter on Family Search, Anastacio Yuriar Manjerrez died sometime about 1956.
In early January 1910, Anastacio was introduced to Francisco Madero. Senor Madero must have made quite an impression, because Tacho helped to form the Culiacán branch of Madero’s political party, the Partido Nacional Antireelectionistas. While his brother Benjamin was fighting with Villa to free Mexico from the grip of Porfirio Díaz, Anastasio choose to fight Porfirio Díaz in the political arena.
Anastasio at work
He had 2 children with Librada Canavallis – Ricardo, and Maria Matlide. Librada and Anastasio had a falling out. She took the kids and left, eventually immigrating to the US. Maria Matilde died during the journey to America. Ricardo’s son Jon lives in CA.
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Anastasio also had several children with Joaquina Manjerrez. He married her in March of 1919. According to their marriage license, they already had 3 daughters when they got married – Maria Lousia, Maria Elisa, & Maria Rosa. After they married, they had several more children – Anastasio, Maria Carmen, Maria Aurora, and Julio.
Family folklore has always said that he served as Mayor of Culiacán for a while. However, according to the city’s website, he was never mayor. A pamphlet about the history of Culiacán states that in December 1917 he lost an election for a council seat due to election fraud. The state congress appointed a someone else to disputed seat, however it’s possible that he won election as a councilman later in life. We do know that he was a delegate for something to do with farmers and agriculture in 1944 when he was shot & killed by someone named Lencho. Lencho was caught and imprisoned for his crime.
“En una de tantas asambleas hizo acto de presencia don Lencho. Como buen manejador de armas dio muerte a balazos al joven delegado de la Agraria, que en vida llevó el nombre de Anastacio Yuriar (era culichi). Cuando el malechor llegó a la asamblea la mayoría de los asistentes escucharon voz de súplica: “¡No lo hagas, Lencho!”. Sobró quien dijera que fue doña Serafina. El malechor fue castigado; su condena fue prisión.” (quote from an article at debate.com.mx that has since been memory-holed.)