Soledad Seanez Holguin,100, widow of Mexican revolutionary...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 13, 1996

Soledad Seanez Holguin,100, widow of Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa, died Thursday of respiratory failure in Chihuahua, Mexico. Over the years, several others claimed to be Villa's widow, including some who had become his wife by his own proclamation. In 1946, Mexico's Congress recognized Soledad Seanez Holguin as his true wife after proving that the pair had a civil and church wedding May 1, 1919.

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