Person - Tello Tortajada, Francisco (1894-1966)

Tello Tortajada, Francisco (1894-1966)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Cosuenda (Zaragoza, España)  1898-04-02 - Ciudad de México (México)  1966-01-10


He was a carpenter, carver, sculptor and air force bombing soldier during the Spanish Civil War. He was an activist at the General Union of Workers (UGT) since 1915. In addition, he worked as the president of the Municipal Workers' Trade Union of Madrid, the secretary of the Carvers' Trade Union of Madrid and a member of the Sculptors' Trade Union of Bilbao. He had been enrolled to the Socialist Youth since 1916, to the Socialist Group of Madrid since 1918 and, later, to the Socialist Group of Barcelona. While he was living in France, he obtained the residence permit at the Haute-Garonne Department. Then, he met his wife, Marie Louise Bataille Dulac, who was born in Toulouse and later naturalised as a Spanish citizen. He was condemned to 21 years and 6 months of prison on the 19th of February 1934, accused of Matías Montero Rodríguez de Trujillo's murder on the 9th of February 1934 in Madrid. This man was a Falangist student of Medicine known at the Falangist martyrology as "El Estudiante Caído". Tello Tortajada was also condemned for illegal weapons possession. During the Civil War, he was the Malraux Wing's major and Air Force's commissioner. When the battle ended, he moved to France, where he stayed until he left for exile in Mexico. He arrived in Veracruz on board the Ipanema on the 7th of July 1939. He possessed a special visa supported by Indalecio Prieto. He worked in a carpenter's shop in the city of Veracruz and lived in Puebla. He died on the 10th of January 1966 in the City of Mexico.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

Ipanema (barco de vapor)

Description: Expedición que sale de Francia y llega a Veracruz el 7 de julio de 1939

Date of the event: 1939-07-07

Location associated with the date: Veracruz (México)



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Labour unions members


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Cosuenda (Zaragoza, España) in 1898-04-02

Lugar de Defunción:

Ciudad de México (México) in 1966-01-10

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Bataille Dulac, María Luisa (1895-1972)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Hernández Pequeño, Lucio (1932-)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

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Juventudes Socialistas de España  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Unión General de Trabajadores (España)  ( He/She is a member of )


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