Mercedes Mena (1930 - 2000)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Mercedes Mena’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Mercedes so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Mercedes’s biography.

Mercedes Mena Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Mercedes Mena and her immediate Mena family. Add to Mercedes Mena's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Mercedes.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Mercedes Mena? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Mercedes finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Mercedes attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Mercedes did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Mercedes Mena is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Mercedes's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Mercedes's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Mercedes a religious woman? Add Mercedes’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Mercedes during various points of her life.

Timeline

1930 - In the year that Mercedes Mena was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1935 - By the time she was only 5 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1978 - By the time she was 48 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1995 - At the age of 65 years old, Mercedes was alive when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

1999 - Mercedes was 69 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

Mercedes Mena Family Tree

Who was Mercedes’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Mercedes’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Mercedes's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Mercedes Mena
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Mercedes's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Mercedes Mena is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Mercedes Mena passed away on August 1, 2000 at 69 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on September 24, 1930. There is no information about Mercedes's family or relationships. We know that Mercedes Mena had been residing in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Mercedes Mena? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Mercedes is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Mercedes Mena

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources