Manuel Asunsolo was born in the city of Chihuahua on the 15th of April, 1881. His parents were J. Manuel Asunsolo and Beatriz Jaques, who had eleven more children aside from him. His uncle Antonio owned one of the most important haciendas in the northern part of the country. When his father died he inherited 60,000 pesos, which at that time was an important amount. However, the man who would be his partner, Noble B. Judah, Jr., said that this amount of money had vanished when they met, because “Manuel was a junior . . . and had spent it a long time ago”.
So Manuel was considered the “black sheep” of his family and maybe it was because of this that when he was nineteen he was sent to study at the Military Academy in Michigan in the United States. His military career would serve him later to enter the Mexican Army. However, none of his family imagined that thanks to this he would form a part of the revolutionary movement and would fight against Porfirio Diaz.
General Manuel Asunsolo, educated and good looking dapper man, full of life, ragtime fan –a U.S. music genre popular at the end of the Nineteenth Century, father of the beautiful Maria and uncle of Dolores del Rio, who would be killed a short time later, was the leader, along with Genovevo de la O and Emiliano Zapata, of the first pacific takeover of Cuernavaca (May-June 1911). General Asunsolo never knew that the uprising against Porfirio Diaz would finally become a revolution with would transform the socioeconomic structure of the nation, because he died in Mexico City in November of 1911 at the hands of Pablo Escandon, Jr., son of the governor of Morelos during the takeover of Cuernavaca.
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