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Pedro Antonio De Lille
Birth: Jan. 13, 1874
Hidalgo del Parral
Chihuahua, Mexico
Death: Aug. 25, 1934
Distrito Federal
Distrito Federal, Mexico

Pedro was the son of Pedro De Lille and Antonia Borja.

He was the brother of Jesus Felipe, Alberto Ciriaco and Jose Calixto.

Pedro married Maria Aizpuru Alvarez in 1898.

He was the beloved father of Pedro, Enrique "Henry", Hector, Antonia, Marie, and Mario.

Pedro did a great deal of research in the area of pharmacology and was well-known for his expertise in Mexico and the United States. He was instrumental in the founding of several colleges in Mexico, including the Universidad Obrera. Pedro trained his son Enrique so well that Enrique passed the pharmacist's examination on his first try without studying for it.

Family legend holds that in the days preceding the Mexican Revolution, that Pedro was visited one night at his rancho in Parral by Pancho Villa's men. Villa had been shot, and his men came to Pedro for help, as he was known throughout the area. At first, Pedro refused, but when pressed with threats of death, he relented and went to treat Villa. Pancho Villa was so grateful, he asked Pedro how he could re-pay him. Pedro said he did not want Villa's money, but he asked that Villa never invade Chihuahua with his troops. Villa promised, and remained true to his word.

Pedro and his family eventually fled Mexico in 1913 due to the Revolution and settled for a time in El Paso, Texas. Soon, Pedro established a school of pharmacy there. In 1918, the family moved to Los Angeles after Pedro decided to go into business with a childhood friend and open the Mexico Pharmacy at 1490 N. Main Street. Pedro and most of the family returned to Mexico at the close of the Revolution.

Pedro is remembered as a sweet and gentle soul, who was devoted to his wife and family. He was extremely well-read, and is said to have done some pioneering research with regard to diabetes.

Family links: 
  Pedro Enrique De Lille (1846 - 1894)
  Antonia Borja De Lille (1848 - 1894)
  Maria Aizpuru De Lille (1876 - 1955)*
  Pedro De Lille (1899 - 1964)*
  Enrique De Lille Aizpuru (1900 - 1969)*
  Marie De Lille Bustillo (1905 - 1982)*
  Maria Antonia De Lille (1909 - 1964)*
  Mario Ramon De Lille (1911 - 1964)*
  Hector De Lille (1914 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Panteón Francés de la Piedad
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
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Pedro Antonio De Lille
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