Nobody suffered more than the women of Mexico during their revolution. 1.5 million (mostly men) lost their lives in the ten years of fighting. In contrast, the United States has lost that many, but in all our wars combined, including our revolutionary war.
Daily Whip Out: "Mexicana Mama Trauma."
The Nine Lives of Pancho Villa's 25 Wives
It's hard to imagine what the women in Mexico put up with in those traumatic times where bandits and thugs roamed the countryside having their way with everything and everybody. In spite of these horrible conditions, some of Pancho's women lived a very long time.
Think about this: My daughter was alive when Pancho Villa's first wife was still alive.
Deena Bean Outside Tombstone
Luz Corral lived until 1983 and until the end, she received visitors at the mansion Pancho built in Chihuahua in his last years.
Luz Corral, Pancho's First Wife
Of course, some of Pancho's wives he married on impulse and they had a severe quality:
Daily Whip Out: "One of Pancho's Severe Wives"
And more than a few of Pancho's wives were not far from the line:
Daily Whip Out: "Pancho's Puta"
"Pancho left a legacy of a being a bandit, rowdy, rank, and an outlaw writ large."
—Old Vaquero Saying
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
- Pancho Villa