|Evaristo Merino Canales|
|9th Mayor of Pichilemu|
22 May 1927 – 14 May 1928
|President||Carlos Ibáñez del Campo|
|Preceded by||Francisco Adriano Caro Rodríguez|
|Succeeded by||José Camilo Silva|
|Died||27 August 1930
Personal life and early work
Evaristo Merino Canales married Rosa Silva Valenzuela, with whom he had ten children: Antonieta, Raquel, Eduardo, Jorge, Adolfo, Rosa, Evaristo, Marcial, Modesto, and Sergio. In March 1900, he began working as administrator of Agustín Ross Edwards' resort in Pichilemu, and did so until the death of Ross in October 1926.
Mayor of Pichilemu and death
He was appointed mayor of the junta de vecinos (neighbors' council) of Pichilemu by decree of the president on 15 May 1927. Local historian and journalist José Arraño Acevedo stated that Merino's mayorship lasted until his resignation in February 1928, as he wanted to "move definitely to his native Curicó", while Antonio Saldías asserts Merino's mayorship lasted until 14 May 1928.
On 27 August 1930, just two years and a half since he left Pichilemu, he died in Curicó, and his ashes were buried at the local cemetery, in a mausoleum which he shares with his wife, who died in August 1925.
- Arraño Acevedo, José (2003). Hombres y Cosas de Pichilemu (in Spanish). Pichilemu, Chile: Editora El Promaucae.
- Saldías, Antonio (22 December 2006). "Cuarenta y un alcaldes en 115 años de vida comunal han pasado por el municipio pichilemino". Pichilemu News (in Spanish). Pichilemu, Chile. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013.
- Arraño Acevedo, José (1999). Pichilemu y sus alrededores turísticos (in Spanish). Pichilemu, Chile: Editora El Promaucae. p. 85.
Francisco Adriano Caro Rodríguez
|Mayor of Pichilemu
José Camilo Silva