Evaristo Merino

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Evaristo Merino Canales
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9th Mayor of Pichilemu
In office
22 May 1927 – 14 May 1928
President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Preceded by Francisco Adriano Caro Rodríguez
Succeeded by José Camilo Silva
Personal details
Died 27 August 1930
Curicó, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Residence Pichilemu, Chile
Occupation Public worker

Evaristo Merino Canales de la Cerda (died 27 August 1930) was the ninth Mayor of the commune of Pichilemu, office which he held between May 1927 and May 1928, although the latter date is disputed.


Personal life and early work[edit]

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.[1]

Mayor of Pichilemu and death[edit]

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",[1] while Antonio Saldías asserts Merino's mayorship lasted until 14 May 1928.[2]

On 27 August 1930,[3] 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Arraño Acevedo, José (2003). Hombres y Cosas de Pichilemu (in Spanish). Pichilemu, Chile: Editora El Promaucae. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Arraño Acevedo, José (1999). Pichilemu y sus alrededores turísticos (in Spanish). Pichilemu, Chile: Editora El Promaucae. p. 85. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Adriano Caro Rodríguez
Mayor of Pichilemu
Succeeded by
José Camilo Silva