Born Doroteo Arango in San Juan del Río, Durango, in 1877 (1879) the man most of the world knew as Pancho Villa spent much of his life in Durango.
record of Pancho Villa
Little record exists of the next four or five years of his life, during which time he changed his name to Francisco Villa to evade the law. By the time he was 20, Villa had moved northward to Chihuahua, working on and off as a miner in Parral while selling stolen cattle in Chihuahua (official government biographies list his occupation then as "wholesale meat-seller").
Crime list in Santa Eulalia near Chihuahua
he returned to mining, this time in Santa Eulalia near Chihuahua, but he was tired of the laborer's life and added bank robbery to cattle rustling and murder to his crimes for which he was wanted by the Diaz government.
died June 20, 1923, Parral), Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader, who fought against the regimes of both Porfirio Díaz and Victoriano Huerta and after 1914 engaged in civil war and banditry.