Ynes Mexia Weight, Husband, Age, Biography & More

Bio/Wiki

Real NameYnes Mexia
ProfessionMexican-American botanist, Botanist

Physical Stats & More

Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark Brown
EthnicityAmerican
Body Measurements Chest: 36 Inches
Waist: 28 Inches
Biceps: 34 Inches

Personal Life

Date of Birth24 May 1870
Die12 July 1938 (Berkeley, United States of America)
Birthplace Washington, D.C. 
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityAmerican
CitizenMexico, United States
SchoolPrivate schools in Philadelphia and Ontario, Canada
CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
ReligionChristianity
Educational QualificationBotany
Food HabitNon Vegetarian
FatherEnrique Mexia
MotherSarah Wilmer
SpouseHerman de Laue (1897 to 1904)
D. Augustin Reygados (1904 to 1908)
Siblings6
HobbiesTennis and watching soccer
AwardsLife member of the California Academy of Sciences

Ynés Enriquetta Julietta Mexía (May 24, 1870 – July 12, 1938) was a Mexican-American botanist. She was popularly known for her collections of novel plant specimens from areas of Mexico and South America. She was one of the most accomplished plant collector of her time.

Life and education

She was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1870 to her Mexican diplomat father, Enrique Mexia, and Sarah Wilmer. When her father went back to Maxico City after there married broke up in 1873. Then her Mother took care of all the children including Ynes and her six siblings. They moved to Limestone County on an Eleven-league grant the present day- Mexia, Texas.

She spent most of her childhood in Texas and she received her secondary education in private schools in Philadelphia and then Ontario, Canada. After her early education she moved back to Mexico City where she lived around 10 year’s and take care of her Father, who died in 1896.

She Married with Herman de Laue he was a Spanish-German merchant in 1897 but Herman died in 1904. Her second marriage to D. Augustin Reygados was also short lived. In 1908 she divorced with her due to mismanagement of his poultry business.

She remembered by her colleagues for her her expertise on life in the field and her resilience in the tough conditions, as well as her impulsiveness and fractious but generous personality. They lauded her meticulous, careful work and her skills as a collector.

In her life time she collected around 150,000 specimens with Estimates of new species range from two to 500. Her collection can be viewed at the California Academy of Sciences. Duplicated can be found at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia; Catholic University, Washington, D.C.; the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; Gray Herbarium, Harvard University; the University of California, Berkeley; and important museums and botanical gardens in London, Copenhagen, Geneva, Paris, Stockholm, and Zurich. Her personal papers are at the California Academy of Sciences and at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.