Mercedes Fernández RODRIGUEZ was born September 14, 1914 in Barcelona - Spain, daughter of Antonia Fernández (1989-1981) and Eduardo Heusch. Mercedes studied in the Catholic school of "San Vicente de Paulo" in Barcelona - Cataluña.
In 1935 she married Antonio OREJUELA PAVON
(1912-1936), military lieutenant and hydroplane naval aviator in the Armed Forces of Spain. She lost her husband October 9, 1935 during the Spanish Civil War;
there were no children from the marriage.