Luckily I met a lovely person whos mom happens to know my aunt Bertha Castillo in Los Angeles. She has help me find ten of the suppose 13 brothers and sisters of my father. I now know that my grandmothers proper name is Maria Mercedes Cedeno Lopez and my grandfathers proper name is Jose Agustin Mera Vera so any one who thinks we could be related by any of these combinations of names send me an email. The only sisters left alive are in the Los Angeles area. I must have cousins around the United States and still in Manabi or the surrounding areas of Portoviejo Ecuador. Look forward to hearing from anyone else. Miriam Moran has a lovely site on Mera familys unfortunately I havent found a tie to here Mera Family but maybe someone else might.