Mercedes Cano Alvarez


Brief Life History of Mercedes

When Mercedes Cano Alvarez was born in 1812, in Comuna 14 El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, her father, José Ignacio Cano Correa, was 41 and her mother, Maria Chiquinquirá Álvarez del Pino Franco, was 52. She married Nestor Ramirez in 1833, in Comuna 14 El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. She died in 1942, at the age of 130.

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Nestor Ramirez
Mercedes Cano Alvarez
Marriage: 1833

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    1833Comuna 14 El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Spain sends troops to South America to quell an uprising of colonists.


    Age 7

    Battle of Boyaca. General Simon Bolivar defeats royalist forces. The Republic of Colombia (also known as Gran Colombia) is proclaimed, consisting of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.


    Age 87

    Thousand Days' War. Around 120,000 people die in civil war between Liberals and Conservatives. Panama becomes an independent state.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Luis, Carlos, Jesus, Miguel, Francisco, Jorge, Alberto, Raul, Javier. Portuguese Adauto, Wenceslao.

    Spanish: nickname for an old man or someone with prematurely white hair, from cano ‘white or gray haired, old, worthy’ (from Latin canus).

    Portuguese or Spanish (Caño): topographic name from any of numerous brooks and paths in Portugal (Cano) and Spain (Caño), named with a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’, also as ‘sewer, drain’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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