Mercedes Cano Alvarez

1812–1942 (Age 130)
El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

The Life of Mercedes

When Mercedes Cano Alvarez was born in 1812, in El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, her father, Jose Ignacio Cano Correa, was 40 and her mother, Chiquinquira ALVAREZ del PINO, was 36. She married Nestor Ramirez in 1833, in 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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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

Spanish and Portuguese:1. nickname for an old man or someone with prematurely white hair, from cano ‘white or gray haired’, ‘old’, ‘worthy’ (Latin canus). 2. habitational name from a place in Spain called Caño or Cano in Portugal, both named with a derivative of Latin canna ‘reed’.

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

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