Maria de los Angeles Refugio Castro

Brief Life History of Maria de los Angeles Refugio

When Maria de los Angeles Refugio Castro was born on 2 June 1834, in California, United States, her father, Rafael De Jesus Antonio Castro, was 30 and her mother, Maria de la Soledad Cota, was 26. She married Nicolas Valencia on 4 November 1850, in Santa Cruz, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Santa Clara, California, United States in 1852 and Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 1911, at the age of 76, and was buried in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicolas Valencia
Maria de los Angeles Refugio Castro
Marriage: 4 November 1850
Fenca Valencia
Maria " Delphina" Valencia
Antonio Antone or Antoine Valencia
Maria Aradela " Rafaela" Valencia
Francisco Xavier Valencia
Nicolas Encarnacion Valencia
Ismael Valencia
Estilda Valencia
Clorinda Valencia
Jacob John Valencia
Adelaida Valencia
Josefina Valencia
Joaquin Valencia

Sources (10)

  • Maria Valencia in household of Martin Leake, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mariah Castro, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Maria Francisca de los Angeles Castro Hipolito, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Jorge, Miguel, Francisco, Mario, Pedro, Raul. Portuguese Joao, Paulo, Ligia, Vasco, Wenceslao, Armanda, Fernandes.

Galician, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from castro ‘castle, fortress’ (from Latin castrum ‘fort, Roman walled city’), or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word. See also De Castro .

Italian and Jewish (from Italy): topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, from castro ‘fortification’ (see 1 above) or a habitational name for someone from the town of Castro, the center of a Duchy in Lazio (destroyed after its occupation by Papal military forces in 1649). Compare Lo Castro .

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

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