Adela Arias de la Torre

Femaleabout 1832–about 1909

Brief Life History of Adela

When Adela Arias de la Torre was born about 1832, in Ica, Ica, Peru, her father, Manuel Arias, was 22 and her mother, Martina de la Torre, was 21. She married Antonio Elias de la Quintana on 9 February 1875. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died about 1909, in her hometown, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Antonio Elias de la Quintana
about 1832–about 1909
Adela Arias de la Torre
about 1832–about 1909
Marriage: 9 February 1875
Abelardo Elias Arias
Buenaventura Elias
Ricardo Leoncio Elias Arias

Sources (10)

  • Adelaida Arias Mosote in entry for Eugenio Elias, "Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992"
  • Adela Arias in entry for Antonio Elias, "Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992"
  • Adela Arias in entry for Bentura Elías Elías Arias, "Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1875
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (5)


    Age 4

    Peru and Bolivia join in short-lived confederation.


    Age 17

    Chinese workers numbering up to 100,000 arrive in Peru as menial laborers.


    Age 34

    Peruvian-Spanish war. Peru wins war with Spain.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Carlos, Luis, Juan, Manuel, Jorge, Jesus, Arturo, Ramon, Pedro, Francisco, Miguel.

    Spanish: from the medieval personal name Arias, of disputed origin.

    Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish surname (see above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

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