Lorenzo Lopez y Delgado

25 August 1895–27 November 1971 (Age 76)
Caguas, Puerto Rico

The Life of Lorenzo

When Lorenzo Lopez y Delgado was born on 25 August 1895, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, his father, Francisco Lopez Lopez, was 40 and his mother, Dolores Delgado Garcia, was 26. He married Angela Quinones on 1 May 1917, in Caguas, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1924. He died on 27 November 1971, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in East Farmingdale, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Lorenzo Lopez y Delgado
Angela Quinones
Marriage: 1 May 1917
Juan Lopez
Ramona Lopez y Quinones
David Lopez Ortiz

Spouse and Children

1 May 1917
Caguas, Puerto Rico


    Juan Lopez


    Ramona Lopez y Quinones



Parents and Siblings



    Ramon Lopez y Delgado



    Francisca Lopez y Delgado



    Josefa Lopez y Delgado


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 18

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorenzo Lopez in entry for Juan Lopez y Quiñonez, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
  • Lorenzo López in entry for Ramona Lopez y Quinonez, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
  • Lorenzo Lopez Delgado in entry for Jose Lopez Ortiz, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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