Ramón Faustino Monge Meléndez

29 July 1826–
Desamparados, San José, Costa Rica

The Life of Ramón Faustino

When Ramón Faustino Monge Meléndez was born on 29 July 1826, in Desamparados, San José, Costa Rica, his father, José Felipe Monge Ureña, was 33 and his mother, Maria de los Angeles Melendez Morales, was 27. He married Manuela Zúñiga Meléndez on 12 February 1849, in Desamparados, San José, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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Ramón Faustino Monge Meléndez
Manuela Zúñiga Meléndez
Marriage: 12 February 1849
Elías de Jesús Monge Zuñiga
Darío Monge Zúñiga
Lorita Monge Zuñiga
Ramona Eligia Monge Zúñiga
Ricardo Monge Zuñiga
Octavia Monge Zuñiga
Juan Rafael del Espiritusanto Monje Zuñiga
Daniel del Pilar Monge Zúñiga
Juan Rafael Monge Zúñiga

Spouse and Children

12 February 1849
Desamparados, San José, Costa Rica


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World Events (3)


Age 23

Costa Rica ousts William Walker. He wants to extend slavery to Central American countries in an expression of Manifest Destiny. He invades and names himself president of Nicaragua. Costa Rica, with the help of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, defeated Walker and his supporters with 9,000 soldiers.

Age 33

President Juan Rafael Mora is ousted from power. After a failed attempt at a counter-coup, he is executed.

Age 48

American businessman Minor Cooper Keith brings the United Fruit Company and banana cultivation to Cost Rica. Keith originally arrived to oversee construction of the Atlantic Railroad, which would connect the coffee producing central plateau with the Caribbean coast.

Name Meaning

1 Portuguese and Spanish: from Portuguese monge, Spanish monje ‘monk’(a loanword from Old Occitan, from Latin monachus).2 French: from a short form of Demonge, a pet form of the personal name Dominique ( see Domingo ).3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Romsdal named Monge.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ramon Monge en el registro de Ricardo, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
  • Ramon Monge en el registro de Ramona Elijia Yanuaria Monge, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
  • Ramon Monge in entry for Manuela Zuñiga Melendez, "Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975"

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