Benjamin Castro Cardona

1886–24 February 1971 (Age 85)

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Castro Cardona was born in 1886, his father, Lino Castro López, was 36 and his mother, Maria Luisa Cardona Cortes, was 25. He married Pastora Lopez Hurtado on 12 September 1910, in Pácora, Caldas, Colombia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 February 1971, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Castro Cardona
1886–1971
Pastora Lopez Hurtado
1892–1975
Marriage: 12 September 1910
Maria Teresa Castro Lopez
1911–1915
Isaac Castro Lopez
1912–1984
Ester Castro Lopez
1915–1965
Maria Jesus Castro Lopez
1912–
antonio castro lopez
1914–2006
Jose Dolores Castro Lopez
1914–1974
ines castro lopez
1917–2008
guillemo castro lopez
1923–2007
Alfredo Castro Lopez
1925–
Josefina castro lopez
1932–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1910
Pácora, Caldas, Colombia
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Female1873–1958Female

    Francisca Castro Cardona

    Female1878–Female

    Gervacio Castro Cardona

    Male1880–Male

    Narcisa Castro Cardona

    Female1883–1897Female

    Male1886–1971Male

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1899

Age 13

Thousand Days' War. Around 120,000 people die in civil war between Liberals and Conservatives. Panama becomes an independent state.
1903

Age 17

Panama seceded from Colombia with U.S. backing and allows U.S. control over the strip of land now known as the Panama Canal zone.
1922

Age 36

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Name Meaning

Galician, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from castro ‘castle’, ‘fortress’ (Latin castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’): in Galicia and also in northern Portugal a habitational name from any of various places named with this word; in Italy either a topographic name or a habitational name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamín Castro in entry for Isaac Castro López, "Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018"
  • Benjamin Castro en el registro de María Inés Castro, "Colombia, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1576-2017"
  • Benjamín Castro en el registro de Jesús María López Giraldo y María Inés Castro López, "Colombia, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1576-2017"

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