Maria Patricia VELA BARRERA

19 March 1854–1949 (Age 94)
Agualeguas, Nuevo León, Mexico

The Life of Maria Patricia

Maria Patricia VELA BARRERA was born on 19 March 1854, in Agualeguas, Nuevo León, Mexico as the daughter of Antonio Vela and Feliciana Barrera. She married José Santiago RUIZ RECIO on 3 July 1877, in Agualeguas, Nuevo León, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died in 1949, in her hometown, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

José Santiago RUIZ RECIO
1849–1904
Maria Patricia VELA BARRERA
1854–1949
Marriage: 3 July 1877
Maria Guillerma Ruiz
1881–
Maria Claudia Ruiz
1885–
YSABEL RUIZ VELA
1896–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 July 1877
Agualeguas, Nuevo León, Mexico
children

(3)

    Maria Guillerma Ruiz

    Female1881–Female

    Maria Claudia Ruiz

    Female1885–Female

    YSABEL RUIZ VELA

    Female1896–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Antonio Vela

    MaleMale

    Feliciana Barrera

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1855

Age 1

Santa Anna resigns in August. Juárez Law ends fueros (privileges) enjoyed by military and clergy.
1857

Age 3

Constitution of 1857 promulgated.
1880

Age 26

United States railroad companies receive favorable concessions. Railroad boom.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish, Catalan and Galician: of uncertain derivation; it could be from the pre-Roman personal name Vela (compare Basque bela, vela ‘raven’). More likely perhaps, it may be a byname from vela meaning either ‘sail’ or ‘watchman’.2 Spanish: habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba province.3 Portuguese: habitational name from a place named Vela in Portugal.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-XSQS-411?cc=1473204&wc=3P99-JWL%3A45391001%2C45391002%2C45391003
  • Extractos de registros parroquiales
  • Patricia Vela in entry for Maria Guillerma Ruiz, "Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981"

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