Amada Pena Escovar

13 September 1854–
Concepción, El Naranjo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

The Life of Amada

Amada Pena Escovar was christened on 13 September 1854, in Concepción, El Naranjo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico as the daughter of Rosalio Pena and Guadalupe Escobar.

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Rosalio Pena
Guadalupe Escobar
Ma. Dominga Pena Escovar
Amada Pena Escovar
Ygnacio Pena Escovar
Camilo De Jesus Pena Escobar

Parents and Siblings

    Rosalio Pena


    Guadalupe Escobar




World Events (3)


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

Constitution of 1857 promulgated.

War of the Reform between conservatives/clericalists and liberals engulfs country in three years of bitter struggle. After liberal victory, Juárez promulgates Reform Laws, establishing nationalization of ecclesiastical properties without compensation, as well as suppression of religious orders.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Peña), Catalan, Portuguese, and Galician: topographic name for someone who lived near a crag or cliff, Spanish peña, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese pena, a common element of place names.

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

Sources (1)

  • Amada Pena Escovar, "México, bautismos, 1560-1950"

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