Eligio Herrera Benavides

1887–1953 (Age 66)
San José, San José, Costa Rica

The Life of Eligio

When Eligio Herrera Benavides was born in 1887, in San José, San José, Costa Rica, his father, Carlos de Jesús Herrera Arias, was 36 and his mother, María Benavides Rodríguez, was 23. He married Martha Beatriz de Jesús Badilla Barquero about 1907, in San José, San José, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 February 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 66.

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Eligio Herrera Benavides
Martha Beatriz de Jesús Badilla Barquero
Marriage: about 1907
Rosendo Herrera Badilla
Innominado Herrera Badilla
María del Carmen Trinidad Herrera Badilla
Eladio Jesús de los Ángeles Herrera Badilla
Fernando Herrera Badilla
Nayade Herrera Badilla

Spouse and Children


    Martha Beatriz de Jesús Badilla Barquero


about 1907
San José, San José, Costa Rica


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (1)


Age 61

Civil War. Rafael Angel Calderon Guradia refuses to step down for election winner Otilio Ulate. Don Pepe Figueres Ferrer leads the revolution against Calderon and topples the government after 40 days of fighting.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith's forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum).2 French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eligio Herrera Benavides en el registro de Innominado Herrera Badilla, "Costa Rica, Registro Civil, 1823-1975"
  • Eligio Herrera B. en el registro de Eladio Jesús de los Angeles Herrera-Badilla, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
  • Eulogio Herrera en el registro de María del Carmen Herrera Badilla, "Costa Rica, Registro Civil, 1823-1975"

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