Fortunato Sapien

14 October 1937–14 April 1986 (Age 48)
Loving, Eddy, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Fortunato

When Fortunato Sapien was born on 14 October 1937, in Loving, Eddy, New Mexico, United States, his father, Ursulo O. Sapien, was 51 and his mother, Gregoria P. Esquibel, was 31. He died on 14 April 1986, in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ursulo O. Sapien
Gregoria P. Esquibel
Ascension E Sapien
Nestora Belia Sanchez
Trinidad Sapien
Fortunato Sapien
Eleuterio Esquibel Sapien

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 3

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 14

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

1 Basque: variant of Zapiain( see Zapien ).2 Polish (Sapień): nickname for a wheezy person, derivative of sapać ‘to wheeze’.3 Polish: possibly also a nickname derived from Latin sapiens ‘clever’, ‘knowledgeable’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Fortunato Sapien, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Fortunato Esquibel Sapien, "Find A Grave Index"

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