Roberto Belisario Gregorio Porras Paniza

1887–1954 (Age 67)
Panama, Panama, Panama

The Life of Roberto Belisario Gregorio

When Roberto Belisario Gregorio Porras Paniza was born in 1887, his father, President Belisario Gregorio Porras Barahona, was 31 and his mother, Rita Eva Raquel Paniza Arosemena, was 18. He married Elia María de la Guardia y de Arango on 16 May 1923, in Panama, Panama, Panama. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1954, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Roberto Belisario Gregorio Porras Paniza
1887–1954
Elia María de la Guardia y de Arango
1891–
Marriage: 16 May 1923
Belisario Augusto Porras y de la Guardia
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 May 1923
Panama, Panama, Panama
children

(1)

    Belisario Augusto Porras y de la Guardia

    Male1929–Male

Parents and Siblings

    President Belisario Gregorio Porras Barahona

    Male1856–1942Male

    Rita Eva Raquel Paniza Arosemena

    Female1869–Female

siblings

(9)

    Demetrio Antonio Porras Paniza

    Male1888–1903Male

    Leticia Antonia Porras Paniza

    Female1890–Female

    Camilo Antonio Porras Paniza

    Male1892–Male

    Maria Teresa Porras Paniza

    Female1893–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1903

Age 16

Panama splits from Colombia and becomes fully independent. U.S. buys rights to build Panama Canal and is given control of the Canal Zone in perpetuity.
1914

Age 27

United States completes the existing 50 mile (83km) Panama Canal.
1925

Age 38

Cuna Indians rebelled against the government and declared themselves an independent state. Today they are politically autonomous.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from Porras, a town in Andalusia, or nickname from the plural of porra ‘cudgel’, ‘club’, nickname either for a stockily built person or for a tiresome person. ‘Porras!’ is also used as an idiomatic expression meaning ‘Go to the Devil’.2 Galician: habitational name from any of three places in Lugo province named Porras.

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

Sources (3)

  • Belisario Porras, "Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973"
  • Roberto Belisario Gregorio Nacianceno Porras, "Panama, Baptisms, 1750-1938"
  • Roberto Belisario Gregorio Nacianceno Porras, "Panamá, bautismos, 1750-1938"

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