José Alejandro Salem Boggio

5 August 1917–8 January 1985 (Age 67)
San José, Costa Rica

The Life of José Alejandro

When José Alejandro Salem Boggio was born on 5 August 1917, in San José, Costa Rica, his father, Thomàs Salem Bloomfield, was 35 and his mother, Francisca Jovina Boggio Lara, was 28. He died on 8 January 1985, in Chiclayo, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, at the age of 67.

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José Alejandro Salem Boggio
María Nelly Aguirre Garcia

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    Mary Elisabeth Salem Boggio



    Maria Salem Boggio


    María Selem Boggio


World Events (4)


Age 12

Chile returned Tacna to Peru.

Age 31

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.

Age 58

Quechua, the language of the Inca, was made an official language along with Spanish of Peru.

Name Meaning

1 Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sālim or salīm ‘safe’, ‘secure’, ‘perfect’, ‘complete’. Sālim ibn ῾Umayr was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.2 French (Alsace): habitational name from a place named Salem in Haut-Rhin, named for the holy city of Jerusalem.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jose Selem Boggio en el registro de Nelly Yoconda Selem Aguirre, "Perú, Piura, Registro Civil, 1874-1996"
  • Jose Selem Boggio en el registro de Jane Nelly Selem Aguirre, "Perú, Piura, Registro Civil, 1874-1996"
  • José Selem Boggio en el registro de David Rafael Selem Aguiere, "Perú, Piura, Registro Civil, 1874-1996"

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