Jose Octavio Gago

8 May 1928–11 February 2011 (Age 82)
San José de Las Matas, Santiago, Dominican Republic

The Life of Jose Octavio

When Jose Octavio Gago was born on 8 May 1928, in San José de Las Matas, Santiago, Dominican Republic, his father, Jose Felix Gago Genao, was 28 and his mother, Rosa Delia Rodriguez Peralta, was 26. He died on 11 February 2011, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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Jose Octavio Gago
Antonia del Carmen Caba Rodriguez

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 2

Santo Domingo suffers severe hurricane damage. Trujillo embarks on a significant rebuilding program.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname for a man afflicted with a stammer, from Spanish, Portuguese gago ‘stammering’, ‘stuttering’ (of imitative origin).

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

Sources (1)

  • Jose Gago, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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