Maria Elba Moya Lopez

12 November 1931–17 June 2007 (Age 75)
Managua, Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

The Life of Maria Elba

When Maria Elba Moya Lopez was born on 12 November 1931, in Managua, Managua, Managua, Nicaragua, her father, Humberto Moya, was 19 and her mother, Graciela Margarita López Gómez, was 15. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Miguel Angel López Morales. She died on 17 June 2007, in Managua, Nicaragua, at the age of 75.

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Miguel Angel López Morales
Maria Elba Moya Lopez
Manuel Antonio Perez
Simona del Carmen Garcia

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World Events (7)


Age 3

The U.S. withdraws, leaving Nicaraguan military officer, Anastasio Somoza as Commander of the National Guard.

Age 5

Anastasio Somoza founds a brutal dictatorship, fueled by U.S. funds, which is passed from father to son to brother for over 43 years.

Age 25

Anastasio Somoza is assassinated and succeeded by his son, Luis Somoza Debayle. For four years after his son's regime, close associates of the Somoza family maintain political control of Nicaragua.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from Moya, in Cuenca, or from places so named Valencia, Lugo, and the Canaries.2 Catalan (Moyà): variant spelling of the habitational name from Moià in Barcelona province, named in Late Latin as Modianus ‘(estate) of Modius’ (a personal name derived from Latin modus ‘measure’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Elba Moya en el registro de Omar Elias Bendaña Gutierrez, "Nicaragua Registro Civil, 1809-2013"
  • Maria Elba Moya en el registro de Luis Antonio Martinez Fonseca, "Nicaragua Registro Civil, 1809-2013"
  • Maria Elba Moya in entry for Simona del Carmen Garcia, "Nicaragua, Civil Registration, 1809-2013"

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