Jovita Keith Solano

Female4 October 1922–30 January 2017

Brief Life History of Jovita

When Jovita Keith Solano was born on 4 October 1922, in San José, Costa Rica, her father, Tobias Vizcaino Montero, was 29 and her mother, Maria Ramona Eulogia Keith Solano, was 25. She married Ramon Bolivar Vargas Ramirez on 27 January 1940, in Guadalupe, Goicoechea, San José, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 January 2017, in her hometown, at the age of 94.

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Ramon Bolivar Vargas Ramirez
Jovita Keith Solano
Marriage: 27 January 1940
Mayra Cecilia Vargas Keith
Roberto Vargas Keith

Sources (8)

  • Jovita Kuth in entry for Mayra Vargas Kuth, "Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975"
  • Jorita Keith in entry for Mayra del Carmen, "Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992"
  • Jovita Keith in entry for Roberto de la Trinidad, "Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1940Guadalupe, Goicoechea, San José, Costa Rica
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)


    Age 26

    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 65

    The Central American countries sign a peace plan. Devised by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez, it is signed by the Central American countries of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala which have been in the midst of civil wars. Arias wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.


    Age 84

    Public workers strike in protest at free trade deal with the U.S. Costa Rica is the only country in the region that has yet to ratify the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.

    German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.

    History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.

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

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