Marcela Dizon Villegas

5 September 1874–about 1970 (Age 95)
Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines

The Life of Marcela Dizon

Marcela Dizon Villegas was born on 5 September 1874, in Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines as the daughter of Cipriano Pedroche and Petrona Sese. She died about 1970, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Cipriano Pedroche
Petrona Sese
Raymundo Pedroche
Francisco Sese Pedroche
Francisca Sese Pedroche
Dominga Sese Pedroche
Pantaleona Pedroche
Marcela Dizon Villegas

Parents and Siblings

    Cipriano Pedroche


    Petrona Sese




    Raymundo Pedroche


    Pantaleona Pedroche



    Francisco Sese Pedroche


    Francisca Sese Pedroche


+1 More Child

World Events (3)


Age 24

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.

Age 28

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."

Age 61

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Villegas, a place in Burgos province.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Marcela Dizon Villegas - Memory of Someone: death:
  • Legacy NFS Source: Marcela Dizon Villegas - Individual or family possessions: birth: 5 September 1874; Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines

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