Leonarda Cruz y Garcia

12 June 1916–24 November 1994 (Age 78)
Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Leonarda

When Leonarda Cruz y Garcia was born on 12 June 1916, in Puerto Rico, United States, her father, Francisco Sales Cruz y Cruz, was 24 and her mother, Maria Monserrate Garcia y Justiniano, was 29. She married Andrés López Y Acevedo on 28 June 1939, in Lares, Puerto Rico, United States. She lived in Barrio Río Prieto, Lares, Puerto Rico, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 November 1994, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States, at the age of 78.

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Andrés López Y Acevedo
Leonarda Cruz y Garcia
Marriage: 28 June 1939

Spouse and Children

28 June 1939
Lares, Puerto Rico, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 1

Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from a common and widespread religious Christian personal name from cruz ‘cross’ (Latin crux), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Cruz or La Cruz, from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonella Cruz Y Garcia in household of Francisco Cruz Y Cruz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonarda Cruz Y Garcia in household of Francisco Cruz Y Cruz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonarda Cruz Garcia, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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