Ercilia Yara Prieto

1937–before 1994 (Age 57)
Prado, Tolima, Colombia

The Life of Ercilia

When Ercilia Yara Prieto was born in 1937, in Prado, Tolima, Colombia, her father, Aniceto Yara, was 11 and her mother, Marcelina Prieto Cardozo, was 25. She died before 1994, in her hometown, at the age of 56.

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Aniceto Yara
Marcelina Prieto Cardozo
Aniceto Yara Prieto
Marcimilino Yara Prieto
Gabriel Yara Prieto
Ercilia Yara Prieto

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World Events (2)


Age 2

World War II. Colombia helps the United States to keep the Panama Canal open.

Age 52

The United States aid Colombia against drug dealers. They supply the Colombian government with military equipment and advisory.

Name Meaning

1 Galician, Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from Vara (Galicia), Vara del Rey (Cuenca), or La Vara (Asturies).2 Portuguese and Spanish: from vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’, ‘yardstick’ (Late Latin vara ‘forked stick’), applied as a nickname or metonymic occupational name in any of various possible senses; it may have been given to a keeper of animals, who used a stick to urge his charges on, or to an official who was responsible for checking weights and measures or who carried a rod as a symbol of his office.

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

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