Obdulia López

Machiques, Zulia, Venezuela

The Life of Obdulia

Obdulia López was born about 1860, in Machiques, Zulia, Venezuela as the daughter of Dorotea López. She married Antonio José Martínez Cruz on 30 January 1878, in Machiques, Zulia, Venezuela. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died before 1960, in her hometown, at the age of 99.

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Obdulia López
Antonio José Martínez Cruz
Marriage: 30 January 1878
María Del Carmen Martínez López
María Teresa Martínez López
Ana Teresa De Jesús Martínez López

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30 January 1878
Machiques, Zulia, Venezuela


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Ezequiel Zamora (1817-1860), leader of the Federalist Army in Venezuela, was assassinated.

Age 3

The hostilities of the Federal War ended with negotiations for the Treaty of Coche, singed on May 22. This was the biggest civil war Venezuela had had since its independence.

Age 39

An international tribunal in Paris ruled on a border dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana (Guyana). Britain received most of the claim for the Essequibo region, close to 111,000 square miles. Venezuela was represented by 2 U.S. judges and the chairman of the panel was Russian jurist Frederic de Martens. Venezuela rejected this decision in the 1960s.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

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