Mercedes Zapanta

1904–1985 (Age 81)
Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines

The Life of Mercedes

When Mercedes Zapanta was born in 1904, in Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines, her father, Pedro Zapanta, was 25 and her mother, Turibia Tubias, was 21. She married Patricio de Blaz on 3 June 1923, in Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines. She died in 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Patricio de Blaz
Mercedes Zapanta
Marriage: 3 June 1923

Spouse and Children

3 June 1923
Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines

Parents and Siblings

    Pedro Zapanta


    Turibia Tubias




World Events (5)


Age 31

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.

Age 37

Japan attacks the Philippines by air and invades two weeks later.

Age 47

Peace treaty signed with Japan. The Philippines eventually receive $800m in reparations payments.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.2 Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mercedes Zapanta - Government record: death: 1985; Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines

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