Felipe de la Santa Cruz Ortega

Brief Life History of Felipe de la Santa Cruz

When Felipe de la Santa Cruz Ortega was born on 1 May 1830, in San Ignacio, Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico, his father, Jose Luis Ortega, was 42 and his mother, Maria Juana Cadena, was 28. He married Maria Magdalena Aguirre on 4 April 1860, in San Ignacio, Maguarichi, Chihuahua, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 14 May 1908, in his hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in San Ignacio, Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Felipe de la Santa Cruz Ortega
1830–1908
Maria Magdalena Aguirre
1838–
Marriage: 4 April 1860
Maria Feliciana Antonia Ortega
1861–1861
Romualda Ortega
1865–
Gabino Ortega Aguirre
1867–1916
Jose David Ortega
1867–
Maria Juana Ortega
1868–1917
Jose Severiano Ortega
1869–1927
Eustacio De Los Dolores Ortega Aguirre
1871–1918
Maria Victoria Felipa De Jesus Ortega Aguirre
1873–1939
Maria Natividad Ortega
1875–1930
Silvestra Ortega
1877–
Catarino Ortega
1880–
Delfina Ortega
1882–
Andres Ortega de Aguirre
1885–1970
María Guadalupe Melitona Ortega
1890–1890

Sources (44)

  • (IMAGE) Delfina Ortega 1882 birth...Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-61B9-6M9?cc=1521780&wc=3VMQ-L23%3A69037901%2C69037702%2C950130001
  • (IMAGE) Santa Cruz Ortega death record
  • Felipe de la Sta Crus Ortega Avaelos, "México, Chihuahua, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1632-1958"

World Events (8)

1833

Santa Anna elected president. Dictatorship established in 1834. End of first liberal reforms. Tithes abolished.

1833 · National Library of Mexico

The construction of the National Library of Mexico came by decree of Benito Juarez in 1867 to become a bibliographic repository of Mexico and home to all foreign books published about Mexico. It was linked to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for research and to help students learn more about Mexico. The building was damaged after an earthquake in 1985 and a new annex was built to help preserve the books that weren’t destroyed. 

1853

Santa Anna returns to Mexico and becomes president. Sells additional territory to United States under Gadsden Purchase.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Jesus, Luis, Francisco, Miguel, Jorge, Pedro, Raul, Ramon.

Spanish: habitational name from any of several places in Spain named Ortega, from ortiga ‘nettle’ (from Latin urtica).

Spanish: possibly also a nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’, a word derived from Greek ortyx ‘quail’.

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

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