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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Felipe de la Santa Cruz Ortega
Maria Magdalena Aguirre
Marriage: 4 April 1860
Maria Feliciana Antonia Ortega
Romualda Ortega
Gabino Ortega Aguirre
Jose David Ortega
Maria Juana Ortega
Jose Severiano Ortega
Eustacio De Los Dolores Ortega Aguirre
Maria Victoria Felipa De Jesus Ortega Aguirre
Maria Natividad Ortega
Silvestra Ortega
Catarino Ortega
Delfina Ortega
Andres Ortega de Aguirre
María Guadalupe Melitona Ortega

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  • (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)


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. 


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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