Dolores Zelaya

1897–20 May 1985 (Age 88)
Chinameca, San Miguel, El Salvador

The Life of Dolores

When Dolores Zelaya was born in 1897, in Chinameca, San Miguel, El Salvador, his father, Ruben Zelaya, was 33 and his mother, Trancito Gomez, was 32. He married Petrona Chavez before 1920, in Chinameca, San Miguel, El Salvador. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 20 May 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Dolores Zelaya
Petrona Chavez
Marriage: before 1920
Fausto Emenecio Zelaya

Spouse and Children

before 1920
Chinameca, San Miguel, El Salvador


    Fausto Emenecio Zelaya


Parents and Siblings

    Ruben Zelaya


    Trancito Gomez




+1 More Child

World Events (2)


Age 72

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.

Age 80

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.

Name Meaning

Basque: variant spelling of Zelaia, a habitational name in Biscay province, Basque Country, from Basque zelai ‘field’, ‘meadow’ + the definite article -a.

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

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