Alfonso Sarmiento Ortiz

18 July 1908–about 1999 (Age 90)
San Gil, Santander, Colombia

The Life of Alfonso

When Alfonso Sarmiento Ortiz was born on 18 July 1908, in San Gil, Santander, Colombia, his father, Salomón Sarmiento, was 50 and his mother, Nieves Ortiz, was 53. He died about 1999, in his hometown, at the age of 91.

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Salomón Sarmiento
Nieves Ortiz
Odilia Sarmiento Ortiz
Ana Rosa Sarmiento Ortiz
Antonio Sarmiento
Alfonso Sarmiento Ortiz
Teresa Sarmiento Ortiz

Parents and Siblings

    Salomón Sarmiento





World Events (3)


Age 14

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Age 31

World War II. Colombia helps the United States to keep the Panama Canal open.

Age 81

The United States aid Colombia against drug dealers. They supply the Colombian government with military equipment and advisory.

Name Meaning

Spanish: from sarmiento ‘grape vine’ (Latin sarmentum ‘shoot’, from sarpere ‘to trim, prune’), apparently a nickname for a tall thin person. This is also found as an Italian surname, imported from Spain, which is present in the south, especially in Naples.

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

Sources (1)

  • Alfonso Sarmiento Ortiz, "Colombia, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1576-2018"

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