Maria Tranquilina Vargas Salas

6 July 1906–2 October 1985 (Age 79)
Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia

The Life of Maria Tranquilina

Maria Tranquilina Vargas Salas was born on 6 July 1906, in Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia as the daughter of Candelario Vargas Pesco and Marqueza Salas Balmaceda. She died on 2 October 1985, in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia, at the age of 79, and was buried in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia.

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Marco Tulio Orozco Alvarez
Maria Tranquilina Vargas Salas

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Parents and Siblings

    Candelario Vargas Pesco


    Marqueza Salas Balmaceda




World Events (8)


Age 14

Rebellion by indigenous peoples.

Age 16

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

Age 26

Bolivia loses territory to Paraguay after it is defeated in the Chaco War.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from Vargas in Santander province, or a topographic name from vargas, plural of varga, a dialect term used in various senses: ‘(thatched) hut’, ‘steep slope’, or ‘fenced pastureland which becomes waterlogged in winter’.

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

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