Meliton Orue

1825–1925 (Age 100)
Arroyos y Esteros, Cordillera, Paraguay

The Life of Meliton

Meliton Orue was born in 1825, in Arroyos y Esteros, Cordillera, Paraguay. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Rosalia Aguero. He died in 1925, in his hometown, at the age of 100.

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Meliton Orue
Rosalia Aguero
Florentín José Orué Agüero
Mercedes Orue Aguero
Tomasa Orue
Juan Orue Aguero

Spouse & Children



  • Florentín José Orué Agüero


  • Mercedes Orue Aguero


  • Female1862–1956Female

  • Male1865–1958Male

World Events (4)


Age 40

Paraguay is reduced to half its population, looses 55,000 square miles, and is saddled with huge debt as a result of the War of the Triple Alliance where Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay fight against Paraguay.

Age 42

War of the Triple Alliance in Paraguay. Triple Alliance consists of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Age 51

Paraguay makes peace with Argentina after the War of the Triple Alliance.

Name Meaning

French: possibly a nickname for a tall thin man, from grue ‘crane’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Melitón José Orué in entry for Florentín José Orué Agüero, "Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015"
  • Meliton José Orué en el registro de Florentín José Orué Agüero, "Paraguay, registros parroquiales, 1754-2015"
  • Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015;

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