Maria Josefa Lopez Diaz

1821–1891 (Age 70)
Salinas, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Maria Josefa

When Maria Josefa Lopez Diaz was born in 1821, in Salinas, Puerto Rico, United States, her father, Felix Lopez Lopez, was 47 and her mother, Manuela Diaz, was 42. She had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with José Mauricio Victor Díaz Santiago. She died on 21 May 1891, in her hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Maria Josefa Lopez Diaz
1821–1891
José Mauricio Victor Díaz Santiago
1821–1897
Feliciano Diaz y Lopez
1845–
Juana de la Cruz Díaz López
1865–1935
Ramon Diaz y Lopez
1848–1908
Rosa Diaz y Lopez
1856–
Bibiana Diaz y Lopez
1858–
Andres Diaz y Lopez
1859–1897
Benancio Diaz y Lopez
1861–
Domingo Diaz y Lopez
1872–1897

Spouse & Children

children

(8)

  • Feliciano Diaz y Lopez

    Male1845–Male

  • Ramon Diaz y Lopez

    Male1848–1908Male

  • Rosa Diaz y Lopez

    Female1856–Female

  • Bibiana Diaz y Lopez

    Female1858–Female

  • Andres Diaz y Lopez

    Male1859–1897Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Felix Lopez Lopez

    Male1774–Male

  • Manuela Diaz

    Female1779–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824

Age 3

The Island became a host to an assortment of pirates and smugglers. One of the more famous was the Puerto Rican Roberto Cofresi, who is said to have shared his spoils with the poor. Pirate Roberto Cofresí and his crew attacked 8 ships one of them an American Ship. As a result, the U.S. Naval Forces send the schooner Grampus to pursue him. After a ferocious battle Cofresi and his crew were captured by Captain John Sloat.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (2)

  • Inocencia Lopez in entry for Ramón Diaz y Lopez, (Defuncion) Death Registration, 1908, Salinas, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
  • Maria Josefa Lopez Diaz, (Defuncion) Death Registration, 1821, Salinas, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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