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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Maria Josefa Lopez Diaz
José Mauricio Victor Díaz Santiago
Feliciano Diaz y Lopez
Juana de la Cruz Díaz López
Ramon Diaz y Lopez
Rosa Diaz y Lopez
Bibiana Diaz y Lopez
Andres Diaz y Lopez
Benancio Diaz y Lopez
Domingo Diaz y Lopez

Spouse & Children



  • Feliciano Diaz y Lopez


  • Ramon Diaz y Lopez


  • Rosa Diaz y Lopez


  • Bibiana Diaz y Lopez


  • Andres Diaz y Lopez


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Felix Lopez Lopez


  • Manuela Diaz




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.

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.

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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