Maria Gerardina Leon Anton

13 October 1901–4 May 2010 (Age 108)
Sechura, Sechura, Piura, Peru

The Life of Maria Gerardina

Maria Gerardina Leon Anton was born on 13 October 1901, in Sechura, Sechura, Piura, Peru as the daughter of Maria Natividad Anton. She died on 4 May 2010, in Lima, Lima, Peru, at the age of 108.

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Alejandro Amaya Moscol
Maria Gerardina Leon Anton

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    Maria Natividad Anton




World Events (3)


Age 28

Chile returned Tacna to Peru.

Age 74

Quechua, the language of the Inca, was made an official language along with Spanish of Peru.

Age 80

Peru fights border war with Ecuador over Cordillera del Condor, which a 1942 protocol had given to Peru.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (León): habitational name from León, a city in northwestern Spain, named with Latin legio, genitive legionis ‘legion’, a division of the Roman army. In Roman times the city was the garrison of the 7th Legion, known as the Legio Gemina. The city's name became reduced from Legion(em) to Leon(em), and in this form developed an unetymological association with the word for ‘lion’, Spanish león.2 Spanish: from the personal name León, from Greek leōn ‘lion’ ( see Lyon 2). Leon is also found as a Greek family name.3 Spanish: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from león ‘lion’.

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

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