Josefa Consuelo Astua Solano

4 December 1920–4 October 1989 (Age 68)
Turrialba, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica

The Life of Josefa Consuelo

When Josefa Consuelo Astua Solano was born on 4 December 1920, in Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica, her father, Enrique Astua Conejo, was 48 and her mother, Ramona Lidia de Jesus Solano Moya, was 21. She married Juan Gabriel Arce Benavides on 12 May 1951. She died on 4 October 1989, in her hometown, at the age of 68.

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Juan Gabriel Arce Benavides
Josefa Consuelo Astua Solano
Marriage: 12 May 1951

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12 May 1951

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World Events (2)


Age 28

Civil War. Rafael Angel Calderon Guradia refuses to step down for election winner Otilio Ulate. Don Pepe Figueres Ferrer leads the revolution against Calderon and topples the government after 40 days of fighting.

Age 67

The Central American countries sign a peace plan. Devised by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez, it is signed by the Central American countries of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala which have been in the midst of civil wars. Arias wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

Name Meaning

Southern Italian:1. habitational name from a place in Sicily called Asta. 2. perhaps also from a medieval byname, either a short form of Astancollo (from asta in collo ‘lance in neck’), or directly from asta ‘lance’.

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

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