Graciliana Nieves Reyes

Femaleabout 1899–30 June 1970

Brief Life History of Graciliana

When Graciliana Nieves Reyes was born about 1899, in Naranjo, Comerío, Puerto Rico, her father, Tomás Nieves Huertas, was 38 and her mother, Isabel Reyes Flores, was 31. She married Basilio Baez Mercéd on 2 June 1917, in Comerío, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Comerío, Puerto Rico in 1935. She died on 30 June 1970, in Naranjo, Comerío, Puerto Rico, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Basilio Baez Mercéd
Graciliana Nieves Reyes
about 1899–1970
Marriage: 2 June 1917
Zenón Nieves Y Báez
Marcelino Báez Y Nieves
Benigno Báez Y Nieves
Claudina Báez Y Nieves
Anatolia Báez Y Nieves
Natividad Báez Y Nieves
Florentino Báez Y Nieves
Angela Báez Y Nieves

Sources (14)

  • Graciliana Nieves De Vaez in household of Basilio Vaez Y Merced, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Graciliana Nieves Reyes - Published information: birth-name: Graciliana Nieves Reyes
  • Graciliano Nieves Reyes, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1917Comerío, Puerto Rico
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (5)


    Age 1

    U.S. Congress institutes civil government in Puerto Rico under the Foraker Act. U.S. maintains strict control over island affairs, prompting demands for more local control.


    Age 18

    Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.


    Age 33

    Partial self-government granted. The Congress of United States approved a law to change back the name of the island Porto Rico, to its original name, Puerto Rico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Luis, Miguel, Carlos, Juan, Angel, Rafael, Francisco, Jesus, Luz, Manuel, Ramon.

    Spanish: from a short form of the Marian title and name María de las Nieves ‘Mary of the Snows’, given particularly to children born on 5 August, on which date the Virgin allegedly once caused it to snow in Rome. The surname may also be a reference to a local church dedicated to the Virgin Mary bearing this title.

    Spanish: possibly also a nickname from the plural of nieve ‘snow’, for someone with snow-white hair.

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

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