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.
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.