Melquiade Candelaria Pastoriza

1912–2 May 1979 (Age 67)
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

The Life Summary of Melquiade

When Melquiade Candelaria Pastoriza was born in 1912, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, his father, Pedro Candelaria Rivera, was 34 and his mother, Justa Pastoriza Pastoriza, was 28. He died on 2 May 1979, in Puerto Rico, at the age of 67.

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Pedro Candelaria Rivera
Justa Pastoriza Pastoriza
Melquiade Candelaria Pastoriza
Pedro Restituto Candelaria Pastoriza

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World Events (5)

Age 5
Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
Age 20
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.
Age 24
Women given full suffrage.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese:1. from the Marian epithet (Maria de la) Candelaria, referring to the Catholic feast of the Purification of the Virgin. The name derives from Latin candela ‘candle’, since on this day candles were blessed by a priest and then lit to invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary. 2. habitational name from a place in Tenerife called Canelaria.

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

Sources (1)

  • Melquioda Candelaria Pastoriza, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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