Santos Prieto

16 October 1926–28 October 1987 (Age 61)
Irapuato, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

The Life of Santos

Santos Prieto was born on 16 October 1926, in Irapuato, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. She died on 28 October 1987, in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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World Events (3)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927

Age 1

Constitution of 1917 amended to extend presidential term to six years.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname for a darkhaired or dark-skinned man, from Old Spanish prieto ‘dark’, ‘black’. The adjective derives from the verb apretar ‘to squeeze or compress’, a metathesized form of apetrar, Late Latin appectorare ‘to hold close to the chest’ (from pectus, genitive pectoris, ‘chest’). The use as a color term seems to have derived originally from its application to rain clouds and fog.

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

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