Escolastica Ponce

10 February 1900–1979 (Age 78)
Galeana, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life Summary of Escolastica

When Escolastica Ponce was born on 10 February 1900, in Galeana, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, Santiago Ponce Lopez, was 30 and her mother, Maria Francisca Matilde Montes de Oca, was 19. She married Bitervo Cordova on 11 August 1920, in Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1979, in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Bitervo Cordova
Escolastica Ponce
Marriage: 11 August 1920
Emily Socorra Cordova
Rudolph Clement Cordova

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1920Santa Rita, Grant, New Mexico, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    Age 4
    Constitution changed to allow for six-year presidential term.
    Age 23
    United States recognizes Obregón government.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3984;2007: 22684; 2010: 49549)Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Juan, Luis, Jesus, Carlos, Francisco, Jorge, Miguel, Pedro, Raul, Roberto.Spanish and French: from the medieval personal name Ponce, ultimately from Pontius, a Roman surname, perhaps an ethnic name for someone from Pontus (named from Greek pontos ‘ocean’) in Asia Minor, or an Italic cognate of Latin Quintus ‘fifth’ (i.e. ‘fifth-born’). The name was borne by two 3rd-century Christian saints, a Carthaginian deacon and a martyr of Nice, but was not widely popular in the Middle Ages because of the inhibiting influence of the even more famous Pontius Pilate. In some cases though, the surname may have been originally used for someone who had played the part of this character in a religious play.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ponce de Leon

    Sources (3)

    • Teresa Madrid De V in household of Gloria Vazquez, "Mexico National Census, 1930"
    • Escolastica Ponce in household of Francisca Ponce, "United States Census, 1920"
    • M Escolastica Ponce Montes, "Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958"

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