Josefa Alegre

1848–1958 (Age 110)
Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines

The Life of Josefa

Josefa Alegre was born in 1848, in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. She had at least 1 daughter with Gregorio Foronda. She died in 1958, in her hometown, at the age of 110.

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Josefa Alegre
Gregorio Foronda
Fortunata Alegre Foronda

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World Events (4)


Age 50

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.

Age 54

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."

Age 87

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from alegre ‘bright’, ‘merry’ (Latin alacer).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Josefa Alegre - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Josefa Alegre

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