Sofia Alegre

–1943
Masbate, Philippines

The Life of Sofia

Sofia Alegre was born as the daughter of Satorneno Alegre and Amada Bartolay. She died in September 1943, in Masbate, Philippines.

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World Events (3)

1898

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.
1902

"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."
1935

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: Sofia Alegre - Individual or family possessions: female

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