Maria Antonia Melo Prada

27 August 1870–23 November 1961 (Age 91)
Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia

The Life of Maria Antonia

Maria Antonia Melo Prada was born on 27 August 1870, in Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia. She had at least 2 sons with Eusebio Luis Fernando Roque Leon Rueda. She died on 23 November 1961, in her hometown, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Eusebio Luis Fernando Roque Leon Rueda
Maria Antonia Melo Prada
Carlos Melo Leon
Antonio Maria (Leon) Melo

Spouse and Children



World Events (4)


Age 29

Thousand Days' War. Around 120,000 people die in civil war between Liberals and Conservatives. Panama becomes an independent state.

Age 33

Panama seceded from Colombia with U.S. backing and allows U.S. control over the strip of land now known as the Panama Canal zone.

Age 52

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places named with Portuguese merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merulus).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Antonia Melo Prada - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Maria Antonia Melo Prada

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