Maria Anastasia Chacón

1881–1963 (Age 82)
Toledo, Norte de Santander, Colombia

The Life of Maria Anastasia

When Maria Anastasia Chacón was born in 1881, in Toledo, Norte de Santander, Colombia, her father, Francisco Chacon, was 25 and her mother, María Salomé Contreras, was 25. She married Bruno Gelves Parada on 20 September 1899, in San Luis, Sardinata, Norte de Santander, Colombia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 July 1963, in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela, at the age of 82.

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Maria Anastasia Chacón
Bruno Gelves Parada
Marriage: 20 September 1899
Angel Maria Gelves Chacon
Jesus Maria Agelvis Chacon
Natividad Gelvez
Maria Mauricia Agelvis Chacon
Juan de Dios Agelvis Chacon
Salvador Agelvis Chacon
Maria Ines Agelvis Chacon

Spouse & Children

20 September 1899
San Luis, Sardinata, Norte de Santander, Colombia


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Parents & Siblings

  • Francisco Chacon


  • María Salomé Contreras




  • Female1881–1963Female

  • Jose Antonio Chacon Contreras


  • Female1887–1978Female

  • Andres Chacon Contreras


  • Celestina Chacon


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 18

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

Age 18

An international tribunal in Paris ruled on a border dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana (Guyana). Britain received most of the claim for the Essequibo region, close to 111,000 square miles. Venezuela was represented by 2 U.S. judges and the chairman of the panel was Russian jurist Frederic de Martens. Venezuela rejected this decision in the 1960s.

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Chacón): nickname from chacón ‘gecko’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Norberta Chacón en el registro de Jesús María Agelvis y Socorro Chacón, "Venezuela, Diócesis de San Cristóbal, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1601-1962"
  • Norverta Chacon en el registro de Maria Ynés Gelvez, "Colombia bautismos, 1630-1950"
  • Anastacia Chacón en el registro de Maria de los Angeles Gelves, "Colombia bautismos, 1630-1950"

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