Jose Marie Velasquez

1891–1982 (Age 90)
Monagas, Venezuela

The Life of Jose Marie

Jose Marie Velasquez was born on 21 October 1891, in Monagas, Venezuela as the son of Lauren Velasquez and Inez Velasquez. He married ANTONIA PALTRON on 19 September 1921, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 8 January 1982, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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Jose Marie Velasquez
Marriage: 19 September 1921
Phillip Velazquez

Spouse & Children

19 September 1921
Louisiana, United States




  • Phillip Velazquez


Parents & Siblings

  • Lauren Velasquez


  • Inez Velasquez




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 8

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Velásquez): patronymic from the personal name Velasco .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jose Velasquez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jose Maria Velasquez, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Jose Marie Velasquez, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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