Juan José Portillo Morales

El Progreso, El Progreso, Guatemala

The Life of Juan José

When Juan José Portillo Morales was born in 1871, in El Progreso, El Progreso, Guatemala, his father, Guadalupe Portillo de Leon, was 38 and his mother, Juana Morales Aldana, was 35. He married Petrona Orellana Oliva on 30 December 1903, in El Progreso, El Progreso, Guatemala.

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Juan José Portillo Morales
Petrona Orellana Oliva
Marriage: 30 December 1903

Spouse and Children

30 December 1903
El Progreso, El Progreso, Guatemala

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World Events (7)


Age 0

A number of liberal dictators ruled Guatemala. They promoted economic growth. They also encouraged foreigners to immigrate to the country.

Age 2

Guatemala ruled by liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios, who modernises the country, develops the army and introduces coffee growing.

Age 35

The United States company called the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Brands International) began developing banana plantations in Guatemala.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Portillo, from the diminutive of puerto ‘mountain pass’, notably those in Valladolid, Soria, and Toledo.

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

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  • Juan Jose Portillo Morales, "Guatemala matrimonios, 1750-1930"

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