Maria de las Mercedes Ureña Araya

17 December 1783–
San José, Costa Rica

The Life of Maria de las Mercedes

When Maria de las Mercedes Ureña Araya was born on 17 December 1783, in San José, Costa Rica, her father, Pedro Manuel Ureña Morales, was 33 and her mother, María Araya Coto, was 26. She married Jose Rafael Alvarado Montenegro on 20 January 1802, in San José, San José, Costa Rica.

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Family Time Line

Rafael Garbanzo
1778–
Maria de las Mercedes Ureña Araya
1783–
Marriage: 1803
Jose de los Angeles Garvanso Ureña
1803–
Rafaela Garbanzo Ureña
1804–
Maria de los Angeles Garbanzo Ureña
1806–
Maria Andrea Garbanzo Ureña
1810–
Felix Julian Garbanzo Ureña
1813–
Maria Josefa de Jesus Garbanzo Ureña
1814–
Ramona Francisca Garbanzo Ureña
1816–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1803
children

(7)

    Jose de los Angeles Garvanso Ureña

    Male1803–Male

    Rafaela Garbanzo Ureña

    Female1804–Female

    Maria de los Angeles Garbanzo Ureña

    Female1806–Female

    Maria Andrea Garbanzo Ureña

    Female1810–Female

    Felix Julian Garbanzo Ureña

    Male1813–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Pedro Manuel Ureña Morales

    Male1750–Male

    María Araya Coto

    Female1757–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1849

Age 66

Costa Rica ousts William Walker. He wants to extend slavery to Central American countries in an expression of Manifest Destiny. He invades and names himself president of Nicaragua. Costa Rica, with the help of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, defeated Walker and his supporters with 9,000 soldiers.
1859

Age 76

President Juan Rafael Mora is ousted from power. After a failed attempt at a counter-coup, he is executed.
1874

Age 91

American businessman Minor Cooper Keith brings the United Fruit Company and banana cultivation to Cost Rica. Keith originally arrived to oversee construction of the Atlantic Railroad, which would connect the coffee producing central plateau with the Caribbean coast.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Ureña): habitational name, probably from Urueña in Valladolid province.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Mesedes Ureña in entry for Maria Josefa de Jesus, "Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992"
  • Maria de Las Mercedes Ureña in entry for Maria Andrea, "Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992"
  • Mercedes Urena en el registro de Jose Luis de la Virgen Garbanso, "Costa Rica bautismos, 1700-1915"

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