Adela Gargollo Freer

10 February 1866–21 September 1947 (Age 81)
Catedral, San José, San José, Costa Rica

The Life Summary of Adela

When Adela Gargollo Freer was born on 10 February 1866, in San José, San José, Costa Rica, her father, Luís Vicente José Gargollo Diaz de Tejada, was 34 and her mother, Maria Ester de los Dolores Freer Escalante, was 22. She married Lesmes Jiménez Bonnefil on 5 July 1886, in Catedral, San José, San José, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 September 1947, in her hometown, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Lesmes Jiménez Bonnefil
Adela Gargollo Freer
Marriage: 5 July 1886
Maria de la Trinidad Jimenez Gargollo
Lesmes Jimenez Gargollo
Adela Jimenez Gargollo
Lesmes Jimenez Gargollo
Marta Jimenez Gargollo
Luis Francisco Jimenez Gargollo
Francisco Irineo de Jesus Jimenez Gargollo
Guillermo Joaquín Jiménez Gargollo
Oscar Santiago Martin de Jesús Jiménez Gargollo

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1886Catedral, San José, San José, Costa Rica
  • Children


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    World Events (1)

    Age 8
    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

    English: sometimes from Middle English frere, frier ‘brother, friend, comrade’ (Old French frere). During the 13th century, however, the word increasingly denoted ‘member of one of the mendicant religious orders’, the usual modern sense of the word friar. The first friars arrived in England in 1224. As with Abbot , Monk , Nunn , and Prior , late medieval use of Frere as a nickname was probably uncomplimentary, for by the mid 14th century the once popular friars had become a byword in satirical literature for self-indulgent, smooth-talking hypocrisy. Friars were not allowed to marry, but some of them probably fathered children. After the Reformation former friars were free to marry, and one such is said to have been the progenitor of the Friers of Melrose parish, Roxburgh, an instance, if true, of post-medieval surname creation. The name may also be occupational, for someone who lived or worked at a friary (Middle English frere ‘house of friars’).Americanized form of French Frère (see Frere ).German: cognate of Friedrich .

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Adela Gargollo, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
    • Adela Gargolla, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
    • Adela Gargollo Freer in entry for Lesmes Jiménez Gargollo, "Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975"

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