Dorotea Torres

1875–1947 (Age 71)

The Life of Dorotea

When Dorotea Torres was born on 10 August 1875, in Mexico, her father, Prisciliano Torres, was 40 and her mother, Juana de Lira, was 40. She had at least 9 sons and 3 daughters with Jose Pantaleon Quesada Bonilla Sr. She lived in Van Horn, Culberson, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 1947, in Colorado City, Mitchell, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Colorado City, Mitchell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dorotea Torres
Jose Pantaleon Quesada Bonilla Sr
Eleno Torres Bonilla
Moises Torres Bonilla
Juliana Torres Bonilla
Maria Torres Bonilla
Pedro Torres Bonilla
Juana Bonilla
Jose Torres Bonilla
Pantaleon Torres Bonilla Jr.
Gregorio Torres Bonilla
Baby Bonilla
Tilano Bonilla
Pablo Bonilla Sr

Spouse & Children

  • Female1875–1947Female

  • Jose Pantaleon Quesada Bonilla Sr




+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Prisciliano Torres


  • Female1835–Female



  • Lucio Torres


  • Female1875–1947Female

World Events (8)


Age 1

"José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz leads rebellion on platform of ""no reelection""and starts his presidential career, which lasts for thirty-four years (except 1880-84), of ""order and progress"".Finances, trade, industry, and mining sector modernized. Political ideology based on positivism."
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dorotia Bonilla in household of Pantalior Bonilla, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorotea Bonilla in household of Bontation Bonilla, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothea Torres in entry for Pantaleon Bonilla, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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