Milagro Lopez Rivera

1918–2011 (Age 93)
Arecibo, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Milagro

When Milagro Lopez Rivera was born on 24 October 1918, in Arecibo, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States, her father, Eugenio Lopez Comas, was 23 and her mother, Juana Francisca Rivera, was 26. She died in October 2011, in her hometown, at the age of 93.

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Eugenio Lopez Comas
Juana Francisca Rivera
Victor Lopez Rivera
Milagro Lopez Rivera
Francisco A Lopez Rivera
Eva Lopez Rivera

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 14

Partial self-government granted. The Congress of United States approved a law to change back the name of the island Porto Rico, to its original name, Puerto Rico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Milagros Lopez Y Rivera in household of Eugenio López Coma, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Milagros Lopez Rivera in household of Eugenio Lopez Comas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Milagro F Lopez Y Rivera in household of Cruz Rivera Mendez, "United States Census, 1920"

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