Jose de la Cruz Tejada Contreras

3 May 1960–25 August 1985 (Age 25)
La Vega, Dominican Republic

The Life of Jose de la Cruz

When Jose de la Cruz Tejada Contreras was born on 3 May 1960, in La Vega, Dominican Republic, his father, Simon Tejada Bautista, was 22 and his mother, Tercida Maria Garcia Contreras, was 26. He died on 25 August 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 25.

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Simon Tejada Bautista
Tercida Maria Garcia Contreras
Jose de la Cruz Tejada Contreras

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World Events (2)


Age 2

First free elections for nearly four decades are held.

Age 19

Two hurricanes leave more than 200,0000 people homeless and cause damage worth $1 billion as the economy continues to deteriorate due to high fuel prices and low sugar prices.

Name Meaning

Spanish: probably a habitational name from a place named Tejada, most likely the one in Burgos province but possibly the one in Huelva province, so named from a derivative of teja ‘(roof) tile’.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Jose de la Cruz Tejada Contreras - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Jose de la Cruz Tejada Contreras

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