Celestina Duque

19 May 1888–1986 (Age 97)
Fresno, Tolima, Colombia

The Life of Celestina

When Celestina Duque was born on 19 May 1888, in Fresno, Tolima, Colombia, her father, Cayetano Duque, was 58 and her mother, Maria de los Angeles Carvajal, was 56. She died in 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 98.

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Cayetano Duque
Maria de los Angeles Carvajal
Catalina Duque Carvajal
Celestina Duque

Parents and Siblings

    Cayetano Duque


    Maria de los Angeles Carvajal




World Events (4)


Age 11

Thousand Days' War. Around 120,000 people die in civil war between Liberals and Conservatives. Panama becomes an independent state.

Age 15

Panama seceded from Colombia with U.S. backing and allows U.S. control over the strip of land now known as the Panama Canal zone.

Age 34

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Portuguese: from duque ‘duke’ (from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 French (also Duqué): nickname from duquet, a diminutive of French duc ‘duke’ ( see Duchon ).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Celestina Duque - Church record: birth-name: Celestina Duque

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