Elia Margarita Portillo Jimenez

1948–1979 (Age 31)
Zacatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador

The Life of Elia Margarita

Elia Margarita Portillo Jimenez was born in 1948, in Zacatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador. She died on 31 August 1979, in her hometown, at the age of 31.

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World Events (3)

1969

Age 21

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.
1977

Age 29

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.
1977

Age 29

Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, S. J. is assassinated by a death squad.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Portillo, from the diminutive of puerto ‘mountain pass’, notably those in Valladolid, Soria, and Toledo.

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

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