Jose Nieves Rodriguez

14 April 1886–1 April 1974 (Age 88)
Naranjito, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Jose

When Jose Nieves Rodriguez was born on 14 April 1886, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, United States, his father, Juan de Jesus Rodriguez, was 24 and his mother, Flora Nieves, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Ramona Rivera Vazquez. He lived in Naranjito, Paraguay in 1935 and Barrio Achiote, Naranjito, Puerto Rico, United States in 1940. He died on 1 April 1974, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Jose Nieves Rodriguez
Ramona Rivera Vazquez
Delfina Nieves Y Rivera
Etanislao Nieves Rivera
Jose Juan Nieves Rivera
Flora Nieves Rivera
Dominga Nieves Rivera

Spouse and Children



    Delfina Nieves Y Rivera



    Flora Nieves Rivera


    Etanislao Nieves Rivera


    Dominga Nieves Rivera


Parents and Siblings

    Juan de Jesus Rodriguez


    Flora Nieves





    Manuel Rodriguez Chevres


    Justina Rodriguez Chevres


    Belen Rodriguez Chevres


    Medardo Rodriguez Chevres


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 12

Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Spanish:1. religious byname, from the title María de las Nieves ‘Mary of the Snows’, given particularly to children born on 5 August, on which date the Virgin allegedly once caused it to snow in Rome. It is possible that the surname derives in part from a nickname for someone with snow-white hair. 2. Castilianized form of the Galician and Asturian-Leonese habitational name Neves .

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

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Sources (3)

  • José Nieves Y Rodríguez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • José Nieves Y Rodriguez, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jose Nieves, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"

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