Maria Teresa Torres

–1986
Puerto Rico

The Life of Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa Torres was born in Puerto Rico. She died in 1986, in her hometown.

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Emilio Navarro Soto
1905–2011
Maria Teresa Torres
–1986

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World Events (3)

1873

Slavery is abolished in the Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico.
1898

Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.
1900

U.S. Congress institutes civil government in Puerto Rico under the Foraker Act. U.S. maintains strict control over island affairs, prompting demands for more local control.

Name Meaning

1 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Teresa Torres - Published information: birth-name: Maria Teresa Torres

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