Ofelia Martinez

2 June 1916–28 February 2014 (Age 97)
Ojo Sarco, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Ofelia

When Ofelia Martinez was born on 2 June 1916, in Ojo Sarco, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, her father, Alfredo Martinez, was 32 and her mother, Marina Romero, was 29. She lived in Election Precinct 24 Trampas, Taos, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 28 February 2014, in Trampas, Taos, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Trampas, Taos, New Mexico, United States.

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Fernando Lopez
Ofelia Martinez

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings


    Marina Romero




    Juan Pedro Martinez



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 7

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 26

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ofelia Martinez in household of Alfredo Martinez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ofelia Martinez in household of Alfred F Martinez, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ofelia Lopez in household of Fernando Lopez, "United States Census, 1940"

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