Juan Nieves Santiago

1879–20 August 1979 (Age 100)
Lares, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life Summary of Juan

When Juan Nieves Santiago was born in 1879, in Lares, Puerto Rico, United States, his father, José Cornelio Nieves Celedoida, was 34 and his mother, Juana María Santiago, was 34. He died on 20 August 1979, in his hometown, at the age of 100.

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José Cornelio Nieves Celedoida
Juana María Santiago
Margarita Nieves Santiago
Evarista Nieves Santiago
Antonia Nieves Santiago
Joba o Jovita o Juana Nieves Santiago de Rodriguez
Juan Nieves Santiago
Bautista Nieves Santiago

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 3
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
Age 19
Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.

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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  • Juan Nieves Y Santiago, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"

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