María Amparo Suro Cortés

21 January 1889–4 May 1971 (Age 82)
Orocovis, Puerto Rico

The Life Summary of María Amparo

When María Amparo Suro Cortés was born on 21 January 1889, in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, her father, Domingo Suro Meléndez, was 27 and her mother, Adelaida Cortés Sepúlveda, was 27. She married Felix Amadeo Velasco Quiñones on 14 January 1916, in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1935 and Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico in 1940. She died on 4 May 1971, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Felix Amadeo Velasco Quiñones
María Amparo Suro Cortés
Marriage: 14 January 1916
Luis Antonio Velasco Suro
Angel Oscar Velasco Suro
Julio Enrique Velasco Suro
Néstor Orlando Velasco Suro
Felicita Velasco Suro
Angel Rubén Velasco Suro
Gilberto Velasco Suro

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  • Marriage
    14 January 1916Orocovis, Puerto Rico
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    World Events (5)

    Age 9
    Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.
    Age 11
    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.
    Age 28
    Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Romeo.Italian (mainly Campania and Apulia): from a short form of the personal name Arturo (see Arthur ), or possibly of A(m)maturo, which could be a variant of Amatore, from Latin Amator ‘lover (i.e. of God)’, from amare ‘to love’.Hungarian (Túró): metonymic occupational name from túró ‘curd’.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Amparito Suro Y Cortez in household of Adelaida Cortes De Suro, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Amparo Serú Y Cortes De Velasco in household of Felix Amadeo Velasco Y Quinones, "United States Census, 1920"
    • María Amparo Cortés, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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