Rafaela Correa Álvarez

13 September 1902–11 February 1980 (Age 77)
Morovis, Puerto Rico

The Life of Rafaela

When Rafaela Correa Álvarez was born on 13 September 1902, in Morovis, Puerto Rico, her father, Serapio Correa Nieves, was 42 and her mother, Eustaquia Álvarez Rosado, was 19. She married Juan Pagan Rodriguez on 13 August 1917, in Morovis, Puerto Rico. She died on 11 February 1980, in Santa Cruz, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Juan Pagan Rodriguez
Rafaela Correa Álvarez
Marriage: 13 August 1917

Spouse and Children

13 August 1917
Morovis, Puerto Rico

Parents and Siblings

    Serapio Correa Nieves


    Eustaquia Álvarez Rosado




    Carmen Correa Álvarez


    Jose Correa Alvarez


    Jose Correa Alvarez


    Carmen C. Barrios



+4 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 15

Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

Age 30

Partial self-government granted. The Congress of United States approved a law to change back the name of the island Porto Rico, to its original name, Puerto Rico.

Age 34

Women given full suffrage.

Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly from correa ‘leather strap’, ‘belt’, ‘rein’, ‘shoelace’, plural correas (Latin corrigia ‘fastening’, from corrigere ‘to straighten’, ‘to correct’), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such articles.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rafaela Correa in entry for Ida Luz Pagán Correa, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
  • Rafaela Correa in entry for Juan Rafael Pagán y Correa, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
  • Rafaela Correa Alvarez, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"

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