Ricarda Fernandez Flores

1896–25 June 1969 (Age 73)
Carolina, Puerto Rico

The Life Summary of Ricarda

When Ricarda Fernandez Flores was born in 1896, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, her father, Victorio Fernandez Y Yance, was 47 and her mother, Nieves Flores Y Melendez, was 34. She lived in Canovanillas, Carolina, Puerto Rico for about 10 years. She died on 25 June 1969, in Loíza, Puerto Rico, at the age of 73.

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World Events (8)

Age 2
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 3
An international tribunal in Paris ruled on a border dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana (Guyana). Britain received most of the claim for the Essequibo region, close to 111,000 square miles. Venezuela was represented by 2 U.S. judges and the chairman of the panel was Russian jurist Frederic de Martens. Venezuela rejected this decision in the 1960s.
Age 21
Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Juan, Carlos, Luis, Jorge, Miguel, Fernando, Mario, Jesus, Pedro, Francisco. Portuguese Ligia, Joao, Armanda, Godofredo, Wenceslao.Spanish (Fernández): patronymic from the personal name Fernando . The surname (and to a lesser extent the variant Hernandez ) has also been established in southern Italy, mainly in Naples and Palermo, since the period of Spanish dominance there.Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the name in 1 above at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some Jewish descendants retained the surname that their families had adopted as Roman Catholics.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Ricarda Fernandez Y Flores in household of Victorio Fernandez Y Hance, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ricarda Fernandez Flores in household of Julio Fernandez Y Flores, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ricarda Fernandez Flores, "Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969"

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