Gerónimo Rivera Avilés

5 October 1909–22 November 1985 (Age 76)
Utuado, Puerto Rico

The Life of Gerónimo

When Gerónimo Rivera Avilés was born on 5 October 1909, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, his father, Baldomero Rivera Sotomajor, was 25 and his mother, Maria Hermenegilda Avilés Y Maldonado, was 24. He married Agustina Soto Velez on 10 April 1932, in Utuado, Utuado, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Guaonico, Utuado, Puerto Rico in 1910. He died on 22 November 1985, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Gerónimo Rivera Avilés
Agustina Soto Velez
Marriage: 10 April 1932
Ruben Rivera Soto

Spouse and Children

10 April 1932
Utuado, Utuado, Puerto Rico


Parents and Siblings

    Baldomero Rivera Sotomajor


    Maria Hermenegilda Avilés Y Maldonado




    Ysabel Maria Rivera Avilés



    Alfredo Rivera Avilés


    Jesús Maria Rivera Aviles



+2 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 8

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

Age 23

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 27

Women given full suffrage.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivera, a variant of Ribera .2 Italian: northern variant of the southern (especially Sicily) topographic name Ribera .3 Catalan: in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribera .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gerónimo Rivera Y Avilés in household of Baldomero Rivera Y Soto, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gerónimo Rivera Avilés in household of Baldomero Rivera Soto, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerónimo Rivera en el registro de Jorge Heróm Rivera Soto, "Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001"

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