Adela Vela

17 July 1916–5 February 1985 (Age 68)
Cuero, DeWitt, Texas, United States

The Life of Adela

Adela Vela was born on 17 July 1916, in Cuero, DeWitt, Texas, United States as the daughter of Eusebioq Vela and Cresencia Caballera. She had at least 1 son with Sebero Torres. She died on 5 February 1985, in Yorktown, DeWitt, Texas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Sebero Torres
Adela Vela
Adolfo Torres

Spouse and Children

    Sebero Torres





Parents and Siblings

    Eusebioq Vela


    Cresencia Caballera




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish, Catalan and Galician: of uncertain derivation; it could be from the pre-Roman personal name Vela (compare Basque bela, vela ‘raven’). More likely perhaps, it may be a byname from vela meaning either ‘sail’ or ‘watchman’.2 Spanish: habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba province.3 Portuguese: habitational name from a place named Vela in Portugal.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Adela Belia in entry for Fransca Torres, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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