Catalina Gajo

13 February 1912–2 January 1994 (Age 81)
Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines

The Life of Catalina

Catalina Gajo was born on 13 February 1912, in Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines as the daughter of Antonio Suniga and Juana Berngid. She married Arcadio Gajo on 28 December 1930, in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 2 January 1994, in Rodriguez, Rizal, Laguna, Philippines, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Arcadio Gajo
1905–
Catalina Gajo
1912–1994
Marriage: 28 December 1930
Ramon Suniga Gajo
1932–
Benjamin Suniga Gajo
1934–
Manuel Suniga Gajo
1937–

Spouse and Children

    Arcadio Gajo

    Male1905–Male

    Female1912–1994Female

MARRIAGE
28 December 1930
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
children

(3)

    Ramon Suniga Gajo

    Male1932–Male

    Benjamin Suniga Gajo

    Male1934–Male

    Manuel Suniga Gajo

    Male1937–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Antonio Suniga

    MaleMale

    Juana Berngid

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (5)

1935

Age 23

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.
1941

Age 29

Japan attacks the Philippines by air and invades two weeks later.
1972

Age 60

Marcos declares martial law. The parliament is suspended, opposition politicians are arrested, censorship is imposed.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname for a man afflicted with a stammer, from Spanish, Portuguese gago ‘stammering’, ‘stuttering’ (of imitative origin).

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

Sources (3)

  • Catalina Suniga in entry for Manuel Gajo, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"
  • Catalina Suniega in entry for Ramon Gajo, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"
  • Catalina Suniga in entry for Juanita Gajo, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"

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