Santos Tejada

11 September 1920–January 2007 (Age 86)
Santa Ana, El Salvador

The Life of Santos

When Santos Tejada was born on 11 September 1920, in Santa Ana, El Salvador, her father, Macedonio Ortega, was 20 and her mother, Emilia Tejada, was 17. She died in January 2007, in Texistepeque, Santa Ana, El Salvador, at the age of 86.

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Mateo de Jesus Campos
Santos Tejada

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    Macedonio Ortega





World Events (4)


Age 49

El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.

Age 57

Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.

Age 69

FMLN attacks intensify. Another ARENA candidate, Alfredo Cristiani, is voted president in elections widely believed to have been rigged.

Name Meaning

Spanish: probably a habitational name from a place named Tejada, most likely the one in Burgos province but possibly the one in Huelva province, so named from a derivative of teja ‘(roof) tile’.

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

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