Miguel Angel Zayas Zaldívar

30 September 1890–1953 (Age 62)
Holguín, Cuba

The Life of Miguel Angel

When Miguel Angel Zayas Zaldívar was born on 30 September 1890, in Holguín, Cuba, his father, Rodolfo Zayas Ochoa, was 29 and his mother, Elvira Zaldívar Arada, was 26. He married Emma Spinetti Villar on 21 July 1918, in Holguín, Cuba. He died in 1953, in Havana, Cuba, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Miguel Angel Zayas Zaldívar
Emma Spinetti Villar
Marriage: 21 July 1918

Spouse and Children

21 July 1918
Holguín, Cuba

Parents and Siblings

    Rodolfo Zayas Ochoa


    Elvira Zaldívar Arada




    Antonia Maria Zayas Zaldívar


    Carlos Miguel Zayas Zaldívar


    Virginia Zayas Zaldívar



    Elvira Zayas Zaldívar


+2 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 8

Cuba becomes independent. Tomas Estrada Palma becomes president. However, the Platt Amendment keeps the island under U.S. protection and gives the U.S. the right to intervene in Cuban affairs.

Age 8

United States defeats Spain. Spain gives up all claims to Cuba and cedes it to the United States.

Age 35

Socialist Party is founded. The Party would eventually form the basis of the Communist Party.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Zayas de Torre or in some cases from Zayas de Báscones, both in Soria province, which probably derive their names from Basque zai, zain, ‘guardian’, ‘vigilante’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Origenes-Juan Bruno Zayas de la Portilla

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