Demesio Laje

2 June 1921–3 January 1994 (Age 72)
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The Life of Demesio

Demesio Laje was born on 2 June 1921, in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. He died on 3 January 1994, in Guayas, Ecuador, at the age of 72.

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World Events (3)


Age 1

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Age 18

World War II. Colombia helps the United States to keep the Panama Canal open.

Age 20

Peru invades the Amazonian of El Oro. The two countries go to war. Contention continues through much of the 20th century.

Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian (van Lare): habitational name from a common place name, Laar (places in North Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland, Utrecht, and Overijssel, and the Belgian province of Liège), meaning ‘woodland clearing’, ‘marshy land’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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