Florencio Colón Brito

1897–19 May 1985 (Age 88)
Humacao, Puerto Rico

The Life of Florencio

When Florencio Colón Brito was born in 1897, his father, Mauricio Colón Rivera, was 57 and his mother, Francisca Brito Lebrón, was 47. He married Cecilia Herrera on 19 September 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Quebrada Arenas, Maunabo, Puerto Rico for about 30 years. He died on 19 May 1985, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Florencio Colón Brito
1897–1985
Antonia Morales
1920–
Aurora Colon Y Morales
1923–
Diego Colon Y Morales
1926–
Santos Colon Y Morales
1926–
Mariana Colon Y Morales
1932–
Flores Colon Y Morales
1936–

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Aurora Colon Y Morales

    Female1923–Female

    Diego Colon Y Morales

    Male1926–Male

    Santos Colon Y Morales

    Male1926–Male

    Mariana Colon Y Morales

    Female1932–Female

    Flores Colon Y Morales

    Male1936–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Mauricio Colón Rivera

    Male1840–1905Male

    Francisca Brito Lebrón

    Female1850–Female

siblings

(8)

    Pablo Colón Brito

    Male1886–1959Male

    José Colón Brito

    Male1893–1978Male

    Anastacia Colon Y Brito

    Female1894–1932Female

    Male1897–1985Male

    Maria Colón Brito

    Female1900–1980Female

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1898

Age 1

Under the Treaty of Paris, Puerto Rico is ceded by the Spanish to the U.S. at the end of the Spanish-American War.
1900

Age 3

U.S. Congress institutes civil government in Puerto Rico under the Foraker Act. U.S. maintains strict control over island affairs, prompting demands for more local control.
1932

Age 35

Partial self-government granted. The Congress of United States approved a law to change back the name of the island Porto Rico, to its original name, Puerto Rico.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Colón): from the Latin Colombus, Colomba meaning ‘dove’, a personal name favored by early Christians because the dove was considered to be the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

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

Sources (3)

  • Flores Colón Brito, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florencio Colon Y Brito, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Flores Colón in entry for Concepción Colón Herrera, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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