Ezella Sophie Padilla

Brief Life History of Ezella Sophie

When Ezella Sophie Padilla was born on 2 August 1903, in Florida, United States, her father, Antonio Jose Facundo Padilla Sr., was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Sermons, was 37. She married William Henry Dooley on 3 September 1925, in Charlotte, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boca Grande, Lee, Florida, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 5 New Prospect, Lee, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 9 August 1985, in Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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William Henry Dooley
Ezella Sophie Padilla
Marriage: 3 September 1925
James Edward Dooley
Mickey Dooley
Anna Marie Dooley
Faye Madeline Dooley
Reba Dooley
William Henry Dooley

Sources (10)

  • Ezella Dooley in household of Wm H Dooley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ezella Padilla, "Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957"
  • Ezella Padilla in entry for Mickey Dooley, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Luis, Carlos, Jesus, Ramon, Pedro, Miguel, Ruben, Francisco, Jorge.

Spanish: habitational name from any of various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan, breadpan’ (from Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word that was commonly used in the topographic sense of a shallow, gentle depression. In the US, this surname is also found among Native Americans (mainly Pueblos).

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

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