Cruz Alegría POMA GUALÁN

21 July 1905–1985 (Age 79)
Saraguro, Loja, Ecuador

The Life of Cruz Alegría

When Cruz Alegría POMA GUALÁN was born on 21 July 1905, in Saraguro, Loja, Ecuador, her father, José Benigno POMA, was 35 and her mother, María Encarnación GUALÁN, was 32. She died in 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 80.

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José Benigno POMA
María Encarnación GUALÁN
Cruz Alegría POMA GUALÁN

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World Events (5)


Age 36

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

Age 43

Banana trade brings prosperity.

Age 58

Military rule begins.

Name Meaning

1 Italian: possibly a habitational name, but otherwise from a female personal name; the documentary evidence is not clear.2 Spanish: probably a byname from poma ‘apple’, ‘fruit’.3 Catalan: nickname from Catalan poma ‘apple’, or variant of Pomar .

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

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