Maria Alegra

1897–1962 (Age 65)
Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The Life of Maria

When Maria Alegra was born about 1897, in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, her father, Procapio Alegre, was 11 and her mother, Florentina Dumalay, was 11. She married Hermogenes Pablo on 13 September 1923, in Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died about 1962, in her hometown, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Maria Alegra
Hermogenes Pablo
Marriage: 13 September 1923
Brigido Pablo

Spouse & Children

13 September 1923
Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines


Parents & Siblings

  • Procapio Alegre


  • Florentina Dumalay




  • Female1897–1962Female

  • Maria Alegre


  • Carmen Alegre


World Events (5)


Age 1

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.

Age 5

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."

Age 38

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (Alegría) and Portuguese: nickname from Spanish alegría or Portuguese alegria ‘joy’, ‘happiness’.2 Castilianized form of Basque Alegia, a habitational name from any of the towns named Alegia in the Basque Country.

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

Sources (2)

  • Maria Pablo in entry for Hermogenes Pablo, "Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957"
  • Maria Alegre in entry for Hermogeneo Pabla, "Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957"

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