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
1897–1962
Hermogenes Pablo
1883–1948
Marriage: 13 September 1923
Brigido Pablo
1924–1989

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
13 September 1923
Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • Procapio Alegre

    Male1886–Male

  • Florentina Dumalay

    Female1886–Female

siblings

(3)

  • Female1897–1962Female

  • Maria Alegre

    Female1907–Female

  • Carmen Alegre

    FemaleFemale

World Events (5)

1898

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.
1902

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."
1935

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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