Maria Santiago Y Diaz

1892–8 December 1964 (Age 72)
Puerto Rico

The Life of Maria

Maria Santiago Y Diaz was born in 1892, in Puerto Rico as the daughter of Gregorio Santiago and Ricarda Diaz. She had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Mateo Sanchez Rivera. She lived in Matón Arriba, Cayey, Puerto Rico in 1920 and Toita, Cayey, Puerto Rico for about 10 years. She died on 8 December 1964, in Puerto Rico, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Mateo Sanchez Rivera
Maria Santiago Y Diaz
Domingo Sanchez Y Santiago
Leopoldo Sánchez Santiago
Margarita Sanchez Y Santiago
Eladio Sánchez Santiago
Virgilio Sanchez Y Santiago
Juan Sanchez Santiago

Spouse and Children



    Domingo Sanchez Y Santiago


    Leopoldo Sánchez Santiago


    Margarita Sanchez Y Santiago


    Eladio Sánchez Santiago


    Virgilio Sanchez Y Santiago


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Gregorio Santiago


    Ricarda Diaz




World Events (7)


Age 6

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

Age 8

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.

Age 25

Jones Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

Name Meaning

Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named for the dedication of their churches to St. James (Sant Iago). The apostle St. James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain; there is a medieval legend that, after the death of Christ, he did not meet a speedy end under Herod Agrippa, but visited and evangelized the Iberian peninsula. His alleged burial site at Compostela has been a place of pilgrimage from all over Europe for over a thousand years.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Santiago De Sanchez in household of Mateo Sanchez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • María Santiago De Sánchez in household of Mateo Sánchez Rivera, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maria Santiago Y Rodriguez De Sanchez in household of Mateo Sanchez Y Rivera, "United States Census, 1920"

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