Carmen Saturnina Ortega Canales

27 November 1919–19 January 1998 (Age 78)
Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Life Summary of Carmen Saturnina

When Carmen Saturnina Ortega Canales was born on 27 November 1919, in Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, her father, Ruben Ortega, was 23 and her mother, Juana Canales, was 18. She died on 19 January 1998, in her hometown, at the age of 78.

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Ruben Ortega
Juana Canales
Carmen Saturnina Ortega Canales

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World Events (2)

Age 29
Civil War. Rafael Angel Calderon Guradia refuses to step down for election winner Otilio Ulate. Don Pepe Figueres Ferrer leads the revolution against Calderon and topples the government after 40 days of fighting.
Age 68
The Central American countries sign a peace plan. Devised by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez, it is signed by the Central American countries of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala which have been in the midst of civil wars. Arias wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province.2 Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’).3 Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

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

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