Dionisia Torres

Aserrí, San José, Costa Rica

The Life of Dionisia

Dionisia Torres was born about 1874, in Aserrí, San José, Costa Rica as the daughter of Tiburcio Torres Alvarado and Maria Marcos Angulo. She married Braulio Castro on 13 January 1890, in Aserrí, Aserrí, San José, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Dionisia Torres
Braulio Castro
Marriage: 13 January 1890
Alejandro de Jesus Castro Torres
Ma. Francisca Castro Torres
Francisco Reginaldo Castro Torres
Silvia Genoveva de Jesus Castro Torres

Spouse & Children

13 January 1890
Aserrí, Aserrí, San José, Costa Rica


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World Events (3)


Age 0

American businessman Minor Cooper Keith brings the United Fruit Company and banana cultivation to Cost Rica. Keith originally arrived to oversee construction of the Atlantic Railroad, which would connect the coffee producing central plateau with the Caribbean coast.

Age 74

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 113

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 Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ ( see Torre ).2 Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).3 Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dionicia Torres Angulo in entry for Alejandro de Jesús Castro Chacón Torres Angulo, "Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975"
  • Dionisia Torres, "Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992"
  • Dionisia Tórres in entry for Maria Francisca Castro Tórres, "Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975"

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