Encarnacion Mejia

25 March 1842–15 March 1917 (Age 74)
San Salvador, San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador

The Life of Encarnacion

When Encarnacion Mejia was born on 25 March 1842, in San Salvador, San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, his father, Jose Encarnacion Mejia, was 22 and his mother, María Jazinta Medina Mendoza, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Gertrude Guirola. He died on 15 March 1917, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Encarnacion Mejia
Gertrude Guirola
Federico Mejia
Elvira Mejia
Maria Leonor Mejia
Maria Coralia del Carmen Mejia
Edwin Joseph Mejia
Arthur Ralph Mejia
Ines Mejia

Spouse and Children



    Federico Mejia


    Elvira Mejia



    Maria Coralia del Carmen Mejia


    Edwin Joseph Mejia


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jose Encarnacion Mejia


    María Jazinta Medina Mendoza




World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 6

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Mejía): probably from a religious byname (possibly under Jewish influence), from a vernacular form of Latin, Greek Messias ‘Messiah’, from Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘anointed’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Encarnacion in entry for Mr Arthur R Mejia, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Encarnacion Mejia, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Encarnacion Mena, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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