Zoila Caneva Ballesteros

about 1907–about 1994 (Age 87)

The Life of Zoila

When Zoila Caneva Ballesteros was born about 1907, in Colombia, her father, Mr Caneva, was -22 and her mother, Maria Del Carmen Ballesteros, was 20. She died about 1994, at the age of 87.

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    Mr Caneva


    Maria Del Carmen Ballesteros




World Events (3)


Age 15

The United States pay Colombia $25 million for the loss of Panama.

Age 32

World War II. Colombia helps the United States to keep the Panama Canal open.

Age 82

The United States aid Colombia against drug dealers. They supply the Colombian government with military equipment and advisory.

Name Meaning

Catalan:1. metonymic occupational name for a candle maker, from a dialectal or obselete variant of Catalan candela ‘candle’. 2. possibly also metonymic occupational name for a spicer, from a dialectal or old form of canyella ‘cinnamon’.

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

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