Rubén Soto Campos

August 1905–31 December 2003 (Age 98)
Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

The Life of Rubén

When Rubén Soto Campos was born in August 1905, in Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica, his father, José Manuel Soto Chacón, was 46 and his mother, Eliodora Campos Campos, was 45. He married Gilma María Josefa Castro Vargas on 10 May 1930, in Sarchí Norte, Sarchí, Alajuela, Costa Rica. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 31 December 2003, in Costa Rica, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Rubén Soto Campos
Gilma María Josefa Castro Vargas
Marriage: 10 May 1930
Alicia Graciela Soto Castro
Maria del Socorro Soto Castro

Spouse and Children

10 May 1930
Sarchí Norte, Sarchí, Alajuela, Costa Rica


    Alicia Graciela Soto Castro


    Maria del Socorro Soto Castro


Parents and Siblings

    José Manuel Soto Chacón


    Eliodora Campos Campos





    Elías Soto Campos


    Adelina Soto Campos


    Maria Angélica Daría Soto Campos


    Cristina de los Ángeles Soto Campos


+14 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 43

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 82

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

Spanish:1. habitational name from any of numerous places named Soto or El Soto, from soto ‘grove’, ‘small wood’ (Latin saltus). 2. Castilianized spelling of Asturian-Leonese Sotu , a habitational name from a town so named in Asturies. 3. Castilianized spelling of the Galician equivalent, Souto .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben Soto Campos, "Costa Rica, Registro Civil, 1823-1975"
  • Rubén Soto Campos, "Costa Rica, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1595-1992"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rubén Soto Campos - Government record: death: 31 December 2003; Costa Rica

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