Luz Maria Tavares Holguin: Birth: 2 APR 1921 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Death: 30 JUN 2016 in San Jose de las Matas, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Reference: 31 JUL 2011 13:11:15
Note: Pedro Emilio Holguín-Veras (Papapí) was the eldest of the four children of Don Pedro Maria Espaillat Reyes and Doña Natividad Holguín (who were never married since Pedro Maria Espaillat Reyes was already married to America Franco). Their children were declared as natural children (i.e. - out of wedlock). After Papapí made a name for himself as a public servant, lawyer, journalist, politician and intellectual, his father wanted to recognize him and to give him his last name. Apparently, he decided only to recognize Pedro Emilio, and not his other siblings. It was then when Papapí (and his sisters) decided to use the Holguín-Veras last name and to abandon the paternal last name of Espaillat. The origin of the name Veras does not come from family ancestry. One story says that it comes from a nickname for Pedro Emilio, "Veritas", in reference to a guerrilla band operating in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Another story says that for a time Pedro Emilio signed his stories in the press with a pseudonym that was " Pedro el Verás " and that that is where Veras comes from. Be as it may, it is certain that it originated with Pedro Maria and since then has been used in the identification of his descendants. Manuel and Rosa married in 1926 while Manuel was ill (he passed away shortly thereafter) so as to legitimize their children.
death certificate of your ancestor Rosa Holguin at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9398-KC9W-WK?i=879&cc=1619814&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQL3H-N3KR
Changedate: 9 MAR 2020
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