Fernando Pascual
(Abt 1836-)
Margarita Ferrer
Fernando Pascual Ferrer


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1. Josefa Vélez Liboy

Fernando Pascual Ferrer

  • Born: 30 May 1861, Morella, Provincia De Castellón, Comunidad Valenciana, España
  • Marriage (1): Josefa Vélez Liboy on 7 Mar 1887 in Maricao, Puerto Rico
  • Died: 15 Mar 1924, Fajardo, Puerto Rico at age 62
  • Buried: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

bullet  General Notes:


1. "Hijo esposito" Acta de nacimiento de hijos). [Expósito es el recién nacido "expuesto", es decir, sometido a "exposición"; que ha sido abandonado o entregado por sus padres a instituciones de beneficencia denominadas casas u hospitales de expósitos o inclusas (véase también orfanato).1 Solía tratarse de niños procedentes de partos fuera de matrimonio, o huérfanos de padre en situación de pobreza extrema. La costumbre de abandonar a los recién nacidos es común en muchas culturas. Es célebre la costumbre espartana de exponer a los más débiles en el Apotetas (lugar de abandono), al pie del monte Taigeto. La costumbre romana era depositar a todos los niños en el suelo nada más nacer: si el padre decidía recogerlo, lo aceptaba como suyo; si no, el niño se abandonaba, y cualquiera podía recogerlo.
Expósitos en España. Para su recepción, había establecidas inclusas en las principales ciudades de España y casas generales en las capitales que recibían niños de las casas subalternas. Disponían estas casas de un pequeño torno con apertura al exterior en el queos padres exponían a sus hijos de forma anónima haciendo en el momento sonar una campana.]

"Esposito" is the past participle of the Latin verb exponere ("to place outside", "to expose") and literally means "placed outside", "exposed" Spanish tradition claims that the surname was given to foundlings who were abandoned or given up for adoption and handed over to an orphanage , literally a "home or hospice of the exposed"). They were called espositi because they would get abandoned and "exposed" in a public place. Some orphanages maintained a so-called "Wheel of the exposed") where abandoned children could be placed.

2. Archivos Parroquiales, Fajardo, PR, Bautismos:Natural de Morella, España. (Acta de Bautismo de Ignacio Pascual Velez ). Libro 28, Folio 439, Numero 1708, Bautismos de Fajardo, PR. (*)

3. Archivos Parroquiales, Fajardo, PR, Bautismos: Natural de Morella, España. (Acta de Bautismo de Digna Asuncion Pascual Velez) Libro 29, Folio 150, Numero 668, Bautismos de Fajardo, PR:

4. Imigro a Puerto Rico en 1882. (Fuente: Censo US/1920). (*)
Imigro a PR en 1882. (Fuente: Censo US/1910). (*) [Born in 1861]

5. Residia en Fajardo al llegar los Americanos en el 1898.

6. Censo US 1910, Fajardo, PR, Fajardo, Norte, Calle de Celis Aguilera 16, District 1043: Fernando Pascual, Edad 49, Imigro 1882: Años de Casado: 23 ( 1910 -23 = 1887); Josefa Velez y Liboy de Pascual, Esposa, Edad 47; Jose Pascual y Velez, Hijo, Edad 19; Margarita Pascual y Vlez, Hija, Edad 17; Ignacio Pascual y Velez, Hijo, Edad 7; Asuncion Pascual y Velez, Hija, Edad 5; Francisco(a) Laureano, Alojado(a), Edad 8 (*)

7. Censo US 1920, Fajardo, PR, Fajardo, PR: Fernando Pascual, Immigro a Puerto Rico en 1882, Comerciante al detal en libros, Edad 58; Josefa Velez y Liboy de Pascual, Esposa, Edad 47; (*)

8. Murio el 15 de marzo de 1924 a los 63 años. (Fuente: Margarita Pascual Velez)

9. Guardia Civil
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The Guardia Civil is the Spanish gendarmerie: it is a police force that has both military and civilian functions. It has foreign peace-keeping missions and maintains military status and is the equivalent of a federal paramilitary police. As a police force, the Guardia Civil is comparable today to the French Gendarmerie, the ItalianCarabinieri and the Dutch Royal Marechaussee as it is part of the European Gendarmerie. The Guardia Civil uses as its leading emblem the motto "El honor es mi divisa" (Honour is my emblem) stressing its esprit de corps and pointing out the importance of honour. Their precincts are called "casa cuartel" (army house) and, like other military garrisons in Spain, they appear under the motto "Todo por la patria" (All in the service of the Mother/Fatherland).

The Guardia Civil was founded in 1844 during the reign of Queen Isabel II of Spain by the Basque Navarresearistocrat Francisco Javier Girón y Ezpeleta, second Duke of Ahumada, an 11th generation descendant of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II. The purpose of their creation was to dismantle any revolutionary sentiment in the rural population, and much focus was given to the Basque provinces. The policing done by the Guardia Civil was carried out earlier by the Holy Hermandad. The first academy of "guardias civiles" was established in the town of Valdemoro, south of Madrid, in 1855.

The Guardia Civil's first job was to restore and maintain land ownership and servitude among the peasantry of Spain. In the countryside the monarchy's primary goal was to stop the spread of anti-monarchy sentiment. The end of the First Carlist War had left the Spanish landscape scarred by the destruction of civil war, and the government moved fast to suppress the increasingly-angry peasantry. Based on the model of light infantry used by Napoleon in his European campaigns, the Guardia Civil was born as a police force with high mobility that could be deployed irrespective of inhospitable conditions and that was able to patrol large areas of the countryside. Its members, called 'guardias', maintain to this date a basic patrol unit formed by two agents, usually called a "pareja" (a pair), in which one of the 'guardias' will initiate the intervention while the second 'guardia' serves as a backup to the first one. http://www.spanishvida.com/spain-today/police/guardia-civil/

Fernando Pascual Velez
United States Census, 1930
Name Fernando Pascual Velez
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gender Male
Age 40
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) B
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Jefe
Birth Year (Estimated) 1890
Birthplace Puerto Rico
Father's Birthplace España
Mother's Birthplace Puerto Rico
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 44




Fernando Pascual Velez Head M 40 Puerto Rico
Teresa Palmer De Pascual Wife F 48 Puerto Rico
Consuelo Pascual Palmer Daughter F 19 Puerto Rico
Juan Pascual Palmer Son M 16 Puerto Rico
Aida Pascual Palmer Daughter U 14 Puerto Rico
Harry Pascual Palmer Son M 11 Puerto Rico
Felicita Medina William Servant F 20 Puerto Rico
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6ZP-MM3 : accessed 6 August 2018), Fernando Pascual Velez, San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 24, sheet 44B, line 64, family 285, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2662; FHL microfilm 2,342,396


bullet  Events

• Occupation. Guardia Civil Espanola; Comerciante


Fernando married Josefa Vélez Liboy, daughter of Gregorio Vélez Rivera and Antonia Liboy, on 7 Mar 1887 in Maricao, Puerto Rico. (Josefa Vélez Liboy was born circa 1872 in Maricao, Puerto Rico, died on 25 Nov 1936 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and was buried in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.). The cause of her death was Derrame Cererebral.

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