Friday, April 27, 2018

Descendants of Rafael Arias Castillo and Bartola Chaves Vargas

Descendants of Rafael Arias Castillo and Bartola Chaves Vargas

Rafael Arias Castillo was born around 1843 and his wife, Bartola Chaves Vargas, was born around 1845 in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. They became the first settlers in an area of the province that was southwest of the city of Alajuela and west of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. From this union, descended hundreds that would form a large part of the population of La Guacima de Alajuela.

Ismael Arias Chaves (1870-1935)

Ismael 1870

The first child born to Rafael and Bartola was Ismael in 1870. He would marry twice, and have 26 children. I will go into detail in a future post his story and all of his children. Ismael died at the age of 65 in 1935.

Pablo Fidel and Fidelina Hermelinda 1873

The second and third children that were born to Rafael and Bartola were twins. Not much is known about Pablo. It is believed he died very young. Hermelinda married Celedonio Morera Araya and had 4 children:

Hermelinda died at the age of 40 in 1914.

Eloisa Arias Chaves

Eloisa 1877

The fourth child born was Eloisa Marcelina Arias Chaves in 1877. She married Gabriel Vargas and had 9 children:

Eloisa died in 1961 after battling Alzhiemers.

Rafaela Arias Chaves

Rafaela 1879

Rafaela was the fifth child born to Rafael and Bartola. She married Benjamin Castillo and had 12 children:

Felicitas 1881

The sixth child that was born was Felicitas Arias Chaves. She married twice. Her first husband was Trinidad Alvarez Castillo. They had no children from this marriage. Her second husband was Espiritu Santo Cambronero Barrantes. They had 2 children:

Felicitas died at the age of 37 in 1919

Juan Arias Chaves

Juan 1884

The seventh child born was Juan David de Jesus Arias Chaves. He married Silvia Solera Chaverri and had 10 children:

Juan Arias Chaves and Silvia Solera Chaverri's family

Juan died in 1937

Maria Arias Chaves

Jose Arias Chaves
Maria and Jose 1889

The eighth and ninth children were twins, Maria Ubalda and Jose Fidel Arias Chaves. Maria married Leonidas Arroyo Castillo and had 4 children:

Jose married Juana Josefa Villalobos Cordero and had 7 children:

It is unknown when Maria died. Jose was murdered in 1943.

Please let me know if you have any questions, dates to add, or possible corrections. Thank you!

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