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Carmen Marín de Silva

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She married Captain José Silva Barceló in June 1834 and was widowed in April 1847. On 23 June 1848 she wrote to the President of Chile from her Santiago home pointing out that she and her four young children were living in poverty. She claimed, "como es natural en la mujer", not to know the rights of widows and orphans of the Chilean army and asks for clemency. In 1852 she was given a pension. (Vergara Quiroz, 226-227)

Life Events

Married 1834She married Capitán José Silva Barceló in June 1834.
Other 1847She was widowed in April 1847.
Other 1848She wrote to the president of Chile for financial help on 23 June 1848.


Vergara Quiroz, Sergio, (1987), Cartas de mujeres en Chile, 1630-1885


Letter: Carta


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