|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1887|
Puerto Rico, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1954|
New York, USA
Emilia was the daughter of Vicente Gil & Inocencia Camps both of whom were born in Cataluna, Spain in the middle of the 19th century, and whose parents emigrated to Puerto Rico in the latter part of of the same century. Emilia was born in a little mountain town, Jayuya, on June 11th, 1887, but was raised in Ponce (named after Ponce De Leon) where her mother taught school.
Ponce is located on the southern coast of P.R. and is the second or third largest city on the island. A lovely town. Emilia was still in grade school when the Spanish-American war broke out. In 1895 there had been a revolution and the U.S. had sent warships to Guantanamo Bay there, including the MAINE which was sunk, according to U.S. accounts) There was no fighting in P.R., so when a treaty with Spain was signed, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipines were ceded to the Americans.
Emilia finished high school around 1904-1905, where she had studied English, history, literature, as well as commercial courses, such as typing and shorthand (Pitman system). The opportunities in P.R. were minimal at that time, and she was encouraged by her family as well as close friends who had already emigrated to go to New York City where, through a mutual friend she met Fernando Gaudier and soon thereafter were married.
Fernando Gaudier (1882 - 1946)*
Saint Michaels Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: DCG
Record added: Jun 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38451363
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