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 Luisa Capetillo Perone

Luisa Capetillo Perone

Birth
Arecibo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 10 Apr 1922 (aged 42)
Rio Piedras, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial Arecibo, Arecibo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Memorial ID 11428311 · View Source
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Luisa Capetillo Perone was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Her father was Spanish and her mother French. She was known as a feminist, labor leader, writer, and anarchist. Capetillo worked as a journalist for the newspaper Unión Obrera; she was a promoter of free love, raised three children, and lived in New York City and Tampa before being deported for her political views. She lived in Havana, Cuba, but was arrested there for wearing men's clothing in public.

In Puerto Rico she worked to implement a minimum wage law, then returned to New York and operated a vegetarian restaurant and guest house that became a political center for the working class.


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  • Maintained by: Carlos L. Capetillo
  • Originally Created by: Jose Ruiz-Alvarez
  • Added: 26 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11428311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luisa Capetillo Perone (28 Oct 1879–10 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11428311, citing Cementerio Municipal de Arecibo, Arecibo, Arecibo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Carlos L. Capetillo (contributor 47493154) .