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 Maria <I>De La Ossa</I> De Amador

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Maria De La Ossa De Amador

  • Birth 1 Mar 1855 Panama City, Panamá, Panama
  • Death 5 Jul 1948 Charleston, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Panama City, Panamá, Panama
  • Memorial ID 72074800

Panamanian First Lady. As the wife of Dr. Manuel Amador Guerrero, she was a very involved supporter of the separatist movement in 1903. She is referred to as "La Madre de la Patria" and is best recognized for her involvement with the creation of the Panamanian flag. The design was executed by her stepson, Manuel Encarnacion Amador. Due to its treasonous nature, she purchased the cloth at three different locations. In an unoccupied house, along with her niece Angelica Ossa Bergomatta and Maria Amelia Ossa Prescott, three copies were produced on November 1. They were then secretly distributed to be raised upon declaration of independence on November 3. She is also credited with inspiring the plan by which the Panama Railroad was utilized to separate the Colombian generals from their troops, allowing their arrest. Her husband served as Panama's first president from 1904 until 1908.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: BluGraver
  • Added: 27 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72074800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria De La Ossa De Amador (1 Mar 1855–5 Jul 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72074800, citing Manuel Amador Guerrero Cemetery, Panama City, Panamá, Panama ; Maintained by Find A Grave .