For the first time I deciphered the writing on this old photo that I got from my aunt, Lourdes Cuenco. It’s quite an interesting photo that includes a historic figure, Mariano Sevilla who had been part of the Revolution against Spain. His companion revolutionaries were killed by the Spaniards; fortunately for Sevilla, he was exiled. Read on.
1895 historic picture of the Cuenco Family. The photo references the Philippine hero Father Jose Burgos of the famous trio of hero-martyrs GomBurZa who were executed by the Spaniards in 1897 following the Cavite Mutiny. Father Mariano Sevilla (shown in the picture) had been exiled after the 1872 Cavite Mutiny.
The caption is in Spanish; I’ll try to translate: Historic Photograph taken in Manila in the year 1895 for the Fotografia Pantierra. From left to right: sitting, Dona Remedios Diosomito Cuenco, mother of Archbishop Cuenco, Senator Cuenco, and Congressman Cuenco; Standing: Jose Ma. Cuenco, 10 years old, student at the Colegio de la Sagrada, Head Dr. Mariano Sevilla, companion of Father Jose Burgos; Standing Mariano Jesus Cuenco, 8 years old; center standing Jaime Cuenco, 7 years old (died); girl Dolores Cuenco, (1 year old).
My paternal grandfather was Mariano Jesus Cuenco. Remedios Diosomito Cuenco, here shown, was my great-grandmother.
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