Elisa Parada de Migel

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Elisa Parada de Migel

Birthplace: Ñuble, Chile
Death: May 17, 1967 (90)
Place of Burial: Valhalla, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eucarpio Parada and Zoila Mora
Wife of Moses Charles Migel
Mother of Parmenia Migel; John Charles Migel and Richard Howell Migel

Managed by: Yosef Sa'ar
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About Elisa Parada de Migel

Enumerated int he 1905 New York state census as an art student at 113 West 93rd Street, one year in the country.

Birthdate 23 December 1876 as per 1924 US passport application. Orphaned at a young age, grew-up at Santiago College, a Methodist boarding school for girls. Old fashioned, straight-laced, never wore dresses above her ankles and never wore sleeves above her elbows. Objected on moral grounds to alcohol, tobacco, swearing and gambling.

Santiago College webpage: 1925-1930: Elisa Parada de Miguel, a member of the class of students of 1893, was the main benefactor of the new establishment located on Calle Los Leones. As a marriage gift, her husband, the American philanthropist Moses Miguel, offered to sponsor a project in Chile. She traveled from New York to her native country and chose to breathe new life into her beloved Santiago College. "The school had to move to the eastern sector of the city, where the new residential neighborhoods were located. Furthermore, Agustinas' buildings and equipment no longer met the needs of a state-of-the-art education up to North American standards. "Mr. Miguel agrees. We will have the best school in South America. It should be the example of the best education offered in North America ... I already send 20 thousand dollars as a demonstration of my commitment to the project ”, she wrote enthusiastically on her return to the United States. "According to plans, the school would have classrooms for 500 female students and a boarding school for 150 girls, a library, music rooms, modern physics and chemistry laboratories, a complete department for home economics, a gym, spacious gardens and facilities for practicing. outdoor sports. "Thanks to the donation of Elisa Parada, currently the alumni of Santiago College are in part heirs of this institution. The statute states: “Once the Foundation is terminated –for whatever reason- its assets will pass to the corporation called Santiago College Alumni Association, which, in agreement with the Board of Trustees of Santiago College, will give it a purpose similar to that of the Foundation. ”.

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Elisa Parada de Migel's Timeline

December 23, 1876
Ñuble, Chile
June 14, 1908
New York, New York, United States
October 23, 1909
New York, NY, United States
November 18, 1914
New York, NY, United States
May 17, 1967
Age 90
Age 90
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY, United States