Francisco Parra Duperón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Parra and the second or maternal family name is Duperón.
Francisco Parra Duperón
Born 1827
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Died 1899
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Occupation lawyer banker
Known for Co-founder of Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño
Spouse(s) Eufemia Capó Ortiz de la Renta Bermudas
Children Pedro Juan Parra Capó
Francisco Parra Capó

Francisco Parra Duperón (1827–1899) born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, was a lawyer and banker. He became a lawyer at a young age and moved from Mayagüez to Ponce, Puerto Rico where he established his law practice.[1] He was also one of the founders of the Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño, and he was the bank's first president from 1895 until 1896.[1] Teatro La Perla, was built in May 1864 under his initiative and that of Pedro Garriga.[2]


The city of Ponce honored him by naming Puerto Rico Highway 133 "Francisco Parra Duperon Street" in his honor.[1] There is also a school in Barrio Canas named in his honor.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Parra Duperon married Eufemia Capó Ortiz de la Renta Bermudas and they had two children, Pedro Juan Parra Capó and Francisco Parra Capó.[3] Pedro Juan became captain of the Seventh Brigade of the Ponce Municipal Fire Corps in 1899,[4] while Francisco became mayor of the city of Ponce.


  1. ^ a b c d Fortuño Janiero, Luis (1963). Album Historico de Ponce (in Spanish). Ponce: Imprenta Fortuño. p. 347. 
  2. ^ Acosta, Ivonne (September 29, 2008). "Teatro La Perla" (in Spanish). Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Francisco PARRA Duperon". Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Parque de Bombas de Ponce. Main Second Floor Exhibition Hall. Plaza Las Delicias. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

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