Vicente Sarmiento Urgello
(22-Apr-1875 – 3-May-1952)
Son of Francisco Base Urgello from Cebu City and Telesfora Canarias Sarmiento.
By some family stories, father Francisco Urgello not particularly rich, and marriage met some resistance from Telesfora’s parents; orphaned by Telesfora at 3-and-a-half and brother Francisco at two-years; at first lived with Sarmiento grandparents but father took them back to the city to personally look after their education; legal custody battle ensued between father and grandmother Ana Canarias and aunt Manuela Sarmiento (at the time still unmarried), won by the father; after sometime, grandparents Roman and Ana became convinced (or could not do anything) seeing Francisco’s genuine concern for his children and began sending food and other supplies for them; Urgello relatives in Sikatuna st. helped Francisco look after the children;
Became a lawyer 1907; House of Representatives 1916-1919 representing 3rd District of Cebu (with Troadio Galicano, Maximino Noel and Primitivo Sato, only Carcaranons to sit in National Legislature); acquired big real estate in Cebu City–V. Urgello St. and Urgello Private Road in Cebu City named after him;
Married to Ma. Visitacion Veloso Espina with 7 children.
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