BiographyEspada y Saavedra, Fernando Julio b. May 18, 1923, Isabela y Olmeda, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican; Father José Espada y Rodríguez, mother Julia M. Saavedra y Rodriguez; Never in Spain; Secondary education; High School Student; Domicile 500 W 14th Street or 146th Street, NYC; Sailed in August 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Normanie; Apprehended along with Louis Ramos, Hector Olmeda, and Henry Hernández; Sent ashore by pilot boat in South Hampton, England; He was returned to the US aboard the Queen Mary; Arrested for stowing away.
Sibling: sister Olga Espado (1925-?).
Sources: USSDA 852.2221, 1930-1939, Reel 50; L-W Tree Ancestry, Registro Civil, Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico; José Alejandro Ortiz Carrión and Teresita Torres Rivera, Voluntarios de la Libertad, Puertorriqueños en Defensa de la República Española 1936-1939; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A