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Renee Hughes (#46989953)
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Joyce Ellen
RE: Maria Armenta
RE: Alameda-Stone Cemetery=All Faiths Cemetery
Hi Renee,
By 1881 the Alameda-Stone cemetery was already destroyed by weather, lack of care, etc.
The identity of some of those buried there are only known because of the records of burial by the Catholic Church.
Because of the condition of the cemetery prior to 1881, the remains of known military persons had already been removed and taken to our Ft. Lowell military cemetery. Remains of native Americans were claimed by tribal elders for reburial. Private "reburials" were also recorded.
After that the cemetery, as did many throughout this country, continued to fall into total oblivion.
It wasn't until 1940 that the first remains were discovered during the construction of private enterprise. That is when modern Tucson first became aware that a cemetery ever existed in that location. Since that time, the cemetery was treated as an archaeological "treasure" to the extent that over 6000 buttons or fasteners were recorded as they were discovered.
As remains were located, they were kept for reburial when the reclamation was deemed complete. The relocation of the souls was completed, I believe, in 2011. The remains were buried with a memorial service in the All Faiths Memorial Park. As the pictures show that I sent you, it is a beautiful desert setting, well maintained and peaceful. The names of those known to have buried in the original cemetery are etched in black marble walls, decorated with etchings of Tucson heritage.
If you want more information I suggest you look up the complete record of this endeavor. Just type Alameda-Stone Cemetery and 214 pages of history will confirm what I have told you.
Added by Joyce Ellen on Jul 28, 2013 6:28 PM
RE: Richard Armstong Shirley
Yes, if you "control" a memorial, there's a link on the memorial that says "Edit" next to the Family Links section. You can click that and then enter the memorial number for the person's father, mother, and spouse. Once you do that, it will automatically link to the memorial of those people. You cannot add children to a memorial, only parents and spouses. You can find the memorial number at the bottom of each memorial. You are only able to do this if you control the memorial.

If you don't control the memorial, you can click the "edit" tab in the top right of the memorial, then click "suggest a correction or provide additional information." That will open a message box where you can enter in the parents' memorial numbers and names, then the message will be sent to the person who controls the memorial and hopefully they will be kind enough to link the person to their parents. You can also use this feature if you know information about the person that may be missing from the memorial, such as birthdate, birth or death place, etc.
Added by postitnote on Apr 20, 2013 10:14 PM
RE: Richard Armstong Shirley
Hi Renee, I included the headstone inscription on his Find-a-Grave memorial. It says "Charity, Friendship, Benevolence." As for transferring the memorial, I'm happy to do that, but know that you don't add children to a person, you add parents to a person, so you would want to go to the children's memorials and add Richard Shirley as their father. Let me know if you still want the memorial transferred.
Added by postitnote on Apr 19, 2013 8:51 AM
Brenda Allen
RE: Annie Hughes
I have a spreadsheet of most of the graves at Oaklawn, so it was pretty easy! I posted photos of all the Hughes listed.
Added by Brenda Allen on Mar 11, 2013 6:11 PM
LA Powers
RE: Leslie Mofford
You are very welcome.
Added by LA Powers on Dec 05, 2012 11:02 PM
RE: Edward & Pat Blanco
Yes I saw it. Maybe next time I go to cemetery I can look for it. Dont think it was near their grave though.
Added by Anne on Sep 30, 2012 4:27 PM
RE: Edward & Pat Blanco
It was my pleasure. I enjoy doing this for anyone who requests it.
Added by Anne on Sep 30, 2012 4:03 PM
Carolyn Hamrick
RE: John Armstrong
This wasn't my picture it was on ancestry. I thought it needed to be added so it could be saw.
People work hard on find a grave. I go some when I can to cemeteries. If you do take any please use shaving cream on old stones to see the dates. A little water cleans them some. I use a window scraper to run over the stone. My Gold Gen. taught me this.He's 88 lives in NM.
Added by Carolyn Hamrick on Sep 17, 2012 10:36 AM
Tom Poirier
RE: Armenta Family
I just uploaded pictures of Dolores, Juan and Jesus Armenta from the All Faiths Cemetery.

Added by Tom Poirier on Aug 14, 2012 10:44 PM
Tom Poirier
RE: Maria Armenta
The original graveyard was near Saint Augustin's church in downtownTucson. When the city was putting in new buildings, the graves were moved to their current location in 2010. Each grave had it's own plot, but no headstones were used. Instead, a memorial wall was built and each burial was listed on the memorial wall. Due to missing headstones, many graves could not be identified. The names on the memorial wall are taken from the church records at Saint Augustine. Over 1,100 graves were moved.

I hope this helps.
Added by Tom Poirier on Aug 13, 2012 8:50 PM
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