El Azadon Cemetery

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El Azadon Cemetery

Block 62, San Matias Garden and Orchard Tract
Cameron County, Texas, USA
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History of El Azadon Cemetery

Mercedes Cavazos established the cemetery as a family graveyard in the late 1890's on property which he owned at the time. This cemetery is named after El Azadon Ranch on which it is established. El Azadon means hoe.
This cemetery measures approximately 100'x150', or about a third of an acre. It is completely enclosed with a brick wall about three feet tall which has been painted white. The gateway entering into the cemetery is located on the north side. A brick arch with a wooden cross on the top goes over the entranceway which contains an iron gate.
There are graves of 59 persons with markers or tombstones the engraving on which can be read. There are approximately ten graves with wooden or cement crosses,metal markers, etc. which bear no legible names. Most of the tombstones are made of cement or granite. Wives are buried on the north side of their husbands. Persons are buried with their feet to the east.
The oldest grave is that of Romanita G.de Cavazos (1866-1895) who was the daughter-in-law of Mercedes Cavazos, Romanita having married his son Julio Cavazos. The person with the earliest birthdate is Merced (Mercedes) Cavazos who was born in 1833 and died in 1915 at the age of 82 years. His wife, Cayetana Trevino Cavazos,two sons, Julio and Bruno, as well as his two daughters Gertudes Cavazos Solis and Gregoria Cavazos de la Rosa are all buried in the cemetery.
The bulk of the people buried here have the surname Cavazos. Graves of persons with the surname of de la Ros, Solis and Trevino are burial sites of people related by marriage to the Cavazos. Two World War II veterans are buried here, also a number of people who were friends of the Cavazos that lived and died in the vicinity.


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GPS Coordinates: 26.3206, -97.8569

  • Added: 10 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2341344