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Jose De La Luz Gonzales
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Birth: 1864, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1942
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

An Arizona Pioneer

As printed on the front page of (Section Two) the Arizona Republic, Saturday Morning, October 3, 1942

Colorful Pioneer Dies At Hayden

MESA, Oct. 2 - Last rites for Jose L. Gonzales, 76-year-old Mexican who was one of Arizona's most colorful pioneers, will be held here Saturday. At 7:40 a.m., Saturday, mass will be read at the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Leo Gattes officiating. Funeral services will be at 4p.m. in the chapel of the Meldrum Mortuary here. Rosary was spoken tonight in the chapel.

Mr. Gonzales came to Arizona in 1880. In the early days he followed the trade of teamster and hauled water to workers at the mines at Congress Junction and at the Roosevelt Dam. At one time he followed placer mining at
Wickenburg. He had made his home in Phoenix the past 15 years.

He died Monday at Hayden where he had gone for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. H.L.Bernal. He had made his home here prior to moving to Phoenix and had returned here several times for long visits with his children.

He is survived by two sons, A.B.Gonzales of Mesa and Frank B.Gonzales of Los Angeles; and three daughters Mrs.Bernal, Mrs. Ralph Torres of Phoenix and Mrs. Rupert Ruiz of Mesa. Also one sister, Mrs. Elena Alvardo of Phoenix.

Burial will be in the Mesa Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Concepcion Gonzales (1874 - 1922)
  Alejandro B Gonzales (1897 - 1955)*
  Frank Bedoy Gonzales (1905 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
City of Mesa Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 9, Lot 4, Grave 8
Maintained by: JJGuzman
Originally Created by: Frank Elsberry
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64721442
Jose De La Luz Gonzales
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Jose De La Luz Gonzales
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Jose De La Luz Gonzales
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