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Soledad Armendariz

  • Birth 1893
  • Death 9 Mar 1909 El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 102206918

FUNERAL OF SUICIDE NEARLY CAUSES RIOT
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CATHOLIC CEMETERY SCENE OF UNUSUAL ROW
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Agent Refuses to Permit Burial of Girl Who Ended Life, Though Father Shows Deed to Plot
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EL PASO, Texas, March 9.--The refusal of a cemetery agent to honor an injunction issued by Judge James R. Harper to prevent interference with the burial of 16-year-old Soledad Armendariz, a Catholic girl who committed suicide here Sunday night, almost precipitated a riot at Evergreen cemetery this afternoon and resulted in the presence of deputy sheriffs during the ceremony.

When Father Pinto of a local Catholic church served notice on Faustino Armendariz that his daughter could not be buried in the Catholic portion of the cemetery, the father went to the burial ground, presented a deed to his family plot and prepared the grave for his child. He was ejected by D. H. Anderson, agent at the cemetery.

A temporary injunction was issued on plea of Armendariz against Father Pinto, R. H. Thorne, manager of the cemetery, and D. H. Anderson restraining them from interfering with the funeral.

When deputy sheriffs accompanied the funeral party to the grave to serve the writ, Anderson refused to honor the court order.

The deputy sheriffs threatened arrest and the funeral proceeded. The final hearing in the injunction proceedings has been set for May 3.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Herald, Volume 36, Number 160, 10 March 1909, page 8.


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  • Created by: StephanieSN
  • Added: 15 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102206918
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Soledad Armendariz (1893–9 Mar 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102206918, citing Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by StephanieSN (contributor 47383699) .