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Sgt Procopio Dela Cruz “Jimmy” Geminiano

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Sgt Procopio Dela Cruz “Jimmy” Geminiano

  • Birth 1902 Pangasinan Province, Ilocos, Philippines
  • Death 1 Mar 1934 Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Burial Angeles, Pampanga Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
  • Plot Section: A Plot: 2H and Grave:17F
  • Memorial ID 15324493

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When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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Procopio Geminiano was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines, at the beginning of the 20th Century. He was a very talented musician who joined the US Army as a member of the 31st US Infantry Regimental Band.

He married Lucina De Vera on June 9, 1922. They had six daughters: Martina (stillborn), Aniceta, Corazon, Consolacion Pepita and a stillborn baby, Adela

Popular with the American soldiers, "Jimmy" composed music for the Regiment and taught people to play the piano, violin, sax and trumpet. He played with the military band at the Luneta, which in the 20s was the garden spot of the Manila.

Sgt Geminiano died suddenly at age 30, while on duty at Headquarters US Army Garrison, Post of Manila. It was a Thursday.

He was buried on March 27 (following an autopsy, suspected murder/poisoning) with full military honors following a procession from Intramuros to Ft. McKinley.

Following World War II, his remains — and those of hundreds of others buried at Ft. McKinley and other US cemeteries in the Philippines — were moved to Clark Cemetery.

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wife Lucina De Vera

daughters

Martina (stillborn)

Aniceta

Corazon

Consolacion

Pepita

and a second stillborn baby, Adela

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Procopio Geminiano is my grandfather.





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  • Created by: vabloom
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15324493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Procopio Dela Cruz “Jimmy” Geminiano (1902–1 Mar 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15324493, citing Clark Veterans Cemetery, Angeles, Pampanga Province, Central Luzon, Philippines ; Maintained by vabloom (contributor 46851926) .