COL Emilio Bacardi Lay

COL Emilio Bacardi Lay

Birth
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Death 14 Oct 1972 (aged 95)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Plot Sec 12
Memorial ID 178796979 · View Source
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Rum magnate and last ranking officer in Cuba's War of Independence. Mr Bacardi was born in Santiago, Cuba where the famous Rum brand was established by Don Facundo Bacardi and Don Emilio Bacardi in 1862. One of five children, he served as European sales vice president for the company when its rum was introduced on the Continent in the early 1900's.
In 1895, he was a field officer for Gen Antonio Maceo during the invasion of Cuba by independence forces. He reached the rank of colonel by the age of 22.
Mr Bacardi fled Cuba with his family in 1961 after the Castro government came in. Bacardi Imports, Inc est. its headquarters here in 1963.
Survivors include his widow, Zoila Luyando de Bacardi and four sisters. *obit from "The New York Times" Oct 16, 1972.

He was the son of Emilio Bacardi Moreau 1844-1922 and his first wife, Maria Lay Berlucheau who died in 1885 at the age of 33.


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  • Created by: Robert Adlet
  • Added: 26 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 178796979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Emilio Bacardi Lay (12 Jun 1877–14 Oct 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178796979, citing Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Robert Adlet (contributor 47013499) .