Pablo Alvarado Valenzuela

Birth
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Death 7 Sep 1962 (aged 50)
Page, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 179123994 · View Source
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PABLO ALVARADO VALENZUELA, 50 (1912-1962)
(child of "Marie Lucy" LUZ ALVARADO (mother)and PABLO VALENZUELA - both parents born in Mexico)
Death Certificate lists his name as "ALVARADO", which is his mother's maiden name, so I think his name on the plaque as "Alvardo" is incorrect.
Birth Certificate

Arizona Republic, Monday, September 10, 1962:

Mr. Valenzuela, 50, was born in Tombstone, Arizona. He was killed Friday and died in seconds from a cerebral hemorrhage and trauma in a construction accident at Glen Canyon Dam, Page, AZ. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; two daughters, Mary Lucy of Glendale, AZ and Mrs. Dora Moya of San Jose, California; two sons, Frank and Tony of Glendale; a brother, Rosario of Glendale; his parents, Pablo & Marie Lucy (Alvarado) Valenzuela of Glendale and natives of Mexico; and four grandchildren.

Arizona Republic, Tuesday, September 11, 1962:

Dam Worker Hurt In Fall Now In Critical Condition
PAGE - Officials at the Page Hospital said yesterday that Thomas Sciortino's condition is critical. The 32-year-old cement finisher was injured in a fall at the Glen Canyon Dam on Friday. Several spectators on the bridge watched as one man was killed and two were injured in the construction accident involving Pablo Valenzuela, 50, of Glendale, a carpenter who was killed when he was knocked off a scaffold by falling equipment and fell 350 feet to the base of Glen Canyon Dam following a "hoist cable break". Richard Heuer, 27, a cement finisher, was working on a form and was able to ride it to the bottom of the dam. Heuer was knocked off the dam by the scaffolding. He fell about 300 feet, but was able to walk to the ambulance. He was listed in good condition.

"MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF THE WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE GLEN CANYON DAM PROJECT"

PABLO A. VALENZUELA is the 14th among 18 names on this MEMORIAL plaque at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Page, Arizona:

Aug 24, 1957 -
ROBERT CHAPMAN FRAZIER, SR. (41)
Sep 09, 1957 - BUFORD L. PERSINGER (31)
(Oct 7, 1925 - 1957) #9121065
September 11, 1957, OGDEN, UT Newspaper:
"Falling Rocks Kill Worker at Damsite
KANAB (UP) — A construction worker at the Glen Canyon Dam project was crushed to death, becoming the second fatality at the construction site, officials reported today. Buford Persinger, 38, Spokane, Washington, was killed when crushed by a slab of falling rock on Monday. He was working on the powerhouse access tunnel for Gibson-Roberts Construction Co., subcontractors. He was killed while operating a drill from a jumbo rig on the river-level portal of the tunnel. The first fatality at the damsite was recorded Aug. 29 when Robert Frazier, 38, Fredonia, AZ, was killed by falling rock."
Sep 17, 1957 - LELAND FLOYD HARPER (40)
(Apr 21, 1917 - 1957) #106284990
Mar 21, 1958 - VINCENT SCHAFFER (38)
(1920-1958) #116261565
Aug 11, 1958 - AUSTIN ENOS MERRITT (25)
(Mar 12, 1932 - 1958) #40319316
Feb 16, 1959 - VANCE EDWARD McNUTT (40)
(Oct 14, 1919 - 1959) #5610394
Mar 17, 1960 - RAYMOND DEE WHITE (37)
July 19, 1960 - JERRY M. CRAWFORD (26)
(Oct 11, 1933 - 1960) #46899985
Dec 01, 1960 - WILLIAM K. "TURNER" COMBS
(45) (Jan 15, 1916 - 1960) #76182953
Dec 13, 1960 - ROBERT SIERRA GONZALES
(46) (Jan 14, 1914 - 1960) #106476663
Jun 08, 1961 - BERTRAM C. MARTIN (53)
(Apr 22, 1908 - 1961) #130724926
July 25, 1961 - ARDIS CALVIN "BLUE" KING (34) (Mar 11, 1926 - 1961) #140953651
July 25, 1961 - KEITH CARROLL WALKER (19)
(Jan 24, 1941 - 1961) #7529243
Sep 07, 1962 -
PABLO ALVARADO VALENZUELA (50)
Jun 27, 1963 - ERVIN B. DONIHOO (50)
(Dec 15, 1912 - 1963) #94101171
Aug 18, 1963 - LARRY G. KOWALSKI (25)
(Sep 19, 1937 - 1963) #83310943
Aug 30, 1963 - MAUGHAN A. CROFTS (40)
(Nov 10, 1922 - 1963) #13150211
Oct 19, 1965 - COY OREN HALL (51)​
"OUR COTTON" (1914-1965) #33059840

In 1956, Pablo and Carmen were residing in Glendale, AZ, and he was working as a Caretaker at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ.

Pablo, 29, and Carmen Roman, 27, both of Glendale, were married on 6 Mar 1941 in Glendale.

For the WWII Draft Registration of 1942:
Name: Pablo Alvarado Valenzuela
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1912
Birth Place: Tombstone, Arizona
Residence: Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona
Occupation: Stanley Fruit Co
Weight: 125
Complexion: Light brown
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: Carmen Valenzuela
Relationship: Wife

In 1930, Pablo, his parents and siblings were living in $10/mo rental, Miami, Gila County, AZ:
Pablo Valenzuela 50, Woodman, own wood yard
Luz A Valenzuela 48
Francisco Valenzuela 20, son
PABLO VALENZUELA 17
Rosario Alvardo (Teresa) Valenzuela 9, son (5'11, 145 lbs.)
(30 Jun 1921, Hill Tops, NM - 1 Jan 1993, Glendale)

In 1920, Pablo, his parents, siblings, and one boarder were living in Lusk, Cochise, AZ:
Pablo Valenzuela 39, Section Hand, Railroad Co.
Luz (Alvarado) Valenzuela 33
Mersedes Valenzuela 13
Francisco Valenzuela 10, son
PABLO ALVARADO VALENZUELA 7
Tomasa (Rosario) Valenzuela 7/12 (7 mos.), son
Jose Varelas 27, Boarder


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  • Created by: Donna Bloxton "Jesus Girl"
  • Added: 7 May 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 179123994
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