DESCRIPTION

EL AZADON CEMETERY

The cemetery measures approximately 100' x 150', or about a third of an acre. It is completely enclosed with a brickwall about three feet tall which has been painted white. The gateway entering into the cemetery is located on the north side. A brick arch with a wooden cross on the top goes over the entranceway which contains an iron gate. There are no trees in the cemetery but some Hackberry trees are located outside the east perimeter. There are lilies planted on a number of the graves.

In August 1990, it was grown up in high grass and weeds due to recent rains. There were many graves with wreaths and vases with artificial flowers which looked as though they had been placed there recently indicating that the cemetery is not abandoned and is still visited by friends and relatives of persons buried here.

There are graves of 56 persons with markers or tombstones the engraving on which can be read. There are approximately ten graves with wooden or cement crosses, metal markers, etc. which bear no legible names. Most of the tombstones are made of cement or granite. Wives are buried on the north side of their husbands. Persons are buried with their feet to the east.

The oldest grave is that of Romanita G. de Cavazos (1866-1895) who was the daughter-in-law of Mercedes Cavazos, Romanita having married his son Julio Cavazos. The latest grave is that of Jose Maria Cavazos (1909-1987). The person with the earliest birthdate is Merced (Mercedes) Cavazos who was born in 1833 and died in 1915 at the ageof 82 years. His wife, Cayetana Cavazos, two sons, Julio and Bueno, as well as his two daughters Gertrude (Cavazos) Solis and Gregoria (Cavazos) de la Rosa are all buried in the cemetery. The bulk of the persons buried here have the surname Cavazos. Graves of persons with the surname of de la Rosa, Solis and Trevino are burial sites of persons related by marriage to the Cavazos. Two World War II veterans are buried here, also a number of persons who were friends of the Cavazos that lived and died in the vicinity.

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