BURIAL CENSUS

Carlos and Francisca Villarreal Esparza and four of their sons and three of their daughters are buried at Esparza Cemetery. Jose Esparza, Carlos' and Francisca's oldest son, died in 1927 and was buried in the boveda with his parents. Virginia Reyes, Jose's wife, is also buried in the boveda. Roman Esparza, the middle son of Carlos and Francisca, and his wife Petra Lerma, are buried in the cemetery. Juan Francisco Esparza, the youngest son of the family, is also buried at the cemetery. His daughter, Francisca and her husband, Robert Domanski, are buried in the cemetery. Antonio Esparza, another son of Carlos and Francisca, and his wife Maria Hilaria Reyes, and most of their children are also buried in the Esparza Cemetery. A daughter of Carlos and Francisca, Maria Rita, her husband, Paulino Coy, and their two sons, Paulino Jr. and Emilio, are all buried at the cemetery. The most recent burial at the cemetery was that of Jose Garcia, who died of leukemia at age 15, on May 7, 1997. There are over 200 marked graves on the site.

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ESPARZA CEMETERY

HIGHWAY 281 IN EL RANCHITO

CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS

1. CarlosVillarreal Esparza

9/25/1828 9/25/1885

25. Antonio Garcia Esparza

7/24 /1865 4/29/1935

49. Martina Alvarez Montalvo Esparza

1893 No Death Date

2. Francisca Garcia Esparza

1836 2/21/1914

26. Maria Hilaria Reyes Esparza

7/25/1870 4/4/1945

50. Paula Villarreal Esparza de Gallegos

5/2/1894 3/30/1969

3. Carlota Garcia Esparza

1863 1933

27. Enrique Reyes Esparza

9/20/1906 12/13/1980

51. Pedro Villarreal Esparza

4/10/1892 8/23/1955

4. Felipa Garcia Esparza

1872 1925

 

28. Ramon Reyes Esparza

World War II Veteran

2/14/1911 1/15/1980

52. Jose Maria Villarreal Esparza

10/22/1898 9/13/1972

 

5. Jose Garcia Esparza

1855 1927

29. Francisca Reyes Esparza

12/4/1901 No Death Date

53. Maria Guadalupe Villarreal Esparza Garcia

4/17/1884 3/24/1960

6. Virginia Reyes Esparza

1875 1967

30. Fidela Esparza Dixon

10/17/1900 1984

54. Gila Villarreal Esparza Reyes

1/29/1889 12/23/1954

7. Maria Sayas Esparza

8/24/1881 9/2/1975

31. Samuel Esparza

World War II Veteran

2/14/1911 1/15/1980

55. Josefa Esparza Longoria

11/20/1903 5/6/1979

8. Flavia Reyes Orason

2/25/1900 1/28/1996

32. Guillermo Esparza

8/5/1898 8/10/1935

56. Amalio Perez

1/13/1886 No Death Date

9. Donald Orason

World War I

7/1/1894 8/1/1967

33. Antonio Reyes Esparza

World War I Veteran

1/20/1893 10/2/1950

57. Francisco C. Longoria

 

2/5/1891 3/26/1975

10. Emiliano Garcia

11/3/1904 1/4/1964

34. Abel Reyes Esparza

World War II Veteran

11/11/1913 6/27/1967

58. Luis Alexander Wheeler

6/18/1895 1960

11. Diandra Balli

6/28/1985 6/29/1985

35. Ernesto Reyes Esparza

1895 9/26/1921

59. Idalia (Delia) Reyes Wheeler

6/2/1911 Living As Of 1998

12. Roman Garcia Esparza

2/15/1858 7/23/1944

36. Arnulfo Reyes Esparza

7/24/1892 1/30/1955

60. Margarita G. Esparza

8/28/1907 4/3/1988

13. Petra Lerma Esparza

11/22/1861 11/1961

37. Alberto Garcia Esparza

12/2/1938 1/30/1972

61. Melissa V. Esparza

5/13/1975 6/15/1975

14. Carlos Lerma Esparza

Deputy Sheriff

7/12/18775/31/1919

38.Juan Francisco Garcia Esparza

07/11/1875 4/27/1950

62. Paulino Abrigo

9/6/1946 12/31/1983

15. Anita Smith Esparza

8/15/1885 7/8/1976

39. Francisca Esparza Domanski

1901 1991

63. Ramon Abrigo

4/3/1963 10/19/1981

16. Estela Lerma Esparza Crixell

190111/11/1918

40. Robert Domanski

1898 1959

64. Ricardo Bazan

1/26/1953 12/3/1981

17. Carolina Lerma Esparza

1888 1970

41. Ricardo Domanski

1/20/1964 1/20/1964

65. Maximo Bazan

7/19/18918/10/1984

18. Alberto Lerma Esparza

3/25/18965/10/1921

42. Maria Rita Esparza Coy

5/12/1880 4/4/1940

66. Porfidia R. De Bazan

2/26/19306/3/1985

19. Eva Atkinson Esparza

1901 1/4/1919

43. Paulino Santos Coy

Texas Ranger

No Birth Date 12/10/1908

67. Cristobal Cortez

5/1/1941 9/23/1975

20. Rafael Cantu

World War II Veteran

2/20/1914 1/29/1983

44. Paulino Santos Esparza Coy

1/14/1907 10/10/1984

68. Guadalupe Davila De Cortez

1901 1970

21. Raul Esparza Gonzalez

1915 1976

45. Emilio Coy

1908 1981

69. Pablo Garcia

1880 1962

22. Estela Gutierrez Gonzalez

1914 1976

46. Liliana F. Coy

9/10/1927 1/12/1978

70. Isabel B. Garcia

No Dates

 

23. Anestora Sayas Esparza

No Dates

47. Felicidad Villarreal Esparza

18561924

71. Noe Garcia

1953 1960

24. Manuel Esparza

1896 1928

48. Nicholas Jr. Villarreal Esparza

1886 No Death Date

72. Bruno Z. Garcia

2/17/1921 6/27/1980

73. Fidel Gonzalez

6/11/1909 1/5/ 1988

83. Beviana Gorena

1885 1966

93. Antonio Leal

3/2/1905 11/23/1982

74. Anselmo Longoria

4/21/1887 2/20/1956

84. Julian Gorena

1877 1959

94. Enrequita Leal

11/1/1910 11/24/1973

75. Juanita Longoria

1899 4/11/1922

85. Guadalupe G. Perez

7/13/1931 12/19/1983

95. Guadalupe Leal

3/13/1934 2/14/1992

76. Willie Longoria

5/8/1911 7/21/1951

86. Basilio Garcia

4/15/1897 11/29/1949

96. John Rodriquez

10/30/1988 10/31/1988

77. Jesus Maria Pequeno

3/31/1911 1986

87. Carolina Garcia

8/15/1912 3/13/1969

97. Guadalupe San Juan

Not Readable

78. Armando Hinojosa

1896 1976

88. Esteven Z. Garcia

12/10/1926 4/23/1979

98. Santos Vallejo

10/23/1967 4/8/1985

79. Esteben Garcia

3/23/1905 No Death Date

89. Pedro Rodriguez

9/1/1918 3/7/1986

99. Eusebio Cruz

3/15/19172/28/1997

80. Aurora Garcia

1/10/1914 1/7/1991

90. Felipa G. Rodriguez

10/1/1924 3/7/1986

100. Teodoro B. Garcia

11/9/1886 1/31/1970

81. Manuel Gorena

1877 1965

91. Johnny Jr. Garza

7/31/1969 11/6/1973

101. Maria Mendiola

1895 9/2/1943

82. Jose Gorena

1907 1967

92. Maria Risca

1/18/1937 4/5/1964

102. Josefa V. Garcia

9/10/1925 7/21/1974

103. Eladio Guerra

9/19/1892 No Death Date

113. Gabriela Gorena

5/12/1919 5/311974

123. Eduardo Jr. Acevedo

12/12/80 5/16/1981

104. Rosa Elena Guerra

10/30/1923 9/10/1995

114. Gabriela Gorena

5/12/1919 5/31/1974

124. Apolonio Zuniga

1871 1955

105. Paula Perez

5/16/1911 4/3/1988

115. Eloisa Hernandez

11/3/1878 5/16/1960

125. Concepcion Rosales Zuniga

1884 1984

106. Carmen Lambert

1/13/1911 7/17/1986

116. Bernardino Hernandez

5/20/1873 No Death Date

126. Maria Antonio Lopez

No Birth Date 1/1940

107. Antonio Lambert

2/9/1930 5/7/1977

117. Jose Guadalupe Hernandez

8/31/1906 11/16/1973

127. Cruz S. Garza

12/19/1919 3/16/1986

108. Blanca Elena Lambert

4/26/1970 7/7/1990

118. Leon Hernandez

8/4/1924 6/11/1976

128. Miguel Estrada

5/5/1903 5/9/1982

109. Manuela Valdez

No Birth Date 1965

119. Benito C. Hernandez

5/20/1900 4/15/1996

129. Juan Hernandez

11/11/1930 8/31/1994

110. Teodora C. Sosa

4/15/1903 7/29/1970

120. Concepcion G. Hernandez

12/8/1905 10/8/1977

130. Ubence Ruben Hernandez

9/28/1940 9/12/1974

111. Antonio Gorena

1909 1970

121. Luisa Hernandez

6/21/1935 10/1/1997

131. Eustolia Garza Hernandez

No Birth Date 1947

112. Albina Gorena

10/1/1914 11/4/1993

122. Juana Segura

3/27/1950 7/28/1950

132. Maria G. Bueno

No Birth Date 2/22/1951

133. Francisco Bueno

No Dates

143. Ernestina Alaniz

8/1927 9/1941

153. Edwardo Keller

7/24/1923 7/1/1996

134. Ramona Garcia Tapia

2/29/1911 10/27/1957

144. Francisco Salinas

1915 1989

154. Carlos Melendez

3/2/1960 12/10/1989

135. Raul Longoria

No Birth Date 1/20/1927

145. Nicanor Gonzalez

1/1/1883 5/21/1967

155. Alfredo Mata

1916 1940

136. Adan Hernandez

12/10/1982 12/26/1986

146. Concepcion Garcia Longoria

12/15/1907 6/25/1946

156. Jesus Vallejo

5/30/1941 12/22/1996

137. Julia Hernandez

1/9/1930 8/22/1995

147. Jose Maria Sosa

1862 1927

157. Juan Salazar

1953 1980

138. Manuel G. Gonzalez

11/11/1905 10/13/1980

148. Hila Garcia

2/21/1920 11/22/1995

158. Eutiquito Garza

2/25/1953 6/27/1990

139. RIcardo Garcia

2/23/68 7/12/88

149. Refugio Sosa

3/14/1895 3/24/1980

159. Rodrigo Garza

10/9/1955 8/19/1978

140. Jose Garcia

No Birth Date 4/8/1949

150. Gregoria Sosa

3/15/1894 3/22/1976

160. Clemente Garza

11/23/1914 6/2/1989

141. Castula Hernandez

Not Readable

151. Thomas Aguirre

1/29/1910 11/16/1973

161. Elvira Del Vino

8/10/1909 8/24/1990

142. Patricio Garcia

8/9/1907 8/4/1987

152. Margarita Jimenez

1/20/1940 4/4/1982

162. Manuel Esparza

1911 1980

163. Escamilla

No Dates

173. Domingo De Leon

1886 1955

183. Felipa Gonzalez

5/1/1916 6/18/1993

164. Antonio Raul Salazar

2/17/1910 6/26/1993

174. Ernestina De Leon

1901 1934

184. Pablo C. Gonzalez

6/19/1919 7/25/1996

165. Adalaida Aguirre

1892 1950

175. Marcelino Vallejo

1/16/1938 2/10/1974

185. Elida Pedraza

2/14/1939 5/3/1940

166. Manuela Garcia Milian

1896 1970

176. Felipa Hernandez

9/18/1923 9/27/1966

186. Aurelia Dosal

4/4/1934 10/13/1968

167. Jose Martinez

Not Readable 1/19/1932

177. Guadalupe Gonzalez

2/7/1889 5/4/1968

187. Fidel Gonzalez

6/11/1909 1/5/1988

168. Juan Garza

Not Readable 1934

178. Anastacio Hernandez

2/5/1897 10/8/1947

188. Martina Rodriguez Gonzalez

No Birth Date 2/11/1926

169. Gregoria De Leon Garza

5/14/1868 2/27/1957

179. Luisa A. Hernandez

11/29/1877 5/8/1969

 

189. Manuelita Gonzalez

1907 1947

170. Leobardo Garza

11/25/1906 2/3/1977

180. Pedro Hernandez

1/30/1901 10/17/1990

190. Jesus David Contreras

8/6/1943 2/23/1981

171. Dolores Garza

2/3/1909 No Death Date

181. Rene Torres

3/11/1970 3/21/1970

191. Julianita Longoria

1899 4/11/1922

172. Leobardo Jr. Garza

6/1/1933 6/2/1934

182. Gerardo Gonzalez

4/15/1973 10/16/1995

192. Eulalio Aguirre

1888 10/27/1960

193. Maria Jesus Tijerina

Not Readable

203. Pedro Garcia

1900 1987

The cemetery was started in 1888.

194. Mercedes Yanez Longoria

1926 1960

204. Guillermo Perez

Deputy Constable

2/10/1892 12/22/1984

195. Jose Noe Longoria

1928 No Death Date

205. Rebecca Perez

8/22/1903 No Death Date

196. Jose Raul Jr. Garcia

7/21/1981 7/5/1987

206. Maria Zuniga

9/20/19849/20/1984

197. Fidel Gonzalez

1888 3/20/1928

207. Maria Gorena

3/1/1900 3/12/1987

198. Maria C. Gonzalez

5/25/1888 12/28/1963

208. Sofia Esparza Salazar

8/22/1886 4/19/1946

199. Gerrardo Gonzalez

9/23/1941 2/21/1984

209. Consuelo Cantu Salazar

10/4/1913 12/31/1970

200. Reynaldo Garcia

6/3/1965 11/20/1985

There are at least 4 graves with no headstones.

201. Clara S. Tapia

8/10/1901 9/17/1984

There are 2 large tombs with the engraving incomplete.

202. Guadalupe Benavides

7/3/1927 3/20/1985

The approximate measurements of the cemetery are 78 feet front by 162 feet. It is fenced on all sides.

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