Glendale’s cemeteries maintain the stays of draft dodgers to those who died in a tragic bus crash.
Maybe essentially the most notable graves are these left unmarked or that function handmade markers as a result of their households could not afford engraved headstones.
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Silvestre Santana Herrera
July 17, 1917 – Nov. 26, 2007
Silvestre Santana Herrera was the primary Arizonan to win the Medal of Honor award throughout World War II. Herrera additionally wore Mexico’s highest honor for valor on the sector of battle, making him the one particular person to earn each. On Nov. 26, 2007, firefighters have been referred to as to his house after his kin discovered him in mattress and unresponsive.
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1892 – 1979
Paul Popoff, buried at Russian Molokan Cemetery, was considered one of many Russian immigrants in Glendale who was jailed for refusing to signal draft papers throughout WWI, based on the cemetery caretaker Pete Uraine.
Jose Francisco Jimenez
March 20, 1946 – Aug. 28, 1969
Jose Francisco Jimenez, identified to his buddies as JoJo, was born in 1946 in Mexico City. He had stayed behind in Mexico when his mom and sister got here to the United States however joined them after a number of years. Jimenez joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was ultimately despatched to Vietnam. On Aug. 28, 1969, he was killed in motion.
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Oct. 4, 1868 – Aug. 26, 1950
O.D. Betts, buried at Glendale Memorial Cemetery, is considered one of 4 former Glendale mayors buried on the cemetery. Betts served as mayor from 1922 to 1930. His spouse is buried beside him.
Albert and Elizabeth Straw
1858 – Sept. 28, 1935 | June 22, 1860 – June 3, 1952
Albert and Elizabeth Straw have been among the many first 4 households to settle in Peoria in the Eighteen Eighties. They are buried on the Glendale Memorial Cemetery.
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A memorial stone on the Glendale Memorial Cemetery is for the victims of a 1959 bus crash that claimed 16 lives close to Central Avenue and Baseline Road. Long concrete blocks lie in a row alongside the memorial stone, figuring out the graves of the Mexican Nationals buried after the accident on June 8, 1959.
Names of the victims: Alfonso Aguiar Parra, Filiberto Cabezas Lara, Benito Torres Mendoza, Efren Aguirre Medina, Miguel Curiel Enciso, Ruben Medina Rivera, Benjamin Lopez Carmona, Cruz Juarez Bahena, J. Socorro Escobedo Carrera, Benjamin Nieto Villicana, Ruben Reynoso Padilla, Salvador Villa Elena, Jose Rivera Gonzalez, Pablo Villanueva Luna, Antonio Cervantes Lopez and Francisco Paula Moreno.
Unique grave markers
Cemeteries in Glendale function various kinds of distinctive markers. According to Pete Uraine, Russian Molokan Cemetery caretaker, a few of these situations such because the rows of previous picket posts are because of the incapacity of some households to afford stone grave markers for the deceased. No one is aware of who’s buried beneath.
On the older aspect of Glendale Memorial Cemetery, there are dot markers on a concrete submit. These markers are for individuals who didn’t obtain headstones, and Glendale retains a file of their names and knowledge on file connected to the quantity on the submit.
Additionally, many headstones marking graves on the older aspect of the Glendale Memorial Cemetery are handmade, presumably because of the identical monetary causes.