Relampago Cemetery

Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Frances Isbell

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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LOCATION:  Southeastern Hidalgo County below Mercedes.  From US Highway 281 at Mercedes Main Canal  headgates, turn west on Rancho Toluca Road approximatly.6 mile.  Then turn south about 500 feet on dirt lAne to cemetery.

SURVEYED:  Ray Hunt, Joe Fallin, Edward Miner and Dale Swartzmiller on February 7, 1976, for McAllen Genealogical Society.

HISTORY:  Relampago (Lightning) Ranch was founded in 1852 by Thaddeus Rhodes and Jose Maria Mora.  Rhodes, son of the US Consul to the Republic of Texas, came to Brownsville in 1846 with Gen. Zachary Taylorís troops.  When Hidalgo County was organized in 1852, Rhodes was appointed County Clerk.  He bought 3,188 acres out of old Rosario Ranch.  In 1865, he raised a troop of cavalry for the Confederacy.  He held the powerful position of justice of the peace for ten years, then served as county judge from 1876-1890.  In 1902, he sold 2,655 acres to an irrigation company; the rest of his property has passed into commercial farms.

Co-founder Jose Maria Mora operated a general mercantile store and ranched.  He received goods at the steamboat landing in front of his property.  His granddaughter Carmen Mora and husband Eddie Villarreal still farm 50 acres at Relampago. With neighbors, they maintain the cemetery donated by Amelia Rhodes.  Texas Historical marker 1980.

 

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LAST  NAME FIRST NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE COMMENTS
AGADO DELFINO 25 NOV 1903 10 APR 1963 E15
AGADO MARIA LYDIA - 3 MAR 1946 COUNTY RECORD; DAU OF DELFINO & GERTRUDIS VASQUEZ
4 DEC 1915 NOV 1931 D4
ANCISO ASCENSION - 9 JUN 1920 B18 85 YRS
ANCISO J GUADALUPE 3 MAR 1934 6 APR 1968 L5
BARRERA JOSE - 30 AUG 1966 L3 71 YR 10 MO 29 DA
BASQUEZ SANTIAGO - 9 OCT 1946 COUNTY RECORD; SON OF LUCIANO & DELFINA YBARRA, DIED MEX.
BERNAL PAULINO - 12 JUN 1945 COUNTY RECORD; SON OF PAULINO & GUADALUPE RAMOS
CANO GENOVEVA J. DE 21 AUG 1881 - D10 35 YRS, FAMILY, HUSBAND
CANTU AMADOR 30 APR 1938 31 MAY 1939 C6
CIRILDA CAMILO DE LOS SANTOS - - BB10
24 JAN 1947 COUNTY    RECORD
DE LEON SALVADOR 25 NOV 1927 15 FEB 1928 H1 [FROM] ___ TREVINO
DOMINQUEZ JOSE 7-1-1939 12-12-1944 D5 UNCLE, GRAND-MOTHER
DOMINQUEZ JOSE 26 AUG 1901 13 NOV 1941 D6 MOTHER, BROS
GALVIN - - 28 APR 1946 COUNTY RECORD; BABY DAU OF JESUS & ANGELINA RICO
GARCIA TEODORO 29 JAN 1892 7 APR 1971 B15
GARCIA EZEQUIEL h="252" valign="top" style="mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; border-left-style: none; border-left-width: medium; border-right: .5pt solid windowtext; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: medium; border-bottom: .5pt solid windowtext; padding-left: 5.4pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; padding-top: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in">C5 HUSBAND, SONS, DAUS
GARCIA EULALIO - 3 OCT 1946 COUNTY RECORD; SON OF TEODORO & NICOLASA
GARDOSA SUSANA GARCIA 24 MAY 1860 25 SEP 1964 I23  [104 YRS OLD]
GARZA CIRILDA 3 JUN 1909 15 DEC 1906 18 MAR 1975 E7
GONZALES GUADALUPE 11 DEC 1884 15 MAY 1931 G10
1876 1925 B19
GUSMAN MARIA DELORIS -  7 DEC 1961 B20 78 YR 1 MO
USMAN MANUEL 22 DEC 1927 30 NOV 1939 E9
GUSMAN MANUEL 7 APR 1926 24 DEC 1926 E10  FENCE 3 GRAVES W/LUCINDA ALEMAN, RAPHAEL GUSMAN
GUSMAN RAPHAEL 1896 11 MAR 1959 E10 AGE 60 YR 4 MOS 15 DA; FENCE 3 GRAVES W/ LUCINDA ALEMAN, MANUEL GUSMAN
IBARRA ELIDA - 23 JAN 1938 I16 AGE 3 YRS 1 MO
IBARRA HIGINIO - 6 JUL 1935 I17 AGE 6 MO
LOPEZ MARY Z - 18 FEB 1975 L1 47 YR 0 MO 5 DA
MARTINEZ CONSUELO 8 JUL 1929 15 DEC 1950 C7
MARTINEZ JUAN M 8 JAN 1888 24 MAY 1934 C8 WIFE SANTOS, DAU, SONS
MARTINEZ SANTOS S [SRA] 29 MAR 1898 10 DEC 1971 C9 SISTERS CHONITA, LUPITA
MARTINEZ JESUSITA 8-25-1943 4-5-1944 D8 PARENTS
MARTINEZ JOSE JR 9-3-1942 9-10-1942 D9
MARTINEZ NICOLASA 25 APR 1927 28 MAY 1928 J2B FENCED PLOT 6  GR.; MOTHER
MORA JOSE MARIA SR 14 JUN 1888 28 SEP 1942 J2C FENCED PLOT; BORN/ DIED AT EL RAMPACO TX [sic]WIFE,SONS
MORA ISABEL [DE LA] V[I—A] 28 JUL 1864 23 MAY19_7 J2D FENCED PLOT DOUBLE W/ CARMEN RHODES [HER DAU] WIFE OF MELCHOR
MORA MELCHOR 10 MAR 1861 30 MAR 1919 J2E FENCED PLOT 6 GRAVES
NAVARRO CESILIA - 24 APR 1940 E5
PACHECIO IGNACIO - - H3 < solid windowtext; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: medium; border-bottom: .5pt solid windowtext; padding-left: 5.4pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; padding-top: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in">- - F10
PACHECO IGNASIO - - G8
PACHECO GUADALUPE GALVIN - - G9
PACHECO GUADALUPE GALVIN - - H4
PADILLA TEOFILO 8 JAN 1920 22 AUG 1939 EUGENIO 25 MAR 1896 28 FEB 1937 D7 WOODMEN OF WORLD MEMORIAL
PEREZ SIMON 1 JUN 1895 24 JAN 1947 COUNTY RECORD
PISO FRANCISCO 4 OCT 1884 17 AUG 1924 E2 DOUBLE W/PIZZANO R.; MAY BE 3D UNKNOWN
PIZZANO RALPH 25 OCT 1927 26 JUN 1960 E2 DOUBLE W/PISO F.  MAY BE 3D UNKNOWN
PIZZANO GUADALUPE N. - 17 NOV 1918 E4
RAMOS ELVIRA 5 FEB 1925 26 SEP 1939 G5
RAMOS ELVIRA 5 FEB 1925 26 SEP 1939 H2 PARENTS, BROS.DOUBLE W/JOSEFA R.
RAMOS JOSEFA BORREGO DE - 2 FEB 1955 H2 DOUBLE W/ ELV[RA; AGE 46 YR 6 MOS 20 DA
RAMOS ROSA LINDA - 15 APR 1945 COUNTY RECORDS; BABY DAU OF TOBIAS AND JOSEFA BORREGO
REYES MARIA ROSA 19 FEB 1922 16 AUG 1947 I1
RHODES AMELIA E. 28 NOV 1866 - I9 DONATED LAND FOR CEMETERY; DAU  OF THADDEUS I12  
RHODES THADDEUS MARIA 31 DEC 1827 1 JUL 1904 I12 FOUNDED RELAMPAGO RANCH 1852, COUNTY JUDGE 1876-90, CAPT CSA   1862
RHODES CARMEN M[ORA] 30 SEP 1901 10 JUL 1928 J2D FENCED PLOT DOUBLE W/ ISABEL  MORA DAU OF MELCHOR J9A; WIFE OF JESSE JAMES RHODES
RIVERA GUADALUPE H 30 OCT 1877 14 NOV 1948 I7
ROCHA ADELINA G 20 OCT 1920 23 JAN 1969 C3 HUSBAND SONS, DAUS
ROSA MARIA DE LA - 5 JUL 1972 18 JUN 1961 F14 SONS AND DAUS
SALAZAR DOMINGO - 14 OCT 1946 COUNTY RECORD; SON OF DOMINGO & QUENARA ALVARADO, DIED MEX.
SANCHEZ UMBERTO - 15 APR 1972 A1 [INFANT]
SANTOS FELICITAS DE LOS B3 PARENTS
SERNA FRANCISCA V. 9 MAR 1902 6 OCT 1975 B7 73 YRS 6 MOS 28 DA
SILVA JACOB O CA 1893 10 SEP 1935 F12  42 YR; WIFE, SONS
SMITH GEORGE SR. 10 MAY 1905 5 FEB 1976 D2
SMITH JUANITA - - F2
SMITH LELE - - F3
SMITH GEORGE 10 MAY 1905 4 JAN 1976 F6
SOLIS ADAN 4 AUG 1938 6 AUG 1942 D12 PARENTS
SOTO MARIA DEL SOCORRO - 26 SEP 1946 COUNTY RECORD; DAU OF SILVERIO & ANTONIA JIMENEZ
T. S. - - D11 CROSS
TREVINIO GASINTA 11 SEP 1924 11 APR 1925 D3 PARENTS, BRO. MARIA, VISENTE T.
TREVINO CONSUELO G 6 APR 1925 19 SEP 1971 C2 SONS, HUSBAND, 46 YR
TREVINO MARTIN 30 JAN 1859 3 SEP 1937 D1 SONS JOSE ALEJANDRO, VICTORIANO AND FAMILY
TREVINO JUANITA - - F1
TREVINO MARTIN - - F4
TREVINO ALEJANDRO - - F5
UNKNOWN - - - B1
UNKNOWN - - - B2 IRON CROSS
UNKNOWN - - - B5 TWO UNMARKED GRAVES
UNKNOWN - - - - - B10 CROSS, CONCRETE
UNKNOWN - - - B16
UNKNOWN - - - B17
UNKNOWN - - - AA3 AA4 TWO NEW GRAVES; 5 SPACES 
UNKNOWN - 8 DEC 1908 - AA5 CROSS  CONCRETE
UNKNOWN - - - BB8
UNKNOWN - - - BB14 IRON CROSS
UNKNOWN - - - E1
UNKNOWN - - - E3
UNKNOWN - - - E8 CROSS,  CONCRETE
UNKNOWN - - - E16        5-6 GRAVES
UNKNOWN - - - F7
UNKNOWN - - - F8
UNKNOWN - - - F11
UNKNOWN - - - G1  5 UNMKD GRAVES <yle: none; border-left-width: medium; border-right: .5pt solid windowtext; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: medium; border-bottom: .5pt solid windowtext; padding-left: 5.4pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; padding-top: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in">- - G6 3 IRON +
UNKNOWN - - - JACOBO - - G12
UNKNOWN - - - I2
UNKNOWN - - - I3  7 MOUNDED GRAVES
UNKNOWN - - - I6  2 UNMRKD
UNKNOWN - - - - - J2F FENCED PLOT 6 GRAVES
VACANT - - VACANT - - - G3 ONE + CONCRETE, 12 SPACES
VACANT - - - I13 10 SPACES
VACANT - - - I18  6 SPACES
VEGA PAULINO JR - 13 JUN 1974 L4  58 YR 10 MO 10 DA
VENTO CIPRIAN 16 SEP 1876 11 MAR 1922 B11
VENTO BERNARDA 1882 1968 B12
VENTO AUSTOLIA 1934 1935 B13
VENTO EVARISTO 1887 1951 B14
VILLANUEVA ERLINDA 10 FEB 1948 29 FEB 1948 A2
ZAMORA MARIA L. 16 JAN 1896 23 DEC 1957 AA1  
ZAMORA 17 MAY 1955 BB1
ZAMORA MARIA LOUISA 10 JAN 1930 15 JAN 1950 BB2
ZAMORA LOUISA 21 JUN 1907 8 JUL 1928 BB3
ZAMORA JOSEFA 22 AUG 1915 14 JUN 1947 BB4
ZAMORA MARIA G 12 MAY 1880 17 APR 1911 BB5
ZAMORA CARLOS 1867 1935 BB6 PADRE DOUBLE W/ AGATITA
ZAMORA AGATITA 1880 9 JAN 1975 BB6 MADRE DOUBLE W/CARLOS; 82 YR 3MO 19 DA
ZAMORA MARTINA 11 JUN 1908 23 JAN 1943 GUADALUPE 11 ICT 1914 3 JUN 1928 I4
ZAMORA DOROTEO 16 AUG 1916 13 MAY 1928 I5
ZAMORA BENITO 21 MAR 1947 7 JUN 1971 I14
ZAMORA 28 JAN 1902 K1 SON B.S. ZAMORA
ZAMORA AMADA B 1 OCT 1888 1 JAN 1966 L2  DAUS