ROSARIO RANCH CEMETERY

Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Frances Isbell

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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LOCATION:  south of US 281 below Mercedes.  On north side of Rancho Toluca Road abougt mile east of FM 1015.  Cemetery is on west side of white frame house about mile west of Relampago Cometery. 

 SURVEYED:  Hector Dominguez and Fran Isbell on September 7, 1988.

 HISTORY: Rosario de Guadalupe Ranch was in the Llano Grande Land Grant awarded by Spain to Captain Juan Jose Hinojosa of Reynosa in 1790.  His grandson, Cirildo Hinojosa, son of Vicente and Leonor  Garcia Hinojosa, ranched there in the early 19th century.  Their descendant Yndalecio Dominguez (1813-1902) began ranching at Rosario in 1859. Four of his grown sons also had homes on the ranch complex.  In 1852, when Hidalgo County was formed, Yndalecio Dominguez was one of the first county commissioners.

     Rosario was a terminus of the Old Salt Road from El Sal del Rey, the royal salt mine 30 miles north. Ox-carts hauling salt were ferried across the Rio Grande at the Rosario customs station. Small tribes of  Indians used to visit Rosario, and in 1859 Tampacuas Indians from Rosario drove off Anglo lawyers trying to establish a ranch at El Sal del Rey.  

     Dominguez raised crops along the river front and pastured cattle on the rear of his ranch (which stretched 15 miles north).   After arrival of the railroad in 1904, ranch families began moving to towns.  Indalecio Dominguez is buried in the oldest marked grave (1902) in the Rosario Cemetery, which is maintained by the Dominguez family of Mercedes.

 

LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE COMMENTS
ALVARADO ROMAN 1852 10 FEB 1930 C07 WIFE, SONS
ALVARADO (?) - 1918 B10 IRON  + BLVD RANCH WORKER BURIED DURING INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC
DOMINGUEZ OSCAR 1907 1922 A01 BRO OF HECTOR DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ PAULA VILLARREAL 1847 1904 A02 DOUBLE HEADSTONE WITH A03, 2D WIFE OF RANCH FOUNDER
DOMINGUEZ YNDALECIO 1813 1902 A03 RANCH FOUNDER; 1ST WIFE WAS BARBARA CAVAZOS
DOMINGUEZ JUAN F(RANCISCO) 17 JUN 1874 16 JUN 1937 A04 WIFE, SONS; STEPFATHER OF HECTOR DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ BEATRIZ 28 FEB 1900 4 JUL 1977 A06  DAU OF JOSE E.DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ ELOISA M(ORA) 24 FEB 1872 11 MAY 1950 A07 DOUBLE WITH A08; SISTER OF MELCHOR MORA OF RELAMPAGO
DOMINGUEZ JOSE E 26 JAN 1865 7 JAN 1924 A08
DOMINGUEZ SANTOS G(ARCIA) 11 FEB 1892 1 OCT 1981 A10 SONS; FROM SANTA MARIA; WIFE OF JOSE DANIEL DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ JOSE DANIEL 1882 1958 A11 WIFE; SONS, CURB
DOMINGUEZ MANUELA LOYA - - A12 WIFE OF CELESTINO E. DOMINGUEZ SR
DOMINGUEZ  CELESTINO E. SR. 7 APR 1904 8 SEP 1969 A13 FOSTER BROTHER OF HECTOR DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ DAVID 6 SEP 1886 19 MAR 1933 B02 WIFE, SONS, DAUS; YOUNGEST SON OF YNDALECIO DOMINGUEZ SR
DOMINGUEZ DAVID [JR] 26 DEC 1926 2 MAR 1951 B03 TEXAS SPC 9 INF, 2 INF DIV, WWII KOREA PH
DOMINGUEZ FRANCISCA R(ODRIGUEZ) 10 SEP 1887 18 NOV 1959 B04 WIFE OF DAVID DOMINGUEZ SR, MOTHER OF DAVID JR
DOMINGUEZ JULIANA V(ENTO) 11 FEB 1885 15 SEP 1959 B05 2D WIFE OF YNDALECIO DOMINGUE JR
DOMINGUEZ I[N]DALECIO EDUARDO 27 DEC 1886 13 AUG 1933 B06 WIFE, SONS, DAUS DEDICATE 2 NOV 1942
DOMINGUEZ ABELARDO - - B07  SON OF INDALECIO D. JR. AND 1ST WIFE, A SISTER OF FLORENCIO SAENZ; THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN: MANUELA, VIRGINIA, ADELA AND ABEDLARDO
DOMINGUEZ PAULINO V(ENTO)_ 1908 1984 B13 PVT US ARMY WWII; SON  OF INDALECIO DOMINGUEZ JR.
DOMINGUEZ BENITO 3 FEB 1915 28 FEB 1975 C01 SON OF FELIX DOMINGUEZ
DOMINGUEZ ELIAS 10 MAR 1912 15 APR 1919 C02
DOMINGUEZ GENOVEVA M. 29 MAR 1885 29 JAN 1969 C03 WIFE OF FELIZ; CHILDREN BENITO, FELIX, GENOVEVA, ELIAS I, ARTURO, ISABEL, MELCHOR, ELIAS II, INDALECIO
DOMINGUEZ FELIX 10 AUG 1872 5 OCT 1941 C04 WIFE, SONS; PEACE OFFICER
DOMINGUEZ BUSTA-MANTE JOSE MARIA 17 APR 1901 13 SEP 1967  C05 WIFE, SONS; SON OF FELIX DOMINGUEZ; FROM ROSARIO RANCH, TAMPAULIPAS
GARZA JAIME DE LA - 6 APR 1945 A09 WIFE IS ELVIDA DE LA GARZA OF WESLACO; SHE  IS DAU OF JOSE E. DOMINGUEZ
GONZALEZ ELOISA D 8 JUN 1893 21 JAN 1987 A05  MARRIED 1ST TO ANTONIO ZAVALA; HAD 2 CHILDREN
HINOJOSA CECILIA D. - - B01
RODRIGUEZ ANTONIO H. 8 DEC 1928 9 SEP 1982 B12 WIFE MARIA VIOLA DOMINGUEZ, YOUNGEST DAU OF INDALECIO DOMINGUEZ JR
SALAZAR DOMINGO G. 22 JAN 1933 14 JUN 1987 C06  WIFE, SON, SON-IN-LAW OF JOSE MARIA DOMINGEZ B .; HIS WIFE LIVES IN RELAMPAGO
VENTO MODESTO D. 22 FEB 1924 20 MAR 1959 B08 MOTHER, BROS, SISTERS;SON OF ADELA  AND  EVARISTO VENTO D. 
VENTO [ADELA OR ABELARDO] - - B09 NO MKR; EITHER DAU OR SON OF INDALECIO DOMINGUEZ JR
ZAVALAZ ADELAIDA D. 24 APR 1922 27 JUN 1972 B11 IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER WHOM  WE LOVE  M.D.Z.D.L. CURB, PICTURE, FHM