Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Frances Isbell

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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LOCATION: Northwest Hidalgo County. Drive 18 miles north of Edinburg on US 281.  Drive west on FM 1017 15 miles past Puerto Rico to county line. Turn east 3 miles on Cipres-La Gloria Road to Cipres Community.  Cemetery is just east of Santa Rita Old and New Cemeteries on north side of road.

SURVEY:  Dec.1975 by Wilma C. and Kathryn B.Kosar   

HISTORY:  Santa Rita Ranch, in San Ramon Land Grant of 1804, was established by Julian and Petra Gutierrez Casas of Camargo about 1881. Casas' grandson Felipe Garza Casas (1883-1969)and his wife Rosa Casas Garza raised sheep and  cattle on his 109-acre share.  Their son Reyes Garza (1917-1976) married Rita Flores. Mrs. Rita Flores Garza, now of McAllen, raises Santa Gertrudis and American Breed cattle at the ranch.  Reyes and Rita Flores Garza donated land for a cemetery in 1965, after old Santa Rita Cemetery was filled.  The family maintains the cemetery

Compiled by Wilma C. Kosar & Kathryn  B. Kosar: December 1975

Location: Northeast of Puerto Rico; north side of la Gloria Road out of Cipres 1 Row West side of cemetery

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Garza Eulalia Rodriguez Enero 1 1885 Oct 19 1971 2nd wife of Felipe Garza
Garza Felipe Aug 23 1883 Dec 15 1969 Recuerdo de su esposa hijas y hijo; Rest in Peace
Longoria Rigoberto   Dec 10 1975 Age 20 yrs. 3 mos. 12 days; No stone-Funeral home marker
Lopez Humberto Cesar 1955    
Rodriguez Gerada G. 1897 1968 Mother of Eulalia R. Garza; QEPD
Rodriguez Javier   Mar 16 1965 Age 2 yrs 9 mos. 3 days; Wooden cross-Funeral home marker
Solis Josefa G. Enero 1 1894 Agosto 9 1969 Photograph with cover; Su esposo M. Solis dedica este recuerdo a su memoria QEPD
Solis Magdaleno Agosto 18 1897   Recuerdo de sus sobrinos y sobrinas QEPD; Photograph with cover
Trevino Rene Mar 16 1917 Dec 21 1967 Texas Cpl. Btry. B AA BN; WW II