Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Frances Isbell

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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NAME: Valdez Cemetery

LOCATION: From Puerto Rico, drive north on caliche road 2.25 miles toward Cipres, turn east .5 mile. If gate is locked, do not enter, as ranch may be leased for hunting. 

SURVEYED:  December 1975 by Wilma B. Kosar. Updated by Mrs Margarita Solis 18 Feb 2005.

HISTORY: Natividad Valdez and his brother Santos came from Starr County and together  established El Javelin (peccary) Ranch about 1933. Santos later sold his part. Natividad married Dolores Herrera in 1931; they had six children.  About 1939 the brothers bought part of Santa Monica  Ranch.  Natividad  established his new ranch on the north part of the property, where he farmed and raised cattle. He died in 1969 and is buried in the family cemetery established in 1969 on the ranch. His children operate El Javelin and rent the Santa Monica property for hunting.  


MARIA DOLORES HERRERA VALDEZ 10  Apr 1908-17 Mar 1998 [married Natividad Valdez 10 Jan 1931]

Infant NOAH VALDEZ [son of Natividad II] 

BELINDA VALDEZ [died at birth]