Hillcrest Cemetery

Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Hidalgo County Historical Commission

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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LOCATION; Northeast Edinburg, 1/8 mile east of the Expressway on Schunior Street (FM 2128) at 23d Street. Office at 122 W. Samano St.

SURVEY: Pending

HISTORY: When Chapin (original name of Edinburg) was founded in 1909, the closest cemetery was on the ranch of Patricio Gonzalez, 1.5 miles north of Schunior Street on Doolittle Road. In 1913, city townsite owners John Closner and William Sprague donated five acres out of Lot 15 (measuring 40 acres) in Section 246 of the Texas-Mexico Railroad Survey for the Edinburg Cemetery.

Trustees were James H. Edwards, Washington B. Barton, and Plutarco de la Viņa. They laid out burial plots and set aside some land for the county. On Oct 14, 1916, the original five acres was granted to the Brushwood Cemetery Association, and in 1931 Brushwood Cemetery was donated to the city of Edinburg.

In the meantime, additional adjacent acreage was acquired in Lot 15, and Hillcrest Memorial Park was organized in 1928. In 2006, Hillcrest Memorial Park is a perpetual care, non-denominational, landscaped cemetery. Present size is about 24 acres, some yet to be developed.

Information from Obit provided by Tobie Neller

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comment
Fuentes Juan Dec 27,1878 Dec 6, 1956 Texas State file # 65717 B: in Roma, TX D: Edinburg Tx  Cerebral Hemorrhage -Son of Geronimo Fuentes and Eulogia De La Cruz (info by Jodi Friedman)
Fuentes Valencia S. May 21, 1880 March 20, 1952 Texas State file # 12948  B: Rio Grand City, TX  D: Edinburg, TX   Acute Hepatitis - Wife of Juan Fuentes-Daughter of Gregorio Salinas and Susana Henojosa (info by Jodi Friedman)
Linton Robert 1921 Jun 09 1951 age 30 h/o Juanita, auto accident
Linton Claude Ray 1914 Jun 08 1951 age 37       auto accident
Linton Juanita Reyes 1921 Jun 14 1951 w/o Robert Linton          auto accident