Brewster County, Texas

LaJitas Cemetery

The cemetery is located on the north side of ranch road 170 just east of the Lajitas Resort and Boardwalk. (Information furnished by John Shuck, 2008)

Dave Wierstad Sr., 6/15/2006

Dave Wierstad Sr., 6/15/2006

LaJitas derived its name from the Spanish term meaning "little flags" and refers to the flat rocks of the Boquillas Formation, which are found in the area.  LaJitas is located in the extreme southwestern portion of  Brewster Count along the Rio Grande.  This is the site of the old San Carlos crossing of the Comanche Trail. About 1900, Lajitas was designated as a substation port of entry under the Customs Office of El Paso.  Disturbed conditions along the Rio Grande had provoked the sending of the United States troops into the Big Been and a substation out of Camp Marfa was established in Lajitas.  There are only six marked graves in the cemetery, but there are may graves located in the small cemetery with badly weathered wooded crosses.  Much vandelism has taken place in the cemetery through the years.  This survey was taken in March 1985.

Photos of headstones furnished by John Shuck jshuck@rocketmail.com> posted on April 14, 2008

Information in Magenta taken from Texas Death Cerificates by Peggy Trammell Allen, August 2009

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone

Inscriptions/Information

Alvarado, Josefa De

Oct. 12, 1949

no date

 

 

Alvarado, Petra D.

Jan. 18, 1890

Feb. 14, 1984

 

 

DeLeon, Jose Diaz

Mar. 19, 1913

Oct. 19, 1945

 

 

Ewart, Charles A.

1938

1995

 

 

Hija, Hijos E.

Mar. 19, 1913

Oct. 19, 1945

 

 

Hinojos, Epifano A.

05 Feb 1905

27 Apr 1972

 

S/O Macario Hinojos & Severiana Alvarado

Hinojos, Macario R.

03 Oct 1879

03 Feb 1968

 

S/O Vicente Hinojos & Tomasa Rivera

Hinojos, Severiana A.

21 Feb 1878

14 Dec 1978

 

 

Martinez, Tiburcio Hernandez

09 Sep 1880

31 Jan 1944

 

S/O Cornelia Martinez & Romanda Hernandez

Miller, Howard

Sep. 21, 1932

Jan. 27, 1994

 

 

Turner, Jr., Rube "Bob"

08 July 1923

07 Apr 1973

 

S/O Rube Turner, Sr. & Mary Murphy

Cemeteries

Brewster County

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