We would not recommend trying this route when the roads are soft. It should be possible to walk from the State Farm road down the levee at any time _ probably no more than a mile or so. Please note that vehicular travel on the levee when not on official business is prohibited. There is a warden who keeps the gate keys, living in Santa Monica from whom you can ask permission for entry. Recommend inquiry at any of the houses near the _T_ intersection for directions to his home.
The cemetery is fenced and, when we transcribed it (May 10, 2002), was neat and clean. It is the burial place for a couple of generations of the Cavazos family, descendants of Jose Narsico Cavazos, impresario and Grantee of the San Juan de Carrisitos Land Grant in the late 1700s, and families associated by marriage to them. It was the family cemetery of the Montalvo family who lived at the nearby Rancho Tanquecitos (literally _little tanks_) which no longer exists.
Our transcription is listed in the order we encountered the monuments. We did not attempt to copy various inscriptions on the stones. Dates were mostly in Spanish, but have been translated here into English. Where the monuments were double stones, or were otherwise known by Maria to be associated, we listed them together or noted the relationship.
Notes: Jose Rudolfo Montalvo Grandson of Antonio & Dolores Montalvo b. Nov 23, 1951 d. June 23, 1954 Dolores Cavazos Montalvo Antonio Montalvo Husband & Wife b. Apr 16, 1870 b. Apr 16, 1870 d. Feb 9, 1959 d. Jul 11, 1913 Maria Candida Cavazos Sister to Dolores Cavazos b. Dec 2, 1888 d. Sep 14, 1954 Romano Cavazos b. 1849 d. Sep 14, 1926 Pedro Cavazos Father of Dolores and Maria above b. Jan 13, 1846 d. Jul 21, 1929 Salvador Antonio Montalvo b. Jul 29, 1952 d. Oct 30, 1981 Hilario Montalvo Son of Dolores and Antonio above b. Oct 1, 1904 d. Dec 9, 1959 Antonio Montalvo, Jr. Son of Dolores and Antonio above b. Oct 1, 1901 d. Oct 19, 1976 Gumesindo Solis b. April 3, 1899 d. Jan 31, 1977 Helen McKinney b. May 13, 1939 d. Oct 1, 1978 Enrique Gutierrez b. Nov 9, 1970 d. Mar 8, 1983 Ester Solis b. Feb. 15, 1904 d. May 4, 1947 Jose C. Solis b. Jun 27, 1913 d. Jun 19, 1990 Francisca Solis McKinney b. Jun 27, 1901 d. Jan 2, 1988 Uvaldo Garcia Son of Francisca McKinney above b. Aug 12, 1931 d. April 25, 1962 Juaquin Garcia Tomasita Garcia Husband & Wife b. Aug 17, 1888 b. Feb. 29, 1899 d. Jan 15, 1988 d. April 4, 1988 M. Valdez A very small cross stone, set apart from the others; probably a baby d. Jun 7, 1984
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