In City/Loosley Cemetery, there is a
family plot containing three Alvarez headstones.
the inscriptions on the headstones themselves, PCA
have found no other written records mentioning them--no
certificates, no newspaper obituaries, no entries in the
census of 1880.
The fairly modern design of the
leads one to believe that they were placed many years
after the burials took
place...perhaps as replacements for the original markers
that had deteriorated
over time. This suggests that the Alvarezes had
family members who
were still living in Phoenix well after the turn of the
If you know
anything about this
Alvarez family, please contact the PCA. We want to know
about all the pioneers who are buried in
the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park.
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110-year-old monument in Rosedale Cemetery marks the
graves of Theodore and Harold Holland,
twins. Find out how this pioneer Chinese family
that lived in Phoenix from 1878 to 1934 acquired its
very un-Chinese name.
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years, M. J. Brady and Joe Brady lay in unmarked graves.
Then, in early 2011, a granite obelisk bearing
their names was discovered at an antique store in northern
Arizona. An article
in the Examiner describes how the 500-pound monument was
rescued and returned to Phoenix. If you have
additional information about the Bradys or how their
headstone came to be in northern Arizona, please contact
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years, members of the PCA wondered whose life was
commemorated by the pink granite boulder inscribed "In
Adoring Memory of Jay".
Then a fortunate accident on 25 November 2006
solved the mystery!