Mexican Cemetery
Big Canyon, Murray County, Oklahoma

Transcribed, Submitted, Used with permission & © by Dennis Muncrief

This cemetery was located on or near the property owned by the Dolese Brothers Co. at Big Canyon. The Dolese Bros. had a large quarry which produced materials used for RR ballast, concrete and road building. In the early part of the last century, Mexican laborers were used at the quarry. Their family burials were made in this cemetery which was located between the quarry and the Washita River. I have not been there and so have no photos of the site. Below are five names that were taken from cemetery registry books at Fox Funeral Home in Davis, OK. I have no other name for the cemetery and very few people are now alive that have heard of it or knows where it is located. Registry done November 10, 2001. Five burials are in the cemetery but there is more suspected which will be discovered when a trip is made to the tiny secluded cemetery.

If you have a photograph, obit, would like to write a bio on someone buried in Mexican Cemetery, and/or would like to volunteer to photograph Mexican Cemetery for us,
please email me.

Alcala Ellen Sept 20, 1930 Aug 13, 1931 d/o George Alcala
Cole Infant   d. Jan. 17, 1931 Age 1 Mo, 9 Dys
d/o Andy & Melissa
Estrada L.   d. June 29, 1923 Age 7 Months
Rivera Damantina Feb 5, 1929 May 3, 1935 d/o Jacinto & Margarita
Vasquez Jessie   d. July 29, 1924 Age 1 Year, 2 Months

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