Christ Church Episcopal
In 1894, the Ladies Guild of Christ Church Episcopal was assigned a
plot in City Cemetery. Three years later, on March 10, 1897, Christ
Episcopal was deeded a plot located near the Main gate of the City
Cemetery along Meadow Avenue. This deed was granted to Reverend J.
Ward, rector of Christ Church Episcopal, for the Bishop and Standing
Committee of the Missionary District of Western, Texas.
One of the most picturesque areas of the City Cemetery is the Jewish
section, established shortly after the City Cemetery's founding. Enclosed
by an ornate wrought iron fence, the manicured green lawn and large shade
trees provide a serene resting place for many of Laredo's prominent citizens.
Ramon Gloria, caretaker of the cemetery from 1979 - 1984, established
a section on the south side of the cemetery for Catholics called St.
Francis. Other historic sections of the City Cemetery were reserved for
the burial of infants and children, Laredo's African-Americans, and the
residents of Mirando City. Two sections were dedicated for the interment
of human remains from the Mexican Cemetery situated at Moctezuma Street.
According to former cemetery director, Rachael Aguitar, additional reinterments
occurred along the north fence line.
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