by Jim Griffith
This is the fourth in a series of short photo essays on occupation and ethnicity as they are revealed in Arizona grave markers. This time, Jim brings us to northern Arizona and two cemeteries honoring the legacy of old New Mexican Hispanic families:
This month I’ll be focusing on two cemeteries in northeast Arizona: The St. Johns Catholic Cemetery and the Concho cemetery. Both these communities have sizeable populations from Hispanic northern New Mexico. Old New Mexican family names such as “Baca” and “Candelaria” appear in both communities.
All photos by Jim Griffith.