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A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison

 
 
A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 14, 2012
1. A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
the inmates, who lost their life
while serving their sentence, at the
Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma

Aldrete, Simon • Alejandra • Alveres, Thomas • Armbula, Tomas • Arnett, William • Arvizu, Gregorio • Baca, Antonio • Brooks, John • Brown, John • Bundy, George • Bustamente, Ezequiel • Camedo, Louis • Candelino, Andres (Gandelario) • Carebella, Dionocio • Carillo, Jesus • Carson, Joe • Chamberlain, F.J. • Corrales, Jesus • Day, Charles • Day, Charles • Dill-Z-Hay • Dish, Bat • Domingo, Guadalupe • Dominguez, Bonito • Douglas, William • Edwards, J.M. • Eiker, Pearl • Encino, Angel • Es Day Da Pay • Es Ket Soce • Esh Kay-He • Eu Des So Da • Fleming, John • Floyd, J.F. • Gallagher, Charles • Garcia, Jesus • Garcia, Pedro • Gis-Ga-Ah • Gonzales, Bergino • • Gonzales, Francisco • Gonzales, Marcelino • Good, Nas • Goon, Al • Guadalupe • Halsey, J.W. • Has Cal Te • Hasty, H.B. • Heenan, Hughie • Helm, Charles • Hernandez, Antonio Hernandez, Antonio • Hernandez, Feliciano • Hernandez, Juan • Inn Fong Ah • Jo No Do • Jacobs, Samuel • Jones, Abraham • Juardiola, Miguel • Killiland, Daniel • Kuen, Tom • Larkin, Joseph • Laustannau, William H • Leyvas, Francisco • Loache • Lopez, Andrew • Lopez, Francisco • Lopez, Garbino • Lopez, Jose • Mascon, Pablo • Mendoza, Jose M. • Meras, Cornelio • Morales,
Prison Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 14, 2012
2. Prison Cemetery and Marker
Santos • Moreno, Jose • Moreno, M. • Morin, Daniel • Na E Sah Da • Ocano, Francisco • Orosco, Rafael • Ortega, Refugio Ortega, Refugio • Otero, Angel • Parra, Guadalupe • Pennington, John • Pueblas, Librado • Quong, Sing • Ramirez, Cisto • Ramirez, Diego • Ramirez, Jose • Ramon, Jose • Robles, Ynocente • Rodriguez, Samuel • Rogers, James F • Rojo, Pedro • Ruibal, Juan • Russel, Richard • Ryan, John • Salvaterra, Guadalupe • Samaripa, Fortunato • Say Es • Silvas, Ygnacio • • Smith, John • Soto, Jose R • Soto, Manuel • Stapleton, James • Ubillos, Martin (aka Garcia, Francisco) • Valdez, Urbano • Valencia, Meriano • Vasquez, Fernando • Verdugo, Trinidad • Waters, Donald • We-Kin-Ga • Whatuaquam • Wilson, Henry

Of the 3.069 convicts sentenced to Yuma Prison 111 met their death. Disease, accident, murder, suicide, and escape attempts were the causes of their demise. The remains of 104 unfortunate souls are interred in this cemetery.

 
Location. 32° 43.57′ N, 114° 36.8′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from South Levee Road east of Prison Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge
Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 14, 2012
3. Cemetery
The cemetery is visible between the trees at the center of the photo.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. Ό mile away); Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcιs (approx. 0.3 miles away in California); Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 (approx. 0.3 miles away in California); E. F. Sanguinetti Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Venegas Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ghiotto House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Napoleon House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yuma.
 
Also see . . .  Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery. There were a total of 111 prisoner deaths occuring within the prison. A total of 104 persons, all prisoners, were buried at the cemetery. Bodies of the other 7 prisoners were claimed by families. (Submitted on January 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Pearl Eiker image. Click for full size.
4. Pearl Eiker
Included in the names listed on the marker is Pearl Eiker, the only female prisoner to have died while serving. She died of a bowel obstruction seven months after beginning her sentence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California.   4. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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