Arizona Cemetery Records Research Guide

Arizona cemetery records are important for anyone to have if they want to learn more about their ancestors. You may be wondering, “Why would I want to have information like this?”

Well, if you think hard enough, you will probably find that you can have many uses for Arizona cemetery records. For Definitions of all Cemetery Terms See Symbols on Gravestones and Their Interpretations

For instance:

  • Arizona cemetery records are excellent research tools for anyone researching their family history. This is something that takes a lot of work, and having this type of information can really help speed up the research process.
  • Arizona cemetery records may provide information about the cause of the person's death. If there are health problems in your family, this is important information for you to have, especially if the deceased had the same health issues as other family members who are currently living.
  • You may even be able to learn the name of the attending physician at the time of death. If the death occurred in the last few decades, it may be possible the physician is still alive, and you may be able to learn even more information from him or her through Arizona cemetery records.
  • You can often find other names in Arizona cemetery records. For instance, these records usually contain the names of the deceased's spouse and children. On occasion, other names are included, such as the deceased's parents or siblings. These are all names you can use for research if you are working on a family tree.

Doing research to learn about your family history doesn't have to be difficult, as long as you know where to look for the best information. Arizona cemetery records are an excellent place to start your research.

Just think about it. You can get information about one ancestor, and this is going to lead you to even more ancestors, who you can learn more about with more Arizona cemetery records.

Whether you are trying to create a family tree for future generations, or you need the information for other reasons, you can get a lot of what you need from Arizona cemetery records.

Remember, there may be a small charge to access these records.

Research In Arizona Cemetery Records

Three volumes of books published by the Arizona Genealogical Society on cemeteries in the state are located at the Arizona State Archives.

The archives also holds more than three hundred sheets of microfiche alphabetically listing people who lived in the state thirty years or more prior to their death. It is derived from an index to obituaries recorded mainly in Phoenix newspapers, but covering deaths from all over the state from 1865–1986.

There is also an organized group of individuals who are actively preserving some of Phoenix's old cemeteries and making accurate records for posterity.

They may be reached at the following address: Pioneers' Cemetery Association, Inc., P.O. Box 63342, Phoenix, Arizona 85082-3342.

Famous People Buried in Arizona Cemeteries

County Name / Date / Cemetery Description
Maricopa Austin, Oscar Palmer
1/15/1948 - 2/23/1969
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.
Served during the War in Viet Man in the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, (Rein), FMF.
Maricopa Guerrero, Eddie (Eduardo)
10/9/1967 - 11/13/2005
Green Acres Memorial Park
Pro Wrestler, Entertainer.
He held the WWE, Intercontinental, European, and Tag-team titles.
Maricopa Jennings, Waylon Arnold
6/15/1937 - 2/13/2002
City of Mesa Cemetery
Country Western Singer.
Famed for such hits as "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and "Good Hearted Woman", he recorded over 60 albums, and had sixteen Number 1 country singles.
Maricopa Williams, Ted
8/30/1918 - 7/5/2002
Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Baseball Hall OF Famer.
Considered by many to be the greatest hitter of all time, Ted Williams was born on Aug.
Maricopa Wright, Frank Lloyd
6/8/1867 - 4/9/1959
Taliesin West
He designed office, hotel and museum buildings, as well as dwellings for rich and poor, that were constructed across America and internationally, some of which were controversial and impractical (such as New York's Guggenheim Museum, which because of its futuristic design of curves and sweeps does not allow for space to exhibit paintings).
Pinal Mix, Tom
1/6/1880 - 10/12/1940
Tom Mix Memorial
Memorial for the Cowboy film star.
While traveling as an advance man for a circus in Arizona, he was stopped on the highway 17 miles south of Florence by a flagman and warned about roadwork in progress to repair a washed out bridge.

Arizona Cemeteries

Cemetery Name Cemetery City
Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone - Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury, and Tom McLaury Dodge City
Greenwood Memory Lawn, Phoenix - Walter Winchell n/a
Mesa Cemetery, Mesa - Waylon Jennings and Ernesto Miranda n/a
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park, Phoenix - Darrell Duppa and King Woolsey n/a
Railroad Park, Willcox - Rex Allen n/a
Wittmann Cemetery, Wittmann n/a
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix Phoenix
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery Phoenix
Prescott National Cemetery Prescott
Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Scottsdale
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sierra Vista Sierra Vista

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