|DOUGLAS: Cochise County|
1919 population was 100 according to "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680
September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920, Vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.
Bisbee-Douglas Jewish Cemetery:
This may be the oldest cemetery in Arizona.
UPDATE: Quote: built 1904 near the Mexican border and abandoned. "Situated on the city's eastern limits, and surrounded by private property, it contains thirty identifiable graves. Established in 1904, and one of two (?) abandoned Jewish cemeteries in the state. 150 x 200 feet, containing no more than 30 graves, situated on what is now the eastern limits of the city, surrounded by private property, mostly undeveloped. Douglas was an early prosperous town with many Jewish merchants, the cemetery was started three years after the town was settled." [January 2001] Between San Antonio Avenue and Washington below 6th. Office of Vital Records, P.O. Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887 for 1905-34, 18 graves.
UPDATE: burial list and burial list. Quote: Established in 1904, the cemetery is one of two abandoned Jewish cemeteries in the state [probably in 1963]. 150x200 feet, no more than 30 graves. Located on eastern limits of the city, site is surrounded by private property, mostly undeveloped. [August 2005]
In November, 2012, two gravestones have been shattered in the Jewish cemetery in the town, as what seems to be an anti-Semitic act. Source: In November, 2012, two gravestones have been shattered in the Jewish cemetery in the town, as what seems to be an anti-Semitic act."Jewish cemetery desecrated". CFCA. Retrieved 12 January 2013. [Apr 2013]
UPDATE: The Forgotten Jews of the Mexican Border [June 2016]
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