Arizona Obituary Archive

Search      Post Obituary


Pedro Corona

Posted 2017-08-10 by Judy Wight Branson
Arizona Journal Miner, Prescott Arizona Territory
Friday, October 28, 1910, page 5, column 3

Valiant Mexican Called To His Reward

Pedro Corona Succumbs To Brights Disease At Age 85

Work Against Apaches Saved Many Lives In Pioneer Days

The career of one of the best known Mexican residents of Northern
Arizona, and also one who bore an excellent name for the many
valiant deeds he performed in the days of the Apache warfare, ended
yesterday, when Pedro Corona succumbed to Bright's disease.

The death of this man removes one who was favorably known in the
early '60's for the service he rendered the military and civil
authorities in making known the movements of the Apache, and on
several occasions his activities saved many human lives.
Particularly was this true, when through his vigilance he warned M.
P. Freeman that his large freighting outfit was to be attacked in
Skull Valley. The warning was heeded and when the fight took place
and the slaughter was frightful among the red men, Corona came into
prominence, and was extended many considerations for his faithful
service.

This combat resulted in that section being christened Skull Valley,
from the many skulls that were seen afterward as a result of that
memorial battle.

Mr. Corona was old, reaching 85 years. He had resided in this
county continually for over forty-five years, and was always
regarded as an upright and industrious man. In recent years. In
recent years he was unable to perform his accustomed work, disease
undermining what was once a vigorous man.

He was a native of San Antonio, Sonora (Mexico), and besides an aged
wife, he leaves three sons to mourn his loss, Alasco, Pete and
Lorenzo.

The sympathy of all is extended the bereaved relatives in the loss
of this good man.

The body is extended the Ruffner's parlors.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Cordova is buried at the Citizens Cemetery
in Prescott, Arizona.




Note: These obituaries are transcribed as published and are submitted by volunteers who have no connection to the families. They do not write the obituaries and have no further information other than what is posted within the obituaries. We do not do personal research. For this you would have to find a volunteer who does this or hire a professional researcher.

Questions About This Project?