Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chinese Section of the Globe Cemetery

One of my uncles recalls a Chinese family in Globe that was engaged in the laundry business when he was a kid in the 1940's. But the Chinese migrated to America in the hopes of riches like everyone else around the turn of the 19th century and were engaged in several lines of work. The single men worked on the railroads and some went to the mines. Some intermarried with Hispanic women and established families. The number of Chinese in Arizona never attained the numbers that immigrated to California so they lived in very small groups and did not become large societies with a cultural support systems. So the small faction of Chinese in a small town like Globe were productive, industrious workers or shop keepers that learned to blend in and remain low key. When they died, though, separate they became again in Globe. The Chinese have a separate section where they have buried their dead in Globe for 100 years.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice photos of the Chinese graves and tombstones. I was fascinated by the one that resembled an Egyptian obelisk. I'm in AZ too, but north of you. Reminds me that a visit to my grandparent at Phoenix Memorial Cemetery is overdue.

    Keep up the good work!
    - Ellie