Tuesday, August 20, 2013
ANOTHER SPANISH LÁPIDA
Even up to the 1920s, Chamorros were writing some things in Spanish, including cemetery headstones. This one is in Saipan.
Aquí yacen los restos mortales de Rodrigo de Castro que falleció 18 de enero de 1913 a los 62 años de edad. Su desconsolada esposa y familia dedican este recuerdo como prueba del acendrado cariño y amor que le profesan. RIP
"Here lies the mortal remains of Rodrigo de Castro who passed on the 18th of January in 1913 at the age of 62 years. His inconsolable wife and family dedicate this memorial as a sign of their sincere affection and love which they have for him. Rest in peace."