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Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Tombstone.

Zip codes in the city: 85638.

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Funeral Homes near Tombstone

B
Benson Mortuary
725 W 4th St
Benson, AZ 85602
Bisbee Funeral Home & Crmtn
1094 W Highway 92
Bisbee, AZ 85620
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Dugan Funeral Chapel
18 S Naco Hwy
Bisbee, AZ 85603
H
Hatfield Funeral Home
830 S Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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Jensen's Sierra Vista Mortuary
5515 S Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
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San Pedro Funeral Home
1500 S Lobos Run
Benson, AZ 85602

Facts about the city

Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which time the town's mines produced US$40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and now draws most of its revenue from tourism.The town was established on a mesa above the Tough Nut Mine. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. All of these were situated among and on top of a large number of dirty, hardscrabble mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre, \"the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast\".Under the surface were tensions that grew into deadly conflict. The mining capitalists and the townspeople were largely Republicans from the Northern states. Many of the ranchers, some of whom (like the Clantons) were also rustlers and/or other criminal varieties, were Confederate sympathizers and Democrats. The booming city was only 30 miles (48 km) from the U.S.–Mexico border and was an open market for beef stolen from ranches in Sonora, Mexico, by a loosely organized band of outlaws known as The Cowboys. The Earp brothers—Virgil, Wyatt, Morgan and Warren—arrived in December 1879 and summer 1880. They had ongoing conflicts with Ike and Billy Clanton, Frank and Tom McLaury, and other Cowboys members. The Cowboys repeatedly threatened the Earps over many months until the conflict escalated into a confrontation that turned into a shootout, the now-famous Hollywood-ized Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The actual gun fight was on Fremont Street a block or two away from the O.K. Corral.In the mid-1880s, the silver mines penetrated the water table and the mining companies made significant investments in specialized pumps. A fire in 1886 destroyed the Grand Central hoist and the pumping plant, and it was unprofitable to rebuild the costly pumps. The city nearly became a ghost town, saved only because it was the Cochise County seat until 1929. The city's population dwindled to a low of 646 in 1910, but it was 1,380 in 2010. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

Tombstone Obituaries

It was written on June 16th, 2019 that Kathy Sue "Kate" McKinney (Wicks) passed on in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. McKinney was 63 years old and was born in Aurora, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Kathy Sue "Kate"'s life.

It was reported on March 2nd, 2017 that Mark Lynn Wall died in Tombstone, Arizona.  Wall was 58 years old and was born in Ogden, UT.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Mark Lynn's life.

It was written on March 20th, 2016 that Hugh D Ramey passed away in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ramey was 74 years old and was born in Sharon, WV.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Hugh D's life.

It was disclosed on October 21st, 2015 that Rosie Moncayo (Escarcega) passed away in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. Moncayo was 77 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Rosie's life.

It was revealed on October 21st, 2015 that Bernetta M Radecki (Lavigne) passed away in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. Radecki was 93 years old and was born in Martin, OH.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Bernetta M's life.

It was noted on October 18th, 2015 that Rosie F Moncayo passed away in Tombstone, Arizona.  Moncayo was 77 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Rosie F's life.

It was revealed on October 18th, 2015 that Rosie F Moncayo passed on in Tombstone, Arizona.  Moncayo was 77 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Rosie F's life.

It was reported on October 17th, 2015 that Bernetta M Redeki (Lavigne) died in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. Redeki was 93 years old and was born in Martin, OH.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Bernetta M's life.

It was disclosed on October 17th, 2015 that Bernetta M Redeki (Lavigne) passed on in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. Redeki was 93 years old and was born in Martin, OH.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Bernetta M's life.

It was revealed on October 6th, 2015 that Catherine Frances "Cathy" Black (Black) passed on in Tombstone, Arizona.  Ms. Black was 59 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Catherine Frances "Cathy"'s life.

History

When Schieffelin filed his mining claim he named it "The Tombstone", after a warning given him by a passing soldier. The US census found it had fewer than 1900 residents in 1890, and fewer than 700 residents in 1900. An extensive service industry (laundry, construction, restaurants, hotels, etc.) was provided by Chinese and other immigrants. After the mid-1880s, when the silver mines had been tapped out, the main pump failed, causing many mines to be flooded with deep groundwater, and Tombstone declined rapidly. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 1,569.

Image:Ed Schieffelin in Tombstone year 1880.jpg Schieffelin in Tombstone in 1880 In the summer of 1877 prospector Ed Schieffelin was working the hills east of the San Pedro River in the southeast portion of the Arizona Territory, when he came across a vein of very rich silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats.

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