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Poochigian Burials in the
Ararat Armenian Cemetery
Fresno, California
1918 - 1998

The first Poochigian burial in the Ararat Armenian Cemetery was Harootiun Poochigian in July, 1918, followed by his daughter Sirvart Poochigian shortly after in July, 1918. 

The Ararat Cemetery is an Armenian Cemetery, and it is a nonprofit organization operated by a board of directors.  On December 2, 1885, Mr. Moses J. Church granted a parcel of land to the Armenian Community of Fresno for the cemetery. Operating costs, repairs and the upkeep of the grounds are financed by interest from an Endowment Fund and donations.

The Ararat Cemetery is located just west of Highway 99 at Belmont and Hughes Avenues in the city of Fresno.  Masis Ararat Cemetery (commonly known as the "new" Ararat Cemetery) is located just south of Ararat Cemetery.

The following Poochigian family members have been interned in the Armenian Ararat Cemetery since 1918:

  • Dolabjian, Agavnie, Section 2,  1887* - 1981
  • Dolabjian, Hamparzoom, Section 2,   1880* - 1965
  • Kaloostian, Maderos, Section 2,  1903 - 1956
  • Kaloostian, Mary, Section 2,  1906 - 1981
  • Poochigian, Adrine, Section 4, 1908 - 1997
  • Poochigian, Agavni, Mausoleum Area, 1893 - 1972
  • Poochigian, Anna S., Section 4, 1908 - 1977
  • Poochigian, Bedros S., Section 4, 1876 - 1960
  • Poochigian, Dick H., Masis Ararat, 1888* - 1977
  • Poochigian, Harootiun, Section 4, 1885** - 1918
  • Poochigian, Harry Sam, Section 4, 1938 - 1998
  • Poochigian, Katoon, Masis Ararat, 1897 - 1987
  • Poochigian, Mary [Mariam] B., Section 4, 1883 - 1955
  • Poochigian, Marie, Section 4, 1911 - 1993
  • Poochigian, Mesrop, Mausoleum Area, 1888* - 1964
  • Poochigian, Queenie, Section 4, 1913 - 1998
  • Poochigian, Sirvart, Section 4, 1918 - 1918
  • Poochigian, Vartan, Section 4, 1883 - 1951
  • Poochigian, Vaughn, Section 4, 1909 - 1996
  • Poochigian, Sam [Sahag], Section 4, 1907 - 1952
  • Poochigian, William Vasken, Section 4, 1917 - 1986

 

Footnotes:

* United States Social Security Death Index Shows the following years of birth:

  • Dolabjian, Agavnie  born March 15, 1891
  • Dolabjian, Hamparzoom  born June 28, 1887
  • Poochigian, Dick H.  born October 15, 1889
  • Poochigian, Mesrop born  July 5, 1885

**United States Dept. of Commerce & Labor Naturalization Service, Declaration of Intention

  • Poochigian, Harutune [Harootiun]  born December 15, 1885

 

References

Microfilm. Family History Library. Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

Family Records

Updated 08/28/99

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