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Calvary Cemetery, San Diego, CA

(now a part of Calvary Pioneer Memorial Park, aka Pioneer Park;
aka Catholic Cemetery, aka Mission Hills Cemetery, aka Old Catholic Cemetery)
1501 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103

"Dedicated to the Memory of Those Interred Within This Park"

  Cave Johnson COUTS
United States Army

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Cave Johnson COUTS (b. 11 Nov 1821 near Springfield, Tennessee - d. 10 Jun 1874 San Diego, San Diego County, California) married Ysidora BANDINI (b. 23 Sep 1829 - d. 24 May 1897 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; buried 26 May 1897 at Calvary Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California) on 5 Apr 1851 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. He was initially interred in the Immaculate Conception Church in 'Old Town' San Diego, California. In July 1878 he was reinterred at Calvary Cemetery.

The obituary for Cave Johnson COUTS in The San Diego Union, San Diego, California, on Thursday, June 11, 1874 (page 3:1) reads:

Col. CAVE J. COUTS, of Guajome, in this county, died at the Horton House shortly before twelve o'clock last night. Col. Couts had long suffered from aneurism of the aorta, and only recently visited San Francisco for medical counsel there. On his return to the city, some two weeks ago, he was attacked with a violent paroxysm of the disease, and has been lying at the point of death ever since. Col. Couts came to California as an officer of dragoons in 1849. He had charge of the military party which conducted the survey of the boundary line between California and Mexico. Resigning from the army he made his home in this county, where he has continuously resided since 1849. He married more than twenty years ago Theodora, a daughter of Don Juan Bandini, a lady whose nobility of character and Christian graces are known throughout this section of the State. This devoted wife and eight children now mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father.

Col. Couts was a native of Tennessee. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, and served through the war with Mexico.


Click here to view the 1970 photograph of this gravestone from The Calvary Cemetery Collection in The Booth Historical Photograph Archives of  The San Diego Historical Society.
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