Notes for Benito Yabut Martinez: *Benito Martinez was born Benito Yabut. He was a mariner who jumped ship during or around the time of the Spanish American War and took his mother's maiden name, Martinez, to avoid capture. **Buried in the Ferniz Family Crypt as witnessed by Eiola Campora Martinez. His name was never added to the stone. Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, on Burgundy St. in New Orleans, La., per receipt on 16 Mar, 1936 of $20.00 for funeral of Benedict Martinez I have in my possession letters from relatives to my great grandfather. An envelope dated 23 Dec, 1921 and postmarked Malinao, Capiz, P.I., contained two letters. The first, addressed to "Mr. Benito Y. Martinez", was signed by Pedro Yabut. The second is addressed "Dear Uncle" and is signed by what looks to be Adoracion Yabut. The letters are written in the native language, probably a Visayan dialect. I will attempt to have them translated, and include them on our web page when I do. RLR
More About Benito Yabut Martinez: Burial: 16 Mar 1936, Ferniz Family Crypt, St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.140 Occupation: Fisherman, Manila Village, La.; Tailor, New Orleans. La..
More About Benito Yabut Martinez and Rosalie Borabod: Marriage: 30 Jan 1904, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A..141
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