Joe Ramirez (1906 - 1994)

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Joe Ramirez
1906 - 1994
March 19, 1906
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
September 10, 1994
Other Names
Jose Ramirez
Joe Ramirez was born on March 19, 1906 in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. He died on September 10, 1994 at 88 years old. We know that Joe Ramirez had been residing in Belton, Bell County, Texas 76513.
Updated: September 20, 2022
Joe's father was Domingo Ramirez (1870 - 1948) and his mother was Rufina Ramirez (1881 - 1919). He had siblings Maria, Carmen, Silberia, Christina, Damiana, and Eusifio. When he registered for WW2 on Oct 16 1940 in Ventura, California, USA, Joe stated that he was employed by Goodrich Shoe Shop, that he was 5 ft and 120 lbs, that he had a dark brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes, and that his next of kin was Candelaria Garibay (a friend). He was 34 years old. In May of 2022, a student with the same name, Joe Ramirez Jr. and in the same town where this Joe was buried, was killed at his school. You can read his story at More than $35,000 raised for BHS student’s funeral
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Joe Ramirez
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Joe Ramirez
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Jose Ramirez
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Belton, Bell County, Texas 76513
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North Belton Cemetery in Belton, Bell County, Texas 76513, United States
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More than $35,000 raised for BHS student’s funeral

BY JOEL VALLEY | TELEGRAM STAFF May 4, 2022 Updated May 12, 2022 The Bell County community is rallying to raise funds for Jose Luis Ramirez Jr.’s funeral and burial expenses after he was killed Tuesday in a stabbing that occurred at Belton High School. Jose, who went by Joe, was an 18-year-old senior at the school, which was locked down Tuesday after the incident. “Please help as we raise money for his family to assist with funeral and burial expenses,” Cynthia Grubb, a Belton resident who is organizing the fundraiser on behalf of the Ramirez family, said. “Joe was a very kind, loving and gentle young man and this huge loss for his family, friends and loved ones. Any donation is greatly appreciated.” Although the fundraising goal was set at $25,000 on Tuesday evening, more than $35,000 was raised in less than a day. Dozens of these donations from area residents, community leaders and businesses included words of support for the Ramirez family. “I lost a son to a brain tumor and there’s no greater pain than losing one of your children,” said Andrew McDavid, a Bell County resident whose son went to Belton High School. “My prayers go out to this family and may God bless and comfort them.” Kenzie Pennacchio, the culinary teacher at Belton High School, was among the hundreds who contributed. “We are all so distraught over this senseless act of violence. Rest easy, Joe,” she said. This support was not isolated to the Belton ISD community. “I’m so sorry for your loss,” Michelle Torres said. “My condolences to the whole Ramirez family and friends. To all our fellow Tiger community, we Wildcats stand behind you. Rest in peace beautiful soul.” An investigation into Jose’s death — which is being conducted by local law enforcement agencies in conjunction with Belton ISD — is ongoing. Belton Police said Caysen Tyler Allison, an 18-year-old high school senior, was jailed in connection with the attack and was charged with murder Wednesday. Police said that student ran out of the school after the stabbing and was taken into custody about 20 minutes later. BHS classes were canceled Wednesday at the school, which has about 2,500 students. On Tuesday night, hundreds of people gathered for a prayer service and balloon release for the Ramirez family, the Telegram reported. “Our community is devastated to lose one of our students, Jose Ramirez Jr.,” Jennifer Bailey, Belton ISD’s executive director of communications and community engagement, said in a news release on Wednesday. “Administrators are working with Belton Police Department to ensure our students are able to return to school as swiftly and safely as possible. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities as they continue the investigation.”
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Joe Ramirez died on September 10, 1994 at 88 years old. he was buried in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Texas United States. He was born on March 19, 1906 in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. We are unaware of information about Joe's family or relationships.

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In 1906, in the year that Joe Ramirez was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1932, when he was 26 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1974, he was 68 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1989, at the age of 83 years old, Joe was alive when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1994, in the year of Joe Ramirez's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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