Jesus Bazán and Antonio Longoria Lynchings

Bazan and Longoria listed among people killed
Photograph of Antonio Longoria
Bazán and Longoria Murders Historical Marker

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Jesus Bazán and Antonio Longoria Lynchings


Law enforcement--Texas Rangers
Violence against--Mexicanos


Jesus Bazán and Antonio Longoria were two prominent Mexican-American residents of South Texas. In September 1915, armed robbers hijacked them for their horses their supplies. When the two men reported the incident to Texas Ranger Capt. Henry Lee Ransom on 27 September, he chased them down, shot and killed them both.

Following the murders, Capt. Ransom would not allow the bodies to be removed for a proper funeral. In October, Bazan and Longoria were buried by their families where they lay, which is now the Bazan Ranch Cemetery (or Campo de las Flores) in Hidalgo County.

Frank Cushman Pierce reported the incident to the US Secretary of State stating, "Jesus Basan [sic] brother-in-law [sic] of Antonio Longoria, killed near Del Fina or Delfina, Hidalgo County. Antonio Longoria near Delfina Hidalgo County between Delfina and Guadalupe."


1915 September 27


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