Eloy was the name of the switch that the Southern Pacific Railroad built approx. 6 miles away from the town of Picacho in 1902. Developement started in the area in 1918, when W.L. Bernard, John Alsdorf and J.E. Meyer purchased land east of Eloy. They named the area Cotton City. An application for a post office at Cotton City was submitted in 1919, but the name was rejected and replaced with Eloy.
Name: John Arno (Arnold) Alsdorf 28 Apr 1884-16 Jul 1959
native of the Netherlands
Member of the building committee for St. Helen's Church
Name: John Arnold Alsdorf
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1884
Age at Death: 75
Death Date: 16 Jul 1959
Burial Place: Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
AKA John Arno Alsdorf
St. Anthony Mission, Eloy, Arizona
December 12, 1936
St. Anthony Mission, 4th Street, Eloy, Arizona, 1936-1951
Dedication of St. Helen's Church, Eloy, Arizona
December 14, 1952
The booklet Dedication of St. Helen's Church, Eloy, Arizona, December 14, 1952, which is the original paste-up that was sent to the printers, contains, in addition to the history of the parish, photographs of the church buildings, hierarchy, pastors, nuns, the building committee, and major contributors.
I am interested in acquiring an actual copy of the printed booklet, if you have one to offer, contact me at the email address below.
Migrant farm workers crowd the new cotton town of Eloy, Arizona, Saturday aftrnoon, November 1940.
Beatrice Cafe, 205 E. 3rd Street, Eloy, Arizona, 2008.
Owned and operated by Beatriz Sotello and her daughter Francis Montijo from about 1946 until 1996, it was demolished about 2009 or 2010. The residence was behind the restaurant.
Source: Google Maps.
Mr. Blanton stated that Sunlife Health Center would be breaking ground as soon as the old, existing structure (Beatriz Café) was demolished and removed.
Eloy - Bullets Taimed It!
Source: Beaver Valley Times, Beaver, Pennsylvania, Oct 20, 1954, p. 19