Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Park North Cemetery and Mausoleum

Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum is one of the oldest cemeteries in Miami, Florida.

In 1913, Thomas O. Wilson, William N. Urmey and Clifton D. Benson established Woodlawn Park Cemetery. They invested thousands of dollars importing rare tropical trees and shrubs, including the first schefflera (umbrella trees) and mahogany trees, to this country.

Woodlawn Park in 1926 commissioned a noted mausoleum architect, McDonald Lovell, to design a mausoleum for the park. The present building covers more than a city block, accented with marble, stained glass and hand-wrought bronze gates.

In 1990, Caballero Funeral Homes (established in 1857 in Havana, Cuba) joined Woodlawn Park Cemeteries and Funeral Home and in 1993, Rivero Funeral Homes (established in 1946 in Havana, Cuba), the largest funeral home business in Florida, was acquire also and the name was changed to Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum is located on SW 8 Street, between 32 and 33 Avenue.

ome of most notable persons buried there are:

*Manuel Artime - led the Bay of Pigs invasion
*William Brickell and his wife, Mary - one of the founders of Miami
*Fernando Bujones - Ballet dancer
*Pat Cannon - former U.S. Representative
*Max Carey - Baseball Hall of Famer
*Rafael Guas Inclan - former Vice President of Cuba.
*Matthew Gribble - Olympic swimmer.
*William C. Lantaff - former U.S. Representative
*Gerardo Machado y Morales - former President of Cuba
*Jorge Mas Canosa - Cuban-American activist
*Antonio Prío Socarrás- former minister of Cuba
*Carlos Prío Socarrás- former President of Cuba
*Francisco Prío Socarrás - former Senator of Cuba
*Maria Regla Prío Socarrás - former Representative of Cuba
*Antonio Prohias - cartoonist who created the comic strip Spy vs. Spy for MAD Magazine
*Manolo Reyes - pioneering Spanish-language news broadcastercite news |first=|last=|title=Press release: Respected Cuban Community Leader and Former Mercy Hospital Executive, Manolo Reyes Passes Away|url=http://www.mercymiami.org/News_and_Events/Press_Release_101.asp|work= Mercy Hospital |publisher= |date=2008-01-03 |accessdate=2008-04-16]
*Ramon Santamaria- Grammy Hall of Famer
*Anastasio Somoza Debayle - former President of Nicaragua
*Anastasio Somoza García- former President of Nicaragua
*Luis Somoza Debayle - former President of Nicaraguaand
*Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907-1938), Count of Cavadonga, entombed there from (1938-1985)

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