Alonzo J. Buck Otero County, New Mexico

Alonzo J. Buck, engaged in the undertaking business in Alamogordo, was born in Canada in 1856, but was reared in New Hampshire, and, in 1876, when twenty years of age, came to Texas. He resided in the Lone Star state for about twenty-two years, being largely engaged in the stock business in Edwards County. In 1898 he came to New Mexico and did the first photographic work in Alamogordo. In 1901 lie established a livery business, which he conducted successfully until the 22nd of December, 1905, when he sold out to T. L. Bean. He was practically the author of the livery law which was passed by the last legislature. In connection with his livery business he established undertaking parlors and has since continued in this line. He also owns a farm eight miles from the town, on the old Malone ranch, one of the oldest ranches of the valley, its location being west of La Luz, and his varied interests have been capably conducted, each possibility for success being well utilized and bringing to him the desired return.

Mr. Buck is a Mason, having attained the Royal Arch degree in the fraternity. Moreover, he is a public-spirited citizen who does everything in his power to promote the business interests of the community, and his labors are of a practical and beneficial character.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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