C. J. Kelly Luna County, New Mexico

C. J. Kelly, who makes his home in Deming and is filling the position of treasurer of Luna County, was born and reared in Bloomington, Indiana, where he acquired a high school education. He has been a resident of Deming since 1894, at which time he entered mercantile circles in this city. He has since been identified with business interests here and is now bookkeeper for the J. A. Mahoney Mercantile Company. Ten years after settling in Deming he was called by popular suffrage to the position of collector and treasurer of Luna County, the election being held in November, 1904.

In 1902 he had been appointed to the position by Governor Otero upon the organization of the county, so that he has been five years in this position. In the discharge of his duties he is prompt and capable and has been found to be a worthy custodian of the public exchequer. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Bloomington, Indiana, and with the Knights of Pythias lodge at Deming.

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

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