Colonel Theodore W. Heman Quay County, New Mexico

The rapid advancement of this section of the country has offered an excellent field to the real estate dealer and operator, and Col. Theodore W. Heman is now successfully engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Tucumcari. He located here in 1901 and engaged in railroad construction work, and later was appointed agent for the town site company. He had previously resided in White Oaks, New Mexico, where he had taken up his abode in 1881. He is a native of St. Louis. Missouri, and, removing to the Territory, spent twenty years in mining interests at White Oaks.

He has done much for the substantial improvement of Tucumcari, and is now serving as secretary of the Commercial Club. He is active in all branches of development, and was largely instrumental in having the County cut off from Guadalupe County in 1903. Pie was appointed the first judge of the Probate Court of Quay County.

He is especially interested in educational matters, and the public school system has found in him a warm and stalwart friend. He was a soldier of the Civil war and was lieutenant-colonel of a Missouri regiment, and is now serving as aide-de-camp on the staff of the commander-in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic of the department of New Mexico, and is the department commander of the G. A. R. of New Mexico.

Having the prescience to discern what the future has in store for this great and growing section of the country, rich in its natural resources and possibilities, he has allied his interests with a new, but rapidly developing district, and is garnering in the fullness of time the harvest of his labors, while the community is benefiting thereby, his efforts in behalf of public progress being an elemental and beneficial force in the rapid growth of this section.

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

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