David G. Dwyer Colfax County, New Mexico

David G. Dwyer was born in Coshocton, Ohio, April 4, 1867. In 1877 he accompanied his mother to New Mexico, his father, as above stated, having come to the Territory the year previous; and after a visit of two months they returned to Ohio, where they remained until 1884, at that time again joining his father in the west. He attended the public schools of Coshocton, and immediately after his return west spent one year in a business college in Denver. Then for two years he was clerk in the bank of Chappelle & Officers, at Raton, after which, until 1891, he was a cattleman on his father's range. Three years he clerked in the hardware store of Charles A. Fox, then spent some time in the real estate business, in 1899 was deputy county assessor, in 1900-1901 was deputy postmaster under T. W. Collier, and since 1901 has been deputy county assessor.

Like his father before him. Mr. Dwyer is a stanch Republican. For two years, 1898 and 1899, he served as city clerk, to which office he was elected on the Republican ticket. Fraternally he is an Elk. While not a communicant of any church, he contributes of his means to the support of the various church institutions in Raton. Indeed, as a generous, broadminded, public-spirited citizen, he is ever ready to give a helping hand to any worthy cause.

January 10, 1900. Mr. Dwyer married Miss Nettie Chase, daughter of C. C. Chase, of Fredonia, Kansas, and they have two children. Helen and Irene.

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

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