Roosevelt County Early Deaths 1909 to 1941
Re-typed from record by Karen Eddy
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In 1919 New Mexico began recording deaths on a state-wide basis. Some counties had death records
prior to that time. Following are the early death records for Roosevelt County re-typed by Karen Eddy
based on an article in the New Mexico Genealogist September 1993, Vol. XXXII No. 3, pg 81,
by Ann L. Mossman. This record has been modified from the original to fit this format. 
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Last Name     First Middle       DOD                Place of Death    Age           Buried
Adams         Susan P.           January 26, 1915   Portales          39y
Anderson      Altha              July 24, 1911      Rogers            12y           Rogers
Armstrong     Thomas             September 3, 1917  Elida             63y           Elida
Austin        Jane (Mrs.)        July 5, 1913       Rogers            24y
Banister      Lamcee             May 28, 1914       Upton             1 month
Banks         Frank              November 24, 1915  Portales          60y           Portales
Barr          Dr. J. H.          August 28, 1914    Portales          54y
Bartee        Chas (female)      February 20, 1911  Portales          35y
Berryhill     Roy                November 30, 1918  Kenna             27y
Bishop        R. P.              February 18, 1913  Portales          59y           Portales
Black         Ollie (Mrs.)       January 14, 1913   Eiland            36y
Boone         M. E. (Mrs.)       September 21, 1912 Bethel            81y
Boone         Russell            July 1, 1912       Portales          3y            Portales
Bracken       William W.         October 24, 1918   Portales          43y           Portales
Bradley       Margarette         March 28, 1912     Portales          42y           Portales
Broadhead     Jonathan C.        March 14, 1915     Portales          77y
Broocke       Alice              January 13, 1915   Portales          61y
Broocke       Geo. Welton        October 23, 1912   Portales          24y           Portales
Brooks        Wilton             October 14, 1912   Portales          24y           Portales
Brown         Ada (Mrs.)         June 3, 1911       Portales          51y           Portales
Bruce         Henry              October 25, 1912   Portales          70y           Portales
Bryant        Kendrick L.        April 9, 1912      Portales          47y           Portales
Bundridge     Malissa Jane       April 23, 1918     J. Watkins        69 yrs 11 mos ___
Burk          S.D. Jr.           January 13, 1915   Arch              13y
Burkett       Nellie             September 27, 1912 Dora              24y
Butler        W. H.              January 10, 1911   ns                61y           Portales
Cares         Coraline           January 20, 1917   Richland          82y
Carleton      Geo. Colvin        November 24, 1912  Portales          25y           Portales
Carres        C. F. (male)       February 23, 1915  Richland          77y
Carter        Cassius M.         November 28, 1915  Portales          27y
Cavender      Nannie Bell        April 1, 1918      Elida             6 yrs         ___
Chumbley      Jessie             March 16, 1918     Delphos           14 days       ___
Cochran       Nora               December 16, 1918  Elida             23y
Coenig        Fred               April 5, 1911      Elida             40y
Collingsworth Asa Dean           September 5, 1913  near Portales     35y
Colman        Katie B.           July 24, 1914      Portales          16 mos
Corder        Jno. T.            March 2, 1915      Redland,Chaves Co.64y
Covington     Wm. T.             February 13, 1915  Elida             46y
Cowgill       Lovenia J.         February 21, 1918  Kenna             64y           ___
Croft         Rosetta            May 25, 1916       near Hope         49y
Cromer        Mary               July 11, 1911      Cromer            26y           Portales
Cummings      Albert C.          May 18, 1911       Elida             43y
Cummings      Albert             May 19, 1911       Elida             37y
Curry         Thos. F.           March 30, 1911     Elida             27y
Dane          (stillborn)        August 9, 1911     Portales          Ns            Portales
Deatheridge   Louis              October 11, 1918   Portales          28y           Portales
Duke          James W.           November 30, 1911  Portales          38y           Portales
Duke          Mark H.            October 10, 1913   Portales          12y
Dumas         Jim                April 30, 1913     Portales          41y           Portales
Dun           Scotty             December 14, 1915  Portales          13y           Portales
Dutton        Arvilla M. (ma)    May 31, 1915       Dora              74y
Edwards       G.H.               September 19, 1917 Red Lake          54y
Embre         Nintona            August 25, 1913    Richland          52y
Faggard       John               March 4, 1912      Portales          63y           Portales
Fain          (infant)           February 9, 1911   Portales          2 mos         Portales
Flanigan      John P.            March 7, 1917      Portales          44y           Portales
Fowler        M. F. (male)       May 21, 1916       Portales          44y           Portales
Fredericks    Rachel (Mrs.)      August 6, 1915     LaLande           79y
French        Edna (Mrs.)        November 14, 1911  Portales          18y           Longs
French        N. H. (Mrs.)       April 28, 1915     Elida             26y
Garner        Billie             May 30, 1916       Portales          3 yrs         Portales
Garrett       (Mrs.)             January 4, 1915    Garrett           48y
Garrison      Ida I.             January 1, 1915    Garrison          47y
Gilbert       W. G.              April 17, 1911     Portales          70y           Portales
Given         J. E.              May 7, 1913        Givens            54y           Portales
Givens        Chas. B.           December 18, 1915  Givens            27y           Portales
Gonzales      Jose               October 7, 1918    Portales          30y           Portales
Goodwin       Ovie Fay           March 6, 1918      Portales          1mo 21 days   ___
Gregory       Mattie             March 16, 1913     Floyd             34y           Portales
Griffin       D.                 September 27, 1909 Portales          52y           Portales
Haislip       A. L.              September 30, 1913 near Longs        65y
Hallford      Beatrice           March 22, 1913     Portales          40y           Portales
Hart          Susie E.           August 19, 1914    Amarillo TX       33y           Portales
Hill          John Byrd          April 25, 1918     ns                2 days        ___
Hitt          Elmyra (Mrs.)      March 5, 1918      Rogers            42y
Holford       (female)           March 22, 1913     Portales          42y           Portales
Holland       Joseph William     June 8, 1918       Rogers            38y           ___
Hoover        Eliazer            July 8, 1910       Portales          84y           Portales
Horney        Mollie E. (Mrs.)   December 12, 1913  Portales          56y
Huffine       Julia (Mrs.)       May 29, 1911       Portales          53y           Portales
Huffstutler   Cale               February 21, 1912  Floyd             78y           Floyd
Ison          Mary Iva           January 25, 1917   Portales          30y           Portales
Jackson       Van Anther         September 28, 1918 Clovis            4y yrs        Portales
Janes         Hury Percy         August 11, 1912    Portales          32y           Portales
Jewell        Fay                March 24, 1918     Richland          13 yrs 6 mos  ___
Johnson       W. A.              July 23, 1916      near Judson       46y           Elida
Johnston      Mary E.            May 31, 1916       Elias             58y           Elida
Jordan        Joe Jackson        September 14, 1914 Longs             57y           Portales
Joyner        Ansel              February 15, 1914  Portales          87y
Kearns        A. U.              March 10, 1916     Portales          29y           Carnegie PA
Keeter        Perry B.           January 28, 1915   Portales          1y
Kelly         William            August 17, 1913    Portales          53y           Portales
Kenyon        George             October 17, 1918   Portales          28y           Portales
Kilgore       Wm. Carl           December 6, 1911   Portales          32y           Rodgers
King          Dollie             May 10, 1913       Causey            20y
Kuippler      Charles A.         July 21, 1911      Taiban            30y
Langston      John               November 1, 1913   Portales          Ns            Portales
Leonard       Dollie (Mrs.)      December 15, 1917  Portales          35y
Longs         Laura (Mrs.)       July 22, 1912      Longs             35y           Longs
Loughbridge   Lucile             September 4, 1916  Richland          3y            Richland
Macklin       Clyde              April 19, 1915     Elida             35y
Martin        Jno. Henry         December 17, 1913  Portales          63y
Mathews       B. R.              February 18, 1915  Benson            23y
Mathews       Gordon             August 22, 1915    Portales          1 yr 5 days
Mathews       Guy Jr.            August 28, 1913    Portales          9y
Mathewson     Mattie (Mrs.)      February 4, 1911   Inez              33y           Portales
Maxwell       Marcie M.          September 4, 1913  Portales          6y
Maxwell       Stephen            January 20, 1915   Rogers            48y
McDonald      Walter Cummings    January 7, 1918    Portales          18y           Portales
Mendenhall    Ira N.             November 27, 1916  Portales          85y           Portales
Miller        J.V. (infant)      November 10, 1911  Elida                           Elida
Mitchell      Charles P.         May 22, 1915       Portales          54y
Moore         Jerry              February 17, 1914  Portales          4y            Portales
Moss          James F.           December 15, 1913  Portales          60y
Moss          Mary (Miss)        September 13, 1913 Givens            13y
Moss          W. A.              September 30, 1910 Portales          28y           Portales
Nally         Myrtle E.          February 9, 1918   Portales          36y
Nash          Bettie             March 14, 1911     Elida             23y           Elida
Page          Newland            June 15, 1916      near Richland     8 student
Page          Arevice (male)     July 28, 1916      Richland          9 mos
Peach         Rachel M.          February 27, 1916  Portales          66y           Portales
Pearce        Laura (Mrs.)       February 11, 1918  Portales          52y           Portales
Peek          (male)             March 28, 1912     Portales          Ns            Portales
Pincinse      Esdras             January 23, 1917   Portales          81y           Portales
Potes         Lovenia            December 7, 1915   Portales          40y           Portales
Power         Gervase P.         November 28, 1913  near Portales     71y           Portales
Props         (male)             August 21, 1911    Redland           10y           Redland
Pyron         B. E.              June 21, 1914      near Elida        1 day         Elida
Reese         Jack               February 23, 1914  Portales          9 mos         Portales
Reynolds      (female)           September 7, 1912  Portales          10 mos        Portales
Reynolds      Mollie             May 20, 1916       Portales          39y           Floyd
Reynolds      Nannie (Mrs.)      December 28, 1911  Portales          64y           Portales
Rice          Gertrude           June 6, 1918       Portales          43y 10m 15d
Rickard       J. M.              March 20, 1911     Elida             55y
Roberson      Charles Hezekiah   December 29, 1917  Portales          76y
Robertson     Ruth               April 24, 1914     near Elida        12y           Elida
Rutherford    Emly               March 17, 1915     Portales          45y
Ryther        James              September 30, 1918 Portales          80y           Portales
Shaw          Wm. Aston          February 19, 1913  near Macy         7 mos         Portales
Shay          (baby)             December 9, 1910   ns                1 day         Portales
Shields       (infant)           September 3, 1912  Minco             Ns            Portales
Shoemaker     J. E.              February 19, 1913  Redland           76y           Portales
Short         Chas. J.           September 10, 1916 Rrichland         2 mos         Richland
Smith         James Perry        January 28, 1914   Arch              81y
Smith         Luther D.          July 12, 1913      Floyd             26y           Portales
Smithee       J. A. W. (male)    December 19, 1915  Bethel            72y           Portales
Smithee       Kate (Mrs.)        July 6, 1917       Bethel            43y
Stanford      W. C.              __ Mar 1911        ns                80y           Portales
Stovall       Ernest             September 28, 1913 Portales          24y           Portales
Stover        Sam                August 23, 1912    Portales          Ns            Portales
Swain         Wm. A.             April 11, 1914     Richland          21y
Taylor        (Mr.)              June 15, 1914      Mt. Vernon        56y
Taylor        Everet E.          June 13, 1914      Rogers            53y
Taylor        Mildren Lucele     July 23, 1917      Portales          4 mos         Portales
Tenney        Lavora (Mrs.)      October 31, 1911   Portales          27y
Tenney        Nora (Mrs.)        October 30, 1911   Portales          28y           Portales
Thompson      Bryant H.          November 6, 1911   Elida             37y           Elida
Thorne        Mary (Mrs.)        May 4, 1915        Elida             29y
Todd          Edwin J.           October 22, 1918   Portales          25y           Portales
Tolliver      (female)           July 15, 1912      Floyd             3y            Portales
Tow           (Mrs.)             March 3, 1918      Portales          48y           Portales
Traylor       Bettie N. (Mrs.)   April 10, 1918     Elida             73y           ___
Tucker        Alice (Miss)       May 22, 1913       Delphos           14y
Turner        (infant)           April 28, 1912     Portales          4 mos         Portales
Vandyke       (Mrs.)             June 11, 1913      Portales          36y           Portales
Wagner        John               July 17, 1912      Portales          2y            Portales
Walker        H.E. (Mrs.)        November 21, 1911  Elida             63y           Elida
Wallford      W. W.              March 4, 1912      Givens            69y           Givens
Wanhoff       Arthur G.          April 9, 1911      Portales          26y           Portales
Wantland      Cass               September 20, 1913 Floyd             15y
Watson        J. M.              March 11, 1912     Portales          29y           Portales
Webb          Eliza (Mrs.)       October 9, 1912    Portales          74y           Portales
Welch         Elbert             August 6, 1911     ns                11y           Portales
Welch         Wm. Delbert        August 6, 1911     ns                11y           Portales
Wendell       Copt. O.           July 28, 1913      Elida             64y           to Iowa
Whitfield     W. W. (male)       January 23, 1915   Portales          2-1/2 mos
Williams      Mrs. F. A.         December 4, 1913   Painter           53y
Wood          Ben                March 6, 1917      Portales          46y           Portales
Wood          Jane               February 11, 1915  Portales          78y
Wortham       Eula D.            October 1, 1912    Eiland            29y           Portales
Wright        Ida W. (Mrs.)      October 17, 1911   Portales          55y           Portales
Yoachum       Guy T.             May 6, 1916        Portales          1 year        Portales
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