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Clayton Memorial Cemetery was originally divided into three parts: the IOOF Section, South Section, and North Section. The oldest section is the IOOF, which was the first original cemetery. I have included extractions from obituaries that I believe to be of genealogical value. Many thanks to Jim Hass of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, Union County, New Mexico. He was kind enough to submit a CD containing the following burial information. I have omitted the burial plot and space numbers in the interest of space. Other burial information was obtained from various newspapers.
Gail Brown Copyright 2001

BACA, Juan M. b. 23 Feb 1899. d. 23 Dec 1964; 65 yr. Wife: Natalia FLORES md. 29 Jan 1944, Union Co., NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record. 

BACA, Magdalena LUJAN b. 17 Jan 1895, Kimbell, OK. d. 11 Feb 1983, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 88 yr 24 da. Husband: Joe M. BACA md. 2 Oct 1921, Union Co., NM; have been separated for many years; he is presumed dead. Parents: Juan C. LUJAN and Virginia VALDEZ. Survived by daughter, Cecilia POPE, Houston, TX; 2 sisters: Juanita ESPINOSA, Phoenix, AZ and M. Gloria, Wheaton, IL; 3 grandchildren. Burial: 14 Feb 1983; Schooler-Hass; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 16 Feb 1983, Clayton, NM; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record.

BACA, Natalia F. FLORES b. 3 Jul 1893, Trinchera, CO. d. 11 May 1978, Town Hall Estates Nursing Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 84 yr 10 mo 8 da. Husband: Juan BACA; he d. 1964 md. 29 Jun 1944, Union Co., NM. Parents: Jacinto FLORES and Carmen SANCHEZ. Survived by brother, Albert FLORES, Folsom, NM; several nieces and nephews; 2 grandsons: Joseph BARELA, El Monte, CA and Dennis BARELA, Diamond Oak, CA. Burial: Schooler-Hass; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 17 May 1978, Clayton, NM; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record.

BACA, Peter J. Pd. 3 Mar 1915. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 1; Union County Probate case #978. Joseph P. BACA appt. adm. 4 Oct 1939; The Clayton News, 18 Oct 1939, Clayton, NM.

BADA, Lois Maye b. Milton, KS. d. 2 Mar 2000; 78 yrs; she and her husband ranched west of Gladstone from 1946 until 1989, when they moved to Clayton. Husband: Albert Paul BADA; md. 1946 Winfield, KS; he d. in 1997. Survivors include two sons, Jerry BADA of Gladstone and Ronnie Lee BADA of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Colleen NEELY of Jackson, MS.; a sister, Doris SOWERS of Murdock, KS; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial: Hass Funeral Directors; Amarillo Sunday News-Globe, 5 Mar 2000.

BAIR, Baby Boy b. & d. 3 Oct 1921, Grandview, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: William BAIR, b. OK and Carry HARWOOD, b. GA. Burial: 3 Oct 1921; The Swastika, 7 Oct 1921, Des Moines, NM; Grenville item.

BAIRD, Dewey b. 5 Jan 1898, Wise Co., TX. d. 31 Dec 1990, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 92 yr. Wife: Elizabeth Esther ANSCHUTZ md. 24 Dec 1926, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Charles Daniel BAIRD and Cora Macon POLLARD. Survived by wife; 2 daughters: Bonnie Lee BEINE, Amarillo, TX and Winnie Lue DELLINGER, Clayton, NM; 2 brothers: Joe, Clayton, NM and Jim, Las Cruces, NM; 2 sisters: Ruby POGUE and Vivian POGUE, Clayton, NM. Burial: originally buried in the Baird Family Cemetery, Baird Ranch west of Clayton; moved to Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, NM, 1992; Union County Leader, 9 Jan 1992, Clayton, NM.

BAKER, James Murrel b. 1882. d. 20 Jul 1954, Texline, Dallam, TX; ca 72 yr; heart attack. Survived by 2 sons; one is Merle, Andrew, TX. Burial: 22 Jul 1954; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 21 Jul 1954, Clayton, NM.

BAKER, Anna Dell WAGNER b. 25 Mar 1897, Kenton, Cimarron, OK. d. 14 Feb 1973, Clayton, Union, NM; 75 yr 10 mo 29 da; resident of Clayton, NM for 53 yr. Husband: Clarence Grover BAKER; md. 5 Jul 1919; he is deceased. Survived by 3 sons: Clarence Leonard and Joe Bob, Clayton, NM; Billie Bryan, Fort Collins, CO; 2 sisters: Maude LABRIER, Albuquerque, NM; Hazel IVY, Long Beach, CA; brother, Bunt WAGNER, La Veta, CO. Burial: 19 Feb 1973; informant: Joe Bob BAKER; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Book; Union County Leader, Wed., 21 Feb 1973, Clayton, NM.

BAKER, Baby Boy b. & d. 19 Nov 1940, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: Bruce A. BAKER, b, Ordway, CO and Mable McABEE, b. Roxton, TX. Burial: 20 Nov 1940; informant: father; Winchester 3:285; d. cert.

BAKER, Clarence Grover b. 15 Nov 1890, Kenton, Cimarron, OK. d. 17 Mar 1944, Clayton, Union, NM; 53 yr 4 mo 2 da; lived in Union County, NM for 13 yr. Veteran: WW I; NM Pvt 1 Cl IM Corps. Wife: Anna Dell WAGNER, age 47 yr, daughter of Cimarron Co., OK pioneer; md. 5 Jul 1919. Parents: Robert Lee BAKER and Minnie RECORD. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Clarence Leonard, Billy Bryan and Joe Bob; mother, Yakima, WA; 2 brothers: Robert, Gunnison, CO and Everett, Yakima, WA. Burial: 22 Mar 1944; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:101; Union County Leader, 23 Mar 1944, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BAKER, Lewie Paul b. 23 Jul 1883, Fostoria, MI. d. 30 Dec 1946, Clayton, Union, NM; 63 yr 5 mo 7 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 39 yr. Wife: Mary Florence FOSTER, 51 yr md. 7 Apr 1915. Parents: William H. BAKER and mother: Mary Catherine ROY. Preceded in death by 1 sister. Survived by wife and 3 children: Mrs. Doyle (Loriene) DICKSON, Pueblo, CO; Mrs. Edward (Mary Catherine) BROWN, Las Vegas, NM; and Elmer BAKER, Clayton, NM; 4 brothers and 2 sisters living in MI. Burial: 3 Jan 1947; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:178; Union County Leader, 2 and 9 Jan 1947, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, Thurs., 2 and 9 Jan 1947, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BAKER, Mary Florence FOSTER b. 20 Feb 1896, Trinidad, CO. d. 25 Feb 1963, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; moved to Clayton, Union, Union Co., NM in 1920. Husband: Lewie Paul BAKER; he d. 30 Dec 1946 md. 7 Apr 1915. Parents: Hosea M. FOSTER and mother: Mary Elizabeth HARMON; she is their third daughter. Preceded in death by two sisters: Mrs. Robert BANGERTER and Mrs. Jenks SAYRE. Survived by 3 children: Mrs. Doyle (Loriene) DICKSON, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Edward (Mary Catherine) BROWN, Las Vegas, NM and Elmer BAKER, on ranch SW of Clayton, NM; 3 granddaughters: Donna Gay BUSH, Albuquerque, NM; Judy and Janet BROWN, Las Vegas, NM; and 3 grandsons: Paul, Lewie and Keith BAKER. Burial: 28 Feb 1963; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 6 Mar 1963, Clayton, NM; Winchester 6:190

BAKER, Thelma Fay b. 30 Jun 1907. d. 13 Jan 1937, Texline, Dallam, TX; pneumonia. Former resident of Clayton, NM; single. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. J.M. BAKER. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 20 Jan 1937, Clayton, NM.

BAKER, W. Mort b. 2 Aug 1903, Mt. Vernon, IL. d. 13 Apr 1990, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; resident of Union Co., NM since 1917. Wife: Wilma M. CAMPBELL; md. 19 Nov 1929, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Charles W. BAKER and Lena WAGGONER. Survived by 3 daughters: Merle WILEY and Arlene MAYFIELD, Clayton, NM; Lavana BAILEY, Clovis, NM; son, Weston, Clayton, NM; brother, Charles Van, Marshall, TX. Burial: 16 Apr 1990; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 18 Apr 1990, Clayton, NM.

BAKER, Wilma Mozella CAMPBELL b. 23 Aug 1914, Greenville, TX. d. 2 Mar 1979, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 64 yr 6 mo 9 da; came to Union County in 1917. Husband: Mort BAKER; md. 19 Nov 1929, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Eli Hugh CAMPBELL and Cora Mae STANDIFER. Survived by husband; 3 daughters: Lavana BAILEY, Clovis, NM; Merle WILEY and Arlene MAYFIELD, both of Clayton, NM; son, Weston BAKER, Clayton, NM and brother, Carl CAMPBELL. Burial: 5 Mar 1979; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 7 Mar 1979, Clayton, NM.

BALDRIDGE, Thomas Jefferson b. 30 Aug 1885, Zig-Zag, TX. d. 19 Oct 1964, Maulsby Nursing Home, Clayton, Union, NM. Wife: Ethel Beatrice DENTON; md. 1910, Coleman Co., TX; divorced. Parents: Henry Clay BALDRIDGE and Nancy Jane ABBOTT. Preceded in death by brother, W.A., Waco, TX and son, David Daniel, who d. at age 20 in 1944. Survived by former wife; 3 sons: T.J., Scott and Roy, all of Albuquerque, NM; 5 daughters: Ella Mae McKNIGHT, Felt, OK; Juanita THOMPSON, Pampa, TX; Jonnie NORRIS, Albuquerque, NM; Rosella JACOBSON, Richmond, CA and Mary BALDRIDGE, San Pablo, CA; 3 brothers: Oliver, Killeen, TX; F.M., Waco, TX and H.C., Oil City, LA. Burial: 22 Oct 1964; cemetery inscription; Winchester 7:43; Union County Leader, 4 Nov 1964, Clayton, NM.

BANGERTER, Elizabeth S. KIENTZ b. 1871. d. 1915. Husband: first wife of Theodore F. BANGERTER md. 2 Feb 1901, Union Co., NM. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BANGERTER, Francelia Ione FOSTER b. 25 May 1883, Vassar, MI. d. 30 Mar 1959, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; family moved to Barney, NM when she was 6 yr old; she moved to Clayton, NM with her husband in 1914. Husband: Robert BANGERTER, md. 1902; he d. 1953. Parents: Hosea M. FOSTER and Mary Elizabeth HARMON. Preceded in death by husband and son, Milton, d. 1941. Survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Vera PERKINS, Albuquerque, NM; Mrs. Jewell SMITH, Springer, NM and Mrs. Wesley SMITH, Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Harry BANGERTER, Whittier, CA and Arthur BANGERTER, Socorro, NM; a sister, Florence BAKER, Clayton, NM. Burial: 1 Apr 1959; Winchester 6:69; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 1 Feb 1959, Clayton, NM.

BANGERTER, Milton Hosea b. 24 Jan 1914, Barney, Union, NM. d. 21 Sep 1941, Clayton, Union, NM; 27 yr 7 mo 27 da. Wife: Carmen HUTTON, 29 yr md. 27 Jun 1937. Parents: Robert BANGERTER, b. Meredosia, IL and Francelia I. FOSTER, b. MI. Survived by wife; son, Robert Milton, 3 yr; 2 brothers: Arthur, Socorro, NM and Harry, Inglewood, CA; 3 sisters: Mrs. Vera PERKINS, Albuquerque, NM; Mrs. Jewell SMITH, Springer, NM and Mrs. Wesley SMITH, Clayton, NM. Burial: 23 Sep 1941; informant: wife; Winchester 4:14; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 24 Sep 1941, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 25 Sep, 1941, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BANGERTER, Robert Gustave b. 17 Dec 1873, Meredosia, IL. d. 13 Sep 1953, Clayton, Union, NM; 79 yr 8 mo 26 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 39 yr. Wife: Francelia Ione FOSTER. Parents: Ernest BANGERTER and Pauline SCHEVARZENBACH. Preceded in death by son, Milton, d. 12 yr ago. Survived by wife: 3 daughters: Mrs. Vera PERKINS, Albuquerque, NM; Mrs. Jewell SMITH, Springer, NM and Mrs. Wesley SMITH, Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Harry, Whittier, CA and Arthur, Socorro, NM; 2 sisters: Mrs. Russell MESSEIK, Abbott, NM and Mrs. Tenie LAUTERBACH, North Fork, CA; 3 brothers: Emil, Morrill, NB; Ernest, Loveland, CO and Theodore, Santa Barbara, CA. Burial: 15 Sep 1953; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:106; The Clayton News, 16 Sep 1953, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BANNON, Baby Girl b. & d. 16 Dec 1940, Union Co., NM; stillborn. Parents: Frank BANNON, b. Dallas, TX and Persis PALMER, b. Longton, KS. Burial: 17 Dec 1940; informant: father; Winchester 3:288; d. cert.

BANNON, Nellie LUCID b. 30 Jun 1870, Pottsville, PA. d. 20 Dec 1937, Clayton, Union, NM; 67 yr 5 mo 20 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 16 yr. Husband: J.A. BANNON, deceased. Father: John LUCID, b. Pottsville, PA. Survived by children: Mrs. Mayme CASH, Ed and Frank BANNON. Burial: 21 Dec 1937; informant: E.W. BANNON, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 5; Union County Leader, 30 Dec 1937, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, 22 Dec 1937, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BARELA, Filiverta BRITO b. 12 Feb 1879, Mora, Mora, NM. d. 13 Mar 1948, Clayton, Union, NM; 69 yr 1 mo 1 da. Husband: Andres BARELA, deceased. Parents: Felix BRITO and Anastasia GARCIA. Burial: 16 Mar 1948; informant: Santos BARELA, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BARKER, Baby Boy b. & d. 25 Nov 1930, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 1 minute. Parents: Sharon BARKER, b. IL and Lilly DODDS, b. NM. Burial: 26 Nov 1930; informant: father; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BARKER, J.H. Pd. 14 Feb 1917. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 1.

BARKER, Malinda R. VAN FASSEN b. 11 Apr 1862, Wayne Co., IL, d. cert.; 15 Apr 1856, gravestone. d. 18 Oct 1921, 12 mi. from Clayton, Union, NM, d. cert.; 18 Nov 1921, gravestone; came to Union Co., NM in the early days. Husband: Richard BARKER. Father: Isaac VAN FASSEN. Survived by husband, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Burial: 19 Oct 1921; informant: Cleveland BARKER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, 28 Oct 1921, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, 22 Oct 1921, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BARKER, Richard b. 15 Apr 1855, Wayne Co., IL, d. cert.; 1856, Winchester. d. 13 Feb 1925, Mansker, Union, NM, d. cert.; 14 Feb 1925, Winchester; 69 yr 9 mo 28 da; one of the oldest pioneers of Union Co., NM, came with his parents. Wife: Malinda VAN FASSEN, she d. 18 Oct 1921. Father: b. OH. Survived by 3 sons: Oscar, Clayton, NM; Cleveland, Los Angeles, CA and Fred, Clayton, NM; 2 daughters: Mrs. A.S. RODGERS, Clayton, NM and Mrs. Glenn KOST, Amistad, NM. Burial: 15 Feb 1925; Winchester 1:87; cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, 20 Feb 1925, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BARNES, Alta BRASUEL b. 23 Mar 1887, Greenwood, AR. d. 8 Jul 1979, Morton County Hospital, Elkhart, Morton, KS; 92 yr 3 mo 15 da; resident of Union Co., NM since 1918. Husband: Peter Louie BARNES; he d. 6 Aug 1974. Parents: William F. BRASUEL and Frances MORRIS. Survived by 5 daughters: Lois NICHOLSON, Clayton, NM; Bonnie HOUSTON, Socorro, NM; Nellie HENNIGAN, Palm Desert, CA; Lula Jim RHOADS, Lemitar, NM and Frances LUNDERS, Cottonwood, ID; 4 sons: H.T. BARNES, Damascus, AR; Joe BARNES, Richfield, KS; Donald BARNES, Raton, NM and Ben PRUETT, Hereford, AZ; 2 sisters: Ethulah WITTEN, Eunice, NM and Eryn RICHFIELD, Westminister, CA. Burial: 10 Jul 1979; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 11 Jul 1979, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BARNES, Ira L. b. 10 May 1887. d. 19 Nov 1918. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 2.

BARNES, Mary E. GOODING b. Barry Co., MO. d. 9 Feb 1923, Clayton, Union, NM; 66 yr 17 da. Husband: Sim BARNES. Parents: J.A. GOODING, b. Liberty, TN mother: Isabel JAY, b. Liberty, TN. Burial: 11 Feb 1923; informant: Alva BARNES; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 16 Feb 1923, Clayton, NM; d. cert. card of thanks: "....death...wife and mother...." signed by Sim, Ellis, Alva, Victor and Osio BARNES.

BARNES, Peter Louie b. 22 Dec 1884, Rising Star, TX. d. 6 Aug 1974, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 89 yr 7 mo 14 da; resided in state of NM for 65 yr; moved to Indian Territory where first child was born, Mar 1918; came to Union Co., NM in 2 covered wagons with 5 children; had 10 children. Wife: Alta BRASUEL md. 26 Sep 1904, Sepe Springs, TX. Parents: J.C. BARNES and Adaline WOOD. Preceded in death by daughter, Ila, d. in infancy; son, William M., d. in Japanese prison camp, 1943 They were foster parents to 2 boys, Ben and Jack PRUETT; Jack was killed in an accident in 1971. Survived by wife of 70 yr; 5 daughters: Mrs. Bonnie HOUSTON, Socorro, NM; Mrs. Nellie HENNIGAN, Palm Desert, CA; Mrs. Lois NICHOLSON and Mrs. Lula RHOADS, Clayton, NM and Mrs. Frances SCHOENING, Lewiston, ID; 4 sons: H.T., Damascus, AR; Joe, Walsh, CO; Donald, Raton, NM and Ben PRUETT, Hereford, AZ. Burial: 9 Aug 1974; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Book; Union County Leader, 14 Aug 1974, Clayton, NM.

BARNHART, Alice Joyce CALLOWAY b. 21 Jun 1915, Quinlan, OK. d. 15 May 1987, Coon Memorial Nursing Home, Dalhart, TX; 71 yr 10 mo 24 da; resident of Sedan, NM. Husband: O.C. BARNHART; md. 15 Aug 1940, Taos, Taos, NM. Parents: J.H. CALLOWAY and Iva Joyce AIKENS. Preceded in death by parents, one child d. in infancy and a brother, Jim THOMPSON, in Dec 1985. Survived by husband; 2 step-sons: F.C. (Tom) and Albert, both of Sedan, NM; 2 sisters: Mary STUART, Amarillo, TX and Dorothy HUBER, San Mateo, CA. Burial: 18 May 1987; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 20 May 1987, Clayton, NM.

BARNHART, Charles b. & d. 30 Mar 1951; 7 hr. Parents: F.C. BARNHART and Lorene MONROE. Burial 31 Mar 1951; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BARNHART, Frank William b. 1907. d. 3 Dec 1969, St Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 62 yr; resident of Sedan, Union, NM. Survived by wife, Verna; son, Marvin, Sedan, NM and 2 daughters: Bonnie SNELL, Dumas, TX and Ruby HUNT, Shreveport, LA. Burial: 6 Dec 1969; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 3 and 10 Dec 1969, Clayton, NM.

BARNHART, Lorene Monroe b. 25 Jan 1927 d. 26 Oct 1992. Burial: 29 Oct 1992.

BARNHART, Marvin Frank b. 30 Dec 1933, Antonito, CO. d. 4 Nov 1989, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 55 yr 10 mo 4 da. Veteran: Korea; U.S. Army. Wife: Colleen POLK; md. 12 Jan 1957, Tucumcari, Quay, NM. Parents: Frank William BARNHART; d. 3 Dec 1969 and Verna O. LECHNER; d. 3 Mar 1987. Preceded in death by parents and 1 sister, Dorene, in 1940. Survived by wife, Sedan, NM; son, Terry Gene BARNHART, Marshall, TX; daughter, Tami Lea PODZEMNY, Ashland, KS; 2 sisters: Ruby HUNT, Waskom, TX and Bonnie SNELL, Dumas, TX. Burial: 7 Nov 1989; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 8 Nov 1989, Clayton, NM.

BARNHART, Onel Charles b. 20 Jan 1905, Perkins, OK. d. 23 Jan 1988, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 83 yr 3 da. Wife 1): Lucille GOIN; md. 1926; she d. 1939. Wife 2): Alice CALLOWAY; md. 5 Aug 1940, Taos, Taos, NM; she d. 15 May 1987. Parents: Charley N. BARNHART and Nancy Jane HOUSE. Preceded in death by both wives, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by 2 sons: Francis C. (Lorene) and Albert E., both of Sedan, NM; 3 brothers: Floyd, Pierce City, MO; Ben, Sedan, NM and Glen, Packwood, WA; sister, Myrtle TAYLOR, Sedan, NM. Burial: 27 Jan 1988; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 27 Jan 1988, Clayton, NM.

BARNHART, Verna O. LECHNER b. 2 Mar 1910, Henrietta, TX. d. 3 Mar 1987, St. Anthony's Hospice, Amarillo, TX; 77 yr 1 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1915. Husband: Frank William BARNHART; md. 8 Oct 1932, Clayton, Union, NM; he d. 3 Dec 1969. Parents: George Andrew LECHNER, d. 11 Dec 1955 and Alice Gertrude DOUGLAS, d. 14 Mar 1976. Preceded in death by husband; daughter, Dorene, 1940; brother, Glen D. LECHNER, 1972, and sister, Ida M. LEWIS, 1975. Survived by son, Marvin, Clayton, NM; 2 daughters: Ruby HUNT, Shreveport, LA and Bonnie SNELL, Dumas, TX; 2 brothers: George, Clayton, NM and Floyd, Dumas, TX and a sister, Dora GARRETT, Diamond, MO. Burial: 7 Mar 1987; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 11 Mar 1987, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Arma Lee b. 21 Mar 1879, Litton Springs, TX. d. 14 Mar 1978, Mesquite, TX; 98 yr 11 mo 23 da. Husband: James Lilbern BARTON md. 20 Oct 1895. Preceded in death by husband and 6 children. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary LABENSKI, Dallas, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 22 Mar 1978, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Arthur C. d. 16 Aug 1964, Alamogordo, Otero, NM; 68 yr. Wife: Marguerite FAUS md. 6 Jul 1919, Union Co., NM. Survived by wife, Marguerite, Alamogordo, NM; daughter, Lucille CICCOLELLA , London, England; son, Charles, Lancaster, CA; brother, Thomas Freeman, Dallas, TX. Burial: 18 Aug 1964; Winchester 7:37; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 19 Aug 1964, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Arthur C., Jr. b. 21 Oct 1920, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 25 Oct 1920, Clayton, Union, NM; 5 da. Parents: Arthur C. BARTON, b. TX and Margaret FAUS, b. IA. Burial: 26 Oct 1920; informant: J.A. BARTON, Seneca, NM; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BARTON, Fannie Elizabeth MARTIN b. 24 Jan 1876, Lytton Springs, TX, d. cert. and Winchester; 24 Jun 1876, gravestone. d. 18 Jul 1946, Seneca, Union, NM; 70 yr 5 mo 25 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 39 yr. Husband: Jerry A. BARTON, 74 yr md. 15 Mar 1895; 3 sons: A.C., Alamogordo, NM; J. Freeman, Fort Worth, TX and James Gilbreth who d. 1920. Parents: T.F. MARTIN, b. Austin, TX and Molly E. PALMER, b. MS. Survived by husband; 2 sons; 3 sisters: Mrs. V.D. MANN, Bernalillo, NM; sister in Taylor, TX and Mrs. C.U. BRIDGES, Tucumcari, NM (paper gives same name for first 2 sisters). Burial: 20 Jul 1946; Winchester 4:168; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 24 Jul 1946, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 25 Jul 1946, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BARTON, Jerry A. b. 9 Jan 1875, Hayes Co., TX, gravestone; 19 Jan 1875, Hayes Co., TX, newspaper and Winchester. d. 23 Nov 1957, Clayton, Union, NM, at home of nephew, Marvin BARTON; 82 yr; resided in Union Co., NM since 1899. Wife: Fannie MARTIN, she d. 1946; 3 sons; one d. 1921. Parents: A.C. BARTON and Martha GATLIN. Survived by 2 sons: A.C., Alamagordo, NM and Thomas, Fort Worth, TX; sister, Mrs. W.A. LAUGHLIN, Tucson, AZ. Others mentioned but no relationship stated: Marvin L., Mart L. and Jerry BARTON, Clayton, NM. Burial: 26 Nov 1957; Winchester 6:31; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 11 Dec 1957, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, James Gilbreth b. 15 Feb 1911, Seneca, Union, NM. d. 31 Jul 1920, Clayton, Union, NM; 9 yr 5 mo 24 da. Parents: Jerry A. BARTON, b. TX and Fannie MARTIN, b. TX. Burial: 31 Jul 1920; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BARTON, James Lilbern b. 20 Oct 1871, Buda, TX. d. 17 Nov 1948, Bernalillo, Sandoval, NM; 77 yr 28 da; moved to NM in 1907 and homesteaded in Seneca, NM; moved to Bernalillo, NM in 1937; 7 children; 1 d. in infancy. Wife: Arma Lee MARTIN md. 20 Oct 1895. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Martin Lilbern, Marvin L. and Jerry E., all of Clayton, NM; 3 daughters: Mrs. R.C. LABENSKI, Dallas, TX; Mrs. Carroll SHANKS, Roswell, NM and Mrs. Archie STEPP, Flagstaff, AZ; brother, J.A. BARTON, Seneca, NM; sister, Mrs. W.A. LAUGHLIN, Tucson, AZ. Burial: 20 Nov 1948; Winchester 4:249; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 24 Nov 1948, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Jerry E. b. 31 Jan 1907, Buda, TX. d. 17 Apr 1973; 66 yr. Parents: James Lilbern BARTON and Arma Lee MARTIN. Burial: 20 Apr 1973; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Book.

BARTON, Margaret A. b. 3 Apr 1903, Toledo, OH. d. 26 Sep 1974, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 71 yr 5 mo 27 da. Husband: Marvin L. BARTON; he is deceased md. 31 Dec 1919. Burial:; informant: Pete and Bob BARTON; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Book.

BARTON, Margaret Elizabeth b. 9 Oct 1926, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 3 Dec 1926, Clayton, Union, NM; 1 mo 20 da. Parents: A.C. BARTON, b. TX and Margarite FAUS, b. IA. Burial: 3 Dec 1926; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:167; d. cert.; The Clayton News, 9 Dec 1926, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Marguerite FAUS b. 19 Jan 1901, LeMars, IA. d. 18 May 1974, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO; 73 yr. Husband: Arthur C. BARTON; he is deceased md. 6 Jul 1919, Union Co., NM. Parents: Lundy Boyd and Elizabeth FAUS. Preceded in death by husband and 2 children. Survived by son, Charles L., NB; daughter, Lucille B. CICCOLELLA, Colorado Springs, CO; 5 sisters: Dorothy PEtrOW and Coralie HOUSE, Clayton, NM; Euphrasia FAUS, KS; Beverly SORENSON and Faustina MOEN, CA. Burial: inscription; Union County Leader, 29 May 1974, Clayton, NM; Kilburn Book.

BARTON, Martin Lilburn b. 21 Jul 1897, Buda, TX. d. 14 Apr 1968, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 70 yr; resided in state of NM for 61 yr. Wife: Opal O. PRICE md. 12 Jun 1921, Union Co., NM. Parents: James L. BARTON and Arma Lee MARTIN. Survived by wife; mother; sister, Mrs. R.C. LABENSKI, Garland, TX; 2 brothers: Marvin and Jerry, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 17 Apr 1968, Clayton, NM;Winchester 7:173.

BARTON, Marvin Arthur b. 28 Nov 1952, Dumas, TX. d. 30 Nov 1952, Memorial Hospital,Dumas, TX; 2 da, premature. Parents: James BARTON and Georgia REED. Burial: 1 Dec 1952; informant: Marvin BARTON, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:76.

BARTON, Marvin Leon b. 23 Nov 1901, Kyle, TX. d. 8 Jun 1970, in hospital, Amarillo, TX; 68 yr; resident of Clayton, NM for 22 yr; before that, lived in Seneca, NM for 40 yr. Wife: Margaret HASANEY md. 31 Dec 1919, Clayton, Union, NM. Survived by wife; mother, Mrs. Alma BARTON, Dallas, TX; 2 sons: Bob, Phoenix, AZ and Pete, Amarillo, TX; sister, Mary LABENSKI, Dallas, TX; brother, Jerry, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 10 Jun 1970, Clayton, NM.

BARTON, Opal O. PRICE b. 1 Sep 1897, AR. d. 3 Jun 1975, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 77 yr; came to Clayton, NM in the 1900s; was principal and teacher at Sofia, NM. Husband: Martin L. BARTON; he d. 1968 md. 10 Jun 1921, Clayton, NM. Father: John PRICE. Survived by cousin, D.R. VAN BUSKIRK, CO. Burial: 6 Jun 1975; informant: Mary LAMBENSKI, Dallas, TX; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 11 Jun 1975, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BATES, Benjamin Putnam b. 7 Feb 1902, Ada, OK. d. 20 Oct 1980, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr 8 mo 13 da; came to Clayton, NM in 1913. Wife: Osa L. BARTLETT; md. 6 Jan 1923, Dalhart, TX; she d. 25 Mar 1976. Parents: William J. BATES and Maggie THOMAS. Preceded in death by wife; daughter, Wanda Pauline HENRY, in 1968. Survived by daughter, Ellen Louise GOVE, Clayton, NM; son, Marvin BATES, Eureka, MT; sister, Bertha CURFMAN, Sunnyside, WA; 4 brothers: Lonnie, Mabton, WA; Ernest, Edinburg, IL; Oren, Clayton, NM and Ervin, Wichita, KS. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 22 Oct 1980, Clayton, NM.

BATES, Elizabeth Alice JOHNSON b. 6 May 1879, Scotch Ridge, OH. d. 7 Jul 1966, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 87 yr 2 mo 1 da; came to Plainview, TX in 1907; came to Hayden, Union Co., NM in 1928, moved to Clayton, NM in 1942. Husband: William Arthur BATES of Scotch Ridge, OH; he d. 22 May 1944 md. 26 Jul 1899. Father: Frank JOHNSON. Survived by 2 nephews: Chaucey PHILLIPS, Luckey, OH and Earl PHILLIPS, Bowling Green, OH; 3 nieces: Mrs. Lester EMMITT, Wayne, OH; Mrs. Lloyd McCRARY, Luckey, OH and Mrs. Nina HICKS, Mendocino, CA. Burial: 10 Jul 1966; Winchester 7:109; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 13 Jul 1966, Clayton, NM.

BATES, Laura A. MARSHALL b. 1 Jul 1925, Russellville, AR. d. 2 Mar 1988, Dallam Co., TX; US Hwy 87 NW of Dalhart; 62 yr 8 mo 1 da. Husband: Thomas F. BATES; he d. 3 Apr 1963. Parents: John J. MARSHALL and Elizabeth Mary GOTECHIER. Survived by daughter, Tommie Ann BATES, Clayton, NM; son, David W. BATES, Albuquerque, NM; 3 brothers: John, Shreveport, LA; Larry, New Orleans, LA and George, Spring, TX. Burial: 5 Mar 1988; Schooler-Hass; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 9 Mar 1988, Clayton, NM.

BATES, Osa Leamon BARTLETT b. 2 Dec 1904, Grapevine, TX. d. 25 Mar 1976, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 71 yr 3 mo 23 da. Husband: Ben P. BATES; md. 6 Jan 1923, Dalhart, TX. Parents: Edward B. BARTLETT and Henryetta HOTT. Preceded in death by daughter, Wanda Pauline HENRY in 1968; sister, Lela HOBBS in 1972; brother, Elbert BARTLETT in 1918. Survived by husband; daughter, Ellen Louise GOVE, Clayton, NM; son, Marvin BATES, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; brother, David BARTLETT, Silver Springs, NV; 3 sisters: Dolly BATES, Mabton, WA; Alta JONES, Grandview, WA and Alice WAITE, Pueblo, CO. Burial: 29 Mar 1976; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass Union County Leader, 31 Mar 1976, Clayton, NM.

BATES, Thomas Fuller b. 28 Dec 1924, Shreveport, LA. d. 4 Apr 1963, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; veteran; resident of Clayton, NM for 10 yr. Survived by wife, Laura; son, David; daughter, Tommie Ann; father, Thomas F., Sr.; step-mother, Oleta BATES; brother, Ernest BATES; half-brother, Jerry BATES; half-sister, Patricia, all of Fort Worth, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 10 Apr 1963, Clayton, NM.

BATES, William Arthur b. 18 Sep 1876, Scotch Ridge, OH. d. 22 May 1944, Clayton, Union, NM; 67 yr 8 mo 4 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 16 y; moved to Plainview, TX in 1907; moved to Hayden, NM in 1928 and to Clayton, NM in 1942. Wife: Elizabeth Alice JOHNSON of Scotch Ridge, OH md 26 Jul 1899; 65 yr. Parents: Robert BATES, b. England and Rebecca BATES, b. England. Burial: 25 May 1944; Kilburn Small Book 7; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 31 May 1944, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 1 Jun 1944, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BAUER, Mother Daughter: Mrs. George BAUER. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 15 Aug 1929, Clayton, NM.

BAUM, F.M. b. NY. d. 7 Jan 1914, Clayton, Union, NM; 67 yr. Burial: informant: Dr. W.A. BRISTOL, City Health Officer; d. cert.

BAXTER, Fred E. b. 23 Aug 1865, Salina, KS. d. 31 Mar 1924, Clayton, Union, NM; 58 yr 7 mo 6 da. Wife: Rose M. CALLA md. 26 Mar 1903. Parents: Fred E. BAXTER and Miss FISHER. Survived by wife and 4 children: 3 daughters, 1 son, all living in Clayton, NM. Burial: 1 Apr 1924; informant: Mrs. C.F. HARWELL, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 3; The Clayton News, and The Clayton Citizen, 4 Apr 1924, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BAZALDUA, Juanita Faustina LOVATO b. 15 Feb 1914, Bueyeros, Union, now Harding, NM; second child. d. 29 Apr 1965, Union Co., NM; U.S. Hwy 87, 1/2 mi. NW of NM-TX line automobile accident. Husband 1): Joe DOMINGUEZ he d. 1943; md. 12 Sep 1933, Union Co., NM 1 daughter: Patsy. Husband 2): Victor BAZALDUA md. 1946. Parents: Marcos and Aurelia LOVATO. Survived by daughter, Patsy MARTINEZ; parents; 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Burial: 3 May 1965; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 May 1965, Clayton, NM.

BEAN, Earney Luther b. 9 Dec 1894, Clinton, MO. d. 4 Jun 1942, Union Co., NM; 6 mi. SW of Clayton; 45 yr 5 mo 25 da; killed by lightning; lived in Union Co., NM 34 years. Wife: Maude BENNETT; now 37 yr md. 3 Sep 1930, Union Co., NM. Parents: S.G.S. BEAN, b. IA and Minnie SPITZER, b. Germany. Survived by wife; 2 sons: Donald, 14 yr and Leo, 10 yr; half-brother, CA. Burial: 6 Jun 1942; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 10 Jun 1942; Union County Leader, 11 Jun 1942, Clayton, NM.

BEAN, Joseph F. b. 14 Jan 1860. d. 25 Nov 1909; died in an accident. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, 3 Dec 1909, Clayton, NM.

BEAN, Sarah Maudie BENNETT b. 25 Mar 1905, Enid, OK. d. 7 Feb 1960, Clayton, Union, NM; 54 yr 10 mo 13 da; came to NM with her parents in 1918. Husband: Earney Luther BEAN; he d. Jun 1942 md. 3 Sep 1930. Parents: John B. BENNETT and Peggy HAMILTON. Survived by 2 sons: Don Calvin and Earney Lee, both of Sedan, NM; 7 sisters: Mrs. Gertrude MILLER, Rawlins, WY; Mrs. Annie ROAD, Carlsbad, NM; Mrs. Nannie BLASDEL, Rodgers, AR; Mrs. Linda TURNER, Wellington, TX; Mrs. Samantha WILLIAMS, Fort Worth, TX; Mrs. Bessie BENNETT, Landers, WY and Mrs. Mary HUGHES, Little Rock, CA; 2 brothers: William BENNETT, Rodgers, AR; John BENNETT, Rawlins, WY. Burial: 11 Feb 1960; Union County Leader, 9 Mar 1960, Clayton, NM.

BEARDEN, B.O. b. 1856, Springfield, MO. d. 6 Mar 1933, Dalhart, TX; 76 yr; came to New Mexico in 1917. Wife: Elizabeth McGOWAN; md. 1881; she d. 16 May 1930, Clayton, Union, NM. Survived by son, A.V., Dalhart, TX and daughter, Mrs. C.E. EGGLESTON, Longmont, CO. Burial: 7 Mar 1933; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 8 Mar 1933; Union County Leader, 16 Mar 1933, Clayton, NM.

BEARDEN, Elizabeth McGOWAN b. 25 Feb 1859, Texas Co., MO. d. 16 May 1930, Clayton, Union, NM; 71 yr 2 mo 20 da; lived in Union County, NM for 14 yr. Husband: B.O. BEARDEN; md. 1881 in Ozark Co., MO. Parents: William McGOWAN and Lucy PHILPOT, b. TN. Survived by husband; daughter, Mrs. Bertha EGGLESTON, Longmont, CO and son, A.V. BEARDEN, Dalhart, TX. Burial: 18 May 1930; informant: husband; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:71; The Clayton News, 29 May 1930; Union County Leader, 20 May 1930, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BEASLEY, Charles Franklin b. 3 May 1895, Fulbright, TX. d. 15 Sep 1961, Clayton, Union, NM. Wife: Lena Mae. Parents: R.F. and Virginia Belle BEASLEY. Survived by wife; son, Lenley S. (Betty Lou); 3 sisters: Mrs. Albert COFFEE and Mrs. Virginia SEARS, Fort Worth, TX; Mrs. Fannie McGOWN, Seadrift, TX; brother, Wallace D., College Station, TX. Burial: 17 Sep 1961; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:149; Union County Leader, 4 Oct 1961, Clayton, NM.

BEASLEY, John Wesley b. 28 Apr 1906. d. 14 Jun 1972. Veteran: WW II; NM Pvt U.S. Army. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BEASLEY, John William b. 8 Jun 1860, Morgantown, OH. d. 21 May 1939, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr 11 mo 13 da; he and his brother, James, staked claims in the Cherokee Strip, OK Terrtory when it opened; came to Clayton, NM in 1930; his father was a Civil War veteran; when he returned from the service they moved to St. Joseph, MO. Wife: Rose M. LOUGH of Sutton, WV md. 20 Oct 1897; 12 children. Parents: Sargeant BEASLEY, b. Morgantown, OH and Alemeda COY, b. Morgantown, OH. Preceded in death by the youngest child, Allen, d. at 6 mo. Survived by wife; children: Mrs. Viola PETERSON, Grand Junction, CO; Mrs. Violet MILLER, Hugoton, KS; Mrs. Della LAHEY, Ulysses, KS; Mrs. Tina IMEL, Grand Junction, CO; Mrs. Nina SLEMP, Moscow, KS; Mrs. Leona CORNELIUS, Miles, TX; Mrs. Iva MILLER, Isabel, KS; Mrs. Myrtle SEVERS, Flint, MI; John, Holt and Myron BEASLEY, Clayton, NM; sister, Mary L. MEADOWS, Oklahoma City, OK and brother, James, Hooker, OK. Burial: 23 May 1939; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:239; Union County Leader, 25 May 1939, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, 24 May 1939, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BEASLEY, Lena Mae b. 7 Mar 1902, Sherman, TX. d. 5 Mar 1979, Webster, TX; 76 yr 11 mo 28 da. Husband: C. Frank BEASLEY, d. 15 Sep 1961; long-time resident of Clayton, NM; retired telephone operator for Mountain Bell. Survived by son, Lenley BEASLEY, Webster, TX; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial: 8 Mar 1979; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass Union County Leader, 7 Mar 1979, Clayton, NM.

BEASLEY, Rose M. LOUGH b. 15 Dec 1874. d. 28 Sep 1967. Husband: John William BEASLEY; md. 20 Oct 1897. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BEATTY, Allie Mae BOWEN b. 1884. d. 2 Mar 1976 nursing home, Dalhart, TX; 91 yr; long time resident of Clayton, NM; moved to Texline, TX when her husband died. Husband: Fred H. BEATTY. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Pauline ABNEY, Texline, TX and son, Ulmer BEATTY, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 3 Mar 1976, Clayton, NM.

BEATTY, Fred Hollis b. 15 Jun 1881, Kaufman, TX. d. 2 May 1947, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 65 yr 10 mo 17 da; came to Clayton, NM in 1913. Wife: Alice May BOWEN, 62 yr; md. 12 Jun 1907; 3 children, 1 d. in infancy. Parents: Oliver P. BEATTY, b. Mexico, MO and Ann McKENNY, b. TX. Survived by wife; daughter, Pauline (Mrs. Temple ABNEY) Texline, TX; son, Ulmer, Amarillo, TX; 2 sisters: Mrs. Kathryn ROGLIN, Clayton, NM and Mrs. G.B. SMITH, Marlow, OK. Burial: 4 May 1947; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:194; The Clayton News, 7 May 1947, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 8 May, 1947, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BEATTY, Olive Pauline b. 18 Apr 1883, TX. d. 14 Feb 1927, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 43 yr 10 mo 27 da; single. Parents: O.P. BEATTY, b. MO and Ann McKINNEY, b. TX. Survived by: mother and sister, Mrs. G.B. SMITH, both of Alvord, TX; sister, Mrs. R.L. ROGLIN, Ottawa, KS and brother, Fred, Clayton, NM. Burial: 15 Feb 1927; informant: Fred BEATTY, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:177; The Clayton News, 17 Feb 1927, Clayton, NM; 11 Jun 1928: final account of estate; notice to Mrs. O.P. BEATTY, Alvord, TX and Fred H. BEATTY, adm. The Clayton News, 19 Apr 1928, Clayton, NM. d. cert.

BEAUCHAMP, Artie Leon b. 15 Sep 1925, Stratford, TX. d. 3 Aug 1977, Clayton, Union, NM; Clayton Airpark swimming pool; 51 yr 10 mo 18 da. Wife: Celia ARMIJO. Parents: Henry BEAUCHAMP and Alvenia CLARK. Preceded in death by sister, Della ADKINS, in 1973; parents, father in 1963 and mother in 1970. Survived by wife; 2 sons: Artie BEAUCHAMP, Jr., Clayton, NM and Tommy ARCHULETA, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 4 sisters: Rebecca LAVAKE, Stratford, TX; Winnie BURGESS, Stratford, TX; Utahonna THOMPSON, Iowa Park, TX and Erma Lee DRENNEN, Goodland, KS; 3 brothers: Charles, Santa Rosa, CA; Richard, Pueblo, CO and Harlan, Blair, OK. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 10 Aug 1977, Clayton, NM.

BEAUCHAMP, Artie Leon, Jr. b. 5 Feb 1964, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 10 Sep 1977, Union County, Union, NM; Clayton Lake State Park; 13 yr 7 mo 5 da. Parents: Artie Leon BEAUCHAMP and Celia ARMIJO. Survived by mother, Clayton, Union, NM and brother, Tom ARCHULETA, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; several aunts and uncles. Burial: 12 Sep 1977; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 14 Sep 1977, Clayton, NM.

BEAUCHAMP, Celia ARMIJO b. 10 Apr 1926, Pasamonte, Union, NM. d. 8 Dec 1978, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 52 yr 7 mo 28 da. Husband: Artie Leon BEAUCHAMP, d. 3 Aug 1977. Parents: Rafael ARMIJO and Viviana ARELLANO. Preceded in death by husband; son, Artie Leon, Jr., 10 Sep 1977. Survived by 4 brothers: Max ARMIJO, Hayward, CA; Bert ARMIJO, Albuquerque, NM; Lloyd ARMIJO and Charlie ARMIJO, both of Denver, CO; 5 sisters: Julia BROWN, Pattie SOLOMON and Lola GONZALES, all of Denver, CO; Irene MARTIN, Raton, NM and Lucy McGRATH, Los Angeles, CA; son, Thomas ARCHULETA, Albuquerque, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 13 Dec 1978, Clayton, NM.

BEBB, Andrew William b. 15 Dec 1919, Thomas, Union, NM. d. 24 Jun 1986, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 66 yr 6 mo 9 da; never married. Parents: Roy Clayton BEBB and Winifred GALVIN. Preceded in death by a brother who d. in infancy; sister, Charlotte, 1951. Survived by 2 brothers: Wallace, Clayton, NM and Jack, Fritch, TX; sister, Blanche FOLSOM, Carmel Valley, CA. Burial: Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 2 Jul 1986, Clayton, NM.

BEBB, Wallace E. b. 1 May 1916 d. 29 Mar 1992. Burial: 1 Apr 1992.

BECHTEL, Baby d. 1907. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BECK, Kenneth Edwin b. 22 Jun 1932, Emporia, KS. d. 22 May 1969; 36 yr 11 mo; attorney. Wife: Mary Alice DEPUTY; md. 28 Jan 1958, Emporia, KS. Survived by wife; 3 children: Robert Orlando, 9 yr; Gladys Gertrude, 8 yr, and Mary Kathryn, 5 yr; mother, Emporia, KS; 2 sisters: Mrs. Stewart RANKIN, White Bear Lake, MN and Mrs. Wallace LARSON, Garden City, KS. Burial: cemetery inscription; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; Union County Leader, 28 May 1969, Clayton, NM.

BECKER, Amanda STEEN b. 11 Apr 1866, Missouri Valley, IA. d. 14 Nov 1957, Clayton, Union, NM; 91 yr 7 mo 3 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1908. Husband: John A. BECKER; md. 5 Mar 1888; he d. 19 Sep 1949; had 2 sons; Lloyd d. at age 8 yr. Father: John STEEN. Survived by son, Verne C. BECKER, Moline, IL; 2 brothers: John and Rene STEEN. Burial: 17 Nov 1957; informant: Verne BECKER, Moline, IL; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Nov 1957, Clayton, NM; Winchester 6:30.

BECKER, John A. b. 24 Jul 1860, Gettysburg, PA. d. 18 Sep 1949, Clayton, Union, NM; 89 yr 1 mo 25 da; homesteaded 15 mi. N of Clayton, NM; resident of Union Co., NM for 41 yr. Wife: Amanda STEEN; md. 5 Mar 1888; had 2 sons; Lloyd, d. as small boy. Parents: Thornesian A. BECKER and Margaret McGRAW. Survived by wife; son, Vern, Moline, IL. Burial: 20 Sep 1949; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:284; The Clayton News, 21 and 28 Sep 1949; Union County Leader, 28 Sep 1949, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BECKMAN, Jason Mark b. 20 Nov 1978, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 20 Nov 1978, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 5 hr 35 min. Parents: Joe Lesley BECKMAN and Sandra BRYANT. Survived by parents and grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Duane BRYANT, Clayton, NM and Mr. and Mrs. Louis BECKMAN, Texline, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass.

BECKMAN, Mary Johanna HARTMAN b. 8 Nov 1901, Howells, NB. d. 2 Dec 1985, Gonzales, TX; 84 yr 0 mo 24 da. Husband: Walter Theodore BECKMAN, d. 14 Dec 1979. Survived by 2 sons: Walter Joseph, Sedan, NM and Louis Charles, Clayton, NM; 3 daughters: Mrs. Veronica STANLEY, Guffy, CO; Mrs. Viola MASSIE, Gonzales, TX and Mrs. Mary DECK, Comfort, TX; sister, Elizabeth BECKMAN, Tularosa, NM. Burial: 6 Dec 1985; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 4 Dec 1985, Clayton, NM.

BECKMAN, Viola Mae REED b. 1926, Union Co., NM. d. 16 Aug 1969, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 42 yr; cancer. Husband: Walter J. BECKMAN; md. 7 Jan 1967, Union Co., NM. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Harry REED. Survived by husband; 2 sons: Michael B. EARLE and Hugh BRENNAN, of the home; daughter, Charlene BRENNAN; parents, 4 sisters: Ione VIGIL, Tina GOUKER, Virgie CARNEY and Nellie WILL. Burial: 18 Aug 1969; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; Union County Leader, 20 Aug 1969, Clayton, NM.

BECKMAN, Walter J. b. Canyon, Randall Co., TX. d. 6 Feb 2001; lived in Hereford, TX; farmed in Deaf Smith and Hartley counties, 1965 moved to Sedan, Union Co., NM and farmed. Veteran: World War II; served as radio technician for Army Air Corps. Wife 1): Viola Mae REED; md. 1956; she d. 1969. Wife 2): Virgie CARNEY; md. 1975; she d. 2000. Survived by: a brother, Louis BECKMAN of Clayton; three sisters, Veronica STANLEY of Canon City, CO, Viola MASSIE of Gonzales, TX, and Mary VOSS of Comfort, TX; three stepchildren, Joe CARNEY of Logan, Rhett CARNEY of Yucca Valley, CA, and Bonnie McCONNELL of Hermiston, OR. Burial: 9 Feb 2001; Amarillo Daily News, 9 Feb 2001.

BECKMAN, Walter Theodore b. 6 Mar 1903, Elgin, IL. d. 14 Dec 1979, Clayton, Union, NM, at home; 76 yr 9 mo 8 da. Wife: Mary Johanna HARTMAN; md. 12 Sep 1922 at Umbarger, TX. Parents: Joseph BECKMAN and Sophia EICHORST. Moved from IL to TX when 6 yr; resided in Umbarger, TX area until 1939; moved with wife and 5 children to Hereford, TX where they lived until 1964 when they moved to Union County, NM. Survived by wife; 2 sons: Walter Joseph, Sedan, NM and Louis Charles, Texline, TX; 3 daughters: Mrs. Veronica STANLEY, Aquasco, MD; Mrs. Viola MASSIE, Gonzales, TX and Mrs. Mary DECK, McAllen, TX; 2 brothers: Charles BECKMAN, Umbarger, TX and Henry BECKMAN, Montague, TX; sister, Mrs. Jim BOYD, Canyon, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 12 Dec 1979, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, Bernard F. b. Ott, Union County, N.M. d. 14 Jul 2000; 87; also lived in Nevada, CA and CO from 1939 until he retired; moved to Clayton in 1979. Wife: Krystella A. HUGHES; md. 1931 Des Moines, N.M; she died 1994. Preceded in death by wife; a son, Brainerd Hughes BECKNER 1971. Survivors include a son, Dr. James B. BECKNER of Glendora, CA.; a sister, Rosamai MITCHELL of Boise City, OK; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial: Hass Funeral Directors; Amarillo Globe-Times, July 18, 2000.

BECKNER, Benjamin Harold b. 13 Sep 1913, Otto, Union, NM; 10 mi. W of Clayton. d. 4 Mar 1991, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 77 yr; life-long resident of Union Co., NM. Wife: Mary Vashti LAWRENCE; md. 26 Dec 1937, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: George W. BECKNER and Jessie Lee HARRISON. Preceded in death by daughter, Bennye, who d. in infancy; a sister and 3 brothers. Survived by wife; 2 daughters: D'Lila Evelyn MORRISON, Westminister, CA; and Kaye Rosamond FREEMAN, Miami, FL; sister, Annie BECKNER, Clayton, NM; 4 brothers: Cecil D., Clayton, NM; George, Amarillo, TX; Kenneth and Arthur, Downey, CA. Burial: 6 Mar 1991; Union County Leader, 6 Mar 1991, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, Charles Barron b. 18 Jan 1846, Lafayette, TN. d. 1 Jun 1946, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 100 yr 4 mo 14 da; lived in Union County, NM for 39 yr. Veteran: Civil War. Wife: Polly Ann HALEY; md. 1867; she d. 35 yr ago. Survived by children: J.F., George, Mrs. Hess McCOOK, all of Clayton, NM; C.W., Carthage, TX; Mrs. J.A. TURNER, Plano, TX and L.A., Albuquerque, NM. Burial: 4 Jun 1946; informant: George BECKNER; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:163; Union County Leader, 6 Jun 1946; The Clayton News, 5 Jun 1946, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BECKNER, Elmer Hess b. 17 Oct 1903, near Carthage, Panola, TX. d. 15 Mar 1987, St. Anthony's Hospice, Amarillo, TX; 83 yr 4 mo 28 da; came to Union Co., NM with his parents in 1908. Wife: Ursula BROWN; md. 16 Aug 1925. Parents: Joseph Franklin BECKNER and Laura Elizabeth McCOOK. Survived by wife; 4 sons: Ferol, Clayton, NM; Gary, Monahans, TX; Evert, Albuquerque, NM and Weldon, Lubbock, TX; daughter, Helen KILBURN, Amarillo, TX; sister, Rosemai MITCHELL, Clayton, NM; 2 brothers: Gilbert and B.F., both of Clayton, NM; half-brother, Emil BECKNER, Marshall, TX. Burial: 18 Mar 1987, Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 18 Mar 1987, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, George Washington b. 10 Jul 1879, Macon Co., TN. d. 12 Feb 1971, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 91 yr 7 mo 2 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1904. Wife 1): Jessie Lee HARRISON, Richardson, TX; md. 27 Nov 1902; she d. 1953; 11 children. Wife 2): Jessie Mae McDANIELS; md. 30 Jan 1956, Clayton, Union, NM. Preceded in death by first wife and 4 children. Survived by wife; 2 daughters: Mrs. Etta Mae SCHOONOVER, Yorba Linda, CA; and Annie BECKNER, Long Beach, CA; 5 sons: Ben and Cecil, Clayton, NM; Kenneth and Arthur, Downey, CA; and George, Amarillo, TX; brother, Luther, Clayton, NM. Burial: 14 Feb 1971; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 17 Feb 1971, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, Jessie Lee HARRISON b. 26 Feb 1886, Aberdeen, MS. 26 Feb 1885 d. 13 Jun 1953, Clayton, Union, NM; 68 yr; lived in Union County, NM for 19 yr; in New Mexico for 47 yr; homesteaded in Otto, Union, NM, in 1906. Husband: George W. BECKNER; md. 1902; had 11 children. Parents: B.F. HARRISON and Miss BRANNON. Survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Etta May SCHOONOVER, Yerba Linda, CA and Mrs. Annie BECKNER, Hawthorne, CA; 5 sons: Ben and Cecil, Clayton, NM; Kenneth and Arthur, Downey, CA; George, Yerba Linda, CA; 3 brothers: Ben F., Corpus Christi, TX; Bill, Tucson, AZ and Louis, Yuma, AZ. Burial: 15 Jun 1953; informant: Ben BECKNER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:98; The Clayton News, and Union County Leader, 17 Jun 1953, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BECKNER, Joseph Franklin b. 8 Jul 1877, TN. d. 16 Mar 1963, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 85 yr. Wife: Lucy Ann POSS. Parents: Charles Barron BECKNER and Polly Ann HALEY. Survived by wife; 3 sons: E.H., Clayton, NM; Gilbert, Whittier, CA and B.F., San Gabriel, CA; 2 daughters: Mrs. John OLIVER, Clayton, NM and Mrs. Stanley MITCHELL, Whittier, CA. Burial: 19 Mar 1963; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:192; Union County Leader, 20 Mar 1963, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, Lucy Ann POSS b. 11 Oct 1888, GA. d. 3 Jan 1977, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 88 yr 2 mo 22 da. Husband: Joseph Franklin BECKNER; md. at Carthage, TX, 30 Dec 1919; he d. 16 Mar 1963, age 85 yr. Parents: Will Edward POSS and Eliza WELLMAKER. Survived by son, Emil E. BECKNER, Marshall, TX; 5 step-children: Maggie OLIVER, Clayton, NM; Hess BECKNER, Amarillo, TX; Rosamai MITCHELL, Los Angeles, CA; Gilbert BECKNER and B.F. BECKNER, Ft. Collins, CO. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 5 Jan 1977, Clayton, NM.

BECKNER, Mary Vashi LAWRENCE b. Holdenville, OK. d. 7 Dec 1998; 84 yrs;onday, Dec. 7, 1998; moved to Union County in 1918, living in the Otto community; 1932 graduate of Clayton High School; received her bachelor's degree in education from Highlands University 1958; taught rural schools in Union County seven years; taught in Clayton Public School system 331/2 years; majority of career was teaching third grade; retired 1978; member of Retired Teachers Association, served as president for two years. Husband: Benjamin Harold BECKNER; md. 1937. Preceded in death by her husband in 1991 and by an infant daughter, Bennye. Survived by: two daughters, D'Lila Evelyn MORRISON of Westminster, CA, and Kaye Rosamond FREEMAN of Clayton; a sister, Lois LAMB of Dalhart, TX; a brother, Lloyd LAWRENCE of North Richland Hills; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial: Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton; Amarillo Daily News, 8 Dec 1998.

BECKNER, Ursla b. Hutchinson Co., TX d. 13 Mar 1997; 90 yrs; moved to Union County in 1922; was the salutatorian of Clayton High School class of 1924 was a stenographer for attorney H.B. Woodward until 1933; she and her husband lived in Clayton until 1972, when they moved to Amarillo; after her husband d., moved back to Clayton in 1992. Husband: E.H. BECKNER; md. 1925 at Clayton, Union Co., NM; he d. 1987. Survived by: four sons, Gary BECKNER of Georgetown, TX, Ferol BECKNER of Clayton, Everet BECKNER of Albuquerque and Weldon BECKNER of Waco, TX; a daughter, Helen KILBURN of Amarillo; 17 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Burial: Hass Funeral Directors; Amarillo Daily News, 15 Mar 1997.

BEGLEY, Homer D. b. 13 May 1926, TX. d. 31 May 1928, Clayton, Union, NM; 2 yr 18 da. Parents: Lawton D. BEGLEY, b. OK and Ola ROBERTSON, b. OK. Burial: 1 Jun 1928; Winchester 1:242; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 14 Jun 1928, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BEGLEY, Thomas Grant b. 14 Mar 1868, AR. d. 19 Jan 1930, near Felt, OK, Winchester and newspaper; 20 Jan 1930, gravestone; 61 yr 10 mo 5 da. Wife: Alice L. Father: John BEGLEY. Burial: 20 Jan 1930; informant: Lawton BEGLEY; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:45; Kilburn Small Book 4; The Clayton News, 23 Jan 1930, Clayton, NM.

BEHM, Abraham S. b. 21 Jan 1888, Sullivan, MO. d. 30 Jun 1963, Cherokee, OK; single; came to Union Co., NM in 1908. Parents: Simon BEHM and Miss WARD. Survived by 2 brothers: William, Des Moines, NM and Charles, Carmen, OK; niece, Agnes BEHM and nephew, George BEHM, Clayton, NM. Burial: 3 Jul 1963; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:199; Union County Leader, Wed., 10 Jul 1963, Clayton, NM.

BEHM, Agnes B. Burial: reserved; cemetery inscription.

BEHM, Mattie Berneice CUNNINGHAM b. 29 Apr 1893, Saybrook, IL. d. 19 Jun 1979, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 86 yr 1 mo 21 da; resident of Union Co., NM since 1908. Husband: William BEHM; md. 8 Jan 1919, Clayton, NM; he d. 14 Jun 1973. Parents: George T. CUNNINGHAM and Laura ELLSWORTH. Survived by daughter, Agnes BEHM, Clayton, NM; son, George (wife, Janie) BEHM, Amarillo, TX and sister, Lulu trAVIS, Ontario, CA. Burial: 21 Jun 1979; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Jun 1979, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BEHM, William b. 27 Oct 1881, Sullivan, MO. d. 14 Jun 1973, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 91 yr; resided in state of NM for 63 yr. Wife: Mattie CUNNINGHAM of Cuates, NM; md. 8 Jan 1919. Parents: Simon and Christina BEHM, father b. Sullivan, MO; he was the fourth oldest of 7 brothers and 1 sister and the last survivor of the family. Survived by wife; daughter, Agnes, Clayton, NM and son, George, Amarillo, TX. Burial: 16 Jun 1973; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 20 Jun 1973, Clayton, NM; Kilburn Book.

BELARDE, Baby Boy b. & d. 20 Jun 1930; 20 min. Parents: Lucas BELARDE, b. Clayton, Union, NM and Marie CRANE, b. NM. Burial: 21 Jun 1930; Winchester 2:78; d. cert.

BELEW, Allie R. PRACHAR b. 16 Feb 1895, Hebron, NB. d. 30 Oct 1986, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 91 yr 8 mo 14 da; divorced. Parents: Frank Joseph PRACHAR and Ellen Josephine DEMEREST. Preceded in death by son, Wilson, 1971, a brother and 3 sisters. Survived by daughter, Dorothy KIMBLE, Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Leonard BELEW, Clayton, NM and Maurice BELEW, Tucson, AZ; step-son, Houston BELEW, Clayton, NM and sister, Iva PRACHAR, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 Nov 1986, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BELEW, Houston. M., Jr. b. 1919. D. reserved. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BELEW, Ruth W. b. 1921. D. reserved. Burial: cemetery inscription

BELL, Alfred E. b. 9 Mar 1883, Rhome, Wise, TX. d. 17 Dec 1943, Clayton, Union, NM; 60 yr 9 mo 8 da; moved to NM in 1922 and lived in Union Co., 21 yr. Wife: Maggie Jane HUSTEAD, age 54 yr at time of husband's death; md. 9 Jul 1905, Rendon, TX; 13 children: Clyde C., Arthur Lee, Stella L. (md. Cleo M. SCAMAHORN), Alice S., Thelma (md. Woodrow GRIPE), Ada (md. Frank SHARP), Inez B., Ida Mae (md. Fred RICKEY), Floyd H., Cleatis A., Elsie I., Hazel Ruth, J.B. and daughters-in-law: Evelyn, Bonnie and Willie Bell. Parents: Seymour BELL, b. OH and Emma Sue TAYLOR, b. OH. Burial: 19 Dec 1943; Kilburn Small Book 7; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 22 Dec 1943, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 23 Dec 1943, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BELL, Maggie Jane HUSTEAD b. 15 Jun 1889; 1898, newspaper. d. 28 Oct 1956, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; third daughter. Husband: Alfred BELL. Parents: Christofer and Alice HUSTEAD. Preceded in death by husband; 2 daughters: Inez and Alice; sister, Inez; 2 brothers: Frank and Chester. Survived by 5 sons: Clyde, Amarillo, TX; Arthur, Palm Springs, CA; Floyd, Pueblo, CO; Cleatis, Tucumcari, NM; J.B., US Air Force; 6 daughters: Stella SCAMAHORN, Denver, CO; Thelma GRIPE, Naturta, CO; Ada SHARP, Clayton, NM; Ida Mae RIECKE, Folsom, NM; Elsie KOSTELICH, Seagroves, TX and Hazel NORVILLE, Danville, IL; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 31 Oct 1956, Clayton, NM.

BENGE, Louis A. b. 1879. d. 21 Apr 1911, Bruns Hotel, Clayton, Union, NM; resident of CA at time of death; Mr. COFFMAN of Thomas, NM is his brother-in-law. Burial: 22 Apr 1911; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 27 Apr 1912, Clayton, NM.

BENNETT, Baby Boy b. & d. 9 Dec 1932, Clayton, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: Samuel Arthur BENNETT, b. TX and Vivian SHAW, b. OK. Burial: 10 Dec 1932; informant: father; Winchester 2:215; d. cert.

BENNETT, Samuel Arthur b. 27 Dec 1904. d. 26 Sep 1941. Wife: Vivian SHAW; md. 6 Oct 1931. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 6.

BENTON, Charles Andrew b. 14 Jul 1906 d. 28 Apr 1934, Perico, TX; 27 yr 9 mo 14 da; pneumonia. Wife: Eula AYTES; md. 11 Apr 1929, Union Co., NM. Parents: David Edwin BENTON and Sadie MEANS. Burial: 30 Apr 1934; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2: 293.

BENTON, David Edwin b. 14 Jun 1872, Red River Co., TX. d. 8 Jul 1944, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 72 yr 24 da; lived in Union County, NM for 33 yr. Wife: Sadie W. MEANS; md. 1901; she d. 28 Apr 1927; had 6 children; 3 preceded him in death: Charley Andrew, d. 28 Apr 1934; twins d. in infancy. Parents: J.F. BENTON, b. MO and Nancy Anne SMOTHERS, b. TX. Survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Ethel Blanche KING, Cunningham, KS; Mrs. Edna Lillie FAIRCLOTH, Clayton, NM and Mrs. Birdelle Beatrice SMITH, Springer, NM; brother, John Tabor, Union City, OK; sister, Lillie McREYNOLDS, Sweetwater, TX. Burial: 10 Jul 1944; informant: Mrs. Roy FAIRCLOTH, Senaca, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:108; The Clayton News, 12 Jul 1944; Union County Leader, 13 Jul 1944, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BENTON, Gary b. & d. 1 May 1952, Clayton, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: Woodrow Wilson BENTON, age 32 yr, b. OK and Wilma Joyce BAKER, age 27 yr, b. Hunt Co., TX; have 4 living children. Burial: 2 May 1952; d. cert.

BENTON, Sadie Ware MEANS b. 21 Dec 1883, MO. d. 28 Apr 1927, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 43 yr 4 mo 7 da. Husband: David Edwin BENTON. Parents: A.J. MEANS, b. MO and Miss McMAHAN, b. MO. Burial: 30 Apr 1927; The Clayton News, 5 May 1927, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:189; d. cert.; card of thanks: "....wife and mother...." signed D.E. BENTON, Charley BENTON, Blanche BENTON, Edna BENTON, Della BENTON.

BERNARD, Baby Girl b. & d. 19 Mar 1930, Clayton Hotel, Clayton, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: Wesley BERNARD, b. TX and Cora Lee LAMBERT, b. AL. Burial: 19 Mar 1930; informant: Mrs. J.Q. LAMBERT, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BETZ, J.W. Pd. 20 Nov 1918. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 2.

BEYELER, Mary BOHL b. 29 Sep 1864, Germany. d. 13 Jan 1953, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 89 yr; lived in Clayton, Union Co., NM for 10 yr; came to U.S. at age 4 yr; family made their home in Kansas City, KS. Husband: Chris BEYELER; md. Kansas City, KS; husband d. 36 yrs ago; had 4 children: 3 daughters; 1 son; 2 daughters d. in infancy; her son d. in early manhood. Father: Charles BOHL. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Miles GJONOVICH, Clayton, NM and sister, Mrs. Lula GIBSON, Kansas City, KS. Burial: 14 Jan 1953; informant: Clara GJONOVICH, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 21 Jan 1953, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BIFFLE, Burgie BEAUCHAMP d. 21 Mar 1926, Amarillo, TX. Husband: Norban Tolliver BIFFLE; has daughter, Emily BIFFLE. Burial: The Clayton Citizen, 26 Mar 1926, Clayton, NM, Sofia item.

BIFFLE, Enoch Thomas b. 25 Dec 1895 d. 19 Feb 1967, VA Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 71 yr; heart attack; rancher at Sofia, NM for 53 yr. Veteran: WW I; TX F1, U.S. Army. Wife: Gladys C. STONEBRINK; md. 19 Aug 1933, Union Co., NM. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; 3 daughters: Cynthia Ann MAY, Steamboat Springs, CO; Betty Marie LEVESQUE, Oklahoma City, OK and Enid Grace FOSTER, Denver, CO; son, Nathan G. BIFFLE, Grenville, NM; 4 sisters: Mrs. Susie MALONE, Pampa, TX; Mrs. Willie ROBERTSON, Fresno, CA; Mrs. Nan Bea LARSEN, Albuquerque, NM and Mrs. Ellen ROOT, Colorado Springs, CO. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 22 Feb 1967, Clayton, NM.

BIFFLE, Hattie Charlotte b. 4 Mar 1912, Banus, KS. d. Reserved. Husband: Norban Tolliver BIFFLE, Jr. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BIFFLE, Margaret Anne SELLS b. 25 Oct 1943 d. 8 Dec 1967, Riverton, WY. Husband: Norban BIFFLE. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SELLS. Survived by husband, parents, 3 brothers: Kenneth III, John and Jimmy; sister, Mary SELLS; parents-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. N.T. BIFFLE. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 13 Dec 1967, Clayton, NM.

BIFFLE, Norban Tolliver b. 4 Mar 1879, Bosque Co., TX . d. 22 Aug 1958, near Amistad, Union Co., NM; 80 yr. Wife 1): Burgie BEAUCHAMP; md. 1899; she d. 1926. Had daughter, Mrs. Emily THOMAS, British Columbia, Canada, and son, Norban Tolliver, Jr., Grenville, NM. Wife 2): Mrs. Gladys (GIBBENS) BARNHART of Amistad, NM; md. 16 Nov 1936. Survived by wife, a daughter, son and 2 step-sons: Robert BARNHART and A.E. BARNHART. Burial: Union County Leader, 27 Aug 1958, Clayton, NM.

BIFFLE, Norban Tolliver, Jr. b. 8 Nov 1914, Gail, TX. d. 3 Feb 1986, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 71 yr 2 mo 25 da. Wife: Hattie Charlotte JOHNSON. Parents: Norban Tolliver BIFFLE and Burgie BEAUCHAMP. Preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Lynn, 1948, age 5 yr and a sister, Emily THOMAS, 7 Nov 1973. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; son, Norban Ray (wife, Dona), Riverton, WY. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 Feb 1986, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BIFFLE, Patricia Lynn b. 1 Jul 1942, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 23 Apr 1948, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 5 yr 9 mo 22 da. Parents: N.T. BIFFLE, b. Gail, TX and Hattie JOHNSON, b. Banus, KS. Survived by parents; brother, Norban Ray and grandfather, Norban T. BIFFLE, Sr. Burial: 25 Apr 1948; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, and The Clayton News, 28 Apr 1948, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BIGGS, Baby Girl b. 19 Jun 1933, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 20 Jun 1933, Clayton, Union, NM 12 hr. Parents: F.A. BIGGS, b. Lafayette, IN and Audrey EDWARDS, b. Mitchell, IN. Burial: 20 Jun 1933; informant: father; d. cert.

BIGGS, William Sherman b. 26 Feb 1866, IL. d. Jul 1927, Clayton, Union, NM; 60 yr 4 mo 4 da; moved to KS with parents at age 10; came to NM in 1920. Wife: Mrs. Elizabeth THOMAS; md. 18 Apr 1907, IN. Suvived by 2 brothers: Jesse and Elias BIGGS, and a sister, Mrs. Alva MILLER, all except wife of IN. Burial:1927; Kilburn Small Book 4; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 7 Jul 1927, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BILLINGS, George L. d. 22 Feb 1913, Clayton, Union, NM. Burial: assumed to be Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, NM; card of thanks….signed by Mrs. Mary L. BILLINGS, his mother of Boston, MA, and Alta O'DONNELL. The Clayton News, 1 Mar 1913, Clayton, NM.

BILLINGSLEY, Joseph Mack b. 31 Aug 1856, IL. d. 28 Aug 1920, Union Co., NM; 64 yr 1 da; married. Parents: James BILLINGSLEY, b. IA and Lizzie NOBLE, b. IA. Burial: 30 Aug 1920; informant: Mrs. J.M. BILLINGSLEY, Taylor Springs, NM; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BIRDWELL, Benton M. b. 22 Oct 1912 d. 1 Mar 1994. Burial: 8 Mar 1994.

BIRDWELL, O.W. b. Knoxville, TN. d. 29 Apr 1999; 83 yrs; graduated from Clayton High School in 1937; a longtime Clayton resident, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Clayton Golf Club. Wife: Mary ROBERTS; md. 1938, Clayton, Union Co., NM. Preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Lynn SMITH, in 1984. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Brownell KEETH of Clayton; a son, Bill BIRDWELL of Clayton; a brother, Ted BIRDWELL of St. George, Utah; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial: Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton; Amarillo Daily News, 1 May 1999.

BIVINS, Harlos Oscar b. & d. 27 Apr 1939, Clayton, Union, NM; stillborn. Parents: Jack BIVINS, b. Bradock, SD and Loretta TAYLOR, b. Dalhart, TX. Burial: 28 Apr 1939; informant: father; d. cert.

BIXEL, Metta EMTMAN b. 9 Oct 1870, Bluffton, OH. d. 12 Jun 1952, Clayton, Union, NM; 81 yr lived in Union Co., NM for 15 yr; left a widow with 3 children; came to Clayton to live with her daughter, Mrs. W.C.D. MILLHOFF. Husband: David BIXEL; deceased. Survived by 2 daughters: Ruth Anne (Mrs. W.C.D.) MILLHOFF and Mrs. Lucille KILMER; son, Ralph BIXEL, North Hollywood, CA; sister, Mrs. Anna PICKERING, North Hollywood, CA. Burial: 13 Jun 1952; informant: Ruth Anne MILLHOFF, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, and The Clayton News, 18 Jun 1952 Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BLACK, Artie M. MERCER B. 6 Feb 1889, Burleson, TX. d. 16 Jan 1968, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr 11 mo 21 da; came to Union County, NM in 1915; homesteaded in Lake Norman community; to Clayton in 1950. Husband: Daniel S. BLACK; md. 23 Oct 1910, Crowley, TX; he d. 1953. Parents: James Andrew MERCER and Flora Belle BRANSON. Survived by 3 sons: James D., Kansas City, MO; Jesse J. and J.C., Seattle, WA; 2 daughters: Mrs. Webb (Inez) SPROUSE, Yakima, WA and Mrs. Oren (Vivian) BATES, Clayton, NM; 2 sisters: Mrs. Lillie SMITH, Newark, TX; and Mrs. Edna SMITH, Haslet, TX; brother, Jesse W. MERCER, Carson, IA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 17 Jan 1968, Clayton, NM.

BLACK, Daniel Smith b. 20 Sep 1888, White Plains, AL. d. 24 Apr 1953, Clayton, Union, NM; 65 yr; lived in Union Co., NM for 39 yr. Wife: Artie Mae MERCER; md. At age 22 yr. had 7 children; 2 preceded him in death. Parents: Charles M. BLACK and Nannie WHITESIDE. Survived by wife; 2 daughters: Mrs. Inez SPROUSE, Lapine, OR and Mrs. Vivian BATES, Clayton, NM; 3 sons: Jimmy, Kansas City, MO; Jesse, Seattle, WA and J.E., US Army, Yakima, WA; 2 brothers and 7 sisters. Burial: 28 Apr 1953; informant: Vivian BATES, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 29 Apr 1953, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BLACK, Mr. Pd. 13 Sep 1919. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 2.

BLAINE, George H. b. 27 Nov 1867, MO. d.: 20 Nov 1923, Union Co., NM; 55 yr 11 mo 21 da; came to Clayton, NM 16 yr ago last Jan from Knox Co., MO; homesteaded 8 mi. SW of Clayton. Wife: Ida May BOWLING. Parents: William BLAINE and Miss TATE. Survived by wife; daughter, Georgia (Mrs. Bert) DAVIS; 3 sons: Julian, Stanley, and Denver. Burial: 24 Nov 1923; informant: D.W. BLAINE, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:38; The Clayton Citizen, & The Clayton News, 23 Nov 1923, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BLAINE, Ida May BOWLING b. 25 Jul 1874, Knox Co., MO. d. 7 Feb 1926, Amarillo, TX; 51 yr 6 mo 12 da; came to NM with her husband in 1908. Husband: George W. BLAINE; md. Nov 1896, Locust Hill, MO; he d. 1923 at home in Mansker section, Union Co., NM. Parents: William S. and Sarah C. BOWLING, both are deceased. Preceded in death by a brother, William R., and a sister, Mrs. H.C. REID. Survived by 5 children: Denver L., Seeleyville, IN; Mrs. Bert DAVIS and Dallas W., both of Amarillo, TX; Stanley B., Clayton, NM; Julian Henry, Amarillo, TX; 4 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. N.P. MOODY and Mrs. Charles M. HEAD, Center, CO; Mrs. F.M. HOLMAN, Hardland, MO; Miss Cora BOWLING and H.E., Edina, MO; P.C. Kirkville, MO and J.A., Mt. Dora, NM. Burial: Winchester 1:126; cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, 12 Feb 1926, Clayton, NM.

BLAKE, Alice PORTER b. 18 Jul 1893, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 22 Mar 1972, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr; graduated from Clayton High School, 1910; her father came to the Dorsey Ranch from the Dakota Territory; her mother was the first postmaster of Grenville, NM; brother, Fred, disappeared in Amarillo, TX following the funeral of her husband in 1931; sister, Mary, d. 1946; brother, John, d. in the Army, at age 23 yr. Husband: Oscar Glen BLAKE; md. 26 Feb 1912; he d. 1931. Parents: Jack PORTER and Elisa COIGNY. Survived by son, Oscar, Roswell, NM and daughter, Mrs. Edd MONSE, Security, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 22 Mar 1972, Clayton, NM.

BLAKE, Oscar b. 1913. d. 1976 . Veteran: WW II; S.Sgt U.S. Army. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BLAKE, Oscar Glen b. 2 May 1888, Garden City, KS, d. cert. And Winchester; 5 May 1888, gravestone. d. 31 Jul 1931, Clayton, Union, NM; d. in powder blast during construction of Clayton municipal sewer line; 43 yr 2 mo 29 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 21 yr. Wife: Alice PORTER; md. 26 Feb 1912, Union Co., NM. Parents: Charles K. BLAKE, b. IN and Lucena TONY, b. IN. Survived by wife; 2 children: Lucille, 15 and Oscar, 13; 3 sisters: Mrs. Gertie BOGGS, Mrs. R.H. CARSON; Mrs. J.F. MURRAY; 2 brothers: A.L. and Charlie; The Clayton News, 5 Aug 1931, Clayton, NM. Burial: 3 Aug 1931; informant: Mrs. E.C. PORTER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:144; d. cert.

BLAKE, William Henry b. 2 Apr 1869, Birmingham, AL. d. 9 Sep 1931, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM, d. cert. and newspaper; 10 Sep 1931, gravestone; 62 yr 4 mo 7 da; at age 14, moved to near Tyler, TX with his parents; came to NM in 1914. Wife: Harriet Elizabeth NICHOLSON; md. Tyler, TX. Had 2 daughters and 2 sons: first son, John Harris, d. age 6 mo in TX. second son: Bill Allen, was born in Union Co., NM. Parents: John BLAKE, b. AL and Mary CONALLY, b. AL. Preceded in death by parents and 2 brothers. Survived by wife; 2 daughters: Mrs. W.R. CHAMBERS, at home with mother and Mrs. C.R. BARNES, Mount Hope, KS; a son, at home; a sister, Miss Lou BLAKE, Flint, TX; 2 brothers: Neal, Flint, TX and H.G., Tyler, TX. Burial: 10 Sep 1931; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 4; The Clayton News, 9 Sep 1931; Union County Leader, 17 Sep 1931, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BLAKELEY, Alcana C. b. 13 Nov 1874, Altona, IL. d. 26 Nov 1952, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr 13 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 41 yr. Wife: Mary Elizabeth RIDER; md. 1898; divorced; had 6 children, 1 deceased. Parents: George W. BLAKELEY and Mary Ellen CLOW. Survived by wife and 5 children: Francis Marion, Clayton, NM; Hazel Lucille, WA; Donald Earl, Montgomery, AL; Clarence H., U.S. Air Force; Clyde H., Madison, WI. Burial: 30 Nov 1952; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, and The Clayton News, 3 Dec 1952 Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BLAKELEY, Clyde H. b. 1 Jan 1914. d. 18 Oct 1965, Benton Harbor, MI; 51 yr; heart attack; reared in Clayton, NM; graduated from Clayton High School. Veteran: WW II; WI, Pfc U.S. Army, BSM. Survived by 3 daughters: Shirley Ann GALLO, La Mesa, CA; Suella PORTWOOD, Costa Mesa, CA and Peggy REDFERN, San Diego, CA; 3 brothers: Francis and Donald, Clayton, NM; Clarence, Salina, KS; sister, Hazel BLAKELEY, San Diego, CA. Burial: 22 Oct 1965; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Oct 1965, Clayton, NM.

BLAKELEY, Donald Earl b. 17 Jul 1910, near May, OK. d. 23 Mar 1969, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; came to Clayton, NM in 1911. Wife 1): Sibyl INGLE; md. 8 Nov 1948, Union Co., NM. Wife 2): Hazel ROCK; md. 3 Mar 1956, Union Co., NM. Survived by 2 sons: Bill Earl, Santa Fe, NM and D. Ray, Clayton, NM; 2 brothers: Francis, Clayton, NM and Clarence, Salina, KS; sister, Hazel, San Diego, CA. Burial: 26 Mar 1969; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 26 Mar 1969, Clayton, NM.

BLAKELEY, Eula Lee b. 1 Dec 1908 d. reserved. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BLAKELEY, Francis Marion b. 4 Aug 1903, Wellston, TX. d. 31 May 1977, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 73 yr 9 mo 27 da; has been in Clayton, Union, NM since 1910. Veteran: WW II. Wife: Eula HARE; md. 14 Oct 1928 in Dalhart, TX. Parents: A.C. BLAKELEY and Mary Elizabeth RIDER. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Floyd, Phoenix, AZ; Harold, Denver, CO and Darel, Shouteau, OK; brother, Clarence, Salina, KS; sister, Hazel BLAKELEY, San Diego, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 8 Jun 1977, Claytdon, NM.

BLAKELEY, Mary Elizabeth b. 25 Jun 1877. d. 15 Feb 1964; homesteaded in Union County, NM in 1911. Husband: Alcana C. BLAKELEY; md. 1898. Survived by 4 sons: Francis and Donald, Clayton, NM; Clarence, Salina, KS and Clyde; daughter, Hazel BLAKELEY, San Diego, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 19 Feb 1964, Clayton, NM.

BLAN, Brandon d. 20 Mar 1987, Clayton, Union, NM; single. Parents: Johnny KING, Jr. and Connie BLAN. Survived by parents and 2 brothers: Timothy and Derek; 1 sister, Jennifer. Burial: 24 Mar 1987; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass.

BLAN, Emma Emilia b. 19 Oct 1910, NM. d. 29 Oct 1979, DOA, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 69 yr. Husband: Silviano BLAN, deceased. Parents: Mr. BROWN and Sarah. Survived by 4 daughters: Sarah BRYANT, Mayodan, NC; Mary LEAL and Margaret VIGIL, both of Clayton, NM and Vicki BLAN, Albuquerque, NM; 6 sons: Benny, Albuquerque, NM; Tony, Philip, Eloy and Felix, all of Clayton, NM and Jimmy, Waka, TX; 2 brothers: Euguene BROWN, Santa Fe, NM and Amado BONSELL, Los Angeles, CA. Burial: 31 Oct 1979; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; Union County Leader, 31 Oct 1989, Clayton, NM.

BLAN, Jose Malaquias B. 29 Dec 1903, Chacon, Mora, NM. d. 7 Mar 1986, Clayton, Union, NM; 82 yr 2 mo 8 da. Wife: Estella. Parents: Marcelino BLAN and Filomena VIGIL . Preceded in death by son, Joe, 1974, and granddaughter, Estella CRUZ, 1985. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; 4 daughters: Helen CRUZ, Stinnett, TX; Rozella LARRANAGA, Albuquerque, NM; Vaida BLAN and Frances BLAN, both of Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Gilbert and Marcey, both of Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 12 Mar 1986, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BLAN, Phillip J. b. 19 Nov 1934. d. 11 Jul 1989, VA Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 54 yr; resident of Clayton, NM for more than 50 yr. Veteran: WW II. Wife: Josie M. BLEA; md. 12 Apr 1955, Union Co., NM. Parents: Sylviano BLAN and Emma Emilia BROWN. Survived by wife; 2 sons: Phillip BLAN, Jr. and Silbiano BLAN, both of Denver, CO; 4 daughters: Phyllis Angela BARTON, Waddo, AR; Angela REED, CA; Priscilla GARCIA and Celina BLAN, both of Denver, CO. Burial: 13 Jul 1989; Schooler-Hass; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 19 Jul 1989, Clayton, NM.

BLAN, Silviano b. 10 Jul 1902 d. 28 Sep 1952; 50 yr 3 mo 26 da. Wife: Emma BROWN; md. 26 Mar 1925, Union Co., NM. Burial: informant: Jose BLAN; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:69.

BLAND, Alberta GOFF b. 1875, Rutland, OH. d. 28 Apr 1971, Clayton Convalescent Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 95 yr; moved to Union Co., NM in 1918. Husband: Earnest Lee BLAND; md. 1914, Dalhart, TX. Survived by daughter, Mildred SPEER, and son, Floyd, Clayton, NM. Burial: 30 Apr 1971; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 May 1971, Clayton, NM.

BLAND, Ernest Lee b. 20 Jul 1882, Salado, TX. d. 6 Dec 1966; 84 yr 4 mo 14 da; rancher in Cuates, NM area, 1908. Wife: Alberta GOFF; md. 1914. Survived by wife; 2 children: daughter, Mrs. Mildred SPEER, Clayton, NM; son, Floyd, Des Moines, NM; sister, Mrs. Jehna Aletha BEVERLY, CA and brother, Thomas Claude, Temple, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 14 Dec 1966, Clayton, NM.

BLANKS, Fannie W. b. 1890. d. 1919. Burial: Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription.

BLANKS, Nora F. b. 1917. d. 3 Feb 1919. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. North BLANKS. Burial: 4 Feb 1919; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 8 Feb 1919, Clayton, NM.

BLEA, Anthony b. & d. 12 Dec 1974, gravestone; 15 Dec 1974, Kilburn. Mother: Genobela BLEA; age 15 yr. Burial: county plot; Kilburn Book.

BLEA, Foy Mary d. 3 Feb 1962; 6 mo. Mother: Juanita BLEA. Burial: 4 Feb 1962; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record.

BLEA, Jose d. 2 Aug 1963, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 60 yr. Parents: Jose BLEA and Pasita SANDOVAL. Burial: 7 Aug 1963; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 7 Aug 1963, Clayton, NM.

BLEA, Nabor b. 28 Sep 1902 d. 5 Aug 1994

BLEA, Petrita ARCHULETA b. 22 Feb 1903; 2 Feb 1903, gravestone. d. 8 Jul 1981, BCMC Hospital, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 77 yr. Husband: Jose Dario BLEA. Parents: Manuel ARCHULETA and Adelaide SANDOVAL. Burial: 10 Jul 1981; cemetery inscription; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; Union County Leader, 15 Jul 1981, Clayton, NM.

BLEDSOE, Margaret d. Aug 1912; 10 yr; accidental gunshot wound. Burial: The Clayton Citizen, 12 Aug 1910, Clayton, NM.

BLODGETT, Samuel b. 15 Apr 1841. d. 25 Aug 1917. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1; pd. By G.J. RIDENOUR, 26 Jan 1917.

BLUE, Frank O. b. 10 Aug 1886, Bladensburg, OH. d. 11 Jul 1938, Taos, Taos, NM; 51 yr. Veteran: WW I; Sgt 1st Cl, 1st Co., Cas Det ASA PS PD. Came to NM with civil engineering crew in fall of 1908. Studied law with John A. PACE; passed the bar in 1914. Father: d. recently in OH. Wife: Lena WOLFORD; md. Sep 1918. Survived by wife and sister, Mrs. Stephen H. WOOLISON, Gambier, OH. Burial: 14 Jul 1938; Winchester 3:205; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 20 Jul 1938; Union County Leader, 21 Jul 1938, Clayton, NM.

BLUE, Lena WOLFORD b. 7 Apr 1888, Cimarron, Colfax, NM. d. 26 Jun 1966, Denver, CO; 78 yr 2 mo 19 da; resident of Clayton, NM most of her life; lived in Denver, CO for 15 yr. Husband: Frank O. BLUE; he d. 1938. Parents: John Fred WOLFORD and Manuela MARES. Survived by brother, Thomas B. WOLFORD, and his wife, Cressie, Denver, CO. Burial: 29 Jun 1966; Winchester 7:108; Union County Leader, 29 Jun 1966, Clayton, NM.

BLUFORD, Dennis Pd. 3 Feb 1917. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1.

BOBBITT, Felix Monroe b. 27 Mar 1902. d. 27 Feb 1969, VA Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 66 yr. Survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Bobby MEYERS and Mrs. Betty RUSSELL, Amarillo, TX; Bonny DOOLEY, Harlington, TX; 2 sons: Buddy, Abilene, TX and Billy, in the Army; sister, Mrs. Ada FERGUSON, Clayton, NM and brother, J.W. BOBBITT, Borger, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 Mar 1969, Clayton, NM.

BOBBITT, Jerry Wesley b. 7 Sep 1906, Beaver Co., OK. Death: 24 Oct 1970, Truth or Consequences, Sierra, NM; lived near Clayton, NM for 26 yr. Wife: Margaret CARPENTER; md. 10 Apr 1931, Beaver, OK. Survived by wife; niece, Bonny B. DOOLEY, Harlington, TX; whom they reared and a sister, Ada L. FERGUSON, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Oct 1970, Clayton, NM.

BOBBITT, Marcus Lane b. 25 Dec 1871, Barber, AR. d. 23 Aug 1941, near Seneca, Union, NM;69 yr 7 mo 28 da; came to Union County, NM in 1931. Wife: Millie Elizabeth RAMSEY, 61 yr; md. 22 Jun 1894, Bowie, TX. had 9 children; 4 d. in infancy. Parents: Felix M. BOBBITT, b. TN. mother: Celia RAMSEY. Preceded in death by daughter, Mrs. R.J. PRUET, 6 yr ago. Survived by wife; daughter, Mrs. C.F. FERGUSON; 3 sons: F.M., L.D. and J.W.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Lizzie HOLLAND, Plainview, AR and Mrs. Mattie BROWN, Barber, AR; 4 brothers: Lewis, Marvin, John and Ben, Barber, AR. Burial: 24 Aug 1941; informant: Ada FERGUSON, Seneca, NM; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 6; d. cert.

BOESE, Daniel S. b. 10 Jan 1887, KS. d. 20 Aug 1964, Clayton, Union, NM; at home. Wife: Marie REIMER. Parents: John J. BOESE and Marie SCHMIDT. Survived by wife; son, Willard, Air Force, AR; 2 daughters: Mrs. Dave JOHNSON and Mrs. Oren KERSEY, both of Felt, OK. Burial: 22 Aug 1964; cemetery inscription; Winchester 7:38; Union County Leader, 26 Aug 1964, Clayton, NM.

BOESE, Marie REIMER b. 25 Oct 1885, Inman, KS. d. 4 Feb 1968, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 82 yr; resided in state 8 yr. Husband: Daniel S. BOESE, deceased. Parents: A. REIMER and Miss FRANTZ. Survived by 2 daughters: Delia JOHNSON and Martha KERSEY, both of Felt, OK; son, M/Sgt Willard J. BOESE, North Highlands, CA. Burial: 7 Feb 1968; cemetery inscription; Winchester 7:166; Union County Leader, 7 Feb 1968, Clayton, NM.

BOGGESS, Albert Henry b. 30 May 1870 d. 18 Mar 1950; 79 yr 9 mo 18 da; homesteaded in Texas Co., OK, in 1905; moved to Texline, TX in 1923; divorced. Parents: Charles Henry BOGGESS and Mary Ann LANE. Preceded in death by wife and 1 son. Survived by son, Carl, Santa Fe, NM; daughter, Pearl ROBINSON, Clayton, NM. Burial: 20 Mar 1950; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:300; Union County Leader, and The Clayton News, 22 Mar 1950, Clayton, NM.

BOGGESS, Lillie Mae b. 1879 d. 1911. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BOGGS, Elizabeth KILE b. 31 Jul 1888, Redland, OK. d. 14 Dec 1983, Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital, Alamogordo, Otero, NM; 95 yr 4 mo 13 da. Husband: Fred L. BOGGS; md. 30 Nov 1918; d. 9 Sep 1959. Parents: George KILE and Hannah VANDERPOOL. Preceded in death by husband; daughter, Mabel PARKER, and 2 brothers, George KILE and Albert Houston KILE. Survived by 4 sons: Ernest BOGGS, Duncan, OK; James PARKER, Logan, NM; Harry BOGGS, Hagerman, NM and Jack BOGGS, Sedan, NM; daughters: Opal MONROE, Stead, NM; Beulah RYAN, Long Beach, CA; Gertrude SHIELDS, Alamogordo, NM; Margaret BOYETT, Wichita, KS and Nettie WHEELOCK, Amarillo, TX. Burial: 17 Dec 1983; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 21 Dec 1983, Clayton, NM.

BOGGS, Francis Cavanaugh b. 19 Apr 1896, Winchester, OK. d. 20 Nov 1946, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 50 yr 7 mo 1 da. Veteran: WW I; NM Pfc Mc Bn. Wife: Mae WETSEL; md. 20 Dec 1920, Dalhart, TX. Survived by wife; 7 children: Robert, Kenneth, Helen, LaVerne, Billy, Jerry, Judy and Carolyn; 4 sisters: Mrs. Ethel Rose DAVIS, Pueblo, CO; Mrs. G.C. (Margaret) PARHAM, Corpus Christi, TX; Mrs. Rex (Alice) REEVES, Ft. Huachuca, AZ and Mrs. Merle JONES, Borger, TX; brother, Robert Tim, Washington, D.C. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 27 Nov 1946;Union County Leader, 28 Nov 1946, Clayton, NM.

BOGGS, Fred Lawrence b. 21 Apr 1877, Salem, IL. d. 9 Sep 1959, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 82 yr 4 mo 19 da; came to NM in 1908. Wife: Elizabeth KILE PARKER; md. 30 Nov 1917, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Aaron BOGGS and Gertrude WILLIAMS. Survived by wife; sister, Mrs. Nona HAZEN; 3 sons: Ernest, Harry and Jack; 3 daughters: Mrs. Gertrude SHIELDS, Mrs. Margaret BOYETT and Mrs. Nettie WHEELOCK; 4 step-children: Mrs. Beulah RYAN, Mrs. C.H. MONROE, Jr., James PARKER and Arthur Lucas PARKER. Burial: 11 Sep 1959; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:80; Union County Leader, 16 Sep 1959, Clayton, NM.

BOGGS, Lillie May MYERS b. 29 Mar 1865, Boone Co., IA; d. cert.; 21 Mar 1865; gravestone. d. 5 May 1941, Clayton, Union, NM; 76 yr 1 mo 6 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 37 yr. Husband: John Denver BOGGS; md. 1885; deceased; had 10 children. Parents: William R. MYERS, b. KY and Mary Jane MARLING, b. TN. Preceded in death by 2 daughters: Mrs. La Vern B. BROWN and Mrs. Gertrude EASLEY; and by son, Francis C. BOGGS. Survived by 7 children: Mrs. Ethel R. DAVIS, Trinidad, CO; Mrs. Marguerette PARHAM, Corpus Christi, TX; Mrs. Rex (Alice) REEVES, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Merle HUFFMAN, Borger, TX; L.D., Denver, CO; R.F., Washington D.C.; F.C., Taos, NM; brother, James H. MYERS, Canadian, TX; sister-in-law, Mrs. Agnes SIMPSON, El Paso, TX. Burial: 6 May 1941; informant: Mrs. Rex REEVES, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:4; The Clayton News, 7 May 1941, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 8 May 1941, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BOHRER, Carrie M. LAKE b. 1882. d. 16 Oct 1965, Los Angeles, CA; 83 yr; she left Clayton, NM about 10 yr ago. Husband: Ralph Arnold BOHRER. Survived by 3 sons: Ralph, Earl and Lyle; 2 daughters: Mrs. Sandy JENKINS and Mrs. Wesley MORGAN, all of Los Angeles, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 6; Union County Leader, 20 Oct 1965, Clayton, NM.

BOHRER, Lyle, Jr. b. 29 Aug 1936, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 21 Oct 1936, Clayton, Union, NM; 1 mo 21 da. Parents: Lyle L. BOHRER, b. Amery, WI and Eva ZAGER, b. Dawson, Colfax, NM. Burial: 22 Oct 1936; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 5; The Clayton News, 21 Oct 1936, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BOHRER, Ralph Arnold b. 17 Dec 1865, Davenport, IA. d. 8 Mar 1940, Clayton, Union, NM; 74 yr 2 mo 21 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 24 yr. Wife: Carrie Marie LAKE; 58 yr; md. 1898. Parents: Victor BOHRER, b. Holland and Mary MURPHY, b. Dublin, Ireland. Preceded in death by daughter, Bernelda, d. 1903. Survived by wife; 5 children: Mrs. R.W. (Bernice) JENKINS, Earl and Lyle BOHRER, Clayton, NM; Mrs. W.J. (Helen) SCOTT and Ralph BOHRER, Los Angeles, CA; brother: Alfred, Toronto, Canada; sister: Josie BROWN, Los Angeles, CA. Burial: 10 Mar 1940; informant: Lyle W. BOHRER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 6; Union County Leader, 14 Mar 1940; The Clayton News, 13 Mar 1940, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BOHRER, Ralph William b. 16 Jan 1926, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM. d. 7 Jul 1926, in hospital, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 5 mo 21 da; accident. Parents: Earl BOHRER, of Albuquerque at time of baby's death, b. Emry, WI and Ruby POTTER, b. Clayton, Union, NM. Grandmother: Mrs. R.A. BOHRER, Clayton, NM. Burial: informant: Ralph BOHRER; Winchester€1:152; The Clayton News, 8 Jul 1926, Clayton, NM.

BOLINGER, Gladys PALMER b. 5 Aug 1903, Whatcom, WA. d. 28 Jul 1987, Country Life Manor Nursing Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 83 yr 11 mo 23 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1907. Husband: Thomas A. BOLLINGER; md. 22 Sep 1921; he d. 1958. Parents: Alvin and Delphia PALMER. Preceded in death by husband and a son, Herman, 1964. Survived by 2 sons: Bob, Clayton, NM and Harvey, Mira Monte, CA; 3 sisters: Audren BOHN, Clayton, NM; Persis BANNON, Summers, AR and Donna GALBREATH, Salmon, ID. Burial: 31 Jul 1987; Schooler-Hass; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 5 Aug 1987, Clayton, NM.

BOLINGER, Thomas Allen b. 29 Dec 1882, Agee, TN. d. 7 Jan 1958, St. Vincent's Hospital, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; was reared by his step-mother; came to NM in 1908. Wife: Gladys PALMER of Hayden, NM; md. 22 Sep 1921. Had 3 sons. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Harvey, Los Angeles, CA; Herman, Santa Fe, NM and Bobby, of the home; 2 sisters: Bessie COOMER and Hattie BOLINGER, both of Knoxville, TN; brother, Raymond, Jackson, TN. Burial: Winchester 6:34; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 15 Jan 1958, Clayton, NM.

BOND, Charles H. b. 16 Mar 1849 d. 28 Nov 1925, Palace Pool Hall, Clayton, Union, NM; 76 yr 8 mo; single; no known relatives; wire was sent to W.R. MARTIN, Los Angeles, CA, his business partner for 30 yr; Mr. MARTIN was taken in as a 17 yr old homeless boy and reared as a son. Burial: 1 Dec 1925; cemetery inscription; d. cert.; The Clayton Citizen, 27 Nov 1925, Clayton, NM.

BONJOUR, Mabel May HALL b. 25 May 1885, Woodson Co., KS. d. 22 Feb 1924, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 38 yr 8 mo 28 da; mastoid abcess; came to Clayton, NM about 7 years ago; moved with parents at age 16 yr to Moline, KS where she was married. Husband: F.E. BONJOUR of Moline, KS; md. 1910. Father: R. HALL, b. New York City, NY. Survived by husband; 3 children: Virgil, Norma and Illa Ruth; sister, Miss Imogene HALL and brother, David HALL, Rose, KS; brother, A.R. HALL and sister, Lura HALL, of the state of WA; also Mrs. Lela BEACH, Howard, KS and Mrs. B.F. POTTER, Gooding, ID; attending her funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Emile BONJOUR, parents of husband; and Mrs. A.I. TURNER, her sister, all of Moline, KS. Burial: 26 Feb 1924; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:46; The Clayton Citizen, 22 Feb 1924, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, 7 Mar 1924, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BONNY, Althea JACOBS b. 3 May 1912 d. 11 Jun 1990, McIntosh, Harding, NM. Husband: William J. BONNY; md. 25 May 1930, Clayton, Union, NM; he d. 10 Jun 1982. Survived by 3 daughters: Billie CURRY, Greeley, CO; Betty ALLEN, Gilmer, TX and Ruth NEAL, Granby, CO; 2 brothers: Leland JACOBS, Clayton, NM and Ronald JACOBS, Amarillo, TX. Burial: 15 Jun 1990; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 14 Jun 1990, Clayton, NM.

BONNY, William J. b. 13 Apr 1907, Rooks Co., KS. d. 10 Jun 1982, Hot Sulfur Springs, CO; 75 yr 1 mo 27 da. Wife: Althea JACOBS; md. 25 May 1930, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Jacob BONNY and Maude VAN DYKE. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; 3 daughters: Billie CURRY, Greeley, CO; Betty ALLEN, Gilmer, TX and Ruth MALDONADO, Taos, NM; 2 sisters: Velda OGLESBY, Ft. Collins, CO and Velma JACOBS, Greeley, CO; brother: Vernon BONNY, Port Angeles, WA. Burial: 15 Jun 1982; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 16 Jun 1982, Clayton, NM.

BOULWARE, Tom b. 29 Sep 1890, Centralia, MO. d. 24 Apr 1971, Sedan, Union, NM; 80 yr; rancher near Sedan, NM for 26 yr. Veteran: WW I; TX Pfc U.S. Army. Wife: Violet HOLT RICKETTS; md. 1956, Tucumcari, Quay, NM. Survived by wife; 2 step-sons: E.T. and Harold RICKETTS, Amarillo, TX; step-daughter, Mrs. M.L. WEBB, Amarillo, TX and 2 sisters: Margaret MARKS, Amarillo, TX and Mrs. Erwin WISEMAN, Dumas, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 28 Apr 1971, Clayton, NM.

BOULWARE, Violet HOLT b. 29 Oct 1899, Strawn, TX. d. 23 Apr 1981, Town Hall Estates Nursing Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 81 yr 5 mo 24 da. Husband 1): Irvin RICKETTS; d. 1956. Husband 2): Tom BOULWARE; d. 1971. Parents: David HOLT and Armecia COWART. Preceded in death by both husbands and a son, Elwin T. RICKETTS. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marvin L. (Lucille) WEBB, Sedan, NM; son, Harold RICKETTS, Amarillo, TX and 2 sisters. Burial: 25 Apr 1981; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 29 Apr 1981, Clayton, NM.

BOURUS, Betsy A. BRIGHT b. 1861. d. 1945. Husband: George W. BOURUS; md. 29 Dec 1881. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BOURUS, George W. b. 18 Aug 1858, New York City, NY. d. 11 Oct 1915, Union Co., NM; at his ranch near Sedan; went to Philadelphia with his parents when 5 yr old; business manager of The Clayton Citizen; mother died when he was 13 yr of age. Wife: Betsy A. BRIGHT of Ogdensburg, NY; md. 29 Dec 1881; children: 3 boys and 2 girls: Jesse G. BOURUS, Everett, WA; Minna, Joseph, J., Harry and Mrs. George F. REED, all of Oklahoma City, OK. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1; The Clayton Citizen, 15 Oct 1916; The Clayton News, 16 Oct 1916, Clayton, NM.

BOWEN, Clara D. HUNNINGTON b. 15 Sep 1874, Bowling Green, MO, newspaper; 1875, gravestone. d. 22 Apr 1941, Electra, TX; came to Clayton, NM in 1907, left in 1935. Husband 1): George CHASE; md. 1895. 1 child, Georgia, deceased. Husband 2): Hopson English BOWEN; md. 1897, he d. 15 Sep 1918; 7 children. Preceded in death by 3 children, Lucy, Gracie and Frank BOWEN. Parents: Charles and Elizabeth HUNNINGTON. Survived by children: Charles Ben BOWEN, Dalhart, TX; Harold BOWEN, Borger, TX; Mrs. Fionie BONSER, Electra, TX and Mrs. Frances GOLDEN, Childress, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 24 Apr 1941 The Clayton News, 23 Apr 1941, Clayton, NM.

BOWEN, Frank H. b. 26 Feb 1912. d. 12 Aug 1912. Parents: Hopson English BOWEN and Clara D. HUNNINGTON CHASE. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BOWEN, Hopson English b. 1833. d. 17 Sep 1918, Union Co., NM; 14 mi. NW of Clayton; at home; 83 yr 6 mo 14 da. Wife: Mrs. Clara D. CHASE; md. 9 Mar 1898. Survived by wife; 3 sons and 4 daughters. Burial: 18 Sep 1918; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 21 Sep 1918, Clayton, NM.

BOWERS, Fred Burial: cemetery inscription.

BOWLING, Della MILTON b. 17 Oct 1893. d. 28 Dec 1950, Dumas, TX; a son d. several yr ago. Husband: W.T. BOWLING. Survived by husband, Cactus, TX; 6 daughters: Mrs. Lloyd DUNN, Dumas, TX; Edna BOWLING, Berkeley, CA; Mrs. A.L. TURNLEY, Jr., Baton Rouge, AR; Mrs. Don BETHEL, Plainview, TX; Betty Jean and Della May, Cactus, TX; 2 sons: Robert D., Springer, NM and Peter D., Cactus, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 3 and 17 Jan 1951, Clayton, NM.

BOWLING, W. Truman b. 19 Dec 1887. d. 5 Apr 1952, Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, TX, newspaper; 6 Apr 1952, gravestone; former resident of Clayton, NM; resident of Dumas, TX at time of death. Wife: Della MILTON. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 9 Apr 1952, Clayton, NM.

BOWLING, William Cecil b. 28 Feb 1916, Anderson Co., SC. d. 18 Dec 1943, Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, TX; oldest of 9 children; 27 yr 9 mo 20 da; came to Union Co., NM with his parents in 1924. Wife: Margaret WEHMIER; md. 1 May 1937. Parents: W. Truman BOWLING and Della MILTON. Survived by wife; daughter, Linda, 3 yr; parents, Clayton, NM; sisters: Della May, Betty Jean, Sarah and Edna, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Lloyd DUNN, Dumas, TX and Elizabeth BOWLING, New Orleans, LA; brothers: P.D. and Robert, U.S. Navy. Burial: 23 Dec 1943; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 7; The Clayton News, 22 Dec 1943; Union County Leader, 23 Dec 1943, Clayton, NM.

BOYD, Hazel Marie PEMBLETON b. 17 Apr 1894, Bloomington, NB. d. 15 Jul 1966, Clayton, Union, NM; 72 yr 3 mo 2 da; hit by car as she crossed the road. Husband: John Amos BOYD of Clayton, NM; md. 15 Jan 1916. Father: D.W. PEMBLETON. Survived by daughter, Louise StrAUSS, Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Lloyd, Clayton, NM and Dewey, Manitou Springs, CO; sister, Edna SALTER, Gravois Mills, MO; 4 brothers: Ray, Bonner Springs, KS; Lester and Leonard, Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, Olathe, KS. Burial: 17 Jul 1966; cemetery inscription; Winchester 7:110; Union County Leader, 20 Jul 1966, Clayton, NM.

BOYD, John Amos b. 5 Mar 1890, Harlan, KS. d. 22 Nov 1976, Coon Memorial Home, Dalhart, TX; 86 yr 8 mo 17 da; came to Clayton, NM in 1914 and homesteaded east of town. Wife: Hazel Marie PEMBLETON; md. 15 Jan 1916, Clayton, Union, NM; she d. 15 Jul 1966. Parents: Oliver J. and Minnie BOYD. Survived by daughter, Louise StrAUSS, Clayton, NM; 2 sons: Lloyd BOYD, Clayton, NM and Dewey O. BOYD, San Diego, CA. Burial: 24 Nov 1976; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 1 Dec 1976, Clayton, NM.

BOYER, Milton Roscoe b. 8 Jul 1879, Linn Co., MO. d. 12 Sep 1910, Union Co., NM; near Clayton. Burial: 13 Sep 1910; cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, 23 Sep 1910, Clayton, NM.

BOYETT, Chester Lee b. 8 Oct 1928, Amistad, Union, NM. d. 29 Dec 1978, VA Hospital, Wichita, KS; 50 yr 2 mo 21 da; divorced. Parents: William Fred BOYETT and Gertrude COLLIER. Survived by father, Clayton, NM; brother, Calvin BOYETT, Wichita, KS; 2 sisters: Willie ATCHLEY, Portales, NM and Gladys BURK, Springfield, OR. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 3 Jan 1979, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BOYETT, Parthinia Gertrude COLLIER b. 27 Sep 1894, Pontotoc Co., OK; Indian Territory. d. 8 Dec 1976, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 82 yr; homesteaded near Amistad, Union Co. in 1917; came to Clayton in 1941. Husband: William Fred BOYETT; md. 16 May 1911, Duke, OK. Parents: Riley Raines Bonner COLLIER and Mary Delila CHISUM. Survived by husband, Clayton, NM; 2 daughters: Gladys BURK, Springfield, OR and Willie Mae ATCHLEY, Portales, NM; 2 sons: Thomas Calvin and Chester Lee BOYETT, Wichita, KS; brother, Joseph Ervin COLLIER, Morro Bay, CA. Burial: 11 Dec 1976; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 15 Dec 1976, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BOYETT, William Fred b. 17 Oct 1891, Duncan, OK. d. 28 Jun 1979, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 87 yr 8 mo 11 da; homesteaded near Amistad, Union, Co., NM in 1917; came to Clayton in 1941. Wife: Parthinia Gertrude COLLIER; md. 16 May 1911 at Duke, OK; she d. 8 Dec 1976. Parents: William Bartlett BOYETT and Emily Ella SHELTON. Preceded in death by wife; son, Chester Lee BOYETT, 29 Dec 1978; daughter, Emma Pearl FARR; a sister: Leona STARK and a brother: Hartwell BOYETT. Survived by 2 daughters: Gladys BURK, Springfield, OR and Willie Mae ATCHLEY, Portales, NM; son, Thomas Calvin BOYETT, Wichita, KS; sister, Lola POLK, Clayton, NM. Burial: 30 Jun 1979; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass.

BRADFORD, Edna Pearl POWELL b. 1 Feb 1906, Collin Co., TX. d. 3 Dec 1929, Houston, TX, Winchester; 4 Dec 1929, Jeff Davis Hospital, Houston, TX, newspaper; 23 yr 10 mo; suicide. Husband: E.H. BRADFORD of Dallas TX; md. 22 Jul 1926. Father: J.W. POWELL, b. KY, now lives S of Clayton, NM; he had 13 children. Burial: 8 Dec 1929; Winchester 2:27; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 19 Dec 1929; Union County Leader, 10 Dec 1929, Clayton, NM. card of thanks: "....wife, daughter, sister...." signed by Mr. E.H. BRADFORD, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. POWELL, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. POWELL and Mrs. J.M. RUTHERFORD.

BRADSHAW, Alice Marie b. 28 Jul 1918, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 15 Feb 1934, Daniel's Clinic, Clayton, Union, NM; 15 yr 6 mo 18 da; burned to death. Parents: W.J. BRADSHAW, b. Carson, IA and Goldie VAUGHN, b. IL. Burial: 16 Feb 1934; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 22 Feb 1934, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRAM, Mrs. J.E. d. 16 Feb 1925 resident of Clayton, NM. Burial: The Swastika, 20 Feb 1925, Des Moines, NM.

BRANDENBURG, Alda B. CUNNINGHAM b. 31 Jan 1878, Harrison Co., IN. d. 19 Aug 1944, Donovan Hospital, Raton, Colfax, NM; 64 yr 6 mo 19 da; surgical shock; came to Union Co., NM, 1907. Husband: Oliver BRANDENBURG; md. 22 Mar 1903. Parents: S. CUNNINGHAM, b. IN. mother: Rodella BATTLE, b. IN. Preceded in death by 1 son d. in infancy. Survived by husband; 5 daughters: Mrs. M.L. (Ruby) TICKLE, Hotchkiss, CO; Mrs. George E. (Frances) STEVENSON, Hayden, NM; Mrs. E.L. (Edna) NYE, Mt. Dora, NM; Mrs. J.D. (Mildred) KERZEE, Yuma, AZ and Mrs. G.T. (Eleanor) JONES, Mt. Dora, NM; son, Kenneth, Armed Forces, Italy. Burial: 22 Aug 1944; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:114; Union County Leader, 24 Aug 1944, Clayton, NM.

BRANDENBURG, Oliver b. 13 Oct 1878, Coryden, IN. d. 31 Jul 1961, Amarillo, TX; 82 yr; homesteaded near Amistad, Union Co., NM in 1907. Veteran: Spanish-American War, 1899-1901 in Philippine Islands. Wife 1): Alda CUNNINGHAM; md. 22 Mar 1903, she d. 1944 Folsom, NM; 7 children; 6 survive. Wife 2): Mrs. Mary HENNON. Parents: Samuel BRANDENBURG and Mary CUNNINGHAM. Survived by wife; children: Mrs. Ruby DONNELLY, Miles City, MT; Mrs. Frances STEVENSON, Las Vegas, NM; Mrs. Edna NYE, Mt. Dora, NM; Mrs. Mildred KIRZEE, Stockton, CA; Mrs. Eleanor JONES, Mt. Dora, NM; Kenneth, Belmont, CA; sister, Mrs. Clarence WENDELL, Clayton, NM. Burial: 3 Aug 1961; Winchester 6:144; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 9 Aug 1961, Clayton, NM.

BRANDON, Hazel ASMUSSEN b. 21 Nov 1892. d. 28 Jul 1978, Clayton, Union, NM; at hom; 85 yr 8 mo; filed on land east of Clayton, NM in 1907; graduated from Clayton High School in 1910. Husband: Oscar BRANDON; md. 26 Dec 1917, Union Co., NM; he d. 1959. Parents: Broder A. ASMUSSEN and Mary Ann SCOTT. Preceded in death by husband and an only sister, Irene NIX, in 1967. Burial: 31 Jul 1978; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 2 Aug 1978, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BRANDON, Oscar Robert b. 29 Jan 1893, Greenway, AR. d. 11 Aug 1959, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; one of 7 sons and the oldest living at the time of his death; came to Clayton, NM in 1913. Veteran: WW I; Pvt Co 322 Machine Gun. Wife: Hazel ASMUSSEN; md. 26 Dec 1917. Survived by wife; brothers: Claude, Redlands, CA; Arch and Ruben, Buhl, ID; Wayne, Rogers, AR and Russell, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 19 Aug 1959, Clayton, NM.

BRANE, Cora Belle COULTER b. 9 Jan 1871, near Marion, IN. d. 17 Feb 1925, Clayton, Union, NM; 54 yr 1 mo 8 da. Husband: John E. BRANE; md. 30 Jul 1893, Winfield, KS. Parents: James COULTER, b. OH and Nancy KESSINGER, b. near Marion, IN. Preceded in death by parents, an elder brother, an elder sister, and her baby son. Survived by husband; son, Noel; daughter, Opal BRANE; sisters: Mrs. Eda WELLS; Mrs. Mattie LANKFORD and Mrs. EASTERLY, Enid, OK; brothers: C.M. COULTER, Coca, FL and E.E. COULTER, Wichita, KS. Burial: 18 Feb 1925; Kilburn Small Book 3; cemetery inscription; The Clayton Citizen, and The Clayton News, 20 Feb 1925, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRANE, Gertie b. 1 Feb 1875, AR. d. 22 May 1971, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 96 yr; she was reared in McKinney, TX; moved to Thomas community in Union Co., NM in 1908. Husband 1): Dudley ROUNtrEE ; md. 1893; he d. 1923. Husband 2): J.E. BRANE; md. 2 Feb 1927, Clayton, Union, NM. Survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Lelia CROSSETT, Amarillo, TX and Mrs. Ressie McCARLEY, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 26 May 1971, Clayton, NM.

BRANE, John Edward b. 23 Jul 1867, IN. d. 28 Sep 1953, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 86 yr 2 mo 5 da; lived in Union, Co., for 34 yr. Wife 1): Cora B. COULTER; md. 30 Jul 1893, Winfield, KS. 2 children: Noel O., Clayton, NM and Mrs. Opal B. JACOBS, Dallas, TX. Wife 2): Mrs. Gertie ROUNtrEE; md. 2 Feb 1927, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: C.J. BRANE and Molly OWEN. Survived by wife; son, daughter, 2 brothers: O.L., Oklahoma City, OK and O.S., Winfield, KS; sister, Mrs. T.W. LANKFORD, Beggs, OK. Burial: 29 Sep 1953; informant: N.O. BRANE, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 30 Sep 1953, Clayton, NM.

BRANE, Noel Owen b. 27 Oct 1894, near Watonga, Blane Co., OK. d. 10 Aug 1977, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 82 yr 9 mo 13 da. Veteran: WW I; Regt 1 Sup Sgt U.S. Army. Wife: Paola VICK; md. 15 Apr 1917 at Beggs, OK. Parents: J.E. BRANE and Cora COULTER. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; 3 daughters: Norine LINDBLOM, Los Alamos, NM; Janice FOX, Raton, NM and Marjory BELEW, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 17 Aug 1977, Clayton, NM.

BRANE, Paola VICK b. 18 Aug 1895, Bay, Craighead, AR. d. 28 Dec 1991, Trinidad State Nursing Home, Trinidad, CO; 96 yr; resident of Clayton, NM since 1919. Husband: Noel Owen BRANE; md. 15 Apr 1917, Beggs, OK; he d. 10 Aug 1977. Parents: Benjamin Crawford VICK and Maggie Saphire ISBEL. Survived by 3 daughters: Norine LINDBLOM, Las Alamos, NM; Janice FOX, Raton, NM; Marjory BELEW, Masaryktown, FL; 2 brothers: Hoyt VICK, Tulsa, OK and Joseph VICK, Oklahoma City, OK. Burial: 30 Dec 1991; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 1 Jan 1992, Clayton, NM.

BRAY, Leona Johanna JUESCHKE b. 13 Aug 1916, Kingfisher, OK. d. 25 May 1989, Clayton, Union, NM; at home; 72 yr 9 mo 12 da; life-long resident of Union Co., NM; mostly in the Folsom area. Husband: Edward BRAY, Jr.; md. 8 Jun 1937, Union Co., NM; divorced. Parents: Joseph Patrick JUESCHKE and Clara Edna SLEIF. Preceded in death by sister, Barbara M. LANGSTON, brother, Paul William JUESCHKE. Survived by son, Forrest, Folsom, NM; 2 sisters: Josephine WEESE, Clayton, NM and Olivia SEATON, Angel Fire, NM; brother, Albert JUESCHKE, Santee, CA. Burial: 29 May 1989; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 31 May 1989, Clayton, NM.

BREEN, Edward F. b. 28 Mar 1905, Byron, OK. d. 2 Nov 1969, Meade, KS; 64 yr; moved to KS 18 yr ago from NM; had just moved to Clayton, NM to be near their only child, Mrs. Jesse LONG. Wife: Mary CHAMBERS; md. 4 Mar 1925, Arnett, OK. Mother: Mrs. Pearl FORREST. Survived by wife and daughter, Clayton, NM; brother, Charles, Liberal, KS; 2 sisters: Mrs. Irene NICHOLSON and Mrs. Mildred NEIMEIER, Shattuck, OK; mother, Pampa, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 12 Nov 1969, Clayton, NM.

BREEN, Mary Lee CHAMBERS b. 21 Aug 1905, Shattuck, OK. d. 9 Dec 1983, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 78 yr 3 mo 18 da. Husband: Edward BREEN; md. 4 Mar 1925, Arnett, OK; he d. 2 Nov 1969. Parents: Charles CHAMBERS and Hattie LEIK. Preceded in death by husband, a brother and 2 sisters. Survived by daughter, Edie LONG, Clayton, NM; 2 sisters: Tressie CHAMBERS, Shattuck, OK and Beulah KRETZ, Pampa, TX and 2 granddaughters. Burial: 12 Dec 1983; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 14 Dec 1983, Clayton, NM.

BRIGGS, Egbert Lee b. 31 Jul 1872, Lead Hill, AK. d. 4 Nov 1961; came to NM in 1909, homesteaded in the Mt. Dora area. Wife: Martha Lou AUSTIN; md. 24 Nov 1889; she d. Mar 1958. Parents: Frank and Ollie BRIGGS 3 children, one d. as a small child. Survived by daughter, Vannie REED, Mt. Dora, NM; son, Hursie BRIGGS, Gallup, NM; a brother and a sister. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 15 Nov 1961, Clayton, NM.

BRIGGS, Martha Lou AUSTIN b. 4 Dec 1873, Lead Hill, AR. d. 6 Mar 1958, Mt. Dora, Union, NM; 84 yr 4 mo 12 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1909 and settled near Mt. Dora; was the eldest daughter; had 3 children. Preceded in death by son, Hurlie, as a small child. Husband: Egbert L. BRIGGS; md. 29 Nov 1889 at Lead Hill, AR. Parents: John and Mary AUSTIN. Survived by husband; daughter, Vannie REED, Mt. Dora, NM; son, Hursie BRIGGS, Gallup, NM; brother, Will AUSTIN, Arlington, TX and sister, Lillie BURR, Neosho, MO. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 19 Mar 1958, Clayton, NM.

BRILEY, Bert C. Pd. 21 May 1917. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 1.

BRITE, Henry Alton b. 19 Sep 1880, Mason, TX. d. 15 Oct 1932, Clayton, Union, NM; 52 yr 26 da. Wife: Bessie. Parents: John BRITE, b. TX and Miss GAMEL, b. TX. Survived by wife; 7 children: Maggie, Edna, Jack, Harold; Fay, Wesley and Billy; youngest is 3 yr of age. Burial: 16 Oct 1932; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:204; Union County Leader, 20 Oct 1932, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRISTOL, Emma Trent WARDEN b. 28 Nov 1869, McKinney, TX. d. 7 Apr 1924, Clayton, Union, NM; 54 yr 4 mo 10 da. Husband: William A. BRISTOL; md. 27 Jul 1887. Parents: William WARDEN, b. MO and Nannie McCARLEY, b. TX. Survived by husband; son, Eugene C., Mobile, AL; 3 daughters: Eloise and Elsie, Clayton, NM and Mrs. James L. SETTLE, Raton, NM; sister, Mrs. Willie MAYES, Frisco, TX. Burial: 9 Apr 1924; Winchester 1:50; The Clayton Citizen, 11 Apr 1924, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRISTOL, William A., Dr. b. 19 Nov 1859, NC. d. 1 Aug 1925, Clayton, Union, NM; 65 yr 8 mo 13 da. Wife: Emma Trent WARDEN; md. 27 Jul 1888, McKinney, TX; she d. 1 yr ago; 5 children. Parents: W.H. BRISTOL, b. NC. and Eloisa JOHNSON, b. NC. Survived by 4 children: E.C., Mobile, AL; Eloise BRISTOL, Santa Fe, NM; Mrs. James L. SETTLE, Raton, NM and Elsie Dean BRISTOL, Santa Fe, NM; father, 2 brothers and a sister. Burial: 6 Aug 1925; informant: J.L. SETTLE, Raton, NM; cemetery inscription ; Winchester 1:105; The Clayton Citizen, 7 Aug 1925, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRITTON, Herbert Ray b. 2 Oct 1928, Wichita Falls, TX. d. 29 Jul 1931, Clayton, Union, NM; 2 yr 9 mo 26 da. Parents: Byron BRITTON, b. Abilene, TX and Ora ROMINE, b. McAlester, OK. Burial: 29 Jul 1931; informant: father; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BRITTON, Patsy Ruth b. 8 Oct 1930, Wichita Falls, TX. d. 25 Aug 1931, Clayton, Union, NM; 10 mo 17 da. Parents: Bryon BRITTON, b. Abilene, TX and Lizzie (Ora) ROMINE, b. McAlester, OK. this is the second of their three small children to die within a month. Burial: 25 Aug 1931; informant: father; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 26 Aug 1931, Clayton, NM; Kilburn Small Book 4; d. cert.

BROADHURST, Pearl Amelia JOHNSON b. 9 Sep 1889, IL. d. 16 Dec 1959, Mayfield Rest Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 70 yr. Husband: J.W. BROADHURST. Parents: Mr. JOHNSON and Miss HINES. Burial: assumed to be Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, NM; Winchester 6:91.

BROCK, Helen Mozella b. 19 Mar 1939, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 20 Mar 1939, Otto, Union, NM; 6 hr. Parents: Steve BROCK, b. Roby, TX and Helen PETTIS, b. Clayton, Union, NM. Burial: 20 Mar 1939; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:235; d. cert.

BROCK, Steve L., Jr. b. 20 Jun 1942, Mesilla Park, Dona Ana, NM. d. 16 Oct 1942, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 3 mo 26 da. Parents: Steve L. BROCK, b. Roby, TX and Helen PETTIS, b. Clayton, Union, NM. Burial: 18 Oct 1942; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:47; The Clayton News, 21 Oct 1942; Union County Leader, 22 Oct 1942, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRODBECK, Wilbert J. b. 8 Jul 1858, Oregon, Holt, MO. d. 3 Aug 1930, Clayton, Union, NM; 72 yr 7 mo 8 da; came to Union Co., NM ca 15 yr ago. Wife: d. 12 Mar 1913. Parents: William BRODBECK, b. PA and Margaret ELY, b. OH. Survived by half-sister, Bonnie BRODBECK, Oregon, MO; 2 step-sons: George and Bert MEACHEM, Sedan, KS; step-daughter, Mrs. Earl KILBURN, Lubbock, TX. Burial: 5 Aug 1930; informant: Bonnie BRODBECK, Holt Co., MO; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 7 Aug 1930, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRONSON, Marian COX b. 23 Sep 1904, Cornwall, England. d. 13 May 1978, Coon Memorial Nursing Home, Dalhart, TX; 73 yr 7 mo 18 da. Husband 1): Rev A.E. CROPP, deceased. Husband 2): William BRONSON, deceased. Parents: Christopher and Cordellia COX . Survived by 3 daughters: Marian D. DOYLE and Marjorie R. YOUNG, both of Dalhart, TX and Betty J. AUSTIN, Dumas, TX; 3 sons: Albert E. CROPP, Kensington, MD; James L. CROPP, Oildale, CA and William E. CROPP, Lakeside, CA; sister, Mrs. Murrel ANDREWS, Yucaipa, CA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 17 May 1978, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BROOKES, James D. d. 22 Dec 1919, Clayton Hotel, Clayton, Union, NM; lived in area; 20 yr Western Union telegrapher; has a sister in Silos City, NC. Burial: 26 Dec 1919; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 17 Jan 1920, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROOKS, Lavinia b. 12 Jan 1866, Galloway Co., MO. d. 8 Feb 1951, San Marino, CA; 85 yr; longtime resident of Clayton, NM; moved to CA to live with daughter. Husband: Thomas J. BROOKS, deceased; had 4 children; a son, Clarence Gregory, d. in infancy. Survived by children: Mrs. Allie MOORE, Roy, NM; Mrs. Sadie FERREL, Darrouzett, TX and Mrs. Bertie MORAN, San Marino, CA. Burial: 11 Feb 1951; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:20; Union County Leader, and The Clayton News, 14 Feb 1951, Clayton, NM.

BROOKS, Thomas J. b. 24 Jul 1864, VA. d. 20 Jan 1930, Clayton, Union, NM; 67 yr 5 mo 27 da. Wife: Lavinia. Parents: William BROOKS, b. MO and Elisa GILBERT. Survived by wife and 3 daughters: Mrs. Sadie TERRELL, TX; Mrs. Fred MOORE, Yates, NM and Miss Betty BROOKS, CA. Burial: 23 Jan 1930,; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:46; The Clayton News, 23 Jan 1930, Clayton, NM; Union County Leader, 24 Jan 1930, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROPHY, Frank George b. 1896, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 25 Mar 1915, Cimarron Co., OK; 19 yr; accidentally killed while hunting ducks near Kenton, OK. Parents: John J. BROPHY and Rosaria DURAN. Grandmother: Mrs. Benigna DURAN. Younger brother: John J. BROPHY, Jr. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1; The Clayton Citizen, 2 Apr 1915; The Clayton News, 27 Mar 1915, Clayton, NM.

BROPHY, John James b. 24 Oct 1864, WI. d. 4 Jun 1916; ptomaine poisoning; came to Union Co., NM about 20 yr ago. Wife: Rosaria DURAN. Preceded in death by a son, Frank George Brophy on 25 Mar 1915. Survived by wife and son. Burial: 5 Jun 1916; The Clayton News, 10 Jun 1916, Clayton, NM.

BROPHY, Rosaria DURAN b. 13 Apr 1879, Tascosa, TX. d. 4 Apr 1925, Clayton, Union, NM; family moved to Seneca, NM in 1894. Husband: John J. BROPHY; md. 1895 Clayton, Union, NM; had 2 sons: Frank and John. Frank d. 25 Mar 1915 by accidental shooting. Parents: Jose Dolores DURAN, b. CO 1894 and Benigna MAREZ, b. CO. Survived by son, John, Ft. Sill, OK; aged mother, 2 brothers: Juan J. and Santiago; 2 sisters: Mrs. Maria Cruz D. VALDEZ and Mrs. Inocencia D. ROMERO. Burial: 6 Apr 1925; informant: John D. BROPHY, Ft. Sill, OK; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:93; The Clayton Citizen, 10 Apr 1925, Clayton, NM; d. cert.; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; final hearing on acct. of exc. Of will: 7 Mar 1927; notice to John BROPHY, Benigna DURAN, Santiago DURAN, Inocencia ROMERO and Mary C. VALDEZ; The Clayton News, 27 Jan 1927, Clayton, NM.

BROSIER, Alexander Emerick, Dr. b. 9 Feb 1860, near Oxford, OH. d. 22 Jan 1940, Union Co., NM; 8 mi. W of Amistad; 79 yr 11 mo 13 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 32 yr. Wife: Mary E. of Malta, OH; md. 1898; she is 62 yr. had 2 children: Howard and Marjorie. Parents: Daniel BROSIER, b. NC and Marie EMERICK. Preceded in death by 2 brothers. Survived by wife, son, daughter, Marjorie HUFFMAN; brother-in-law, Harry SCOTT, who resides in the home; 3 sisters: Mrs. Dave MERIDETH, Mrs. Palmer MORRIS and Mrs. Walter OVERHOLTZ, all in OH. Burial: 24 Jan 1940; informant: Howard BROSIER, Grenville, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:260; The Clayton News, 31 Jan 1940; Union County Leader, 1 Feb 1940, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROSIER, Mary E. b. 7 Jun 1877. d. 21 Apr 1969; 91 yr. Husband: Dr. Alexander Emerick BROSIER; deceased. She and her husband were pioneer residents of Amistad, NM; they came from OH in 1907; moved to Clayton in 1945. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marjorie TOEPPER, Clayton, NM and son, Howard, Amarillo, TX. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 23 Apr 1969, Clayton, NM.

BROTHERTON, Bartlett b. 20 Jun 1856, near Knoxville, TN. d. 8 Dec 1927, Clayton, Union, NM; at home; 71 yr 5 mo 18 da. Wife: Mary Ann DAVIS, md 28 Mar 1915; deceased. Father: Moses BROTHERTON. Preceded in death by wife, 2 sons and a daughter. Survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Lewis HOLCOMB and Mrs. Earl SELDERS, both of Clayton, NM; and by a brother. Burial: 9 Dec 1927; informant: Lewis HOLCOMB, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:215; The Clayton News, 15 Dec 1927, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROTHERTON, John b. 20 Feb 1874, Howell Co., MO. d. 15 Dec 1920, Clayton, Union, NM; 46 yr 9 mo 25 da. Wife: Mollie. Father: Bartlett BROTHERTON, b. NC. Burial: 16 Dec 1920; informant: Lewis HOLCOMB; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BROWN, Baby Boy b. & d. 18 Oct 1944. Parents: William E. BROWN, b. Tyrone, OK and Carrol HURLEY, b. Fort Riley, TX. Burial: 19 Oct 1944; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:119; Kilburn Small Book 7; d. cert.

BROWN, Donald Durwood b. 19 Nov 1913, Dunlap, OK. d. 12 Nov 1931, Clayton, Union, NM; 17 yr 11 mo 24 da; single; youngest son. Parents: William Fred BROWN, b. IL and Evalina Gill WAYMAN, b. IL. Survived by parents and 2 brothers, William and Wayne. Burial: 14 Nov 1931; informant: father; cemetery inscription; Winchester 2:161; Union County Leader, 19 Nov 1936, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROWN, Laverne BOGGS b. 21 May 1886. d. 11 Jan 1919; influenza. Husband: G.R. BROWN, b. 23 May 1869; md. 29 Jun 1908, Union Co., NM. Survived by 1 child, mother, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 11 Jan 1919, Clayton, NM; The Swastika, 17 Jan 1919, Des Moines, NM.

BROWN, Margaret Delina BRALEY b. 18 Feb 1874, Carroll Co., AR. d. 29 Mar 1944, Clayton, Union, NM. 28 Mar 1944, at home of E.H. BECKNER; 70 yr 1 mo 10 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 23 yr. Husband: Melvin G. BROWN, 75 yr; md. 18 Dec 1902. Parents: Alfred J. BRALEY, b. Coffee Co., TN and Jane SLEED, b. Carroll Co., AR. Survived by husband; 2 sons: Roy, Clayton, NM and Lloyd, Mt. Dora, NM; 2 daughters: Mrs. Ora SUBER, Mawrytown, OH and Mrs. Hess BECKNER, Clayton, NM; 4 sisters: Mrs. Bertha BECK, Colorado Springs, CO; Mrs. Harve THORNTON, Ocie, MO; Mrs. Carl DILLION, Deora, CO and Mrs. M.W. McCLOY, Morse, TX; 2 brothers: C.E. BRALEY, Redmond, OR and W.R. BRALEY, Buena Park, CA. Burial: 30 Mar 1944; informant: Mrs. Hess BECKNER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:104; Union County Leader, 6 Apr 1944, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BROWN, Melvin Gilbert b. 28 Oct 1868, Nevada, Dade, MO. d. 12 Apr 1956, Selters Rest Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 87 yr; came to Union Co., NM in 1921; eldest son. Wife 1): Margaret BRALEY; md. 18 Dec 1902, near Branson, MO; she d. 28 Mar 1944; 4 children. Wife 2): Grace COOK of Mountain View, OK; md. 22 Aug 1948. Parents: Richard Merrian BROWN and Martha GOODSON. Survived by wife; children: Mrs. Ora O. SURBER, South San Gabriel, CA; Roy BROWN and Mrs. Hess BECKNER, Clayton, NM and Lloyd BROWN; sisters, OR; half-sister, Mrs. R.M. BROWN, Stratford, OK. Burial: 14 Apr 1956; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:181; Union County Leader, 18 Apr 1956, Clayton, NM.

BROWN, Roy Melvin b. 23 Aug 1905, Clarendon, TX. d. 6 Nov 1989, Clayton, Union, NM; 84 yr 2 mo 13 da; resident of Union Co., NM since 1912. Wife: Eden Grace POLSON; md. 17 Dec 1927, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Melvin Gilbert BROWN and Margaret Jane DELANEY BRALY. Survived by wife; daughter, Jeanine CHELF, Denver, CO; son, Charles Gilbert BROWN, Childress, TX; sister, Ursla BECKNER, Amarillo, TX. Burial: 8 Nov 1989; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 8 Nov 1989, Clayton, NM.

BROWN, William E. b. 21 Dec 1884, AR. d. 20 Nov 1977, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 92 yr 10 mo 29 da; came to Union Co., NM in 1917; single. Parents: James E. BROWN and Sarah Elizabeth SIMMONS. Burial: 23 Nov 1977; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 23 Nov 1977, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BROWNFIELD, Christianna See: BUTLER, Christianna. d. 19 Nov 1907. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BRUNS, Herman E. b. 29 Mar 1913. d. 11 Dec 1913. Parents: Herman BRUNS and Emma JOST. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1; The Clayton News, 13 Dec 1913, Clayton, NM.

BRYAN, Baby Girl b. &d.: 8 Oct 1946, Clayton, Union, NM; 2 hr 5 min. Parents: George R. BRYAN, Jr., b. Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH and Jeanne E. MILLHOFF, b. Cleveland, OH. Burial: 9 Oct 1946; informant: W.C.D. MILLHOFF, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BRYANT, Artie EMBRY b. 15 Aug 1891, Welches Creek, KY. d. 21 Feb 1975, Lakeview Christian Home, Carlsbad, Eddy; 83 yr. Husband: Lonnie B. BRYANT; md. 23 (22) Dec 1911, Welches Creek, KY; he d. 21 Nov 1974. Parents: Green EMBRY and Arziana VITATO. Survived by daughter, Mildred KILBURN, Clayton, NM. Burial: informant: Mildred KILBURN; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 26 Feb 1975, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BRYANT, Delmar Duane b. 13 Jan 1933 d. 13 Sep 1994.

BRYANT, Lonnie B. b. 15 Aug 1888, Welches Creek, KY. d. 21 Nov 1974, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 86 yr; resident of Clayton, NM since 1964. Wife: Artie EMBRY; md. 22 (23) Dec 1911, Welches Creek, KY. Survived by wife; daughter, Mildred KILBURN, Clayton, NM; brother, John, Beaver Dam, KY; 2 granddaughters: Kay LANGE, Glenfalls, NY and Jeannine SCHNITZER, Anderson, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Nov 1974, Clayton, NM.

BRYANT, Robert A. b. 23 Nov 1928, Walters, OK. d. 8 Apr 1980, VA Hospital, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 51 yr 4 mo 15 da. Veteran: U.S. Army. Wife: Margaret L. SHANNON; md. 25 Jul 1954, Tucumcari, Quay, NM. Parents: Charles C. BRYANT and Olive G. VINYARD. Survived by wife, Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Brenda LOVEJOY, Clayton, NM; son, Michael BRYANT, Albuquerque, NM; 4 brothers: Amos, Hutchinson, KS; Wayne and Rex, both of Shreveport, LA and Charles, Walters, OK; 4 sisters: Jonnie Faye HARRIS, Park Rapids, MN; Nellie Mae HUGGINS, Happy Jack, AZ; Billie Joyce GREEN, Commerce, TX and Mildred ROWE, Shawnee, OK. Burial: 11 Apr 1980; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 9 Apr 1980, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BUCHANAN, Evelyn HAYES b. 13 Sep 1908, Morton's Gap, KY. d. 19 Dec 1969, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 61 yr; resident of Union Co., NM since 1930; organist for the Methodist Church, 1932-1966. Husband: John V. BUCHANAN; md. 1926, Chicago, IL. Mother: Mrs. Annie HAYES. Survived by husband; daughter, Anna Lucille HAIGHT; son, John V., Jr.; mother and sister, Mrs. Lucille MILLER. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 24 Dec 1969, Clayton, NM.

BUCHANAN, John Victor b. 26 Jan 1901, Flournoy, KY. d. 25 Mar 1988, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 87 yr 1 mo 29 da; came to Clayton, NM in 1930 from Plainview, TX. Wife: Evelyn HAYES; md. 7 Aug 1926; she d. 19 Dec 1969. Parents: John Breckinridge BUCHANAN and Victoria Ann LINDO. Preceded in death by wife, 2 brothers and a sister. Survived by daughter, Ann HAIGHT (Jim), Rio Rancho, NM; son, John, Jr. (JoAnn), Las Vegas, NV and sister, Eva SKINNER, Morganfield, KY. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 30 Mar 1988, Clayton, NM.

BUCKLES, Finey b. 21 Dec 1921, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 24 Dec 1921, Clayton, Union, NM; 3 da; female. Parents: Robert H. BUCKLES, b. IL and Finey WOODS, b. MO. Burial: 24 Dec 1921; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 3; d. cert.

BUIS, Emery L. Pd. 5 Mar 1917; infant. Burial: Kilburn Small Book 1.

BULLARD, Gracie Ann SAUNDERS b. 1 Mar 1892, Anderson Co., TX. d. 31 Jul 1960, Gladstone, Union, NM; came to Gladstone, Union Co., NM in 1916. Husband: Henry Clay BULLARD; md. 22 Dec 1907, Memphis, TX; md. 52 yr. Parents: John W. SAUNDERS and Susan COOK. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Bonnie KISSEE; her only sister, Mrs. M.A. WILSON; 3 brothers: E.A. SAUNDERS, Lakeview, TX; J.C. SAUNDERS, Model, CO and J.R. SAUNDERS, Memphis, TX. Burial: 3 Aug 1960; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:110; Union County Leader, 24 Aug 1960, Clayton, NM.

BULLARD, Harry Clay b. 29 Sep 1884, near Hot Springs, AR. d. 16 Jan 1960, Gladstone, Union, NM; came to Union Co., NM in 1916 and settled near Gladstone, Union, NM; resided in state 43 yr. Wife: Gracie Ann SAUNDERS; md. Memphis, TX; had one daughter. Parents: William BULLARD and Frances AUtrEY. Preceded in death by only sister, Ada, and 1 brother, Charlie. Survived by wife; daughter, Mrs. Bonnie KISSEE, Tucumcari, NM; 3 brothers: Ernest, Abilene, TX; B.P., Texarkana, TX and Roy, Little Rock, AR. Burial: 19 Jan 1960; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:94; Union County Leader, 20 Jan 1960, Clayton, NM.

BURCH, Earl Chester b. 15 Feb 1904. d. 24 Dec 1969; 65 yr; came to NM with family in 1919. Retired from railroad. Veteran: WW II; NM Pvt U.S. Army. Survived by 2 brothers: Kenneth, Pueblo, CO and Raymond, Clayton, NM; 2 sisters: Mildred DAVES, Walsenburg, CO and Lorene GENtrY, Santa Fe, NM; aunt, Mrs. Ryan G. RENZ, Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 31 Dec 1969, Clayton, NM.

BURCH, Eva P. HUNTSINGER b. 30 Oct 1883, Ft. Madison, IA. d. 24 Dec 1961, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM. Husband: William BURCH; he d. 11 yr ago. Survived by 3 sons: Earl and Raymond, Clayton, NM and Kenneth, Pueblo, CO; 2 daughters: Mrs. Lorene GENtrY, Los Alamos, NM and Mrs. Mildred DAVES, Trinidad, CO; sister, Mrs. Ryan RENZ, Clayton, NM; brother, Oscar HUNTSINGER, Ft. Madison, IA. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 27 Dec 1961, Clayton, NM.

BURGIN, Delbert Ray b. 11 Sep 1892, Coats, KS. d. 4 Jan 1959, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 66 yr. Wife: Ruth McLAIN; md. 5 Dec 1916, Pratt, KS; had one daughter, Marietta. Parents: Robert BURGIN and Sarah LEDGEWAY. He was twelfth of 13 children. Preceded in death by parents; brothers: George, Fred and Gilbert; sisters: Gertrude, Amelia and Mae. Survived by wife, Felt, OK; daughter, Mrs. Mabry FOREMAN, Felt, OK; brother, Harry, Mead, KS; 4 sisters: Hattie ROARK, Lake City, KS; Jan ROARK, Pratt, KS; Ollie COFFEY, Hutchinson, KS and Lina McLAIN, Perryton, TX. Burial: 7 Jan 1958; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:5; UnionCountyLeader, 14 Jan 1959, Clayton, NM.

BURGIN, Ruth M. b. 1892 d. reserved. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BURCH, Minnie B. b. 9 Dec 1868, West Las Animas, CO. d. 26 Jun 1914, East Las Vegas, San Miguel, NM; 1913, gravestone. Husband 1): George A. BUSHNELL; md. 9 Dec 1884, Springer, Colfax, NM; he d. 1 Mar 1877;had 4 children: Charles L., b. 1887; Thomas G., b. 1891; Rose May, b. 1893; George A., b. 1896. Husband 2): Fred BURCH; he d. 1906;had son, Guy I., b. 24 May 1899 and d. 25 Jun 1908. Burial: 28 Jun 1914; cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 28 Jun 1914, Clayton, NM; final settlement of estate, 2 Nov 1915, Clayton, NM; The Clayton Citizen, 25 Nov 1915, Clayton, NM.

BURCH, Raymond Preston b. 27 Jan 1902, Ft. Madison, IA. d. 28 Aug 1973, Amarillo, TX; 71 yr; resided in state of NM for 60 yr; resident of Mt. Dora for 20 yr; Clayton for 40 yr; heavy engine operator. Wife: Thelma Valentine SPEER; md. 24 Oct 1926, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: William BURCH and Eva Pearl HUNTSINGER. Preceded in death by wife. Survived by son, Raymond P., Jr., Clayton, NM and a sister, Mildred DAVES, Walsenburg, CO. Burial: 30 Aug 1973; informant: Raymond BURCH, Jr.; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 29 May 1973, Clayton, NM; Kilburn Book.

BURCH, Thelma Valentine SPEER b. 15 Feb 1906, Owaneco, IL. d. 23 May 1951, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 45 yr; lived in Union Co., NM for 15 yr. Husband: Raymond P. BURCH; md. 24 Oct 1926, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Arthur Powell SPEER, d. 20 Oct 1950 and Willie May HIGGINS; had 1 child: Raymond P., Jr. Survived by husband, son, mother, 4 brothers: Marvin, Charles C., Donald, all of Oklahoma City, OK and Harlow E., Cassville, MO; 4 sisters: Mrs. Grace RYAN, Golden, MO; Mrs. Rose Mary MOORE, Amarillo, TX; Mrs. Fern LEACH, Cassville, MO and Willa Mae WILLARD, Oklahoma City, OK. Burial: 31 May 1951; informant: mother; cemetery inscription; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record; The Clayton News, 6 Jun 1951, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BURCH, Virgil b. 19 Jul 1911, Ft. Madison, IA. d. 26 Oct 1926, Clayton, Union, NM; 15 yr 3 mo 7 da; youngest son. Parents: William BURCH, b. Miami, IN and Eva HUNTSINGER, b. St. Madison, IA. Survived by parents, 3 brothers: Raymond, Earl, Kenneth; 2 sisters: Mildred and Lorene. Burial: 27 Oct 1926; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 4; The Clayton News, 28 Oct 1926, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BURCH, William Preston b. 30 Dec 1880, Miami Co., IN, d. cert. and newspaper; 1881, gravestone. d. 19 Dec 1949, Mt. Dora, Union, NM; 68 yr 11 mo 19 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 30 yr. Wife: Eva HUNTSINGER; md. 14 Aug 1901; had 6 children; one d. Father: Joseph L. BURCH. Survived by wife, 3 sons: Raymond, Clayton, NM; Earl, Mt. Dora, NM and Kenneth, Pueblo, CO; 2 daughters: Mrs. Lorene GENtrY, Los Alamos, NM; (only 1 named); brother, Glen, Bowling Green, OH. Burial: 21 Dec 1949; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 4 Jan 1950, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BURCHFIELD, Charlie L. b. 13 Mar 1882, near Rago, Kingman Co., KS. d. 25 Feb 1966, Clayton, Union, NM; 83 yr 11 mo 12 da; at age 12 yr moved to near Hunter, OK; came to Union Co., NM in 1913. Wife 1): Ethel JOHNSON; md. 1904; she d. 1939. 1 child, Audrey, who preceded him in death. Wife 2): Grace SECHRIST; md. 27 Jul 1942. Survived by wife, brother, Ellis, Los Angeles, CA. Burial: 27 Feb 1966; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 9 Mar 1966, Clayton, NM.

BURCHFIELD, Grace A. SECHRIST b. 13 Jan 1909. d. reserved. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BURK, Daniel C. b. 1885. d. 1968. Wife: Maude HAMBLIN. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BURK, Dora Pearl HIGGINS b. 10 Jun 1887, Star, TX. d. 17 Mar 1972, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; resident of Union Co., NM for 50 yr. Husband 1): Ed FAUBION; md. 1904 in Lampasas, TX; he d. 1923. Husband 2): Leck BURK; md. 1926 in Raton, Colfax, NM; he is deceased. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 22 Mar 1972, Clayton, NM.

BURK, Maude HAMBLIN b. 8 Jan 1891, Clinton, MO. d. 22 Dec 1944, Clapham, Union, NM; 53 yr 11 mo 14 da; lived in Union County, NM for 26 yr. Husband: Daniel C. BURK; md. 1906, Okmulgee, OK. Parents: Jasper HAMBLIN, b. Portland, OR and Clara May WARREN. Survived by husband; son, LeRoy, Wichita, KS; sister, Bertha MANN, Tulsa, OK; 2 brothers: Johnny HAMBLIN, Eufaula, OK and Joe HAMBLIN, Pereone, ID. Burial: 26 Dec 1944; informant: husband; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:125; Union County Leader, 28 Dec 1944, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BURNETT, Roy Thomas d. 1 Nov 1960; 50 yr. Parents: George BURNETT and Ethel COTTINGHAM. Burial: 4 Nov 1960; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record.

BURTON, Harry Raymond b. 28 Nov 1908, Arnett, Ellis, OK. d. 21 Sep 1987, Country Life Manor Nursing Home, Clayton, Union, NM; 80 yr 9 mo 23 da; resident of Clayton, Union, NM for 26 yr. Wife: Mary E. QUINTANA; md. 2 Nov 1953. Parents: Lawrence Henry BURTON, b. IN and Olive McKELVY, b. MI. Preceded in death by 3 brothers: Walter, Bill and Fred BURTON; 4 sisters: Viola, Dolly, Lottie and Opal. Survived by wife and 2 sons: Harry, Jr., and Samuel Lawrence, both of Amarillo, TX. Burial: 24 Sep 1987; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 23 Sep 1987, Clayton, NM; St. Francis Xavier Parish Record.

BUSHNELL, George A. b. 18 Jul 1851, England. d. 1 Mar 1897. Wife: Minnie BOGGS; md. 9 Dec 1884, Springer, Colfax, NM. Children: Charles L., b. 1887; Thomas G., b. 1891; Rose May, b. 1893 and George A., b. 1896. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 10 Jun 1992, Clayton, NM.

BUSHNELL, George Lilburn b. 26 Jun 1908. d. 25 Apr 1963, Los Angeles, CA; 54; married. Survived by son, Kenneth (and his wife, Rene), Honolulu, HI; mother, Mrs. Charlie BUSHNELL, Paris, KY. Burial: 29 Apr 1963; cemetery inscription.

BUSHNELL, Margaret Ann MOORE b. 8 Dec 1853, Louisa Co., IA. d. 15 Oct 1935, 5 mi W of Clayton, Union, NM; 81 yr 10 mo 7 da; resided in Union Co., NM for 28 yr. Husband 1): John WILBURG; he d. 1895; 6 children; 3 living: Will, Des Moines, IA; Harry, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Warren HEALD, Farley, NM. Husband 2): C.J.H. BUSHNELL; md. 1917; he d. 23 Jun 1929. Parents: James MOORE, b. Ireland and Mary WIAZ, b. PA. Burial: 16 Oct 1935; informant: Harry WILBURG, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:72; Union County Leader, 17 Oct 1935, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUSHNELL, Rose May b. 5 Mar 1893, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 3 Jan 1992, Denver, CO; 98 yr; never married. Parents: George BUSHNELL and Minnie BOGGS. Survived by a niece, Mrs. James I. KERNEY, Mechanicsburg, PA. Burial: 13 Jun 1992; Union County Leader, 10 Jun 1992 Clayton, NM.

BUSHNELL, Thelma Rose b. 29 Aug 1913. d. 12 May 1914, Clayton, Union, NM; 7 mo; measles. Parents: Charles L. and Virgie BUSHNELL. Burial: cemetery inscription; The Clayton News, 16 May 1914, Clayton, NM.

BUSHNELL, Thomas George b. 21 Jan 1891, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 21 Aug 1978, Brown Hotel, Springer, Colfax, NM; 87 yr 7 mo. Wife: Virginia TAYLOR; deceased. Parents: George BUSHNELL and Minnie BOGGS. Survived by 2 sons: Tom Gene, Santa Fe, NM; Perry K., Richland, WA; sister, Rose BUSHNELL, Denver, CO. Burial: cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 23 Aug 1978, Clayton, NM.

BUTCHELL, Frank b. 8 Jun 1862, TX. d. 21 Feb 1950, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 87 yr; never married. Burial: 23 Feb 1950; cemetery inscription; d. cert.

BUTCHER, Joe b. 19 Sep 1893, Holland; 22 Jul 1888, gravestone. d. 10 Mar 1967, VA Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 73 yr; single; resided in state of NM 53 yr. Veteran: WW I. Father: Frank BUTCHER, b. Holland. Burial: 12 Mar 1967; informant: Jim MASSEY; cemetery inscription; Winchester 7:136; Union County Leader, 15 Mar 1967, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, Christianna See: BROWNFIELD, Christianna. b. 27 Sep 1837. Burial: cemetery inscription.

BUTLER, Daniel Austin b. 23 Dec 1944, Amarillo, TX. d. 3 Dec 1982, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; 37 yr 11 mo 10 da; graduated from Clayton High School in 1962; single. Veteran: U.S. Army. Parents: Harley Hancock BUTLER and Cecelia FINCHER. Survived by parents, Clayton, NM; 2 brothers: David H., Las Cruces, NM and Donald J., Clayton, NM; sister, Diana BUTLER FOREMAN, Iola, KS. Burial: 6 Dec 1982; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 8 Dec 1982, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, David Harley b. Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM. d. 1 Dec 2000, Las Vegas, NV; 1966 graduate of Clayton High School; attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, where he earned an Associate Degree in Business. Veteran: US Navy; Navy Nuclear Submarine Division, Chief Petty Officer; served 8 years; had lived in Las Vegas, NV since 1995. Survived by: his twin sister, Dianna BUTLER FOREMAN of Danville, KY; and a brother, Donald J. BUTLER of Clayton. Burial: cremains; Hass Funeral Directors; Amarillo Daily News, 7 Dec 2000.

BUTLER, Harley Hancock b. 1 Apr 1906, Jeffersonville, IN. d. 7 Sep 1989, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 83 yr 5 mo 6 da; came to Clayton, NM in 1924. Wife: Cecelia FINCHER; md. 30 Jun 1941, Boise City, Cimarron, OK. Parents: Minor BUTLER and Rebecca SKAGGS. Preceded in death by son, Daniel A., 3 Dec 1982. Survived by wife; 2 sons: David H., Rio Rancho, NM and Donald J., Clayton, NM; daughter, Diana FOREMAN, Danville, KY. Burial: 9 Sep 1989; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 13 Sep 1989, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, Joe Thomas b. 26 Oct 1909, Clarkson, KY. d. 17 May 1962, Grants, Valencia, NM; came to Clayton, NM with his family in 1923. Veteran: WW II; Signal Corps. Parents: Minor BUTLER and Rebecca SKAGGS. Survived by mother; sister, Mrs. Grace STURGES, Grants, NM; brother, Harley H., Clayton, NM. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 23 May 1962, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, Lula Mae GILES b. 24 Mar 1887, Grimes Co., TX. d. 9 Aug 1937, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, NM; 50 yr 4 mo 15 da; angina pectoris; resided in state of NM for 28 yr. Husband: Ed BUTLER; md. 20 Dec 1904. Had 4 children; 2 preceded her in death. Parents: Ed GILES, b. Gaines Co., TX and Martha , b. GA. Survived by husband; son, Edward; daughter, Ruby Mae, 12 yr., mother. Burial: 12 Aug 1937; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:157; Union County Leader, 19 Aug 1937, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, Mary Ellen b. 15 May 1908, Clarkson, KY. d. 12 Apr 1927, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 18 yr 10 mo 28 da; single. Parents: Minor BUTLER, b. KY and Rebecca SKAGGS, b. KY. Survived by parents; sister, Grace; 3 brothers: Harley H., Joe and Woodrow. Burial: 14 Apr 1927; informant: Grace BUTLER, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:187; The Clayton News, 14 Apr 1927, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUTLER, Rebecca SKAGGS b. 14 Aug 1880, Horntown, KY. d. 31 Oct 1964, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; came to Clayton, NM in 1923; was the eldest of 5 children; lived with daughter in Grants, NM, but was visiting her son at the time of her death. Husband: Minor BUTLER of Litchfield, KY; md. fall of 1903; he d. Jun 1940. Parents: Abraham and Adeline SKAGGS. Survived by son, Harley H., Clayton, NM; daughter, Mrs. Grace L. STURGES, Grants, NM; sister, Mrs. Sarah NICHOLS, Winfield, KS; brother, John SKAGGS, Streator, IL. Burial: cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 4 Nov 1964, Clayton, NM.

BUTLER, T.E. Pd. 27 Oct 1916. Burial: cemetery inscription; Kilburn Small Book 1.

BUTLER, Woodrow Wilson b. 29 Oct 1912, KY. d. 29 Apr 1928, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 15 yr 6 mo; injuries in automobile accident with Scouts on Sat; came to Clayton, NM in 1923; youngest child. Parents: Minor BUTLER, b. KY and Rebecca SKAGGS, b. KY. Survived by parents; brother, Harley H.; sister, Grace, and brother, Joe. Burial: 1 May 1928; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:234; The Clayton News, 26 Apr 1928, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUTT, Caroline Gladys b. 27 Jul 1930, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 27 Jan 1931, St. Joseph's Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 6 mo. Parents: Leo BUTT, b. IL and Abbie DODDS, b. NM. Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. I.T. DODDS, Clayton, NM and Mr. and Mrs. H.P. BUTT, New Home, NM. Burial: 29 Jan 1931; informant: H.P. BUTT, Clayton, NM; The Clayton News, 28 Jan 1931, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUTT, Herbert P. b. 13 Feb 1879, Winfield, KS. d. 19 Apr 1946, Clayton, Union, NM; 67 yr 2 mo 6 da; lived in Union County, NM for 36 yr; homesteaded in New Home community, 1 Mar 1910. Wife: Iva G. PAGE, age 62 yr; md. 1902, Decatur, IL; had 8 children; 1 d. in infancy. Parents: John BUTT, b. PA and Isabelle DISNEY. Survived by wife; children: Leo, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Opal AARON, Seneca, NM; Mrs. Helen EDMONDSON, Greenville, CA; Karl, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Rosealea trOUPE, Clayton, NM; John, Guymon, OK and Herbert, Manila; 2 brothers: Chan and Ray, Decatur, IL and sister, Mrs. Goldie LASH, Findlay, IL. Burial: 22 Apr 1946; informant: wife; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:161; The Clayton News, 24 Apr 1946; Union County Leader, 25 Apr 1946, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUTT, Iva Gertrude PAGE b. 4 Jan 1884, Moroa, IL. d. 5 Aug 1954, Clayton, Union, NM; 70 yr 7 mo 1 da; lived in Union Co., NM for 7 yr; came to Clayton in 1902; homesteaded in New Home community in 1909. Husband: Herbert Pat BUTT; md. 12 Oct 1902; he is deceased. Parents: George PAGE and Miss LUKER. Preceded in death by husband and infant daughter. Survived by 7 children: Leo, Karl, John, Opal AARON, Rosealea trOUPE, Clayton, NM; Helen KIME, Sacramento, CA and Herbert B., Spearman, TX; 3 sisters: Mrs. Isom RIDDLE, Clinton, IL; Mrs. Charlie HOUSHIN, Wapella, IL and Mrs. Jim BERRY, Houston, TX; brother, Bill PAGE, Bloomington, IL. Burial: 8 Aug 1954; informant: Leo BUTT, Clayton, NM; cemetery inscription; Winchester 5:124; Union County Leader, 11 Jul 1954, Clayton, NM; d. cert.

BUTT, John Page b. 24 Dec 1919, Mansker, Union, NM. d. 13 Sep 1972, Amarillo, TX; 52 yr; heart attack. Veteran: WW II; NM 1st St Army Air Force AM & 2 OLC. Wife: Cyvilla GARST; md. 15 Jul 1944, Springfield, MA Parents: Herbert Pat BUTT and Iva Gertrude PAGE. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Johnnie, Albuquerque, NM; Thomas P., El Cajon, CA and Herbert P., Clayton, NM; 2 brothers: Karl, Clayton, NM and Herbert, Spearman, TX; 3 sisters: Helen KIME and Roselea trOUPE, Sacramento, CA; Opal AARON, Clayton, NM. Burial: 16 Sep 1972; cemetery inscription; Kilburn Book; Union County Leader, 20 Sep 1972, Clayton, NM.

BUTT, Karl K. b. 13 Jun 1915, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 13 Jun 1983, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 68 yr. Wife: Lava WETSEL; md. 22 Aug 1937, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Herbert Pat BUTT; he d. 1946 and Iva PAGE; she d. 1954. Preceded in death by 3 brothers: Leo, 1969; John, 1972; and Herbert, 1978. Survived by wife, Clayton, NM; 3 sons: Gary, Jack and Jimmie, all of Clayton, NM; 3 sisters: Opal AARON and Rosealea trOUPE, both of Sacramento, CA; Helen KIME, Oceanside, CA; 4 grandchildren. Burial: 15 Jun 1983; Union County Leader, 15 Jun 1983, Clayton, NM; Schooler-Hass.

BUTT, Leo Lloyd b. 17 Feb 1906 d. 29 Jun 1969, Clayton, Union, NM; 63 yr. Wife: Abbie DODDS; md. 19 May 1929, Union Co., NM. Preceded in death by a daughter. Survived by wife; 4 daughters: Marilyn GILLESPIE, Boise City, OK; Jane COWART, Socorro, NM; Ann SWAGERTY and Phyllis STEPHENSON, Clayton, NM; son, Bill, Clayton, NM; 3 sisters: Rosalea trOUPE and Helen KIME, Sacramento, CA and Opal AARON, Clayton, NM; 3 brothers: Herbert, Spearman, TX; Karl and John, Clayton, NM. Burial: 1 Jul 1969; cemetery inscription; Union County Leader, 2 Jul 1969, Clayton, NM.

BYLER, Enos K. b. 3 Jan 1872, PA. d. 4 Nov 1936, Union Co., NM; 64 yr 10 mo 2 da, Resident of Cuates, NM; had lived in Union Co., NM for 27 yr; single. Burial: 7 Nov 1936; informant: John LOCK, Clayton, NM; Kilburn Small Book 5; Union County Leader, 12 Nov 1936, Clayton, NM; Praire Dale and Grandview items.

BYLER, Homer W. b. 14 Apr 1890, Trinidad, CO. d. 12 Feb 1980, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 89 yr 9 mo 28 da; resident of Clayton, NM for 25 yr; came to Clayton from Denver, CO. Wife: Elizabeth G. RYAN. Parents: Homer E. BYLER and Carrie WOODWORTH. Survived by daughter, Marie KALE and granddaughter, Patricia M. GRACE, both of Mission Viejo, CA. Burial: 15 Feb 1980; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass; Union County Leader, 13 Feb 1980, Clayton, NM.

BYRNES, Grace FITZPAtrICK b. 3 Jun 1883, Bloomington, IL. d. ca 4 or 5 Jan 1933, Clayton, Union, NM; found dead on 7 Jan 1933; probably had been dead 2 or 3 days; 49 yr; natural causes. Husband: Lee E. BYRNES; divorced. Father: Bernard FITZPAtrICK. Survived by former husband and son, Gordon, Las Vegas, NM; mother and 2 sisters in Nebraska. Burial: informant: divorced husband; d. cert.; Union County Leader, 12 Jun 1933; The Clayton News, 11 Jan 1933, Clayton, NM.

BYRNES, Maudean LEMONS b. 31 Aug 1901, Brownwood, TX. d. 3 Jan 1975, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 73 yr; resident of Clayton, NM for 35 yr. Husband: John Lewis BYRNES, deceased. Parents: William R. LEMONS and Martha DAVIS. Survived by 2 sisters: Mrs. Velma JAGER, Clayton, NM; Mrs. Ada BROCKMAN, Raton, NM; brother, Hugh LEMONS, Logan, IA. Burial: 7 Jan 1975; informant: Velma JAGER; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass.

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