King Cemetery
By Belva Wiggins Whitfield
January 2004
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King Cemetery is located as follows:  R-37E, T-13S, Sec.32.  Five and one-half miles east of McDonald, NM, on State Road 18, then one mile north down to fence row. The Index List was compiled by Belle Elizabeth Jackson Reed and husband Jimmy Ray Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Brown, Charter members of the Lea County Genealogical Society of Lovington, NM.

Submitted by Belva Wiggins Whitfield [email protected]

Beginning in the Southeast Corner  * means additions 

# LAST FIRST DOB DOD COMMENTS
1. REED
Lurena J. Feb. 16, 1854 Mar. 17, 1917
 *3 graves enclosed in iron fence & gate. Set by J. L. Reed on 4-20-1963.
**Lurena & John H.F. were grandparents of Naomi Harris.
2. REED John H. F. Aug. 25,1851 Feb. 3, 1917 * above
3. REED Rosa Lee Jan. 30, 1893 Nov. 3, 1918 * above
4. (Set by J. L. Reed 4-20-1963)
5. 3 unmarked graves
BEAL Twins Dec 29, 1912
6. O'NEAL R. T. Mar. 25,1923 Mar. 25, 1924
7. O'NEAL Henry Lee May 5, 1914 Mar. 13 1924
8. 2 sunken, unmarked gaves
9. BOLIVER Emiley 1901 1919 Daughter of T.E & M.R. TAYLOR
10. 2 sunken, unmarked graves
11. WARD Helen M. Feb. 5, 1924 Feb.28, 1924
12. HITE Ollie Obetz Dec. 6, 1897 Oct. 12, 1918 Daughter of N.W. Hite & wife
13. HITE N. W. Dec. 16, 1861 Mar. 16, 1935
14. HITE Alice M. 1865 1942
15. HITE A. F.(Aniel) Oct 9, 1885 Mar. 16, 1943 Headstone broken.
17. COGGIN Melvina Oct. 25, 1872 Jan. 29, 1946
18. COGGIN Levie Nov. 27, 1859 April 3, 1948
19. PURDIN Emma V 1874 1914 Engraved on a piece of wood.
20. ARNOLD,  Florence (Hodge) 1913 
     1. On a mound of cement.
     2. Surrounded by flat rocks.
          Possibly a child, with a funeral home marker, not legible
21. JOHNSON B. C. No date July 20, 1913
22. Grave marked with wooden slat in cement.
23. MAYFIELD Rev. Gilbert 1842 1912 Large wrought iron fence.
24. HAND Richard McKinney Aug. Feb. 15, 1912
25. FISH Francis 1912 Mother in law to Richard Hand

Beginning in the Northwest corner.

1. LEWIS Fredonia J July 17, 1852 Mar. 18, 1911 Second burial in King Cemetery.
2. 1 marked with wooden slab.
3. 1 marked with rock.
4. KING 1911 Founder of King, NM
5. KING John Mar. 5, 1840 Jan. 11, 1912
6. ROGERS William B. Feb. 7, 1834 May 12, 1913
7. CLAYTON Mary Jane (Gilbert) Sept. 15, 1837 Dec. 20, 1915 Mother of Sarah Josephine Clayton Wiggins. Married to Sterling Moses Clayton WIGGINS
8. "Sadie Jane" Sarah Josephine (Clayton) Feb. 12, 1856 Mar. 31, 1926 Married to Alfred Taylor Wiggins
9. LYON Myrtle N. June 28, 1891 Jul. 18, 1973
10. LYON Emit C. Feb. 28, 1881 March 14, 1938
11-13. 3 unmarked - sunken)
14. REED Charles H. Nov 28, 1880 Jan. 24, 1919
15-16. Twins - infant sons of Elwood T. Beal Dec. 29, 1912
17-18. 2 unmarked in wire fence enclosure)
19. HATHCOCK
(Father) Jesse Adam Aug 1, 1856 Jan 9, 1935
20. LANGLITZ Laura A. 1860 1912 Daugher of Jesse Adam Hathcock
21. LANGLITZ Louis A. 1859 1948 Son of Jesse Adam Hathcock
22. MERONEY Augustus F. 1853 1912
23. MERONEY Mary Ann 1926 1941 Killed in car accident.
24. MERONEY Effie C 1892 1970
25. MERONEY FAIRWEATHER WILSON Effie C. Dec 25, 1917
26-27. 2 unmarked infants
28. DAVIS Junior Mar 15, 1914 Mar 23, 1914 Son of William E. and Julia Davis.
29 SMITH Pearline Jan 21, 1924 1924?
30. SMITH, Maggie Feb 5, 1914 Mar 22, 1914 Daughter of Ada and Charlie Smith
31. SMITH
(Mother) Ada Dec 2, 1881 May 2, 1930
32. SMITH
(Father) Charlie A. Apr 28, 1866 June 11, 1953

Alphabetical Listing

(Added names are marked by **

Submitted by Belva Wiggins Whitfield [email protected]

LAST FIRST DOB DOD COMMENTS
2 sunken, unmarked graves
2 sunken, unmarked graves
3 unmarked graves
ARNOLD
. Florence (Hodge) 1913 1. On a mound of cement.
2. Surrounded by flat rocks.
Possibly a child, with a funeral home marker, not legible
BELL  ** Dec. 29, 1912 Infant sons of Elwood T Bell
BOLIVER Emiley 1901 1919 Daughter of T.E & M.R. TAYLOR
CLAYTON ** Mary Jane (Gilbert) Sept 15, 1837 Dec 20, 1915 Mother of Sarah Josephine Clayton Wiggins
Wife of Starling Moses Clayton
COGGIN Melvina Oct. 25, 1872 Jan. 29, 1946
COGGIN Levie Nov. 27, 1859 April 3, 1948
FISH Francis 1912 Mother in law to Richard Hand
Grave marked with wooden slat in cement.
HAND Richard McKinney Aug. Feb. 15, 1912 Son of Francis Fish
HATHCOCK ** (Father) Jessie Adam Aug 1, 1856 Jan 9, 1935
HITE Ollie Obetz Dec. 6, 1897 Oct. 12, 1918 Daughter of N.W. Hite & wife
HITE N. W. Dec. 16, 1861 Mar. 16, 1935
HITE Alice M. 1865 1942
HITE A. F.(Aniel) Oct 9, 1885 Mar. 16, 1943 Headstone broken.
JOHNSON B. C. No date July 20, 1913
KING  ** 1911 Founder of King
KING ** John Mar 5, 1840
LEWIS  ** Fredonia J July 17, 1852 Mar 18. 1911 Second burial in King Cemetery
LANGLITZ ** Laura A 1860 1912 Daughter of Jesse Adam Hathcock
LANGLITZ ** Louis A 1859 1948 Son of Jesse Adam Hathcock
LYON  ** Myrtle N June 28,1891 July 18, 1973
LYON ** Emit C Feb 28,1881 Mar 14, 1938
MAYFIELD Rev. Gilbert 1842 1912 Large wrought iron fence.
MERONEY  ** Augustus F 1853 1912
MERONEY  **
MERONEY  **
MERONEY ** Effie C FAIRWEATHER WILSON Dec 25, 1917
O'NEAL R. T. Mar. 25,1923 Mar. 25, 1924
O'NEAL Henry Lee May 5, 1914 Mar. 13 1924
PURDIN Emma V 1874 1914 Engraved on a piece of wood.
REED
Lurena J. Feb. 16, 1854 Mar. 17, 1917 
*3 graves enclosed in iron fence & gate. Set by John Luther Reed on 4-20-1963.
**Lurena & John H.F. were grandparents of Naomi Harris.
REED John H. F. Aug. 25,1851 Feb. 3, 1917 * above
REED Rosa Lee Jan. 30, 1893 Nov. 3, 1918 * above
ROGERS ** Wikkiam B Feb 7, 1834 May 7, 1813
SMITH  ** Pearline Jan 21, 1924 ?1924
SMITH ** Maggie (?) Feb 5, 1914 Mar 22, 1914 Daughter of Ada and Charlie Smith
SMITH  ** Ada Dec 2, 1881 May 2, 1930
SMITH  ** Charlie A Apr 28, 1866 June 11, 1953
WARD Helen M. Feb. 5, 1924 Feb.28, 1924
WIGGINS Sarah (Sadie) Josephine Feb 12, 1856 Mar. 31, 1926 Marker set by Belva Wiggins Whitfield

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