C. D. Boucher San Miguel County, New Mexico

C. D. Boucher, who is engaged in the grocery business in Las Vegas, New Mexico, came to this Territory on a visit to his brother in February, 1883 and, being so well pleased with the country and the climate, decided to remain here. He obtained employment from the Santa Fe Railroad Company, with which he was connected in the capacity of conductor until 1898. That year he purchased the grocery business of L H. Hofmeister in the old town of Las Vegas, conducted the store there successfully till August 1, 1903, when he removed to the new town, and here he has since continued to prosper.

Mr. Boucher was born in Bureau County, Illinois, near Mendota, and in the public schools of his native county received the foundation for his broader education which he obtained in the practical school of experience. From Illinois he went to Dakota. There he took claim to a tract of land, and while "proving up" on same conducted a grocery and drug business. He farmed his Dakota land until coming to New Mexico, as already stated. December 27. 1897, he had the misfortune to be in a wreck on the California Limited, at Hoehne, Colorado, where he sustained injuries which caused him to quit the railroad business.

At Raton. New Mexico, in 1888, Mr. Boucher married Miss Olive Olive of that place, and they have two children, Cecil and Roy. Mr. Boucher for years has been prominent and active in Masonic circles. He is senior warden of Chapman Lodge No. 2 and eminent commander of Las Vegas Commandery No. 2.

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

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