Eugene G. Twitty Colfax County, New Mexico

Eugene G. Twitty, deputy county clerk of Colfax County, making his home in Raton, was for a number of years connected with the cattle industry of this section of the country, and is a worthy representative of a high type of citizenship in the southwest. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 1861, and is a son of Edward and Elizabeth (Jones) Twitty. He spent his boyhood and youth in Chicago, pursuing his education in the public schools there, and on the 6th of June, 1881, arrived in New Mexico, in company with his father. He located at Vermejo Park, where he engaged in the cattle business, residing there until 1889, and from 1882 was associated in business with his brother. They were squatters on a grant, which in 1889 they sold to the Maxwell Land Grant Company, at which time Mr. Twitty of this review entered the employ of that company as bookkeeper in charge of their accounts connected with their farming and cattle-raising interests. He was thus employed from September, 1889, until March, 1901, at Cimarron, and in February, 1892, became a resident of Raton.

After leaving the Maxwell Land Grant Company he gave his attention to the cattle business on Point creek, where he still owns a ranch, devoted exclusively to his cattle interests, which return him a good income annually. Since the 1st of January, 1905, he has held the position of deputy county clerk of Colfax County, and is proving a most capable official, being systematic, prompt and reliable in the performance of the duties which devolve upon him. In his political views he is a Republican, and fraternally is connected with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is popular in his community and has a wide and favorable acquaintance.

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

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