Governor Arny Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Still another pioneer of the county and widely known throughout the Territory was ex-Governor Arny, who, in November. 1881, died very suddenly in Topeka, Kansas, while on his way from New York to New Mexico. He had visited England in behalf of the heirs to the great Hyde estate, and is said to have had in his possession papers disposing of property amounting to $450,000,000. In the prosecution of these cases the deceased had spent all his money, mortgaged his home, and based his livelihood and his reputation upon the eventuality of establishing the rights of his clients; but sudden death cut him off when success seemed near at hand.

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

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