H. H. De Luche San Juan County, New Mexico

H. H. De Luche, of Jewett, has resided in the Territory for more than a quarter of a century. He was born in Lewis County, New York, in 1857, and in 1863 was taken by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. De Luche, to Utah. The father purchased the Benning place in San Juan County, becoming one of the early residents of this part of the Territory.

H. H. De Luche came to the Territory in November, 1880, and has here since resided. He turned his attention to farming, and he assisted in building the first irrigation ditch in this locality in 1881. He also helped widen a ditch which was built in 1879 and this work was associated with Adam Wiley, John C. Bowen, Pat McLaughlin, L. S. Welch, A. F. Koehler and Henry Benning. His attention is now given to general farming and horticultural pursuits, and also to stock raising.

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

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