H. L. Gammon Grant County, New Mexico

H. L. Gammon, a millwright and mechanic conducting a contracting business in Lordsburg, is a native of Maine, born November 30, 1850. His youth was passed in the Pine Tree state and he learned the millwright's trade in Comstock, Nevada, where he also gained practical knowledge of mining in its various departments and operation. He came to New Mexico in 1882, locating at Leitendorf as a millwright and subsequently became master mechanic for the Detroit Mining Company at Morenci, Arizona. However, he spent one year at Lake Valley, New Mexico, before going to Arizona, and after two years passed in the latter territory he returned to Lordsburg and erected a mill at Leitendorf. He has, however, made his headquarters at Lordsburg continuously since and is actively engaged in putting up and operating mining machinery. In this way he has contributed in practical manner to the development of the country, which finds one of its chief sources of income in its mineral deposits.

Mr. Gammon married Miss Isabella Bartlett, of Texas, in 1887. Their children are: N. A., attending military school at Roswell; Mabel, Lottie, and Malcolm.

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

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