Isidore Armijo Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Isidore Armijo, clerk of the probate court and a resident of Las Cruces, was born February 15, 1871, in the city where he yet resides, and after attending the public schools of Las Cruces, continued his education in the Agricultural College. He conducted a store in Las Cruces for three or four years, and has since been in public office, first acting as official interpreter in the third district under Judge Parker for several years, the district then comprising Dona Ana, Grant and Sierra counties. He resigned to become a candidate for probate clerk in 1900, was elected in that year, again in 1902, at which time he had no opposition, and for a third term in 1904. He is a strong and stalwart supporter of Republican principles, but not a machine man, and is strenuously opposed to misrule in public office. He served for three years as a member of the school board, or until October, 1905, and was the first man to propose the erection of the new school house in Las Cruces, being still a member of the board when the building was completed in the summer of 1905.

Mr. Armijo was married, January 18, 1901, to Miss Jennie Archibald, a native of Trinidad, Colorado, and a daughter of Ebenezer and Anna (Wheaton) Archibald. Their only child is Ernestina, two years old, the pride of parents and town.

Mr. Armijo enlisted for service in the Spanish-American war with the Rough Riders, under Major W. H. H. Llewellyn, but the company was not accepted. He has served, however, with the National Guard, has been quartermaster sergeant of the regiment, and a member of the third battalion staff of the First Regiment Infantry. He was commissioned December 5, 1899, and served for two years. Fraternally he is connected with the Red Men and with the Fraternal Brotherhood.


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

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