Animas Village Cemetery
Animas, Hidalgo, New Mexico
Submitted by Janet Wasson
and C. W. Barnum  25 October 2006
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Willard H. Arnold
Dec 23, 1892 - Dec 4, 1915 Willard Arnold was the son of Isaac and Josephine McFarland Arnold. Isaac was born in Ohio in 1861 to Israel and Mary Hill Arnold, married to Josephine McFarland in 1888 Burnet Co., Texas; daughter of James and Maria Scott McFarland.
Isaac and Josephine were the parents of three sons in addition to Willard:
Homan I. born in 1890, Frederick Hill born in 1896, and Paul Hunter born about 1902. All were born in Texas.
The Arnold family is shown in the 1910 Animas Station, Grant Co., NM census with Isaac self employed as an inventor.
The family remained there at least until 1917, when the eldest of the boys registered for the WWI draft. Homan was raising goats for Mohair and mutton, and Fred worked on a ranch.
By 1920, the family had relocated to Tucson, AZ, with the exception of Homan, who by that time was in El Paso, TX, where he remained with wife Ruth, until his death in 1971. Fred married Bonnie and had one daughter, Paul married Elizabeth Wall and had one daughter as well. Where they died is unknown.
Isaac and Josephine Arnold both died in Tucson; he on 4 October 1927 and she 12 November 1932. This cemetery has one grave with a marker. It has several unmarked graves. Photos #1  #2 #3  #4  #5