Taos County, New Mexico
By  Alberto Vidaurre©
Part 10: 1914 and 1915 of Taos County Obits
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Following is part 1 of the 1914 and 1915 Obits as found in the La Revista De Taos, New Mexico News Papers.

1- Cipriano Barela Age 76 of Canon de Taos, NM. Died Tuesday. Survived by 3 daughters and 3 sons. Names not listed.

2- Emilia Duran Age 40 of Dixon, NM. Died tuesday of this week. Survived by husband Antonio Roybal. Brother Tomas A. Montoya of El Prado, NM. Mother Nieves Trujillo 8 children and 5 brothers. Names not listed.

3- Gregorio Garcia of La Placita, NM. Died 19 Dec 1913 at 7:00 AM. Survived by 3 sons and 4 brothers. Names not listed.

4- Eliza Salazar Age 29 of San Luis Colo. Died in the Mercey Hospital, Denver, Colo. 2:00 PM 1 Jan 1914. Survived by Fathers A. A. Salazar. Buried in the San Luis, Colo Cemetery.

5- Ramoncita Jaramillo de Salazar Age 18 of Cerro, NM. Died 17 Dec 1913 at 3:00 AM. Survived by husband Elogio Salazar; Parents Manuel A. Jaramillo and Maria Mila de Jaramillo. Adopted mother Estipula Jaramillo and 3 sisters.

6- Lucesita T. de Medina Age 70 of Costilla, NM. Died 3 Jan 1914 at 10:00 PM. Suffered from Paralis (Paralysis) for 30 hours. Survived by 1 daughter and 2 sons. Names not listed.

7- Prudencia Elvira Vigil Age 8 years, 3 months and 17 days. Of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Daughter of F. A. Vigil and Silverita de Vigil and 7 brothers. Buried in the cemetery of Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores Church in Arroyo Seco, NM.

8- Juan B. Pacheco Age 56 of Ranchitos de Taos, NM. Died 12 Jan 1914 at 9:00 AM. Survived by wife Francisquita M. Pacheco. They were married for 34 years; Daughter Teodorita P. de Vigil; Son Flores Pacheco, 2 sisters and 1 brother named Diego Pacheco.

9- Elfego Tenorio of Trinidad, Colo. Died 11 Jan 1914 in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in Taos, NM 17 May 1866. Son of Juan A. Tenorio and Maria Ignacia Pacheco.

10- Bilia Montano Age 1 year and 8 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 2 Jan 1914 at 9:00 AM. Daughter of Leocadio Montano and wife. Name not listed.

11- Amalia Duran Age 6 Years and 8 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 1 Jan 1914 at 2:00 AM of Dipteria Fiebre Escarlatina (Diphtheria Fever Scarlet). Her sisters Eva Duran Age 5 years died 4 Jan 1914 of Fiebre Escarlatina. Daughters of Apolino Duran and wife. Name not listed.

12- Mauro Gallegos of Del Norte, Colo. Was shot and  killed by his son-in-law Luis Madrid who had married Gallegos' daughter only 1 month and 4 days prior. He shot Gallegos in the chest 2 times with a 38 caliber pistol. It was said that Gallegos came home from the Plaza under the influence of liquor and started arguing with his wife and that Luis Madrid got up out of bed and with out saying a word shot Mauro Gallegos twice. Luis Madrid was arrested and jailed. Gallegos is survived by Wife (No Name listed); Children Ana 18, Beatriz 15, Ignacita 12, Manuel 10, Tonita 8, Silviano 6 and Delfino Gallegos 1 years and 7 months old.

13- Cenaida Olonia Age 3 years, 8 months and 7 days of Los Cordova, NM. Died 27 Jan 1914 at 7:00 PM. Daughter of Jose Olonia and Francisquita T. Olonia, Sister Corina Olonia.

14- Juan Policarpio Romero Age 85 of Penasco, NM. Died 28 Jan 1914. He served as state senator for one term and as representative to the state legislature. Survived by wife Rosalia G. de Romero; Nephews Gregorio Griego, Patricio Martinez and Nieces Felicitas Griego, Genoveva Griego and Josefa Romero.

15- Elena Lujan Age 11 years, 8 months and 22 days of Clayton, NM. Died of Pneumonia 4 Feb 1914. Daughter of Mary W. (Wheaton) Lujan.

16- Soledad Valdez Age 86 of Cebolla, NM. Died 3 Feb 1914 at 10:00 AM. Survived by brother Juan D. Valdez.

17- Virginia T. Leyva Age 46 of Trinchera, Colo. Died 20 Jan 1914. Born in Ocate, NM. Parents Macario Trujillo and Antonia Sanchez. Husband Basilio Leyva, 4 sons Juan Pablo, Andres, Basilio, Jr., and Clodoveo Leyva Age 8; Daughter Rosana Age 6.

18- Tobias Maes Age 35 died  at Wagon Mound, NM. Resident of Piedre Lumbre, NM. He and his wife Jennie Kingsley were separated but were trying to work things out to get back together. 10 Feb 1914 they were going for a ride to talk things out. That evening Jennie Kingsley was found lying on the ground by road that leads to Wagon Mound. She was suffering from a gunshot wound and is in grave condition. Tobias Maes son of Vicente Maes was found lying on the ground dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. His right hand still held the pistol.

19- Evanglina Lucero de Gutierrez  of Maes, NM. Died 13 Feb 1914 at 9:00 AM about 1 and half hour after giving birth to a girl child. Survived by Parents Julian Lucero and Juanita Maes de Lucero; Husband Ramon Gutierrez and 3 children, the oldest being 9 years old; Brothers Luciano, Pedro and Antonio Lucero. She was born in Penasco, NM 15 June 1886. She came to Maes, NM in 1895 and in 1902 she married Ramon Gutierrez.

20- Catalina Zamora Age 72 of Las Animas, Colo. Died 10 Feb 1914. Survived by sons Andres, Sisto and David Pino.

21- Maria Altagracia De Herrera de Montoya of Del Norte, Colo. Died 29 Jan 1914 8:20 PM. Survived by husband Luis G. Montoya. She had suffered from Paralis (Paralysis) for 15 years as a result of taking the wrong medicine 11 April 1899. She was born In Bernallio County, NM. She moved to Colo in 1864 and in 1866 she married Luis Montoya in Golden City. That had 11 children.

22- Jacinto Romero de Bernal Age 87 of Costilla, NM. Died 20 June 1914 11:30 AM. Survived by husband Juan de Jesus Bernal; Children Juan s. Bernal, Gregorita de Bernal Arguello, Juan Andres Bernal, Francisquita Bernal de Montoya, Pedro A. Bernal and Luis Maria Bernal.

23- Maurice Williams Rancher from Watervale, Colo was killed at his ranch 18 Feb 1814. His body was placed on a sled, dragged and dropped over a cliff. He was then burned. The skeletal bones were examined by coroner B. B. Sipes. He was identified by the keys he carried. Miguel Martinez and his son Juan were arrested. It is said the William and the Martinez' had a disagreement 2 days prior. This crime brings to mind another one. The murder of Deputy Sheriff William Green and Jim Kelly, They were killed by cattle rustlers on the Johnson Mesa april 1896. They were ambushed and murdered and their bodies burned and then buried. 8 people were prosecuted for the murders. 3 were hanged, 3 received life sentences and 2 received lesser sentences. The 2 accused of killing Maurice William are relatives of those involved in the deputy sheriffs murders.

24- Nicolasa C. de LeDoux Age 92 of Taos, NM. Died Sunday Morning. Survived by sons Ricardo, Seferino, Abran and Santaigo LeDoux. Daughter Catalina L. de Cisneros.

25- Maria Filomena Brito de Fresquez of Wagon Mound, NM.Former Taos, NM resident. Died 3 march 1914. Survived by husband Jose Bivian Fresquez.

26- Josefita M. de Medina of Water Vale, Colo, Died 21 Feb 1914 of Hidropesia (Edema). She was born in La Villita Rio Arriba County, NM 19 March 1844. Parents Jose de Jesus Medina and Maria Dela Cruz Pacheco. She married Jose Rafael Medina 22 Oct 1862. They had 8 children. 3 still survive. They are Librada, Maria Soledad de Montoya and Andreeita de Hidalgo; Brother Juan Bautista Medina.

27- Eugenio Gonzales of Questa, NM. Died 6 March 1914 of Pneumonia. Survived by wife Maria Rosita V. de Gonzales; Sons Flavio, Maclovio, Ricardo, Benedicto and Crestino Gonzales; Daughters Irene G. de Rael, Sofia and Filomena G. de Duran. Buried in the Questa, NM Catholic Cemetery.

28- Captain Candelario Montoya Age 70 of Santa Fe, NM. Died 3 March 1914, He was the youngest Captain serving in the military in New Mexico during the 1860 Civil War.

29- Casimiro Baca Age 70 of Puerticito Socorro County NM was murdered. Alfred Chaves has been arrested and it is believed that Alfred Chavez tried to rob Casimiro Baca.

30- Francisco Martinez y Martinez Died 15 March 1914 at the residence of Eufracio Trujillo of El Prado, NM. He had served as Taos County Sheriff and Superintendent of the Taos County public schools.

31- Jesus Maria Chavez of Conegos, Colo. Died 4 March 1914. He is the father of Jose F. Chavez.

32- Teodorita LeFebre de Ortiz Age 66 of Maxwell, NM. Died 1 March 1914. Born in Taos, NM 1 July 1848. Survived by 3 sons, 1 daughter and 10 grandchildren.

33- Sotero Lopez Age 2 years and 10 months of Santa Cruz, NM. Died 8 March 1914 at 4:00 PM. Survived by father Juan Albino Lopez, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

34- Clobia Cisneros  almost 10 years old of Veda, NM. Died at 2:30 PM 6 March 1914. Survived by parents Marcelino Cisneros and Sofia L. de Cisneros; 5 Brothers. Names not listed.

35- Manuel Lujan Age 55 of Pagosa Junction, Colo. Died 5 March 1914 at 10:30 AM. Survived by wife Emilia Lujan; 4 sons and 1 daughter. Names not listed.

36- Refugio Blea de Padilla Age 18 of Santa Fe, NM. Was killed on College Street, Santa Fe, NM. 28 March 1914. She and the suspect Adolfo Padilla Age 25 were married  a little more than a year. They had been separated for 9 days. She was staying with her parents because he had battered her and  threatened to kill her. He was arrested and incarcerated. Tuesday morning about 200 masked persons forced open the doors to the jail and attacked Adolfo Padilla. "Stabbing him like he had stabbed his wife." He died about 11:00 AM Tuesday.

37- Candelaria Martinez Age 11 of Del Norte, Colo. Died 27 March 1914. Survived by parents Bartolo Martinez and Ignacita L. de Martinez; Grandmother Simonita Medina.

38- Aniceto Montoya Age 52 of Raton, NM. Died 6 April 1914. Survived by Wife Maria Lopez de Montoya, 1 daughter and 2 sisters. Names not listed.

39- Meliton VigiL Age 70 of Cerro, NM. Died 8 March 1914 10:00 PM. Survived by daughter Maria Teodorita Vigil and son-in-law Anastacio Archuleta.

40- Francisquito A. Bustos Age 13 days old of Santa Cruz, NM. Died 21 March 1914 at 8:30 AM. Survived by parents Mariano Bustos and Felicita R. De Bustos and 3 brothers.

41- Charles B. Trujillo Age 24 of Taos, NM. Died 18 April 1914 about 11:55 PM as a result of an accidental gun shot from a 32 caliber pistol. Charles B. Trujillo and Francisco Ortega were tending their father-in-law Anastacio Santistevan's tavern the "El Castillo Saloon." They were closing up the place when Charles remembered he had left the pistol behind the counter. He reached for it and dropped it and it went off. The bullet went through his right arm and into his face striking his brain. Killing him instantly. Still in the bar and witness to the incident were Francisco Ortega, Melaquias Cortez, Carlos Sandoval and Onesimo Martinez. He had been married with Teresina Santistevan for only 4 months. Survived by wife, parents Ruperto Trujillo mothers name not listed and father in law Anastacio Santistevan.

42- Trinidad Colo Today Friday 24 April 1914. The largest funeral ever seen in this part was held for 14 victims of the Ludlow Battle. The death came about as a results of the Coal Mine Strikes. The funeral was held in the street in front of the Trinidad church.

43- Ascencion Garduno Age 85 of Coyote, NM. Died 13 April 1914. Survived by husband Jose Ignacio Lobato and 7 daughters. Buried in the Coyote NM San Juan Cemetery.

44- Maria E. Mondragon de Fernandez Age 75 of Aurora, NM. Died 13 April 1914. She suffered 5 days with Paralis (Paralysis). Survived by sons Teodoro and Celestino Fernandez.

45- Rufina Cisneros de Baca Age 70 of Canjilon, NM. Died 19 April 1914 at 7:30 AM. Survived by husband name not listed age 77; Children Jose Baca y Cisneros and daughter Santana B. de Esquibel.