Taos County, New Mexico
By  Alberto Vidaurre©
Part  4: 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909 Taos County Obits
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Following is part 4 and completes the listing of the 1905,06,07,08 and 09 Obits as listed in the news paper La Revista de Taos.

226- Maria Petrita Romero de Fresquez Age 70 years and 3 days of Valdez, NM. Died at her home at 7:00 AM 2 July 1909. She is survived by her children Martianiano Romero and Petrita Romero de Fresquez.

227- Tonita M. de Chavez Age 46 of Valdez, NM. Died at her home 22 July 1909. Survived by husband Juan A. Chavez, mother and adopted son. Names not listed.

228- Flavio Vigil resident of Agua Negra Mora County, NM. Was killed last week, the first week of August in Chama (Rio Arriba County) NM. Where he was employed cutting ties for the rail road.

229- Abel Valdez Age 17 years, 3 months 17 days from Alcalde (Rio Arriba County) NM. Died 26 July 1909 at 1:00 AM. Survived by his father Telefor Valdez.

230- Jose Encarnacion Jaramillo Age 93 died in Wagon Mound (Mora County) NM. 29 July 1909.

231- Leandro Gutierrez from Talpa, NM. Died 22 July 1909. He was born 4 June 1859. Survived by his wife and 2 sons. Names not listed.

232- Casandria Luna Age 2 years and 3 months old of Chico, NM. Died 30 July 1909 at 6:30 PM. Daughter of Raymundo Luna and Eduvigen G. de Luna.

233- Antonio A. Mondragon Age 79 from Alamosa, Colo. Died 10 August 1909 at his residence. He was born in Arroyo Hondo, NM in 1830. In 1865 he was elected as a representative to the territorial legislature. He was also elected and served as Justice of the Peace from Arroyo Hondo, NM.

234- Manuel Padilla Age 33 of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died at 4:00 PM 8 Aug 1909. He is survived by his mother Irene P. Gonzales; Wife Silveria V. de Padilla 1 son and 2 daughters. Names not listed.

235- Abran Martinez Age 17 years and 6 months old from Halls Peak, NM. Died 2 Aug 1909 at 7:00 PM. Survived by parents Manuel Martinez and Carmelita Sanchez; Brother Ernesto and Trinidad Martinez.

236- Eliseo Martinez Age 55 from Chacon Mora County NM. Died 10:15 PM 7 Aug 1909. Survived by Wife Generia R. de Martinez; Sons Demesio, Maximiano and Demostenes Martinez; Daughters Josefina M. de Vigil, Rafaelita, Delfina And Aurora Martinez. He was buried in the San Antonio chapel Cemetery.

237- Manuel Montoya of Pueblo, Colorado died at home 6 Aug 1909. He was born and raised in Ranchos de Taos, NM.

238- Irene M. Martinez Age 14 years, 6 months and 10 days of Guadalupita, Mora County NM. Died at home at 10:00 AM 10 July 1909. She was killed by lighting as she was in the kitchen cooking near the stove. She is the daughter of Jose Dela Luz Martinez and Doloritas P. de Martinez. Survived by her parents; Grandmother Maria De Los Reyes Duran and 4 brothers. Names not listed.

239- Sigmund Wedeler of an advanced age of Taos, NM. He is the father in law of Gerson Gusdorf, died at 1:15 PM last monday. He was born in Furth, Bavaria, Europe 18 March 1836. He had been a merchant in Mora and Santa Fe,NM.

240- Margarita Medina Age 16 years and 7 months of Penasco, NM. Died at home 23 August 1909 at 9:00 PM. Survived by her mother Josefa R. Medina 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Names not listed.

241- Pablo Martinez Age 76 of Taos/Halls Peak, NM. Died at his daughter Manuelita M. Luna's home in Taos, NM. 2 Sept 1909. Pablo Martinez was born in Taos, NM in 1833. In 1858 he married Librada Romero. 20 years ago he and his family moved to plazita de Los Martinez now known as Halls Peak Colfax County, NM.He served in the military in the 1860 American Civil War and fought at the battle of Valverde. Pablo Martinez was a son of the deceased Santiago Martinez who was a brother to Padre Antonio Martinez. Survived by sons Pedro and Epimenio Martinez residents of Wagon Mound, NM. Daughters Rosario, Manuelita, Rebecca and Carolina Martinez.

242- Maria Juanita Montoya Lopez from Trampas, NM. Died--(date of death notice 7 Sept 1909. Date of death not listed). Wife of Fernando Lopez, whom survice her, also several children. Names not listed.

243- Maria Luisa Samora of an advanced age from Cimarron,NM. Died 1 Sept 1909 at 7:00 PM.

244- Sencionita Arellano Age 1 year and 19 days from Conejos, Colo. Died (date of death notice 10 Sept 1909, no date of death listed) Parents Guadalupe Arellano and Eutilia S. de Arellano.

245- Samuel Rivera Age 1 year and 21 days of Dixon, NM. Died 19 Sept 1909 at his residence. Parents Frank Rivera and C.R. Rivera.

246- Bernarda Lopez de Armijo Age 37 born in 1872 Of Palo Blanco,NM. Died 16 Sept 1909 giving birth to a girl child who also died.Survived by husband Marcelino Ortiz. Buried in the Palo Blanco Catholic cemetery.

247- Cleofes de Olguin Age 39 years, 6 months and 2 days of Conegos, Colo. Died in Monte Vista, Colo. 12 Sept 1909 ant 7:00 AM. Survived by husband Manuel Olguin.

248-Victor Trujillo Age 58 was killed 14 Sept 1909 in Ojo Feliz about 20 miles east of Wagon Mound Mora County, NM.Victorio Trujillo lived in his ranch near La Cebolla, Mora County NM. Jose Esquibel was arrested and charged with the murder. He confessed to killing Victorio Trujillo but claims it was in self defense,

249- Elisa Martinez of Alcalde (Rio Arriba County) NM. Died 11 Sept 1909 at 2:00 AM. She is survived by her husband Urbano Salzar and 6 children. Names not listed.

250- Santos Ortiz has been sentenced by Silver City, NM District Court Judge Frank W. Parker to death, for having killed Marcelo Galvan from Hachita Grant County NM, on the 8th day of Sept 1909. He admitted killing Galvan and said it was at the request of and as a favor to Isabel Renteria who was also found guilty.

251- Soledad Lopez de Pacheco Age 72 of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died a little after 1:00 PM 5 Oct 1909. Survived by sons: Manuel, Cosme, Pedro and Antonio Pacheco. Antonio Pacheco is Taos County Representative to the Territorial Legislature.

252- Catalina Sanchez Age 5 Years of Penasco, NM. Died 26 Sept 1909. Surviving parents Jose Sanchez and Susana Mascarenas de Sanchez.

253- Jose Atanacio Maestas Age 5 months of Gallina, Rio Arriba County NM. Died 20 Sept 1909. Survived by grand mother Josefita M. de Maestas. Mother and 4 brothers. Names not listed.

254- Hilaria de Herrera Age 2 months and 2 days of Conejos, Colo. Died 28 Oct 1909. Daughter of Emiterio de Herrera and Marina S. de Herrera.

255- Andrea Martinez Age 76 of Alcalde, NM. Died 18 Sept 1909.

256- Antonio J. V. Gomes Age 49 of Questa, NM. Died at home in Questa, NM. He was a sitting Taos County Commissioner for District # 2. He had been a post master for over 14 years in Questa, NM. Survived by Wife and children. Names not listed.

257- Boy Child (No names listed) Age 9 months and 18 days of Halls Peak, NM. Died. Survived by his grand mother Sencionita S. Vigil who raised him since birth as his mother (name not listed) died at his birth 23 Nov 1908; Father Agustin Vigil (He submitted the death notice) Date on the news paper edition is Friday 8 Oct 1909.

258- Maclovia Martinez Age 15 died at her grandmother Francisquita Santistevan's residence in Naranjos, NM. 19 Sept 1909 at 4:00 PM. Survivors Father Pablo Martinez; Sister Virginia Martinez wife of Telesforo Martinez; Brothers Eliseo and Frank Martinez.

259- Constable Jose S. Trujillo was shot twice and killed 4 Oct 1909 in Lumberton, Rio Arriba County NM. Constable Trujillo was stationed at the front door guarding and collecting admission at the Wirt Gomes & Co dance hall. Pablo Martinez tried to force his way in but was denied entry by Trujillo. Martinez left but returned a few minutes later, yelled out Jose Trujillo's name and when Trujillo opened the door Martinez shot him in the chest twice killing him instantly. Pablo Martinez fled the scene and has not been apprehended.

260- Henry J. Young well known merchant of Cerro and Questa, NM. Died 19 Oct 1909 of heart problems.

261- Juan Lopez from Ranchitos, Taos, NM. Died 25 Oct 1909 at 5:00 AM.

262- Domingo Archuleta of Cerro, NM. Died 3 Oct 1909. Survived by Manuel de Los Reyes Archuleta.

263- Antonio Jose Romo Age 1 year, 5 months and 26 days of Talpa, NM. Died 16 Oct 1909 at his residence. Parents Maclovio Romo and Doloritas R. de Romo.

264- Rev. Gabriel Ussel Roman Catholic Priest Age 78 died 19 Oct 1909.He was currently in charge of the Walsenburg, Colorado parish. Prior to that he was in charge of the Taos parish. He was born in France and was one of the very young men that accompanied Rev. Joseph Machebeuf from France to the United States.

265- Marcelo Vigil Age 78 of Penasco, NM. Died 15 Oct 1909 at 1:00 Am. Survived by wife and children. Names not listed.

266- Delfina T. de Barela Age and residence not listed. Died 31 Oct 1909 at 10:00 PM. Survived by husband and children. Names not listed.

267- Maria Inacita Martinez Age 20 days old of Valdez, NM. Died 18 Aug 1909. Parents Jose E. Martinez and Librada Gonzales de Martinez.

268- Emilia Clotilde V. de Cruz Age 18 years, 8 months and 8 days of Madrid, Colo. Died at 7:30 AM 18 Oct 1909. She was the daughter of Fernanda and Cresencio Vigil. Wife of Eloy Cruz.He was the son of J. D. Cruz and Juanita Siote de Cruz from Segundo, Colo. Emilia and Eloy had a daughter Lilia 8 months old and a son Crescencio Antonio 3 months and 2 days old.

269- Francisco Torres of Ranchos de Taos, NM Died 16 Oct 1909.

270- Moises Cruz Age 21 of San Luis, Colo. Died 28 Nov 1909 at 3:00 AM. He is the son of Francisco Cruz and Josefita P. de Cruz.

271- Juanita M. de Chavez of Llano, NM Died 3 Jan 1909. Survived by Husband Bartolome Chavez and son Marcos Chavez.

272- Conrada Martinez de Bustos Age 15 of Rociada Mora County, NM. Died 28 Nov 1909 at 12:00 Noon. Died of Fiebre Escarlatina (Scarlet Fever). Survived by her husband Leandro Bustos they had been married 3 months 12 day. Father Vidal Martinez, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Names not listed.

273- S. Conover of Lyden, Rio Arriba County NM. was shot and killed Saturday night 11 Dec 1909 in Lyden, NM. He was a prominent merchant and post master in Lyden, NM. A.H. Gosset who owns and manages a hotel in Embudo, NM about 6 miles north of Lyden, NM shot and killed S. Conover. A. H. Gosset fled the scene of the murder. He was tracked by the mounted police and arrested at the Santa Barbara Pole and Tie camp.

274- Manuel A. Martinez Age 14 years, 6 months and 4 days of Pina, NM. Died 8 Dec 1909. He is survived by his parents Teodoro Martinez and Maria Ines Martinez. 2 sisters and 3 brother. Names not listed.

275- Ramoncita V, de Tafoya Age 70 of Truchas Rio Arriba County NM. Died 1 Dec 1909 at 10:00 PM. She was the wife of the deceased Manuel Tafoya. Survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons. Names not Listed.

276- Doroteo Duran of El Provenir, NM Died 9 Dec 1909. Survived by his wife, 4 daughters and 1 son. names not listed.

277- Rafael Jacquez Age 85 of Antonio, Colo. Died 3 Dec 1909. Survived by 2 daughter. Names not listed.

278- Andres Trujillo Age 89 of Antonio, Colo. Died 5 Dec 1909 at 6:30 AM. Survived by his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Names not listed.

279- Jose Eusebio Abeyta Age 45 years,3 months and 22 day resident of Vigil, Colo. Died in a Pueblo, Colo hospital. Survived by his parents Agapito Abeyta and Maria Antonia Abeyta; Wife Manuelita de Abeyta and 2 sons. names not listed.

280- Vicente F. Martinez Age 77 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died Saturday 4 Dec 1909 at 11:00 PM. He had served in the American military in 1855 and rejoined the military in during the 1860 Civil Wasr. He is survived by his wife Pablita G. de Martinez; Sons J. D. Martinez and Francisco Martinez. Buried at the Ranchos de Taos Cemetery.

281- Juan Ignacio Solano Age 57 years and 6 months of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 27 Nov 1909. Survived by his wife Plasida L. de Solano. 3 daughters and 1 son. Names not listed.

282- Ernest Holdoway of Taos, NM. Employee of the saloon "La Grande" died Thursday of this week (20 Dec 1909) of Fiebre (Fever) Pneumonia.

283- Juan Cristobal Sandoval Age 5 years and 22 days of Halls Peak, NM. Died 14 Dec 1909. He died of Fiebre Difteria ( Fever Diphtheria) Survived by Parents Sabino Sandoval and Mother and 6 brothers names not listed.

284- Jose Lino Aragon Age 77 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. (Date of death not listed). Survived by Wife Guadalupe S. de Aragon. Buried in the cemetery of San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM. He was a veteran who had served in the American military.

285- Noberto Marquez 82 to 84 years old. Of Manzanares, Colo. Died at 8: 30 PM 12 Nov 1909. He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters. Names not listed.

286- Porfiria Guara de Martinez died 29 Dec 1909. Died of Fiebre Peunomia (Fever Pneumonia). She was the wife of Jacobo Martinez and daughter of Bentura Guara. Place of death and age not listed.

287- Josefita Salazar de Naranjo of Los Sauces, Colo. Died 8 Nov 1909. Survived by Husband Juan B, Naranjo.

288- Octaviano Espinosa Age 52 of Cimarron, NM. Died 6 Dec 1909 at 3:00 PM. Survived by Wife Antonia de Espinosa and sons Melaquias and Juanito Espinosa.

289- Reyes Montoya Age 86 mother of the above mentioned Antonia de Espinosa died 10 Dec 1909.

290- Jose Santos Gonzales Age 23 years, 6 months and 5 days of Wagon Mound, NM. Died 20 Dec 1909 at 4:30 AM. Son of Sabino Gonzales and Manuelita M. de Gonzales.

291- Maximiliano Vigil Age 42 of Abiquiu, NM. Died 18 Dec 1909 of Pulmonia (Pneumonia). Survived by his wife Elena Chavez de Vigil and 2 children. Names not listed.

By: Alberto Vidaurre
August 24,2010