Taos County, New Mexico
By  Alberto Vidaurre©
Part 8: 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1913 of Taos County Obits
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Following is part 8 of the obits as found in the News Paper La Revista de Taos NM. 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913.

256- Teofila Maes de Olivas Age 26 of Valdez, NM. Died 18 June 1912 at 6:00 AM. She was born in Vermejo Park, Colfax County, NM 19 Aug 1886. She married Lionires Olivas 26 Nov 1902. She is survived by her husband and 2 children Eloisa and Candido Olivas. Parents Erino Maes and Juanita Valdez de Maes. 3 brothers and 1 sister. Names not listed.

257- Cleofas Trujillo Age 20 Years, 4 months and 22 days of Ocate, NM. Died at 12:00 AM 6 Aug 1912. Survived by husband Arsenio Cruz, 1 year old son. Mother and several siblings. No names listed.

258- Pacomio Arguello Died 24 June 1912. Survived by wife Simona G. de Arguello.

259- Refugio L. de Apodaca of Cimarron, NM. Died 12 July 1912 at 2:00 PM. Wife of the deceased Guillermo Apodaca. Survived by son Pedro A. Martinez and daughter Paulita A. Martinez.

260- Juanita M. de Cruz Age 28 of Ortiz, Colo. Died 6 Aug 1912 at 4:00 PM. Survived by husband Ramon Cruz, 3 children of a young age. Father Jose Mares and 3 sisters.

261- Martin Atencio of Ignacio Colo was killed in his bed in his house.( News paper edition 7 June 1912). He was struck on the head and face with a double bladed axe. He was injured so severely that his brain matter was scattered throughout the bed. Juan Garcia was accused of the murder because he was infatuated with Martin Atencio's wife. The mother of 5 children. She claims her husband was hurt and killed by a horse. News paper edition 16 Aug 1912. Juan Garcia confessed in court to killing Martin Atencio May 10 1912 in Ignacio, Colo and was sentenced to life in prison. The wife who had conspired with Garcia to kill her husband so they could continue their lifes in "concubinato,"(concubinage) was sentenced to 2 years in prison and a $ 500 dollar fine.

262- Juan de Dios Trujillo Age 62 of Abiquiu, NM. Died 20 Aug 1912 in his residence. Survived by wife Juana M. de Trujillo and a daughter. Name not listed.

263- We have received the tragic news from Santa Fe, NM 2 Sept 1912 of the death of Salomon Luna from Valencia County NM. He accompanied his nephew Eduardo Otero and Mr. Fullenton to one of his sheep ranches in Ojo Del Caballo Socorro County, NM. That night they decided to sleep in one of the rooms of a house on the ranch. During the night he got out of bed and it is believed that he had gone to a water tank to get some water possible to drink. That he bent over the edge and fell in and drowned. He was found about 4 hours later. He was a wealthy merchant and member of the legislature.

264- Clotilde Duran Age 18 years, 6 months and 13 days of Canon, NM. Died 12:20 PM 17 Aug 1912. Survived by Father Damian Duran, 3 sisters; Husband Juan Antonio Martinez and a recently born daughter. Buried in the Cimarron, NM Cemetery.

265- Luis Lujan Age 27 of Capulin, Colo. No death date listed. Death notice dated 26 Aug 1912.

266- Juanita Reyna Age 11 of Taos Pueblo, NM burned to death last sunday (7 Sept 1912). She was playing near a fire being used for cooking when her clothes caught on fire.

267- Cenaida Rebbeca Gonzales Age 1 month and 20 days of El Prado, NM. Died Yesterday thursday 12 Sept 1912. Daughter of Isidro Gonzales and wife. No name listed.

268- Juan Francisco Salazar Age 25 of Los Cerritos, Colo. Died 28 Aug 1912 at 1:00 AM.

269- Nuestra Amada Madre (Our beloved mother) no name listed. Age 53 of Dixon, NM. No date of death noted. Death notice dated 5 Sept 1912. Survived by husband Jose Cayetano Lobato; Daughter Nestora L. de Pacheco and son Maximiliano Lobato (He submitted the death notice), She died of Fiebre Malaria. (Fever Malaria).

270- Francisquita G. Gonzales de Marquez of Westom, Col, Died in Veda, NM 17 Aug 1912 at 5:00 PM. She went from Weston, Colo to Veda, NM hoping the change in climate would help cure her of her illness. She died in her brother in law's Juan D. Marquez house. She is survived by her husband Pedro Marquez; Sons Macedonio, Brigido, Margarito and Porfirio Marquez; Daughter Veroniz Santistevan.

271- Veronis L. Rendon Age 15 years, 11 months and 16 days of Dixon, Colo (NM) died 13 Sept 1912 at 3:00 PM. Survived by husband J. D. Rendon, young son. Father J. P. Lujan, 1 sister and 2 brothers. Names not listed.

272- Tranquilino Valdez Age 30 died 24 Sept 1912 in Edith Colo. Where he was employed by the Baggs Lumber Co. He was working in the saw mill and a piece of lumber was pushed by the saw blades and struck him on the stomach. He died 6 hours later. He was buried in the cemetery at Park View Rio Arriba County, NM. He is survived by his wife Manuelita M. de Valdez; Father Guadalupe Valdez, 4 brothers and 3 sister.

273- Antonio Martinez Age 69 died at home in Holland, NM. 24 Sept 1912. Survived by wife Juanita de Martinez and a daughter.

274- Placida Quintana Age 55 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 20 Sept 1912. Survived by husband Manuel Garcia, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

275- Julianita Lujan Age 21 years, 8 months and 5 days of Watervale, Colo. Died 30 Sept 1912 5:00 AM at Folsom, NM where she had gone to seek medical treatment. Survived by Parents Jose D. Lujan and Monica M. Lujan. Buried 2 Oct 1912 at the Watervale, Colo cemetery.

276- Mercedes Santistevan died 14 Oct 1912 at 4:00 AM. Daughter of Anastacio Santistevan. Place of death and/or residence not listed.

277- Maria Feliciana Gallegos de Miera Age 68 of Pina, N M. Died 28 Sept 1912. Survived by 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Names not listed.

278- Pedro Cruz of El Valle, NM. Died Wednesday of this week (22 Oct 1912) at 2:00 AM.

279- Daniel Mascarenas Age 3 years, 8 months and 7 day of Canon de Taos, NM. Died 7 Oct 1912. Survived by father Amador Mascarenas. Funeral and wake (Velorio) were held in his grandfather, Vicente Mascarenas house in Canon de Taos, NM. Burial was in the private Vicente Mascarenas cemetery.

280- Eloisa D. Leon Age 12 of Cerro, NM. Died as a result of an accident she had while playing with other children at school during recess. Daughter of Epimenio Leon.

281- Libradita Garcia de Martinez wife of Fabian Martinez of Ignacio, Colo. Died 22 Oct 1912 in Mercy Hospital at Durancgo, Colo. Her death came as a result of a gun shot wound to her leg. There was a dance being held in her residence when there was a disturbance between some people, including Brayn Shanman, who tried to pull out his pistol and while doing so it discharged and the bullet struck libradita Garcia de Martinez on the leg.

282- Clarita Candelaria Velasquez Age 1 year, 9 months and 20 days of Wagon Mound, NM. Died 22 Nov 1912 3:00 AM she died of pneumonia. Parents Manuel Velasquez and Juanita M. de Velasquez.

283- Nievesita V. Aranda Age 43 of Santa Cruz, NM. Died 23 Nov 1912 at 9:00 PM of a heart attack. Survived by husband Gabriel Aranda and daughter Juanita Vigil. Buried in the Santa Cruz cemetery.

284- Maria Eugenia Duran de Chacon Age 56 of San Rafael, Colo. Died 21 Nov 1912. Survived by husband Juan A. Chacon and 3 daughters. Names not listed. Buried in the Conejos Colo. Cemetery.

285- Maria de La Luz Romero of Dixon, NM. Died 25 Oct 1912. Survived by a daughter. No names mentioned.

286- Jose de Jesus Lucero Age 55 of Black Lake, NM. Died 8 Dec 1912. Survived by wife Soledad de Lucero, 3 sons and 6 daughters. Buried in Taos, NM.

287- Jose Dario Vigil Age 1 year 6 months of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Died 8 Dec 1912 of Fiebre(Fever) Pneumonia. Survived by parents Juan B. Vigil and Floripa Marquez de Vigil.

288- Rev. Father J. M. Garnier Cura Parroco of the Costilla, NM Parish died sunday. He suffered with Pneumonia. No date of death listed but news paper edition dated Fri 27 Dec 1912.

289- William Anderson of the Taos Valley, NM. Died Monday.

290- Faustin Suazo Age 50 of Taos, NM. Died 15 Dec 1912. Survived by wife Alcarita P. de Suazo, 8 sons and 2 daughters; Brothers Manuel and Romulo Suazo; Sister Doloritas Suazo. Buried in the Ranchitos de Abajo Taos NM. Cemetery.

291- Jose Benito Coca Age 87 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died Sunday 22 Dec 1912 at 8:00 PM. He was a military veteran having served during the 1860 civil war in the " Tercer Regimiento y Compania D. De Los Voluntarios Montados Soldado Voluntario, " 3rd Regiment Company D of the Mounted (Calvary) Voluntary Soldiers. He was born June 1826. Survived by daughter Cleofas Coca; Grandson Frank C. Gusdorf, granddaughter Margarita M. Gusdorf and a niece Senaida Vigil.

292-Manuel Garcia of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 5 Jan 1913 at 8:00 AM. Survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter. Buried at the Hartt Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos, NM.

293- Albertito Trujillo Age 1 year, 3 months and 3 days of Talpa, NM. Buried in the Rio Chiquito NM Cemetery. Namesand date of death not listed. News paper edition dated Fri 10 Jan 1913.

294- Epimenio Garcia of Wagon Mound, NM. Died 25 Dec 1912 in Dawson, NM. A little before noon. He was employed by the El Paso South Western. He and a companion Luciano Barela were working on some rail road cars. He walked between two cars that were separated about 3 feet when one of the cars was struck by a locomotive. He was knocked down on the rail road tracks where the wheels struck him on the head. Survived by his wife Manuelita Garcia. He was the son of Crestino Garcia and Elioner M. Garcia. Buried in the Wagon Mound, NM Cemetery.

295- Virginia Garcia de Aragon Age 59 of Penas Blanca near El Porvenier, NM. Died 8 Jan 1913. Survived by husband Casiano Aguilar.

296- Perfecto Clark Age 15 Died 2 Jan 1913 in Del Agua, Colo. As a result of an accident.

297- Jose de Jesus Martinez Age 77 of Del Norte, Colo. Died 1 Jan 1913 at 6:30 PM. He was born in El Rito Rio Arriba County, NM. He served in the military during the 1860 civil war.

298- Ambrocio Lobato Age 8 years of Pina, NM. Died 6 Jan 1913. Son of J. M. Lobato and wife.

299- Juan Manzanares Age 74 of Guadalupe, Colo. Died 18 Jan 1913 at 8:00 PM.

300- Francisco Antonio Lobato Age 68 died 18 Jan 1913 in San Francisco, NM.

301- Juan I. Herrera Age 76 of Valdez, NM. Died 16 Jan 1913. Survived by wife Doloritas Herrera, 5 sons and 3 daughters.

302- Esquipula Maestas de Gallegos of San Jose de Chamita, NM. Died 22 Dec 1912. Son of Nazario C. Gallegos.

303- Marcelina Tafoya Age 81 of Chamisal, NM. Died 29 Jan 1913. Survived by 3 sons.

304- Rosita G. Duran Age 40 of Santa Rita, NM. Died 30 Jan 1913. Survived by husband Juan D. Duran; Daughters Sofia D. Romero, Teofila, Josefa and Rosita Duran.

305- Eleuterio Chavez Age 13 of Llano, NM. Died 25 Jan 1913 adopted son of Bartolome Chavez, son of Francisco Chavez.

306- Filimon Vigil of Las Trampas, NM died 25 Jan 1913.

307- Romualdo Olivas died in Bagg, Wyo 18 Nov 1912. Son of Doroteo Olivas and Ignacita M. Olivas.

308- Maria Eulalia Roybal de Barela Age 51 of Pina, NM. Died in Los Sauces, Colo 15 Jan 1913. Survived by husband Jesus Maria Barela, 4 sons and 1 daughter. Funeral and burial at the San Antonio de Pauda Church and cemetery in Los Sauces, Colo.

309- Bonifacio Lucero and his brother J. D. Lucero were walking to the town of Mogote, Colo. They were crossing the rail road tracks but due to the strong winds and heavy snow they did not hear or see the train approaching them. J. D. Lucero was able to jump out of the way but Bonifacio Lucero was struck and killed by the train. 11 Jan 1913. He was a resident of Conejos County Colo.

310- Maria Eulalia V. de Gallegos died in San Luis, Colo 8 Feb 1913.

311- Amado Martinez of Llano Largo, NM. Died 22 Feb 1913. Son of Romulo Martinez and Maria Albina Martinez.

312- Josefa Salazar de Esquibel Age 29 years and 11 months of Tierra Amarilla Park View Rio Arriba County NM. Died 10 Feb 1913 at 5:00 Am. Parents Plaxedes Salazar and Andreita S. de Salazar. Husband Hipolito Esquibel. Buried in the Park View NM Cemetery.

313- Juanito C. Montano Age 13 years and 15 days died 9 Feb 1913. He was attending the Christen Brothers of San Michael College when he got sick. He was taken to the hospital but to no avail. Son of Jose Filadelfio Montano and Bersabe Esquibel de Montano. He was a resident of Las Nutrias about 9 miles from Tierra Amarrila Rio Arriba County NM.

314- Jose Pablo Archuleta Age 75 of Paisaje, Colo died 9 Feb 1913 at 7:00 PM. Survived by wife Martina M. de Archuleta a son and 2 daughters. Buried in the Conejo Colo Catholic Cemetery.

315- Florencio Sanchez Age 59 of Chama, NM. Died 8 Feb 1913 at 12:15 AM as a result of Pneumonia. Survived by Wife and children. Names not listed.

316- Cleofes T. Archuleta Age 55 of Pina, Nm. Died 24 Feb 1913 at 6:00 AM. Survived by husband, 4 sons and 1 daughter. Names not listed.

317- Juan de Jesus Gallegos Age 78 of Agua Caliente, Colo. Died 28 Feb 1913 at 1:00 PM. Survived by Wife Cristina C. de Gallegos; Son Felix Gallegos; Daughter Julianita G. de Torres.

318- Fide Sanachez Age 4 Years and 1 day of Penasco, NM. Died 27 Feb 1913. Parents R. E. Sanchez.

319- Lorenzo de Jesus Gonzales of Rio Pueblo, NM. Died 28 Feb 1913. Survived by daughter-in-law Hilaria M. Gonzales, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 3 brothers. Buried in the Rio Del Pueblo Cemetery.

320- Deluvina Lucero de Salazar Age 78 of Dixon, NM. Died Monday 24 Feb 1913. Wife of the deceased Alejandro Salazar.

321- Abran Lincon Smith 9 months of Penasco, NM. Died 7 March 1913 victim of the croup. Son of Juan Smith and Magdalena M. de Smith.

322- Lillian Edna Rivera Age 7 years daughter of Antonio Av. Rivera and Celina H. de Rivera. Died of Scarlet Fever 11 March 1913. Born 30 June 1906. She was in the 2nd grade school with teacher M. W. Probert.

323- Baltazar Pacheco Age 10 died 5 March 1913. Son of Diego Pacheco and Cruz de Pacheco. He was born 2 July 1903.

324- Jose Ciriaco Torres of La Petaca Rio Arriba County, NM. Died 8 March 1913 at 11:00 AM. He was the foreman of a group of men digging a tunnel about 40 feet deep. About 6 or 7 tons of soil, dirt and rocks that was being held up by posts fell on him killing him instantly. He is survived by wife, 4 children, father and 2 brothers. names not listed.

325- Rufina Martinez of Taos, NM, Died 13 March 1913. Survived by husband Rafael Pacheco and 2 children.

326- Matias de Jesus Cruz of Trinidad, Colo. Died 23 Feb 1913 about 5:30 PM. He was in the field tending some sheep, he was found dead by a brother Nestor Cruz. He was born in in Arroyo Seco Taos County NM 24 Feb 1854. Son of the deceased Juan Antonio Cruz and Maria Lorenza Bachicha. He married Justa Sanchez 6 Nov 1879, daughter of Victor Sanchez and Perfecta Martinez, deceased. They had 12 children, 3 still survive Crucita Cruz de Gonzales, Perfecta Cruz and Tomasita Cruz.

327- Delfina Vigil Age 12 years and 2 months of Ocate, NM. Died 9 March 1913 10:00 AM. Daughter of Juan Antonio Vigil and Sesionita S. Vigil. She was a student in Miss L. Cruz 4th grade class in Ocate, NM.

328- Delfina V. de Baca Age 22 of Chimayo Rio Arriba County NM. Died 13 March 1913. Survived by husband Sicilio Baca a son 4 years old; Mother Doloritas M. de Vigil and 8 Brothers.

329- Virginia Ortega Age 8 Months and 4 days of Llano, NM. Died 13 March 1913 at 8:00 AM. Survived by parents Jose U. Ortega and wife. Name not listed.

330- Luciano Garcia Age 77 of Talpa, NM. Died 9 March 1913. Survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters. Names not listed.

331- Tito Fernando Salazar Age 9 months and 13 days of Chacon, NM. Died 18 March 1913 of Pneumonia. Survived by parents F. M. Salazar and Caterina C, de Salazar; Grandparents A. A. Cordova and wife.

332- Eliseo Sanchez Age 32 of Ojo Sarco Rio Arriba County, NM. Died 15 March 1913 at 11:00 AM. Son of Manuel Sanchez and wife. Eliseo Sanchez attended school in the Mora public school and graduated from St. Michael College in Santa Fe, NM. he was employed by the St. Louis Rocky Mountain Ry. Co. Colfax County NM. After 3 years of employment in 1910 there occurred a landslide in the mine he was working. The dirt and rock fell on him crushing and breaking his legs and causing other injuries. He was treated in the Gartner hospital for 6 months. His injuries/illness turned into a cancer. He went home and after 3 years of medical treatment he died.

333- Manuel Garcia of Monte Vista, Colo died 21 March 1913.

334- Egripina Martinez Age 18 years, 6 month and 12 days of Santa Cruz, NM. Died 18 March 1913. Survived by husband Ramon Naranjo, parents and siblings. Buried in the Santa Cruz, NM cemetery.

335- Gaspar Martinez Age 9 years of Pina, NM. Died 11 March 1913. Son of Facundo Martinez and Dulcinea de Martinez. Grandson of Clemante R. Mascarenas and Rosario de Mascarenas. Buried in the Pina, NM. Cemetery.

336- Eulogio Maes 58 of Los Montes, NM. Died 26 March 1913. He died of Hidropsea (Edema) that he suffered for a month and 14 days. Survived by wife Maria Altagracia Maes, 3 sons and 6 daughters.

337- Antonio D. Arguello Age 49 of Corrumpa, NM. Died 1 April 1913. Survived by Mother Isabel T. de Arguello, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Names not listed.

338- Maria Estefanita Martinez de Madrid Age 64 of Llano Largo, NM. Died 26 March 1913 at 10:00 AM. Sept 1865 she married Jose Ignacio madrid. They were married 47-1/2 years. Survived by husband and a daughter with 5 grandchildren and several brothers. Funeral was held 27 March 1913 in the chapel of San Acasio Llano Largo, NM. Death notice by Juan A. Madrid (Son-in-law).

339- Josefita Archuleta de Martinez Age 83 of Melachite, Colo. Died 21 March 1913. Wife of the deceased Felipe Martinez, they were married for 66 years. They lived in Rio Colorado and Culebra, Colo. They came to this county in 1870 where they resided. They are survived by 8 children.

340- Adalecia T. de Maes Age 18 years and 7 days of Costilla, NM. Died as a result of childbirth. Survived by husband Amarante Maes; Father Francisco Trujillo; Brother Facundo Martinez and 2 sisters. Buried in the Costilla, NM Catholic Cemetery.

341- Maria Sahed V. Jaramillo Age 31 of La Peteca Rio Arriba County NM. Died 15 April 1913 at 8:00 PM. Survived by husband Flavio Jaramillo. Daughter of Lucas Velasquez born in 1881. Survived by husband and 2 sons.

342- Manuel A. Maestas Age 103 of Atencio, NM. Died 13 April 1913. He was married 3 times. Survived by 2 sons jose Benito and Jose Ignacio maestas.

343- Severo Gonzales Age 54 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 16 April 1913 at 4:30 PM. Survived by wife Maria Dorotea C. de Gonzales, 2 sons and 1 daughter.

344- Santiago Medina Age 20 of Manzaneras, Colo. Died 14 April 1913 at 4:15 PM. Survived by parents Nestor and Benita Medina, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

345- Escolastica Trujillo de Martinez Age 27 of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Burned to death, She was baking bread in the outdoor oven (Horno) she had pulled the fire and ashes out and placed them on the side of the oven. When she placed the dough in the oven she brushed the fire with her clothes which caught on fire. One of her sisters being nearby placed a blanket around her to douse the fire, but it was to late. She was treated by Dr. Williams but she died the next day at 4:00 PM. Survived by husband Jose del Carmen Martinez, who was working in Hanna, Wyo. She was the daughter of Jose Leon Trujillo and Beatris A. de Trujillo. She has 2 daughters Magdalena 5 years old and Odilia 6 months old. She was Buried in the Arroyo Hondo NM Catholic Cemetery.

346- Roman Martinez Age 84 of El Prado, NM. Died 20 April 1913 Sunday at midnight. Survived by son Toribio Martinez. Buried in the Pueblo Cemetery.

347- Ana Wertz de Barela Age 62 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 24 April 1913. She was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM in 1851. Survived by husband Manuel Barela; Daughter Tomasita Garcia de Chavez; Brother Moises Wertz and 4 grandchildren. Buried 25 April 1913 in the Ranchos de Taos, NM Cemetery.

348- Petrita Celestina Martinez Age 5 years of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died 3 May 1913. Born 19 May 1908. Survived by parents Benigno Martinez and Luicita C. de Martinez, 7 sisters and 1 brother.

By Alberto Vidaurre 9 Sept 2010