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Manso Indians

Manso Indians. Located about Mesilla Valley, in the vicinity of the present Las Cruces, N. Mex. The mission of Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe de los Mansos was founded among them but none of the native names of their villages are known.

Harmon, H.D. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon H.D. Harmon, 71, of Baker City, died Jan. 29, 2005, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise from lymphoma bone cancer. At his request, there will be no service. H.D. Harmon was born on May 28, 1933, at Las Cruces, N.M. He was raised at Marfa, Texas, and various places throughout New Mexico. He worked all of his life building roads and doing heavy construction. He had been an Oregon resident for more than 40 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Norma Harmon of Baker City; his former wife, Janice Creel, his daughter, Robin Sammis, and son, Ryan Harmon, all of Grants Pass; stepchildren and their spouses, Wayne and Julie Roberts of LaCombe, La., Cary and Ruby Roberts and Susan and Dale Harber, all of Craig, Colo., and Thomas and Kathy Roberts of Tillamook; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now He was preceded in death by his sons, Robert Dallas Harmon, who died in 1986, and Randall Lee Harmon, who died in 2003. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biography of Estevan Ochoa

Estevan Ochoa was a New Mexican by birth. In his early youth he went to Kansas City, where he obtained employment and acquired a fair knowledge of the English language. He started in business on his own account at Mesilla, New Mexico. He made a success of the enterprise, and thereafter started a number of branch stores in both New Mexico and Arizona. The firm of Tully & Ochoa, of which he was a member, was one of the largest mercantile establishments in Tucson. In Bourke’s “On the Border with Crook” is an account of his visit to Tucson, in which he has this to say of Estevan Ochoa: “This rather undersized gentleman coming down the street is a man with a history – perhaps it might be perfectly correct to say with two or three histories. He is Don Estevan Ochoa, one of the most enterprising merchants, as he is admitted to be one of the coolest and bravest men, in all the Southwestern country. He has a handsome face, a keen black eye, a quick, businesslike air, with very polished and courteous manners. “During the war, the Southern leaders thought they would establish a chain of posts across the continent from Texas to California, and one of their first movements was to send a brigade of Texans to occupy Tucson. The commanding general – Turner by name – sent for Don Estevan and told him that he had been informed that he was an outspoken sympathizer with the cause of the Union, but he hoped that Ochoa would see that the Union was a thing of the...

Byram, Kenneth L. – Obituary

Kenneth L. Byram, 1309 Thomas Dr., Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away Sunday. He was a retired school teacher, a member of Lanesboro Masonic Lodge, and a veteran of WWI. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Byram, Las Cruces, sons, Kenneth Byram, Mankato, Minn., Howard Byram, Chicago, Ill., Russell Byram, Cherry Point, GA. Corp, Kery Byram, U.S. Marine Corp, Theron Byram, Doren Byram, both of Las Cruces; daughters, Mrs. Margarita Bostrom, Omaha, Neb., Ruth Elaine Byram, Las Cruces, sister, Mrs. Hollis Herndon, Tracy, Calif. Arrangements pending with Harding-Orr & McDaniel Montana Ave. The El Paso Times, March 21, 1972 Contributed by: Shelli...

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