Last update: December 30, 2002
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM. Subject: Roosevelt Co. Query. Looking for information on WALLIS, James Edmund and family in Elida, Roosevelt Co. Thank you, Kathy.
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:25 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I am looking for any descendents of Minnie Belle HIGGINS PALMER b. Jan. 1, 1887 in White Co., GA. She died on January 1, 1975, and she was buried in the Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea Co., NM. Minnie and Nin were married in 1918. She was the second wife of Ninion Leonard Palmer b. April 23, 1874 in Falkner Co., AR, d. June 19, 1944 near Marlow, OK Stephens Co. Nin was buried in the Marlow Cemetery. Minnie and Nin had Ovie Newton PALMER, Odis Georgie PALMER, and Dovie Marie PALMER. Any information on my great- aunt Minnie Belle HIGGINS PALMER and her descendents would be appreciated. Thanks, Sherri Higgins Clark. email@example.com
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:01 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am looking for information about my father Robert BLYMN, who lived in Hobbs, NM 1933-1953. Does anyone know if there are records of the activities of the State Guard in this area during WW II? Also, I would like to find out about an ice storm that occurred in the Hobbs area, probably during the mid-1940's. Thank you for your assistance. Mary Ann Seagraves firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:55 PM. Subject: BOWSER-WALLACE. I would like to correspond with anyone who was related to or might have information on the following:
My interest is their Military Service. All of these men are buried at Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. Thanks, David Minton
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 9:04 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am looking for information on the grave of a child that has been destroyed. At one time there was a stone and a small fence around the childs grave, but it is now plowed under.
It was located in Lea County, in the bottom half of Section 35 of Township 15, Range 36, just north of State Road 83 in the Midway area on the state line. I would appreciate learning the childs name and the dates of birth and death as well as any other history that may be known about him-her. I figure the child was from a homesteaders family. Thanks, David Minton, Lovington.
PS: I believe the childs name may have been, Samuel Price. Born and died around 1900 (maybe).
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 6:17 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am searching for information on Calvin COUCH (1844-1920) who died in Lea County in 1928 in Lea County. His wife Polly (1854- ) (this is a nickname) may have died and is buried there also. I would like information on Polly and possibly her maiden name if possible. I don't know when she died. I also don't know if they had any children or not. Calvin and Polly are listed on the 1880 census in Coryell County, TX, and I do not know when after that date they moved to New Mexico. Thanks, Cheryl.
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 12:58 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for any and all information on Jake McClure. He was my great-uncle. You may contact me at Starritts@aol.com
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 7:16 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Seeking information about Elijah McGuire-Everett Williams as posted by Mrs. Jimmy Reed , Lovington, Lea Co. N.M. in Mississippi Lineage Charts way back in 1981. Youngest relative at that time was Jimmy Ray Reed who married June 21, 1947 in Lovington, Lea co. N.M. Elijah McGuire was my great great great grandfather. Thanks for any help, Betty Dent Lampkin. Dollmender@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 3:13 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am look for any information on my grandparents or cousins. My grand-dad is Devious "Don" TENNENT. His son Don is my dad. I do not know anything else. If anyone knows anything, please let me know. Thanks, Jason Hoffine at email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 2:53 PM . Subject: Lea County Query. In exchange for looking up and copying the following family on the 1930 Lea Co. census, I would be more than happy to do a lookup of someone on the 1930 Arkansas census (which includes a soundex). This family lived in Lea Co., NM in 1930: John Vincent and Marab Whitley (aged 71 and 66). Thanks in advance! Whitney McLaughlin McLaugh103@aol.com
In the Tatum Cemetery (on line) the following are shown: Whitley, John V. 1859-1953; Whitley, Marab 1863-1940. Harold Kilmer.
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 8:46 AM . Subject: Lea County Query . Looking for any information on Valerie (MAROSE) BARTLING, born 30 July 1878 and died in Hobbs in February 1978. I believe her husband was A.W. BARTLING. Thanks, Bill Marose . firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 5:52 PM . Subject: RE: Submit Query about Fargier. I am searching for anyone with information on Fargier. Clyde Fargier lived in Hobbs and is buried there. His mother was Elizabeth Fargier and is also buried in Hobbs. He used to have grandchildren that lived in Hobbs. Thanks, Susie .
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 6:16 PM . Subject: Lea Co. query . John Clarke LYNCH, my great-grandfather, is buried in Lovington Cemetery. There is a Samuel W. LYNCH buried there also. Does anyone know the connection between the two men? Thanks, Shorty Strunk email@example.com
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002. Subject: Lea County Veterans. I would like to hear from anyone who has a relative buried in Lea County, NM who was a veteran of the Mexican War, Civil War or Spanish American War. Thanks, David Minton.
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 11:47 AM . Subject: LEA CO. QUERY . TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON A MURDER IN JAN.,1995 JOHN J. BONILLA. SHERIFFE IN CHARGE OF CASE RONALD K. RICE. WOULD LIKE ALL INFORMATION ON MURDER AND TRAIL. THANK YOU!
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 7:39 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Seeking any information on George RYBURN listed on SSDI as having last residence in Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. If anyone has any information on this RYBURN please contact me. His date of birth is given as 14 Jul 1900 and died Jun 1982. Thanks, K. Callan.
(A George E. Ryburn is buried in the Hobbs, NM Prairie Haven Cemetery. Age 81. Date of birth: July 14, 1900. Date of death: June 29, 1982. In same block in same cemetery is a Bobby T. Ryburn. Age 51. Born: Feb. 22, 1931. Died: Oct. 13, 1982. H. A. Kilmer)
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 4:22 PM . Subject: Hobbs High School 1939 . My father, David T. Cates, graduated from Hobbs High in 1939. He could not afford a year book at the time. Now he could afford one but doesn't know how to get one. I thought I would try to get one or a photo copy of one if buying one is prohibative. Is there anyone out there with a 1939 yearbook who would be willing to copy it all. I will be happy to pay for the copies and the mailing. Would like to have this for a Christmas present. Email me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:TOTDOCDR@hotmail.com. Please use Hobbs High 1939 as the subject. Thanks so much, Kathleen Rose.
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 8:06 PM . Subject: Lea Co. Query . My great-aunt was Lida (possibly Mary Lida) GRIMES. She was married to Doss GRIMES and homesteaded near Hobbs, NM.They accumulated large parcels of this "worthless" land on which oil was discovered, laying the basis for the great Hobbs Oil Field. I feel sure there is much information regarding them as they were generous benefactors of the community of Hobbs, donating large sums to the hospital, schools, the community center, the Baptist Church, etc. Please tell me where I can access information on this couple. Thanks, Evelyn Wicke.
I am trying to locate Diane GARRETT (maiden name). She was a senior at Hobbs High School, Hobbs,NM, Lea Co., in 1971. Any info would be helpful. Please e-mail Misstamit@msn.com Thank you, Tami Martinez.
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 2:41 PM . Subject: Lea Co. Qury. My name is Diane Clanin Cooper.I am searching for information on my uncle Charles Clanin who was shot by his wife in Hobbs,Lea co,NM.He was shot on Feb.10,1947.Can you tell me where I can write for a copy of any newspaper articles that might still exist? Thank you, Diane Cooper.
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 1:18 PM . Subject: Lea Co. Query . I am looking for the burial place of my G-G- G-Grandfather John B. SEAL who died in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1936. At the time of his death, he was living with his daughter Mary Francis SEAL (aka Fannie Mae). I am unsure for how long they were in Hobbs, but Fannie Mae married Art C. SAMUEL there at some point in the 1920s. She may have been in charge of the local Hilton Hotel for a time, and she also owned a service station. After Art SAMUEL's death, she left the area, and no one is sure what cemetery John B. SEAL is buried in. Anyone out there remember these ancestors of mine? Has anyone come across the grave of John B. Seal? Thanks, Hunter Harris.
(A John B. Seal, b. Jan. 1, 1850, died Jan. 1, 1937 and is buried in the Hobbs, New Mexico Prairie Haven Cemetery. Harold Kilmer)
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 7:59 PM . Subject: Homestead in Lea County . My grandfather, ANDREW JACKSON BLODGETT, homesteaded in Lea County and died May, 1908, buried in Monument Cemetary. Where can I find out when he arrived in N.M. to begin homesteading? Where are births and deaths during homesteading registered? Thanks, Allen Blodgett.
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 7:26 PM . Subject: Lea County . Could someone tell me where I might get a picture from a 1975 highschool yearbook of a freind of mine? His name is Michael Lee Klipstine from Hobbs,NewMexico,Lea County. Thank-you for your help, Patsy.
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 3:36 PM. Subject: Lea County Queries. Looking for date of gg-grandmother's death which happened in 1951. Mollie Viola CROTTLE (CROTWELLl) GREGORY was born in Al, but lived most of her life in TX. She was visiting a son (Charlie GREGORY) in Hobbs when she died. She was brought back to Taylor Co, TX for burial but only year dates were put on stones. Thanks
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 9:19 PM . Subject: Lea Co Query . Can someone tell me how to get to Knowles Cemetery? What town is it near and what hwy. do I take to the Cemetery from the town? I would like to find information about Rachel WILLIAMS,1820-1910, who is buried there. I believe she is my GrGrGrandmother that I have been searching for several years. Please email if you know anything about her or can tell me where it is located. Thank You for your help
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 2:23 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I am trying to track down information on some of my ancestors, BART & MARTHA ANN HIGGINS ARMSTRONG, who reportedly moved from OK to Hobbs NM about 1906, perhaps accompanied by family members, some of whom were possibly LAURA (or Laurie) ARMSTRONG, their dau....don't know if she had already married or what her married name might have been. Son, THOMAS L. ARMSTRONG and maybe some of Martha's family (the HIGGINS). Have been told that they had a rough time trying to survive in that area and may have moved to another location in NM, but don't believe that Bart or Martha moved back to OK...they probably remained there the rest of their lives. Martha had been married before, to Bart's brother James W. Armstrong...they had 5 children, but don't believe any of them accompanied the family to NM. James was killed in TX about 1864 (the family owned land & livestock in Wise or Jack Cos in TX). Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 7:01 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for any info on Frank WORDEN ,b.8 June 1895 d. Dec. 1974 I beleive he died in Hobbs Lea county. Also info on his wife(my great aunt) Jessie Edna (SANDERS) WORDEN b. 25 May 1895, d. 10 Jan 1969 in Hobbs Lea County NM. Would like to obtain obits and location of burial. Thank You
(Frank and Jesse Edna Worden are buried in Block 13, in the Hobbs, NM Prairie Haven Cemetery. Harold Kilmer)
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 12:45 AM . Subject: Lea County Query. Am searching for any records re: Frank Acie York (SSN 525-86-8632) b. 03 DEC 1888 d. Jan 1966 Hobbs, Lea Co. NM m. Emma MCApeer or any family members who might still be in residence in the area. I am a great neice. His brother, Jesse Monroe York, was my grandfather. Especially interested to learn of Acie's parents, Spear & Anna York, and their parents. Many thanks
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 9:09 AM . Subject: Lea Co. Query . Looking for info on Bertha Blanch [Murray] TRAVIS. She married Fletner MURRAY and had seven children: Josephine Hacklefee TRAVIS, Emma Jane TRAVIS, Lula Mae TRAVIS, Clarence E. TRAVIS, Omer E. TRAVIS, Clarabelle TRAVIS, and Herschel Leon TRAVIS. Clarabelle TRAVIS was born in Lovington, NM. Bertha Blanch [Murray] TRAVIS then married Peyton E. YORK. Where? Would love to connect with anyone working on this line. Thanks
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 7:46 PM. Subject: Lee County Query. Looking for information on Charles William THOMPSON, born July 27, 1878, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Charles was living in Monument, Lee County, NM December 7, 1936, according to Social Security. His parents were William Mose and Emily TACKETT THOMPSON. Can someone please help? Thanks
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:08 PM . Subject: Lea Co. Query. Grand daughter of LEATTIE STINEBAUGH . Am requesting information about Judith STINEBAUGH (maiden name), daughter of Gary STIENBAUGH and grand daughter of LEATTIE STINEBAUGH who died 1-1-67 and is buried in Lovington, Lea County. I am her third cousin and would like to make contact. Thanks
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 12:59 AM. Subject: Lea County Query. Seeking information on a post office of Jenkins, NM which existed in 1911 and apparently was in what is now Lea County. The people I'm looking for are Claud GRAY, Lawrence A. GRAY, Maud IRBY, and Otis GRAY. Thanks,
nkins, Lea County, NM was a one-time store, post office , and school in Baker Flat, 5 miles west of Crossroads, NM. Named for founder, William L. Jenkins. Post office 1910 – 1927. See 1950 map on Resource page. Also see Jenkins Cemetrery on Lea Cemetery list for Maud Irby. HAK)
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 2:13 AM. Subject: lea co. query. Ruth (CLARK) GOULD, my grandmother's baby sister, is supposed to have died in Hobbs, Lea Co., NM, 1954. Ruth was b. 1907, AR. I don't find her in the SSDI. I believe her husband's name was Claude and at one time they lived in Wink, TX. I'm trying to find Ruth's exact date of death, names of survivors, and so forth. Have much CLARK and SIMPSON ancestry to share. Thanks
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 4:32 PM . Subject: LEA COUNTY QUEARY . HELLO I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT ANGUS BOYD MARKER. IT HAS BEEN TOLD TO ME THAT HIS NAME WAS CHANGED TO MARKER AND I BELIEVE IT WAS MAFFIT FIRST. I THINK HE WAS BORN IN GAGE OR CAGE OKLAHOMA IN 1898. HE DIED IN JANUARY 1967 IN HOBBS N.M. THANKS IN ADVANCE, BEVERLY. Thanks
(A. B. (Gus) Marker, b. 8-20-1898, d. 1-11-1967 and is buried in the Hobbs, NM Prairie Haven Cemetery. This may or may not be the person you are searching for.)
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 10:07 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query . I am looking for information about my dads marriage license. His name is Virgil Olen Harper. He was supposed to have been married in Lea County around 1937 or 1938. Email:
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 6:01 AM . Subject: Lea County Query . I am searching for information on Russell Harry and Leona Frances (SILVA) BECK, and their children Shirley And Charles. Leona is my grandfathers next older sister. They lived in Hobbs, Lea Co., NM for many years, moving there in early 1920's from Oregon. I believe Russell was a dentist and that he died in June 1968. Also please let me know where I can write for his obituary. Thanks. Clark Chambers at
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 3:04 AM. Subject: LEA COUNTY QUARY. I am looking for information on Curtis MYERS. I know that he was living in Hobbs as early as 1939. Curtis died in June 1985. Thanks, Lubbock, TX.
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 6:27 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Trying to locate Mrs. Robert JAMES who resided in Hobbs, NM in 1976. She was researching the HUITT surname. Would also like to contact anyone with information on Calvin HUITT d. 1972 in Eunice, Lea Co., NM. Thank You.
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:15 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I'm trying to follow a relative named David P. NELSON (he often went by the name Pink) who moved to the New Mexico and Texas area. ( I know this from wills and obits from other family members.) He either had a daughter or step daughter named Marcella. I think she was a daughter, but can't tell for sure. Marcella married someone named JONES, (from obits, where she appears as Marcella JONES). Now I find in the SSDI a Marcella JONES who dies in Texas, whose SSN was issued in Lea County, Hobbs NM. I was hoping this might ring a bell or jog some memories. I'm looking for his and her descendants. Would appreciate any help. Thanks