Queries / 2003 to 2008
Last update: June 6, 2010.
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:20 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Hello- We are looking for the family of Daniel and Carrie Bell Nolan who moved to Hobbs, NM, sometime between 1930-1975. The had two sons-- Darrel and Dale, both born in the 1920s. We know that Darrel and Dale are both buried in Sante Fe in the National Cemetery. Our family lost track of them in the 1970s. I cannot seem to find death dates or burial places for Daniel or Carrie Belle despite looking though many New Mexico resources. Can anyone help? Barry Nolan, Coshocton, OH
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 7:28 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for info on Clarence and Howard Scott, sons of William Elbert Scott who are listed in obit as living in Hobbs NM in 1962. Thank you. Erin Moore.
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:47 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for newspaper stories of Hobbs High School Basketball and football players by the name of Kenneth Burk(football) and Robert Burk (basketball) that would have played about the years of 1935-1938. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:34 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Need parents of Margaret Arsulia TAYLOR, born 9 Feb 1866 in Texas, died 19 Sep 1937, buried in Tatum Cemetery, Lea county, New Mexico. She was married as 2nd wife of Lewellyn Gilliland BARRON (1854-1940) on 4 May 1885. Thanks, Karen Theriot Reader and KATheriot@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 7:56 AM. Subject: VETURIA MARCHBANKS. I am looking for anyone who is related to or has information regarding Veturia Marchbanks (1851-1992), buried in Lea County or her husband Zachariah T. Jones. Thanks, Michelle Dehart West, granddaughter of Richard J. Jones. mailto:email@example.com
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 4:55 PM. Subject: Lea County
Query. Can you recommend a researcher
(or a high school student that needs a few extra bucks) that can review Hobbs
area newspapers from 1937-1939. I would like to find stories or box
scores regarding the Hobbs
Drillers (1937) and Hobbs
Boosters (1938) of the West Texas/New
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 8:15 PM. Subject: Lea Co QUERY. Seeking descendants of my GGG-aunt, Ally Clementine [CRABB] Harris Scoggins who died 08 Feb 1925 in Lea Co NM. She was born 29 Dec 1835 in Henry Co GA; moved to Wood Co TX between 1850-1854 where she was married and widowed twice; lived with her daughter Zora Alma [HARRIS] McMillan in 1880 Gonzales Co TX & 1900 Williamson Co TX; lived with her grand-daughter Alma [McMILLAN] Askew 1910 Tarrant Co TX; and between 21 Apr 1910 - 16 Jan 1920 Clementine and her now widowed grand-daughter Alma moved to Monument, Lea Co NM where they lived again with Zora Alma [HARRIS] McMillan and her husband 1920 - 1930.. Aunt Clementine stated in 1900 that only 1 of her 5 children was living -which was Zora Alma [HARRIS] McMillan so I do not know if any of her other children ever married and/or had children. Thanks, Kathye [Payne] Upham email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:30 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. Hope you can help me. I found your name on the internet for persons who help look up people from Lea County NM. I am looking for a Willie KOCH, who was on the 1920 and 1930 census for pct #4, Harmony, Lea, NM. On the 1930 census he was listed as follows: Willie KOCH, age 54, wife Selma A. KOCH, age 44, daughters Pearl Francis KOCH, age 14, Frieda Berth KOCH. age 9, and Willie Alice, Age 6. I am doing a book on the KRETZSCHMAR'S who came from Cat Spring, Austin Co, TX. Selma was the daughter of Gustav Emil KRETZSCHMAR and Bertha Johana WITTE. Any help as to births, marriages, deaths would be greatly appreciated. These are some of my relatives and I would like to make the book as complete as possible. Any information could help lead to more place to look. Thank your help.Charles Kretzschmar, 130 Navato Blvd. San Antoniio, TX 78232. 210-490-1099 email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:27 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for info on MARION JASPER FORRESTER (b. 1877 in TX?, d. 1962 in??). MARION is listed on the Lovington, Lea Co., NM 1930 census at age 54, wife, BEULAH, age 49, daughter, MARIE, age 16, born in NM. BEULAH died in 1948 and is buried in the Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea Co., NM. Where is MARION buried? Thank you for any and all help. Jane Fee mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:22 PM. Subject: Lea Query. Looking for the family of Jose GRADO or Mauro GRADO. Trying to find my families information regarding the GRADO family. Looking for relatives of JOSE GRADO, date of birth 03/19/1921, date of death 02/15/1982 from Lovington, NM. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.. Thanks, Shar Belveal email@example.com
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 3:07 PM. Subject: Lea Co Query. In the Eunice, NMex Cemetery there is a family by the name of McCOMACK. Mary J.( Mollie),Mary L., RE CLIFFORD McCOMACK, William T.McComack. I am trying to fine information about RE CLIFFORD McCOMACK who perhaps is my husbands grandfather. We are trying to fine information about his wife. They had one daughter and she was born after RE CLIFFORD McCOMACK was killed at a Rodeo in the Hobbs and Eunice area. If there was a newspaper article about it we would like to know how to get it. RE Clifford was b. 21 Aug 1899 d. 1922. Information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Linda Barbee Wilhite e-mail Pitwidow@aol.com
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 5:54 PM, Subject: Lea County Query . I am hoping to find information on a gentleman by the name Clyde Riley. He was born 13 Dec 1915 and died in July 1984 there in Lovington, Lea Co., NM per SSDI records. We are hoping that we can confirm this is Clyde Bertram Riley who was married to Willie Mabel Staple. They had two sons born in Wood Co., TX, but it is said that he died in NM. Any help you could give us would be helpful! Thanks, Darlene Tracy . firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 8:03 AM. Subject: Lea Query. MARTIN direct descendant searching Lea County for Dallas R MARTIN and any descendants. Dallas R MARTIN was born 1905 Miller County, Missouri m Gladys (?) and was reportedly 101 years old at the time of his death. Any help greatly appreciated. We have looked for him and a family connection for a very long time. Thanks, Shirley.
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:41 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I'm looking for information about William Charles Gibson. He was born in Lovington, NM about 1912. He earned his living as a laborer and ranch hand. His wife, Helen was a cook on the ranches. I believe he may have moved around a lot. He supposedly died when he was hit by train (on foot or in a car?), in 1944 just a few weeks (days, months?) before his son was born in October 1944. His son was born in Wagon Mound but I don't know where William was at this time. I'm assuming he was in New Mexico, but don't know if he was in Wagon Mound also. I can find no record of him anywhere in NM and no newspaper story of any train accidents in 1944. Also, his father may have been "John" and his mother may have been "Margaret". Thanks for any info on him or his family. Thanks, Elva Gibson. email@example.com
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 8:45 PM. Subject: Lea Query.
Query: Am looking for any information available on the grave in the photo. All that is chiseled into the rock is the name Stone. It is located in Northern Lea County, NM. Thanks, David Minton, Lovington.
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 10:34 AM. Subject: Post a Query. I am looking for family information on J.C. Bales who is buried in the Lovington Cemetery. He was born 1/31/1842, died 10/14/1910. Thanks, David Minton.
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 5:05 PM. Subject: Lea Query. Carl Anchiel STANLEY born 7-7-1913 AR death 1993 Hobbs, Lea Co., NM. Does anyone have obituary or have this line? Thanks, Sheri Miller, Oklahoma. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 4:49 PM. Subject: Lea Query. This is our grandmother & per social security record. Willie Rozella Carpenter born 06/20/1916 , died March 04, 1937 , worked Shanghia Café, Box 497 Eunice, NM. Her parents were Willie Nathan Carpenter divorced. Her mother was Mary Ellen Stanley, Carpenter, Smith, Wilkenson and then Wardlaw?
Rozella was married to someone called Okie, Ted Nelson, and then last name was Ash time death Hobbs, NM. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sheri in Oklahoma.
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 5:37 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I am researching the death of my uncle Charles Sylvester CLANIN. He was shot and killed by his wife, BOBBI ANN? I have articles about the murder but I don't know anything about BOBBI ANN. I would like to know how many years she served, what happened to her and where are her children? It occurred on Feb. 10,1947 in Lea Co. Thank you for any help. Diane Clanin Cooper.
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 4:16 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. I would like very much to obtain obituaries for two great grandparents (actually four) from Lea County. It seems difficult because of the year..However, I know at least three of the four obits were written. James Harve Williams, 9-29-1931; Hobbs NM; Mary Alice Williams, 4-18-1926; William Fletcher Weir, 8- 08 -1937; Ellen Grey Weir, 4-26-1952. Thanks, Delsano.
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:28 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. Looking for any data of William and Ellen Weir Family 1906-1952 Hat Ranch Monument springs, New Mexico, including: Charles Henry, Elbert, George, Anne, Janie Lee, Effie Helen, Thomas Gaines, Willie...Ora Williams Weir. Also: Mae Williams and parents of Monument. She was postmistress there. Delsano9@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 4:27 PM. Subject: Lea Query. Searching for EASLEY cousins who moved from Oklahoma in 1930's to Hobbs, NM area. I believe that they may have spent some time later in Albuquerque area as well. Easley family married into Rogers, Stout, Boothe, McPeters and Steven family that I have traced so far. Any help is greatly appreciated, Debbie Callison.
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 7:13 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. Looking for relatives of JOSE V GRADO, date of birth 03/19/1921, date of death 02/15/1982 from Lovington, NM. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.. Thanks, Shar Belveal email@example.com
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 2:50 PM. Subject: LEA Co. QUERY. Looking for information on JIM HARVEY and DICK WILKERSON, buffalo hunters, who were in the area of Monument Springs Lea Co. NM, in 1883-84. They were in Lubbock, Co., TX, in the 1880 census and fought in the Battle of Yellow House Canyon, Lubbock Co., in 1877. Thanks, Yvonne S. Perkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:36 PM. Subject: Lea Query. I am searching for any records, documents, histories, stories, etc., regarding Captain Joseph Calloway Lea of Roswell, NM, b. Nov. 8, 1841, d. Feb. 4, 1904, and his brother, Frank Houston Lea, b. Jul. 18, 1843, d. Feb. 10, 1905, also of Roswell. Cpt. J.C. Lea had many other siblings, but they settled in other states. My husband is a direct descendant of F.H. Lea (gr-gr-gr-gr grand), and I am trying to compile a valid historical record for our children. Thanks, Anna Mandala.
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 11:51 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am the Grand Daughter of LEE BETTS and GEORGIA BETTS. I am looking for information on OLLIE LEE BETTS and GEORGIA BELLE BOYLES BETTS. OLLIE was born 1900 in ROBERTSON, TEXAS. S/O JAMES ISAAC BETTS and LORENA IVY. GEORGIA BELLE BOYLES was born 1901 in DICKENS, TEXAS D/O JOSEPH H. BOYLE and SARA ELIZABETH PENNINGTON. I am not sure when they moved to HOBBS, LEA CO., N.M. but some of their children were born there. OLLIE died in 1991 and is buried in MEMORY GARDENS, LEA, NEW MEXICO. GEORGIA died in 1975 and is also buried in MEMORY GARDENS, LEA CO., NEW MEXICO. Any information on GEORGIA BELLE AND OLLIE is greatly appreciated. Thank You, COLLUM, FORREST KENNETH 2/5/1932-5/3/1935. Cooper Cemetery, Jal, Lea County NM. I descend from the Collum and Pittman families who homesteaded around Tatum and Lovington in the early 1900s. Any help..suggestion, speculation or whatever would be greatly appreciated. I would also be very happy to share my information. Many Thanks, Jim. James Bryan, 1792 S.E.Hamilton St., Roseburg, OR, 97470-4104 541 673-4309 email@example.com
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 7:06 PM. Subject: Query for Lea County, My great great grandmother was Millie Jane Clifton Seymore Roye. I do not know the name of her last husband but she lived near Milisand, New Mexico. She died after 1908 but don't know when or where she was buried. She left her place to her daughter and son-in-law Prier Lee Lankford and Elizabeth Seymore Lankford. Any information on land or death of this woman would be greatly appreciated. Pam Marler Gonzales
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 12:15 AM. Subject: Lea County Query. I am seeking information on Lucile Hicks RITTER. She is the sister of my husband's grandfather, Basil Davis HICKS. they had two other sisters as well, Ethel and Lorraine. Basil died in Abilene Texas in 1994. Last known location for Lucile is Hobbs, NM. I am trying to find out more about their father, Joe Belvia HICKS and the other sisters. Have info on their mother's family. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. thank you.Cynthia Hicks
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 8:25 PM. Subject: George Family. Looking for info on Cleve(Grover Cleveland) George and wife Mary. They had a daughter Thelma George. They're in the 1930 Hobbs,NM census but I can't find anything else on them.Marys' maiden name was Bennett. Thanks!! Greg Henderson
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 10:44 AM. Subject: Lea County Query. I am looking for relations who are related to Bernice Fowler Barron, she is my grandmothers sister. Would like to find decendents. Please help Me! Her husband was John P. Barron they both died in the 1950's Their obit said he belonged to the Masonic Lodge for 34 years. They are burried in Memory Gardens Cemetery.....Thank You! Joyce Stone. email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 3:51 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Seeking info regarding Melvin "Larry" HARDIMAN b after 1943. The 1987 obit of his mother, Teresa Almedia CAUDLE HARDIMAN b 1907 , from Taylor Co., TX gives Larry's place of residence as Hobbs, Lea Co., NM. The 1971 obit of his father, Melvin Victor HARDIMAN b 1905, from Taylor Co., TX gave Larry's place of residence as Pueblo, Co. Thanks. JoeHardiman@earthlink.net
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 9:38 AM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am looking for any kind of information on Allen (1846-1933) HUMPHREYS and Mary (1858-1938) HUMPHREYS who are buried in the Jal-Cooper Cemetery, Lea County. Thanks, David Minton.
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 5:18 PM. Subject: Lea county query. Seeking information on death date and place of burial of Hanna NAZWORTHY and Hardin H. SPURLOCK after August 1945. They were living in Hobbs in August 1945. Hanna was born 1873, Hardin in 1890. They came from Oklahoma after 1920. Also John E. NAZWORTHY, possibly before 1945. Thank you, Connie.
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 4:33 PM. Subject: Lea Co,query. I am Searching for info on Bobbie Ann CLANIN. She was tried for the murder of my Uncle Charles Sylvester CLANIN on 10 Feb 1947. This happened In Hobbs. I am not sure they were legally married. I would like to know if she was sent to prison and what happened to her. Thank you for any information, Diane Clanin Cooper.
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 9:10 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Searching for information on the MORELAND family of Lea County. They lived near Pearl. James MORELAND died in 1933 and my Aunt Emma MORELAND died in 1960. Trying to find her exact death date. They had a daughter named Jewel MORELAND BROWN. If anyone knows more information about this family please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Ron Hesdorff.
(Look in the Monument List No. 2 Cemetery for Lea County for James G. and Emma Moreland. Harold Kilmer)
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 6:01 PM. Subject: Lea Query. Looking for family of FRANCIS CALHOUN TEAGUE and LOLA HAWKINS TEAGUE. FRANCIS died in Lovington Oct. 10, 1967, is buried in family cem. in Knowles N.M. Would like help in locating descendants. Thanks, Bill Newman. email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:57 PM. Subject: Lea Query. I am looking for information on Dorothy Pruitt (sp??). She lived in Tatum, NM with her husband (unknown). She was born around 1913-1917 in Oklahoma. Her maiden name was Pickett. She died July 1965. I would like to know where she is buried and her husband’s name. I do not believe they had any children. Thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 9:54 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am looking for any information on L.D. SAVOIE who lived in Jal, Lea County, NM in July of 1942. He had a daughter there also, her name was Mary M. HALL, she was married to Edward B. HALL who was killed in an oilfield incident in July 1942. Any help on these three people would be much appreciated. Thanks, David Minton. Lovington, NM.
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 7:07 PM. Subject: Lea Co Query. Looking for info on the shooting death of my g-grandfather, W.T. (probably William Thomas) HARRIS in December, 1904 in Monument (then Eddy County). He was shot by one of his brothers-in-law DANLEY (probably Lee or Berry). My g-grandmother later married Martin Luther (Lute) BEACH and they continued to live in Monument for several more years. Any help will be appreciated, Kandy.. e-Mail KandyLopez2@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 12:58 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Searching for information on ROBERTS, Anna Lee (Ruby), wife of ROBERTS, Harlan. She was killed in a car accident sometime after the memorial day weekend in 1954. Attempting to locate the date of the accident. Kim_March@juno.com
(Two of us have tried to send you a copy of the newspaper write up and it was returned both times. Newspaper date was Sunday, August 29, 1954. Harold Kilmer)
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 2:03 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. VERNON-WILLIS. Seeking information on Dottie Vernon Willis who died between 1962-70 near Lea County. She grew up in Morton, daughter of Jonas A. Vernon. Her brother Oscar lived in Tatum for many years. She had been married to Clinton W. Willis about 1944. Thanks , Janelle Foster.
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 4:58 PM. Subject: Post Lea Query. Rufus WOOD lived in Lea County in 1953. I'm searching for any family member. Thnak you for any help. Charles email@example.com
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 3:14 PM. Subject: Lea Query. I am seeking information on the family of Samuel Roy ALLISON, born 17 Aug 1892 in Oklahoma. In the 1930 Federal census, Roy was listed as a foreman for an oil company and on 10 July 1942 he was killed while working in the oil fields in Hobbs, Lea Co., NM. Roy was my husband's maternal grandfather. He died before my husband was born and he would like to know more about this branch of his family. Thanks, Beverly Hicks Burch.
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 7:28 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I would appreciate any information regarding William McKinley BURK/BURKE and family. He worked for El Paso Gas, living in Hobbs in 1948. He died Jan. 20, 1959. He was my uncle and would love to hear from his son(Scott) or daughter(?) or anyone with any genealogy data. Thanks, Lois (Burk)Schrum. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 8:30 AM. Subject: Lea Co, NM Query. Searching ancestors & descendants of Jim Henry NORTHCOTT b. 21 Sept 1905 TX d. Dec 1973 Lea Co, NM, married 21 Sept 1928 TX Bernice Juanita JONES b. 1908 Callahan Co, TX d. 1986 San Angelo, TX. I believe Jim was married another time. Thank you for your time. Bcookiegma@cs.com
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 4:57 PM. Subject: Lea Query. I am seeking information re FLOYD M. JONES (and family), who with a partner, owned a store in Lovington around 1910. I understand that they donated land there to build a Baptist/Methodist church before returning to Texas. Any info on the family and their contribution to the community would be appreciated. Thank you, Annette O'Brien, Houston, Texas, email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 7:16 PM. Subject: Lea County Query. Seeking info on Divorce of Naomi Crow PATTERSON and Rommie Dean PATTERSON. Believe to have been in 1934. Any info on PATTERSON of Hobbs, NM needed. Thanks, Norma Lee Mayben.
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 8:17 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I'm looking for Carl and Addie Williams that lived in Jal NM in 1960...Addie was my Grandmother's sister...any information would be greatly appreciated,,,Thank you,,Joni
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 6:07 PM. Subject: Quay Query. I am looking for an obit for Henry Houston Marshall. He died 1-15-1992 in Lea County. If I can help you in Tarrant and Johnson Counties, let me know. Thanks, Joyce Stephens
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 4:30 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. Looking for information on Aliff Hall. Aliff died in Hobbs in Lea County in late 2002. She was born about 1917 in Arkansas. Her mother was Pearl Grey Hall. Father was Ira Thompson Hall, she had a sister by the name of Mary K. I am trying to determine her date of death and where she was buried. Thanks Kathy Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 5:56 PM. Subject: Lea Co. Query. I am looking for information on OLLIE LEE BETTS and GEORGIA BELLE BOYLES BETTS. OLLIE was born 1900 in ROBERTSON, TEXAS. S/O JAMES ISAAC BETTS and LORENA IVY. GEORGIA BELLE BOYLES was born 1901 in DICKENS, TEXAS D/O JOSEPH H. BOYLE and SARA ELIZABETH PENNINGTON. I am not sure when they moved to HOBBS, LEA CO., N.M. but some of their children were born there. OLLIE died in 1991 and is buried in MEMORY GARDENS, LEA, NEW MEXICO. GEORGIA died in 1975 and is also buried in MEMORY GARDENS, LEA CO., NEW MEXICO. Any information on GEORGIA BELLE AND OLLIE is greatly appreciated. Thank You, Tina Roberts.