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William Woodburn (#46772324)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 5 days
RE: NM Prison Riot
It would seems that at least a couple would've been cremated and had their ashes scattered...only their families will know where they are...or maybe having ashes kept until wife dies for some missing if married.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 18, 2014 12:39 PM

RE: NM Prison Riot
Tom O'Meara was especially sad...seems staff'd given him a "snitch" label so other inmates would pick on him...for trying to warn some female staff that trouble was brewing. How ironic, and I sure hope some consciences have been eating away at same a long time. Didn't realize that most of these guys' deaths went unprosecuted/unpunished...I had generally thought much better of Bruce King.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 18, 2014 8:00 AM

RE: NM Prison Riot
I've been trying to comb thru' online a book called *the Devil's Butcher Shop* about the Santa Fe prison riot. I had a friend who had, before I met him in 1981 or 2, been the only soldier in a jeep to survive when it was blown up in Vietnam.

Sometime in the late 1970s, he was in a lot of pain and "borrowed" a vehicle to drive himself to the ended up in Santa Fe for auto theft and was there during the rioting (not hurt, tho').

When people ask to borrow money, we "lend" if we can, but under the assumption we'll never see it again...and that's fine with us ~ not something we hold against someone who came to us when in need. One girlfriend, and this guy...surprise, surprise...paid it back.

I'm truly thankful to you for rounding up so much data on these souls!

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 17, 2014 9:00 AM

RE: NM Prison Riot
Have only discovered Lawrence Cardon's middle name was Charles and that there are some Cardons in the Masonic Cemetery in Las specific name for Lawrence, but wonder if he is unmarked?

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 16, 2014 7:54 AM

Joe Madrid
Joe (Jose, Jr) Madrid's last name was spelled Madrid while his father's, with whom he shares a marker, was spelled Madril. The lady in the office told me she has the same alternate spellings in her own family, and does not know why...just that some spell it Madrid and some Madril. The office record has Joe/Jose, Jr with last name spelled Madrid.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 15, 2014 2:48 PM

...his body was pretty much all ash when found

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 14, 2014 7:20 PM

RE: NM Prison Riot
No...someone had previously put up Joe Madrid misspelled as did you find him? It seems that O'Meara was from Maryland and may have been taken back there.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 14, 2014 7:17 PM

RE: NM Prison Riot
Just noticed that Joe Madrid had a misspelled memorial in Mount Calvary. I looked for them all over the weekend and there were 11 (but including Joe Madrid) that did not have memorials. You're doing a fantastic job on this, William...poor Paulina Paul...must be in Alamogordo.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 14, 2014 6:34 PM

Jennifer Madison
RE: Stephen Stecker
I put up a photo, but there is the problem of duplicate memorials.

Added by Jennifer Madison on Apr 14, 2014 1:39 AM

RE: Urioste & Sedillo Photos in Rosario Cemetery
De nada; you're welcomed (again ~ ☻), William. Have had no luck yet finding burial places for the nine from 1980 Prison Riot who do no have memorials on FindAGrave, but suspect they are all in their home towns if not in national cemetery.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 13, 2014 8:26 AM

RE: Officer Rosenbloom
If interested, I think you can view this page without a subscription:

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 11, 2014 6:08 PM

Officer Rosenbloom
He's buried at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 11, 2014 5:59 PM

RE: NM Prison Riot
I have a list of deaths from the 1980 prison riot and will see if any of them are listed on FindAGrave or elsewhere stating a place of interment. I should be able to find an article on Officer Rosenbloom.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 11, 2014 5:32 PM

NM Prison Riot
Unfortunately, 1980 falls in the years between 1977 and 1998 that are not online in order to find articles or obituaries. Only one person has Thomas Damian O'Meara, born 22SEP1954, listed in, but the record is "private." I did find that he had been in the Army and so qualified to go into the National Cemetery, but do not find him listed in any. A couple named John & Alice O'Meara are in Santa Fe National Cemetery...could be his parents, but you'll probably have to originally set up memorials for many of the riot victims as buried "unknown" until you can find them...families were probably not wanting to make much data public. At least you know where/when they died and can probably get birthdates off the Social Security Death Index.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 11, 2014 5:15 PM

RE: A Question
RE: >>Ok, the first name I have is Thomas O'Meara. He died on February 2nd or 3rd of 1980, in Santa Fe. He was 25 years old at the time of his death. He was from Albuquerque. He was one of the casualties of the riot at the New Mexico State Prison. I'm doing a virtual cemetery for that group.<<

What do you want to know about him?

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 11, 2014 4:31 PM

RE: Tenorio Photos
You're very welcomed; it was my honor.

Added by Tex&Texie on Apr 11, 2014 10:19 AM

RE: A Question
Yup...tell me a name and everything (or just places and dates if you have LOTS of info) you already know about the person and what you still want to find out. If it's not too difficult, I'll ask you for another; if it IS complex, I'll ask questions.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 10, 2014 11:32 PM

RE: A Question
Same as your question about where to find free sites, I do research via it rarely matters where I physically am; and made the offer for a specific person you were having trouble with so I could walk you through steps of finding same if possible.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 08, 2014 8:58 PM

RE: A Question
Hi, William ~ these should all be free...hang in there as it usually takes time (and frustration) to learn how to get the returns you had in mind when you started searching.

and, of course, there is also FindAGrave...they currently have many more memorials than BillionGraves, but both have search functions. If you a specific "problem" person in mind, I'd be glad to see if I can find anything for you.

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 08, 2014 4:54 PM

Thank you for looking for her tombstone--and posting your note about not buried there. This posting prompted me to find her--and yes, I found her in a new post in another cemetery, so all is well. You helped me fix this.

Added by Lucy on Apr 06, 2014 4:11 PM

Frank Rinesmith
RE: Collier Photos
Was going thru my old msgs when I noticed subject. I just did his wife a few days ago & linked them. Hope it is pleasing. Thanks.

Added by Frank Rinesmith on Apr 03, 2014 1:25 PM

RE: Werner & Romero Photos
De nada; you're welcomed...glad to have been able to share visiting them with you!

Added by CryptoGram on Apr 01, 2014 8:22 AM

Larry Stamey
RE: Kawamae Photos
You are kind to write.. I wish I could do more.

Added by Larry Stamey on Apr 01, 2014 12:59 AM

Steve Trudgeon
Arthur and Margaret Locke - Photos
Thank you for the great photos.


Added by Steve Trudgeon on Mar 31, 2014 3:47 PM

Ben Tilford Calvert
RE: Mallory Photos
You are very welcome. Ben

Added by Ben Tilford Calvert on Mar 28, 2014 8:18 AM


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