|Marcia Leavell (#46874843)|
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I am on the Cemetery Board for the Texico Cemetery. After doing research to try to identify all graves, I realized how important this work is and any help is really appreciated.|
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|Barbara Grimes||RE: Mrs. Jimmie Allman|
Thank you, Marcia, for creating Lil's Find A Grave memorial.
She was very special. Her sisters called her a "jack of all trades". She taught English, Homemaking, Journalism, did the yearbooks, took the pictures, bought the food for the cafeteria and for her classes, drove a school bus and a lot of other things during her years at Texico.
When she got ready to retire, she did not have a birth certificate and the Eastland courthouse had burned down with all the records. So she had to take a picture of her twin's grave marker to prove her age for retirement purposes.
She spent almost every Christmas and Thanksgiving at our house. She is forever missed.
|Barbara Grimes||Mrs. Jimmie "Lillie" Allman|
I have come across your name in searching for some of the people from Texico School, so I was wondering if you knew my Aunt Lillie Allman who taught at Texico for many years. She was my Mother's sister and we were really close.
|Terry Good||RE: Hiram J. Good, FAG 36358971|
Thank you for your reply.
I can answer two of your questions.
His wife is not buried there. Following his death, she returned to Pennsylvania to live with one of her daughters. She is buried in PA.
As for Hiram's gravetone, sadly you won't find it.
My sister looked for it several years ago with no success. She described the cemetery's condition much as you have. Fortunately, among my files is a photograph of Hiram's gravestone.
At one point, I stumbled onto a woman who had taken a class to the cemetery and inventoried the graves.
She sent me information as to the location of Hiram's grave. I have that somewhere in my files.
When I find it I will send it to you.
|Terry Good||Hiram J. Good, FAG 36358971|
I would like to correct an error in my previous message. Hiram died in Parmer County, not Curry.
|Terry Good||Hiram J. Good, FAG 36358971|
Hiram is my great grandfather. I would like to contribute some additional information to the website.
Hiram was born in April, 1843,in Pennsylvania, probably in Lancaster or Cumberland counties.
He died March 10, 1918 in Curry County.
Hiram's middle name was Johns which was his mother's maiden name.
His parents were John M. Good and Maria Johns.
He married Anna Margaret Zug in 1864 in Pennsylvania.
His siblings were: Florence, Ira P., Carrie A. Harry C. and Letitia.
|Laura Lee Kovalsky||Thank you|
Thank you for your work/photos! I don't remember my grandfather, he moved to New Mexico (and passed) when I was a very young child. (I have always lived in CT). I feel very blessed that I was able to see his grave marker today because of the picture you added to this site.
|Diana Fields||Clyde LEAVELL|
I added you as a friend. Diana
I would be happy to receive Clara Calkins, thank you.
There was another branch of the Calkins family who also lived in NM. Most were in Chavez or Bernalillo counties, which is not to say some wouldn't have "strayed" into other territory.
L C is likely related, but unknown right now exactly how.
Celia Calkins Means was a sister to Frank Calkins, and Clara's aunt.
The only reference I have to a burial spot for any of the Calkins' of Frank's and Hattie's family is "Clovis Cemetery." Not even the obituary for Hattie who died in 1950 provides the cemetery. So, if there are two, which one is unknown. Frank died in 1938.
It was strange to me that they are not in the same cemetery with their daughter Clara. If there are mortuary records for Clovis, perhaps they would have more insight? I thought at one time there was an index online, but so much of the website for Curry has changed, and I do not see one there. For now, I have them listed in Mission as it is the oldest. If I can locate more accurate material, I will change accordingly. Many thanks for your time and insight.
Added by Nancy on May 25, 2014 8:39 AM
I rechecked my files and determined that it is the Clovis Cemetery where Frank and Hattie are buried, parents of Clara May Calkins. I have all the obituaries for them, but only Frank's actually gave the cemetery name as "Clovis Cemetery." The death record for Ralph also shows he is buried in Clovis NM, but no name of cemetery. Presume Clovis has only one. Thus I have changed all to be in Clovis Cemetery, with exception of Clara which I have deleted. I appreciate the input. If you would like to complete the info for Clara and tie her to her parents, it would allow all to know to whom she belonged. Thanks.
Added by Nancy on May 24, 2014 7:34 PM
My apologies. I certainly didn't wish to cause undue angst regarding the entry of Clara Calkins.
While she is on my family tree, and you will note I have the exact dates of birth and death, as well as connections to her parents and siblings, I have removed the item from findagrave. Thank you for noting my duplication and your conscientious objection regarding the matter.
Added by Nancy on May 24, 2014 4:41 PM
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