Pinos Altos Cemetery
Grant County, New Mexico
A project by Janet Wasson, transcribed and compiled 2003
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Pinos Altos is 6 miles north of Silver City on Hwy.15; the cemetery is next to the Saint Alexis Catholic Church, dedicated on July 17,1888. The cemetery is presently maintained by the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. Pinos Altos sits along the continental divide, at an elevation of 7,067 feet--the beginning of the Gila National Forest. Pinos Altos was originally called Birchville, after the miner who first spotted gold in Bear Creek; about 1866 it reverted to the original village name of Pinos Altos which is Spanish for Tall Pines.
Pinos Altos was the first county seat of Grant County, and the "court house" of 1871 still stands...along with the hanging tree. The Hearst family owned mining interests here, Judge Roy Bean had a store here with his brother in the early 1860's, and the McDonald home built in 1851, probably the oldest residence in Grant County, is still here as well. Many famous conflicts with the Apaches occurred here. Pinos Altos was, from Feb.1861 until June 1862, under the Confederate Flag--until the Southerners were defeated at Glorieta Pass. There is much history in this tiny town!

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Thank you Janet for your continued excellent work and contributions to genealogy and history.

Last name       First Mid                        Dates         notes

Acosta          Jose *                      1878- 3/26/1943
Acosta          Polita Ponce *               1839- 5/5/1933
Alcantor        Renee Michelle            4/27/1960- 6/18/1998
Alcorta         Elenteria *                   d-3/15/1882
Alexander       Charles Melton            1/29/1939- 1/10/1998
Alford          Eleanor Itora Gaenslen    5/21/1910-12/21/1993
Alford          John Randolph Tucker      8/15/1907-7/24/1976
Allred          Hellen E                   1/13/1928-1/6/1985
Alvarez         Angel Jr *                  1917- 10/12/1918
Alvarez         Baby *                          10/16/15
Ancheta         Ramon *                       d-March 1878
Anchetis        Jose *                    9/13/1874-10/24/1874
Anderson        Calvin Gene              12/12/1907-12/17/1986
Anderson        John E                     1/1/1920-5/20/1984
Anderson        Josephine Mae               1920- 4/23/1974
Anderson        Margaret Mary            6/12/1922- 11/19/1998
Apodaca         Baby *                       1915- 4/9/1916
Appleyard       Mary Jean O'Heron         2/10/1932-12/14/1997
Aragon          Abran                        1900- 2/5/1937
Aragon          Miguel                          no dates
Aragon          Perfeta                         no dates
Arrey           Satera Vega               10/1/1921-3/23/1986
Arzaga          Clara Davila              8/12/1916-5/20/1970
Barton          Henry                         d- 2/9/1884
Bell            Frances Brito                  1858-1931
Bell            Frank Charles                  1848-1916       born WI
Bell            Isabelle Hamilton         4-27-1886-1/12/1959  DAR
Bell            James H                    4/24/1889-1/7/1967  born PA
Bencomo         Alfredo                         no dates       baby
Bencomo         Alvino                     3/8/1885-8/7/1920
Bencomo         Antonio                         no dates       baby
Bencomo         Anita                       1922- 10/5/1923
Bencomo         China Rodriguez                 no dates       born Janos Mexico
Bencomo         Leandro                         no dates       baby
Bencomo         Matias                     2/24/1888-7/2/1932
Bencomo         Roberto Vallejos           7/3/1918-4/4/1941
Biddle          Charles*                 12-30-1927-12/30/1927
Bisby           Baby*                      8/1/1874-8/8/1874
Bisby           Grace Griswold                 1865-1947       DAR-Eastern Star
Black           Mary Alma                  6/9/1910-9/13/1982  born TX
Black           William Rex               2/20/1906-9/13/1982  born TX
Blair           Josephine Flores             1870- 7/8/1955
Brickey         Robert J                   4/8/1964-3/8/1993
Brito           Anselma*                         1845-?        born Mexico
Brito           Santiago                    1821- 10/29/1908   born Mexico
Brito           Ysidra*                          1851-?        born Mexico
Carbajal        Apolonia                   Jul/1895-7/15/1920
Chandler        Clark*                       1860-Mar 1875
Chandler        George Henry *                 3/28/1875       baby
Conklin         Etta Mae                       1904-1988
Conklin         G Garvin                  12/4/1909-9/22/1983
Cothrun         Baby*                           4/21/11
Cothrun         Baby Boy *                      8/31/27
Cothrun         Ernest David               1/4/1886-1/9/1957   born TX
Cothrun         Estalla Isabel Oliver     10-4-1892-9/10/1937  born TX
Cothrun         Eugene Emmett *            3/24/1933-4/5/1933
Cothrun         Herbert Harvey *          12/31/1927-2/17/1929
Cottingham      Robert Gene                    1928-1991
Cuevas          Alfredo                        1929-1984
Cuevas          Concha*                   10/28/1900-9/11/1930
Cuevas          Celca*                      1912- 12/8/1914
Cueva           Desideria Castillo        6/20/1902-3/14/1986
Cuevas          Epifanio Romero           2/16/1908-12/17/1979
Cuevas          Freddie A *                     4/19/77        baby
Cuevas          Homogon                   11/27/1875-8/21/1967 born Mexico
Cuevas          Javier                            1985         baby
Cuevas          Jose*                       1830- 4/28/1915
Cuevas          Loretto                        1883-1961
Cuevas          Manuelito*                11/20/1919-8/6/1922
Cuevas          Joseph                     3/31/1960-4/6/1993
Cuevas          Patricia Ann              8/27/1964-10/23/1981
Cuevas          Pedro*                        d-4/21/1915
Cuevas           Ramona *                  3/4/1924-4/24/1938
Cuevas          Rosaria Lopez              9/9/1901-11/4/1978  born Mexico
Cuevas          Sotero*                     1880- 9/21/1915
Davila          Belen Portillo             3/1/1882-4/26/1980
Davidson        Belle Scott               4/24/1870-2/13/1922
Davis           Raymond Paul Jr           5/11/1965-5/25/1996
Dedoux          Elizabeth*                 3/3/1880-8/16/1966
De Hernandez    Marcelina R *                1887-5/1/1915
De Luna         Faith *                          1/8/00        baby
Dennis          Thomas Roy                11/9/1903-12/20/1903
Derbyshire      Baby                            5/13/05
Derbyshire      Chancey                        1869-1951
Derbyshire      Leona Hickman             8/18/1877-12/23/1964
Diaz            Alfonzo                    1/2/1857-4/25/1912
Dimmick         Clarence                     May 1855-1930     born PA
Dimmick          Gertrude Trevarrow       11/27/1875-12/2/1899
Dimmick         Lena                       7/8/1898-8/22/1898
Dimmick         Loren L                        1899-1939
Dimmick         Nelbert Otto               2/27/1858-3/1/1938
Duran           Refugio Cesares *              d-1/1/1931
Easton          Ruth*                        1894-June 1900
Eckart          George                         1859-1914
Eckart          Peggy                          1860-1940
Emery           Edward*                       d-10/15/1874
Escobedo        Alberto B                 4/12/1907-2/28/1923
Escobedo        Pedro B                   5/13/1906-4/12/1945
Esplen          Adam                            no dates
Fahrlander      George A                  6/14/1906-10/16/1983 born KY
Fahrlander      Mary C                    1/10/1915-12/10/1993
Fahrlander       Richard                  12/14/1936-6/15/1988
Ferria          Ernest*                      1878- 9/3/1913
Ferry            Dr F F*                      d-1/16/1908
Fisher          Henry H*                     1861-5/14/1927
Fitzpatrick     Emmett E                   2/28/1914-5/6/1976
Fitzpatrick     Henrietta W                1/5/1916-1/26/1981
Fletcher        William*                       1826-1880
Flores          Angel F *                 3/22/1900-1/29/1983
Flores          Alfonzo Parra             3/25/1906-11/18/1948
Flores          Antancio                    5/1848-1/13/1910
Flores          Feliciano A              10/20/1877-12/10/1950
Flores          Felipe                          no dates       infant twin
Flores          Santiago                        no dates       infant twin
Flores          Francisca Parra            3/13/1885-4/2/1953
Flores          Juliana A                 1/18/1856-7/26/1912
Flores          Osave*                        d-2/11/1878
Fortier         Charles Frances           11/26/1917-2/21/1989
Fortier         Evelyn Tillman               1918-8/9/1956
Fortier         Laura Bell                 5/8/1887-6/2/1973
Fox             Hugh*                         d-12/28/1890
Frantom         Beatrice E                 4/5/1893-2/6/1898
Frantom         John                      5/24/1858-11/29/1912
Frantom         Joseph                    7/5/1875-11/23/1946
Frantom         Thomas                     5/16/1860-3/1/1894
Fuehr           Johanna Marie Reinhard     7/4/1883-7/21/1954
G               Lupo                            no dates
Ganeras         Julianna                      d-6/10/1917
Garcia          Agapito C*                9/20/1892-10/30/1959
Garcia          Alejandra                 4/24/1920-5/16/1927
Gomez           Joseflo*                   11/1914-5/13/1915
Graham          Richard Frank             11/20/1929-8/14/1995
Greene          Patricia A*                    1970-1981
Gregg           Nancy G                       d-2/23/1902
Grijalva        Baby*                      12/1913-9/25/1914
Gruell          Betsy*                    7/30/1850-4/10/1936
Gutierrez       Jesus                     1/19/1845-10/16/1919
Gutierrez       Juana*                      6/1897-9/13/1915
Gutierrez       Rebecca*                     4/1899-1914/15
Gutierrez       Teofila Torres              1/1876-11/2/1915
Gutierrez       Valentine Jr *                 1901-1917
Gutierrez       Valentine Leon Sr          2/14/1870-3/5/1951
Hall            Almeda Foster*             8/1/1869-11/9/1925  born OH
Handy           Mrs A V *                    1838-1/6/1916
Handy           Dr William Nevitt         9/14/1850-4/22/1930  born MD
Henderson       Teresa Flores             3/16/1908-9/17/1974
Herring         Calvin*                        d-10/1891
Hickman         Benjamin N                   1836-1/14/1907
Hickman         Eliza Benbow                   1843-1929
Himes           Emily                      6/19/1898-1/8/1957
Holt            William C*                    1855-9/1920
Hulbert         Clifford Elizah           3/17/1877-10/23/1944
Hulbert         Daisey N                  1//25/1877-6/18/1968
Hulbert         Melvin Francis                 d-6/2/1942
Hunt            Joseph G                       1883-1943       born MO
Hun             Nell Watson               3/23/1893-10-26-1976
Hunt            Richard Baker            11/19/1919-10/24/1924 Died on Bataan
Jack            Maud Mary                   1/1874-2/27/1971
Jones           Ethel Ray                 4/20/1923-1/20/1990
Kennedy         Frances Midler             2/3/1909-7/12/1991
Kennedy         Laurie Beth                6/14/1953-7/8/1979
Kennedy         Roxie Redmond             1/3/1931-10/11/1990
Kerker          Robert                       1842-7/11/1921    born Mexico
Kern            Arther F                       1879-1930
Larson          Andre*                      4/1867-2/29/1940
Lavelle         Gene A                         1920-1990
Lee             Garfield                       1899-1913
Lee             Mabel                          1896-1900
Lee             Richard R                   1860-10/25/1913    born England
Lee             Sarah Drake                    1863-1943
Light           Clyde Lee*                9/16/1924-9/19/1998
Light           David M                   8/12/1914-11/27/1966
Light           Eva Maxine                 2/11/1917-2/5/1978
Light           Fred James                 3/9/1889-2/17/1942
Light           Jesse James Sr             4/1/1885-10/6/1940  born TX
Light           Jesse James               3/21/1910-10/8/1976
Light           Lillian Cothrun            8/28/1892-7/7/1972
Light           Wilbur C                   9/9/1921-1/10/1984
Long            Gladys Matilda C*         7/17/1911-1/13/1982
Lundy           Pauline                        1905-1925
Madrid          Leovigildo                 9/2/1870-9/6/1937
Madrid          Petra Portillo                 1903-1987
Madrid          Ramon                     11/16/1900-9/25/1928
Majalca         Celsa Montoya             6/22/1917-10/2/1997
Manquero        Manuela K                 9/23/1881-3/15/1923
Manrero         A(n)ita                   9/27/1900-10/10/1900
Mansfield       Elizabeth                 9/18/1866-10/10/1893
Mansfield       Willie H                    10/1893-5/2/1894
Mantursen       Abran                        1882-4/15/1916
Marks           Infant Son                       2-1899
Mastin          Capt Thomas J             9/13/1839-10/7/1861  born MO-killed by Apaches
Mastin          Virgil                           d-1870        brother of Thomas-killed by Apaches
Martin          Lydia E                   6/15/1909-11/14/1992
Martinez        E B                       9/18/1932-9/21/1932
Martinez        Julian*                   12/11/1840-7/23/1920 born Mexico
Martinez        Pabla Alviar*               1830-12/24/1920    born Mexico
Maston          Baby Stephen*                 d-10/27/1873
Mata            Helen Ray                  8/13/1914-6/6/1970
Mathews         Bruce                       12/1890-9/2/1966
Mathews         Ethel P                        1899-1953
McDonald        Alexander B               8/24/1881-9/21/1937
McDonald        Andrea Torres            11/30/1896-12/17/1938
McDonald        Baby*                        1912-7/22/1913
McDonald        James B*                   8/1/1879-10/8/1880
McDonald        John B                         1833-1895       born MA
McDonald        Ladislada Brito           6/27/1856-11/29/1944 born Mexico
McDonald        Maggie                         1876-1887
McJackson       J*                            1852-11/1874
Medina          Maria Montoya             5/29/1937-3/24/1997
Menges          Agnes Light                    1871-1945
Menges          Anton John                3/8/1859-7//11/1935  born TX
Menges          Julia Light               11/19/1873-5/19/1952 born TX
Menges          Rhinehart Adolph             9/1867-10/1947    born TX
Miller          Nellie Robbins Howe            1895-1949
Mills           William Henry*             8/5/1867-9/11/1943
Minerd          Anne Manquero             5/23/1913-9/11/1985
Miranda         Camilio Garcia             8/4/1918-2/18/1981
Montoya         Eustacio Luna              3/29/1906-2/5/1987
Montoya         Eustacio-                 2/24/1939-5/28/1997
Montoya         Genevieve Luna             1/3/1908-1/11/1995
Montoya         James Luna                 7/25/1914-6/7/1990
Montoya         Jose Antonio                11/1877-12/1953    born Mexico
Montoya         Lucrecia Luna             6/26/1870-12/16/1972 born Mexico
Montoya         Mychal Rae                6/19/1996-6/19/1996
Montoya         Pablo                     1/19/1910-3/25/1971
Montoya         Rosalio                    9/4/1899-10/6/1950
Moore           Albane E                   2/5/1857-7/11/1914
Moore           Elizabeth E                3/3/1880-8/16/1966
Moore           Ulysses G                 6/15/1871-3/22/1910
Moore           Harvey Corwin             1/24/1869-5/11/1948
Moore           Isabel                    4/29/1834-8/23/1899
Moore           Oliver F                  12/25/1826-4/20/1906
Moreno          Altagraco*                 2/6/1860-2/11/1930
Moreno          Aurora*                     2/1918-5/13/1918
Moreno          Felicitas C                  1881-10/9/1966
Moreno          Lorenzo*                  8/10/1887-12/17/1940
Murphey         Lillie Light*             12/16/1929-8/11/1996
Neal            Annie*                    11/30/1877-2/5/1954
Neal            Mary Ann                  7/22/1930-10/20/1930
Neal            Mary B                    9/23/1910-12/3/1992
Neal            Tracy K                    7/20/1901-3/1/1990
Norton          George W                     1845-6/22/1915
Oglesby         Annie Cybil Herring        5/13/1874-9/8/1951
Oglesby         John Thomas Jr            10/7/1858-10/26/1938 born TX
Oglesby         Lela                      2/10/1888-11/12/1967
Oglesby         Walter E                  10/22/1894-6/4/1980
Oliver          Lorenda A Moore              1853-3/27/1918
Orosco          Teodoro*                  9/21/1920-2/14/1938
Otero           Donald C                  8/22/1933-8/19/1978
Parra           Paublo Garcia                1833-8/6/1932
Phillips        Thomas                          no dates
Portillo        Carmides C                8/15/1871-12/14/1963
Portillo        Indalecio C                    1861-1937
Potter          Baby*                           no dates
Potter          Carmelita Portillo*             no dates
Putnam          Magnus Lawrence               d-1/21/1924
Quesada         Gregorio                    1852-12/21/1937    born Mexico
Quesada         Manuel                       1889-10/4/1918
Quintana        Alvino B                   3/1/1909-2/15/1944
Quintana        Cleotilde                      1931-1933
Quintana        Ernestina                    1916-9/8/1917
Quintanar       Jesus                        1903-3/21/1922    born Mexico
Quost           Pauline A                      1901-1974
Rathbun         David                      6/9/1833-6/27/1921  born NY
Rathbun         Charles M                12//11/1869-12/9/1957
Ray             Eugenia T                     d-9/22/1961
Ray             Ricardo                      1886-12/5/1929
Ray             Thomas                    11/9/1903-12/30/1903
Remigio         Carlos C                  10/8/1903-12/15/1948
Rivera          Ramon                     10/6/1939-7/16/1978
Robbins         Edwin A*                     3/14/1921-1848
Robbins         Edwin L                    3/4/1844-2/27/1898
Robbins         George E                   5/19/1872-9/5/1930
Robbins         Jessie Robertson           8/11/1872-7/7/1921
Robbins         John Edwin                12/18/1890-11/8/1913
Robbins         William L                      d-4/2/1935      Srgt.Army Service Corps.
Romero          Teresa Davila             12/9/1911-3/12/1989
Rosalez         Rudy R                     5/19/1945-4/5/1946
Rubio           Julio                          1848-1917
Ryan            Josephine Bell                 1894-1991
Ryan            Frank S                   1/11/1898-12/10/1963
Saffold         Irma Caroline              7/6/1909-8/22/1978
Saffold         Ray P Jr                  12/18/1917-7/26/1973
Salais          Roque                           no dates
Salcido         Nolberta                    1847-12/12/1913
Salcido         Tomasa Parra                   1859-1923
Sandoval        Josephine I Alvarez       2/12/1912-11/17/1980
Schafer         George B                       1922-1988
Schafer         Juana Cortez              6/24/1883-12/11/1947
Schafer         Pabla Garcia*                  1895-1940
Schafer         Walter F*                 10/17/1873-6/25/1949
Schoffield      Carcilla*                      1862-1902
Schute          Frankie*                  8/30/1869-6/11/1947
Serna           Petra Montoya*                 d-11/1927
Simons          Clara                     2/19/1907-2/14/1956
Simons          Delfina Salcido           7/30/1884-4/13/1944
Simons          John James Sr              2/22/1880-2/6/1946
Skillcorn       Loretta*                     1835-6/12/1874
Smith           Angus G*                       1868-1946
Snyder          Anita Ellen               12/1/1918-9/23/1966
Springler       Betty M                   11/14/1913-5/10/1993
Springler       Rudolph C                 1/15/1904-12/31/1991
Stanley         Alice N                        d-7/4/1901
Stanley         Effie G                   1/14/1888-9/21/1888
Stanley         R N                           d-4/14/1900
Stephens        Alpha                          1870-1962
Stephens        Baby                      7/15/1891-7/18/1891
Stephens        Cecil O                   5/12/1893-6/29/1980
Stephens        Charles                        1865-1934
Stephens        Margaret O                12/16/1892-10/5/1974
Stephens        Viola Bell                1/18/1896-8/20/1899
Stevens         Samuel George             5/10/1896-7/23/1896
Stevens         Sarah Ann Courier         6/15/1863-1/19/1920  born England
Stevens         William                    5/8/1861-3/15/1938
Talamantez      Evea*                     5/13/1915-3/17/1921
Talamantez      Jesus*                       1890-6/28/1922    born Mexico
Talamantez      Josephine*                 1/11/1918-3/3/1920
Tellez          Katy Manquero              6/2/1916-9/24/1992
Teran           Thomas*                       d-10/14/1876
Terrazas        Virginia Gutierrez        5/17/1905-10/26/1972
Thomas          Annie                          1849-1932       born Scotland
Thomas          David W.                  8/11/1884-10/16/1934
Thomas          Thomas E                       1852-1926       born NY
Torres          Ageda Flores                   1912-1995
Torres          Gilbero B                 10/16/1919-5/15/1951
Torre           s Mary Margaret                1947-1988
Torres          Nora Gutierrez             2/17/1907-6/3/1982
Torrez          Paul F*                         no dates
Trevarrow       John                       3/19/1849-5/9/1935
Trevarrow       Lymon                      2/27/1887-5/3/1934
Trevarrow       Mary                         2/29/1852-1947
Trevarrow       Minnie Florence           1/29/1889-1/19/1954
Trujillo        Antonio T Jr              8/14/1961-7/20/1981
Trujillo        George G                  8/2/1910-11/16/1989
Trujillo        Mary T                    4/21/1938-4/14/1995
Valencia        Celso*                        d-12/11/1936
Van Ausdall     Jeffrey Tate              4/23/1951-1/18/1967
Vega            Heraclio*                   7/1868-1/2/1958
Vega            Locario C                 12/9/1900-11/19/1966
Velbert         Clifford E*                    1877-1944
Ward            Arthur                    4/19/1914-7/22/1914
Watkins         Daniel Webster                 1890-1938
Watkins         Eva Cothrun                7/5/1899-6/12/1973
Watson          Dorothy                   11/29/1889-6/19/1973
Watson          Harry Wyckoff             6/14/1891-12/1/1954
Watson          Nellie Robbins                 1870-1893
Watson          William Edward            10/3/1859-5/12/1944
Webb            Thomas Capt.                 1836-1/10/1898
Williams        Hazel                      4/1/1900-1/20/1995
Wood            Pauline Gutierrez         1/19/1903-9/11/1936
Wood            Thomas Jefferson          3/27/1896-9/22/1937
Wood            William Raymond                1851-1924
Wood            Child*                        d-9/23/1873
Wright          John Thomas               11/2/1850-3/28/1923  born IN
Ybarra          Felicitas                  5/1/1877-4/12/1921
Ybarra          Roy A                      5/6/1944-7/20/1969
Young           Bessie Belle                   1884-1951
Young           Henry William             12/24/1869-5/31/1943

* indicates unmarked graves.

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