Holy Cross Cemetery
Deming, Luna County, New Mexico
Submitted by Private Party
Authorized by C. W. Barnum 1 Oct 2006
The data is based on the work of Janet Wasson.
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Holy Cross Cemetery is located off Holy Cross Rd NW, west of Deming, New Mexico. This cemetery has been vandalized.  Do not go to this area alone nor at night. Inform the Deming police before you go. Trespassers are subject to arrest. Hopefully, the City of Deming will restore this historic cemetery. This area was a military base dating from 1916. It was variously called Camp Cody (after William F. Cody), Camp Brooks, Camp Deming, the Deming Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and the Holy Cross Sanatorium. In 1939, a fire destroyed all of the buildings. It became a forgotten area. Note: Most of these deaths can not be found on the NMDI for reasons unknown.

Church photo #1  #2   This photo shows the last standing building in the Holy Cross complex. It is of concrete and shaped like a cross. Was this fire accidental or set deliberately to rid the area of this facility? Pre-1939 photos wanted! Please contact us.
This image is symbolic of this dreary area -
photo ; Typical foundation - photo ; Last fireplace standing - photo .
Cemetery:
Photo #1  looking more like a prison ;  Photo #2  broken iron cross or other vandalized iron sculptures.
Cemetery grounds  Photo
#1 #2 old rock foundation for timber cross. Cross was torn down as a prank years ago.  #3 ; #4 vandalized headstone. All other markers have been stolen. Views #5 ; #6 ; #7 ; #8 ; #9 ; #10 (sunken grave).

 

Known Burials      Holy Cross Cemetery
Last Name          First Name           Place of Death                        Age           Date      Cemetery
Boyer              Mary                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               49-29-0      21-Apr-1937  Holy Cross Cemetery
Braddy             M J                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-1-1       10-Feb-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Bradley            Helen                Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-3-15      24-Feb-1934  Holy Cross Cemetery
Braedko            Frances              Holy Cross Sanitarium               39-2-6       19-Dec-1933  Holy Cross Cemetery
Braidfoot          Julette              Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-10-7      18-Dec-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Braidfoot          Margaret             Holy Cross Sanitarium               46-8-5       5-Jan-1930   Holy Cross Cemetery
Brakstad           Mike                 Holy Cross Sanitarium              42-11-19      14-Feb-1930  Holy Cross Cemetery
Branco             Robert               Holy Cross Sanitarium               26-0-15      7-Sep-1929   Holy Cross Cemetery
Bray               Ted                  Holy Cross Sanitarium              36-10-22      28-Apr-1934  Holy Cross Cemetery
Brdecko            Addie                Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-4-10      25-Mar-1931  Holy Cross Cemetery
Breckbill          Annuncitia           Holy Cross Sanitarium               21-4-26      30-Jul-1929  Holy Cross Cemetery
Brem               M Josefleita         Holy Cross Sanitarium                 55         not stated   Holy Cross Cemetery
Brem               Mary Clara           Holy Cross Sanitarium               51-3-8       1-Aug-1934   Holy Cross Cemetery
Brem               Mary Felicia         Holy Cross Sanitarium                 74         1-Aug-1926   Holy Cross Cemetery
Brigadier          Mary Patrick         Holy Cross Sanitarium               44-7-2       20-Sep-1926  Holy Cross Cemetery
Brisley            Sanheit              Holy Cross Sanitarium               39-2-9       22-Apr-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Crowe              M J                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-1-1       10-Feb-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Espanosa           Helen                Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-3-15      24-Feb-1934  Holy Cross Cemetery
Fewell             Patrick Joseph       Reported by Mary Harrison           infant                    Holy Cross Cemetery
Girand             Frances              Holy Cross Sanitarium               39-2-6       19-Dec-1933  Holy Cross Cemetery
Grounds            Julette              Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-10-7      18-Dec-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Kelley             Margaret             Holy Cross Sanitarium               46-8-5       5-Jan-1930   Holy Cross Cemetery
Komenik            Mike                 Holy Cross Sanitarium              42-11-19      14-Feb-1930  Holy Cross Cemetery
Lynch              Robert               Holy Cross Sanitarium               26-0-15      7-Sep-1929   Holy Cross Cemetery
Meany              Mary                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               49-29-0      21-Apr-1937  Holy Cross Cemetery
Nealow             Ted                  Holy Cross Sanitarium              36-10-22      28-Apr-1934  Holy Cross Cemetery
Powell             Addie                Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-4-10      25-Mar-1931  Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             Annuncitia           Holy Cross Sanitarium               21-4-26      30-Jul-1929  Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             M Josefleita         Holy Cross Sanitarium                 55         not stated   Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             Mary Clara           Holy Cross Sanitarium               51-3-8       1-Aug-1934   Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             Mary Felicia         Holy Cross Sanitarium                 74         1-Aug-1926   Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             Mary Patrick         Holy Cross Sanitarium               44-7-2       20-Sep-1926  Holy Cross Cemetery
Sister             Sanheit              Holy Cross Sanitarium               39-2-9       22-Apr-1927  Holy Cross Cemetery
Smith              Robertson Bertrand   Deming Hospital                    76y 8m 4d     11-May-1943  Holy Cross Cemetery
other              several graves       unknown                            unknown       unknown      Holy Cross Cemetery
Known Deaths at the Sanitarium but buried elsewhere.
Last Name          First Name           Place of Death                        Age           Date      Place of Burial
Bletcher           Jasper G             Holy Cross Sanitarium               34-7-11      14-Jun-1931  7mi E of Deming
Bliss              J S                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               73-0-9       24-Jan-1934  Amarillo TX
Bogard             Mable A              Holy Cross Sanitarium              35-11-22      1-Aug-1930   Ambridge PA
Boggs              Sim C                Holy Cross Sanitarium               59-1-27      19-Nov-1932  Anderson IN
Bohnet             Clarence F           Holy Cross Sanitarium               48-5-25      11-Dec-1932  Baldwin MI
Boisvert           Rev Jno              Holy Cross Sanitarium                 38         30-Jul-1928  Belen NM
Boles              Joseph P             Holy Cross Sanitarium               54-5-15      3-Sep-1934   Brooklyn NY
Bolieu             Agnes                Holy Cross Sanitarium               23-7-10      14-Feb-1930  Calmet MI
Bond               A                    Holy Cross Sanitarium                 39         16-Jun-1931  Chicago IL
Bond               William              Holy Cross Sanitarium               43-4-29       /Jul 1937   Cambridge MA
Bonneau            John P               Holy Cross Sanitarium               58-5-22      5-May-1929   Chicago IL
Bonner             Catherine            Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-8-24      16-Oct-1929  Chicago IL
Boone              Alfred J             Holy Cross Sanitarium               51-7-21      19-Oct-1932  Chicago IL
Boone              James J              Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-2-23      22-Aug-1935  Chicago IL
Borden             Chas E               Holy Cross Sanitarium               29-7-22      17-Dec-1929  Correctionville IA
Borden             Rev M                Holy Cross Sanitarium               33-4-7       13-Jan-1929  Cullman AL
Borger             Brother Charles      Holy Cross Sanitarium               32-3-18      6-Dec-1933   Dayton OH
Borrego            Chas W               Holy Cross Sanitarium               54-1-21      18-Mar-1931  Dwyer NM
Borrego            L                    Holy Cross Sanitarium               20-2-11      10-Jan-1930  Defiance OH
Bourgeois          Bettie               Holy Cross Sanitarium               33-0-5       24-Nov-1928  East Bernard TX
Bowers             Francis              Holy Cross Sanitarium               27-1-26      29-Jun-1931  East Bernard TX
Bowers             Walter E             Holy Cross Sanitarium               34-10-3      12-Dec-1929  El Paso TX
Bowman             Christiana           Holy Cross Sanitarium               55-9-22      10-Apr-1934  Englewood IN
Bowman             Paulina              Holy Cross Sanitarium                 55         2-Feb-1938   Engle TX
Boyd               Mildred              Holy Cross Sanitarium              30-11-24      14-Sep-1934  Fort Worth TX
Boyd               Stuart A             Holy Cross Sanitarium                 36         16-Jun-1935  Fairview WV
Boydston           C O                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               43-9-28      25-Apr-1934  Greenville SC
Boydston           Fritz M              Holy Cross Sanitarium               48-4-1       3-May-1934   Herrington KS
Boydston           Wm                   Holy Cross Sanitarium              19-10-12      6-Oct-1929   Freedom PA
Broadbent          Carl                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               45-3-13      13-Jan-1934  Houston TX
Brookerson         A E                  Holy Cross Sanitarium              30-10-18      17-Jul-1928  Kaukauna WI
Brookerson         Reino                Holy Cross Sanitarium               20-7-23      16-May-1931  Indiana Harbor IN
Brooks             A                    Holy Cross Sanitarium                 40         16-May-1928  Luna County
Brooks             John                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-7-1       5-Mar-1932   Los Angeles CA
Brooks             K                    Holy Cross Sanitarium               65-1-3       21-Jun-1930  Logans Port IN
Brooks             Stanley              Holy Cross Sanitarium               24-6-23      23-May-1932  Kensington IL
Browder            Mrs R W              Holy Cross Sanitarium               26-9-9       4-Dec-1929   Modesto CA
Brown              Adelhelm             Holy Cross Sanitarium               48-0-11      5-Feb-1933   Mt Angle OR
Brown              Amelia               Holy Cross Sanitarium              19-11-22      1-Mar-1937   Mt View
Brown              Elizabeth J          Holy Cross Sanitarium               41-9-16      8-Dec-1937   Mt View
Brown              J W                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               43-4-4       11-Apr-1933  Mt View
Brown              Jack                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               43-8-28      28-Aug-1930  Mt View
Brown              Jones                Holy Cross Sanitarium               54-4-29      4-Apr-1929   Morristown NJ
Brown              Joseph               Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-11-5      20-Dec-1935  Mt View
Brown              S                    Holy Cross Sanitarium                 34         8-May-1930   Mt View
Brown              Florence E           Holy Cross Sanitarium               23-9-13      10-Dec-1931  Mt View
Brown              James E              Holy Cross Sanitarium               45-1-3       19-Jan-1938  Mt View
Browning           Jewel L              Holy Cross Sanitarium               24-1-18      8-Nov-1931   Mt View
Brunner            L U                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               24 days      15-May-1930  Mt View
Brussel            Thomas               Holy Cross Sanitarium               52-7-14      2-Jan-1938   Nampha ID
Bryant             Donald Malcolm       Holy Cross Sanitarium               35-3-20      11-Mar-1937  New York NY
Bryant             unknown              Holy Cross Sanitarium             none given     15-Oct-1932  New York City
Buchanan           Brother Raymond      Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-6-22      2-Jul-1936   not stated
Bueno              Percy L              Holy Cross Sanitarium               43-1-28      3-May-1936   not stated
Bula               Brother Caesar       Holy Cross Sanitarium               24-9-7       25-Sep-1936  not stated
Bula               James W              Holy Cross Sanitarium               49-4-28      31-May-1936  not stated
Bullington         Albert Reid          Holy Cross Sanitarium               50-0-21      30-Oct-1936  not stated
Burch              Mrs W H              Holy Cross Sanitarium               44-8-9       28-Jun-1936  not stated
Burk               Adolphus             Holy Cross Sanitarium               20-8-2       31-Mar-1928  Notre Dame IN
Burke              Adolphus             Holy Cross Sanitarium               20-8-2       31-Mar-1928  Notre Dame IN
Burleson           Charles CSC          Holy Cross Sanitarium               30-10-8      27-Aug-1929  Notre Dame IN
Burnett            E E                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               29-11-8      18-Apr-1932  Ocean Springs
Burnett            Harry                Holy Cross Sanitarium               24-4-10      5-Mar-1929   Notre Dame IN
Burnett            Matthews             Holy Cross Sanitarium              35-10-25      2-Sep-1930   Notre Dame IN
Burns              Grace                Holy Cross Sanitarium               28-5-23      16-Mar-1930  Peoria IL
Burns              John J               Holy Cross Sanitarium               38-28-6      4-May-1929   PPP Mt View
Burns              Resa Rosie           Holy Cross Sanitarium               49-9-0        /Jan 1938   Parkersburg WV
Burns              Thomas F             Holy Cross Sanitarium               35-0-1       16-Dec-1935  Philadelphia PA
Burr               E B                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               32-7-26      11-May-1928  Richland MO
Burrola            E                    Holy Cross Sanitarium                 44         7-Sep-1931   San Francisco CA
Burrows            Karl C               Holy Cross Sanitarium              37-10-12      15-Oct-1937  Savannah GA
Burrows            Rev F                Holy Cross Sanitarium               35-5-21      17-Jun-1935  South Bend IN
Burton             Henry Barry          Holy Cross Sanitarium              34-10-11      18-May-1931  Springfield KY
Buskirk            Lawrence             Holy Cross Sanitarium               36-7-11      17-Mar-1933  St Louis MO
Butler             Austin K             Holy Cross Sanitarium              54-10-18      10-Jan-1935  Toledo OH
Butler             Lee Roy              Holy Cross Sanitarium               21-4-19      10-Mar-1929  Vandalia IL
Byrd               T L                  Holy Cross Sanitarium                 38         26-Feb-1929  Warren VA
Byrne              William Stef         Holy Cross Sanitarium               51-2-3       8-Nov-1934   Wichita Falls TX
Caballero          R G                  Holy Cross Sanitarium               53-0-16      17-May-1935  Winnsboro LA
Cabellero          Esther N             Holy Cross Sanitarium               26-2-4       3-Aug-1929   Ypsilanti MI
Cabrera            E K                  Holy Cross Sanitarium                 28         2-Mar-1926   Austin TX
Cabrera            Wm J                 Holy Cross Sanitarium                 46         18-May-1926  Calhoun GA
Calanchi           Wm Kg                Holy Cross Sanitarium              32-10-26      1-Apr-1927   Chicago IL
Calderon           Anna                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               46-6-4       17-Oct-1927  Evansville IN
Calderon           Celesto              Holy Cross Sanitarium                 37         17-Jun-1927  Dallas TX
Calderon           Rev T                Holy Cross Sanitarium                 47         13-Apr-1926  El Paso TX
Calderon           Robert               Holy Cross Sanitarium              45-11-28      20-Mar-1927  Eureka UT
Caldwell           Catherine            Holy Cross Sanitarium                 45         not stated   Fort Wayne IN
Calkins            Warren H             Holy Cross Sanitarium               39-3-4       20-Jun-1927  Masonic-Mt View-Deming
Calloway           Edna                 Holy Cross Sanitarium                 27         24-Jun-1926  Newport KY
Calloway           Mildred              Holy Cross Sanitarium               24-4-8       14-Aug-1927  PA
Campa              Mary                 Holy Cross Sanitarium               53-9-18      18-Nov-1927  Paris OK
Campos             Bridget B            Holy Cross Sanitarium               73-5-22      12-Oct-1927  Philadelphia PA
Campos             James A              Holy Cross Sanitarium               25-6-7       9-Jul-1927   St Louis MO
Campos             Martin J             Holy Cross Sanitarium               32-0-27      10-Jun-1927  Pittsburg PA
Camps              E Louis              Holy Cross Sanitarium                 19         not stated   Stubenville OH
Cantu              Albert               Holy Cross Sanitarium                22-1        15-May-1926  Taylor TX
Caraway            Vlasta               Holy Cross Sanitarium               27-1-28      16-Sep-1925  Block Plum TX
Sorry, we have no further records beyond letter "C" for this report. Those missing records may be laying in a library or file cabinet somewhere.