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Freeman Bloodgood obituary

Conesville Man Dies in West; Was Pioneer
July 1925

     Middleburgh, July 28. – Word has been received here that Freeman Bloodgood, ninety-two, formerly of Conesville, near Middleburgh, is dead at State College, N. M. Mr. Bloodgood moved to New Mexico in 1881. He engaged in teaming and hauled freight between Las Vegas and White Oaks. He also hauled the first load of ore out of Kingston in New Mexico, when that place was a mining camp. The ore was hauled to Nut station before Deming was founded. At Kingston he was a crony of Doheny, the oil magnate. He later conducted a ranch in the Mogollones, after which he went into the cattle business near Kingston. He was born in New York state.
     About four years ago he fell and since then had been in poor health, making his home with his son, Dean Bloodgood. The later was a former student in Middleburgh High school before locating in the west. Surviving are his wife, who was Ophelia A. Shoemaker, oldest daughter of Abram Shoemaker, formerly of Conesville, at that time called Stone Bridge; two sons, Dean Bloodgood of State College and Ellsworth Bloodgood of Kingston, N. M. He was also a brother-in-law of Weidman Shoemaker, eighty-five, of Middleburgh. Dr. Garrison E. Shoemaker of Cobleskill is a nephew. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery at Las Cruces, N. M.


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