Taos County, New Mexico
Tres Piedras Cemetery


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Tres Piedras Cemetery Taos County, New Mexico Submitted by Dorothy Brylinski

This cemetery is located northeast of town (1.797 acres on the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 9 East, Tres Piedras Quadrangle Map). The town of Tres Piedras was settled about 1880 with the coming of the Denver and Rio Grande Western (D and RGW) Railroad. It is at the western edge of Taos County, 30 miles NW of Taos and 30 miles south of the Colorado border. (Lat N 36d38m Long W 105d58m, elevation 8,076 ft.) Order of List: Rows run from north to south, although not all graves are in rows. Compiled in 1993 and updated Sepember 1997 by Dorothy A. (Smith) Brylinski from headstones, families, WPA histories, "Grantham's Booster," census records, early Taos county marriage records, and personal knowledge. "'Grantham's Booster' was a newsletter published in Tres Piedras around 1928. The D and RGW Railroad, popularly called the "Chili Line," ran between Antonito, CO and Santa Fe from 1880 to 1941. I grew up seeing that train go by twice a day; it was our link to the outside world in winter. The water tank can still be seen from the cemetery." . . . D.Brylinski

NOTE: This is not a complete listing. If anyone knows of more burials in this cemetery please contribute them by sending to Karen Mitchell.

Barger, Virginia Wyonne Sewell born 7 Jun 1934 died 19 Feb 1993 Singing in Glory

Benavidez, Ana Arfelia Cisneros

Benavidez, Jose Flavio

Benavidez, Jose Floyd born 17 Jun 1927 died 18 Nov 1975 child of Flavio Benavidez and Soledad Salazar, Tec 5 US Army WWII

Berry, Adelina Avery born about 1870 died after 1934 married 28 Jun 1891 at Barranca

Berry, Charles born about 1870 died after Aug 1891 married 28 Jun 1891 at Barranca. John R. Berry, his wife Dora and daughter Mary were listed on the 1900 Census. Was John the brother of Charles?

Berry, Marcus born 1889 died after Aug 1948 died near Santa Fe, NM child of Adelina Avery and Charles Berry.

Blessing, Mildred Eileen born 29 Apr 1937 at Del Norte Colo died 10 Sep 1937 at Taos infant daughter of Harley O. Blessing and Emma Jane Woodruff buried 10 Sep 1937

Brown, John Jeremy born 11 Mar 1975 died 21 May 1978 granchild of Thomas J. Stump, Aunt Joan Stump Coats

Castle, Leonard Roscoe born 1865 died 29 Jul 1921 Castle was a homesteader in early 1920's. Shot in a dispute with another homesteader.

Chapline, Lewis L. died 14 Dec 1944 at Taos age 75y son of M. C. Chapline and Margaret Lewis

Cissell, Vincent born 1849 Texas died 1932 husband of Josephine Ryan Vincent. Cissell homesteaded about mile north of Tres Piedras about 1917.

Cissell, William born 1868 Texas died 1926 son of Josephine Ryan and Vincent Cissell.

Coats, Joan F. born 6 Oct 1940 died 13 Aug 1999

Coffman, Imogene Miller born 7 Apr 1932 died 24 Oct 1964 daughter of Minnie Grisham Miller and John Blyth Miller, wife of Dede Coffman.

Coffman, Jesse E. born 28 Jul 2009 died 18 Mar 1981 husband of Ellen Miller.

Coffman, Marvin R. born 11 May 1946 died 21 May 1965 son of Ellen Miller and Jesse E. Coffman.

Conklin, Albert M. Jr. born 1 Dec 1924 Morton, WA died 1 May 1997 son of Alta Mae Dengler and Albert Conklin. Veteran of WW II. husband of Flo Ellen Sawyer.

Conklin, Albert M. Sr. born 1900 died 1979 husband of Alta Mae Dengler.

Conklin, Alta Mae Dengler born 1906 died 1960 wife of Albert Conklin, Sr.

Conklin, Flo Ellen Sawyer born 6 Jul 2004 died 15 Dec 1995 daughter of Ona B. and J. O. Sawyer. wife of Albert M. Conklin, Jr.

Conklin, Laura E. Pepper born 1869 died 1957 wife of Melvin H. Conklin.

Conklin, Melvin H. born 1867 died 1956 husband of Laura E. Pepper.

Cornett, Goldie Elizabeth Newsom born 20 Mar 1903 Dublin, TX died 14 Oct 1975 daughter of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom. wife of Marvin Neal Cornett.

Cornett, Marvin Neal born 29 Jun 1884 Virginia died 20 Mar 1976 husband of Goldie E. Newsom.

Cozart, Frank N. born 11 Jul 1924 died 16 Mar 1974 Pvt. U. S. Army WW II

Cozart, Kathleen born 1953 died 1953 daughter of Wilma Watts and George Cozart.

Cozart, Woodrow O. died Jul 1941

Cozart, Woodrow O. born 10 May 1919 died 26 Jun 1959 husband of Edith Pauline Miller. Sgt. 3701 Base Unit AAF WW II.

Davidson, J. F. born Tenn died 14 Feb 1922 at Carson age 50y, husband of S. E. Davidson son of Mr. J. F. Davidson and S. E. Davidson buried 16 Feb 1922

Davis, Jane L. Swope died 27 Nov 1923 at Tres Piedras age 88y wife of Jefferson J. Davis daughter of Frederick Swope

Evans, Nicholas died 14 Jan 1927 at Molybdenum age 36y, husband of Mary Evans son of George Evans

Evans, son died 06 Mar 1937 at Taos infant son of B. Clarence Evans and Lucille Lacy

Fibbs, Lloyd B. died 12 Feb 1944 at Taos age 62y, husband of Ada Glover

Franklin, Maggie Daughtery born 1885 died 1948 wife of Sid Franklin.

Franklin, Margaret E. Cooper born 06 Aug 1885 at Stephens County, Texas died 13 Dec 1948 at Plainview, Texas age 63y 4m 7d, married daughter of W.T. Cooper and Nancy Ellis buried 14 Dec 1948 at Tres Piedras

Gibson, John S. born 20 May 1936 died 17 Jul 1989 son of Ollie and Van Gibson. A2C US Air Force Korea.

Gonzales, Clara Trujillo born 12 Aug 1903 CO died 12 Jan 1955 wife of Maclovio Gonzales. Inscription: A Devoted Wife, Mother.

Gonzales, Edd M. born 5 May 1921 died 18 Feb 1999

Gonzales, Ernesto Antonio born 15 Oct 1953 died 15 Oct 1953

Gonzales, Gilbert G. born 12 Mar 1913 Co died 23 Jan 1991 son of Clara T.Trujillo and Maclovio Gonzales hisband of Lydia Martinez. US Army WW I.

Gonzales, Javier Guadalupe born 11 Dec 1979 died 12 Dec 1979 son of Louella and Louis Gonzales.

Gonzales, Jose Filimon born 18 Jan 1928 died 13 Nov 1986 son of Clara T. Trujillo and Maclovio Gonzales husband of Eva Romero. US Army WW II.

Gonzales, Lydia F. died 13 Dec 2006 age 90y, widow of Gilbert G. Gonzales

Gonzales, Maclovio A. born 14 Oct 1918 Co died 31 May 1942 son of Clara T. Trujillo and Maclovio Gonzales. Cpl 200 Coast Arty (AA). died in Action (on Bataan Death March) WW II.

Gonzales, Maclovio born 18 Mar 1887 NM died 1 May 1967 Inscription: Devoted Husband, Father. husband of Clara T. Trujillo.

Gonzales, Petra born 1900 CO. daughter of Teofila and Locadio Gonzales.

Gonzales, son died 01 Nov 1922 at Tres Piedras infant son of Victor Gonzales and Manuelita Gonzales buried 02 Nov 1922

Goodge, Neva Luree born 24 Mar 1924 died 24 Mar 1924 daughter of Hermina Nolty and Arlan? W. Goodge.

Gurule, Jose E. born 25 Mar 1897 NM died 8 Oct 1975 husband of Consuela Valdez. Pvt US Army WW II.

Gurule, Sammie born 5 Aug 1925 died 6 Aug 1984 son of Consuela Valdez and Jose E. Gurule husband of Loyda Trujillo. Inscription: We Will Meet Again.

Gurule, Sammy James born 11 Feb 1988 died 9 Nov 2006 son of Edwin and Phyllis Gurule

Hensley, Barbara Jo born 12 May 1956 died 12 May 1956 Inscription: Asleep. daughter of Barbara Woodall and Glen Hensley.

Heston, Hubert Harrison born 16 Oct 1886 died 12 Dec 1940 Inscription: At Rest. husband of Insamaun Heston.

Heston, Insamaun Rhodes born 19 Aug 1892 died 8 Sep 1974 Age 82y wife of Hubert Heston.

Horsch, John died 25 Jul 1934 at Taos age 59y, husband of Maria Horsch son of David Horsch

Howe, Robert H. died 20 Nov 1900 Co B 140 PA Inf. Pvt

Hudson, William H. born 1836 died 13 May 1901 Co I 130 IND Inf.

Hudson, William P. born 1870 died 1897 Note: In 1906, Mrs. E. J. Hudson had a rooming house in Tres Piedras and Oscar H. Hudson was a barber.

Jaramillo, Antonio died 24 Dec 1941 at Tres Piedras infant son of Manuel Jaramillo and Alamosa Espinoza

Kaneaster, Infant dates unknown

Kling, Edward John died 28 May 1930 at Taos age 63y, husband of Jennie Kling

Kuykendall, Augusta Rae Maupin born 1 Aug 1918 daughter of Beulah M. Mayfield and Roy B. Maupin wife of Harry Spencer Kuykendall.

Kuykendall, Harry Dale born 1889 Georgia died 1971 husband of Mabel M. Goodge.

Kuykendall, Harry Spencer born 22 Nov 1915 died 1 Dec 1994 husband of Augusta Rae Maupin son of Mabel M. Goodge and Harry D. Kuykendall.

Kuykendall, Mabel Melvina Goodge born 1898 Denver, CO died 1978 wife of Harry D. Kuykendall.

Lea, Charles W. born 3 Sep 1922 died 12 Sep 1922 son of Jessie Perry and Ben Lea Inscription: Our Darling.

Lea, Robert D. born 20 Sep 1951 died 24 Sep 1951 son of Betty Lou Conklin and Jimmie Lea.

Lyon, Adelia Ann Wood born 28 Dec 1853 died 8 Aug 1893 Inscription: Rest in Peace. headstone: Mrs. Adelia Lyon

Lyon, Bertha Bacheldor no dates

Lyon, Elsie Agnes born 6 Jul 1893 died 8 Jul 1893

Lyon, Emma Myrtle born 3 Mar 1877 died 12 Oct 1896

Martinez, Estella Valdez born 29 Jan 1912 died 6 Mar 1977 wife of Solomon Martinez.

Martinez, L. Solomon born 6 Feb 1908 died 19 Jan 1981 husband of Estella V. Valdez

Martinez, Nabor died 21 Jan 1906

Martinez, Toby no dates

Martinez, Tony J. born 8 Jan 1946 died 11 Feb 1991 son of Sylvia Martinez

Maupin, Beulah Mayfield born 1881TN died 1959 wife of Roy B. Maupin.

Maupin, Junius D. born 11 Sep 1911 CO died 26 Sep 1983 son of Beulah Mayfield and Roy B. Maupin husband of Mildred B. McGinnis.

Maupin, Mildred B. McGinnis born 25 Jan 1912 died 14 Sep 1991 wife of Junius D. Maupin. Inscription: The Lord is My Shepherd.

Maupin, Ronald J. born 4 Feb 1941 died 28 Jan 1977 son of Mildred McGinnis and June Maupin.

Maupin, Roy B. born 1876 MO died 1952 husband of Beulah M. Mayfield.

Mayo, Donald L. died 15 Jan 2006

Mayo, Edwin Strauther born 13 Feb 1914 Gordon, TX died 11 May 1962 Alamosa, CO. husband of Mary Gibson. TX, Pvt, Co A 554 Signal AWBN WW II.

Mayo, Ledford Burt born 26 Nov 1911 died 5 Feb 1994 Brother: Edwin Strauther Mayo.

McCausland, Loyal Beotice died 27 Jan 1941 at Taos age 73y, husband of Belle N. McCausland son of Claremont A. McCausland and Samantha Henderson

Miller, Glen M. born 1 Sep 1936 NM died 11 Dec 1938 son of Minnie Grisham Miller and John Blyth Miller.

Miller, John B. born 27 Mar 1871 MO died 11 Feb 1940 Inscription: Father. husband of Minnie M. Grisham.

Miller, John W. born 3 Dec 1919 died 11 Mar 2000

Miller, Lewis F. born 5 Dec 1921 died 22 Aug 1999

Mills, James Lee born 21 Sep 1944 died 9 Jun 2000

Mollenkopf, Charles E. died Abt 1922 Wooden cross. Pat Rush remembers his father making a rough box, possibly the coffin and a wooden cross, which still stands. His mother helped with lining the coffin. The school children came to sing at the service. He was a shoe and harness maker, from estate sale Aug 1922.

Moore, Justin L. born 26 Dec 1957 died 3 May 2005

Moreland, Sally Etta died 28 Sep 1940 at Taos age 70y, wife of Martin S. Moreland daughter of Oliver Kinkead and Mary Woods

Neal, Margaret Ellen Miller born 11 Feb 1924 died 3 May 1996 daughter of Minnie Grisham Miller and John Blyth Miller wife of (1) Jesse E. Coffman (2) Jake Neal. Inscription: Beloved wife and mother.

Newsom, Barney Adrian born 16 Aug 1896 Dublin, TX died 2 Nov 1964 son of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom. WW I.

Newsom, Chauncey born 25 Oct 1865 Bartholomew County, IN died 8 Jul 1933 son of Edith A. Mason and David Newsom, husband of 1) Laura Lavinia Peeples, bur Cone, TX, 2) Tennessee Selby, bur near Shamrock, TX.

Newsom, Dewey Aladdin born 18 Dec 1897 Dublin, TX died 2 Sep 1984 son of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom, husband of Geronima (Jerrie) Martinez. Inscription: Husband.

Newsom, Dewey A. Jr. died 5 Oct 1946 son of Jerrie Martinez and Dewey Newsom.

Newsom, Edith Pauline born 7 Jan 1891 Dublin, TX died 24 Sep 1974 daughter of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom.

Newsom, Minnie Margaret Grisham born 3 Sep 1894 OK Territory died 8 Jan 1974 wife of (1) John B. Miller, (2) Oliver W. Newsom.

Newsom, Oliver Windle born 26 Mar 1894 Dublin, TX died 18 Jul 1965 son of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom. husband of (1) Mary Cantrell, (2) Minnie Grisham. U. S. Army France WW I.

Odom, Ruby born Tierra Amarilla died 11 Nov 1926 at Taos age 24y, wife of R.B. Odam buried 11 Nov 1926

Pearson, Marion Hale born 24 Jan 1922 at Santa Fe, N. M. died 20 Aug 1922 at Taos infant daughter of Ralph Pearson and Margaret Hale mother born Chicago, Ill buried 21 Aug 1922

Penfield, Elmer born 12 Dec 1898 died 3 Jan 1899 son of Amma Sims Penfield and Edward Penfield. Elmer was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.

Penfield, Eva Grace born 16 Jun 1888 died 10 Dec 1888 daughter of Amma Sims Penfield and Edward Penfield. Eva Grace was born in Chama and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown. From Penfield Family Bible of Penny (Olive Penfield) DeAngelis

Penfield, Frederick E. born 12 Apr 1885 died 17 Apr 1889 son of Amma Sims Penfield and Edward Penfield. Fredrick was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.

Penfield, Raymond born 8 Apr 1896 died 17 Apr 1896 son of Amma Sims Penfield and Edward Penfield. Raymond was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.

Perry, Leroy R. born 5 Sep 1919 died 8 Jul 1920 Inscription: Darling. son of Edith W. Rager and Walter J. Perry.

Perry, Mahala born 12 Jul 1913 died 12 Jul 1913 Inscription: Darling. daughter of Edith W. Rager and Walter J. Perry.

Pinkston, Phama born 12 Aug 1921 died 5 Aug 1924 child of Zelma Goodge and ? Pinkston.

Prestwood, John Thomas died 17 Jul 1927 at Taos age 32y, son of John T. Prestwood and Chellie Boyd

Ragland, Hazel O. died 30 Apr 1937 at Taos age 38y, daughter of Axel Olson

Reigner, Horatio Ortlip died 18 Dec 1938 at Taos age 38y, son of Romanus D. Reigner and Goldie Ortlip

Reisman, Mary A. died 15 Aug 1934 at Taos age 74y, wife of W. J. Reisman

Rinker, John P. born 25 Dec 1856 died 13 Jan 1938 New carved wooden marker. Judge Rinker settled in Tres Piedras about 1879.

Royal, Catharine Cantonwine born 1820 died 1903

Royal, John William born 1818 died 1904

Royal, Oliver born ? Jan 1852 IA died no date husband of Augusta Royal. Source: 1900 Census.

Rush, Anna Laura Cissell born 1876 TX died 1949 daughter of Vincent Cissell wife of William H. Rush married 18 Dec 1895 in TX.

Rush, Donald Lee born 3 Apr 1944 died 29 Jul 1984 son of Fay Marie Hembree and Pat Rush.

Rush, Fay Marie Hembree born 1913 died 1961 wife of Patton Rush Inscription: Mother.

Rush, Gerald Dee born 1939 died 1944 son of Fay Marie Hembree and Pat Rush.

Rush, Lester born 23 Mar 1898 Beeville, TX died 8 Jul 1994 Farmington, NM son of Anna Laura Cissell and William H. Rush. husband of Ramona June Vincent.

Rush, Martin L. born 6 Apr 1915 TX died 2 Apr 1985 son of Anna Laura Cissell and William H. Rush. U. S. Army WW II.

Rush, Owen V. born 1906 NM died 1985 son of Anna Laura Cissell and William H. Rush husband of Winona Shaw.

Rush, Ramona Vincent June born 6 Apr 1906 died 29 Aug 1990 wife of Lester Rush daughter of Pearl June Vincent.

Rush, Walter Eugene born 1935 died 1935 son of Fay Marie Hembree and Pat Rush.

Rush, William Cissell born 12 Sep 1896 Bee County, TX died 12 Jul 1974 son of Anna Laura Cissell and William H. Rush. Pvt US Army WW I.

Rush, William H. born 1869 TX died 1959 husband of Anna Laura Cissell.

Rush, Winona M. Shaw born 23 Sep 1912 died 30 Apr 2003

Sanchez, Alfonso born 5 May 1908 died 21 Jul 1984 TSgt US Air Force WW I husband of Emily G. Gonzales.

Sanchez, Annie Martinez born 30 Mar 1914? died 4 Jun 1997 wife of John Sanchez.

Sanchez, Emily Gonzales born 1916 died 6 Apr 1992 daughter of Clara T. Trujillo and Maclovio Gonzales wife of Alfonso Sanchez.

Sanchez, John born 30 Mar 1911 died 22 Nov 1979

Sawyer, J. O. born 7 Jan 1889 died 2 Oct 1961 husband of Ona B. Sawyer.

Sawyer, Ona B. Melton born 1 Nov 1898 died 30 Jun 1981 wife of J. O. Sawyer.

Schofield, Richard R. born 26 Jan 1923 CO died 14 Oct 1971 son of Ethel and Hiram Schofield husband of Kate Gibson. MM3 US Navy WW II.

Smith, Lynetta Schofield born 11 Aug 1925 died 2 Jan 2009

Smith, Vera Laura Newsom born 24 Jun 1899 Dublin, TX died 8 Feb 1978 daughter of Laura Lavinia Peeples and Chauncey Newsom wife of Dorr K. Smith (bur Santa Fe Nat'l.Cemetery).

Stewart, Ora Raymond Jr. died 05 Feb 1930 at Taos age 2y, son of Ora Raymon Stewart and Vinnie Fay Johnson

Stump, Thomas J. born 1 Aug 1915 died 19 Oct 1994 father of Joan Stump Coats

Terry, Patrick died 1922 Inscription: Baby Patrick Terry.

Thomas, James Willie born 3 Apr 1896 died 22 Oct 1918 Inscription: Resting.

Tomecek, Joseph Raymond died 30 Nov 1933 at Taos age 26y, husband of Frances Varks son of Joseph Tomecek and Annie Sivek

Trujillo, Loyda Gurule born 1928 died 1983 daughter of Consuela Valdez and Jose E. Gurule. Inscription: Beloved Wife.

Valdez, David Elevi born 5 May 1964 died 29 Jul 1985 son of Gloria Martinez and Elevi Valdez.

Valdez, Ed J. Jr. born 1949 died 9 Jun 1967 carved wooden cross

Valdez, Rosa born 1911 died 1992 wife of Elizar Valdez. Grave is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.

Valdez, Rudy H. born 1942 died 1947 son of Rosa Valdaz and Elizar Valdez. Inscription: Beloved Son. Grave is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.

Valentine, Leon Clare died 03 Jul 1938 at Taos age 39y, son of Fred C. Valentine and Jennie Sylvia Keaner

Vandiver, baby girl died ? Oct 1922 child of Samuel and Mary Vandiver

Vandiver, Grace Souther died 18 Jan 1923 at Taos wife of George Vandiver daughter of James F. Souther

Vandiver, Mary Jane Garrett born Miller Grove, Tex. died 23 Nov 1922 at La Madera age 37y, wife of S. E. Vandiver daughter of Wm. McGowen and Mary Easter Preston buried 23 Nov 1922 married 1) Elijah Garrett, 2) Samuel Eugene Vandiver. Mother of: Baby Girl Vandiver (died at birth), Joseph Lane Vandiver McGowan. Other record shows father as John Wesley McGowan.

Vincent, Pearl June born 1879 died 1973 mother of Ramona June Vincent.

Wilson, Clyde born 1928 died 1928 son of Frances Benavidez and Robert K. Wilson.

Wilson, Frances Sisneros born 4 Apr 1910 San Miguel, NM near Ortiz, CO died 14 Nov 1996 (temporary marker) wife of Robert K. Wilson.

Wilson, Loyd born 1927 died 1927 son of Frances Benavidez and Robert K. Wilson.

Wilson, Robert K. B. born 1926 died 1926 son of Frances Benavidez and Robert K. Wilson.

Wilson, Robert K. born 3 Nov 1887 MO died 3 May 1969 son of Rebecca A. Wilson husband of Frances Sisneros. Cpl Mail Distr Svc Asc WW I.

Zimmerman, William born 1871 in Kentucky died aft 1920 William was listed on the 1920 Census in Tres Piedras.

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