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Tres Piedras Cemetery
Taos, New Mexico

Submitted by Dorothy Brylinski
From the New Mexico Genealogist, March 1998, pp. 26-30.

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&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 September 1997 by NMGS member 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&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

STUMP, Thomas J.,
1 Aug 1915 – 19 Oct 1994.
Daughter: Joan Stump Coats.  
BROWN, John Jeremy,
1 Mar 1975 – 21 May 1978.
Nickname: J. J. Grandfather: Thomas J. Stump. Aunt: Joan (Stump) Coats.
MARTINEZ, Tony J., 8 Jan 1946 – 11 Feb 1991. Mother: Sylvia Martinez
MARTINEZ, Toby.  
SMITH, Vera L., 24 Jun 1899 – 8 Feb 1978 née NEWSOM. Born: Dublin, TX. Middle Name: Laura. Nickname: Ve. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom. Married: Dorr K. Smith (bur Santa Fe Nat'l.Cemetery).
CORNETT, Goldie E., 20 Mar 1903 – 14 Oct 1975 née NEWSOM. Born: Dublin, TX. Middle Name: Elizabeth. Nickname: Gold. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom. Married: Marvin Neal Cornett.
CORNETT, M. Neal, 29 Jun 1884 – 20 Mar 1976. Born: Virginia. First Name: Marvin. Called: Neal. Married: Goldie E. Newsom.
COZART, Woodrow O., 10 May 1919 – 26 Jun 1959 Married: Edith Pauline Miller. Served: Sgt. 3701 Base Unit AAF WW II.
MAUPIN, Mildred B., 25 Jan 1912 – 14 Sep 1991 née MCGINNIS. Married: Junius (June) D. Maupin. Inscription: The Lord is My Shepherd.
MAUPIN, Junius D.,11 Sep 1911 – 26 Sep 1983. Born: CO. Nickname: June. Parents: Beulah Mayfield, Roy B. Maupin. Married: Mildred B. McGinnis.
MAUPIN, Ronald J., 4 Feb 1941 – 28 Jan 1977. Parents: Mildred McGinnis, June Maupin.
NEAL, Margaret Ellen, 11 Feb 1924 – 3 May 1996 née MILLER. Parents: Minnie Grisham Miller, John Blyth Miller. Married: (1) Jesse E. Coffman (2) Jake Neal. Inscription: Beloved wife and mother.
COFFMAN, Marvin R., 11 May 1946 – 21 May 1965. Parents: Ellen Miller, Jesse E. Coffman.
COFFMAN, Jesse E., 28 Jul 1909 – 18 Mar 1981. Married: Ellen Miller.
BARGER, Virginia Wyonne, 7 Jun 1934 – 19 Feb 1993 née SEWELL. Inscription: "Singing in Glory."
COZART, Frank N., 11 Jul 1924 – 16 Mar 1974 Served: Pvt. U. S. Army WW II.
KUYKENDALL, Augusta Rae, b. 1 Aug 1918 née MAUPIN. Parents: Beulah M. Mayfield, Roy B. Maupin. Married: Harry Spencer Kuykendall.
KUYKENDALL, Harry Spencer, 22 Nov 1915 – 1 Dec 1994. Married: Augusta Rae Maupin. Parents: Mabel M. Goodge, Harry D. Kuykendall.
KUYKENDALL, Mabel M., 1898 – 1978 née GOODGE. Born: Denver, CO. Middle Name: Melvina. Married: Harry D. Kuykendall.
KUYKENDALL, Harry D., 1889 – 1971. Born: Georgia. Middle Name: Dale. Married: Mabel M. Goodge. Nickname: Kirk.
MAUPIN, Beulah M., 1881 – 1959 née MAYFIELD. Born: TN. Married: Roy B. Maupin.
MAUPIN, Roy B., 1876 – 1952. Born: MO. Married: Beulah M. Mayfield.
NEWSOM, Minnie M., 3 Sep 1894 – 8 Jan 1974 née GRISHAM. Born: OK Territory. Middle Name: Margaret. Married: (1) John B. Miller, (2) Oliver W. Newsom.
MILLER, John B., 27 Mar 1871 – 11 Feb 1940. Born: MO. Inscription: Father. Married: Minnie M. Grisham.
MILLER, Glen M., SEP 1936 – 11 Dec 1938. Born: NM. Parents: Minnie Grisham Miller, John Blyth Miller.
COFFMAN, Imogene, 7 Apr 1932 – 24 Oct 1964 née MILLER. Parents: Minnie Grisham Miller, John Blyth Miller. Married: Dede Coffman.
LEA, Robert D., 20 Sep 1951 – 24 Sep 1951. Parents: Betty Lou Conklin, Jimmie Lea.
CONKLIN, Melvin H., 1867 – 1956. Married: Laura E. Pepper.
CONKLIN, Laura E., 1869 – 1957 née PEPPER. Married: Melvin H. Conklin.
CONKLIN, Alta Mae, 1906 – 1960, née DENGLER. Married: Albert Conklin, Sr.
CONKLIN, Albert M., Sr., 1900 – 1979. Married: Alta Mae Dengler.
CONKLIN, Albert "Bud" M., Jr., 1 Dec 1924 – 1 May 1997. Born: Morton, WA. Parents: Alta Mae Dengler, Albert Conklin. Served: WW II. Married: Flo Ellen Sawyer.
CONKLIN, Flo E., 6 Jul 1924 – 15 Dec 1995 née SAWYER. Parents: Ona B. and J. O. Sawyer. Middle Name: Ellen. Married: Albert M. Conklin, Jr.
COZART, Kathleen, 1953 – 1953. Parents: Wilma Watts, George (Dink) Cozart.
RUSH, Owen V., 1906 – 1985 Born: NM. Nickname: O.V. Parents: Anna Laura Cissell, William H. Rush. Married: Winona Shaw.
RUSH, Fay Marie, 1913 – 1961. née HEMBREE. Married: Patton (Pat) Rush Called: Marie. Inscription: Mother.
RUSH, William H., 1869 – 1959. Born: TX. Nickname: Will. Married: Anna Laura Cissell.
RUSH, Anna Laura, 1876 – 1949 née CISSELL. Born: TX. Father: Vincent Cissell. Married: William H. Rush 18 Dec 1895 in TX.
RUSH, Gerald Dee, 1939 – 1944. Parents: Fay Marie Hembree, Pat Rush.
RUSH, Walter Eugene, 1935 – 1935. Parents: Fay Marie Hembree, Pat Rush.
RUSH, Donald Lee, 3 Apr 1944 – 29 Jul 1984. Parents: Fay Marie Hembree, Pat Rush.
RUSH, Martin L., 6 Apr 1915 – 2 Apr 1985. Born: TX. Parents: Anna Laura Cissell, William H. Rush. Served: U. S. Army WW II.
WILSON, Robert K., 3 Nov 1887 – 3 May 1969. Born: MO. Nickname: Bob.Mother: Rebecca A. Wilson. Married: Frances Sisneros. Served: Cpl Mail Distr Svc Asc WW I.
WILSON, Clyde, 1928 – 1928. Parents: Frances Benavidez, Robert K. Wilson.
WILSON, Loyld, 1927 – 1927. Parents: Frances Benavidez, Robert K. Wilson.
WILSON, Robert K. B., 1926 – 1926 Parents: Frances Benavidez, Robert K. Wilson.
WILSON, Frances, 4 Apr 1910 – 14 Nov 1996 née SISNEROS. (temporary marker) Born: San Miguel, NM (near Ortiz, CO). Married: Robert K. Wilson.
PINKSTON, Phama, 12 Aug 1921 – 5 Aug 1924. Parents: Zelma Goodge,...? Pinkston.
UNKNOWN Concrete marker, about 12x24, no name.
VINCENT, Pearl June, 1879 – 1973. Mother of: Ramona June Vincent.
RUSH, Ramona June, 6 Apr 1906 – 20 Aug 1990 née VINCENT. Married: Lester Rush. Mother: Pearl June Vincent.
RUSH, Lester, 23 Mar 1898 – 8 Jul 1994. Born: Beeville, TX. Parents: Anna Laura Cissell, William H. Rush. Died: Farmington, NM. Married: Ramona June Vincent.
NEWSOM, Oliver Windle, 26 Mar 1894 – 18 Jul 1965. Born: Dublin, TX. Nickname: Ol. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom. Married: (1) Mary Cantrell, (2) Minnie Grisham. Served: U. S. Army France WW I.
NEWSOM, JR., Dewey A., d. 5 Oct 1946. Parents: Jerrie Martinez, Dewey Newsom.
NEWSOM, Chauncey, 25 Oct 1865 – 8 Jul 1933. Born: Bartholomew County, IN. Parents: Edith A. Mason, David Newsom. Married: 1) Laura Lavinia Peeples, bur Cone, TX, 2) Tennessee Selby, bur near Shamrock, TX.
CISSELL, Vincent, 1849 – 1932. Born: TX. Married: Josephine Ryan Vincent. Cissell homesteaded about ½ mile north of Tres Piedras about 1917.
CISSELL, William, 1868 – 1926. Born: TX. Called: Willie. Parents: Josephine Ryan, Vincent Cissell.
TERRY, Patrick, d. 1922. Inscription: Baby Patrick Terry.
RUSH, William C., 12 Sep 1896 – 12 Jul 1974. Born: Bee County, TX. Middle Name: Cissell. Called: Cissell. Parents: Anna Laura Cissell, William H. Rush. Served: Pvt US Army WW I.
GOODGE, Neva Luree, 24 Mar 1924 – 24 Mar 1924. Parents: Hermina Nolty, Arlan? W. Goodge.
NEWSOM, Edith P., 7 Jan 1891 – 24 Sep 1974. Born: Dublin, TX. Middle Name: Pauline. Nickname: Ede. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom.
NEWSOM, Barney Adrian, 16 Aug 1896 – 2 Nov 1964. Born: Dublin, TX. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom. Served: WW I.
NEWSOM, Dewey A., 18 Dec 1897 – 2 Sep 1984. Born: Dublin, TX. Middle Name: Aladdin. Nickname: Dood. Parents: Laura Lavinia Peeples, Chauncey Newsom. Married: Geronima (Jerrie) Martinez. Inscription: Husband.
UNKNOWN Small grave, wooden cross.
VALDEZ, Jr., Ed J., 1949 – 9 Jun 1967(?) Carved wooden cross.
GIBSON, John S., 20 May 1936 – 17 Jul 1989. Parents: Ollie, Van Gibson. Served: A2C US Air Force Korea.
MAYO, Edwin Strauther, 13 Feb 1914 – 11 May 1962. Born: Gordon, TX. Died: Alamosa, CO. Nickname: Pete. Married: Mary Gibson. Served: TX, Pvt, Co A 554 Signal AWBN WW II.
MAYO, Ledford Burt, 26 Nov 1911 – 5 Feb 1994. Brother: Edwin Strauther (Pete) Mayo. Nickname: Led.
SAWYER, Ona B., 1 Nov 1898 – 30 Jun 1981. Married: J. O. Sawyer.
SAWYER, J. O., 7 Jan 1889 – 2 Oct 1961. Married: Ona B. Sawyer.
VANDIVER, Mary Jane, d. Oct 1922 née MCGOWAN. Born: Tres Piedras, NM. Died: La Madera, NM. Parents: Easter Preston, John Wesley McGowan. Married: 1) Elijah Garrett, 2) Samuel Eugene Vandiver. Mother of: Baby Girl Vandiver (died at birth), Joseph Lane Vandiver McGowan.
SANCHEZ, Alfonso, 5 May 1908 – 21 Jul 1984 Served: T Sgt US Air Force WW I Married: Emily G. Gonzales.
SANCHEZ, Emily G., 1916 – 6 Apr 1992 née GONZALES. Parents: Clara T.Trujillo, Maclovio Gonzales. Married: Alfonso Sanchez. Nickname: Nana.
GONZALES, Javier Guadalupe, 11 Dec 1979 – 12 Dec 1979. Parents: Louella, Louis Gonzales.
GONZALES, Maclovio A., 14 Oct 1918 – 31 May 1942. Born: CO. Parents: Clara T. Trujillo, Maclovio Gonzales. Served: Cpl 200 Coast Arty (AA). Died in Action (on Bataan Death March) WW II.
GONZALES, Ernesto Antonio, b. and d. 15 Oct 1953.  
GONZALES, Clara T., 12 Aug 1903 – 12 Jan 1955 née TRUJILLO. Born: CO. Married: Maclovio Gonzales. Inscription: A Devoted Wife, Mother.
GONZALES, Maclovio, 18 Mar 1887 – 1 May 1967. Born: NM. Inscription: Devoted Husband, Father. Married: Clara T. Trujillo.
GONZALES, Gilbert G., 12 Mar 1913 – 23 Jan 1991. Born: CO. Parents: Clara T.Trujillo, Maclovio Gonzales. Married: Lydia Martinez. Served: US Army WW I.
GONZALES, Jose Filimon, 18 Jan 1928 – 13 Nov 1986. Parents: Clara T. Trujillo, Maclovio Gonzales. Married: Eva Romero. Served: US Army WW II.
SCHOFIELD, Richard R., 26 Jan 1923 – 14 Oct 1971. Born: CO. Parents: Ethel, Hiram Schofield. Married: Kate Gibson. Served: MM3 US Navy WW II.
THOMAS, James Willie, 3 Apr 1896 – 22 Oct 1918. Inscription: Resting.
UNKNOWN Unmarked baby grave, surrounded with rocks.
HUDSON, W. H. Served: Co I 130 IND Inf.
HUDSON, William P., 1870 – 1897. Note:-In 1906, Mrs. E. J. Hudson had a rooming house in Tres Piedras and Oscar H. Hudson was a barber.
UNKNOWN Unmarked baby grave with rocks around it.
UNKNOWN Large metal marker, propped with large rocks.
LEA, Charles W., 3 Sep 1922 – 12 Sep 1922. Parents: Jessie Perry, Ben Lea Inscription: Our Darling.
LYON, Adelia, 28 Dec 1853 – 8 Aug 1893. Inscription: Rest in Peace. headstone: Mrs. Adelia Lyon
LYON, Emma L., 3 Mar 1877 – 12 Oct 1896  
LYON, Elsie A., 6 Jul 1893 – 8 Jul 1893  
LYON, Bertha Bacheldor  
LYON, Kaneaster Inscription: Baby Kaneaster
SANCHEZ, Annie, 30 Mar 1914? – 4 Jun 1997 née MARTINEZ. Married: John Sanchez.
SANCHEZ, John, 30 Mar 1911 – 22 Nov 1979.  
PERRY, Leroy R., 5 Sep 1919 – 8 Jul 1920. Inscription: Darling. Parents: Edith W. Rager, Walter J. Perry.
PERRY, Mahala, 12 Jul 1913 – 12 Jul 1913. Inscription: Darling. Parents: Edith W. Rager, Walter J. Perry.
FRANKLIN, Maggie, 1885 – 1948 née DAUGHTERY. Married: Sid Franklin.
HENSLEY, Barbara Jo, 12 May 1956 – 12 May 1956. Inscription: Asleep. Parents: Barbara Woodall, Glen Hensley.
HOWE, R. H. Served: Co B 140 PA Inf.
UNKNOWN Small concrete marker with stone in center.
BENAVIDEZ, Jose Floyd, 17 Jun 1927 – 18 Nov 1975. Parents: Soledad Salazar, Flavio Benavidez. Served: Tec 5 US Army WW II.
MOLLENKOPF, Charles E., d. 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.)
HESTON, Hubert, 16 Oct 1886 – 12 Dec 1940 Inscription: At Rest. Married: Insamaun Heston.
RINKER, John P., 25 Dec 1856 – 13 Jan 1938. New carved wooden marker. Judge Rinker settled in Tres Piedras about 1879.
UNKNOWN Small rock marker.
HESTON, Insamaun, 1892 – 8 Sep 1974. Born: Denver, CO. Marker: Age 82 (Born: 8/19/1892). Married: Hubert Heston.
VALDEZ, David Elevi, 5 May 1964 – 29 Jul 1985. Parents: Gloria Martinez, Elevi Valdez.
VALDEZ, Rosa, 1911 – 1992. Married: Elizar Valdez. Grave is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
MARTINEZ, L. S., 6 Feb 1908 – 19 Jan 1981. Middle Name: Solomon. Called: Solomon Married: Estella V. Valdez
MARTINEZ, Estella V., 29 Jan 1912 – 6 Mar 1977 née VALDEZ Married: Solomon Martinez.
VALDEZ, Rudy H., 1942 – 1974. Parents: Rosa Aldaz, Elizar Valdez. .Inscription: Beloved Son. Grave is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
GURULE, Jose E., 25 Mar 1897 – 8 Oct 1975. Born NM. Married: Consuela Valdez. Served: Pvt US Army WW II.
TRUJILLO, Loyda G., 1928 – 1983 née GURULE. Parents: Consuela Valdez, Jose E. Gurule. Inscription: Beloved Wife.
GURULE, Sammie, 5 Aug 1925 – 06 Aug 1984. Parents: Consuela Valdez, Jose E. Gurule. Married: Loyda Trujillo. Inscription: We Will Meet Again.
PENFIELD, Eva Grace, 16 Jun 1888 – 10 Dec 1888. Parents: Amma Sims Penfield, 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, Fredrick E., 12 Apr 1885 – 17 Apr 1889. Parents: Amma Sims Penfield, Edward Penfield. Fredrick was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.
PENFIELD, Raymond, 8 Apr 1896 – 17 Apr 1896. Parents: Amma Sims Penfield, Edward Penfield. Raymond was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.
PENFIELD, Elmer, 12 Dec 1898 – 3 Jan 1899. Parents: Amma Sims Penfield, Edward Penfield. Elmer was born and died in Tres Piedras. Location of grave is unknown.
ROYAL, Oliver, b. Jan 1852. Born: IA. Married: Augusta Royal. Source: 1900 Census.
ZIMMERMAN, William E., 1871 – AFT 1920. Born: KY. Parents both born in KY. William was listed on the 1920 Census in Tres Piedras.
BERRY, Marcus, 1889 – AFT Aug 1948. Born: NM Died: Near Santa Fe, NM. Parents: Adelina Avery, Charles Berry.
CASTLE, ___ , d. BEF 1926. *2003 update below. Castle was a homesteader in early 1920's. Shot in a dispute with another homesteader.
Additional information was provided June 2003 by grandson, Alan Castle.
* CASTLE, Leonard Roscoe 1865-July 29,1921 Castle was a homesteader. He was shot in a dispute with another homesteader in 1921.
Born: Lexington, KY 1865 Married: Bertha Clark. Father: William Castle. Officer, War of 1812.
GONZALES, Petra, b. 1900 Born: CO. Parents: Teofila, Locadio Gonzales.

BERRY, Adelina, CIR 1870 –AFT 1934

née AVERY. Married: Charles Berry, 28 Jun 1891, Barranca, Taos County, NM.
BERRY, Charles, CIR 1870 – AFT Aug 1948. Married: Adelina Avery.
(John R. Berry, his wife Dora and daughter Mary were listed on the 1900 Census. Was John the brother of Charles? )

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