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Rio Grande Republic, Las Cruces

The Rio Grande Republic
Friday, Aug. 9, 1918

Mrs. H. J. Cuniffe, of Las Cruces, died Tuesday morning.  August 6, 1918, at her home in Las Cruces.  Mrs. Cuniffe was the widow of Mrs. Henry J. Cuniffe, at one time a prominent merchant of this city. She was the mother of Mrs. Annie Riley, of Colorado Springs; Miss Mary Cuniffe, deputy treasurer; Mrs. Oscar Lohman, recently moved to El Paso; Mrs. C. O. Bennett, of Safford, Ariz; Mrs. D. V. Peacock, of Las Cruces; Mrs. Felipe Lucero, Las Cruces; and of Louis Cuniffe, as well as several other sons who preceded their mother to the grave. Services were conducted at the Catholic church and interment was made in the Las Cruces cemetery.

Friday, November 1, 1918

Death Of Mrs. Frank Hawley
The wide circle of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hawley were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Hawley, who passed away at her home in Hatch, NM., on Monday morning, Oct. 28th.  She was ill only a few days, with pneumonia, following influenza.  Before giving up she had nursed Mr. Hawley through a serious attack of the same dread disease.
Not quite (can’t read) months ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hawley were married in St. Clement’s church, El Paso. After the wedding they went to Hatch to live, where Mr. Hawley ha been employed by the Reclamation Service. Mrs. Hawley was a former El Paso girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Livesay, now of Anthony, NM. She was reared in Marfa, Texas and spent some time in La Mesa, NM where her parents resided for several years.  She is survived by her husband, Mr. Frank D. Hawley, by two brothers, Charles F. Davis of El Paso, and Renick Livesay, now of France in his country’s service; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred Greenwood of New Marz, NM., Louise, Ruth and Katherine Livesay, all of Anthony.  Mrs. Hawley was of a quiet, sweet disposition, and had greatly endeared herself to a large host of friends, who will greatly miss her. Mrs. Hawley was a communicant of the Episcopal church, a woman of excellent Christian character.
Funeral services were held in Concordia cemetery on Friday morning, Oct 29th.  Burial was made in the Davis lot, after the Episcopal service by the Rev. Fuller Swift, rector of St. Clement’s church. The deepest sympathy of the many friends goes out to the bereaved young husband, to the father and mother, to the brothers and sisters, who mourn their loss.

November 1, 1918

The remains of Thos. Insall, who died of pneumonia at an El Paso infirmary Friday, were shipped to Las Cruces for interment Saturday.  Mr. Insall was well known here, having at one time been an employee of the Bowman Bank. He is survived by his wife and six year old son. James Mundy, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mundy, died at his home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock after a very brief illness with influenza. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. H. F. Vermillion, former pastor of the Baptist church of Las Cruces, Rev.
Hunter Lewis of Mesilla Park, assisting.

Friday, November 8, 1918

Death of Donald Raine

Donald Raine, the 16 year old son of A. E. Raine, former foreman of The Rio Grande Republic, died in Arizona last week of pneumonia, following influenza. Donald’s mother died in July, 1917 of tuberculosis.

Friday, December 20, 1918

The funeral of Mrs. Petronila M. Stabillo was held at 7:30 Thursday morning at the Catholic church.  The deceased was 58 years of age and arrived here only a week previous to her death to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Desmarias, on Main street. She had been in poor health for some time.  Much of her life was spent in Chihuahua, Mexico, but for the past five years she had been in El Paso. Her death was due to heart trouble.

Las Cruces Boy Dies At Camp Pike

Word was received Wednesday evening by Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Buell, of Las Cruces, announcing the critical illness of their son, Lieut. Arthur Buell, at Officers’ Training Camp, at Camp Pike, Arkansas. A telegram Friday morning announced the young man’s death on Thursday night.  The death was due to pneumonia. Lieut. Buell visited his parents here a few months ago, shortly after receiving his commission as 2nd Lieutenant. Arthur spent ten years of his life here previous to entering the U. S. Army and has a host of friends here who extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents of the young soldier.

Death of Donald Phelps

Donald Phelps died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1918, at his ranch, 32 miles southwest of Hachita, NM of pneumonia. Donald was 29 years old last May. Deceased leaves a wife and a one year old daughter, his mother, at West Plains, Mo., one brother, Roy Phelps of Las Cruces and a brother at Detroit, Mich; a sister at La Mesa, NM and a sister at Santa Rita, NM.