Lewis Flats Pioneer Cemetery
Lewis Flats, Luna County, New Mexico
Submitted by Marcena Thompson
1 November 2006
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This cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Luna County. It is located about 8 miles east of Deming in a rural area. Turn south on Lewis Flats Rd. It is 7/10 of a miles on your left hand side of the road. As you can see from the picture, it is very small and you have to really have to be on the look out for it. Great project, Marcena!!
It is well maintained by persons unknown. There are several unknown graves. If anyone has knowledge of the people buried here, please contact
us .  Please add or correct a name here .


Lewis Flats Pioneer Monument

Cemetery View #1  #2

Lewis, Baby unknown
Curry, Martha A          
Curry, Florence   
Curry, Groves
Curry, Wm
Doak, Mary A 
Lewis, Auoy
Lewis, Ben
Lewis, C. M.
Lewis, Bailey
Lewis, Cecil
Lewis, Jack
Lewis, M. M.
Burials from Records:
Lewis, Robert A
Curry, Groves C
no date
1847 - ?
1902 - 1904
1887 - 1941
1878 - 1906
1848 - 1911
1881 - 1931
1872 - 1909
1834 - 1917
1887 - 1907
1905 - 1906
1881- 1908
20 Oct 1835 - 19 Feb 1899

9 Aug 1931
16 Jan 1941

Related Records:
Data submitted by Janet Wasson:
1910 census, Pct.1, Luna County,NM
Russell, Pleasant M.-43;born TN, parents born TN; livestock and farming .
wife-Joe M.-40;born TX,parents born TN
dau.-Eva May-19;born NM
son-Robert B.-14;born TX
son-Ray S.-9;born TX
son-Doak-6;born TX
mother in law-Doak, Mary A.-63; widowed; 3 children born,1 living; born
TN, parents born TN
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"Joe Russell" was Josephine Minnie Doak Russel. She is buried in Mt.View in Deming as "Minnie Jo Russell"; Pleasant Russell is buried there as well, and at least one of their sons-Robert Beecher Russell.
Mary A. Doak was the widow of James B. Doak.
In 1880 the Doak's were in Coleman Co., TX.
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Curry:
Martha Curry was the wife of A.M. Curry. She was born in AR. Both were still alive in Luna County in 1910.
Grover Cleveland Curry was her son. He was born June 6, 1887 in Pioneer, TX according to his WWI draft reg. in Socorro Co. He was in KS in 1930 with wife Eva and 9 kids working as a bridge builder-based on age, parents birth place etc. He is in the Mahoney Funeral Records as "Groves C. Curry".
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Martha Curry is shown to have died 19 Jan 1912. The headstone had no death date.
Amry Curry died in TX in 1936.
The first wife of Grover was Viola, the second Eva. Eva died in 1980 in AZ. The two wives is is confusing when viewing the censuses. He apparently had 10 kids, He had 9 up to the 1930 census, undoubtedly some are still living.
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Grover Cleveland CURRY (AFN: 38CW-GW)  Sex: M
Birth: 8 Jun 1887
Pioneer, Eastland, Tx
Death: 15 Jan 1941
Silver City, Grant, Nm
Burial: 16 Jan 1941
Deming, Luna, Nm

Parents:
Father: Amry Marshall CURRY (AFN: 38CW-NX) y
Mother: Martha Ann CORNELIUS (AFN: 38CW-P4)

Marriage(s):
Spouse: Eva May PIERCE (AFN: 38CW-H3) Family
Marriage: 16 Aug 1914
Carbon, Eastland, Tx

Spouse: Viola Mattie COLLINS (AFN: C4PD-X9) 
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Misc Records:
George Curry  53y 7m   d. 16 Jan 1941
Curry, Groves C died Silver City,  age 53y 7m 7d, born died 16-Jan-1941 (calculated date of birth =
 9 June 1890)

Lewis, Benjamin Rankin b. 13 Dec 1872 in Texas, d. Nov 1909 in Lewis Flats, Luna Co., NM

Lewis, Cornelius Merry b. 13 May 1835 Fayeteville, Washington Co., Arkansas
d. 17 Mar 1918 in Deming, Luna Co., NM, Burial: 18 Mar 1918 Home of Robert Lewis

Lewis, Cornelius Merry m. 11 Aug 1884 in Eastland City, Texas to:
Lewis, Mary Melissa nee Strain b: 20 Dec 1835 in Washington Cty, Arkansas
d. 18 Feb 1899 in Deming, Luna Co., NM  Burial: 20 Feb 1899 Home of Robert Lewis, Deming, Luna Co., NM

Lewis, Robert Marshall b. April 1892, d. 1910 in Lewis Flats, Deming, NM
Burial: Lewis Flats Cemetery, Deming, NM

Lewis, Robert Andrew b. 2 Jul 1861 in Weatherford, Parker Co., TX, d.  9 Aug 1931 in Ontario, San Bernardino City, CA
Burial: 11 Aug 1931 Home of  Robert Lewis, Deming, Luna Co., NM

Mary Josephine Curry  Birth: Apr 1868 in Arkansas  Death: 16 Feb 1953 in California
1870 Census AR Hempstead, Terre Rouge TWP
Curry  A M   27   head AL
Curry M A?  18  wife AR
Curry  Mary J. 1  AR = Mary Josephine Curry who married Robert Andrew Lewis
 
NMDI Dona Ana Co.
Lewis           C               M               3/17/1918
Lewis           George       B               2/12/1925
Lewis           Mattie                          3/26/1931

NMDI Grant County
Curry           Elva            A             6/26/1929