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Friday, March 10, 2017

World War II Draft Cards for New Mexico Zimmerly cousins

The Fold3 website is currently adding World War II draft cards to their database. I found in this database draft cards for certain Zimmerly cousins. In New Mexico, their appears to be only one Zimmerly family: those who were descendants of Samuel J. Zimmerly, Civil War Union soldier. The men listed below are grandsons or great grandsons of Samuel Zimmerly. You can find them on the Fold3 website in alphabetical order beginning with this link for my great-uncle Albert Zimmerly's draft card. You can toggle through the cards by using the arrows on the site. Each card has a back side which is shown on a separate subsequent image. You may need a subscription to the website to see the complete cards. I have free access to Fold3 through the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Genealogy Center's website.

If you are unable to view these cards online and you want to see any of them, I can email you a copy of the card. My email address is on this blog.

Albert Zimmerly, Jose Maximiano Zimmerly, and Steve D. Zimmerly were the children of Estevan Zimmerly and Delfina Torres. Estevan Zimmerly was the youngest son of Samuel J. Zimmerly. Estevan was my great-grandfather, and his sons were my great-uncles.

Benito Zimmerly was the son of Juan Jose Zimmerly and Isabel Torres. Juan Jose was the eldest son of Samuel J. Zimmerly.

Benjamin *Franklin* Zimmerly, Charles Ernest Zimmerly, Joseph Louis Zimmerly and the younger Samuel James Zimmerly were all sons of Ricardo Zimmerly and Eloisa Stackpole. Ricardo Zimmerly the middle son of the elder Samuel J. Zimmerly.

Justine (or Justin) Zimmerly was the son of Samuel T. Zimmerly and Juanita Torres. Samuel T. Zimmerly was the son of Juan Jose Zimmerly and Isabel Torres. Therefore, Justine Zimmerly was the nephew of Benito Zimmerly.

There are undoubtedly other descendants of Samuel J. Zimmerly who also filled out draft cards. Samuel Zimmerly had three daughters who had children. However, I wanted to just focus on in this post the Zimmerly surname and not any other surnames of other Zimmerly descendants.

Below are my transcriptions of the Zimmerly draft cards. I recommend that anyone interested in these names do your own research. There may be transcription errors and other information that I did not include that are on the cards. Also, I've noticed some discrepancies on the cards regarding birthdates that don't match information that I have from other sources. Remember, these cards are not considered "primary sources" for birthdates as they were written decades after the person was born.

 
Albert Zimmerly of Socorro, New Mexico, born 10 December 1924 in San Antonio, NM, 18 years old. Person who will always know his address: his mother, Mrs. Adelfina T. Zimmerly. His employer: (his brother-in-law) Santiago Baca (my maternal grandfather.) Race: White. He was 5'6" tall, 117 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, light complexion. No obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification. The registrar was his sister Ida M. Zimmerly. Registrar No. 1 for Socorro, NM. Date of registration 28 December 1942.

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Benito Zimmerly of Socorro, 35 years old, born 9/8/1905 in Socorro, NM, name of person who will always know his address: Mrs. Emilia P. Zimmerly, his wife. Address: Socorro, NM. Employer's Name: WPA Project. Place of employment: Las Cruces, Dona Anna (sic), NM. Race: White. Height and weight not recorded. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion. No obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification. Registrar: B.J. Vigil, Registrar 1 of Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 16 October 1940.
Benjamin Zimmerly of Socorro, NM. 30 years old, born 20 July 1910 in Socorro. Name of person who will always know your address: Mr. Richard M. Zimmerly, his father. Employer's name: Riley M. Edwards. Employed in Socorro, NM. Race: White. Height: 5'7", weight 138 lbs. Brown eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion. No other obvious physical characteristic that will aid in identification. Registrar: Max Gallegos, registrar 1 of Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 16 October 1940.
Charles Ernest Zimmerly of Socorro, NM. 34 years old. Born 7 November 1905 in Socorro, NM. Name of person who will always know his address: Mr. Richard M. Zimmerly, his father. Address: Socorro, NM. Employer's name: A.T. & S.F. (Railroad), place of employment: Socorro, NM. Race: White, height 5'9 1/2", 160 lbs, hazel eyes, black hair, light complexion. No other obvious characteristics that will aid in identification. Registrar: Max Gallegos, registrar no. 1 of Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 16 October 1940.
Jose Maximiliano Zimmerly, place of residence: Mt. Carmel Ave., Socorro, NM. 20 years old. Born 8 March 1922 in San Antonio, NM. Named of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Delfina Torres Zimmerly (his mother.) Employer: (his brother-in-law) Santiago Baca. Place of employment: La Bajada Grocery, Socorro, NM. He signed his card as "J. Max Zimmerly". Race: White. Height: 6' 2". Weight: 157 lbs. Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion. No other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification. Registrar: Nellie A. Tallmadge (?.) Registrar No. 1 of Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 30 June 1942.
Joseph Louis Zimmerly. Address: Rt. 4 Box 546, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM. 39 years, 4 months, 9 days old. Date of birth: 7 October 1902 in Socorro, NM. Name and address of person who will always know your address: O.S. Parrish, Las Vegas, NM, At & SF Rr. Employer: AT & SF Rr. Place of employment or business: Telegraphic clerk (sic) Bernalillo, Sandoval County, NM. Race: White. Height: 5' 11 1/2". Weight: 162 lbs. Brown eyes, brown hair dark complexion. Registrar's name is hard to read. Registrar No. 4 of Albuquerque, NM. Date of registration: 16 February 1942.
Justine Zimmerly, address: 711 S. 7th Albuquerque, NM. 20 years old. Born 1 August 1922 in Albuquerque, NM. Named and address of person who will always know your address: Jennie Zimmerly (this may be his mother Juanita), 711 S. 7th, Albuquerque, NM. Employer's name: Junk (sic.) Place of Employment or Business: E.N. York, Albuquerque, NM. Race: White. Height: 5'8". Weight: 165 lbs. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion. No other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification. Registration: Mrs. Homer Lawrence, registrar no. 2, Albuquerque, NM. Date of registration: 16 February 1942.
Samuel James Zimmerly, place of residence: Socorro, NM, 41 years old, born 30 December 1900 in Socorro, NM. Named and address of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Felice A. Zimmerly (his wife) or RM Zimmerly (his father), Socorro, NM. Race: White. Height: 5'11". Weight: 185 lbs. Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion. Registrar: Mrs. Henry Del Curto (his sister Alice (Zimmerly) Del Curto.) Registrar No. 1, Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 16 February 1942.
Steve D. Zimmerly of Socorro, NM. 23 years old, born 7 April 1917 in Socorro, NM. Name of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Steve D. Zimmerly, his wife. Address: Socorro, NM. Employer's Name: New Mexico Public Service Co., Socorro, NM. Race: White. Height: 5'9 1/2". Weight: 140 lbs. Brown eyes, black hair, light brown complexion. Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: little scar on left wrist. Registrar: Julius L. Fraissanet. Registrar no. 1, 24th ward, Socorro, NM. Date of registration: 16 October 1940.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Obituary Gertrudes (Zimmerly) Torres, wife of Herminio Torres

I found the obituary for Gertrudes (Zimmerly) Torres, the wife of Herminio Torres,  in the 7 September 1920 issue of the Albuquerque Morning Journal. The newspaper erroneously lists her as Gertrudes Torres Zimmerly, which would indicate that her maiden name would have been Torres, rather than Zimmerly. Gertrudes was the daughter of Samuel Zimmerly and Maria Pabla Torres, and a sister of my great-grandfather Estevan Zimmerly.

ZIMMERLY - Mrs. Gertrudes Torres Zimmerly, 48 years old, died yesterday at her home 313 West Hazeldine avenue. She is survived by a son, two daughters and her husband. Funeral arrangements will be made today. The body was taken to Crollott's funeral parlors.


Link to the obituary.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

1908: Tragic Deaths Near Burley, New Mexico

In January and February of 1908, "The Socorro Chieftain" announced the deaths of four children Juan A. Baca and Bonifacia Castillo de Baca. One of the daughters was married. Their other children were a teenage boy, a five year old girl, and an infant.  They were all living near Burley, New Mexico, on Jose Chavez y Baca's ranch. All of the children were buried at a cemetery at the ranch.

Burley, New Mexico, was in the northwest corner of Socorro County, south of the Rio Salado, 15 miles west of Puertocito.

Source: Robert Julyan, The Place Names of New Mexico: Revised Edition (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998), p. 52.

Benito C. Baca Dead.

Juan A. Baca, a prominent citizen of the county residing at Burley, announces the death of his son, Benito C. Baca, after an illness of only two days at the family home on New Year's day at the age of fourteen years. The remains were laid to rest on the afternoon of January 3 in the cemetery on the ranch of Don Jose Chavez y Baca. The Chieftain united with the many other friends of the bereaved parents, Don Juan A. Baca and Dona Bonifacia Castillo de Baca, in expressions of heartfelt sympathy in their terrible loss.

Source: Anonymous, "Benito C. Baca Dead," obituary, The Socorro Chieftain (Socorro, New Mexico), 18 January 1908; online archives (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 27 December 2015).

Death's Harvest.

Don Juan A. Baca and wife, Dona Bonifacia Castillo de Baca, announce the death of their daughter, Trinidad Baca, on the 19th instant at the age of five years and of their infant daughter Petrita on the 21st instant at the age of nine months. The remains of both children are laid to rest in the cemetery of the ranch of Don Jose Chavez y Baca near Burley beside those of a younger brother who died on a few days before. Mr. and Mrs. Baca will have the keen sympathy of all to whom acknowledge of their terrible bereavement may come.
Source: "Death's Harvest," obituary, The Socorro Chieftain (Socorro, New  Mexico), 1 February 1908, death of Trinidad Baca (5 years old),  and Petrita Baca (9 months old); online archives  (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 21 March 2016).

Mrs. Vitorino Baca Dead.

Don Juan A. Baca of Burley writes the Chieftain of the fourth death which has occured in the family of himself and wife, Dona Bonifacia Castillo de Baca, within a short time. Their daughter, Felipita Baca, wife of Don Vitorino Lopez, died on the eighth instant at the age of 20 years, leaving her husband and infant son to mourn her loss. The remains were given burial last Sunday in the cemetery of the ranch of Don Jose Chavez y Baca, where three younger members of same family had been laid to rest only a short time before. The Chieftain extends heartfelt sympathy to the surviving members of the family so terribly bereaved.
Source: Anonymous, "Mrs. Vitorino Baca Dead," obituary, The Socorro Chieftain (Socorro, New Mexico), 15 February 1908; online archives (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 27 December 2015).




Saturday, January 21, 2017

Socorro County Delayed Birth Records, 1867 - 1885

Over a decade ago I posted to the Socorro County USGenWeb website a list of Delayed Birth Records for specific Socorro County residents born in the county between 1867 - 1885. Delayed Birth Records are types of official birth certificates issued to individuals when they were adults. This was done because a person would have requested to have a birth certificate for some official need, and would have been backed up by a baptismal record and affidavits.

Although I transcribed these records, I don't want to post the list on this site because they are copyrighted by USGenWeb. However, you can view the list at this link.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Index: Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938, images 576 - 602

Below is an index of images 576 - 602  of "Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938", found on the Family Search website. There are 602 images on this database. This is my final index for this particular database.

 This index includes only the following information: name of deceased, (parents of deceased if the deceased was a child), residence, birth date or age, and death date.

To view the actual images, click on this link. 

576. Miquela Romero, La Joya, August 24, 1867 - September 17, 1938.
577. Harold T. Stroble, State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Socorro, April 12, 1903 - October 14, 1938. Born in Mays, Kansas.
578. Isabel G. Torrez, Lemitar, January 15, 1896 - September 15, 1938.
579. Timoteo Torres, Socorro, 1869 - October 4, 1938.
580. Getruditas Trujillo (sic), Socorro, October 21, 1875 -  October 28, 1938.
581. Paublita Taylor, Socorro, 75 years old - October 18, 1938.
582. Philip Joseph Wilhelm Zimmer, San Acacia, December 22, 1856 - November 18, 1938. Born in Calogne, Germany.
583. Gregorita A. Romero, Madrid (died in San Marcial), 12 June 1884 - 1 November 1938.
584. Kate Sarracino, Polvadera, 12 November 1894 - 18 November 1938.
585. Pablo Trujillo, San Marcial, 1874 - November 19, 1938.
586. Jose Paiz, Barriales, February 26, 1938 - December 7, 1938. Parents: Andres C. Paiz & Frances Gutierrez.
587. Eutimia A. Castro, Socorro, January 15, 1938 - December 8, 1938. Parents: Andres Castro of Pomona, California and Mary Moya of Socorro.
588. Rosendo Valles, Socorro, July 23, 1938 - November 1, 1938. Parents: Juan Valles of Cyde, New Mexico and Elvina Lucero of Socorro.
589. Aveleno Torres, Socorro, July 1, 1850 - December 28, 1938. Born in Peralta, New Mexico.
590. Teodoro Sedillo, Veguita, February 27, 1938 - December 3, 1938. Parents: Selso Sedillo of Tome and Emilia Griego of San Juan.
591. Teofila Griego Sanchez, Las Nutrias, September 19, 1853 - December 7, 1938.Born in Tome.
592. Rita Chavez, Veguita, April 8, 1938 - November 19, 1938. Parents: Domingo Chavez & Tomasita Abila.
593. Mrs. Maria Anna Jaramillo Chavez, Veguita, November 11, 1914 - March 18, 1938. Born in Belen.
594. Pueblita Armijo, San Antonio, May 10, 1900 - December 21, 1938.
595. Carlota Garcia, Magdalena, December 6, 1938 - December 18, 1938. Parents; Mercedes Garcia & Paulita Anaya.
596. Juan Monito Santillanes, September 1, 1938 - December 17, 1938. Parents: JOse M. Santillanes & Consita Romero.
597. Daniel Jojola, Socorro, August 15, 1865 - December 7, 1938
598. Maude Leslie Jones (Mrs.), Socorro, November 11, 1878 - April 7, 1937. Born in Memphis, Tenn., Parents: James W. Leslie & Jenny Crosby.
599. Feliciano Gonzales, Socorro, 1858 - Decmeber 28, 1938.
600. Anicetita Ulibarri, Las Nutrias, September 19, 1934 - December 20, 1938. Parents: Melecio Ulibarri of Santa Rita, NM & Erienea Ulibarri of Mansano, NM.
601. Frank Landovozo, Magdalena, August 7, 1875 - December 9, 1938. Born in Cubero, NM.
602. Pedro Jose Chavez, Lemitar, August 1, 1862 - June 13, 1938.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Index: Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938, images 551 - 575

Below is an index of images 551 - 575  of "Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938", found on the Family Search website. There are 602 images on this database. I will continue indexing this database on subsequent posts over the next few weeks.

This index includes only the following information: name of deceased, (parents of deceased if the deceased was a child), residence, birth date or age, and death date.

To view the actual images, click on this link. 

551. Presiliano Saiz, La Joya, March 22, 1871 - July 31, 1938.
552. Griselda Torrez, Las Nutrias, May 14, 1938 - July 31, 1938. Parents: Luisiano Torrez & Carolina Carrillo.
553. "None given (Still Born) Armijo, Barelas, September 4, 1938. Parents: Jose C. Armijo & Ramona Lopez.
554. Gaspar Anastacio Flores, Magdalena, April 11, 1938 - August 29, 1938. Parents: Felix Gaspar Flores & Cecilia Rodriguez.
555. James Oscar Guleke, Armaillo, Potter County, Texas (died at the Val Verde Hotel, Socorro), January 8, 1891 - August 29, 1938. Cause of death: "By reason of his own act by gun shot wound through the head."
556. Guillermo Nuanez, Magdalena, November 30, 1912 - September 30, 1938.
557. Jacobo Ruiz, Socorro, August 2, 1907 - September 29, 1938. Born in Mexico.
558. Flavio Romero, Guadalajara, New Mexico, March 19, 1872 - August 21, 1938.
559. Josefa Abeyta de Sanchez, Tome (died in San Juan, New Mexico), 17 september 1907 - October, 1938.
560. Abran Alvarez, Socorro, December 24, 1864 - October 12, 1938.
561. Reyes Armijo, Barreales, New Mexico, September 4, 1938 - October 4, 1938. Parents: Jose C. Armijo & Ramona Lopez.
562. Federico U. Chavez, Abeytas, 1875 - November 27, 1938.
563. Jessie Gonzales, Socorro, September 25, 1938 - October 16, 1938. Parents: Tony Gonzales & Fina Carmody.
564. Epifanio Juarez, San Antonio, April 22, 1876 - September 10, 1938. Born in Narios Angeles, Jalisto, Mexico.
565. Pablo Lobato, Polvadera, August 25, 1871 - August 25, 1938.
566. Leanardo Asislo Lopez, Socorro, July 6, 1938 - October 10, 1938.Parents: Pete Lopez & Lorey Silva.
567. Ida May Lucero, Socorro, October 8, 1935 - November 14, 1938. Parents: Juan T. Lucero & Josefita Saiz.
568. Charles Maxwell, Lamar, Colorado (died in Magdalena), September 3, 1864 - October 24, 1938.
569. Mrs. Martha Jane Medley, Magdalena, March 2, 1860 - October 9, 1938. Birthplace: Kaufman County, Texas.
570. Dolores Martinez, Socorro, September 24, 1938 - October 21, 1938. Parents: Juan Maria Martinez & Zenaida Peralta.
571. Benito Naranjo, Socorro, 50 years old - December 1, 1938.
572. Leandro Peralta, Socorro, August 19, 1938 - October 26, 1938. Mother: Tomacita Peralta.
573. Rosita Peralta, January 22, 1938 - November 5, 1938. Parents: Rosendo Peralta & Lupe Otero.
574. Manuelita Padilla, La Joya, January 18, 1938 - October 4, 1938. Parents: Ramon Padilla & Paublita Saiz.
575. Wilbert Thomas Root, State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Socorro, May 14, 1898 -  November 24, 1938. Birthplace: Ballis Harbor, Michigan. Parents: Charles H. Root & Julia Lando Root.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Index: Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938, images 526 - 550

Below is an index of images 526 - 550  of "Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936 - 1938", found on the Family Search website. There are 602 images on this database. I will continue indexing this database on subsequent posts over the next few weeks.

This index includes only the following information: name of deceased, (parents of deceased if the deceased was a child), residence, birth date or age, and death date.

To view the actual images, click on this link. 

526. Martinez, Rafael, San Miguel (died in Escondida), May 2, 1906 - July 12, 1938.
527. Rumaldita Padilla, San Antonio, June 11, 1938 - July 25, 1938. Parents: Solomon Padilla & Ihiselda Chavez.
528. "Unnamed", La Joya, June 26, 1938 (stillborn). Parents: Luciano Romero & Amalia Esquibel
529. Mrs. Mary Jesus Landovazo de Romero, Winslow, Arizona (died in Magdalena.) Born in Cubero, Valencia County, New Mexico.
530. Vicente Torres, Socorro, June 22, 1938 - July 18, 1938. Parents: Matias G. Torres and Carlotta Saiz.
531. Corrine Taylor, Carlsbad (died in Escondida), May 28, 1899 - August 2, 1938. Birthplace: Yoakum, Texas. Parents unknown.
532. Sarita Birner, Lemitar, July 11, 1938 - July 29, 1938. Parents: Frank W. Birner & Ines Bourguignon.
533. Ambrosio Baca, Lemitar, November 19, 1937 - August 21, 1938. Parents: Jose O. Baca & Fransicita Chavez.
534. Hilberto Barreras, Socorro, April 11, 1938 - August 28, 1938. Parents: Feles Barreras and Damacia Gonzales.
535. "Unnamed Chaves", San Francisco (died in Socorro), July 3, 1938 (stillborn.) Parents: JOse S. Chavez and Margarita C. Silva.
536. Beatrice G. Cordova, La Joya, 1874 - September 1, 1938.
537. "Stillborn", Lemitar, August 12, 1938. Parents: Pedro P. Chavez & Runalda Maestas.
538. Ramona T. Dreyfus, Socorro, April 23, 1874 - January 7, 1938. Parents: Jose Torres y G. & Tomasita Lucero.
539. Dulcinia Herrera, Polvadera, May 13, 1938 - August 11, 1938. Parents: Jose Herrera & Genoviva Martinez.
540. Lorencita L. Lopez, Socorro, 1866 - June 8, 1938.
541. Dario Manuel Gonzales, Socorro, March 30, 1938 - August 12, 1938. Mother: Ramona Gonzales (only.)
542. Juanita B. Gonzales, Socorro, 1871 - August 24, 1938.
543. Juan I. Garcia, Las Cruces (died in Escondida), March 23, 1881 - August 22, 1938.
544. Antonio Martinez, Socorro, June 14, 1938 - August 12, 1938. Parents: Pilar C. Martinez & Lola Montoya.
545. Demetrio Olguin, Socorro, January 31, 1892 - August 10, 1938.
546. Florentina Padilla Mora, Socorro, October 16, 1862 - August 16, 1938.
547. Antonio Marques, Socorro, August 6, 1936 - September 3, 1938. Parents: Andres Marques & Josefita Marques.
548. Francisco Peralta, Socorro, January 19, 1938 - September 3, 1938. Parents: Federico Peralta & JOsefita Lucero.f
549. Dolly Stollsworth, Lemitar, July 4, 1902 - February 27, 1938. Born in Cushing, Oklahoma. Parents: Melvine Lilly.
550. Mary P. Sickles, Socorro, April 16, 1886 - June 15, 1938. Born in La Cross, Wisconsin. Father: J. J. Rochester.