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.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).
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.
Mrs. Vitorino Baca Dead.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).
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.
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