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Melquiades Baca
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun., 1905
Valencia County
New Mexico, USA

Carrizozo Outlook
June 29 1905

A Santa Fe dispatch from June 16th says:Melquiades Baca, (half) brother of Don Carlos Baca, sheriff of Valencia county and a sheep herder was drowned at the Baca sheep ranch near Pinco Wells. The pump in the well which is 100 feet deep and has 30 feet of water in it, needed repairing and Baca went into the well to do the work.

After Baca had been in the well some time the men around the top became alarmed and a sheep herder employed on the ranch went down to investigate. He failed to return. It is thought that both were overcome by foul gases and fell into the water being drowned. Sheriff Baca arrived from Albuquerque today and the bodies were recovered.

He was the son of Jesus Maria Baca. 
Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens
Valencia County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: A.Firefly
Record added: Dec 07, 2007
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