|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1862|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1920|
Mrs. Lauriana Archuleta, wife of the late A. D. Archuleta, passed away yesterday afternoon at 1:30, after a week's illness, of pneumonia. Not many were aware that she was ill and her death came as a distinct shock to the residents of this city and county, among whom she has resided for so many years.
Lauriana Gallegos was born in Taos, New Mexico, on April 5, 1862, thus being about 58 years of age. She was married at Conejos, Colorado, about 43 years ago to Antonio Don Archuleta, who died two years ago in Mexico. One son, Ross, was born to this union, at whose home in this city the death occurred.
Immediate survivors of the good lady are her son, Ross, three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. A. Joseph of Taos, New Mexico. Mrs. T. D. Burns of Tierra Amarilla was a first cousin of the deceased.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is believed the services will occur some time tomorrow at the home. The demise of this devoutly religious and highly respected little lady is deeply regretted by all who knew her.
She was the daughter of one of the Castillian families of New Mexico, and is in every sense of the word a pioneer of southwestern Colorado.
Mr. Archuleta, her husband, was state senator of Conejos County, when this county was formed, and it was in his honor that Archuleta County was named.
To the sorrowing relatives is extended the profound sympathy of the people, and may they find solace in the knowledge that hers was a work well done."
The Pagosa Springs Sun February 6, 1920
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Record added: Mar 29, 2011
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