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Dr James Jackson Shuler
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1858
Grove Hill
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1919
Raton
Colfax County
New Mexico, USA

(B.A.) New Market, Va., Polytechnic, 1877.

(M.D.) University of Virginia, 1879.

(M.D.) University of New York, New York City, 1880.

Took up residence in Raton, New Mexico, March 16, 1881.

One of the founders of the New Mexico Land, Oil, and Development Company.

Served as one of the directors, Raton Coal & Coke Co., 1883-94.

Raton city council, 1891-2 and 1904-8.

Member of the Territorial Board of Health, under Governors Thornton, Prince and Otero.

Member, Ballut Abyad Temple (Shrine), Albuquerque.

Member, Aztec Commandery, Raton chapter.

Member, Gate City Lodge, A. F. & A. M.

Member, Raton Chapter No. 6, Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Mexico (High Priest, in 1896).

Chief Surgeon for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.

First medical doctor in Raton, New Mexico.

Organized the Raton Water Company, of which Colonel J. W. Dwver was president.

Konown to have left his home regularly, to attend sick in Blossburg.

First phone in Colfax Co. installed in Dr. Shuler's home and office, in Raton.

Mayor of Raton, NM, 1899-1902 and 1910-1919.

President, New Mexico Municipal League, 1911-1915.

As mayor, Dr. Shuler undertook a number of impressive projects, including development of a Raton city park, electric and water filtration plant, Raton Water Works, Raton Public Library, and the construction of a municipal auditorium.

Died in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Hospital after an operation for an appendicitis.

The building at 131 N. 2nd St. in Raton is today named the Shuler Theater, after Dr. J.J. Shuler.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Shuler (1815 - 1908)
  Mary Ann Kite Shuler (1820 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Kavenaugh Davis Shuler (1857 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Ada Evlyn Shuler (1884 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hiram P. Shuler (1839 - 1840)*
  Michael Shuler (1844 - 1864)*
  Michael Shuler (1844 - 1864)*
  Emma Jane Shuler Strole (1846 - 1912)*
  Isaac Shuler (1848 - 1942)*
  Amanda Virginia Shuler Bowman (1851 - ____)*
  John W. Shuler (1853 - 1912)*
  George Thomas Shuler (1856 - 1934)*
  James Jackson Shuler (1858 - 1919)
  Sarah Belle Shuler Foltz (1864 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmont Cemetery
Raton
Colfax County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 2-13-68
 
Maintained by: Cenantua
Originally Created by: Stuart Hyatt
Record added: Jun 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14526590
Dr James Jackson Shuler
Added by: Stuart Hyatt
 
Dr James Jackson Shuler
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Dr James Jackson Shuler
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