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Bruce Wertz (#46572133)
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Graduated from Las Vegas [NM] Robertson High School in 1966. Attended Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona from 1966 to 1968. Attended
New Mexico Highlands University from 1968 to 1971. Received a B.A. degree in History in 1971


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RE: Laura Perea [1914-1995] and Wendell Somers Perea [1891-1938]
Many thanks, Bruce.

No info on the disposition of Laura's ashes; looks like a dead end.

In respect of Wendell, institutions are extremely careful about patient records, so no reply there.

The focus of my research is Susan Gates Perea --many mysteries there.

Again, thanks for all the work you do.

Judy Long
Added by history buff on Aug 20, 2015 11:02 AM
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Laura D. Perea
Dear Bruce,

First, thanks for all your work on the Jose Ynez Perea family. It contains several mysteries for me. For Laura (as with her uncle Wendell Somers Perea), who was around to see that she was cremated, since she outlived all her family?

As for Wendell, how sure are we that he is in fact buried with his mother in Pendleton County KY? He seems to have been institutionalized all those years. Who saw to his burial?

Any light you can shed would be much appreciated.

Judy Long
Prof. Emerita Las Cruces, NM
Added by history buff on Aug 20, 2015 9:34 AM
Susan D. Schwartz
RE: Rev. Jose Ynes Perea
You are welcome!
Added by Susan D. Schwartz on Aug 18, 2015 1:14 PM
Louise Robbins
Thanks a lot Bruce
Added by Louise Robbins on Aug 10, 2015 5:43 PM
Louise Robbins
In regard to the last message. At the time of its establishment in 1850, San Diego County was relatively large, and included all of southernmost California which was south and east of Los Angeles County. As such it included areas of what are now Inyo County and San Bernardino County, as well as all of what is now Riverside County and Imperial County.[15]:221
Found 2 pieces of information regarding Reuben W. Barber's land purchases. I am cut & pasting this info because I don't understand exactly what they are saying.

BARBER REUBEN W ;San Diego ;CACAAA 088032 Index to California GLO / BLM Land Patents

SB 0170S 0030E 019 3547 1900/04/26 BARBER REUBEN W Index to Federal Land Records

Interesting but I don't think very useful.
Added by Louise Robbins on Aug 08, 2015 4:07 PM
Louise Robbins
Minerva's daughter Emma married Reuben W. Barber. His second wife Adelle A. Barber born 5/24/1857 and died 4/6/1922 buried in Greenwood Memorial Park San Diego, San Diego County, California. The Barber Mountains were possible named for Reuben Barber as a settler for SD county. Also found a Reuben W. Barber who bought land in San Bernadino County, CA in 1900 (not sure how that fits).
Added by Louise Robbins on Aug 08, 2015 3:45 PM
Louise Robbins
Minerva Brown Bailey
Thank you for the update. Will add the info to my family tree.
Added by Louise Robbins on Aug 08, 2015 2:27 PM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Hello
We are doing well, Bruce. John, working with our attorney in his last weeks, provided guidance for his girls. We continue to feel his presence near. We are blessed.
Hope your world is going well. Blanche
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Aug 02, 2015 1:21 PM
RE: James Wayne Leroy
thank you for the edits
Added by fantsy on Jul 24, 2015 6:51 PM
Flossie Leroy 67016874
I noticed you left a flower for Mrs. Leroy and was hoping if you had any info on her husband James Leroy Mem# 1484808459 which I created because I posted the photo. I would like to add whatever info you may have to fill in the memorial better. Thank you for any help you may be able to give.
Added by fantsy on Jul 23, 2015 3:39 PM
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