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 Numa Reymond

Numa Reymond

Death 15 Oct 1917 (aged 70)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 62717218 · View Source
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Born Chaud du Fond Switzerland

October 17, 1917


Las Cruces friends were shocked when the news of the untimely death of Hon. Numa Reymond was received here Sunday evening October 17th at the Hotel Dieu Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, this pioneer of the Southwest passed his reward at the age of sixty-nine years.

Mr. Reymond had not been his usual health for some time and on Saturday last, he submitted to an operation which he never rallied.

The deceased was a native of Switzerland, but came to the United States in his early manhood, finally locating permanently in Las Cruces , where for many years he was prominent politically as well as business philantropic circles. Before railroads were built to El Paso, Mr. Reymond operated the state line between Santa Fe and Mesilla. For many years he was interested in mercantile in Las Cruces, amassing therefrom a substantial fortune. Also interested in higher education of his community, he served he served as one of the first regents of the Agricultural College.

About 10 years ago he retired from active business life and since then has resided, for the most part, in his native Switzerland. He is survived by his widow who was with him when the end came.

Mr. and Mrs. Reymond left Switzerland early last spring with the intention of remaining in this country indefinitely. The summer was spent in different points of California, they returning to Las Cruces but just a few weeks ago.

The body will arrive in Las Cruces Thursday morning and will lie in state in the Methodist Church from 12 o'clock noon to three o'clock p.m., so that his many friend can pay a final tribute. Services will be conducted by the Aztec Lodge with which the organization had been so intimately associated for many years and whose financial affairs be generously contributed during his lifetime.

Internment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Las Cruces


October 22, 1916
The Rio Grande Republic

Numa Reymond Laid to Rest
A Final Tribute

Story of Numa Reymond's Life as a Pioneer
October 26, 1916

Mr. Reymond spent much of his young days in Geneva, Switzerland, and came to the West United States. The New Mexico pioneering days he battled with the Indians, struggled on the rough terrains of Jornada del Murto New Mexico, and operated a freight and mercantile businesses where he amassed fortunes. He is the nephew of George and Numa Frenger of Las Cruces and somehow related to Duncan McGowen and Charles E Kircher.

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