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Greenlee County, Arizona

Name of Deceased: Harland Walker

Obit: Harland Walker
died 27 Jan 1922 in AZ
Born: 1873 TX

Submitted by Mary-Jane Walker
Added 16 Jun 2013
Deceased Name: Ex-PD chemist M.R. Waldorf dies at 86
Morse R. Waldorf, who worked as a chemist for Phelps Dodge Corp. in Morenci for 24 years, died Jan. 19. He was 86.
Waldorf was born in Salt Lake City and his family lived in Dillon, Mont. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Montana State University in 1927 and 1932.
He became an assay chemist for the Anaconda Copper Co. and worked in Great Falls, Mont. and in Chile. He joined Phelps Dodge in 1942 and moved with his family to Morenci, where he lived until he retired in 1966.
He and his wife lived in Phoenix 24 years before they moved to Tucson in September 1990.
Waldorf is survived by his wife, Frances Waldorf of Tucson; and sons Ron C. Waldorf of Lakeside, Lansing M. Waldorf of Tucson and Francis A. Waldorf of Morenci.
He also is survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held Jan. 22.
Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ) - January 24, 1992

Two Men Killed as Result of Morenci Feud. Night Watchman Johnson Opens Fire on Constable Scott
A duel occurred on the street of New Town adjoining Morenci which resulted in the death of Len Scott, a constable of Morenci, and George Johnson, a night watchman.
A feud of long standing was responsible for the shooting. Scott arrested Johnson several years ago on the charge of cattle stealing.
When the men met today unexpectedly, Johnson pulled a gun and fired two shots, both taking effect. Scott returned the fire, killing Johnson. Scott died later.
Date: 1911-04-07; Paper: Tucson Daily Citizen
Mason Greenlee.
Greenlee county brings to memory one of the first settlers of the Clifton-Morenci district, Mason Greenlee, who made the first location in the Greenlee mining district north of Clifton. He was a grand old man who fought, the Indians and smoothed the way for a great  many people who today are residing in that district. Mason Greenlee was born in Virginia, and died in Clifton on April 10, 1908, at the ripe old age of 68 years. He first came to Clifton  in 1874 and established the first camp there, but was run out by Indians, afterwards returning in the year 1879, and remaining a resident of the district until death. His grave was one of the first in the old cemetery on Shannon hill, and his old time, friends are now arranging for the removal of the remains from their present resting place to the new cemetery up Ward's canyon.
Daily Arizona Silver Belt Sunday March 7 1909

Mason Greenlee, a pioneer of the Clifton country, after whom the Greenlee Gold
Mountain mining district was named, died at Clifton April 10, aged 64 years.
He was a Virginian of good family, had been on the frontier since the early 60's, and reached the Clifton country first in 1871. The Indians were so bad then that he was compelled to leave Arizona, and went back to Colorado. In 1879 he returned to eastern Graham county and organized the Greenlee district. Possessed of considerable money In 1870, he expended it all in the development of a group of gold claims from which he failed to realize anything, although he never lost faith in their value. He was a good man, respected by all who knew him.
Daily Arizona Silver Belt Sunday April 23, 1903

Young Mexican at Clifton Kills a Girl and Himself (Special Dispatch to Review) Clifton Ariz Aug 2 Theodore Rocha mad with jealousy, shot and killed Patricia Romeras, with whom he was enamoured and then sent a bullet through bis own breast The woman had tired of his and had spurned him for another man On Friday Rocha sought out the house of the Romeras woman who lived at Metcalf a small place near Clifton He was crazed with Jealousy and had armed himself with a Winchester rifle His victim was cooking breakfast when he approached and fired at her twice through the cabin window one bullet piercing her arm and the other her shoulder She then tied to the yard and Rocha shot through the neck killing her instantly He then turned the gun on himself and the bullet passing through his breast He cannot recover After the tragedy friends of Rocha made up a purse to secure medical attention for him and defray the funeral expenses of the dead woman
Bisbee Daily Review August 3 1902

A miner named Charley Watson died in Clifton recently Deceased was single 24 years old and was a native of Corydon Indiana
The Arizona champion. Peach Springs, Mohave County, Ariz.October 13, 1883

Here is an obituary for my great-grandmother. I believe this would be for Greenlee County.
Submitted by
Jeanette Aguirre
Taken from the Copper Era Newspaper dated: Saturday, February 6, 1926
Heading: Pioneer Passes
Mrs. Teodora Aguirre, wife of Ramon Aguirre, passed away last Friday after a short illness with pneumonia. She was buried at Bunkers Cemetery on Sunday. Mrs. Aguirre is survived by her husband and 14 children, nearly all of whom were with her at the time of her death.
Perhaps the strangest incident closely connected with this sad affair, and which might be considered an act of providence was the fact that two older sons, who had been lost to the family, one for five years and the other for twelve years, unexpectedly returned to their home several days before the mother took sick. Ramon Aguirre, Jr., who has been in the U.S. Army for three years, came from Philadelphia and his brother Regulo, who spent several years in the U.S. Merchant Marine, came from San Francisco. Neither of the boys knew where the other was, and neither knew that the other was planning a trip home yet they both appeared in Morenci about the same time. Two married daughters came from El Paso to be with their mother at the end, while another married daughter residing at Zacatecas, Mexico, could not come. Mrs. Louis Nardelli of Morenci is also a daughter.

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