Tombstone Tuesday: A.E. Sipe (Glenwood Cemetery – Catron County, New Mexico)

At the suggestion of my cousin, Terrie Henderson, I decided to check out some cemeteries in Catron County, New Mexico.  Several of the sites I perused had extensive details of both the lives and deaths on the individual Find-A-Grave web page.  For instance, the Boot Hill Cemetery has but 8 interments.  Initially I thought this might be a good one to research but since a lot of information has already been documented, I wanted to find something more challenging.

I continued looking through the Catron County cemeteries and came upon the Glenwood Cemetery.  I saw a picture of a sign with the name of the cemetery:

The name of the founder, A.E. Sipe, caught my eye and the fact that the precise founding date was noted.  Would I find A.E. Sipe himself buried in this cemetery?

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  1. Wow, so cool, we will get over to the Alma Cemetery this trip…

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    • Thanks so much for reading my blog. Tombstone Tuesdays are my favorite articles as I often stumble upon some amazing stories.

  3. A E Sipe is listed here in the 1885 NM Territorial census.
    New Mexico Territorial Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch
    A E Sipe, 1885; citing p. 39, line 27, household ID 42, NARA microfilm publication M846 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 16,610.

    • Thanks for the information. I’ll have to update the article. Thanks for stopping by! Many of the articles on this blog have been taken down (for the most part). Digging History is now a digital history magazine — single issues and subscriptions available. Check out the magazine store:

  4. A.E. Sipe was my great grandmother’s father. Jane Killian her mother. My great grandmother’s name was Margaret (Minnie) Sipe. A.E. Sipe died April 23 1925 a year before my mother was born. My daughter and I are working on our family tree. So interesting to see this. My great grandmother’s marriage certificate has her parent’s name on it but Killian was spelled wrong. In trying to find the correct spelling I came across this site.

    • Outstanding! Thanks for stopping by! I’m actually in the process of pulling most of the content on the site (and I missed this one it appears!) as Digging History is now a digital (PDF) monthly magazine. This article will eventually make its way to the magazine I’m sure. The magazine focuses on genealogy as well. Subscriptions and single issues are available:

  5. We found a copy of my great grandmother’s marriage certificate (her second marriage) naming A.E. Sipe as her father and Mary Jane Killian as her mother. She, my great grandmother, Margaret (Minnie) Sipe was born in New Mexico.


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