King Cemetery

 

King Cemetery is located 5 miles east and 1 mile north of McDonald New Mexico in Lea County.

The following information was written down beginning at the north end of the west row of graves, then working from north to south in each row. Information compiled by David L. Minton of Lovington on July 31, 1999.

 


Row #1

1. Fredonia J. Lewis, July 17th, 1852 - March 18th, 1911. picture

2. Unknown grave marked only with a rock.

3. King, 1911. This is a metal marker. picture

4. John King, March 5th, 1840 - January 11th, 1912. picture

5. W.B. Rogers, February 7th, 1834 - May 12th, 1913. picture

Row #2

1. Charles H. Reed, November 28th, 1880 - January 24th, 1919. picture

2. Unknown, marked with pipe, sucker rod end and a fence

3. Myrtle N. Lyon, June 28th, 1891 - July 18th, 1973

4. Emit C. Lyon, February 28th, 1884 - March 14th, 1938

5. Mary Jane Clayton, September 15th, 1852 - December 20th, 1915. picture

6. "Sadie Jane" Sarah Josephine Clayton Wiggins, Feb. 12, 1856 – March 31, 1926. picture
 

Row #3

1. Twin Infants of Mr & Mrs E.T. Beal, died December 29th, 1912. picture

2. Jesse Adam Hathcock, August 1st, 1856 - January 9th, 1935. picture

3. Louis A. Langlitz, 1859 - 1948 and Laura A. Langlitz, 1860 - 1912 (share one stone). picture

4. Augustus F. Meroney, 1853 - 1933 These 3 share one grave stone. picture

5. Mary Ann Meroney, 1926 - 1941 These 3 share one grave stone. picture

6. Effie C. Meroney, 1892 - 1970 These 3 share one grave stone. picture

7. Effie C. Meroney Fairweather Wilson, December 25th, 1917 . picture

Row #4

1. Several unknown, unmarked

Row #4½, (This is a short row, slightly off set from the other rows.)

1. Junior Davis, March 15th, 1914 - March 23rd, 1914.   picture

Row #5

1. Ada Smith, December 2nd, 1881 - May 2nd, 1930. picture

2. Charlie A. Smith, April 28th, 1866 - June 11th, 1953 (Ada & Charlie on same stone). picture

3. Benjamin C. Johnson, no birth date - died 1913. picture

4. Emily Jane Johnson, 1876 - 1980 (Benjamin and Emily on same stone). picture

5. Rev. Gilbert Mayfield, 1842 - 1912. His grave has a large iron fence around it. picture

6. Grave with a concrete marker, the name is not readable, it is dated 1918.

7. Emma S. Purdin, 1874 - 1914. 

8. Troy Lee Duncan, September 24th, 1951 - May 11th, 1998. picture

9. Betty Von Duncan, October, 12th, 1932.  

10. Estell Lee Duncan, April 15th, 1931 - January 20th, 1997. (Estell & Betty on same stone). picture
 

Row # 6

1. Many unknown graves with no marker or only a rock for a head stone.

Row # 7

1. Anna Mae Coggin, May 5th, 1909 - November 27th, 1987.

2. Roy Coggin, July 11th, 1908 - (Roy & Anna on same stone). picture

3. Melvina C. Coggin, October 25th, 1872 - January 29th, 1946.

4. Levie B. Coggin, November 27th, 1859 - April 3rd, 1948. picture
 

Row #8

1. Aniel F. Hight, October, 9th, 1885 - March 16th, 1943. picture

2. Alice M. Hite, 1865 - 1942. picture

3. N.W. Hite, December 16th, 1861 - March 16th 1935. picture

4. Ollie Obetz Hite, December 6th, 1897 - October 12th, 1918. Daughter of N.W. and Wife. picture

5. Hazel Della Cage, February 5th, 1924 - August 12th, 1992. picture

6. Helen Melvina, February, 5th, 1924 - February 28th, 1924 (Twin Sisters).

7. Dora B. Coggin Ward, May 28th, 1904 - June 13th, 1995. picture

8. Emily Boliver, Daughter of T.E. & M.R. Taylor, 1901 - 1919. picture

9. R.T. Oneal, March 25th, 1923. picture

10. Huiel Oneal, May 5th, March 18th, 1923. This was the way it was scratched into cement. picture

11. Rosa Lee Reed, January 30th, 1893 - November 3rd, 1918.

12. Lurena J. Reed, February 16th, 1854 - March 17th, 1917.

13. John H.F. Reed, August 25th, 1851 - February 16th, 1917 ( Lurena & John on same stone). picture

There are many unmarked graves and many marked only with rocks or cement, there is no way to really tell how many graves are there.
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