hanley cemetery

Ten (10) miles west of Tucumcari, New Mexico. Surveyed by Don McAlavy, with assistance from Juanita Wallis, Bud Hefley, and Kathy McAlavy on Monday, April 3, 2000, at 9:30 a.m.

The cemetery is located on the east slope of a slight hill, in a native prairie grass and mesquite pasture of a privately owned ranch. Earliest burial found was May 7, 1902. Hanley, N.M. (ruins about 1 mile north) had a postoffice from 1908 to 1918.

Copyright © 2000 - Don McAlavy.

EWINGS, Lucy Florence, wife of Frank Ewings, born Oct. 10, 1886, died May 22, 1904, Daughter of R. M. Ogle.(R. M. Ogle was probably Mack Ogle, son of founder of Ogle, N.M., David Proffit Ogle. The grave has a 30" high, 8 inch square, white marble tombstone, with an ornate iron fence surrounding the grave.)

INFANT. Daughter of J. L. and Fannie Smith, born and died May 2, 1902

SMITH, Fannie, wife of J. L. Smith, born June 2, 1882, died May 10, 1902 (Died 3 days following the birth of the infant above). (The mother and infant are in a native rock wall plot that is falling down.)

SMITH, Arthur, son of Mr. & Mrs. F. Smith, born Nov. 19, 1903, died Feb. 3, 1914, Sleep on sweet babe, and take thy rest, God calls away when he thinks best. (Buried just east of the rock wall burials.)

SMITH, Ida, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. & R. Smith, born April 1, 1902, died July 16, 1903. (Buried just south of the rock wall burials.)

FISK, Charles W., Lieut., 4 Mich. CAV, no dates on white cut stone

SCOTT, John Howard, Co. H, 68 Regt., Ill. Inf., b. July 12, 1840, d. Jan. 27, 1911. (white cut stone)

MORGAN, Robert L., son of Wm. & Martha Morgan, died Dec. 28, 1903, age 13 years, 5 months, 23 days.

HARDCASTLE, born Aug. 14, 18??, died June 2, 1902, just east of Lucy Florence Ewings’ grave, marked by a sandstone rock with the first name and part of the birth date weathered away. Very hard to read.

UNKNOWN, born July 5, 18??, died March 28, 1908, a badly weathered sandstone marker with name and part of birth date weathered away.

Some 13 unidentified graves are marked by a native rock with no identification, or a depression in the ground. Perhaps more graves, but their location has been lost to time and exposure to the elements.