Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 17 of 163
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FORTY YEARS AT EL PASO.
F. R. Diffendorffer, merchant in Juarez.
G. W. Gillock, justice of the peace and hotel-keeper;
J. E. Terry, with the stage company; lives in El
Charles Music, merchant; lives in Mexico; and
Andrew Horick, H. McWard, George Lyles, Tibbits,
Milby, David Knox, Bill Conklin and Tom
There were usually about a dozen United States army
officers at old Fort Bliss, now East El Paso.
The most prominent Mexican citizens in Paso del
Norte (now Juarez) were:
Dr. Mariano Samaniego, Inocente Ochoa, Jose M.
Flores, all still residing in Juarez; Jose M. Uranga, Jefe
Politico, dead; Juan N. Zubiran, collector of customs,
my partner and friend; and the venerable Ramon Ortiz,
who ministered there as curate for fifty years, and died
a few years since, beloved of the two races.
The Americans living at Ysleta and San Elizario before
the war were: Price Cooper, Henry Corlow, Tom Collins,
Henry Dexter, James McCarty, A. C. Hyde, William
Claude Jones; and Fred Pierpoint, who died of
hydrophobia at El Paso in I869.
Of those named above as residing at El Paso in I86o,
the following left with the retreating Texans in I862:
Crosby, Hart, the Gilletts, the Magoffins, Herbert, Merritt,
O'Bannon, Morton, Cook, Skillman, Dowell, Richardson
and Russ Howard. Some of the last named
remained away for years and others never returned.
In their places there came soon (mostly discharged
Union officers and soldiers): A. H. French, J. A. Zabriskie,
G. J. Clarke, E. A. Mills, Nathan Webb, A. J. Fountain,
William P. Bacon, Edmond Stein, S. C. Slade, John
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Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills., book, 1901; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1/17/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .