Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 76 of 163
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FATE OF MY CUSTOM-HOUSE DEPUTIES.
Of the thirty or more young men who were from time
to time employes of mine in this Customs District while
I was collector (1863 to I869), I believe only two are
now living (I90o), my brother, E. A. Mills of Mexico,
and Maximo Aranda of San Elizario. Seven of them
met violent deaths, four while in the service. Here is
the record: Mills (no relative of mine), killed by Indians
near Tucson in I864; Virgil Marstin, killed by Indians
near Silver City in 1865; John F. Stone, killed by Indians
near Fort Bowie in I869; James Taylor, killed by
robbers near where the El Paso smelter is now located,
in 1866; Judge John Lemon, killed by a mob at Mesilla,
N. M., in I869; Moses Kelly, shot to death at Presidio
del Norte, about I870; Abraham Lyon, shot to death
at Tucson; A. J. Fountain was recently murdered on
the plains near Las Cruces, N. M., and A. H. French
died insane in asylum at Austin.
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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/m1/76/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .