Category: Catron County Cemeteries

Cooney Tomb and Cemetery, Catron County, New Mexico

On April 29, 1880, Sergeant Cooney, Jack Chick, and a man whose last name was Buhlman were on horseback riding to Alma to warn the settlers of an Indian attack at the Cooney mine and the town of Cooney. Victorio had led a group of Chiricahua Apache tribal members in the massacre. Shortly thereafter, Sergeant Cooney’s brother Michael and miners from nearby Pinos Altos drilled, blasted and chipped a sepulcher for his remains in a large boulder. The Sergeant has remained interred there since. The following is a list of burials occurring at the Cooney Tomb and Cemetery in Catron County, New Mexico.

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