Looking for an obit for George or other historical details about Nipper family in New Mexico.
Were there newspapers in Raton around 1890, and are they preserved anywhere? I've sent messages to both the Raton Library and Raton History museum with this question but neither responded :(
George was my GG Grandfather. Born in Somerset England in 1842, Married in Wales in 1870, was in Pennsylvania in 1876, and was a coal-miner in Collinsville, Illinois in 1880 before moving to New Mexico sometime between 1884 and 1888. He is buried in Raton, Colfax, NM.
His wife was Mary Ann (Couch) Nipper. They had several children: George, Elizabeth, Hattie, May, Thomas, & Jennie.