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Saturday, 12 March 2016 01:09

DeForest and Neil Lord, 1909

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In 1900, my great-grandparents Charles Norvall and Marietta Phelps Lord arrived in Santa Fe with their two sons, DeForest (5) and Neil (3,) where Charles established a dental practice.  He had followed his older brother Frank, who was a thriving dentist in Las Vegas, from Sackets Harbor, New York, .

Charles did well in Santa Fe, becoming the territorial Secretary of the Board of Dental Examiners in 1905.  In 1907, he was accused by Marietta of infidelity with his dental assistant, which led to a bitter divorce.  Charles left Santa Fe and Marietta married her divorce attorney, Alois B. Renehan in 1909.

This photo is of my grandfather, DeForest, and my great-uncle, Neil, taken in 1909.  Neil was adopted by Alois, but DeForest chose to remain a Lord.

--Mike Lord

Sunday, 05 July 2015 17:25

The First Archibeque's........

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Monday, 09 March 2015 15:37

Porcelian Portrait Otis Seligman 1901

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Childhood Porcelain Portrait of Otis Seligman


Arthur Scott


   This portrait of my dad at age three was a 1901 Christmas present. It is inscribed on the back "From Franc(Seligman) to Arthur (Seligman), Christmas Dec. 25, 1901." The porcelain, aproximately eight inches long,  is signed  S. R. Twitchell 1901. (Not the NM Historian). Based on other pictures of the period, there was a lot f artistic license taken on this. However, it is possible it was photo-based.

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