John Scharbauer

John Scharbauer (1854 - 1941) was a long time ranch owner in the area. The family name is a familiar one to people from Lea County. In commemoration of his birthday, a number of his friends got together and honored him, as noted below. Loving Cup Inscribed in Gold Given Scharbauer by Friends "Going Strong … Continue reading John Scharbauer

William Middleton Nelson “Bob” Beverly

Bob was born May 5, 1872 in Ringgold, Georgia to John Purnell Beverly (1831 - 1884) and Missouri Alice Israel Beverly (1845 - 1879). Bob's father J. P. had worked as a farmer in Georgia and was doing so when Bob was born. Soon thereafter, J. P.'s family and the Israel family moved to a … Continue reading William Middleton Nelson “Bob” Beverly

Dale “Tuffy” Cooper

Tuffy Cooper was born November 7, 1925 in Lovington, New Mexico to Alaska J. Cooper (1894-1959) and Tommie Lou Bingham Cooper (1904-1990). His grandparents were James Wesley Cooper (1858-1941) and Iolia M. Weir Cooper (1868-1940) and Thomas Swindell Bingham (1872-1944) and Louella Mae Simcoe Bingham (1874-1950). Tuffy’s fraternal grandparents came to New Mexico in 1906, … Continue reading Dale “Tuffy” Cooper


The settlement called Pearl was named for Pearl Stark Roberts, wife of Nathan Cornelius Roberts who settled about five miles west of Monument in what was then Eddy County. Pearl Roberts was named postmistress in 1908 and the post office was housed in a room of their small pioneer home on the Roberts Ranch. The … Continue reading Pearl