“It Tolled for New
Mexico” notes that Lemitar had a population
of 542 persons in 1940.
In 2002, Gonzalez's
sister, Zella, recalled, “There weren't even
150 people living in Lemitar at the time.”
Reynaldo Gonzalez (with
a Z) and Jose Antonio “Tony” Gonzales (with
an S) were brothers.