Written by Mark Mueller. One in a collection by Allen Bachoroski, Local Historical Writer and author of “Tales Along the Highway of Legends”
Born September 26, 1895 to George and Lillian Tombling in Crested Butte, Colorado. He married Valera Reynold in Trinidad in June 1918.
Claude was member of Company B, Signal Troop, Colorado National Guard, which was from Trinidad. They went down to El Paso, Texas during the Mexican Border crisis in 1916. Claude was mustered into federal service as a Private in the Motor Transport Corps.
He died August 11, 1958 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had worked with horses for the race track there.
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