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Wilbur McDaniel's Genealogy Home Page

Updated December 13, 2008

Wilbur Lee McDaniel

5121 Pinata Pl. N.E.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

United States


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My Famlily Tree

My family tree includes up to fifteen generations, including my grandnephews and grandnieces. It is complete through my great-grandparents and also identifies 15 of my 16 great-great-grandparents. The information was obtained from old family trees, census records, obituaries, family Bibles, land deeds, the New Mexico Vital Statistics Department and from talking to relatives.
All of my great-great grandparents were born in the United States in the early to milddle 1800's. My Grandmother Maud Burton's (McDaniel) ancestors, the Gutterys, go back to the early 1600's in Holland. My Grandfather Walter Westfall's ancestors came from Germany. My Grandfather Pryor McDaniel's ancestors were of Scottish-Irish descent; they originated in Scotland before immigrating to Ireland and then America. My Grandmother Mae Davidson's (Westfall) ancetors came from England.
Thanks to all who have provided family information and photos. I will continue to update the trees and home page as I get more information, stories and photos.

Wilbur McDaniel

My Family History



  • Wilbur's, Gary's and Ann's Family Tree (view PDF)


Family Photos

  • Carol and Carl (35 KB)
    Brothers Carol (standing) and Carl McDaniel with their dogs Patsy and Vic. Photo was taken in 1942 at their Ranchvale farm home, nicknamed "Starvation Hill" due to the hard times the family faced.
  • Piercy and Lela Head (73 KB)
    Piercy and Lela Head in front of their Clovis home in 1937.
  • Grandmother McDaniel (135 KB)
    Grandmother Maud McDaniel with her grandson, Carl, in photo taken about 1941-42.
  • Old school bus (118 KB)
    Secil McDaniel drove this school bus in the 1920's. The bus was a Model T Ford with a canvas covering the sides. From right: Grandmother Maud McDaniel, daughter Rosa Lee, Secil at far left.
  • Brenda riding Smokey (37 KB)
    Brenda McDaniel Ford was two years old in this November 1959 photo. The horse was three-year-old Smokey. Brenda's father, Carol, said Smokey was especially gentle with Brenda and always walked at a slow gait when she was aboard.
  • School girl Lorraine (182 KB)
    Lower left is Lorraine (Westfall) McDaniel. Beside her is Phyllis (Davidson) Huddleston. Behind on left is Mae Westfall. Beside her is Erma (Westfall) Davidson
  • School, farm photos (431 KB)
    School photo was taken in 1921. Secil McDaniel is in second from top row, third from right. His sister Lela is in second from top row, third from left. Other sister Lucille "Sis" is in third row, fourth from left. In farm photo Pryor and Maud McDaniel are in the field with their horses-drawn seed planter. In the earliest days Maud would follow along behind the planter with a hoe covering up the seeds.
  • Grandmother and Granddad McDaniel's children (180 KB)
    This is a 1932 photo of my dad, his three sisters and brother. From left: Lela, Lucille (Sis), Rosa Lee (Rosie), Secil and Clinton. Uncle Clinton was 17 years old.
  • Richard and Bobbie (272 KB)
    To left is Phyllis Huddleston. World War II sailor is Richard Morton. To his left is his sister Bobbie (Morton) Balch. Child is Wilbur McDaniel. Photo was taken in about 1943.
  • Charles and Amanda Westfall (188 KB)
    Charles and Amanda Westfall were the parents of my Grandfather Walter Westfall. I believe the baby Charles is holding is my mother Lorraine.
  • The Burton family (167 KB)
    Standing, left to right: Maud (our grandmother), Floyd and Sudie. Seated: William (our great-grandfather) who is holding John, Annie (Lewis), Maggie and Elizabeth (Betty) (our great-grandmother) holding Bill, and Emma. Minnie is not in picture and Clemmie was born later.
  • Lorraine holding doll (103 KB)
    Lorraine (Westfall) McDaniel at her grandparents' farm home in the Claud community north of Clovis
  • John and Hannah Westfall's family (401 KB)
    John and Hannah Westfall were my great-great-grandparents. The baby Hannah is holding is my great-grandfather Charles who was born in 1845. The older boy is his brother David, born in 1841.
  • McDaniel family in buggy (162 KB)
    Holding horse is our Granddad Pryor McDaniel. In buggy are Lela, Secil, Lucille (Sis), and Grandmother holding Clinton.
  • Charles Westfall home (71 KB)
    Charles and Amanda Westfall are standing on the porch of their home ten miles north of Clovis, New Mexico. The little girl is Lorraine (Westfall) McDaniel, their granddaughter. The photo was taken in about 1919.
  • Later photo of John and Hannah Westfall (503 KB)
    My great-great-grandparents, John and Hannah Westfall. The oldest boy is David, born in 1841. The second oldest is Charles, my great-grandfather born in 1845. The youngest is James, born in 1848.
  • Barney McDaniel (134 KB)
    This photo of our Great-grandfather Barney Christopher McDaniel was taken in about 1890.
  • Young Wilbur (58 KB)
    Wilbur McDaniel in photo taken about 1944
  • Daddy on tractor (184 KB)
    My father Secil McDaniel on our farm at Ranchvale northwest of Clovis, New Mexico. We moved from the farm in 1942-43.
  • Granddad McDaniel (128 KB)
    Granddad McDaniel, when he was past 90 years old, riding horse at Uncle Clinton's home. Granddad lived to be 97.
  • Ensign McDaniel (25 KB)
    Wilbur McDaniel after graduation from Navy Officer Candidate School in 1965
  • Michael Davidson (116 KB)
    The older man is Michael Davidson, my great-grandfather. With him is my uncle Van Morton, Michael's son-in-law. I believe the baby is Richard, Van's son.
  • The Wild Bunch (214 KB)
    Left photo, from left: Brothers Wilbur and Gary McDaniel and their cousin, Carl, in photo taken about 1950. Right photo: Brothers Carol (right) and Carl McDaniel.
  • Baby Wilbur (53 KB)
    Wilbur McDaniel in 1939-40
  • Great-grandmother Davidson (194 KB)
    The lady on the right is my great-grandmother Robert Ella Davidson. With her is her daughter, my grandmother Mae Westfall.
  • Secil McDaniel (226 KB)
    Secil McDaniel, father of Wilbur, Gary and Ann
  • Mother holding Wilbur (111 KB)
    Lorraine Mcdaniel holding her son Wilbur on our farm at Ranchvale. The photo was taken 1941 or 1942.
  • Bobbie and Wilbur (114 KB)
    Bobbie (Morton) Balch with cousin Wilbur Lee McDaniel. Photo was taken on Grandfather Westfall's Ranchvale farm. That is his Ford in background. Photo was taken in about 1942.
  • Walter and Mae's home (248 KB)
    Walter and Mae Westfall's farm home at Ranchvale northwest of Clovis, New Mexico.
  • The Burton girls (338 KB)
    Photo taken at their parents' home just south of Desdamonia, Texas in about 1920. Our Granddad Pryor McDaniel had gone there to freight with wagons and teams in the oil fields. From left: Minnie, Maud (our grandmother), Sudie, Annie, Emmie, Maggie and Clemmie.
  • Mike and Cindy (33 KB)
    Mike and Cindy Larson, my nephew and niece, in 1969 photo. Mike was 6 years old and Cindy was almost 4. The photo was taken at their Grandpa Secil McDaniel's home in Clovis. Secil had bought the train set for the children. Their mother remembers the children did not want to come to the dinner table because they didn't want to leave their train set. It is still in the family.
  • Happy cousins (64 KB)
    Left to right: Betty Ann McDaniel, Guana Huddleston, Wilbur McDaniel, Darlene Balch, Gary McDaniel. Sitting: Rex Huddleston. Photo taken in about 1950.
  • Secil and Lorraine (68 KB)
    Secil and Lorraine McDaniel, my parents, shortly before they were married in 1938. They were sitting on a cattle watering tank on Aunt Lillian and Uncle Van Morton's farm west of Portales.
  • Secil McDaniel family (39 KB)
    Lorraine is holding Betty Ann. Secil is holding Gary. Wilbur in standing in front.
  • Pryor and Maud McDaniel's children (203 KB)
    From left, Secil, Lela, Lucille "Sis" and Clint. Rosa Lee "Rosie" is in front.
  • First Clovis home (125 KB)
    This was Wilbur, Gary and Betty Ann McDaniel's first home in Clovis at 1105 Sheldon Street. Photo was taken in late 1930's.
  • Wilbur, Gary and Betty Ann McDaniel (57 KB)
    Gary and Betty Ann with big brother Wilbur. Photo was taken near their Clovis home in 1945. Gary and Ann's Uncle Van Morton made the toy horse rocker as a Christmas gift for the twins.
  • Teen-ager Walter Westfall (412 KB)
    My grandfather Walter Westfall. Photo was taken in his native state of Iowa before his family moved to New Mexico.
  • Second Clovis home (159 KB)
    This was Wilbur, Gary and Betty Ann McDaniel's second home in Clovis at 1107 Sheldon Street. They lived there from 1945 until they moved away in the early 1960's. House originally belonged to our great-uncle Theodore Davidson who had it and several other houses in the neighborhood built.
  • Lorraine with Grandmother and Granddad Westfall (25 KB)
    My mother, Lorraine, with her parents, Walter and Mae Westfall. Photo was taken in about 1922.
  • Granddad Westfall (289 KB)
    Walter Westfall, my grandfather, Lorraine's father
  • Dick Cheney's visit (249 KB)
    Vice President Dick Cheney at Ann and Ed Larson's home in Lincoln, Nebraska. The vice president and Ed were childhood friends living two houses apart in Lincoln. The vice president's wife is standing to his right. Dick Cheney is talking to Ann and Ed in their front yard.
  • Secil, Clint and Rosa Lee (162 KB)
    McDaniel brothers and sister, Secil (left), Clint and Rosa Lee "Rosie" by car believed to belong to Uncle Al Lewis.
  • Pryor and Maud McDaniel (538 KB)
    Pryor and Maud McDaniel, Wilbur's grandparents, Secil's parents
  • Dick Cheney in Ann and Ed's home (1122 KB)
    Vice President Dick Cheney talks to John and Cindy McDermott (left), Vic Larson (middle) and Ed Larson (right) in Ed's home.
  • Brenda and Claire (36 KB)
    Brenda (McDaniel) Ford with her and husband Jerry's beloved Claire
  • Gary and Ann (512 KB)
    Twins Gary Van and Betty Ann McDaniel, Wilbur's brother and sister
  • Carol and Barb (155 KB)
    Carol McDaniel with wife Barbara. Carol is a lifelong resident of Clovis, New Mexico and recently retired from the Santa Fe Railway.
  • Little Lorraine (217 KB)
    Lorraine (Westfall) McDaniel, Wilbur's mother
  • Early Clovis home (223 KB)
    Grandmother Maud McDaniel with oldest children, Secil and Lela. Photo taken at their Clovis home in 1912 or 1913.
  • Lorraine a toddler (231 KB)
    Lorraine (Westfall) McDaniel, Wilbur's mother
  • The McDaniels (334 KB)
    From left: Secil and Lorraine holding twins Betty Ann and Gary Van; Wilbur Lee by Secil's knee; Clint, Lucille holding Jerry Lester's hand; Maud, Ella holding Charlie; Lela and Lester; Pryor and Bill Holloman at bottom
  • Davidsons and Westfalls (226 KB)
    Photo taken in Portales of Lorraine's relatives. From left: Lillian Morton; Secil holding Betty Ann; Lorraine with hand on Wilbur; Phyllis Huddleston holding daughter Guana; John Westfall; Stanley Huddleston; Erma Davidson; Roy Davidson; Walter Westfall; Theodore Davidson; Mae Westfall

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