My friend David from New Mexico did a little more searching and actually found the headstone for Crist Hayes Carrico! Apparently the survey he was using had missed the stone.
All that’s left to do now is wait for the death certificate to arrive. I’d still like to find out about his veteran’s status.
This has been a major find, the most important and exciting since I began this research over 4 years ago. It’s amazing how one little domino (the online death index) can knock down the entire wall!