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researching the life of Carroll Alcott. He was a well known radio
commentator in the 1940s and 50s. His father, Fred Allcott, was a
physician and may have had a pharmacy in Reliance the family moved to
Reliance from Iowa
sometime before 1920.
Carroll Alcott (he changed the spelling of his name while in
college) attended the (then) SD State College in the 1918-1920
time period. He then joined the staff of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader,
then newspapers in
Denver before going to the
where he served in the Army for one year. From there he went
to Shanghai, China and returned to the US in 1941. He worked for the
Office of War Information during the war. He died in 1965 and left no
11 Aug 2007
Could you help me find more
information about the
Bingen family history? George Bingen was the first
white person born in
Lyman County, I think. His father, Gilbert Bingen, was one of
the first to settle between Kennebec and Presho. Who were his
parents? Karen Meeker
11 Aug 2007
BRACKETT - I would like to have the
newspaper item from 12 July 1894 that probably reports the birth of my
mother, Winifred Brackett, on July 4, 1894. It would be interesting to
see how they spelled my grandmother's full name. One branch of the
family spelled it Eleanor and that is the way it appears on her
Olympia, Wash. The other branch of the family spelled
She d. in
Washington state. Researching
Charles Spear Brackett and Eleanor Clara Brackett who homesteaded in Murdo
Twp of Lyman Co. "barney considine"
18 Oct 2007
- Looking for a copy of Frank Winfield Bunker's obituary who died Jan.
16, 1942 in Lyman Co.,
1 Nov 2007
- I found your site, but I am
still having trouble tracking down some relatives. When my
great-grandfather died in 1921 in Canada, his sister, Sarah Jane Casey,
was living in Kennebec, SD. Her husband's name was Bernard (aka Brian).
I believe that they may have been married in Willow, Crawford Co., Iowa
where she was living with her aunt and uncle in the 1880 US Census. He
was living in Union, Shelby Co. Iowa. They were both born in Canada. Her
maiden name was Kitt or Kitts. I have no other information on them or
their descendants except that they had some daughters who became nuns.
Any advice? Thanks for your time, Mark Woermke, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
email@example.com Nov 2006
When I do a search on Lyman co genweb for Couture I found: Joseph S.
Couture grave 10, lot 63, sec 4 died 1932 age 71. male. I found the Stevens Cemetery a listing for
Joseph S. Conture b.
Oct 26, 1861 and d. Dec 10, 1932 age 71, lot 63. I believe this
man was Joseph Couture, brother of my grandmother Delphine Couture
Meistrell. When my grandmother's brother Francis Couture died in
Lincoln NE Dec 4. 1921, his obit said his brother Joseph was living in
Presho S.D. Their parents were Francis Exavier and
Marceline Bertrand Couture and Joseph was probably born in
Illinois as siblings before and after him were born there.
The family ended up in Rooks co.
Kansas. Are there newspapers from Dec 10, 1932 that would perhaps
have an obit? Since there were no other burials for this surname, I
assume he never married. Would appreciate anything you can tell me about
Teresa Sullivan Lincoln Ne.
EAGLEHORSE - Looking for
information on EAGLEHORSE, registered with Lower Brule tribe. The names
are Wilson Whitley Eaglehorse, b.
5-15-12; d. 5-4-76, and Calvin Wilson Eaglehorse
4-04-44 d. 5-4-1976. Interested in Calvin. Who did he marry (or
have children with) and where is she? Who are his children? How did he
die? He's my daughter's grandfather. I would appreciate as
much as you can find. Thanks so much, Rebecca
I noted your
website of gravestones of Riverview Cemetery. I've been under the
impression that Riverview was "paved over". My great-grandmother
was buried there in 1902, but I noted she
was not on the roster of gravestone pictures you had taken.
My Greff family spent 6 years in Lyman County, just across the river
from Chamberlain. I
in any information. Burial permits
HANDLEY - If you have any information on the Handley murder in
Lyman County, contact
11 Aug 2007
Researching Soren Hansen.
for an Edward Harder, Hardy, Hardees,or Hardies. Is believed to have
lived in Lyman County 1909-1911. His wife's name was Dora (nee Petersen)
Iowa. Found the marriage application in Shelby Co.
Iowa and it was 2-20-1909. Haven't been able to find a
single tip since then. A relative told us they moved to
Presho, S.D. and that Dora died at a young age. Dora's real
name was Dorathea. Any information or help would be most
appreciated. Thanks in advance. Barb (Petersen) Loneman
3 Sep 2007
HARTY - John Harty was shot and killed in
Reliance in October of 1924. Looking for more information.
3 Sep 2007
BABCOCK: Looking for Matilda
Helleckson's parents. Matilda married Hans Sonne about 1904. After his
death she married Franklin
Babcock 1913...Also was wondering where I might find a death record for
Hans Sonne? And where he was buried. He died between 1905 and
1911...as their son was born Dec 29, 1905 I have a copy of the birth
record and both parents are listed...Hans is listed as a carpenter. I
found Tilda Sonne listed as owner of their property
in 1911 Lyman County Townships and Landowners.
Lorna Coats firstname.lastname@example.org
HIEB - Hi, I'm Tim Hieb and I been trying to start our family tree. My
grandfather and his brothers and sisters were born in Reliance, SD. I was
wondering if you
can help me our or let me know who can. Timothy Hieb,
11 May 2007
HOFSTAD - Seeking information on Peter Othello Hofstad,
b.8/24/1878, in Norway.
Arrived in U.S. 1891, with parents Peter Isaak and Ellen
Marie, sister Ivara
Georgina, to meet brother John Sefferin in MN.
Homesteader/farm worker in ND circa 1905; at pioneer community in
Holberg, BC Canada, circa 1911; family in
Washington beginning 1913,
but whereabouts unknown after 1917? Disappeared after possible
family disagreement re property. SD Death Index lists name as
deceased in Lyman County 9/22/1943 -- Help with identity
appreciated, or any other leads to connect scattered info about his
life! Thank you. email@example.com
HOLMES-WAIT- I read with great interest the Holmes/Wait
genealogy page. My great grandfather was Calvin Hawley Elliott,
Jr., “Hawley” in the story – brother
of Lizzie. Are you a
descendant of the Elliotts? If not, do you know anyone who is?
Thanks, June Ristow
firstname.lastname@example.org 17 Jun 2007
HORSFALL - I found the name on the back of a photograph of a bust. I
assume the bust to be of the person to whom it was dedicated, meaning
that the sculptor,
John Donoghue, might have sculpted a bust of
the teenage Clarence Horsfall back in 1886--21 years before he proved up
for land in Vivian. The picture is
HOWARD - I noticed on the Rootsweb Site that you made a note about Solon
Howard of Reliance having married and that you were going to find the paper clipping for
it. Did you ever find the clipping? Does anyone have any information
- I am looking for cemetery records and obituaries for Samuel L. Jameson, his
wife Julia, and his sister, Olive Jameson, who was a schoolteacher and never
married. Also interested in records on Samuel's family - as listed:
Samuel L. Jameson was b. October 20,
1860. Abt 1888, he m.Julia E. ?, who was born in Ireland. They lived in
Guthrie County, IA for a time and appeared on the 1900 Census there. Samuel is
listed as a grain dealer. At some point between 1900 and 1910, he moved to South
Dakota. He is buried in Presho. Samuel appears on the 1920 Census in Lyman
County. He, his wife and his sister Olive are in the household. He also
appears in Lyman County on the 1930 Census, though it appears that his daughter
Mamie and her husband Fredrick are running the farm. Samuel’s wife, Julia,
appears to have passed away, but his sister Olive still lives with the family.
On the 1900 census, Julia reported that she had only born two children, both of
which are listed. I have not been able to find the family on the 1910 Census as
A. Mamie Jameson was b.in March 1891.
She m. Frederick W. Midolo, b. abt 1885. They were m. abt 1911. They appeared
to be living and working on her father’s farm in Lyman County in 1930. 1. Francis. H. Midolo was b. abt 1913 in IA; 2. Marie K. Midolo
was b. abt 1917 in SD; 3. Samuel W. Midolo
was b. abt 1919 in SD;
4. Ruth M. Midolo
Ruth was b. abt 1928 in SD
B. Harry Jameson
was b. in October 1888 in IA. Thanks., Angie Jameson
email@example.com. July 2006
- Looking for any info on W.P.
My family has an old black and white photo of an Indian woman standing beside a
non-Indian man wearing a sheriffs badge and he is supposed to be Major W.P. Lyman and she is his wife Annie or Anna. They supposedly had a daughter
named Cecelia Anna Lyman (Arrow). I am researching the Arrow family tree. I
was told that Lyman County was named for this man. I
would like to create a family tree.
Thanks for any help with this.
Do you have any suggestions on how I might
locate information on Floyd Lynn from Murdo (Jones County). I
know that Jones
used to be part
of Lyman County until 1917, but he was in Murdo after it was
detached from Lyman. He was the first spouse of Moraha Myers, dtr of Bertha
Phillips Myers. Their's was a very short marriage that resulted in Moraha's only
child, a daughter who is the mother of my wife and her sisters. The marriage was
a fact never mentioned in the family until a few years ago - to the surprise of
all three sisters. So now we are trying to find out what happened
to Fred. Any
be greatly appreciated. Gary Packingham,
MEYER/LLOYD - I
am looking for any information about my
grandfather, Enos J. MEYER, married to Mabel LLOYD, sometime at the turn of the
Seven children: Merle, Gerald. Earl, Edward, Leeroy, Arnold, and Grace.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Gerrie Meyer
firstname.lastname@example.org June 2006
My father's name was Robert Francis Molash. He was in the military in
Kentucky. My mother's name was Sandra Kay Pemberton. I have never
met my father as they divorced shortly after I was born. I know he was
Standing Rock area. If you have ever came across his name or his
family I would appreciate knowing about them. Thanks Robert Kyle
MONSON/MAHNKE/FREY - I am
Mirya (Gruhn) Hallock. I am the daughter of Robert and Avelda
(Monson) Gruhn; grand-daughter of Albert and Lydia (Frey) Monson;
great-grand-daughter of Nels and Anna (Mahnke) Monson;
great-granddaughter of Johann and Katherine (Waltz) Frey. Any
information would be appreciated.
MOSIER - Kara Townsend is
researching Waletta Mosier.
-Researching Eddie Oldenkamp who died in November of 1950.
Henk van Zaanen, The Netherlands
Was looking up my own name and
believe my grandfather was on your list. I was wondering why and what
information you could offer me. I know
very little and my dads side of the
family. Thanks for your help.
William.Pickner@LACKLAND.AF.MIL 22 Sep 2007
Families who lived in Lyman,
Mellette, Jones and Brule county.
am interested in details about the following people: 1. Walter Thomas
Powers, b. 29 Apr 1854, d. 9 Nov 1934 and buried in the Graceland cemetery at
Oacoma. His second wife Fredonia (d. 1941) is also buried there, but we did not
find any markers. 2. John A. Brown, b. 16 Apr 1843, d. 27 Apr 1914 and is
bur at White River where his wife, Evaline Powers Brown is also bur. They first
settled in the area along the White River near the town of Westover. Evaline
was b. 15 Oct 1851 and d. 25 Oct 1927. 3. Hiram William Powers, b. 16
Oct 1862, d. 1940. First wife was Clara Holdridge, second wife was Minnie
Elizabeth Moore. Over the years he went by the nickname Will and shows up in
records sometimes as William and sometimes as Hiram. 4. George Nathan Powers, b. 16 Aug 1874 and d. 17 Mar 1948. Wife was
Laura Belle Mills Powers. Both bur. at Oacoma (Graceland cemetery). George was a
rancher in the Reliance area. I have copies of two land patents that were filed
by George in 1906. Thanks for any information. Ron Powers
Hi You have
wrongly listed William Rigney as a WWI Vet he was a Spanish American War vet
serving 1898 to 1902. Thanks, Joe Rigney
SATHER - I grew up in
Presho and found your web pages. My maiden name was Patricia
Sather. How wonderful it is to read and remember the wonderful
my hometown. I am interested in buying some more books. I visit Jo Ohlson, 97
years old who now lives in Fallbrook. She was my 7th grade teacher in
Presho. I graduated in 1951 and went to the University of South Dakota and
graduated in 1955. We came out to teach in California. Thanks again, Pat
Dallas Road Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-723-6291. I noticed in the Ida Mallet Journal that there were
Sather Twins listed in 1957. I can't remember
any Sather twins...Can I find more
photocopies of obituaries of Schoolers who have direct ties to
Lyman County (were either born or lived a significant portion of
there), but were not county residents when they passed.
I have four or five that aren't
listed on your site. How about a one-for-one trade? I have a photo that was
taken in Reliance
of two of my great-great uncles and their families I will donate a copy to
the pioneers' photo pages. I discovered a Schooler photo on page 6 of
photo section. The last photo on the page (lower right hand corner) is a
post card of the East Cooper School SE of Reliance. The names written on
of the card (Etta, Vina, Orthanile and Paul) are the children of
William Elbert and Edith Eldora (Stutsman) Schooler. The photo I plan to send to
you is of them
and some extended family that was taken near
Oacoma in 1913. William Elbert Schooler was my great-great uncle
and a nephew of Ninnian's. I'm not sure how
long he and his family lived
in Reliance. Kevin Schooler
30 Oct 2007
- Researching the Schooler Family from Reliance and Ralph Moulton who
married a Schooler. I want everything you have on Schoolers,
especially the one on N. H. Schooler died Jun 15 1911.
If you can help me
on any of this, please let me know.
SLETTO/HULTMAN - Hello! I am a girl from
who is looking for information about Mrs Anna Maria Sletto b.25 february
1867 in Karlskrona
Sweden. She was sister to one of my ancestors Johan Adolf Hultman who was
b. 1869 in
I wonder if there is some relatives left in Vivian. I would very
much appreciate this. Egbert Hultman was half-sister to
Anna Maria, they had the same father, he died unmarried many years ago.
Anna-Maria was married
to Evan K Sletto who was born on the 10 of february 1871. I know that
AnnaMaria and Evan got six children: 1. Signe Maria b. 21 of august 1898 m.
to someone with the surname Hall; 2. Lloyd Emil b. 29 of august 1899,
m. and moved to
Oregon; 3. Margot Sofia b. 8
of may 1904 m. Shirk; 4.
Einar Even b.12 of may 1906 joined the american navy, m.; 5.
Vivian Ingeborg d. as a little child; 6. Floyd Egbert b. 16 of
august 1910, unmarried, lived a long life on a ranch close to Vivian.
Yours sincerely Ulla ThorstenssonOskarstom
STOLTE - Darin Stolte is just starting his genealogy and is
interested in contacting others working on Stoltes.
STROM -Looking for any information on the Halvor S. Strom and Olea M Munger
family. Halvor died on 19 Nov 1966, Olea died on 3 Feb 1976. There are
still members of the family in Vivian. Under
South Dakota Death Records for
Lyman County 1905 - 1955 you show Martin Strum 23 Nov 1922. I believe
should be Martin Strom. I believe that was my mothers brother. I
have: Grandfather - Halvor Peter Strom born in
Sweden 2-6-1876; Grandmother - Olea Marie
Monger (also Manger is some
records); children - Ole Peter H., Harry Obert, Lennert Melvin, Helmer
George, Palmer (still lives in Lyman Cty, Vivian, SD),
Mary Mathilda (Benson,
MN); Hilda Olivia, Martin, Mabel Dorthea (my mother-Benson, MN), Edwin "Punk"
(still lives in Lyman Cty, Vivian, SD). I have the
birth and death of the rest.
If you have more information I would love to receive it. Thanks, "Gail Noyes"
Nov 18 2007
I can only find Swishers in the 1920/1930 Lyman county
census. Can anyone help?
"marie sellers hollinger" email@example.com
TEMME - Researching Sarah (BABB) Temme.
14 Aug 2007
- My grandfather
was Carl John Tagtow, my father was George Carl Tagtow.
My mother, Katherine Viola Tagtow, d. May 24, 1940, and is buried in
the plot (in the Iona Cemetery) that was Grandpa Tagtow's--he was buried
there and then Grandma had him moved to the cemetery in Chamberlain.
Tagtow was b. in 1915, and she lived just a short time. She
is bur. on one side of Mom. Carl George was b. in 1917, and d.
shortly after birth. He is
bur. on one side of Mom. Carmen Viola was
b. in 1922, she developed pneumonia, was taken to the Gregory hospital
and d.3 days later. She is bur. on
one side of Mom. After Grandpa
was moved to Chamberlain, the 3 young children were buried in the same
grave---one on top of the other and then when Mom died,
she was buried
where Grandpa had been.
I believe this came about because of lack of money to buy a plot.
This is information that my oldest sister Phyllis
wrote: Phyllis was b. March 12, 1916, at the old Hickey place at
Iona, (North) where George and Katherine lived. Phyllis
d. October 13, 2003. Another older sister, Lorraine Eleanor Ellerton, b. October 24, 1918, at Sophie (Tagtow) and Frank McGhee's
home in Dixon. I, Rita Joyce, was born at the ME Hospital in Mitchell
on Jan. 30, 1934. Lorraine and her husband, Everett, my husband, Aaron,
and I try to get to the Iona cemetery at least once a year before
Memorial Day and sister Phyllis used to accompany us before she
moved back to VA. We have really appreciated the care the Friendly
Neighbor Club has taken of that cemetery.
This past May we noticed that
the crosses were there with the incorrect names and were not in the
correct place as we had been told anyway. It was several
years before we 3 "girls" bought a headstone for our mother's grave.
Walter Moore bought it in
Omaha and brought it up to the cemetery. We think the cemetery association
has done a great job. One of our family stories about my mother, Katherine
Kropenske Tagtow, was that she was the first SD woman to be a
licensed ferry boat pilot--she and my
father ran a ferry boat
between Lower Brule and Ft. Thompson on a government contract around
1930-38----those aren't exact dates----I know they were running
when I was born in 1934, and they ran it at when I was 4 years
old. The boat's name was The Phyllis-Lorraine after my 2
sisters. We lived on the boat and in
the winter we lived in and
later on a farm down by the river north of Iona and my father
trapped fish and hunted for a living along with my mother, sister
and her husband, Walter Moore.
26 Aug 2007
VAN HORN - Walter Van Horn was the son of Claude and Sophia Van Horn.
I have not been able to go back any farther than Claude. Walter moved to
Elkton, SD in 1941 and is buried there along with
his wife, Nan. I would
appreciate your help very much. Rebecca Mines <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seeking any info on
William Claude Wells, b. Richardson Co. Ne. ca 1884. Never married, son of
Solon Bristol and Margaret Elizabeth (Lee) Wells. His brother, Lawrence Cass
Wells, b. Richardson Co. NE ca 1882, m. Mae Thompson (dates unknown).1920 census shows
children, Leota age 6 and
Lawrence age 8 months, unknown if more children born to this family.
A biographical sketch showed a son Kenneth, possibly Lawrence's middle
Larry Gilbert 11047 McCall Dr Oskaloosa, KS 66066
20 Jan 2006
RIVER CHURCH -
Hello, I was looking over the Genealogy Central website and wondered if
you've ever come across anything relating to a White River
church. This is
the information I have and I'm trying to locate any church records pertaining to
this church. Please let me know
if you have any idea as to how to may locate these Thank you,
Searching for one of my ancestors, Freeman Williams, who d. in
Presho, SD in 1909, aged 84.Llived there for several years prior to
his death. Dan Walker