Ramsey Cemetery


This cemetery is located north of Montrose, South Dakota from the intersection of 245th Street and Valley Road. From this intersection, travel 1 mile north. The cemetery is located on the east side of the highway and can be accessed through the pasture fence/gate to the top of the the hill. See the maps for further assistance.

Submitted and transcribed by Loretta Eichmann and Francine Bell, 2005.

This is a very old cemetery so many of the stones are hard to read. Click the small images to view a MUCH larger one.

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Parker, Alice; daughter of CA and HM Parker, d May 19, 1905 at age 54y 4m 4d.

Madison, James; b January 10, 1815, d October 6, 1882.

Madison, Sophronia; b April 19, 1833, d March 21, 1905.

Madison, Arthur B.; d March 12, 1900 at age 37y 11m 20d.

Conrad, Amelia M.; wife of JD Conrad, d June 10, 1887 at age 56y 10m.

Knapp, David; d July 2, 1892 at age 74y 3m.

Foster, Emma L. b July 4, 1866, d January 6, 1904.

Foster, James A.; b October 31, 1849, d April 28, 1908.

Shimp, Sarah J.; daughter of AB and LF Shimp, d October 30, 1899.

Adley, Fred L.; born April 16,1877, d August 31, 1899.

Adley, Sarah L. b August 29, 1836, d February 9, 1904.

Adley, Peter; b August 9, 1828, d April 1, 1899.

Knapp, Charles H.; b April 9, 1853, d May 13, 1916 at age 63y 1m 4d.

Kingley, Nellie; wife of John Kingley, d September ??, 189? (19y 6m) **Stone is very hard to read**

Unknown, Buell; b February 5, 1907, d July 13, 1907 (baby).

Unknown, Gideon; b February 16, 1905, d March 11, 1905 (baby).

Unknown, Perry; b April 18, 1883, d April 7, 1884 (baby).

Reynolds, Mariette A.; wife of AP Reynolds, b August 26, 1840, d April 13, 1903.

Kinzley, Minnie M.; daughter of F. & LE Kinzley, b May 29, 1894, d April 30, 1895 (baby).

Boyd, C.; b November 25, 1886, d July 27, 1887 (baby).

Boyd, Niel; b October, 10, 1888, d September 14, 1895 (7 years old).

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(22 stones starting in the NW corner moving to the NE corner. This may not be a complete listing of the burials in this cemetery.)

***Email received from Ralph Sheppard on September 5, 2005***
I would like to offer some 'pieces' of information that might help you -- and future researchers.

1. The individual whom you list as 'Kingley, Nellie' -- is Nellie Mae REYNOLDS KINZLEY, first wife of John KINZLEY, Jr. (b 23 Mar 1860 Green Creek [Cape May Co] NJ d 23 Jun 1934 Montrose [McCook Co] SD -- buried Sun Prairie Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem [McCook Co] SD). Nellie Mae REYNOLDS was probably born in Rock Creek [Rock Co] MN, the daughter of Alvin P. and Mariette A. REYNOLDS. Nellie was supposed to have died shortly after giving birth to her second daughter, Edith KINZLEY MORAN (b 1891). You note that Mariette is also buried in this Cemetery -- which was additional news to me !!! By way of cross-reference, John KINZLEY, Jr. is my maternal GGrandfather by his second wife, Wilhilmina "Minnie" Albertina LINDELL.

2. Minnie M. KINZLEY is the daughter of Francis "Frank" S. and Lillian "Lil" E. AIKEN KINZLEY, Sr. Frank is the younger brother of the above referenced John KINZLEY, Jr. Alan R. BIES (who used to live in Salem [McCook Co] SD is a direct descendant of Frank and Lil AIKEN KINZLEY, and may be able to provide you with additional information.

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