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.
***Email received from Ralph
Sheppard on September 5, 2005***
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.
Thank you to Loretta and Francine for doing all of this work! We appreciate it!