Riverside Baptist Cemetery
 
Section 20 - 444th Avenue - Grant Township - McCook County - South Dakota

 


This is a drawing of the original church building that is about 3/4 mile south of the cemetery on the east side of 444th avenue.  Joshue Wilson donated the land for the church which is in the southwest corner of section 21.  On July 23, 1925 lightening struck this church and it burned with only moveable property being saved.

A new church was dedicated on November 26, 1926 which was used for many years until it was closed, the exact date not being recorded.  The congregation remained active and joined with 2 other churches in Canistota, the First Methodist and the First Presbyterian in the 1970's to form a new group, the United Church of Canistota and erected a new and still existing church structure in Canistota.

The photo just above shows the First Methodist and First Presbyterian churches which joined with Riverside Methodist and gives the year they were built.   Special thanks to Lavelle DeKramer for the wonderful sketches of the four churches which appear here.


Riverside Methodist  Cemetery  -  Grant  Township  -  McCook  County  -  South  Dakota

An aerial view of Riverside Cemetery. 

The land where the Riverside Cemetery is located was homesteaded as a tree claim by Benjamin Roelf Weiland in 1878.  He donated 1 acre of his land for the cemetery deeded June 2, 1892.  The cemetery was enlarged in 1959 when Lewis W and Elizabeth E Tarrell donated another 1/2 acre.  Benjamin Wieland died in 1929, and his wife Mary Ann (Silence) Wieland died in 1919, and are both buried in Riverside on the land he homesteaded 51 years before.

The earliest burial was in 1895 and the oldest person buried to this date was age 96.  The cemetery continues to be used by local families as it serves the surrounding community.   The two unknown graves located in the far northeast corner of the cemetery were dug one night by what was assumed to possibly be gypsies who were passing through the area at that time.  At this time those buried are known only to God.

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There are three major parts to the information on this web page as prepared by Ken Tiahrt (tiahrt@montana.edu) with the generous assistance of the cemetery sexton and the photographer, Christin Bartels.  Any portion of this page may be freely copied by individuals and non-profit organizations for their private use.  Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other means requires written approval. 

1.  A Cemetery Map

The map of the cemetery showing the individual lots in relationship to the adjacent McCook County Roadway, 444th Avenue, gives the user a physical setting.  

2.  A List of Burials

A listing of the burials at Riverside Methodist Cemetery Section 20 – Grant Township McCook County, gives the individual names in alphabetic order.  This listing also gives the year of birth and year of death when available.

 3.  Photos of Grave Monuments

Each individual record is marked with the lot and plot number  The photo numbers are only for electronic matching.  Use your browser return icon to exit from a photo and go back to this page.

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Riverside Cemetery Burial Record as of 2013

Section  20  - Grant  Township - McCook  County - SD

Last Name First Name Birth Yr Death Yr Block Lot Plot Photo
Banning A  Family  Monument           229
Banning David 1850 1905 2 13 3 232
Banning Emma  E 1862 1944 2 13 2 231
Banning Harold 1917 1939 1 4 1 197
Bishop Amos  L 1972 1972 5 2 1 252
Bishop Arthur 1912 1978 5 3 2  
Boll Joseph  W 1926 1988 3 7 3 269
Boll Mary  Ann 1938   3 7 3 268
Cannon Gladas  S 1920 1921 2 4 2 243
Cannon Sarah  J 1881 1934 2 4 3 242
Cannon Zeb 1881 1974 2 4 1 244
Clausssen Anna  May  Knock 1917 2012 5 3 1 253
Clausssen Arthur  P 1912 1978 5 3 2 253
Currier A  Family  Monument           310
Currier baby     1 10 1  
Currier Cora  M 1870 1901 2 12 3 216
Currier Elsie 1899 1901 2 12 1 217
Currier Laura       1 10 2  
Currier Orrie 1894 1903 2 12 2 217
Currier Oscar 1841 1925 4 2 2 311
Currier Samantha  M 1846 1916 4 2 1 312
Davids Pearl  E 1878 1905 4 2 3 313 , 314
Debelts Ida  Tarrell 1876 1922 4 4 4 296
Dick Benhart 1926 1947 4 7 1 309
Dick Helena 1895 1986 4 7 3 308
Dick Peter  I 1884 1973 4 7 2 308
Edwards Albert 1876 1970 4 3 3 304
Edwards baby 1942 1942 4 3 4  
Edwards Mary 1879 1936 4 3 2 303
Edwards Retta  Lucile 1901 1904 4 3 1 302
Fischer Myrtle  Weiland 1892 1964 2 3 1 224
Gorden Julia  Estella 1884 1957 1 8 1 181
Gorden Velma  Lucile 1911 1911 1 8 3 182
Gorden Willmer  Arthur 1883 1951 1 8 2 181
Hanson Vernon  H 1911 1987 5 14 2 256
Hanson Viola  M 1912 2004 5 14 1 256
Henthorn A  Family  Monument           234
Henthorn Cynthia 1859 1936 2 14 1 235
Henthorn Fred 1858 1916 2 14 2 233
Hibbison A  Family  Monument           270
Hibbison Frank 1884 1943 3 8 1 273
Hibbison Mary  H 1881 1959 3 8 3 271
Hibbison Stanley 1908 1935 3 8 2 272
Hillary A  Family  Monument           213
Hillary Ed  1884 1949 2 1 3 212
Hillary Edward 1848 1919 2 1 2 215
Hillary Elizabeth 1854 1926 2 1 1 214
Hoffman Harold  E 1925 2002 1 5 5 196
Jackson Samuel  A 1835 1896 3 1 1 289 , 290
Johnson Henry  J 1910 1971 5 13 2 255
Johnson Mildred  Grace 1916 2010 5 13 1 255
Larsen Gwendolyn  McMartin 1899 1987 2 7 4 241
LCS baby     1 11 3  
Lewis David  E 1888 1974 5 11 2 254
Lewis Rachel  M 1913 1994 5 11 1 254
Lewis William  H 1872 1908 2 7 3 238
Mammenga baby  John  Jr 1938 1939 1 9 5 179
Mammenga John  J 1908 1961 4 8 1 322
Mammenga Lola  M 1919 2004 4 8 2 322
McMartin Frank 1869 1962 2 7 1 240
McMartin Martha 1870 1944 2 7 2 239
Moore Anna  Marie 1879 1955 2 2 1 223
Moore Clifford  A 1912 1999 3 6 1 265
Moore Clifford  Ray 1968 1982 6 2 1 257
Moore George  A 1878 1955 2 2 3 220
Moore Helen  Irene 1921 1922 2 2 2 221
Moore Viola  I 1916 1990 3 6 2 265
Ortman Brian  Leigh  M D 1955 1998 3 5 1 264
Ortman Nancy  Ellen 1956   3 5 2 264
Parry baby     4 1 3 321
Parry Edwin  A 1859 1935 3 9 2 277
Parry Eva  A 1881 1960 4 1 1 319
Parry Floyd  A 1885 1959 4 1 2 320
Parry Gwen  E 1925 1958 3 10 3 282
Parry Harold  J 1896 1948 3 9 4 280
Parry Ivan  D 1931 1945 3 9 3 278
Parry Jane  E 1900 1959 3 9 5 279
Parry Lawrence  C 1921 1969 3 10 4 281
Parry Rickie 1958 1958 3 10 2 283
Parry Ruth  S 1859 1934 3 9 1 276
Parry Timothy  Dean 1955 1957 3 10 1 284
Preston Alvin 1914 1942 4 4 1 297
Rumford Charley  W 1865 1952 3 7 2 266
Rumford Florence 1884 1961 3 7 1 267
Sandstrom Benny  A 1928 2005 4 6 3 306 , 305
Sandstrom Bonnie  J 1932   4 6 2 306
Sandstrom Roger 1957 1981 4 6 4 307
Sperling Louis  Carl 1887 1980 1 11 1 194
Sperling Caroline  Louise 1901 1975 1 11 2 194
Sperling Harry  E 1887 1967 1 6 1 193
Sperling Herman  N 1915 1999 1 6 4 192
Sperling Mary  M 1914 2011 1 6 2 192
Sperling Nancy 1890 1955 1 6 3 193
Tarrell Charles  Floyd 1943         245
Tarrell David  Glen 1942 2006 5 1 3  
Tarrell Dorothy  A 1918 1968 2 5 2 246
Tarrell Elizabeth  E 1890 1968 6 1 2 262
Tarrell Eugene  R 1928 1967 6 1 3 263
Tarrell Florence  Lillie 1902 1904 4 4 2 294
Tarrell George  C 1921 1990 6 10 2 261 , 260
Tarrell Gusta 1894 1986 4 4 5 301
Tarrell Harold  H 1919 1969 2 5 1 246
Tarrell Joyce  Ann 1946         245
Tarrell Lewis  W 1895 1966 6 1 1 262
Tarrell Lillian  Margaret 1930 2010 6 10 2 261
Tarrell Lucille 1908 1979 5 1 1 249
Tarrell Margaret  Ruth 1910 1911 4 4 3 295
Tarrell Martha  D 1857 1895 4 4 8 291 , 292
Tarrell Ray  M 1887 1968 4 4 6 301
Tarrell Russell  S 1945 1977 2 5 3 247
Tarrell T  Ward 1905 1996 5 1 2 249
Tarrell William  D 1852 1914 4 4 7 293
Terrill Clara  R 1864 1939 1 12 1 195
Terrill Samuel  H 1863 1927 1 12 2 204
Terrill William  J 1856 1933 1 12 3 195
Tieszen Irene  M 1923 2006 5 10 3 251
Tieszen Joe  D 1918 1970 5 10 2 250
Tieszen Leroy 1919 2006 5 10 1 251
Tieszen Wanda 1921 2003 5 10 4 250
Watson baby     1 9 6  
Watson Clifford  D 1909 1909 1 9 1 184
Watson Donald  E 1930 2006 2 10 3 211
Watson George  F 1874 1942 2 10 1 208
Watson Gilbert  Rolf 1910 2005 1 9 4 180
Watson Harley  L 1932 2003 1 9 7 178
Watson Joshua 1844 1927 2 9 2 218
Watson Mabel 1880 1964 2 10 2 208
Watson Mary 1849 1933 2 9 1 219
Watson Nancy  Elizabeth 1887 1980 1 9 2 185
Watson Pearl  E 1899 1986 2 10 5 209
Watson Thomas  Lewis 1885 1945 1 9 3 186
Watson Walter  L 1902 1984 2 10 4 210
Weiland A  Family  Monument           205
Weiland Benjamin  Roelf 1849 1929 2 11 2 206
Weiland Charles  Merle 1905 1905 2 8 3 228
Weiland Edmund  S 1881 1937 2 3 2 225
Weiland Gladys 1912 2006 6 3 2 258
Weiland Lester  William 1919 1956 2 6 1 248
Weiland Lyle 1911 1981 6 3 1 258
Weiland Mary  Jane 1856 1919 2 11 1 207
Weiland Nellie  Mahala 1882 1956 2 8 2 227
Weiland Roelf  Johnson 1879 1939 2 8 1 226
White A  Family  Monument           187
White A  Family  Monument           285
White A  Family  Monument           298
White Abraham 1848 1932 1 5 3 200
White baby     1 7 5  
White Benjamin  H 1891 1982 1 5 1 198
White Charlottil 1854 1895 1 5 4 202 , 203
White Eber  Wesley 1864 1945 3 2 3 287
White Edith  E 1903 1903 3 2 1 275
White Elnora  Blanch 1869 1930 1 7 1 191
White Ephrains  E 1866 1932 1 7 4 188
White Esther  Ruth 1912 1943 4 6 1 300
White Frances  A 1874 1970 3 2 4 286
White Henry  Winters 1831 1907 2 13 1 230
White Larry  D 1939 1992 6 7 1 259
White Margaret  M 1951   6 7 2 259
White Mary  E 1889 1962 1 5 2 199
White Minnie  A 1877 1952 1 7 3 189
White Nathaniel  W 1854 1934 1 7 2 190
White Oliver  E 1908 1929 3 2 2 288
White Samuel  Henry 1859 1905 3 3 1 274
White Walter  Henry 1899 1976 4 6 2 299