Corson County, South Dakota
Arthur Charles Fish, Jr.
Birth: July 10, 1917, at Thunderhawk, SD
Death: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at his home in Burbank
Marriage: Marjorie Blye (she d. Nov. 2006)
Parents: Arthur Sr. & Margaret Weber Fish
Military: U. S. Merchant Marines (WWII)
[Los Angeles Times, Oct. 11, 2011, Contributed by Eleanor Borkenhagen]
McLaughlin – Services for Mrs. John (Rachel Bradley) Flaherty, 67, will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the United Church of Christ here with the Rev. Ralph Sayler officiating. Burial will be in the McLaughlin City Cemetery. She died Jan. 25 at Mission, Tex. Friends may call at the Kesling Chapel Monday night and then at the church one hour before the service on Tuesday. Mrs. Flaherty was born on May 19, 1906 in Mahnomen Township in Norman County, Minn. The family moved to a farm near Conde in 1911 and then to a farm southeast of McLaughlin. She married Guilford E. Young on Dec. 22, 1923 at Aberdeen. They lived in McLaughlin until retiring in 1949 when they moved to Pierre. Mr. Young died in 1954. She married John Flaherty on July 12, 1956 at Ft. Pierre. They lived there and at Rapid City and moved to McAllen, Tex. in 1967. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Guilford E. Young Jr.; McLaughlin; James G. Young, Pierre; one brother, Leslie Bradley, Woodburn, Ore.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her first husband, one sister and two brothers. [Aberdeen American News (Aberdeen, SD) – Sunday, January 27, 1974]
Residence: Sun City, AZ
Death: Friday, May 16, 2003 (Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City)
Birth: July 17, 1940 (Lebanon, SD)
Parents: George & Margie Griese
Life facts: Grew up on farm by Gettysburg; graduated Gettysburg High School; U.S. Air Force after graduation; retired from Air National Guard in 1989.
Marriage: Karen (March 21, 1964)
Burial: Onida Cemetery, Onida, South Dakota
[Memorial Folder of Johnetta Evenson Lee; Submitted by Jacque McDonnell]
Johnetta Evenson Lee
Birth: Sep. 2, 1904 (southern Hyde County, SD)
Parents: John & Elsie Evenson
Death: May 23, 2003 (Highmore Healthcare Center, Highmore, SD)
Age: 98y 8m 21d
Locations: to Highmore at age 5
Education: Highmore schools, Aberdeen Normal School.
Occupation: rural school teacher (3 years); cashier/bookkeeper at McLaughlin Co. Store (18 years); owned/operated grocery and hardware sections of store.
Marriage; Henry Lee, 1941. He d. 1974
[Memorial Folder; Submitted by Jacque McDonnell]
While walking along the Milwaukee railroad tracks, near Thunder Hawk, Clinton Robb, a farm hand enployed near Thunder Hawk, was struck by Milwaukee passenger No. 18, the fast coast train, and killed. Robb is said to have been in an intoxicated condition at the time. He was 40 years old and a native of Indianapolis, but nothing could be learned regarding his relatives or family. [Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News, Thursday, April 27, 1916]
Eleanor C. Van Wagoner
Death: May 13, 2009 (Sierra Valley Rehabilitation Center, Porterville, CA)
Birth: June 18, 1912 (Mahto, SD)
Other: raised in Worthington, MN; 11th of 12 children, survived them all.
Education/Occupation: College of Commerce, 1944, diploma as medical lab technician. Worked at this occupation during WWII.
Marriage: Parley Van Wagoner (1948). He d. 1954. Met while she was visiting family in Glendale, CA.
Celebration of Life: June 6, Springville Community Church, Springville, CA.
[Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2009; Contributed by Eleanor Borkenhagen]
Guilford E. (Gil) Young, Jr.
McLaughlin – The funeral for Guilford E. (Gil) Young, Jr., 63, McLaughlin, will be at 11 a.m. (MST) Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, McLaughlin, with the Rev. Keith Kreitzer officiating. Burial will be in the McLaughlin City Cemetery under the direction of Larson’s Funeral Home, Mobridge. A family service will be at Larson’s Memorial Chapel, McLaughlin. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) Friday at Larson’s Funeral Home, Mobridge, and from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. (MST) at ?Larson’s Memorial Chapel, McLaughlin. He died Monday, Nov. 30, 1987, at MedCenter One, Bismarck, N.D. Guilford E. (Gil) Young Jr. was born Sept. 30, 1924, at McLaughlin to Guilford E. Young, Sr. and Rachael (Bradley) Young. He spent most of his childhood in McLaughlin and graduated from McLaughlin High School in 1942. He attended South Dakota State University for a short time before returning to McLaughlin to help his family farm. In 1947, he took over his father’s farm. He married Zona Schreiber on Oct. 21, 1950, at Aberdeen. Following their marriage they made their home in McLaughlin and in 1952 he began his farm implement business, Young Incorporated. He was still actively involved in running the implement business and farming at the time of his death. He and his uncle, Eugene Young, also started one of the early pivotal irrigation systems on Lake Oahe. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the church council. He was a member of Yelduz Shrine Temple, McLaughlin Masonic Lodge No. 185 A.F. and A.M. and served as the lodge’s past master. He was a charter member of the McLaughlin Lion’s Club, was a past fire chief of the McLaughlin Fire Department, a past city council member, a charter member of the S.D. Wheat Producers and was a past president of that organization. He was a member of McLaughlin Farmers Union Association and had served on the McLaughlin Hospital Board. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jerry, McLaughlin; Arthur and Thomas, both of Aberdeen; one daughter, Mrs. James (Jill) Stephenson, Aberdeen; one brother, James Young, McAllen, Texas; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents. Casketbearers will be Jerry, Arthur, Thomas and Michael Young, James Stephenson and Ronald Anderson. The organist will be Jennifer Olson. Special music will be provided by Lorraine Hier and Edward Schock. [Aberdeen American News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, December 3, 1987]
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