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History of South Dakota, Vol. 2
by Doane Robinson
B. F. Bowen & Co., Publisher
1904
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

LOUISE CAVALIER is a native of the city of Janesville, Wisconsin, and was reared and educated in Wisconsin, and in 1881 became identified with educational work among the Indians, having first been assigned to the Cheyenne agency, in Dewey county, this state, where she labored faithfully and acceptably for a long period. She accomplished a most noble work in the agency, where her services were such as to entitle them to perpetual recognition and commendation. She continued to be the principal teacher at the Cheyenne agency until 1895, when she was sent to an agency in Nebraska, where she was superintendent of the schools for the ensuing three years, at the expiration of which she was assigned by the department of the interior to her present position as principal of the Riggs Institute, the admirable Indian school at Flandreau, Moody county. South Dakota. She finds pleasure in her work, is kind and considerate and gains the affection of her pupils, and these are the elements which have contributed to the marked success which has been hers.



 

History of South Dakota, Vol. 2
by Doane Robinson
B. F. Bowen & Co., Publisher
1904
Contributed by Jim Dezotell

SAMUEL O. OVERBY, United States Indian trader and dealer in general merchandise at the Cheyenne Agency, in Dewey county, is a native of Norway, where he was born on the 20th of October, 1865, being a son of Ole and Aaste Overby, the former of whom was a prosperous farmer in Norway. The subject was reared in his native land and received his educational discipline in the excellent national schools, being graduated in the high school in December, 1883. In 1884 he emigrated to the United States and came at once to South Dakota, taking up his residence in Campbell county, engaging in the mercantile business in Mound City. He was for three years a member of the board of county commissioners and for two years served as postmaster of Mound City, while for one year he was incumbent of the office of county treasurer, by appointment, and by election served two years as register of deeds of the county. In 1900 he removed to Cheyenne Agency, where he has since been the United States Indian trader, having a well-equipped general merchandise establishment and dealing in hats, caps, clothing, hardware, drugs, boots and shoes, saddlery and harness, buggies, etc. In politics he is a stanch adherent of the Republican party and takes a lively interest in the party cause, and his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church, of which Mrs. Overby likewise is a devoted member.

At Mound City, Campbell county, on the 11th of June, 1894, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Overby to Miss Annie Amundson, and they have one child, Alfa, born July 2, 1899.

 

 

 

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