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Aberdeen Daily News (3 June 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Corsica, S. D., June 3. - Alexandria Canova, an Italian who has been working with a surfacing gang between here and Stickney, died in a box car in which the men were living, of pneumonia, after an illness of nine days, aged about 25 years.

Aberdeen Daily News (26 Feb. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Delmont - Paul Jassman, an aged pioneer of Douglas county, died here of paralysis. He was a prosperous farmer and leaves a wife and son and nine daughters. The deceased was 83 years of age.

Aberdeen American (25 Mar. 1910) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The remains of Ella Hawk were sent to Armour last night where the funeral will take place today. The death occurred Thursday at the St. Luke's hospital.

Henry Republican, Henry, IL, April 15 1915
Obituary of Mrs. Mary Hayes Lombard


William ("Uncle Billy") Hayes was a downeast Yankee, coming to Milo township, Bureau county in 1853, where he purchased several hundred acres of fine farming land. The family consisted of the old gentleman and wife, two married sons and their families and an unmarried daughter, Miss Mary, born in 1831; all lived in a medium sized log house. Two or three years afterward Rev. Benjamin Lombard, with his wife, three sons and two daughters, came from the state of Maine, and the old gentleman bought a half section of land in Saratoga township, Marshall county. An attachment was formed between George, the oldest and the Lombard sons, and Mary Hayes, which culminated in marriage and the bride was taken into the family home to begin the married life. The younger son, Charles K. Lombard, had previously married, and there in a small farm house lived and wrought amicably and in perfect harmony three families. The old man and wife, an unmarried son and daughter, the two young married couples and their children; no such cases before or since ever came to our knowledge as of these Hayes and Lombard families. The aged pioneers, their sons and daughters have all some time since passed into eternity except Mrs. Mary Hayes Lombard, who departed this life near Armour, S. D. on Wednesday of last week and was buried from the family home of her niece and nephew Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Nevitt, in Bradford on last Sunday. No better, purer, braver, loving, devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend ever lived than this, our long-time neighbor and friend. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Elk of this city, proud to have known and loved her, drove out there to the funeral services.

The Daily Plainsman
Huron, South Dakota
Sunday, February 25, 1962


Pierre - Funeral services were held Feb. 19 in the Congregational Church at Pierre for Major W. J. (Jim) Hughes, 48, who was killed in an auto accident near Midland Feb. 15 on Highway 14.
The Rev. E. H. Hirrschoff officiated at the services and burial was made in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Ft. Meade. Widdoss Funeral Home, Pierre, was in charge of arrangements.
Honorary pallbearers were Major General Homer E. Jensen, Rapid City; Col. K. R. Scurr, Col. Will G. Robinson, Lt. Col. Howard Van Camp, all of Pierre; Lt. Col. John J. Steele, Rapid City; Lt. Col. Richard Cropp, and Lt. Col. Warren Prostrollo, Mitchell. Active were Capt. John P. Dewell, Major Homer Harding, Capt. Donald Rounds, and Capt. Robert L. Nystrom.
Full military rites were conducted at the graveside. An honor guard officiated at the Pierre service.
Hughes was born March 9, 1913 at Colome. He was married to Jane Stone, Detroit, Mich. in 1945 at Armour. Major Hughes had served in the National Guard since 1940 and was presently executive officer of 147th Battalion in Pierre and had maintained his home in Pierre after his transfer to Rapid City.
He was a member of the VFW, had served as chairman for Hughes County Red Cross , and was first vice president of the South Dakota National Guard at the time of his death. Hughes was a member of the Masonic order and was active in the Christian Science Church.
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Linda and Christina, his mother, Mrs. Florence Hughes, Rapid City; a brother, Floyd, Clearfield, Utah; three sisters, Mrs. A. Naeve, Mrs. R. Duffek, and Mrs. M. Goodolen, all of Rapid City.

The Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman Tuesday, October 25, 1966


Harrold - The funeral service for Paul R. Lien, 84, Mitchell, formerly of Harrold, was held Friday at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Carl Borgwardt officiating. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery.
Lien died Oct. 18 in a Mitchell hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1881, in Yankton County, Lien married Edna Smith at Corsica in 1907. They moved to Harrold in 1913 where he barbered and farmed. They moved to Mitchell 12 years ago and operated a rug weaving business.
Survivors include his widow; one son, Donald J., Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Milleu, Vicksburg, Miss.; Mrs. Blanche Hilman, Mitchell; Mrs. Charles Marso, Harrold; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


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