South Dakota

Fall River County, South Dakota

Obituaries and Death Notices


Anderson, Maj. A. R.

Clark, W. H.

Eastman, William

Foreman, Michael

Gulbranson, Ole E.

Hawley, Gen. J. B.

Kittredge, A. B.

Lucas, Sophronia

Montgomery, Mrs. G. W.

Sargent, Charles Henry

Thinglestad, Oscar




Class of 1865 - CHARLES HENRY SARGENT. B. Oct. 22, 1844, Lanesville, Gloucester, Mass. Engineer. D. Nov. 11, 1912, Hot Springs, So. Dakota.

Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

Atwater Republican (Atwater, MN), May 30, 1895
Gen. J. B. Hawley, assistant secretary of the treasury under President Hayes
and six years a member of the congress from Illinois, died suddenly at Hot Springs, S. D.
Submitted by Robin Line

Aberdeen Daily News (9 Apr. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. G. W. Montgomery, a prominent Hot Springs woman, died recently at that place, aged 44 years, 5 months and 6 days. She had been a resident of Fall River county since 1886 and was prominent in the social, religious and business circles of that section of the state.

Iowa State Bystander (25 Nov. 1898)

Maj. A. R. Anderson died at Hot Springs, S.D., recently as a result of blood poisoning contracted while at the Grand Army encampment at Cincinnati. Major Anderson lived for many years at Sidney, Iowa, and was prominent in politics, defeating Col. Hepburn for one term of congress in a contest that was memorable.

Aberdeen American (5 Aug. 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Ole E. Gulbranson, formerly of Manchester and later of De Smet, died at the Soldiers Home in Hot Springs.

Aberdeen American (12 Mar. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The funeral of W. H. Clark, who died at Hot Springs, S.D., Friday, will be held this afternoon at the Baptist church, at 2:30, the Rev. McMasters officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Aberdeen Daily News (21 Aug. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The body of William Eastman, aged 73, who died at the National sanitarium at Hot Springs, where he had been for treatment, was sent to relatives in Omaha. He was a civil war veteran and death was caused by cardiac dilation.

Aberdeen Daily News (21 Aug. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Burial was made Sunday of Michael Foreman, an inmate of the state Soldiers Home at Hot Springs, and one of the best known and most popular of the veterans there. As a boy he worked on an Ohio river transport and was known as Commodore at the home. He was born at Easton, Pa., in 1840 and came to the Home five years ago from Alchua, Fla.

Aberdeen Daily News (10 Sept. 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ

HOT SPRINGS, S. D., Sept. 5. - Mrs. Sophronia Lucas, wife of ex-Congressman Lucas, commandant of the Soldiers Home in this city, died at the home of her daughter at Garner, Iowa, Thursday from cancer. She was at the time of her death matron of the Soldiers Home and department treasurer of the Woman's Relief Corps of this state. She was greatly beloved by all the inmates of the home and a wide circle of friends throughout the city and state. Memorial services will be held for her at the home on Sunday.

Memorial Folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Oscar Thingelstad was born April 21, 1912, in rural Hyde County, South Dakota, to Peter Nelson and Enga (Nygaard) Thingelstad and died December 16, 2003, at the Vets Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota, at the age of 91 years, seven months and 25 days.

He received his education in rural Hyde County schools. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He served in the military during World War II, stationed in the Aleutin Islands, Marshall Islands, Phillipines and Okinowa. He received the Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster and a Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars.

He was united in marriage to Esther Thorstad on October 4, 1946, in Highmore, South Dakota. He farmed and did carpenter work for many years. He served as Hyde County Director of Equalization for many years. He moved to the Vet's Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota, following his wife's death in 1998. In 2002, he was recognized by the Frank Vopat American Legion with a Freedom Fighter Award. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Frank Vopat American Legion Post, Royal Neighbors of America and the Golden Age Club. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Interment: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

(note: information on survivors was omitted)

Ex-Senator from South Dakota in Critical Condition at Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 27 -- That ex-Senator A. B. Kittredge, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who came to Hot Springs ten days ago suffering from an attack of jaundice, is in a critical condition is admitted tonight. But little hope is entertained for his ultimate recovery.
Oregonian - April 28, 1911 - Transcribed and Contributed by: Frances Cooley


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