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William Quiggley
Whitewood, Lawrence, S. D.
Acting President George V. Ayres of the Society of Black Hills Pioneers, Paul Rewman, secretary, and a number of its members went to Whitewood yesterday afternoon and attended the funeral of their late brother member, William Quiggley, who passed away in that city Wednesday. The masonic quartette of Deadwood also went to Whitewood to sing a few selections at the services. The people form the county in which deceased had lived for so many years generally attened the funeral.
The Weekly Pioneer-Times, May 29, 1924, page 2 Deadwood, (Black Hills), S.D.
Submitted by Robin Line

LeRoy Winfield Irving
LeRoy Irving, 21, married, died yesterday at the Homestake Hospital from infected sinuses and complications. He was employed by the Homestake Mining company as motorman on the 700 foot level. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
LeRoy Winfield Irving was born February 6, 1903 in Lead. He was educated in the public schools of this city, and grew to manhood here. He had been ill but three weeks previous to his death.
He is survived by his wife and 18 months old child, father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irving, of this city, six sisters, Mrs. Carl Newman, of Rapid City; Mrs. J.N. Mattson, of Butte, Mont.; Mrs. F.B. McConnaughy of Dayton, O.; Mrs. L.E. Wurtzbaugh of Lead; Mrs. Victor Pine, of Lead; Mrs. Everett Nelson, of Deadwood; and a brother, Wallace Irving of Lead.
Deceased was a member of the W. O. W. order.-Call.
The Weekly :Pioneer-Times, May 29, 1924, page 1 Deadwood (Black Hills) S. D.
Submitted by Robin Line

Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia Oates
Lead, Lawrence, S. D.
Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia Oates died Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m., at her home at 720 Sawyer street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at Christ Episcopal church, Dr. George Richardson officiating. Interment will be made in South Lead Cemetery.
Mrs. Oates, nee Harding, was born November 5, 1884, in Glamorganshire, South Wales. She was married in 1902, Christmas day, to Nicholas Oates. She came to Lead in 1913, following her husband who had arrived a few years before. Preceding her demise, she had been very ill for five years with tuberculosis.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Stanley of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Frank Platt of Lead; Morgan of Detroit, Mich. and Vivian of Lead.-Call
The Weekly Pioneer-Times, May 29, 1924, page2 Deadwood (Black Hills) S.D.
Submitted by Robin Line

Mrs. Wolff Fink
Estimable Lead Women Pass Away
Mrs. Wolff Fink died Sunday at the Homestake hospital, where she had been taken following a paralytic stroke a few weeks ago. Funeral services will be held from the family home, 408 Main street, at 2 p. m. Tuesday, S. Jacobs of Deadwood, conducting the Jewish burial service there and at the grave in M.t Moriah cemetery, Deadwood, where she is to be interred.
Mrs. Fink was born in Grodno, Russia, in 1861. In 1880 she was married in that city. Mr Fink came to America in 1882, settling at Deadwood and the following year moved to Lead, where he has built up a prosperous jewelry business. Mrs. Fink followed Mr. Fink to America tin 1884, and has resided continuously here since that time.
Nine years ago she stricken with blindness, but previous to that time had taken an active interest in the club and social life of this community.
She is survived by her husband and son Louis and wife, and relatives in Europe. She was a member of the Degree of Honor and Royal Neighbor orders.
Pallbearers will be S. Jacobs, Charles Zoellner, Sam Schwarzwald, Adolph Fishel, Abe Blumenthal and George Stein. Relatives request that no flowers be sent.
The Weekly Pioneer-Times, May 29, 1924, page2 Deadwood (Black Hills) S.D.
Submitted by Robin Line

From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Birth: January 15, 1947 (Ontario, CA)
Parents: W. T. & Iva Roberts
Marriage: Robert McKelvey (July 17, 1966, New Ulm, MN). One son.
Death: December 21, 1988 (Hand co. Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age: 41yrs 11 mos 6 ds
Funeral: Friday, December 23, 1988
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Locations: Spearfish, Highmore, Gann Valley, Wessington, Hecla, Interior (SD); Sawyer, ND.
Organizations/Civic: United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle, Highmore Civic League, Order of the Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter 133 and Wessington No. 19
Preceded in death by: father.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Birth: Dec. 3, 1969 (Gregory, SD)
Baptism: Church of Christ
Parents: Michael & Dona Jean (Hamlin) Newton
Death: February 22, 1989
Age: 19 yrs 2 mos 19 ds
Funeral: Monday, February 27, 1989 (Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: attended Capitol University (Pierre, SD)
Occupation: Highmore Nursing Home
Organizations/Civic/Hobbies: student manager of girls' basketball, drama, FHA, FBLA, Hisodak, debate, VP of Student Council, honor student, Miss Highmore 1987, Church of Christ
Preceded in death by: Gordon Hamlin (grandfather), three cousins

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Birth: June 3, 1905 (Panora, Iowa)
Parents: Joe and Mary (Sherman) Gallogly
Death: February 11, 1989 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 83 yrs 8 mos 8 ds
Funeral: Tuesday, February 14, 1989 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Holabird schools
Occupations: farm labor, brick/steel construction (Lead, SD); rancher; retired 1970.
Military: Drafted (Army, April 6, 1942). Attained rank of Sergeant, in charge of post bakery.
Locations: from Iowa to Hyde co., SD (1907); to near Holabird (1909); Douglas Township after military service; retired to Highmore (1970)
Other: Suffered heavy loss in prairie fire (September 1947). Wintered in Yuma, AZ.
Preceded in death by: parents; Lottie Jeffers, Minnie Forman (sisters); Glen (brother)

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

Source: The Alpena Journal, Alpena, South Dakota
Sent in by Carole Dick
Hartt Researcher

LAURA (BEALS) HARTT, wife of Rev. Albert Hartt of Alpena, South Dakota was born in Blaine, Maine, on Sept. 18, 1879. She passed away at the Methodist hospital in Mitchell, S.D., on October 5, 1943, after an illness of 5 years. She received her education in the Blaine public school and Ricker Junior
College, Houlton, Maine. She then taught school for three years in the public schools of Aroostook Co. Maine.
On Christmas Day, 1900, she was united in marriage to Rev. Albert Hartt, and immediately thereafter took the position which she faithfully filled for forty-three years as mistress of her parsonage home. Eight of these years were lived in Maine, and thirty-five of them in South Dakota. Arriving in the State in November 1908, her first home was in Selby, S. D. Subsequently she lived in Britton, Lead and Redfield. During the two years in which her husband served in the First World War as chaplain, Mrs. Hartt and family lived in Mitchell, S.D. Following the war the family was stationed at Pierre. Subsequent
pastorates were at Groton, Doland, Hecla, and Miller. Two years ago, in feeble health, Mrs. Hartt entered at Alpena, her last parsonage home.
Death came to her peacefully at the end of two months stay in the hospital at Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, two sons, James C. of Huron, S.D. and Julian N. of New Haven, Conn.; two daughters: Mrs. A. L. Hutchinson of Lexington, KY, and Betty of Alpena, Four grandchildren survive her and also four brothers and two sisters.

While leading his cow home from pasture Peter Lundgren of Deadwood SD had the rope wrapped around his wrist, and got along very well until the animal balked and threw him to the ground and dragged him to death.

Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, November 18, 1908
Contributed by Veneta McKinney

Noted Female Character of the Northwest Passes Away
Transcribed by Genealogy Trails staff (Peggy Thompson)

Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 1 - The noted female character "Calamity Jane," who has been known on the frontier since 1870 died today at Terry, eight miles from Deadwood, of inflamation of the bowels. She had requested that she be buried in Mount Moriah cemetery, at Deadwood, beside "Wild Bill" Hickcok, who was murdered here in 1876. Her name was Mrs. Jane Burke and her last husband, much younger than she, is said to be in Denver. A married daughter is in North Dakota, but the woman refused to give her address and referred to an estrangement. (The Wichita Daily Eagle, (Wichita, Kansas), front page, August 2, 1903)

Aberdeen American (2 May 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. Solomon West, aged about 47 years, died at her home in Savo township, this county, on Tuesday night, April 28th. For about a year and one-half, says the Frederick Free Press, she was confined to her bed with that most horrible of all diseases, cancer. She left a husband and five children.

Aberdeen American (7 July 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Sioux Falls, July 6. - Rev. Wesley D. Atwater, who died recently in California at the age of 70, was one of the pioneer clergymen of the Black Hills and was known to thousands of residents of the western section of the state. He was exceedingly popular as pastor of the Methodist churches at Central City, Terraville, Custer, Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Whitewood and other places in the Black Hills. He was the father of Harry P. Atwater, mayor of Sturgis, who is the republican nominee for congress in the Third congressional district of South Dakota.

Aberdeen American (1 Sept. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Aberdeen friends of State Highway Engineer Frank S. Peck will learn with regret of the recent bereavement to the state official in the death of his mother, who died at her home in Deadwood, in the morning of August 29.

Aberdeen Daily News (12 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The death of Thomas Shannon occurred at White House at Deadwood. He was 79 years of age. His death is believed to have been due to heart failure. A widow and family of children survive. The remains will be taken to Whitewood for burial.

Aberdeen Daily News (11 Sept. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

St. Onge - After an illness of two years, Mrs. Melvina Benoit, an old-time resident of this section, is dead here at her home. Mrs. Benoit was 59 years of age.

Aberdeen Daily News (28 June 1910) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Lead, June 28. - An accidental fall through a windlass hole in the Golden Gate workings of the Homestake mine, resulted in the death of John Fitzwater, aged 26, a miner who recently came here from Idaho. Fitzwater, with companions, had been blasting and is supposed to have made a mis-step, tumbling twenty-five feet and landing on the back of his head, crushing his skull.

Aberdeen Daily News (2 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

News was received at Lead of the death of A. G. McShane at Columbia, Cal. Deceased was one of the pioneers of the Black Hills, coming to that country in 1876. He lived for a number of years at Lead, then moving to Deadwood and later to Rapid City. He was interested in a number of mining propositions in the vicinity of Lead and was well known and liked by everyone in the Black Hills.

Aberdeen Daily News (8 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Martin Shavors, a miner employed at the DeSmet mine near Lead lost his life while assisting in placing some large timbers to hold up some bad ground. The roof above him caved in and completely covered him in the mass of rock. When he was released he was found to be dead. He was a single man and was 29 years of age. The remains were laid away at the Catholic cemetery at Deadwood.

Aberdeen Daily News (10 Sept. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Deadwood - Heart trouble caused the sudden death of Max Fishel, one of this city's best known business men. Mr. Fishel lived alone and was discovered in a dying condition at midnight. A physician was summoned, but Mr. Fishel passed away almost immediately. He was 54 years of age and came to Deadwood in 1877.

Aberdeen Daily News (16 Feb. 1903) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Deadwood - Al Turner, who shot and killed E. M. Dunlap at Lead, February 3d, died at Alliance, Neb., from the effects of the bullet wound inflicted by William Silverdollar, the quarter breed Indian who captured him. Turner lived a week after being shot. His relatives reside in Texas. He admitted the killing of Dunlap, claiming self defense. He said he was unarmed at the time Silverdollar shot him. Silverdollar is being held.

Chicago Daily Tribune, February 2, 1879
submitted by a friend of free genealogy

FRANKENBURGH -- In Deadwood, D.T., Jan. 24, Alex Frankenburgh, age 21 years.
Funeral will take place from the residence of Isadore Goldstine, 685 Wabash-av., Sunday, Feb. 2, at 1 o'clock p.m.

New York Times, December 14, 1880
Submitted by a friend of free genealogy

William H. H. Brainerd, an editorial writer for the Daily Pioneer, of Deadwood, Dakota Territory, died Sunday night, of inflammation of the bowels. He was about 40 years old. He was formerly a field correspondent of the Herald, and for four years city editor of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. He was also Chief of the Fire Department of that city. Recently he was editor of the Sidney (Neb.) Telegraph and the Custer City Chronicle; was a Postmaster, a Mason; served four years in the Army, and was mustered out as Lieutenant-Colonel of the one Hundred and Thirty-seventh New-York State Volunteers. It is not known where his relatives are. He was born at Binghamton, N. Y.

Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 87, 1880
Submitted by a friend of free genealogy.
NORRIS-- Suddenly at Deadwood, D.T., George T. Norris, oldest son of George H. Norris, of Spring Garden, Fla., and brother of Mrs. Dr. Cameron, of this city.
Remains will be brought home to Ottawa for interment.

New York Times, July 31, 1881
submitted by a friend of free genealogy
BERLIN- Suddenly, at Deadwood, Dakota Territory, C. Clifford Berlin, in the 20th year of his age.
His remains will be taken to GreenWood Cemetery.

New York Times, May 23, 1882
submitted by a friend of free genealogy
PENNELL -- At Deadwood, D.T., on the 20th inst., the Rev. George C. Pennell, S.T.D., in the 51st year of his age.

Chicago Daily Tribune, December 22, 1887
submitted by a friend of free genealogy
B. G. Caulfield
Deadwood, Dak., Dec. 21. -- [Special.] -- The funeral of Bernard G. Caulfield took place today. Mrs. Caulfield arrived from St. Louis yesterday. Solemn high requiem mass was sung this morning from 9 to 10 at the Catholic church, to which place the remains had been removed, Father Rosen, with Fathers Metzgar and Welch as deacon and sub-deacon respectively, officiating. The funeral sermon was preached by Father Metzger. The entire bar of Deadwood, with representatives from Lendville, Central, Sturgis, and Rapid City, and many other prominent citizens of the community were present. The pall-bearers were Daniel McLaughlin, D. Casson, N. G. Bennett, E. Van Cise, W. E. Church, W. C. Kingsley, W. H. Parker, and T. L. Skinner of the bar. Immediately after the services at the church the remains, accompanied by the relatives of the deceased and members of the bar, were taken to the railroad depot whence they were sent today at 12 o'clock to St.Louis for burial without further ceremony. The committee of the bar accompanying the remains were E. Van Cise, T. L. Skinner, W. R. Steel, and A. E. Frank.

Unknown Newspaper, July 14, 2003
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Residence: Spearfish, Pierre formerly
Date of Death: Saturday, July 12, 2003
Funeral: Carlsen& Aldinger Funeral Home, Spearfish
Marriage: Theresa Margaret Cowan Gregg

The Highmore (SD) Herald
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


Funeral: Dec. 29, 2005, Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, Rapid City, SD
Born: May 9, 1940, Gregory, SD
Died: Dec. 24, 2005, cancer
Age: 65 yrs 6 mos 15 ds
Parents: Neal & Donna (Fulwider) Slaughter
Education/Occupation: graduate Gregory HS, Wayne State College (Wayne, NE). Taught high school math, track coach, girls' golf  coach.
Marriage:  1) Allen Whiting 2) Dick Houser

Unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


Residence: Spearfish
Birth: Nov. 6, 1916 (Hand co., SD)
Parents: Al & Carrie (McLoud) Johnson
Marriage: 1) Alfred Syring, April 18, 1942, Omaha, NE (he died Mar. 1954) 2) John Williams
Burial of Ashes: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD


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