South Dakota

McCook County, South Dakota



Clark, Ward E.

Davidson, Edith

Todd, Isaac J.

Wickenhagen, Blanche Samp



Aberdeen Daily News (20 June 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ
SALEM, S.D., June 20. - Miss Edith Davidson is dead from injuries received by the overturning of a carriage on Wednesday in which she was riding. At fist it was thought she escaped without injury, but yesterday morning she began to fail. She was very popular, and her death casts a gloom over a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Aberdeen American (2 Dec. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Parker, Dec. 1. - Ward E. Clark, son of Dr. Clark, died Thursday evening in the doctor's office, at Montrose, S. D. He had two of his fingers crushed in a corn sheller and was taken to Montrose for surgical treatment. He died while the anaesthetic was being administered. It is stated that it was administered by a non-professional acting as the doctor's assistant. Ward Clark was 25 years of age and is survived by a wife and two small children.

Aberdeen Daily News 29 October 1920

Contributed by Rita Bergendahl


Isaac J. Todd, father of Mrs. Paul Yerka? Of Aberdeen, died Sunday in Sioux Falls. Mr. Todd suffered from heart disease and was stricken upon the street while going down town. Mr. Todd was an early resident of Salem, S.. D., in McCook county being in the real estate business there many years. Mr. Todd had frequently visited in Aberdeen and was well known to many businessmen of this city. He was a member of the Masonic order.

Unknown South Dakota Newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


Funeral services were held February 18, 2006 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa, for Blanche Wickenhagen of Cleghorn, Iowa. Rev. Don Meyer officiated and burial will be at a later date in Liberty Cemetery in rural Meriden, Iowa.
Blanche Samp was born March 6, 1915, in Spencer, SD, to William and Louisa (McDaniel) Samp and died February 16,2006 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 10 days.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.
She was united in marriage to William Latuska in 1941. He passed away in 1942 in a farming accident. To this union was born a daughter, Ardyce.
She was married to Estel R. Wickenhagen in June 1950, in Nevada, Mo. She had worked at the Cleghorn Library for a few years. She had lived in the Cleghorn and Meriden, Iowa, area for 55 years.
She loved to garden, do quilting, crossword puzzles, bake cookies and spend time with her family.
Survivors include: two daughters, Ardyce Skaggs of Cherokee, IA, and Bonnie Van Veldhuizen of Germantown, MD, one son, Don and Joanne Wickenhagen of Hospers, IA; eight grandchildren, Bill and Jill Barritt, Carrie and Mike Smeltzer, Jay and Aimee Barritt, Andy Skaggs, Eric and Kelly Van Veldhuizen, Alyssa Van Veldhuizen, Emily and Scott Winters and Heidi Wickenhagen; six great-grandchildren, Jake and Ben Barritt, Nick, Brett and Jennifer Barritt and Zoe Winters; one sister, Stella Fredrickson of Cherokee, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Richard Hamlin, Wayne Hamlin and Elaine Ashdown of Highmore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Jan. 31, 1963; a son, Roger Wickenhagen in 2002; three brothers; and six sisters.


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