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 Daily News (4 May 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mrs. David R. Summers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Americus Thompson of Creston, lost a race with death. Stricken with a dangerous ailment members of the family hurried her from the ranch of her husband near Sturgis with the intention of taking her to a Sturgis hospital for treatment. She died while enroute from her home to the hospital. She is survived by her husband and two children.
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Born: May 16, 1898 (Marble Rock, IA)
Parents: Louis & Margaret (Homeier) Carbiener
Died: December 28, 1986 (Miller, SD)
Age: 88 years 7 months 12 days
Locations lived: Moscow, Idaho; Meade co., SD; Mora, MN; returned to SD in 1919 to north of Highmore.
Marriage: Frances Weber, September 29, 1925 (Marion, SD)
Occupations: helped run Hill Hotel (40 years), Postmaster
Baptism & Confirmation: Catholic, July 1985.