Yankton County South Dakota


Yankton County Newspaper Data


from "Dakota", Compiled by O. H. Holt, 1885



Dakota Freie Presse, Rep.......Yankton

Dakota Herald, Dem............ Yankton

Dakota Outlook (semi-mo.)... . Yankton
Press and Dakotaian (daily), Rep. Yankton
Press and Dakotaian, Rep....... Yankton

The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; September 6, 1893

Yankton, SD

(Transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

 Minnie B. Sawyer 

Minnie B. Sawyer was found dead in her bed at Yankton, S. D., having been brutally murdered by some unknown person or persons. She was strangled by a gingham waist tied about her neck and twisted in a hard knot under her ear, while her hands were held.


Aberdeen (SD) Daily News
April 4, 1896

Yankton, S. D., April 4--John Wiggins, a war veteran and wealthy farmer, suicided on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River near here. He jumped over the bluff into what he supposed was deep water, but it was only two feet deep, and he then shot himself through the head with a revolver and was found sitting upright in the water.

Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, Tuesday, Aug 18, 1914
A Yankton man, Seymour Morrison, went to Fargo on a business trip, and while there was attacked and robbed by a negro. The robber got $22, and Morrison got a deep gash in the face, inflicted by a knife in the hands of the robber.

Yankton County
Dies on Way to Klondike
L. C. Gorsuch, in Well Known South Dakota Railway Man, Is Drowned
Yankton, South Dakota, November 24.-- A letter just received here by L. E. Hesla from Henry Sogan, of Yarker, who is on his way home from Alaska, corroborates the story circulated a month ago to the effect that L. C. Gorsuch, an engineer who formerly ran a train between Yankton and Centerville on Northwestern, and who left here last March for Alaska, had lost his life by drowning in the Copper River. The fatal accident occurred on the 30th of September last. He with four others were on their return to the United States and were traveling by boat down the river. They had reached a series of rapids, of which there are five in number, when it was decided to "line" the boat over them. This is accomplished by means of a long rope attached to the boat, one man remaining in to guide, the others on the bank holding the rope and walking along the bank.
Mr. Gorsuch was the man who remained in the boat. The first of the rapids were safely passed, but in attempting the second the boat was capsized and Mr. Gorsuch was swept away, his companions being utterly helpless to render him any assistance. Mr. Gorsuch was well known in railroad circles throughout the state.
Sioux City Journal - November 25, 1898
Transcribed and contributed by: AFOFG


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