Yankton County South Dakota


Obituaries & Death Notices


The Avant Courier (Bozeman, MT.), September 13, 1871, page 1
Mr. M. G. McBride one of the oldest and most respectable citizens of Yankton, died suddenly at that place on the 18th ult.
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CHARLES SECCOMBE. Born, June 10, 1817, Salem, Mass. Son of Thomas and Polly (James) Seccombe. Graduated Union Theological Seminary, 1850. Pastor, St. Anthony's Falls, Minn., 1850-66; business, Northfield, Minn., 1866-67; pastor, Zumbrota, Minn., 1867-68; teacher, Northfield, Minn., 1868-70; pastor, Francestown, N.H., 1871-73; Strahmburg, Neb., 1873-81; Springfield, S.D., 1881-98.

Class of 1863 - EDWIN GREEN. Born, Nov. 17, 1838, Pittsfield, N.H. Son of Sherburne and Abigail Locke (Saunders) Green. Fitted at Thetford, Vt., Academy, and at Hopkinton, N.H. Left college in 1862, but was granted the degree of A.B. in 1865, after meritorious service in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in the 9th N.H. Vols., June 18, 1862; was Serg. Maj., July 24, 1862; Second Lieut., Sept. 29, 1862; First Lieut., Mar. 1, 1863; Capt., Nov. 1, 1864; served in 9th Army Corps (Burnside's) throughout, in every march, skirmish and battle up to July 30, 1864, when he was wounded at Petersburg; was mustered out June 10, 1865. After the war he studied law in Concord, N.H., and Albany, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1866; practiced in Chicago, 1867-74; engaged in journalism on the Chicago Evening Journal 1875-81; practiced law in Pukwana, S.D., 1883-90.

Died, Mar. 31, 1900, Yankton, S.D.


Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

EDWIN GREENE. Born, Nov. 17, 1838, Pittsfield, N.H. Son of Sherburne and Abigail (Sanders) Greene. He entered college in 1860, and left in 1862. He was granted the degree of A.B. in 1865, receiving it as a member of the class of 1863. He enlisted in the Ninth N.H. Vols., June 18, 1865, and was advanced until at the end of the war he was a captain. After the war he studied law at Concord N.H., and then went through the law school at Albany, N.Y., being admitted to the Bar at Albany in December, 1866. He went to Chicago in 1867, and practiced there until 1874. After a year's retirement for his health, he went into journalism with the Chicago Evening Journal. He went to Ottumwa Iowa, in 1881, and continued his work as a journalist. After a year he went to Pukwana, S.D., where he engaged in farming, real estate, and land-law business. Later he practiced law at Chamberlain, and was appointed State's Attorney. His health failed in 1898, and he was sent to an asylum at Yankton.

Died, March 31, 1900, of softening of the brain, at Yankton, S.D.


Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover N.H.
Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

Died - In Yankton, D.T., July 31st, 1864, Miss Catherine E. Booher Dakota Weekly Union, (Yankton, SD) Tuesday, August 02, 1864 [C. Horton -2009]

Yankton Press and Dakotan (17 Sept. 1873)
In Yankton, Sept. 7th, at the residence of his son, Mr. Charles F. Eldridge, aged 76 years.
The deceased was a sojourner in Yankton, having come here a few weeks before to visit his son. He was a hearty, robust old gentleman - as active as a man of fifty, and looked but little older. The cause of his death was dropsy of the heart. His home was in York, Iowa, where his remains were taken by his son, W. F. Eldridge, Esq., of this city, and where his funeral obsequies were attended by one of the largest gatherings ever assembled in that place.

Aberdeen American (22 Apr. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Yankton, April 21. - Mrs. E. Handy of this city, one of the oldest residents of South Dakota, died at her Yankton home. Mrs. Handy celebrated her 100th birthday last January 28. She was born in Queenstown, Ire., coming to this country at the age of 16, residing in Clay county. Her husband, who died 13 years ago, was a veteran of the civil war. Five children survive her.

Aberdeen American (21 May 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Yankton, S.D., May 20. - Mrs. Harry M. Hammond, wife of the manager of the Daily Herald, died suddenly in the hospital today, following an operation. She was 41 years old. The family is well known at Presho and Mitchell, where the husband was engaged in newspaper work before coming to Yankton, three years ago. Mrs. Hammond is survived by one son.
The funeral will be held at the old home in Randolph, Neb.

Aberdeen Daily News (12 Dec. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ
YANKTON, S.D., Dec. 11. - Dr. Joseph Ward, president of Yankton College, died this morning.

Aberdeen Daily News (28 Mar. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ
George Brown, pioneer, old river man and civil war veteran, died at Yankton, aged 68 years. At the time of his death he was president of the Brown McCraig company, wholesale and retail liquors.

Aberdeen American (28 May 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
J. E. Milliken, aged 68, a pioneer of Elk Point in 1865, and for many years a resident of Yankton, died Thursday, leaving a wife and 11 children.

Aberdeen Weekly News (23 July 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Otto Peemiller of Yankton, a well known South Dakota politician, died while visiting relatives at Jena, Germany.

Dakota Republican (14 Nov. 1872)
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ketchum, died from a suddenly acquired illness while on board the cars returning to Dakota last week. Every effort was made by the parents of the child to alleviate his sufferings, but all proved unavailing, and the little sufferer died. The remains were brought to Yankton and on Monday interred in the city cemetery.

Aberdeen Daily News (16 Apr. 1895) transcribed by FoFG MZ
YANKTON, S.D., April 16. - General C. T. Campbell, one of the pioneers of this state, died at Scotland, S.D. He was a veteran of two wars and was colonel of the Fifty-seventh Pennsylvania regiment in the civil war.

Aberdeen American (21 Feb. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Yankton, S.D., Feb. 20. - Information has been received of the death of Major H. N. Davis, father of Mrs. Bartlett Tripp of this city and the late Senator Cushman Davis of Minnesota. Mr. Davis died at Buffalo, N.Y., and was 95 years of age. The funeral was held Tuesday at Waukesha, Wis.

Unknown, undated newspaper
Contributed by Jenny Lanctot

The death of John Slowey, pioneer farmer of Mayfield township, was announced yesterday.
John Slowey was born in Wisconsin, February 26, 1861 and was aged 67 years and two months, the day of his death.  He had lived in Yankton county for 56 of those years coming here with his parents when only 11 years of age.  He was married here to Miss Theresa Burns and has lived since his marriage at his farm home near Irene.  He came to Yankton to visit a daughter about six weeks ago and while here was taken ill.  He passed through a siege of pneumonia and was well enough to return to his home when he suffered a relapse and had been in grave condition since. 
Mr. Slowey is survived by his wife, five sons, Peter, Thomas, John, Clarence and Clement, all of this county, and three daughters, Mrs. John Nooney, Mrs. John Gemmill, of Irene, and Mrs. Roy Stevens, of Yankton.  He also has four brothers, Barney, Thomas, Patrick and Peter, all of Yankton county and three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Cunningham, Mrs. Matt Murray on [sic] Yankton and Mrs.. James Murray, of Sioux Falls.  Another sister, Mrs. Mike Cunningham died several years ago, and four children of Mr. and Mrs. Slowey are also deceased.

The Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman
Tuesday, October 25, 1966


Harrold - The funeral service for Paul R. Lien, 84, Mitchell, formerly of Harrold, was held Friday at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Carl Borgwardt officiating. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery.
Lien died Oct. 18 in a Mitchell hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1881, in Yankton County, Lien married Edna Smith at Corsica in 1907. They moved to Harrold in 1913 where he barbered and farmed. They moved to Mitchell 12 years ago and operated a rug weaving business.
Survivors include his widow; one son, Donald J., Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Milleu, Vicksburg, Miss.; Mrs. Blanche Hilman, Mitchell; Mrs. Charles Marso, Harrold; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The Daily Huronite, Huron, South Dakota
August 11, 1896, Page 2.

Contributed by Suzanne Folk

Alonzo J. Edgerton, United States district judge, died at his home in Sioux Falls Sunday, after a long and painful sickness. His death, while sudden, was not unexpected. For the past three years Mr. Edgerton has been in poor health, and while friends had hoped for better health for him, they knew that at any time he might pass away. Judge Edgerton was born in Rome, N.Y. in 1831, and was graduated from the Wesleyan University of Connecticut in 1858, and in the same year was married to Miss Sarah Curtis of that state. In 1858 the young couple located in Minnesota, where the judge was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law. In 1859 he represented the people of the 13th senatorial district in the state legislature. He was appointed railroad commissioner of Minnesota by Gov. Austin on January 10, 1872, and in 1881 was appointed by Governor Pillsbury, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement from the senate by Windom, who was made secretary of the treasury under Garfield. In December, 1881, he was appointed chief justice of Dakota. He then removed with his family to Yankton, and served as chief justice for four years. Afterwards removed to Mitchell and opened his law books again, and continued to reside there until appointed United States district judge by President Harrison in 1889. He then removed to Sioux Falls, which continued to be his home until his death Sunday. Nearly his entire life was spent in public service. The death of Judge Edgerton removes from the theater of life ne more of the men who were distinctly prominent in the days of our territorial government, and who made the fight for the statehood. In his death the state loses one of tits strong men, the city of Sioux Falls, a worthy citizen, and the surviving members of his family a kind husband and loving father.

The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota
Friday, August 10, 1962


Miss Jessie Cole, former Huron resident, died Thursday morning at the Mikkelson Nursing Home at Yankton.
She was born May 7, 1876.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minn.
The Aaseth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From funeral memorial folder
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 25, 1985
St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, South Dakota
Interment: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, South Dakota

Alfred J. Berrien was born September 12, 1909, at Huron, South Dakota, to Alfred and Terecia (Arnoldy) Berrien and died May 23, 1985, at St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 75 years, eight months and 11 days.
He received his education in Yankton schools, moving with his parents to Sully County in 1928. He moved to his present farm in 1934, where he resided until his death.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Schmitt on October 3, 1949, at Highmore, South Dakota. To this union three children were born.
He spent several years as a TV repairman. He served on the township board and the school board for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Harrold; one daughter, Linda Rogers, Lakeville, Minn.; two sons: David, Bloomington, Minn.; and Dennis, Harrold; two grandchildren; one sister, Helen Pyncheon, Pierre; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Georgia Roberts.


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