Ziebach County South Dakota


Newspaper Items


The Morning Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota
June 19, 1919, Page 5

Contributed by Suzanne Folk

Denham Taken To Dewey County To Face Murder Charge

Aberdeen, S.D., June 18 - Stone W. Denham who has been held in the Brown county jail for several months awaiting trial in the state circuit court on a charge of killing Albert S. Hagen in Ziebach county, last year, was taken from Aberdeen to Timber Lake, Dewey county, this week where he will be given trial. Denham had secured a change of venue from Ziebach to Dewey county.
The Morning Republican, Mitchell, SD


The Morning Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota
June 24, 1919, page 2

Contributed by Suzanne Folk

Old Style Southern Feud Base of Murder Case in S.D. Court

Aberdeen, S.D., June 23. - Stone Denham, the Missourian who shot and killed his neighbor, Albert Hagen, at the little South Dakota town, Dupree, last January, and who was held in the Brown county jail for several months, is now being tried for murder at Timber Lake.
The murder resulted from a typical Missouri feud that had caused enmity between all members of the families for years, culminating in the shooting at Dupree, when Denham had showed his anger at a name Hagen is said to have called him.
Mr. Denham is the father of fourteen children and there are seven in the Hagen family, so that the feud would necessarily be one of large proportions. But the families are not of the "poor white" type usually imagined as the kind involved in such proceedings. Well educated and of good appearance, the defendant at the trial appears like the middle-aged family man; he is just thirty-five years old.

Aberdeen (SD) Weekly News
Thursday, April 27, 1916

A recent change in ownership of the Farmers State bank at Dupreee, by which Michael Dunn, president, sold his holdings, has resulted in the election of a new set of officials, as follows: President, G. A. McGarrangh; vice president, E. N. Anderson; cashier, W. H. Scott. All are well known Ziebach county business men.


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