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Descendants of Maurice Langdeau

Generation No. 1

1. MAURICE1 LANGDEAU1,2,3,4 was born September 08, 1819 in Canada 5,6, and died November 08, 1876 in
Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota7. He married MARGARET HART8,9,10,11,12,13 September 18, 1848 in
Wyoming14, daughter of BENJAMIN HART and UNKNOWN WOMAN. She was born June 12, 1832 in Rulo,
Richardson County, Nebraska14,15, and died June 18, 1928 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota16,17,18.

Notes for MAURICE LANGDEAU:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 152.

Maurice was born in Mexico the son of a French fur trader who had immigrated to Canada from France.
Affiliated with the Hudson Bay Fur Company he may have followed the Mississippi River trapping and trading
furs until he reached the Gulf of Mexico.
Maurice Landeaux Sr., and early freighter boss in Dakota Territory, operated conestoga freight wagons,
drawn by mules, from Rulo west through the Dakotas, Wyoming and Colorado. He was married to Margaret Hart
of Rulo and they became the parents of Adelle, Mary, Susan, Margaret, Emily, Armine, Henry and Maurice Jr.
The sons also drove in the freight caravans owned by their father.
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Maurice Landeaux (or Langdeaux) was a native of Mexico, son of a French fur trader from Canada. Maurice
and Margaret were the parents of 6 beautiful and competent daughters who are referred to as the "Belles of the
Rosebud." Two sons, Maurice Jr. and Henry were freighters, driving mules from Rulo to Fort Pierre, S.D. One
of the brothers met his death at the feet of his mules.
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Maurice ran a freighting line from Rulo to Fort Pierre, S.D. He was killed as his 8 mule drawn conestaga
wagon, part of a train, slipped on sidehill terrain dumping logs on him. His sons, Henry and Maurice, Jr.
continued the freighting lines.
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From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Maurice Landeaux had been born in Mexico, the son of a French fur trapper and trader from Canada.
Maurice Sr. was a freighter, driving wagon caravans pulled by mules from Rulo, Nebraska on West; he had been
killed when his wagon loaded with timber slid on a siding and over - turned with him. Maurice and Margaret
Landeaux, Sr. became the parents of six daughters who played a vital part in the building of Gregory County -
Adelle Emery, Mary Durfee, Margaret Turgeon, Armine Turgeon, Susan Dion and Emily Gireau. They had two
sons, Maurice Jr. who married Amy Fallas of Lower Brule (her father was an early fur trader) and Henry who was
killed in a freighting accident involving mules. A daughter, Angeline, died in infancy.
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Morris was originally buried in the Langdeau Cemetery (also known as the Geddes Park Cemetery) in
Geddes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, and was reinterred in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery when Fort
Randall Dam was constructed.

The 1860 Federal Census of Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257, lists him as Morris Langdeaux,
and unable to read or write.

His name may have been Henri Maurice Langdeau. The name is often found spelled Landeaux, Langdeaux,
Laugdeau, Langdeau, Londeaux, Langdo, Lacoste, Languedoc, or Londo.

More About MAURICE LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: September 08, 1818, Canada
Date born 3: September 08, 1819, Mexico

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Date born 4: 1830, Canada 19
Died 2: December 04, 1878, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 20
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota20
Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Occupation: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Farmer
Value of Pers. Estate: 1860, $500
Value of Pers. Estate 2: 1870, $100021
Value of Real Estate: 1870, $4000 21

Notes for MARGARET HART:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 320.

Margaret Hart Landeaux was born 1823 in Rulo, Nebraska and she lived to the age of 105 years. She died
June 20, 1928 in Burke, S.D. She spoke only French, but her English speaking daughter, Armine, understood her.
They laughed and talked over many things.
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Margaret Hart (Landeaux) was baptized in 1838 by the French Missionary, Father DeSmet, at Fort Omaha,
Nebraska when she was fourteen summers old. From that day until her death, she was a devout Catholic. Father
DeSmet had succeeded in bringing peace between the Sioux and Potawatomi Indians. The Indians gathered at
Fort Omaha where many converts were baptized that day.
Maurice and Margaret (Hart) Landeaux became the parents of nine children: Margaret, Adelle (Emery);
Mary (Durfee); Emily (Gireau); Susan (Dion); Armine (Turgeon); Henry and Maurice, Jr. and Angeline, deceased
infant.
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The 1880 Census lists her as Margaret Londeau.

The 1920 Federal Census of Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A, lists her as age 86, widowed,
living alone, born in South Dakota, race: Indian, unable to read or write, father born in U.S., mother born in U.S.

Margaret and children Mary, Adela and Maurice listed as Langdo in 1856-1857 and 1860 Nemaha Half-
Breed Allotments.

More About MARGARET HART:


Date born 2: 1823, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 22,23
Date born 3: June 01, 1823, Mouth of the White River, Brule County, South Dakota 24
Date born 4: 1826, Nebraska
Date born 5: 1830, Dakota Territory25
Date born 6: June 1833, South Dakota26
Date born 7: 1834, South Dakota27,28
Date born 8: Abt. 1835 29
Date born 9: 1836, Dakota Territory30
Allotment: Bet. 1856 - 1857 31
Burial: June 20, 1928, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Cause of Death: Senility32
Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 3: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234
Census 4: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 5: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 6: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: March 23, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 33
Land Patent 2: March 23, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 33
Occupation: 1910, Own Income34
Tribe: Yankton35
Tribe 2: Full Blood Sioux36

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Value of Real Estate: 1860, $1600

More About MAURICE LANGDEAU and MARGARET HART:


Marriage: September 18, 1848, Wyoming37

Children of MAURICE LANGDEAU and MARGARET HART are:


2. i. MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, b. June 12, 1851, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. 1876, Rulo,
Richardson County, Nebraska.
3. ii. ADELLE "ADDIE" LANGDEAU, b. January 05, 1853, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. December 20,
1947, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota.
4. iii. MAURICE/MORRIS LANGDEAU, b. April 10, 1856, Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa; d. September 25, 1929,
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
5. iv. MARGARET "MAGGIE" LANGDEAU, b. September 12, 1858, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d.
February 17, 1926, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
6. v. HENRY B. LANGDEAU, b. July 22, 1861, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. January 13, 1888, Wheeler,
Charles Mix County, South Dakota.
7. vi. SUSAN "SUSIE" LANGDEAU, b. February 19, 1864, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. November 28,
1939, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B.
8. vii. EMILY A. LANGDEAU, b. May 06, 1866, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. Aft. 1937.
viii. ANGELINE LANGDEAU38, b. January 23, 1870, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska39; d. February 17,
187139.

More About ANGELINE LANGDEAU:


Baptism: 187039
Burial: Langdeaux Cemetery, Charles Mix County, South Dakota

ix. SARAH CORINE LANGDEAU, b. April 1870, Nebraska40; d. February 17, 1871, Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska.

More About SARAH CORINE LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: June 06, 1870, Nebraska
Burial: Rulo Cemetery, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Census: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7

9. x. ARMINE LANGDEAU, b. December 12, 1870, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. March 24, 1940,
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota.

Generation No. 2

2. MARY HART2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)41,42,43,44 was born June 12, 1851 in Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska45,46, and died 1876 in Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska47. She married RUSSELL KILBURN DURFEE48
September 21, 1869 in Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska49. He was born September 01, 1846 in Clay County,
Missouri50,51, and died June 25, 1917 in Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 52.

More About MARY HART LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1846, Nebraska53
Date born 3: 1849, Wyoming
Date born 4: June 12, 1850, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Allotment: Bet. 1856 - 1857 54
Baptism: February 24, 1860 55
Burial: Rulo Cemetery, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Tribe: Yankton56
Value of Real Estate: 1860, $1000

Notes for RUSSELL KILBURN DURFEE:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, pages 151-152.

Russell K. (1836-1917) was born in Missouri and came to Rulo, Nebraska just prior to the Civil War with his

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parents Edmond J. and Caroline (Clark) Durfee. Edmond was a millwright by trade; he traveled with his brother
Jabez and two companions from Iowa to the territory of Nebraska in 1857 to erect a mill for Charles Rulo. He
built the first mill on the Muddy Missouri near the site of Rulo, Nebraska.
Russell K. Durfee and Mary Landeaux were married in Rulo, Nebraska. Her father, Maurice Landeaux Sr.
constructed a brick home for them which was located about one mile from the Missouri River. The brick house
still stands in Anago Township, Richardson County, Rulo, Nebraska. Mary was fated never to live in the
Rosebud as did her sisters. Their eldest son, Russell Rennen was born to them in 1873, another son Thomas in
1875, and a daughter Ollie in 1876. Mary died in 1876 when her son Thomas M. was one year old. After a time
Russell K. Durfee married Abigail Hayward and they became the parents of six children: Olive, Frank, Grace,
Edna, Homer and George.

Russell may have had an earlier wife also named Mary.

More About RUSSELL KILBURN DURFEE:


Date born 2: 1836, Missouri 57
Date born 3: 1840, Canada 58
Burial: Rulo Cemetery, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Census: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 2: 1880, Arago Precinct, Richardson County, Nebraska
Census 3: 1885, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 23
Occupation: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Farmer 58,59
Son of: Edmond James Durfee and Caroline Eliza Clark60
Value of Pers. Estate: 1870, $100061
Value of Real Estate: 1870, $5000 61

More About RUSSELL DURFEE and MARY LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: September 21, 1869, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 62
Marriage 2: 1872, Rulo, Richardson County, South Dakota

Children of MARY LANGDEAU and RUSSELL DURFEE are:


i. ELIZABETH A.3 DURFEE, b. October 1870, Nebraska; d. February 15, 1872, Nebraska.
ii. RUSSELL RENEN DURFEE63, b. January 14, 1873, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska63,64,65,66,67,68,69; d.
November 26, 1951, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota70; m. MATILDA DOLLIE SELLERS,
December 23, 1896, Fall City, Richardson County, Nebraska 71,72; b. May 19, 1876, Stephen Hill,
Nebraska73,74,75,76; d. May 26, 1951, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota 77.

Notes for RUSSELL RENEN DURFEE:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 152-153.

In 1888, Russell, Jr., only fifteen years of age, trailed to the Rosebud Reservation to work for his Uncle
Benjamin Turgeon. Mrs. Armine Turgeon was a sister to his deceased mother, Mary. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Turgeon had built their ranch on the south branch of the Whetstone Creek, the area to be later designated
Turgeon Township. Russell chose his claim adjacent to the Turgeon spread, bulding himself a log cabin.
Russell returned to Rulo, Nebraska to become the husband of Matilda Dollie Sellars, December 23, 1896 at
Fall City, Nebraska, the county seat of Richardson County, twelve to fourteen miles west of Rulo. The young
couple returned to Gregory County a year later, making their abode in his log cabin in Section 27, Turgeon
Twp. in the Whetstone Valley. Matilda Dollie Sellars was born May 19, 1876 at Stephen Hill, Nebraska to
John and Lurena (Green) Sellars. In Dollie's early childhood the family moved to Calloway, Nebraska. She
was a young lady when she returned to Rulo, Nebraska, where she was baptized into the Methodist faith.
Russell built a new soddy one mile west of the Turgeon ranch for his bride. The old log cabin became the
first schoolhouse in the valley prior to 1904. Marie Faust instructed the children as well as foreign speaking
settlers in the school. In 1905-06 the new Carroll School was opened in the valley.
Russell continued laboring for his uncle, Benjamin Turgeon, for several years, also continuing to improve his
own homestead. A cottonwood and oak house of dimension lumber with grooved siding was built. His
brother, Thomas, arrived to be employed by Uncle Benjamin Turgeon and George Pete. In 1904 Thomas
Durfee took a patent to his claim. Lying between Russell and Thomas's land was the homestead of their
uncle, Lewis Durfee.
Russell did his banking in Herrick, S. D. January 28, 1913 he withdrew $25 from the Bank of Herrick to pay
expenses on his trip to Rulo, Nebraska, to visit his father, Russell R. Durfee, Sr. This would be that last time
he was to see his father alive. In 1918 Russell R. Durfee, Sr. was killed in an accident involving his wagon
and mules.

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Russell and Dollie were not blessed with youngsters of their own. They raised four small boys assigned to
them from the Christian Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Harold Teel, Victor Cross, Fred Mowery, and
Lawrence Waite. Warren Sellars a nephew to Dollie was with them a short while. Roy Teel, Harold's brother,
was reared by Thomas Durfee.
Dollie was responsible for the first Sunday School in Turgeon Twp. She was also a midwife and devoted her
life to the care of others in sickness. She was a superb horsewoman, even in her late years she rode her horse
to the pasture to check the cattle, round them up or bring in a small calf that needed special attention.
Dollie was a legend in the Whetstone Valley. In addition to her teaching, doctoring and ranching she raised
her little motherless or fatherless boys with all the care, love and devotion she would have tendered upon her
own. They were her boys. She was especially devoted to the fad of millinery. She was a "Hat lady",
appearing every spring in new stylish creation. Shortly before her death she had purchased a new bonnet at
Werner Wischmann's Ladies and Men's Wear Store, Burke. A very chic black hat with black veiling and a red
rose was fitted by the clerk, Mrs. Agnes Hanson.
Russell and Dollie's boys grew up and went their separate ways. Harold Teel, their first foster child (1911)
remained with Mother and Father Durfee until his marriage in 1925. Victor Cross grew to a big, husky man,
enlisting in the Armed Forces of World War I; he was never to enter their lives again. Lawrence Waite lived
with them two years before making his departure; Fred Mowery lived with mother and dad until his marriage
to Lorene Roggow, in 1937 they moved to Oregon. Warren Sellars, a foster son and a relative, lived with
them in their advanced years. He was a willful boy. Dollie and Russell could not manage him; he was not
happy with them so he too left.
Russell and Dollie homesteaded again in 1941-42, two miles up Pete Creek in Section 18, Turgeon Twp.
They purchased the Charles Simons house, moved it to their new location and started ranching. They had
sold their ranch in the Whetstone Valley to their son, Harold Teel, to set up on a smaller tract.
Matilda Dollie Durfee succumbed to a heart attack, March 26, 1951, eight months later November 26, 1951,
Russell R. Durfee joined Dollie.
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Called Russell Revel Durfee by some sources. His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and
build, with brown eyes and hair.

More About RUSSELL RENEN DURFEE:


Died 2: November 26, 1953, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1880, Arago Precinct, Richardson County, Nebraska
Census 2: 1885, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 23
Census 3: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 4: 1920, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14A
Census 5: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota78
Land Patent: February 04, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 79
Land Patent 2: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres 80
Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Farmer and Rancher, self employed 81,82,83,84

More About MATILDA DOLLIE SELLERS:


Died 2: March 26, 1951, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Cause of Death: Heart attack85
Census: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 2: 1920, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14A
Census 3: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: John Sellars and Lurena Green86

More About RUSSELL DURFEE and MATILDA SELLERS:


Marriage: December 23, 1896, Fall City, Richardson County, Nebraska86,87

10. iii. THOMAS MAURICE DURFEE, b. March 16, 1875, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska; d. November 30,
1946, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.
iv. OLLIE DURFEE88, b. 1876, Nebraska88; d. Bef. 1880, Nebraska.

3. ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)89,90,91,92,93,94 was born January 05, 1853 in Rulo, Richardson
County, Nebraska95, and died December 20, 1947 in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota96,97. She married
WILLIAM ZENIL EMERY98,99,100,101,102,103,104 February 14, 1877 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South
Dakota105,106,107, son of HENRY EMERY and SUSAN BROWN. He was born July 03, 1850 in Rockaway Township,
Morris County, New Jersey108,109,110, and died January 11, 1916 in Burke, Gregory County, South

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Dakota111,112,113,114.

Notes for ADELLE "ADDIE" LANGDEAU:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats", by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977 by Gregory Times-Advocate Gregory,
South Dakota, page 161.

To Adelle, being the sheriff's wife, fell the duty of cooking meals for the prisoners or whomsoever her
husband brought to their home to feed. From celebrities to rag-a-muffins, she fed them all, also caring for anyone
who came to their home needing assistance.
One day she had baked and enormous batch of yeast bread. She mixed and kneaded the bread, allowing the
sponge to rise two times before shaping it into loaves in the bread pan. The bread, when risen again, was baked
in the oven of a large iron cook stove which required wood or coal to produce heat. The baked product was on
the table, cupboards, all over the kitchen so the invited a group of Indians into her home for lunch. They enjoyed
the freshly baked bread and ate heartily. When finished they proceeded to fill their lard pails with the remaining
loaves of bread. Adelle did not know it was the custom of these Indians to eat to their satisfaction then take the
leftover food home with them.
Adelle delivered many new babies into this country. Burke did have Dr. George Waterman, but only in very
serious cases was his service ever required. It was deemed unseemly by mothers to have a male doctor assist in
the delivery of their infants.
Adelle continued to live in her home in Burke with her son, Joseph. In 1940 she fell and broke her hip. She
was hospitalized in the recently remodelled Burke Hospital, the original courthouse. Dr. R. J. Quinn was the
chief surgeon; Joan Flynn Dion was the head nurse. Adelle was patient and uncomplaining, lying in her bed in
not so abundantly staffed hospital. Heat in the rooms was inadequate in the winter, but stifling in the summer.
Nurses worked long hours doing double shifts for $4.00 per week. But it was Burke's first hospital and we were
proud of it. Six months later Dick removed his mother to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D. She had
tried to live in her home, but she was unable to manage alone. She remained in the Yankton Hospital for the
duration of six years. Adelle Landeaux Emery died December 20, 1946.
Adelle Emery was buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Burke. It was a beautiful winter day. Trees and
plants were covered with hoary frost, patterns of lace sprinkled with twinkling diamonds. A close relative
described her burial thus "Adelle was buried in diamonds and lace that cold, bright winter day." The Emery town
property was sold to the new Burke Memorial Hospital and clinic. The buildings and apple orchards are gone,
but the cave remains in its same location behind the clinic building.
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Adelle was baptized at Fort Omaha with her sister Margaret by Father Pierre DeSmet.

State of South Dakota Birth Records has her name listed as Adella Langdeau on daughter Mary's birth
record.

The 1860 lists her as Idell. The 1870 Census lists her as Ida. The 1880 Census lists her as Ada. The 1885
Territorial Census lists her as Idelle.

The 1900 Census lists her as Adell, mother of 9 children, 7 still living. Under the Special Inquiries Relating
to Indians section she is listed as belonging to the Sioux tribe, father white, mother Sioux.

The 1910 Census lists her as mother of 9 children, 7 still living.

More About ADELLE "ADDIE" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1850, Nebraska115
Date born 3: Abt. 1851 116
Date born 4: 1851, Dakota Territory117
Date born 5: 1851, Wyoming118
Date born 6: January 05, 1851, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 119,120,121
Date born 7: January 05, 1851, Wyoming
Date born 8: 1853, Colorado 122
Date born 9: Abt. 1854, North Dakota 123
Date born 10: January 1854, South Dakota 124
Date born 11: 1855 125
Allotment: Bet. 1856 - 1857 126

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Baptism: February 21, 1860 127
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 3: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234D
Census 4: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Census 5: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 6: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 7: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Census 8: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres128
Land Patent 2: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.36 acres 128
Land Patent 3: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.41 acres 128
Land Patent 4: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.45 acres 128
Land Patent 5: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.5 acres 128
Land Patent 6: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 129
Land Patent 7: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 130
Occupation: 1930, Seamstress131
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A131
Tribe: Yankton132
Tribe 2: Sioux133
Value of Home: 1930, $4000134
Value of Real Estate: 1860, $1200

Notes for WILLIAM ZENIL EMERY:


From "Standard Atlas of Charles Mix County", published 1906 by George A. Ogle & Co., Page 55.

Wm. Emery had settled on Snake Creek south of the gap in the Bijou Hills in the early seventies or earlier.
His name appears as early as 1873 as one of the county officers under the Lamonte organization. His place was
near the county line. He remained there until in the eighties and has numerous descendants living in Gregory
County.
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From "The Saga of Sully Flats", By Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977 by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 160-161.

William, Henry's eldest son, assumed the work load of the Emery Ranch operation for ten years. However,
when Burke was established in 1904 William sold the ranch to William Richtor and moved into the new inland
town site.
William J. Emery was born July 3, 1852 in Muskegan, Michigan to Henry R. H. and Susan A. Emery. He
was thirty years of age when he journeyed with his parents in 1882 through Dakota Territory into the great Sioux
Rosebud Reservation of South Dakota. He was the eldest son from a family of 10 children.
William had been married to Adelle Landeaux in Wheeler, S.D. November 14, 1877. Thanksgiving Day
William and Adelle, her sister Margaret and Abraham Turgeon were married in a double ceremony by the priest
at Wheeler, S.D. William had met Adelle while he was living in Bon Homme County. Father DeSmet had
baptized the Landeaux sisters at Fort Omaha, Nebraska.
William and Adelle Emery made their home at Wheeler, a pioneer settlement in what is now Charles Mix
County. William was engaged in hauling freight by oxen from Yankton west for the government.
William and Adelle accompanied his parents to the Emery ranch, north of the present Burke, S.D. where they
abided for twenty-seven years. The last ten years of that time William operated the ranch after his father's death.
William's hobby was the planting of apple trees. The ranch boasted a beautiful large apple orchard. Probably the
urge was born when he heard the tales of Johnny Appleseed, a native of England, who had planted apple seeds
throughout England and the United States.
As soon as the town site of Burke was established in 1904, William and Adelle disposed of their ranch
holdings and moved to the village of Burke. In the southwestern section of Burke they erected a new home,
planted a large apple orchard and dug a deep cave. William was hired as Burke's Town Sheriff; this position he
held until his death. He constructed Burke's first livery stable service, "Emery and Sons", operated by Sam and
Dick Emery. William J. had been a scout in his younger years. With his horse and buggy he drove he drove land

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seekers to the rural areas to size up their claims. Or if they preferred, they could rent a horse and buggy, driving
the conveyance themselves. One of the first pool halls was built by the Emerys and managed by Sam Emery. His
son-in-law, Morris Bossingham, married to his daughter Anna, operated Burke's first meat market. He raised the
beefs on his ranch north of Burke. He and his nephew, Abe Turgeon, built a hardware shop on Main Street. They
sold hardware, stoves, wash tubs and kitchenware to the public.
William became a member of the Modern Woodmen of America Lodge whose meetings were held on the
second floor of the Hardware and Pool Room building built by J. J. Dolezal. March 20, 1905 on Policy #1028,
he paid yearly dues of $4.75 to D. L. Hartman, Clerk of Camp #26, Rock Island, Illinois.
William roomed and boarded in the European Hotel of Burke, run by Jensen and Wiley, April 2,1904. He
deposited $4.00 in the bank to their account for the 21 days he spent there. October 11, 1904 he deposited
$400.00 in the Security State Bank at Bonesteel.
William J. Emery died January 11, 1916 in Burke. Prior to his burial in the Catholic Cemetery south of
Burke, the Drotening's Men's Ready-to-Wear Store in Burke was given the list of instructions for the clothing
suitable for his interment. "Finest men's clothes you have in the store: one suit, color navy blue of black size #38;
1 pair finest kid gloves, color white size #--; one necktie; 1 pair black stockings; 1 pair finest men's slippers, color
black, #6; and a white silk handkerchief. Claude Yeager was the undertaker and conducted the burial rites.
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From: "The Burke Gazette," Thursday, 13 January 1916, page 1.

AT REST AT LAST

After a long and painful illness which was manfully borne, on Tuesday evening, January 11th 1916 at 10:30
o'clock, Mr. Wm. Emery passed peacefully away at his home in this city. His trouble was cancer of the stomach.
Some time in the fall he went to Rochester, Minn. to consult specialists as to his ailment and was told that nothing
could be done for him. He came home and fixed up his business affairs and calmly awaited the inevitable. He
was brave and manly and made no complaint. He said to the writer, when he came home from the hospital, "Well
I have lived a good while in this world anyway." He seemed obedient to the ruling of Providence. He was a man
of nerve and strength of character as well as physical strength. He had decided opinions as to what was right in
the general affairs of life, both public and private, and stood firmly for his devotions. No one as in doubt to his
position. He was industrious and exercised good judgement in what he did. To be thoroughly convinced of this
one would only need to see his home place where a _______ trees and shrubs and _______ many kinds and of
much ________ growing. It is a beautiful _____ and stands as a monument to his memory. He will be greaty
missed by his family in whose behalf his life was devoted, and by the whole community. He was a pioneer in the
Rosebud and had a wide acquaintance. The greater part of the last two years of his life he acted as city marshall
and _______ only when his strength failed him. He leaves a wife and large family of sons and daughters to
mourn his loss. The funeral will take place from the Catholic church tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11:30 o'clock.
Rev. Father Connaughton, assisted by several visiting priests, will conduct the services. The burial will be made
in the Catholic Cemetery south of town. Obituary next week.
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From: "The Burke Gazette," Thursday, 20 January 1916, page 1.

OBITUARY

William Emery as born in Newark, New Jersey on July 3rd, 1850. He was the eldest of a family of nine
children. He moved while young with his parents to Michigan where he lived for only a few years and then came
on to Dakota where he has resided for the past 51 1/2 years. He was a pioneer in the Rosebud and a very active
and progressive man in its development. He lived many years on a ranch a few miles north west of Burke. At the
age of 27 years he as married to Miss Adelle Langdeau. To this union four sons and three daughters were born
who are now living. They were, in the order of their ages, as follows: Effie, Mary, Sam, Joseph, H. B., Anna and
Thomas. For a number of years the family have resided in Burke on the fine block of land where the home is now
located. Mr. Emery's death took place on Tuesday night Jan. th, 1916 and the funeral was held from Sacred Heart
Church the following Friday at 11:00 o'clock A. M., Rev. W. J. Connaughton was Celebrant of the Solemn
Requiem Mass, Rev. R. Heinzmann of Bonesteel, was Deacon of the Mass, Rev. J. Guessen was Sub Deacon.
Father Connaughton preached the funeral sermon. Father Heinzmann gave the blessing. The services were
beautiful and impressive. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery south of town.
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CARD OF THANKS

We desire to hereby express our sincere thanks to the many friends who aided us and showed such kindness
and sympathy during the illness and at the time of the death and burial or our beloved husband and father. In
expressing our gratitude we want the M. W. A. members who furnished such beautiful flowers and marched in a
body to the church and went out to the cemetery, to know that we recognize their favor and respect, and that their
acts will be fondly cherished in our memory while we live. And the choir who sang so beautifully will not be
forgotten either, and their effort in our behalf is surely appreciated. And the neighbors and friends, who by kind
words and kind deeds, did so much for us will always be remembered.
Mrs. Wm Emery
Effie Henrietta Emery
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Purviance
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Emery
Mr. Joseph Emery
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Emery
Mr. and Mrs. Bossingham
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Emery
________________________________________________________________

The "South Dakota State Business Directory," published 1909, by The Gazetteer Publishing Co., Denver,
CO, says W. Z. Emery owned a livery in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
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The 1885 Dakota Territory Census of Charles Mix County, South Dakota, lists William as age 35, born in
New Jersey.

More About WILLIAM ZENIL EMERY:


Date born 2: 1850, Michigan135
Date born 3: July 03, 1850, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey136
Date born 4: 1851137
Date born 5: July 1851, New Jersey138,139
Date born 6: July 03, 1852, Muskegan, Muskegan County, Michigan140
Died 2: 1915, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota141
Burial: January 14, 1916, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota142
Census: 1850, Rockaway Township, Morris County, New Jersey
Census 2: 1860, Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan, page 531
Census 3: 1870, Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory, page 1
Census 4: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234D
Census 5: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Census 6: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 7: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Land Patent: September 30, 1891, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, 40 acres 143
Land Patent 2: September 30, 1891, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, 120 acres 144
Occupation: 1870, Farm Laborer 145
Occupation 2: 1880, Farmer146
Occupation 3: 1910, Automobile Driver 147

More About WILLIAM EMERY and ADELLE LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: February 14, 1877, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 148,149,150
Marriage 2: November 14, 1877, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 151,152

Children of ADELLE LANGDEAU and WILLIAM EMERY are:


i. EFFIE HENRIETTA3 EMERY153, b. May 19, 1878, Dakota Territory153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160; d. April 29, 1932,
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.

Notes for EFFIE HENRIETTA EMERY:


The Territorial Census of 1885 has her listed as Ezzie.

Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census she is listed as belonging to the
Sioux tribe, father white, mother Sioux.

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The 1920 Federal Census of Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A, lists Effie as age 41, single,
living with her mother.

The 1930 Federal Census of Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B, lists her as age 51, living with
her mother, of mixed blood of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, occupation: seamstress.

More About EFFIE HENRIETTA EMERY:


Died 2: 1951, Mission, South Dakota161
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234D
Census 2: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Census 3: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 4: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 5: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Census 6: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 162
Land Patent 2: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres162
Land Patent 3: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres162
Occupation: 1930, Seamstress163
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A163
Tribe: Sioux164

11. ii. MARY CORA EMERY, b. January 22, 1881, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory; d. May 22,
1971, 203 Jackson Street, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana.
12. iii. SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS EMERY, b. March 02, 1883, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory; d.
June 19, 1951, Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
iv. CLARENCE RAPHAEL EMERY165,166, b. February 28, 1885, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota
Territory167,168,169,170; d. July 20, 1891, Gregory County, South Dakota 171.

Notes for CLARENCE RAPHAEL EMERY:


The South Dakota Territorial Census of 1885 for Charles Mix County, has him listed as 4 months old, race:
Indian.

More About CLARENCE RAPHAEL EMERY:


Died 2: July 26, 1891, Gregory County, South Dakota 172
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota172
Census: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota

v. JOSEPH "JOE" EMERY173, b. May 01, 1887, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory173,174,175,176,177; d.
November 14, 1951, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 178.

Notes for JOSEPH "JOE" EMERY:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats", by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977 by Gregory Times-Advocate Gregory,
South Dakota, page 161.

Joseph resided in Burke with his mother in the original Emery home. She suffered a broken hip in 1940.
When she was admitted to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D. he traveled to Custer, S.D. to ranch
with his brother Dick (Henry). Later he journeyed to Mission, S.D. to make his home with his sister, Adele
Boyd. One evening he was walking out the Emery ranch near the Indian boarding school and was struck by a
hit and run driver causing his immediate demise.
________________________________________________________________

Information from Virginia (Emery) Nelson.

I remember Joe well. He lived with Dick and Lulu (Grandma and Grandpa Emery). He never married. He
was mentally challenged, perhaps functioned at the age level of a six or seven year old. I would say he had
very few decision making capabilities; he had to be told about every thing to do. He could not read or write.
He did enjoy looking at pictures in books and magazines. He was blind in one eye, I think from an accident
as a child. I remember being told that he had been castrated as a young man to assure that he would not
molest anyone or father any children. While he lived with my grandparents he was Grandpa's workhorse. He
would do simple, repetitive chores - clean out the horse stalls, carry water, haul rocks, etc. He slept in the
bunkhouse. He did get to eat with the family but then went to his bedroom. His clothes were clean (Grandma
saw to that) - bib overalls and a plaid, long sleeved flannel shirt, with a denim overal jacket in the winter.

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Grandpa Emery screamed at him a lot and called him awful names. So did my dad. I suppose it was very
frustrating - he was a grown man with a childs mind. I do think Grandpa loved him and felt a responsibility
toward him but just did not know how to deal with him. Pat and I liked Joe a lot. He would play with us. He
was a quiet person, maybe even shy but with a pleasant smile all the time. I do not remember Joe ever getting
mad or screaming and hollering back when people yelled at him. He just took it and moved on. After
Grandpa Emery died, Joe was sent back to the reservation to live - I do not know where. I never saw him
again. We heard that he was walking along the highway and was hit and killed by a passing truck. His was a
sad, sad story.
________________________________________________________________

According to his Draft Registration Card he was medium height and build, with light blue eyes and black hair.

More About JOSEPH "JOE" EMERY:


Date born 2: October 1887, South Dakota 179
Date born 3: May 01, 1889, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 180
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 318A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Census 4: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 180
Graduation: 1900, St. Francis Mission Boarding School 181
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres 182
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Laborer183
Occupation 2: 1930, Garage Laborer184
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A184
Tribe: 1/4 Blood Brule Sioux185

13. vi. HENRY BENEDICT "DICK" EMERY, b. May 26, 1889, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. November
04, 1951, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota.
14. vii. ANNIE E. EMERY, b. September 14, 1891, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota; d. June 16, 1986,
Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
viii. AMOS A. EMERY186, b. January 17, 1895, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 186; d. March 22,
1895, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota186.

More About AMOS A. EMERY:


Died 2: March 25, 1895187
Burial: Emery Cemetery, Emery Township (later Lucas Township), South Dakota187

ix. THOMAS WILLIAM EMERY188,189, b. August 07, 1895, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 189; d. October
04, 1961, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa189; m. BESSIE VICTORIN, January 13, 1915, Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota190,191; b. 1893, Iowa192,193; d. Aft. October 04, 1961.

Notes for THOMAS WILLIAM EMERY:


From: "Cedar Rapid Gazette," 5 October 1961.

Thomas W. Emery, 66, of 1041 G ave. NW, died Wednesday after a short illness. Born Aug. 7, 1895, in
Burke, S. D., he has been a resident of Cedar Rapids for 37 years. Employed by Witmer Grocery Co. 23
years, he recently was foreman and shipping clerk at Century Engineering Co. He was a member of the Cedar
Rapids Moose lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie Victorine Emery, to whom he was married Jan. 12, 1915; 2 sisters, Mary
Purviance of Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs. Morris Bossingham of Grawn, Mich.
Services: Brosh chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's church by the Rev. Robert J.
McDonald. Burial: Czech National cemetery. Father McDonald will recite the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday at
the chapel. Friends may call at the chapel after 6:30 Thursday.
_______________________________________________________

Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census he is listed as belonging to the
Sioux tribe, father white, mother Sioux.

His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, slender, with brown eyes and black hair.

More About THOMAS WILLIAM EMERY:


Date born 2: 1893193
Date born 3: August 07, 1894, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 194,195

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Date born 4: August 07, 1896, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 196
Died 2: April 1978, Anaheim, Orange County, California
Burial: October 06, 1961, Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa 197
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1920, Rhoades Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 4: 1930, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, page 6A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Linn County, Iowa 198
Land Patent: May 23, 1905, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 199
Land Patent 2: December 29, 1917, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 199
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Floor Man, Warfield-Pratt-Howell, Cedar Rapids, Iowa200
Occupation 2: 1920, Farmer201
Occupation 3: 1930, Foreman, Fruit House 202
Residence: 1930, 1208 1st Street, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa202
Residence 2: June 20, 1951, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 203
Residence 3: October 04, 1961, 1041 G Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa 204
Tribe: Sioux205

Notes for BESSIE VICTORIN:


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Bessie's parents were from Bohemia.

More About BESSIE VICTORIN:


Date born 2: 1892, Iowa206
Census: 1920, Rhoades Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, page 6A
Daughter of: John Victorin and Kathryn 206
Residence: 1930, 1208 1st Street, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa206

More About THOMAS EMERY and BESSIE VICTORIN:


Marriage 1: January 13, 1915, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota207,208
Marriage 2: January 12, 1915 209
Married by: W. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest210

4. MAURICE/MORRIS2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)211,212,213,214,215,216 was born April 10, 1856 in Hamburg, Fremont
County, Iowa217,218,219, and died September 25, 1929 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota. He married EMMA AMY (BULL EYES) FALLIS220,221,222 1888223,224,225. She was born July 22, 1865 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota226, and died October 28, 1969 in Rapid City,
Pennington County, South Dakota226.

Notes for MAURICE/MORRIS LANGDEAU:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 320.

Maurice Landeaux married Amy Fallis of Lower Brule. Her father had been a French fur trader. Maurice
and Amy had many children and their descendants are living at this time in Lower Brule.
___________________________________________________________________

The 1900 Census lists him Morris Langdeau. In the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians part of the 1900
Census, Morris is listed as belonging to the Sioux tribe, father white, mother belonging to the Sioux tribe, being
3/4 white, not in a polygamous marriage, living in a fixed dwelling. His children are listed as 7/8 white.

The 1920 Census lists his wife as Lillie, born about 1871 in South Dakota.

Morris's sons Roy and Harvey attended the Pierre Indian Industrial School in Pierre, Hughes County, South
Dakota.

More About MAURICE/MORRIS LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: April 10, 1853, Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa227,228
Date born 3: April 10, 1853, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 229
Date born 4: Abt. 1854 230

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Date born 5: 1854, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Allotment: Bet. 1856 - 1857 230
Allotment 2: 1904231
Baptism: February 24, 1860 232
Burial: Holy Comforter Cemetery, St. George, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 3: 1880, Vicinity of Ft. Pierre, Stanley County, Dakota Territory, page 19A
Census 4: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 174
Census 5: 1910, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 6: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Graduation: St. Marys Mission, Kansas233
Occupation: 1870, Assisting on Farm234
Occupation 2: 1880, Wagon Boss 235
Occupation 3: 1900, Assistant Farmer236
Occupation 4: 1910, Farmer237
Occupation 5: 1920, Stock Rancher 238
Tribe: Yankton239
Tribe 2: 1/4 Blood Sioux240
Tribe 3: 1/2 Lower Brule Sioux241
Value of Real Estate: 1860, $1000

Notes for EMMA AMY (BULL EYES) FALLIS:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Wednesday, 29 October 1969, page 6.

Services for Mrs. Emma Langdeaux Bulleyes who died Tuesday in a local hospital at the age of 104 will be
Wednesday at 7:70 p. m. at Campbell Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Walsh officiating.
Burial will be Friday at 2 p. m. at St. George.
Mrs. Bulleyes was born July 22, 1865 at Lower Brule. She lived in that area until three years ago when she
became a resident of a local nursing home.
Survivors include two sons, Abe Langdeaux, Ft. Pierre and Vernie Langdeaux, Hartshorne, Okla, and two
daughters, Mrs. Henry Arcorne, Gillette, Wyo. and Mrs. Rudolph Wright, Rapid City, S. Dak., 29 grandchildren;
59 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and 8 children.
______________________________________________________________________________

Emma's father was a French fur trader.

The 1900 Census lists her as mother of 4 children, all living. The Special Inquiries Relating to Indians part
of the 1900 Census lists her as belonging to the Sioux tribe, father white, mother belonging to the Sioux tribe,
being 1/2 white, living in a fixed dwelling.

The 1910 Census lists her as mother of 10 children, 5 still living.

More About EMMA AMY (BULL EYES) FALLIS:


Date born 2: 1870, South Dakota242,243
Date born 3: 1872, South Dakota244
Allotment: 1904245
Burial: October 31, 1969, Holy Comforter Cemetery, St. George, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota246
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 174
Census 2: 1910, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 3: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: Felicia Fallis and Elizabeth Hail
Other Spouse: Good Elk
Tribe: Half Blood Brule Sioux247,248
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux249

More About MAURICE/MORRIS LANGDEAU and EMMA FALLIS:

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Marriage: 1888250,251,252

Children of MAURICE/MORRIS LANGDEAU and EMMA FALLIS are:


15. i. CARRIE E.3 LANGDEAU, b. April 21, 1891, Oacama, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. July 12, 1984,
Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming.
16. ii. ABRAHAM MAURICE LANGDEAU, b. November 26, 1893, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. January 06, 1984, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota.
17. iii. ROY LANGDEAU, b. July 04, 1897, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. 1940,
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
18. iv. HARVEY CHARLES LANGDEAU, b. February 09, 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. November 1961, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
19. v. VERNON "VERN" LANGDEAU, b. April 20, 1902, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. Aft. July 17, 1984.
vi. FIDELIA LANGDEAU, b. 1904; d. 1905.
vii. MYRTLE LANGDEAU, b. 1908.
20. viii. EVANGELINE LANGDEAU, b. March 07, 1911, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. August 1991, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota.

5. MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)253,254,255,256 was born September 12, 1858 in Rulo, Richardson
County, Nebraska257,258,259,260,261,262, and died February 17, 1926 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota263.
She married (1) ABRAHAM CESAIRE TURGEON264,265,266,267,268,269,270 February 04, 1877 in Wheeler, Charles Mix
County, South Dakota271. He was born October 25, 1847 in near Beaumont, Bellechasse County, Quebec,
Canada272,273,274,275,276, and died September 05, 1890 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 277,278. She
married (2) GEORGE AUGUSTUS PETE279,280 October 1892 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota281,282. He
was born December 02, 1866 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania283,284, and died July 13, 1947 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota285.

Notes for MARGARET "MAGGIE" LANGDEAU:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 323.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 14, 1877, Abraham Turgeon, Sr. and Margaret Landeaux were united in
marriage in a double marriage ceremony with Margaret's sister, Adelle, who was married to William Emery.
Margaret Landeaux (1858-1928) was born to Maurice and Margaret Hart Landeaux (1823-1928) in Rulo,
Nebraska. Maurice Landeaux, her father, was born in Mexico the son of a French fur trader from Canada.
Maurice, a freighter, used mules to freight supplies out of Rulo. Nebraska.
Margaret Turgeon was left widowed with four young children to raise. During haying season she was
married to George Pete. The family journeyed to Gregory County, Rosebud Reservation settling on Margaret's
half-section in Sections 3 and 10 of Herrick Twp. Her children were each allotted one quarter in Section 10 and
15, Herrick Twp. Abraham, Jr. attended St. Francis Mission in Todd County, receiving his diploma April 25,
1897, signed by Fr. Florentine Digmann, the founder of the school.
Margaret and George Pete became the parents of a daughter, Nettie (Biggins) and a son, Maurice A. born
November 19, 1901, who died January 6, 1902 and was buried in the Emery Cemetery north of Burke, S.D. Early
in 1904 they made their residence in the new village of Burke, S.D. To accommodate the teams and saddle
horses of the populace and surrounding countryside, George built one of the first livery barns in Burke. He
supervised the construction of the first Burke theatre, also setting up a harness shop. In 1917 he and his step-son
Abraham, Jr. employed Otto Scholes to erect a cement block building, the present Gamble Store.
Margaret (Landeaux) Turgeon Pete passed away in Burke in 1926. She lived to attain the age of 68 years.
George Pete died July 13, 1947 in Burke, S.D. Their children: Susan married Earl Ford; Alvina married Frank
Ducharme, son of Papineau who operated a trading post on the river. Frank Ducharme also built the first pool
hall building in Burke, just across the street to the south of Connell and Madole, on west main. Joseph married
Josephine Bemment; Abraham, Jr. married Marie Dolezal and Nettie married James Biggins.

More About MARGARET "MAGGIE" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1856, Nebraska286
Date born 3: 1857287
Date born 4: September 1857, Nebraska 288
Date born 5: November 03, 1858, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Baptism: February 26, 1860 289
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

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Census: 1860, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 257
Census 2: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 3: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 233A
Census 4: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 5: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 6: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 360 acres290
Land Patent 2: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres 291
Land Patent 3: June 21, 1907, Gregory County, South Dakota, 200 acres 292
Value of Real Estate: 1860, $1000

Notes for ABRAHAM CESAIRE TURGEON:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 322-323.

Abraham B. Turgeon Sr. (1847-1890) was born to Casare and Jane (Tracy) Turgeon near Beaumont,
Bellechasse County in the province of Quebec, Canada. Beaumont was located on the south side of the St.
Lawrence River. Abraham, Sr. the eldest son of Casare and Jane, departed the land of his birth alone for Fort
Chicago, Illinois. Here he labored as a blacksmith for about a year. He journeyed through the Northwest
Territory into Dakota Territory coming to Fort Randall. He located in the Wheeler area across the river from Fort
Randall. He had contracted from the U.S. Government a managership of the freight lines from the Agency of
White Swan through Deadwood and on to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. He was responsible for nineteen freight
wagons pulled by teams on oxen. Abraham sent word to his brothers in Canada to join him. Louis and Phillip
arrived first, followed in 1880 by Ludger, Onesenme, Benjamin and their three sisters, Laida, Oralee and Auror.
Louis and Phillip became drivers of the Conestoga freight wagons for Abraham, Sr. Ludger, Onesenme and
Benjamin freighted to the gold mines in the Black Hills. A trip, if all went well, required about one month of
steady driving in a wagon train. It was necessary to be alert for hostiles, therefore, one driver was a vigilante
during the night; each driver took a turn.
After their marriage Abraham, Sr. and Margaret (Landeaux) Turgeon made their home near Wheeler, S.D.
Abraham, Sr. managed his government freight lines employing his brothers as drivers. They became the parents
of four children, Joseph, Alvina, Abraham, Jr. and Susan. Abraham, Sr. died in Wheeler, S.D. in 1890, when his
son, Abraham, Jr. was six years old.
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From "Saga Of The Missouri River Reveille," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1981, by Gregory Times-
Advocate, Gregory, South Dakota, page 48.

Abraham Turgeon was manager for the U.S. Freight run which operated from White Swan to Wheeler, and
thence to Deadwood, and Fort Laramie, Wyoming. His brothers Ludger, Onesime, Louis, and Phillip were
drivers employed by him. First oxen and then mules were used to pull the heavy freight wagons. One or two
drivers would command fifteen to twenty-five wagons. Each wagon and team hitched to each team in one long
string. A run to Deadwood took three to four months.
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Abraham Turgeon from Canada, with residence on a claim near Wheeler, was employed by the U.S.
Government to manage an ox drawn freight run from White Swan, Wheeler, to Fort Pierre and thence to the
Black Hills. His brothers, Louis, Ludger, Onesime, and Phillip were his drivers. Freight drivers were the lifeline
of these areas and a run took three months.
Page 448-449
Abraham was the first of the Turgeon boys to come to Dakota Territory and was hired by the U.S.
Government to freight from White Swan to Wheeler and to Deadwood and Fort Laramie, Wyoming. In 1878 he
hired his brothers, Onesime, Louis, and Phillip to drive for him the ox drawn freighter wagons. So they came to
Dakota Territory from Canada.
Abraham Turgeon was born October 25, 1847 in Beaumont, Belle Chasse County, Canada. As the eldest of
the boys to venture form the home nest, he arrived at Boston, Massachusetts where he learned the blacksmith
trade which he followed for several years in Boston. He came to Dakota Territory in 1865 and located at Fort
Sully on the upper Missouri River where he engaged in cutting wood and putting to supply to government post for
several years. He managed the U.S. freight run from White Swan, Wheeler to Fort Pierre and to the Black Hills.
He summoned his brothers from Canada - Louis, Ludger, Onesime, and Phillip to drive the slow ponderous oxen

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freight wagons for him. He hauled goods of his own and sold in the Hills on his first freighting adventure. The
rate of charge on transportation of goods was $6 per hundred pounds. At night the train was corralled and
picketed to guard against hostile Indians. Abraham and his brothers, Louis and Onesime worked together cutting
wood to supply Fort Randall. He took three claims on the Missouri River and engaged in livestock raising and
agriculture.
Abraham Turgeon was married to Margaret Landeaux who was born September 12, 1858 in Rullo, Nebraska
to Maurice and Margaret (Hart) Landeaux. Abraham and Margaret Turgeon were the parents of five children:
Joseph, Abraham Jr., Alvina (Ducharme), Susan (Ford), and Louis deceased. Abraham Turgeon met his death
September 10, 1890 on his ranch as the result of mistakenly taking medicine from the wrong bottle. He was
buried at Wheeler.
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From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Joseph M. Turgeon, a pioneer's son and the brother of a pioneering family, was born October 24, 1880 near
the site of the old town of Wheeler, South Dakota. He was the eldest son of Abraham B. and Margaret
(Langdeaux) Turgeon. Abraham Benjamin Turgeon (1847 - 1890) was born to Caesare Turgeon from France and
Jane Tracy (Jennie Trechy) from England near Beaumont, Bellechasse County in the province of Quebec,
Canada. He was reared at his native home on the St. Lawrence River where he learned the blacksmith trade.
When still a youth he crossed the river to Boston, Massachusetts, and thence to Fort Chicago, Illinois where he
toiled as a blacksmith for the army. In 1865 he made his way through the Northwest Territory into the Dakotas
and arrived at Fort Sully. He cut wood and put up hay to supply the government post. In 1877 he became owner -
manager of a U. S. Government oxen - driven freight wagon train of 19 wagons, hauling supplied from the
Agency of White Swan, to Fort Pierre, through Deadwood, to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. His rate to haul goods
was $6.00 per hundred pounds. The train was corralled and picketed at night to guard against Indians or white
pirates. His brothers from Canada, Louis and Phillip, and later Ludger, Onesemine and Benjamin, were hired as
his teamsters. Their sisters Laida, Oralee, and Auror came to the United States with their brothers and later
married: Laida to a Turgeon, Oralee, a Culet, and Auror a Labracque. Sometime later Abraham, Louis, and
Onesemine came on down to Charles Mix County and took a contract to supply Fort Randall with wood.
Abraham "took up" three claims near Wheeler where he engaged in farming and extensive livestock production.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 14, 1877, Abraham and Margaret Landeaux were united in marriage in a
double ceremony with Margaret's sister, Adelle, and her bridegroom, William Emery. Margaret Landeaux was
born September 12, 1858 to Maurice and Margaret Hart (1823 - 1928) Landeaux, Sr. of Rulo, Nebraska.
Maurice Landeaux had been born in Mexico, the son of a French fur trapper and trader from Canada. Maurice Sr.
was a freighter, driving wagon caravans pulled by mules from Rulo, Nebraska on West; he had been killed when
his wagon loaded with timber slid on a siding and over - turned with him. Maurice and Margaret Landeaux, Sr.
became the parents of six daughters who played a vital part in the building of Gregory County - Adelle Emery,
Mary Durfee, Margaret Turgeon, Armine Turgeon, Susan Dion and Emily Gireau. They had two sons, Maurice
Jr. who married Amy Fallas of Lower Brule (her father was an early fur trader) and Henry who was killed in a
freighting accident involving mules. A daughter, Angeline, died in infancy.
After their marriage, Abraham and Margaret Turgeon, Sr. lived in Wheeler, the County Seat of Charles Mix
County, Dakota Territory. Old Wheeler, one of the first towns near the Missouri River, was abandoned years ago
at the time of the building of the Fort Randall reservoir. The children were small when Abraham and Margaret
moved to her allotment in the Rosebud Reservation in the year 1886. They became the parents of Joseph, Alvina,
Abraham Jr., Susan, and Louis deceased. Abraham Turgeon Sr. died at Wheeler in September 10, 1890. He was
buried in Wheeler but is now interred in the Catholic Cemetery south of Burke. Margaret Turgeon was married to
George Pete, October 1892 and two children were born to them: Nettie E. born October 3, 1893 married William
J. David (1899 - 1963) from Lucas, South Dakota and they had two daughters, Louise and Catherine. In 1964 she
married James M. Biggins. Maurice Augustus was born November 19, 1901 and died January 6, 1906; he is
buried in the Emery Cemetery north of Burke, South Dakota.
The children of Abraham and Margaret Turgeon were: Alvina Margaret Turgeon, born July 11, 1878 near
Old Wheeler, was married in 1902 to Frank Ducharme and they had one adopted daughter Viola. Alvina
Ducharme passed away October 29, 1948. (See Ducharme story).

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From "Standard Atlas of Charles Mix County," published 1906 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., page 55.

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The Turgeons came into the country in 1878 and 1879. Abraham, since deceased, and Francis arriving first,
soon followed by Onesime, Louis and Phil. As soon as they were well located they engaged in ranching, and
have acquired extensive tracts of land. Phil Turgeon, who was so well and favorable known among the pioneers,
was drowned some years ago in the Missouri, but Louis and Onesime still reside on their farms. Onesime
Turgeon was one of the pioneers in sinking a large artesian well, which he is still using to drive he saw mill,
threshing machine and other farm machinery.
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From: "The Aberdeen News," Aberdeen, SD, 12 March 1886, page 1.

PROTECTING THE SCHOOL LANDS.


Under the act of Feb. 25, 1885, and in accordance with instructions given by Commissioner Sparks, of the
general land office, several parties in the counties of Brule and Charles Mix have been notified by Special Agent
M. T. James that their enclosure of school and public lands in the counties must be removed. In compliance with
the notice, Abraham Turgeon and Edwin Morgan, both of Charles Mix county, representing a company having
about 2,000 acres enclosed, came to Mitchell and voluntarily made a statement of the whole matter of such
unlawful enclosure themselves, giving all the information needed to embrace in the report of the special agent.
The special agent is required to file affidavit with the United States attorney setting forth the facts of such
enclosure, whereupon it becomes the duty of the United States attorney to bring the matter before the United
States court. In the present instance Mr. Turgeon will go voluntarily and submit the whole matter to Judge Tripp
at a general session of the United States court at Yankton. Under the statute, the fences must be taken down, and
a fine not exceeding $1,000 and imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, may be imposed.
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From: "Aberdeen Daily News," Saturday, 13 September 1890, page 1.

Abraham Turgeon, an old settler of Charles Mix county, on Wednesday took aconite by mistake, from the
effects of which he died.
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Abraham was originally buried in the Langdeau Cemetery in Geddes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota,
but was reinterred when the Fort Randall Dam was built.

More About ABRAHAM CESAIRE TURGEON:


Died 2: September 10, 1890, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 293,294
Died 3: September 15, 1890, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 295
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota295
Cause of Death: Mistakenly took medicine from the wrong bottle296,297
Census: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 233A
Occupation: 1880, Farmer 298
Son of: Casare Turgeon and Jane Tracy299,300

More About ABRAHAM TURGEON and MARGARET LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: February 04, 1877, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 301
Marriage 2: November 14, 1877, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 302,303

Notes for GEORGE AUGUSTUS PETE:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 257-258.

George Pete, an early pioneer, wagon train cook, rancher and Burke businessman was born December 2,
1866 in Erie, Michigan to Augustus Pete and Elizabeth (Grodi) Pete. He wandered down to Dakota Territory in
the late 1800's taking a homestead in Charles Mix County; later land in the Whetstone valley east of the Russell
Durfee spread. He built a log cabin on the first creek bottom, but situated it behind the hill protecting the cabin
from the north wind. He was employed by Benjamin Turgeon for a time. Prior to the opening of the Rosebud, he
was employed by the government as a guide. His brother Ed, drove the chuck wagon for local roundups in the
area.
In October, 1892, he was married to Margaret Landeaux Turgeon, widow of Abraham B. Turgeon, mother of
four small children. They located on her allotments in the northeastern portion of Herrick Township. Here, in

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their home, took place the infamous, bloody dance of Chris Colombe fame. Chris had captured his love, Emma
Schunk, and ridden away with her after one of the bloodiest brawls in the history of Gregory County. George had
been knifed in the abdomen. Margaret had sewed him up and sat upon him, which might well have been the
saving of his life.
The townsite of Burke had just been established in 1904 when George Pete built a livery barn in Burke.
Horses and wagons were the mode of travel and the horses needed a stable with feed and water. It was built on
the site occupied by the Scholes building, later to be used as a city ice house. Shortly thereafter, his brother-in-
law, William Emery, built a new livery barn, Emery and Sons.
He further pulled a harness shop building down from Bonesteel. Stocking it with harness, essential parts,
saddles, bridles, etc., he and his step-son Abraham Turgeon Jr. became the managers.
In 1917, when automobiles were becoming the "thing", he hired Otto Scholes to erect a cement block garage
on the southeast corner of east main. He became the owner of the first automotive garage and acquired the
dealership for Maxwell automobiles.
November 13, 1919, this energetic little man, George Pete, purchased a lot on the corner south of the new
post office building (later the Gehlsen building) then under construction. Here he erected a modern theatre
building 25 x 100 feet. The building was constructed especially for show purposes with and elevated floor and a
special heating and ventilating system. the building was of fireproof construction with a typical theatrical front.
The "Happy Hour" theatre was opened March 6, 1920 and operated by Fred Hoffman. The post office building,
situated between the Yeager Funeral and Furniture Building and the theatre, was built October 1919 by Mr.
Claude Yeager.
George and Margaret Pete were the parents of two children: Nettie married James Biggins, and Maurice A.
born November 19, 1901 and died January 6, 1902. He is buried in the Emery Cemetery north of Burke.
Margaret Turgeon Pete died January 30, 1926 in Burke, and George Pete passed away July 13, 1947.

More About GEORGE AUGUSTUS PETE:


Date born 2: 1867, Michigan304,305,306
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 4: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 5B
Occupation: 1910, Laborer, Odd Jobs306
Occupation 2: 1920, Part owner of a Garage307
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A308
Son of: Augustus Pete and Elizabeth Grodi309
Value of Home: 1930, $400 310

More About GEORGE PETE and MARGARET LANGDEAU:


Marriage: October 1892, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 311,312

Children of MARGARET LANGDEAU and ABRAHAM TURGEON are:


21. i. ALVINA MARGARET3 TURGEON, b. July 11, 1878, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota; d. October
29, 1948, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota.
22. ii. JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE" TURGEON, b. October 24, 1880, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota; d.
August 22, 1935, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota.
23. iii. ABRAHAM BENJAMIN TURGEON, b. February 26, 1884, near Castalia, Charles Mix County, South Dakota;
d. February 01, 1943, Littleburg, Nebraska.
24. iv. SUSAN ELIZABETH "SUSIE" TURGEON, b. October 18, 1885, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota;
d. February 19, 1966, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.
v. LOUESIA MARGARET TURGEON313,314,315, b. May 18, 1889, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 316;
d. April 18, 1891, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota316.

More About LOUESIA MARGARET TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota316

Children of MARGARET LANGDEAU and GEORGE PETE are:


25. vi. NETTIE E.3 PETE, b. October 03, 1893, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. June 14, 1979, Arcadia,
California.
vii. MAURICE AUGUSTUS PETE317,318, b. November 19, 1901, South Dakota 319,320; d. January 06, 1902, Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota321,322.

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More About MAURICE AUGUSTUS PETE:
Burial: Emery Cemetery, Gregory County, South Dakota323,324

6. HENRY B.2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)325,326,327,328 was born July 22, 1861 in Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska329,330,331, and died January 13, 1888 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota331. He married
MARY IDA FALLIS332 April 02, 1883333. She was born 1867 in Platte Creek, Charles Mix County, South Dakota,
and died 1946 in Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota.

Notes for HENRY B. LANGDEAU:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 320.

Henry Landeaux was killed in a freighting accident involving his mules.


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Listed as Lando in 1880 census.

More About HENRY B. LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1860, Nebraska334
Baptism: June 12, 1862 335
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota336
Census: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 2: 1880, Seven miles up Missouri River, Stanley County, Dakota Territory, page 12D
Occupation: 1880, Night herder 337

Notes for MARY IDA FALLIS:


The 1900 Census lists her as married to Louis La Roche, mother of 7 children, 5 living. The Special
Inquiries Relating to Indians part of the 1900 Census lists her as belonging to the Sioux tribe, father as white,
mother belonging to the Sioux tribe, being 1/2 white, not involved in a polygamous marriage, living in a fixed
dwelling.

More About MARY IDA FALLIS:


Date born 2: 1863, South Dakota338
Burial: Ft. George Catholic Cemetery, Stanley County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 180
Daughter of: Felicia Fallis and Elizabeth Hail
Occupation: 1900, Stock Grower 338
Other Spouses: Louis La Roche339
Tribe: Half Blood Sioux339

More About HENRY LANGDEAU and MARY FALLIS:


Marriage: April 02, 1883 340

Children of HENRY LANGDEAU and MARY FALLIS are:


26. i. JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3 LANGDEAU, b. December 16, 1885, Landing Creek, Gregory County, South Dakota;
d. February 19, 1962, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
27. ii. JAMES PETER LANGDEAU, b. December 29, 1887, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. June 08, 1956, Fall River County, South Dakota.

7. SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)341,342 was born February 19, 1864 in Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350, and died November 28, 1939 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page
7B. She married OLIVER DION351,352 March 25, 1884 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota353. He was
born June 10, 1864 in Lone Tree Ranch, Beaver Creek, South Dakota 354,355,356,357,358, and died April 21, 1934 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota359.

Notes for SUSAN "SUSIE" LANGDEAU:


Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census she is listed as belonging to the

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Sioux tribe, father white, mother Sioux.

The 1910 Census lists her as the mother of 11 children, 10 living.

The 1920 Federal Census of Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A, lists her as Susie Dion, age 56,
born in Nebraska, race: Indian, father born in Canada-native language as French, and mother born in South
Dakota.
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Obituary of Susan Langdeau from the Burke Gazette:

Tuesday morning about 7:30 another of Burke's early settlers passed away and as the news spread over the
community that Mrs. Oliver Dion, affectionately known as Grandma Dion, had departed from this life it caused a
wave of sadness to find its place in everyone's mind. She was a sweet, humble character, so self-sacrificing.
Unnoticed by the world, she went about doing good and earnestly portrayed in her life each day her sincere
Catholic faith. Burke Co., keenly feels the loss of this pioneer lady.
Susan Langdeau, after growing to womanhood was married and the family was first heard of here as residents
near the Whetstone where they lived before moving into Burke twenty-nine years ago. This has been her home
since that time.
Oliver and Susan were the parents of twelve children, three of whom preceded their mother in death, two
boys and one girl. The children morning her passing are John and Clement of Burke. William and Mrs. Ella
Copps of Rapid City, Paul of Sturgis, Charles of Dupree, Joe of Gregory, Emil of Randolph, Neb., and Mrs.
Addie Wagner of Bakersfield, Cal. Besides her children she is survived by thirty-three grand children, two great
grand children and two sisters, Mrs. Adella Emery of Burke, and Mrs. Ben Turgeon of Bonesteel. Funeral
services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Sacred Heart Church.

More About SUSAN "SUSIE" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1862, Nebraska360
Died 2: November 28, 1929, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Died 3: November 28, 1934, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Died 4: November 28, 1969, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota361
Baptism: June 08, 1864 362
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 2: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234
Census 3: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 4: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 5: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 6: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres363
Land Patent 2: January 30, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 363
Land Patent 3: January 30, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 363
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A364
Tribe: Sioux365

Notes for OLIVER DION:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 146-147.

Oliver Dion, a scout and soldier, was born June 10, 1864 at Beaver Creek, S.D. on the Lone Tree Ranch to
John Dion from Quebec, Canada and Sophia Bonveaux from the Rosebud. At the time of his birth the first treaty
in the Rosebud was made with the Indians.
Oliver, when a small lad, travelled with his father, John Dion, into Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado and
Wyoming. He was at Beaver Creek at the time of the Custer massacre and saw the Indians bring in Custer's
equipment of saddles, blankets and clothing to the Indian Agency.
John Dion ran the first saloon in the little town of Cedar Creek on the Missouri River. He later operated a
saloon in Deadwood, S.D. Fights and gun play were an everyday or night occurrence. Murders and robberies

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were scarcely noticed.
Oliver Dion lived in Sioux Falls, S.D. when the city was only a saloon, pool hall, restaurant and post office.
To make extra money, he sold box elder seeds at 10 cents a quart. Leaving Sioux Falls for Yankton, he fell in
with John Gordon's wagon train, bound for the Black Hills to mine for gold. The only woman in the expedition
was Annie Donna Tallent, who followed her husband, Mr. Tallent, and 27 other men of the Gordon party on their
illegal journey into the Black Hills in the winter of 1874-75. They sought a fortune in gold. The party trailed up
the Niobrara River to elude the U.S. troops. A log fort was set up in the Black Hills which was referred to as
Gordon's Stockade. While in camp they were intercepted by two government scouts, John Duck and Indian and
Towa a Negro, who were sent out from Fort Randall by Major J. I. McLaughlin. The group was arrested, their
supplies were burned and the wagons confiscated. The Gordon Party was forced to walk the entire distance from
their fort to Fort Randall, where they were jailed for one month.
When the Gordon party's journey ended at their fort, Oliver Dion moved on to the Black Hills to freight
supplies from Laramie, Wyoming to Deadwood, S.D. for the miners. It was at Buffalo Gap where a band on
Indians stole the horses and mules from his thirty wagon train, leaving only one team. Oliver hauled the thirty
wagons - one wagon at a time - with this team to the Halfway House.
In the spring on 1880, Oliver went on the range in Nebraska, where he punched cattle for 10 years. He was
in Valentine the day the first train came through. The cowboys went wild shouting and shooting their guns. In
Wyoming he worked on the Barling Ranch, riding the range and searching for branded cattle. Casper, Wyoming
was then only three houses. Herding for the U.S. Government he delivered cattle to the Indian Agencies for meat
- namely, Standing Rock, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, Green Wood and Santee Indian Agency.
He was herding cattle on the Nebraska range when he almost lost his life. He and his fellow ranger were in
gun range of a lone Indian. A bullet whizzed past their ears; they spurred their horses forward, looking back they
saw a lone Indian keeping vigil to avenge a relative's death. It was the custom of some Indian tribes that the
eldest male avenged a death in the family by killing the first living thing he saw, man or beast.
Oliver Dion was married to Susan Landeaux February 10, 1884. Susan was born February 19, 1864 at Rulo,
Nebraska, to Maurice Landeaux from Mexico, son of a French fur trader from Canada, and Margaret Hart of Rulo
Nebraska. About 1885 they trailed to the Rosebud Territory which was later to be opened up to settlers to be
known as Gregory County.
Oliver and Susan established residence in a log cabin on the upper Whetstone, 3 miles north of the site that
was to become Burke, S.D. Their eldest son, John, was born in their log cabin March 20, 1885. They were to
become the parents of six more sons, Paul, Emil, Will, Clem, George, Charles and Joe. Finally Susan was blessed
with the birth of two daughters, Addie and Ella.
Oliver farmed and ran cattle on his ranch. His children attended the Dion school nearby. Settlers on the way
to their claims in the Lucas area, after the opening of Gregory County in 1904, would stop at the Dion ranch to
camp and spend the night or just to rest before continuing their journey.
A roller rink was built in Burke on east main and was operated by the Dion family. It was the second
building south of Matson's Implement. Often times a dance was held there. Later it became Opencensky's
Furniture Mart, McHenry's Feed Store and Soper's Hatchery. Currently it is Soper's Antique Shop and living
quarters.
February 10, 1929 Oliver and Susan had been married 45 years and were the parents of ten children. Oliver
was still a scout, spending much of his time showing cattle and hog buyers about the country, in addition to
operating his farm and ranch with the aid of his sons.
Oliver and Susan Dion retired to Burke in their golden years. Oliver made a striking figure in his military
coat and hat, striding very erect up the street of Burke. Oliver died April 21, 1934 at seventy years of age, Susan
Landeaux Dion lived to enjoy 105 summers, being Burke's eldest resident when she died November 28, 1969.
She had lived fifty-four years in the Rosebud Country.
The children of Oliver and Susan Dion were: John (1885) married Amy Mullen, 3 children; Paul married
Susan LaCroix, 5 children; Will (1913) married Lillie Mahrt, 4 children; Clem married "Caps" Petersen, 2
children; Charles married Eva Raymond, 4 children; Joe married Zeta Foley, 2 daughters; Emil (1900) married
Ruth Jones, 4 sons; George married Joan Flynn, 2 children; Addie married Henry Wagner; and Ella married
Patrick Copps, 4 children - 2 deceased.
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Obituary of Oliver Dion from the Burke Gazette:

The community was deeply grieved Saturday evening to learn of the death of Oliver Dion who had been
confined to his home for some time with a serious illness.
Mr. Dion was one of the few real old-timers left in this section of the state. He came here long before the
Rosebud was opened to homesteaders and even before that he had freighted with oxen into the Black Hills when

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the old was still at its best. It was during this time that the final uprisings of the Dakota Indians was in progress
and when this country was not yet the scene of happy farm homes but was still being molded into a civilized state.
It was Mr. Dion's delight to relate his experiences and hardships during later years since he acted as interpreter
between the Indians and the white men and was familiar with the conditions of that time.
In the passing of his familiar figure from our midst we have lost another of the frontiersmen who did his part
in building a great state and it is with deepest regret that we extend sympathy to his family who are left to mourn
the passing of their father and husband.
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DAKOTA COWBOY AND RANGE RIDER REMEMBERS PIONEER DAY EVENTS


OLIVER DION IS STILL ACTIVE ON ROSEBUD PLAINS
By Jessie Williams
(Special Correspondent of the Journal.)
Burke, S. D., Feb. 9.--Oliver Dion has lived his entire life among the Indians, speaks their language, and has
acted as a cow puncher for the government, supplying the Indians with meat at different agencies.
For more than 40 years, Mr. Dion has lived in the Rosebud country as rancher and cowboy, herding cattle in
Gregory county years before there were any towns or railroads. He knows every farm and ranch in this territory.
Mr. Dion was born in 1863 on Lone Tree ranch, on the Platt river, at the time of the first Indian treaty. From
the time he was a small boy he adventured with his father in Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.
He tells of being at Beaver creek when Indians brought Custer's equipment of saddles, blankets and clothing to
the Indian agency. And being in the vicinity at the time of Custer's massacre, he says that more blame was with
the whites than with the Indians.
The Indians, men, women and children, he say, were camped n the Big Horn valley, as were the soldiers, and
each camp had sent ou scouts. When Indian scouts returned to report, the tribe immediately packed to meet an
attack. The soldiers were on territory rightfully belonging to the Indians. After the battle the Indians brought the
solders' belongings to Beaver creek and offered them for sale.
Oliver's father kept the first saloon in the little town on the MIssouri river known as Cedar Creek. He later
conducted a saloon in Deadwood. Brawls and shootings were common, and scarcely any notice was taken of
murders and robberies.
Mr. Dion lived in Sioux Falls when that city consisted of a saloon, poolhall, restaurant and postoffice. He
remembers selling box elder tree seeds at 10 cents a quart. From Sioux Falls he went to Yankton, where he fell in
with John Gordon's wagon train, bound for the Black Hills to form a settlement. On account of Indian wars in the
Hills, white settlers were barred, hence the reason for Gordon's trail up the Niobrara river in Nebraska. It was
planned to elude the troops until the Hills were reached, then mke their way over the line. When it arrived at the
site now known as Gordon, camp was established, to await a time to go on. While in camp they were intercepted
by two government scouts from Fort Randall, John Duck, a full blooded Indian, and Towa, a negro. The party
was arrested by soldiers. All supplies were burned, mules and wagons taken, and the party was compelled to walk
the long distace to Fort Randall, where it was held in jail for 30 days.
Later Mr. Dion went to the Black Hills and freighted supplies from Laramie to Deadwood. Once, while
camped at Buffalo Gap, a band of Indians stole the horses and mules from the 30-wagon train, leaving only one
team. With this team he hauled one wagon at a time to what was known as the Halfway house.
In the spring of 1880 Mr. Dion went on the range in Nebraska and punched cattle for 10 years. He was in
Valentine when the first train came through, to the accompaniment of shooting and yelling cowboys. In
Wyoming he worked on the Barling Spring ranch, riding the range and looking for branded cattle. Casper then
was composed of three houses. Herding for the government, he delivered cattle to the Standing Rock, Lower
Brule, Crow Creek, Green Wood and Santee Indian agencies.
Mr. Dion tells of one narrow escape he had while herding. He and a companion were riding the range when a
bullet sang past their ears, then another and another. They put spurs to their ponies and, looking back, saw a lone
Indian keeping vigil to avenge a relative's death. It was a custom among some Indian tribes that when a death
occurred in the family the eldest male went out and killed the first living thing that came in his range, man or
beast.
Mr. and Mrs. Dion have been married for 40 years and have 10 children. Mr. Dion is yet a scout and not
only knows every farmer, but also how much stock he owns and what he has for sale. He spends much of his time
taking cattle and hog buyers about the country.
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Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census he is listed as belonging to the
Sioux tribe, father white, mother Sioux.

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The 1920 Federal Census of Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A lists him as age 55, born in
Nebraska, race: Indian, no occupation.

Oliver won land in Tripp County in 1908.

More About OLIVER DION:


Date born 2: 1863, Nebraska366
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 4: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres367
Land Patent 2: November 26, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 367
Land Patent 3: November 26, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 367
Occupation: 1910, Automobile Driver368
Rent: 1930, $10 per month369
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A369
Son of: John Dion and Sophia Bonveaux370
Tribe: Sioux371

More About OLIVER DION and SUSAN LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: March 25, 1884, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 372
Marriage 2: February 10, 1884, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 373,374,375

Children of SUSAN LANGDEAU and OLIVER DION are:


28. i. JOHN J.3 DION, b. March 28, 1885, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; d. September 27, 1968,
Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
29. ii. ELLA A. DION, b. October 29, 1886, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. April 1977, Denver, Denver
County, Colorado.
30. iii. WILLIAM JACOB DION, b. December 27, 1888, Wheeler, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 10, 1975,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
iv. SOPHIA MATILDA DION376, b. 1891, South Dakota 376; d. May 27, 1893, South Dakota376.

More About SOPHIA MATILDA DION:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota376

v. STEPHEN DION376, b. January 1892, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 02, 1893, Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota376.

More About STEPHEN DION:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota376

31. vi. PAUL OLIVER DION, b. December 10, 1892, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. May 29, 1955,
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
32. vii. CHARLES C. DION, b. August 25, 1894, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. June 02, 1963,
Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
33. viii. JOSEPH MORRIS DION, b. March 10, 1896, Whetstone, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. September 24,
1990, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.
34. ix. GEORGE JAMES DION, b. September 13, 1898, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. April 19, 1926,
Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota.
35. x. EMIL AMOS "ZEKE" DION, b. April 06, 1900, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 12, 1981,
Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska.
xi. ADELLE "ADDIE" DION, b. August 04, 1902, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 377,378,379,380; d. February
26, 1968, Oakland, Alameda County, California381; m. HENRY J. WAGNER, March 04, 1924, Colome, Tripp
County, South Dakota382,383; b. 1900, Nebraska384,385; d. Aft. 1930.

More About ADELLE "ADDIE" DION:


Date born 2: 1903, South Dakota386
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 2: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 3: 1930, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, page 12A

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Occupation: Waitress in a restaurant387
Residence: 1930, 1017 Howell Avenue, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California387
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 388
Social Security Number: 565-10-2198388

More About HENRY J. WAGNER:


Census: 1930, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, page 12A
Occupation: 1930, Waiter in a hotel 389
Rent: 1930, $20 per month389
Residence: 1930, 1017 Howell Avenue, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California389

More About HENRY WAGNER and ADELLE DION:


Marriage: March 04, 1924, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota390,391
Married by: Rev. Z. Gosselin, Catholic Priest392

36. xii. CLEMENT LAWRENCE "CLEM" DION, b. August 21, 1904, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d.
December 26, 1982, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

8. EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)393,394,395 was born May 06, 1866 in Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska396,397,398,399, and died Aft. 1937. She married LOUIS PIERRE GIROUX400,401 April 30, 1883 in South
Dakota402,403,404. He was born September 16, 1852 in Nebraska 405,406,407, and died August 07, 1941 in Todd
County, South Dakota.

Notes for EMILY A. LANGDEAU:


The 1880 Census lists her as Emma.

The 1900 Census lists her as mother of 7 children, 3 still living. The 1910 Census lists her as mother of 8
children, 5 still living.

More About EMILY A. LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1862, Iowa407
Date born 3: 1864, Nebraska408
Date born 4: 1864, South Dakota409
Date born 5: July 20, 1867, Nebraska
Date born 6: 1868, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Allotment: 1896409
Baptism: September 10, 1867410
Census: 1870, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 7
Census 2: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234
Census 3: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 219B
Census 4: 1910, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 5: 1920, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 6: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Tribe: Half Blood Sioux411
Tribe 2: Mixed Blood, Rosebud Sioux412

Notes for LOUIS PIERRE GIROUX:


The 1910 Census lists him as Lewis P. Jiroux.

More About LOUIS PIERRE GIROUX:


Date born 2: 1850413
Date born 3: 1854, South Dakota414
Allotment: 1896414
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 219A
Census 2: 1910, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 3: 1920, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 4: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Occupation: 1900, Stock Raising415

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Occupation 2: 1910, Ranch Owner416
Occupation 3: 1920, Farm Manager 417
Son of: Louis Giroux and Marie Beauvais
Tribe: Half Blood Sioux418
Tribe 2: Mixed Blood, Rosebud Sioux419
Tribe 3: 1/4 Teton Sioux420
Value of Home: 1930, $300421

More About LOUIS GIROUX and EMILY LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: April 30, 1883, South Dakota422,423,424
Marriage 2: 1882425

Children of EMILY LANGDEAU and LOUIS GIROUX are:


37. i. CHARLOTTE3 GIROUX, b. July 1884, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota; d. Aft.
1937.
38. ii. MABEL CLAIRE GIROUX, b. April 1889, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota; d.
September 30, 1976, Duarte, Los Angeles County, California.
39. iii. VERN CLYDE "VERNIE" GIROUX, b. August 11, 1894, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South
Dakota; d. December 26, 1979, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
iv. RALPH SAMUEL GIROUX, b. April 06, 1896, Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota426,427; d. Aft. 1930; m.
IRENE, 1926 427; b. 1906, California427; d. Aft. 1930.

Notes for RALPH SAMUEL GIROUX:


Ralph served in World War I. The 1900 Census lists him as 1/2 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him
as tall and stout, with brown eyes and black hair. The 1910 Census lists him as 1/4 Teton Sioux.

More About RALPH SAMUEL GIROUX:


Date born 2: 1895, South Dakota428
Date born 3: 1897, South Dakota429
Date born 4: April 08, 1898, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota 430
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 20A
Census 2: 1920, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 3: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 431
Military service: World War I
Occupation: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1930, Farmer, self employed 431,432
Occupation 2: 1920, Farm Laborer 433
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux434

More About IRENE:


Census: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B

More About RALPH GIROUX and IRENE:


Marriage: 1926434

40. v. ROY FRANCIS GIROUX, b. September 06, 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South
Dakota; d. December 1970, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
vi. JOSEPH GIROUX, b. 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota 435,436; d. April 20,
1924, Mellette County, South Dakota.

Notes for JOSEPH GIROUX:


The 1910 Census lists him as 1/4 Teton Sioux.

More About JOSEPH GIROUX:


Census: 1910, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A

9. ARMINE2 LANGDEAU (MAURICE1)437,438,439 was born December 12, 1870 in Rulo, Richardson County,
Nebraska440,441,442, and died March 24, 1940 in Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 443,444. She married
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TURGEON444,445,446 1885 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota447,448,449. He was
born December 14, 1867 in Beaumont, Bellechasse County, Quebec, Canada450,451,452,453, and died July 12, 1926
in Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota454.

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Notes for ARMINE LANGDEAU:
The 1880 Census lists her as Armina. The 1900 Census lists her as mother of 4 children, 3 still living. The
1910 Census lists her as mother of 4 children, 3 still living. The 1920 Census lists her as an Alien.

More About ARMINE LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: December 12, 1871, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska
Date born 3: 1872, Nebraska455
Date born 4: 1872, South Dakota456
Date born 5: December 1872, Nebraska 457
Date born 6: December 12, 1873, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska 458
Date born 7: 1874, Nebraska459
Baptism: January 18, 1874460
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 234
Census 2: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 3: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 4: 1920, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 5: 1930, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres461
Land Patent 2: December 29, 1917, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.1 acres 461
Land Patent 3: December 29, 1917, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.06 acres 462
Land Patent 4: December 29, 1917, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 462
Land Patent 5: December 29, 1917, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320 acres 463
Residence: 1920, First Avenue North, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota464
Tribe: Half Blood Sioux465
Value of Home: 1930, $4000466

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TURGEON:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 320-322.

Benjamin Turgeon was born December 14, 1867 in Bellechasse County, Province of Quebec, Canada, to
Casare and Jane (Tracy) Turgeon. Casare Turgeon was of French descent and Jane Tracy had immigrated to
Canada from London, England. They were the parents of six sons: Abraham, Louis, Phillip, Ludger, Onesenme
and Benjamin, and three daughters Laida (Turgeon), Oralee Culet and Auror Labracque. Benjamin was an
intelligent, able, versatile and self-sufficient man. He had scarcely and eighth grade education but he was far
ahead of his time. He became a rancher and a leader in the Whetstone Valley later to be named Turgeon Twp.
He served as Gregory County Commissioner for four years.
Benjamin Turgeon journeyed to Dakota Territory from Canada about 1880, to the trading post of Wheeler in
Charles Mix County. Benjamin, the youngest of the family, accompanied his brothers Ludger and Onesenme who
joined their older brothers Abraham, Louis and Phillip. Abraham was the manager of the U. S. Government
freight lines which ran from the Agency of White Swan, near Yankton, to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Ludger,
Phillip and Benjamin freighted from Yankton, Wheeler, to Deadwood for the gold miners in the Black Hills,
when this area was Dakota Territory and an Indian Reservation. Their large heavy Conestaga wagon trains were
pulled by slow, ponderous but hardy oxen.
Benjamin Turgeon met pretty young Armine at Rulo, Nebraska and they were wed in 1885. Armine was only
fifteen years of age, the youngest of the Landeaux family and Benjamin, eighteen years old, was the youngest of
the Turgeon family.
In 1887 Benjamin and Armine Turgeon moved to her allotment on the Whetstone, the S 1/2 of Section 25,
later named Turgeon Twp. Their children, Francis and Louise were given their allotments in 1890-1894. Agnes,
born in 1887, died of typhoid fever eleven years later. Julia was born in 1896. By the year 1909, Benjamin had
purchased the N 1/2 of Section 35, also land in Sections 23, 24, 25, and 26 from discouraged homesteaders who
sold our and left the country.
Benjamin and Armine's first home was a log cabin on the east bank of the Whetstone Creek, east of the
present home. Francis and Louise were born in this log cabin. When the new home was erected, the log cabin
became a bunk house. The Whetstone Creek, on the western side of the cabin, ran north, wound to the west and
turned south before straightening its course west. It was in this flat nest that Benjamin built his home and farm

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buildings. Zachary Trahan from Canada, brother of Artemese Rang Desjarlais, lived with them, as well as other
senior men who helped Benjamin with his many projects. They were furnished room and board, clothing and
Horse Shoe Tobacco.
Benjamin with the help of these hired hands, built his barns and corrals. The barn was a huge two story
building poured with a cement floor one foot in depth with a ladder to ascend the hay mow. With a capacity of 90
to 100 cows it took the men all day to feed the cattle in the winter. They pulled the hay to the barn in bobsleds.
Employing his own sawmill, cottonwood logs were sawed into planks for feed bunks, mangers, stalls and corral
fences and gates. A cattle shoot and weight scale was built northeast of the barn. A sling carried the load of hay
into the mow. Four saddles were hung on the walls. A workshop and bunkhouse was staged in the hay mow after
the barn's completion.
Benjamin owned and raised over 1,000 head of cattle and many horses that grazed on the lush grass of the
fenceless Whetstone hills and Sully Flats. Cowboys, and later Francis and Louise, herded the stock and special
care was exercised during calving time. In the fall the cowboys gathered the cattle from the prairies and river
hills for a big round-up at the Turgeon ranch. Noah Williams, Frank Bishop, James and Henry Emery, Russell
and Thomas Durfee, Jack Sully, the Hams, George Pete and many other ranchers drove their herds to the Turgeon
corrals to be branded, earmarked, castrated and sorted. The ear marks cut out of the ears of the calves were put in
individual piles for each rancher to count later. Louise kept the fire hot for the branding irons. Round-up time
lasted many days until all was done and the herds moved out again to the ranges. Ed Pete drove the chuck wagon
and Louise and her mother baked many large loaves of bread for the hungry cow punchers.
The family had been living in the log cabin, but in 1905-06 a new, big three-story house was erected west of
the log cabin and south of the corrals. The house was built of large dimension cottonwood lumber, logs cut and
sawed in the sawmill by Benjamin and his men. It was built upon a five foot mortar and rock foundation. The
exterior was then sheeted with brick embossed tin, and the windows were shuttered. The third story bedroom was
for visiting children. The main floor had two bedrooms, a clothes closet, a large hallway, parlor and dining room.
A piano and a "Regina" music box graced the parlor. Louise and Julia occupied one bedroom. The larger
bedroom was for company, but was also used for Mass and Communion by the priest of St. Francis Mission,
accommodating the Catholics of the valley.
The basement, the main living quarters, consisted of two bedrooms, dining and living area, and kitchen. Ben
and Armine slept in one bedroom, Francis and hired man slept in the other room. An open stairway in the middle
of the room led to the first floor; under the stairs was a large oak closet. A nine foot cedar post stanchion
equipped with jack rested on the basement floor, convenient to shift the weight of the house occasionally. A
cement bathroom under the porch was supplied with running water. A heavy oak door in the rear opened into the
basement. A Delco plant provided electricity to the house for lights and water. The children kept the wood box
filled for the cookstove and wood or coal heaters. During the very cold nights the hired man kept all the stoves
burning.
Oak trees from the creek were cut and sawed into board lengths, planed, sanded and fitted for the door,
windows, mp board trim and floors by Benjamin. The house was finished on a Sunday, whereupon a carpenter
bee was held. It was much enlivened by a keg of beer bought to help celebrate the completion of the house. It
was a great house and the family loved their home.
The yard was landscaped with cedars dug from the Whetstone; today reach heights of 100 and 150 feet.
Louise dug and planted with a butcher knife a small cedar seedling between the house and the outhouse - it
required years to attain 25 feet. The tree still waves in the breeze, but the outhouse long ago was replaced by
modern plumbing.
A huge garden was planted in the valley east of the new house. It was cultivated by a horse-drawn cultivator
by some hoeing was required. Apple, cherry and plum seedlings were planted southeast of the log cabin,
protected by the native trees of the Whetstone. Benjamin owned the first Avery tractor, 1913 model which pulled
a five bottom plow, to which was attached a two-section drag to break the prairie sod.
A well drilling outfit was purchased to dig an artesian well in the barnyard lot. It flowed into an oval cement
tank surrounded by a cement platform. A water wheel to operate the Delco plant was located in the Whetstone
Creek below the artesian overflow. This did not generate sufficient power so a shed was built to house the Delco
plant, two water wheel and supply tank. Artesian water was piped to the house for bathing, but a cistern of
rainwater near the house was used for drinking, cooking and laundry. The soft water was piped to the kitchen
sink hand pump. Benjamin dug 10 - 15 artesian wells in the area, also digging a well for the St. Francis Church
and school at Mission, S.D.
Benjamin owned and raced blooded horses. One favorite, "Whiskey Pete", won many silver cups and silver
toothpicks as well as crystal ware, centerpieces and condiment sets. One crystal wine glass dated "Whetstone
July 24, 1899" was won by Whiskey Pete. Whiskey Pete was a long-legged bay with a white star marking his
forehead. He raced in Butte and Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. Pacer horses were sold to the Omaha
Stockyards as "cutting out" horses. These fine horses were pictured on calendars and mailed to cattle buyers and

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producers.
Benjamin invented and patented a spring tire. The tires rode easy in the hills but the springs would not stay
intact. He was also a mechanic and became adept at hot iron welding, new to this area. Employing hot iron
welding he invented the first cattle guards or "auto gates" which eliminated the use of gates to enter the ranch.
The gate was designed with poles and old artesian rods. A small gate to the side accommodated the riding horses.
He fashioned horseshoes in his shop and shod horses for the neighbors. It their watch or clock was not keeping
time, he could repair, oil and clean the timepieces.
Roads to the ranch in the winters were maintained by the Turgeons. Using horses and a scoop they cleared
the roads to accommodate all vehicles, including his new Franklin auto. He was also a Franklin auto dealer for
interested buyers in the area.
A super salesman convinced Benjamin to buy shares in an oil venture in Wichita Falls, Texas. Benjamin
became wealthy when "black gold" shot skyward from his wells. He traveled to Texas several times a year to
check his investments. On a return trip from Texas, the family stopped at Omaha. Louise purchased a $25 pair of
tan, 18-button hightop shoes from the Brandeis Store. The clerks stared in amazement when she paid the shoe
clerk with a $100 bill given to her by her father, but of course the change was returned to him.
Friends, relatives or neighbors often fished or seined on the big lake-pond near the farm buildings. Uncle
William Emery loved to spiel tall tales to the children especially about the large amount of money he had salted
away in a barrel, these tales delighted the children.
Benjamin and Armine had labored long and diligently, the time was near to retire. In 1918 he sold the ranch
and 1/2 interest in the cattle to Fred Harris, Benjamin's former hired hand. Later it was transferred to Otto
Nightingale. It again changed hands, becoming the property of a Texas cattle company, with foreman Robert
Taylor.
The Turgeon home which had seen so much living was demolished. It was pushed into the basement,
covered over and planted with grass. A new modern home was erected. The barn was considerably reduced in
size. However, some of the original barn interior, stalls, mangers, corrals, scales and artesian well are still in use.
Benjamin and Armine Turgeon retired to Bonesteel, S.D. Benjamin Turgeon died July 12, 1926 and Armine
Landeaux Turgeon died March 24, 1940 at Bonesteel. They were the parents of four children: Agnes 1886-
1897; Francis (1890) married Nettie Davis, children Dolor, Richard, Ray, Laura, Frances, Loretta, Donald and
Jerry; Louise (1893) married Henry Lunn, (dec.), children Helen, Marie, Dorothy and Henrietta; Julia (1896)
married Richard Gravel, children Garneta, Rex and Janice.
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The 1920 Federal Census of Pleasant Valley, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A, lists him as age 52,
born in Canada, mother tongue: French, race: white, emigrated to the U.S. in 1882, naturalized in 1886, father and
mother both French Canadian, occupation: automobile salesman.

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TURGEON:


Date born 2: February 1866, Beaumont, Bellechasse County, Quebec, Canada467
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 3: 1920, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Immigration: 1880, from Canada468
Immigration 2: 1882, from Canada469
Land Patent: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 Acres470
Land Patent 2: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 Acres471
Land Patent 3: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 Acres472
Land Patent 4: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 Acres473
Naturalization: 1886474
Occupation: 1900, Stock Raiser 475
Occupation 2: 1910, Farmer476
Occupation 3: 1920, Automobile Salesman477
Residence: 1920, First Avenue North, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota478
Son of: Cezaire Turgeon and Jeanne Marie Trachy

More About BENJAMIN TURGEON and ARMINE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: 1885, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota479,480,481

Children of ARMINE LANGDEAU and BENJAMIN TURGEON are:

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i. AGNES3 TURGEON482,483, b. 1886, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota 484,485; d. Aft. 1910.

More About AGNES TURGEON:


Date born 2: 1888486
Died 2: 1897, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 487
Census: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota

41. ii. FRANCIS TURGEON, b. June 29, 1890, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. December 22, 1961.
42. iii. MARY LOUISE TURGEON, b. October 07, 1893, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. August 17,
1976, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
43. iv. JULIA ARMINE TURGEON, b. September 06, 1895, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota; d. Aft.
1930.

Generation No. 3

10. THOMAS MAURICE3 DURFEE (MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)488 was born March 16, 1875 in Rulo,
Richardson County, Nebraska488,489,490,491,492,493,494, and died November 30, 1946 in Highmore, Hyde County,
South Dakota495. He married (1) CECILE BLANCHE DUNCAN496 1896 in Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska496.
She was born 1879496, and died 1898 in Gregory County, South Dakota496. He married (2) M AUDE MAY ROSS496
November 16, 1909 in Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota496,497. She was born July 11, 1890 in Le Mars,
Plymouth County, Iowa498,499,500,501,502, and died December 15, 1949 in Gregory County, South Dakota503.

Notes for THOMAS MAURICE DURFEE:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 154.

Thomas was fourteen years old when he accompanied his uncle Maurice Landeaux, Jr. on a freighting trip to
Fort Pierre, then an Indian Reservation. Maurice, Jr. used spans of mules to pull his conestaga wagons.
Grandmother Landeaux made her grandsons promise never to raise mules as her brother had been killed in an
accident with his wagon and mules. However, in spite of his promise to his grandmother, Thomas did raise mules
on his homestead in Gregory County. Margaret Landeaux came to Burke to be near her daughters where she died
June 2, 1928, at 105 years of age.
Thomas Durfee was married to Cecil Blanche Duncan in Rulo, Nebraska. They jouneyed to Turgeon Twp.
in 1896. A log cabin was their home and he worked for his uncles, Benjamin Turgeon and George Pete. Two
years later Cecile died. She was the daughter of Uriah and Belle G. Duncan and was born in 1879. She was
nineteen years of age when she passed away and was buried in the Emery Cemetery on the Emery ranch north of
Burke.
Thomas M. Durfee and Maude Ross were married in Herrick, S. D. at the pastor's home one November 16,
1909. Rev. William A. Davies, Minister of the Gospel, performed the marriage rites with Russell R. and Dollie
Durfee as witnesses. The certificate of marriage was notarized by W. S. Slaughter and recorded November 23,
1909 by the Clerk of Courts, M. L. Parish, at the county seat, Fairfax, S. D.
Maude Ross was born July 11, 1890 in LeMars, Iowa to William and Arbell (Newkirk) Ross. Wm. Ross was
of Irish-Scot origin and Arbell was born in Pennsylvania of Dutch ancestry. William and Arbell Ross migrated to
Old Gregory County when Maude was nine years old, accompanied by his parents Chris and Sarah Ross. They
traveled via the emigrant train. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul railway to Armour, S. D. - that being the terminal
of the spur line. Continuing with their loaded wagons and teams to Wheeler, S. D., they crossed the ferry at the
Old Wheeler Crossing and rolled on to Bonesteel, S. D. Chris Ross and his son, William, claimed homesteads
north of Bonesteel.
Thomas and Maude settled in their log cabin on their ranch on the Pete Creek. Twelve children were born to
them there. Besides raising their brood, they cared for two foster children, Roy Teel and Jessie McGee. Thomas
and Maude had only two children when they claimed a foster child, Roy Teel from the Christian Home at Council
Bluffs, Iowa. Thomas's brother Russell had taken Harold Teel as his foster son. Their father Chris Teal had
placed four boys in the home after his wife's death. The Durfee homes were fairly close. Thus the brothers were
not actually separated. Thomas and Maude's children were delivered by their sister-in-law, Dollie Durfee.
The family had rented the former Lundly place in 1925-26. Sunday School pamphlets were found in the
attic. Sunday School had been held here for the homesteaders children when Lundlys occupied the premises.
Dances were held in their home for friends of the neighborhood. Other neighbors hosted dances as well in their
homes. Ewald Roggow, Lou Stone and Frank and Eva Ducharme were the musicians of the early days. In later
years the older children of the Harold Teel family played for dances.

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Maude Durfee and her sister-in-law, Dollie Durfee helped at the funeral services of Mrs. Rasmus Brevik.
Mrs. Brevik was buried in the Petersen Cemetery northwest of the Whetstone Valley, on the top of the Sully Flats.
Thomas Durfee had purchased some holdings in southwest Turgeon Twp. from discouraged settlers who had
departed the Whetstone Valley. He lost these holdings to the Smikjel-Gunvordahl ranch and rented the O. J.
Lundly homestead for his home. In 1939 Thomas and Maude retired to Fairfax, S. D. They later made their
home in Highmore, S. D.
Thomas M. Durfee died November 30, 1946 in Highmore, S. D. Maude Ross Durfee passed away December
14, 1949 in Gregory County.
Thomas M. and Maude Durfee were the parents of 13 children: Ralph, Emmett, Susie (Livingston),
Clarence, John, Mark, Alvin, Maurice, Omer, Grace (Spoonmore), Lorella (Phillips), Margaret (Huck), and Ray
(deceased infant), and two foster children, Roy Teel and Jessie McGee. Ralph, Emmett and Clarence have died.
_______________________________________________________________________

Thomas and Maude adopted two boys. His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build,
with brown eyes and gray hair.

More About T HOMAS MAURICE DURFEE:


Date born 2: 1874504
Burial: Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota
Census: 1880, Arago Precinct, Richardson Co., NE, page 423C
Census 2: 1885, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska, page 23
Census 3: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 4: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 5: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: William Ross and Arbell Newkirk505
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota506
Land Patent: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres507
Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Farmer and Rancher, self employed 508,509,510,511

More About CECILE BLANCHE DUNCAN:


Burial: Emery Cemetery, Gregory County, South Dakota512
Daughter of: Uriah Duncan and Belle G.512

More About T HOMAS DURFEE and CECILE DUNCAN:


Marriage: 1896, Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska512

More About MAUDE MAY ROSS:


Died 2: December 15, 1949, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota
Burial: Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota
Census: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 2: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 3: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: William Ross and Arbell Newkirk512

More About T HOMAS DURFEE and MAUDE ROSS:


Marriage: November 16, 1909, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota512,513
Married by: Rev. William A. Davies514,515

Children of THOMAS DURFEE and MAUDE ROSS are:


44. i. RALPH ERNEST4 DURFEE, b. September 15, 1909, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. June 19,
1964, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota.
45. ii. EMMETT NOAH DURFEE, b. December 11, 1911, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 24,
1967, Stephen, Hyde County, Nebraska.
46. iii. SUSAN ELSIE "SUSIE" DURFEE, b. January 10, 1913, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. August 01,
1993, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota.
47. iv. CLARENCE OLIVER DURFEE, b. October 01, 1914, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 24,
1959, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota.
48. v. JOHN THOMAS DURFEE, b. September 09, 1917, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. April 24, 1991,
Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.
49. vi. MARK JOSEPH DURFEE, b. July 11, 1919, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. October 2007, Miller,

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Hand County, South Dakota.
50. vii. ALVIN ELMIN DURFEE, b. May 26, 1921, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. September 08, 1982,
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
viii. RAY DURFEE516, b. January 06, 1923, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. January 07, 1923, Herrick,
Gregory County, South Dakota.
ix. MAURICE LEWIS DURFEE516, b. March 06, 1924, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 517,518; d. October
01, 1987, Miller, Hand County, South Dakota519.

Notes for MAURICE LEWIS DURFEE:


Maurice was an avid sportsman. He was a member of the Methodist Church and never married. His name
was spelled Morris in the 1930 Census.

More About MAURICE LEWIS DURFEE:


Burial: Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota519
Social Security Number: 503-32-9383519

51. x. OMER RUSSELL DURFEE, b. November 08, 1926, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. February 02,
1986, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota.
52. xi. GRACE CELIA DURFEE, b. October 25, 1928, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Aft. May 16, 2004.
53. xii. LORELLA MAE DURFEE, b. January 10, 1931, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. August 26, 1999,
Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado.
54. xiii. MARGARET ADELLE DURFEE, b. September 24, 1934, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Aft.
August 26, 1999.

11. MARY CORA3 EMERY (ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)520,521 was born January 22, 1881 in Wheeler,
Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory522,523,524,525,526,527,528,529, and died May 22, 1971 in 203 Jackson Street,
Missoula, Missoula County, Montana530,531. She married BERT E. PURVIANCE February 10, 1907 in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota532,533,534. He was born January 25, 1879 in Gentry County, Missouri535,536,537,538,
and died April 02, 1950 in Chelan County, Washington.

Notes for MARY CORA EMERY:


From: "The Missoulian," Monday, 24 May 1971.

PURVIANCE - Mary E., 90, 203 Jackson, passed away at her home Saturday morning. She was born Jan.
22, 1881, at Wheeler, S. Dak. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by 1 son, William
(Bill), 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Bossingham, Grawn, Mich. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m., Monday at
LIVINGSTON & MALLETTA Chapel. Interment will be Tuesday in the Wenatchee Cemetery, Wenatchee,
Wash.
____________________________________________________________________

Listed as Mary A. Turgeon on her marriage record. She was listed under Susie E. Turgeon.

More About MARY CORA EMERY:


Date born 2: January 1879, South Dakota 539
Date born 3: 1883, South Dakota540
Burial: May 25, 1971, Wenatchee Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, Section C, Lot 5541
Census: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Census 2: 1900, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 315A
Census 3: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 4: 1920, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 8B
Census 5: 1930, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 2A
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School542
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres543
Residence: June 20, 1951, Wenatchee, Washington 544
Residence 2: May 22, 1971, 203 Jackson Street, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana 545
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 546
Social Security Number: 503-10-9560546
Tribe: 1/4 Blood Brule Sioux547

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More About BERT E. PURVIANCE:
Died 2: April 21, 1950, Chelan, Chelan County, Washington
Burial: Wenatchee Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, Section C, Lot 5
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 2: 1920, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 8B
Census 3: 1930, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 2A
Occupation: 1910, Works in Pool Hall 548
Occupation 2: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Farmer 549,550

More About BERT PURVIANCE and MARY EMERY:


Marriage: February 10, 1907, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota551,552,553
Married by: F. J. Guessen, Priest 553

Children of MARY EMERY and BERT PURVIANCE are:


i. WILLIAM EMERY "BILL"4 PURVIANCE554, b. November 21, 1907, South Dakota 555,556,557,558,559; d. April 07,
1995, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana559,560; m. LURENE A. BAILEY561, 1934 562; b. November 02,
1911563; d. December 22, 1996, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana 563,564.

Notes for WILLIAM EMERY "BILL" PURVIANCE:


From: "The Missoulian," Sunday, 9 April 1995.

William E. Purviance
MISSOULA - Strengthened by the love of his wife and friends and by the compassion of his health car
providers, Bill Purviance completed his life journey on Friday evening, April 7. Fittingly, bill died at home.
Born Nov. 23, 1907 in South Dakota, Bill was satisfied that he had a long and happy life. As a young man,
he worked various jobs, learning a myriad of craft skills. He was a carpenter, mechanic, farmer, electrician
and inventor. After moving to Missoula, he became owner and operator of a full-service gas station.
What gave him the most joy was his marriage to Lurene Bailey in 1934. For 61 years, the couple shared life
and love which has served as an inspiration to many.
There are a few things that Bill did not do, either as a hobbyist, an outdoorsman, a business person and an
avid gardener. As recently as a month ago, he continued to enjoy golf and bowling. His partners will miss his
great sense of humor.
He was a member of the Missoula Hellgate Elks Lodge, and belonged to BPOE for 58 years. He was a
bowler with the Swingin' Seniors Bowling Association, and played golf at the University Golf Course. Bill
was a faithful and faith-filled member of the Spirit of Peace community.
Besides his wife, Lurene, Bill is survived by a brother- and sister-in-law, George and Peggy Bailey,
Bloomfield, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Eunice Bailey, Woodburn, Ore.; and a great many friends.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Missoula.
____________________________________________________________________

William was listed twice in the 1920 Census, once with his parents and once with his grandmother.

William and Lurene had no children.

More About WILLIAM EMERY "BILL" PURVIANCE:


Date born 2: November 23, 1907, South Dakota 565
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 2: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Census 3: 1920, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 8B
Census 4: 1930, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 2A
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 566
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Wyoming567
Social Security Number: 520-10-5695 567

Notes for LURENE A. BAILEY:


From: "The Missoulian," Saturday, 28 December 1996.

Lurene A. Purviance
MISSOULA - Lurene A. Purviance, 85, of Missoula Sunday, Dec. 22, at her home.
At her request no services are planned. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Livingston-Malletta
& Geraghty.

More About LURENE A. BAILEY:

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Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Wyoming567
Social Security Number: 520-22-7557 567

More About WILLIAM PURVIANCE and LURENE BAILEY:


Marriage: 1934568

ii. GEORGE OGDEN PURVIANCE, b. March 30, 1912, South Dakota 569,570,571,572; d. July 1970, Chelan, Chelan
County, Washington572; m. DESSIE LEOLA MCCREADY573, February 09, 1935, Burke, Gregory County,
South Dakota574; b. 1911574; d. December 29, 1946, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 575.

More About GEORGE OGDEN PURVIANCE:


Burial: July 22, 1970, Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Census: 1920, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 8B
Census 2: 1930, Morningside Township, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 2A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota576
Social Security Number: 503-10-8614576

Notes for DESSIE LEOLA MCCREADY:


From: "The Spokesman-Review," Wednesday, 1 January 1947, page 11.

PURVIANCE, Dessie L. - Her home was at W314 Mansfield. She was a saleslady at J. C. Penney Co.
Survived by her husband, George, at the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McCready, of Gregory, S. D.;
1 sister, Mrs. Lillian Vroman, of Klamath Falls, Ore.; 2 brothers, Wm. McCready of Sacramento, Calif.;
Leroy McCready of Casper, Wyo. Funeral Thurs., Jan. 2, at 1:30 p. m. from the HENNESSEY FUNERAL
HOME, N2203 Division st., Dr. Joel Harper officiating.

More About DESSIE LEOLA MCCREADY:


Burial: January 02, 1947, Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Daughter of: W. B. McCready577

More About GEORGE PURVIANCE and DESSIE MCCREADY:


Marriage: February 09, 1935, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota578
Married by: William Kearville, Justice of the Peace578

12. SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3 EMERY (ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)579,580,581,582,583 was born March
02, 1883 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory584,585,586,587,588,589,590,591,592,593, and died June 19,
1951 in Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan594,595,596,597,598,599. He married HATTIE BERTHA
TRUDELL600,601,602,603,604 November 06, 1908 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota605,606,607,608, daughter of
LEVI TRUDELL and EMILY COLOMBE. She was born September 01, 1885 in Niobrara, Knox County,
Nebraska609,610,611,612,613,614,615,616,617, and died January 23, 1968 in Swedish Hospital, Denver, Denver County,
Colorado618,619,620,621.

Notes for SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS EMERY:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, page 74-
75.

Those men who helped make Gregory County the fine and rich land it is were honest, hard-working men who
gave a dollar in labor for each dollar earned. Their work day was from sunup to sundown, not eight hours a day
or forty hours a week as today. Their pay was about thirty dollars per month, or more if they could qualify for the
job.
As to what a cowboy was made of; it was a Stetson hat, bibless trousers, and high heeled boots. A vest to
carry his Bull Durham, cigarette papers, and matches was a must. When and old time cowboy was asked what
Bull Durham was made of, he replied, "Just what the name implies - bull ____ and a little tobacco." It made good
smoking so they all carried a good supply.
Some or the cowboys wore chaps for protection while riding. Spurs were used by most cowboys, not to
abuse the horse, but to help control it when roping or cutting cattle. A good saddle and ropes were required for
ranch work. No quarter horses were raised in the early days of 1890 or 1900, but the horses were well trained. A
good horse and a good rider were a fine pair when working together.
Some early cowboys were: John and Bill Dion; Sam, Dick, and Joe Emery; John, George, Frank and Claude
Sully; Frank Dimond, Ole Dahl; Ore Unglaub, Joe Reynolds, Matt and Joe Crilly. Frank Kenzie was an
outstanding cowboy and should have had his name in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Most of these have passed on, with a great many more not mentioned here.

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The Gregory Buttes or "Little Pikes Peak" was a lookout used by the Indians to spot Indian war parties,
buffalo herds, wagon trains or a lone horseman of the white race moving into or through their hunting grounds.
The buttes were landmarks for the white man's wagon and team to point their way into Gregory County. The
early ranchers located their cattle and horse herds from the Buttes for the roundups held in Dixon and at the Ben
Turgeon ranch in what was later Turgeon Twp. in the Whetstone Valley. In many of these roundups were cattle
numbering in the 32,000's gathered together. Cows, bulls, heifers, steers and calves were picked out by their
respective owners. They were roped and thrown by cowboys on their horses to be branded, de horned and
earmarked. One trail boss was Ole Severson, and a few of the riders were Sam Emery, Joe Turgeon, George Pete,
John Ham and Carl Nelson.
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From: "The Traverse City Record Eagle," "Draw Jury For December Term," Tuesday, 10 December 1946,
page 1.
"Draw Jury For December Term"
Court Will Convene Here Next Monday
The list of Jurors drawn for duty in the December term of circuit court for Grand Traverse county courthouse
Monday, was released today by the county clerk's office.
Jurors are being notified that they are to report for duty at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 17.
Following is the complete jury list:
William Marsh, Bendon; Wm. Dingman, Traverse City; Fred Bauer, Kingsley; N. E. Wyckoff, Mayfield;
John Langworthy, Traverse City; Alvin Pierce, Kingsley; Clinton Drake, Williamsburg; Roman Novak, Traverse
City; Edward Soderberg, Traverse City; Walter D. Lyon, Traverse City; L. F. Mikesell, Traverse City; Gerald
Montague, Traverse City; Harry Fletcher, Sr., Acme; Anton Theil, Grawn; Lester Kouchnerkavich, Traverse City;
Robert Daniels, Fife Lake; Walter Thorpe, Traverse City; Buell Copley, Thompsonville; Sam Emery, Grawn;
Marvin Stricker, Traverse City; Charles Rhodes, Kingsley; Clarence Dean, Summit City; Mrs. William Wells,
Traverse City; Rex Ferguson, Fife Lake.
___________________________________________________________________________________

From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
"Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies"
Services for Samuel J. Emery who died Tuesday at the Osteopathic hospital, will be held Friday morning at
9:00 at the St. Mary's church at Hannah. Father Clement Sigmund officiating. The Rosary will be recited
Thursday evening at 8:00 at the Hibbard funeral chapel, where the body reposes.
Mr. Emery was born at Wheeler, South Dakota, March 2, 1883. In 1908 he was united in marriage to Hattie
Trudell at Burke, South Dakota. The couple resided there on a ranch until 1931 when they moved to Grawn,
where they have since made their home.
Surviving, besides the widow, are eight daughters, Mrs. Phoebe Stickel of Pontiac, Mrs. Mildred Williams of
South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Effie Johnson of Grawn, Mrs. Ileen Graham and Mrs. Fern Moulton of this city, Mrs.
Janell Campbell of Tracy, Cal., Mrs Eva Kirkpatrick of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and Mrs. Reta Henderson of
Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, Tom of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Joseph of Mission, S.D.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna
Bossingham of Interlochen and Mrs. Mary Purviance of Wenatchee, Wash.
Richard Wayne Emery, stationed at the New London, Conn., navy base, has arrived to attend the services.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Sam's cattle brand was S/X.


Sam and Hattie had a son and a daughter who died in infancy.

Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census he is listed as 3/4 white,
belonging to the Brule Sioux tribe, father white, mother Brule Sioux half breed.

According to his Draft Registration Card of 12 September 1918, he was tall, medium build, with gray eyes
and dark brown hair.

More About SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS EMERY:


Date born 2: 1882622
Date born 3: March 1882, South Dakota623
Date born 4: March 03, 1883, Castalia, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory 624
Burial: June 22, 1951, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,

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Michigan625,626
Census: 1885, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory
Census 2: 1900, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 317A
Census 3: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 4: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 5: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 627
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School628
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres629
Land Patent 2: October 25, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.28 acres 629
Land Patent 3: October 25, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 39.34 acres 629
Land Patent 4: October 25, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres 629
Occupation: 1910, Automobile Driver630
Occupation 2: September 12, 1918, Stockman and Farmer 631
Occupation 3: 1920, Rancher/Stock Farmer 632
Occupation 4: 1930, Farmer633
Tribe: 1/4 Blood Brule Sioux634

Notes for HATTIE BERTHA TRUDELL:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 25 January 1968, page 3.

MRS. DION DIES AT 81

Mrs. Harriett B. Dion, 81, of R. 1 Grawn, a Traverse City area resident for many years, died Tuesday evening
at Swedish Hospital in Denver, Colo., following a one-week illness. Mrs. Dion was visiting relatives in Denver at
the time she was taken ill.
Mrs. Dion was born Sept. 1, 1885 at Santee, Neb., and spent her early life there and in South Dakota. In
1908, she married Sam Emery of Mission, S.D., where the couple lived until 1932 when they moved to Monroe
Center. Mr. Emery preceded her in death in 1951. In 1953, she married John Dion of St. Charles, S.D.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are eight daughters, Mrs. James (Fern) Moulton and Mrs. Phoebe
Stickel of Grawn, Mrs. Lyle (Mildred) Hoobler of Milford, Mrs. Hugh (Eileen) Graham of Traverse City, Mrs.
Leland (Effie) Johnson of Alden, Mrs. Loyd (Janell) Campbell of Antioch, Calif., Mrs. Milton (Eva) Kirkpatrick
of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Herbert (Rita) Henderson of Gaylord; two stepsons, Frank Dion of Burke, S.D. and
Jack Dion of Littleton, Colo,; three sisters, Mrs. Emily Knight of Traverse City, Mrs. Ada McMillen of Tama,
Iowa and Mrs. Cristine Hawkins of Pueblo, Colo,; one brother, David Truedell of Norfolk, Neb.; 31
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary's Church of Hannah with Rev. Francis Karl
officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hibbard funeral chapel.
________________________________________________________________________

From: "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Wednesday, 17 October 1945, page 9, and Thursday, 18 October
1945, page 9.
FOR SALE--Cabbage, carrots, garlic. Mrs. Sam Emery, R. 1, Grawn. Grawn.
_________________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 1 May 1954, page 11.

Mr. and Mrs. John Dion (Hattie Emery) have returned to their farm home near Duck Lake after spending the
winter months in the west.
__________________________________________________________________________

Harriet was a postmistress in Nebraska.

Hattie sponsored the baptism of her cousin, Cordelia Susan Colombe, 6 September 1903.

Hattie sponsored the baptism of Joseph Melvin Trudell, 16 December 1906.

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More About HATTIE BERTHA TRUDELL:
Date born 2: 1882, South Dakota635
Baptism: October 18, 1885, Christ Church, Crow Creek, South Dakota, performed by H. Burt636
Burial: January 29, 1968, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan637,638
Census: 1890, Santee Indian Reservation, Knox County, Nebraska
Census 2: 1900, Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance County, Nebraska, page 7A
Census 3: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 4: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 5: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Graduation: Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance County, Nebraska
Land Patent: January 02, 1913, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres639
Land Patent 2: August 09, 1915, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres 639
Land Patent 3: December 24, 1917, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres639
Residence: October 17, 1945, Route 1, Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 640

More About SAMUEL EMERY and HATTIE TRUDELL:


Marriage: November 06, 1908, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota641,642,643,644
Married by: C. A. Davis, Judge645

Children of SAMUEL EMERY and HATTIE TRUDELL are:


55. i. FERN WINONA4 EMERY, b. December 30, 1908, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota;
d. April 09, 1999, Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi.
ii. PHOEBE CATHERINE "PHIL" EMERY646,647, b. February 28, 1911, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd
County, South Dakota648,649,650,651; d. April 12, 1968, Monroe Center, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 652,653;
m. ARTHUR FREDERICK "ART" STICKEL653,654, 1939, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan 654; b. July
19, 1891, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio655,656,657,658,659; d. December 24, 1963, Traverse City Osteopathic
Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan660,661,662.

Notes for PHOEBE CATHERINE "PHIL" EMERY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.

MRS. STICKEL RITES TUESDAY

MONROE CENTER - Funeral services for Mrs. Phoebe Stickel, 57, of Monroe Center, a noted artist, will be
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hannah St. Mary's Church, with burial in the family lot in the church cemetery.
The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at Hibbard funeral chapel in Traverse City, where friends may
call.
Mrs. Stickel died of a heart attack Thursday night at her home.
She was born February 28, 1911 at Burke, S. Dakota, the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Emery, and lived her
early life there. In 1928 the family moved to Traverse City, where Mrs. Stickel attended local schools, and
later she lived at Pontiac until returning to the Traverse City area to make her home. She was a noted artist
and had studied extensively under Maud Miller Hoffmaster of Traverse City.
At Pontiac she was married to Arthur Stickel, who died in 1964.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Esther Denton of Fort Worth, Tex.; a stepson, Arthur Stickel Jr. of Key
West, Fla.; a grandson, Jack Parmenter, a U.S. government instructor in Laos; her stepfather, John Dion of
Grawn; and seven sisters, Mrs. James (Fern) Moulton of Grawn, R. 1, Mrs. Lyle (Mildred) Hoobler of
Pontiac, Mrs. Hugh (Ileen) Graham of Traverse City, Mrs. Lee (Effie) Johnson of Alden, Mrs. Loy (Janell)
Campbell of Antioch, Calif., Mrs. Milton (Eva) Kirkpatrick of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Herbert (Rita)
Henderson of Gaylord.
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Phoebe had no children.

More About PHOEBE CATHERINE "PHIL" EMERY:


Burial: April 16, 1968, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan663,664
Census: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, page 1A
Occupation: 1930, Stenographer in Civil Service665
Rent: 1930, $12 per month665
Residence: 1930, 16 1/2 Broadway, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan
Residence 2: June 20, 1951, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan 666

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Notes for ARTHUR FREDERICK "ART" STICKEL:
From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 26 December 1963.

RESIDENT OF GRAWN DIES

GRAWN - Arthur F. Stickel, 72, of Grawn R. 1 died Tuesday evening at Traverse City Osteopathic hospital
after a long illness.
Mr. Stickel was born July 19, 1891 at Columbus, O., and later lived in Cleveland and Lima, O. and Detroit,
where he was an automobile trimmer. After serving in World War I he opened an automobile repair shop at
Pontiac, operating the business until ill health forced his retirement in 1954. He had been a resident of
Monroe Center near Grawn since 1957.
In 1939 at Mt. Clemens he was married to Phoebe Emory who survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Arthur of Key West, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Esther) Denton of Fort Worth,
Tex., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday at Hannah St. Mary's church. Rev. Fr. Francis Karl
officiating, with burial in the family lot in the church cemetery. The body reposes at Hibbard funeral chapel
in Traverse City.
_____________________________________________________________________

Arthur's Draft Registration Card lists him as living in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, tall and medium
build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Arthur previously had 2 wives and at least one child with each.

More About ARTHUR FREDERICK "ART" STICKEL:


Burial: December 27, 1963, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan667,668
Census: 1930, Sylvan Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, page 3B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan669
Military service: Sgt., 306th Repair Unit MTC, World War I670,671,672
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Auto Trimmer at Olympian Motor Company673
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Washington 674
Social Security Number: 536-20-2280674

More About ARTHUR STICKEL and P HOEBE EMERY:


Marriage 1: 1939, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan 675
Marriage 2: Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan 676

iii. MILDRED MARIE EMERY677,678, b. December 27, 1915, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South
Dakota679,680,681,682,683,684; d. February 04, 1984, Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Crawford County,
Michigan685,686,687,688; m. (1) LYLE WILLIAM HOOBLER689; b. February 07, 1918, Bay City, Bay County,
Michigan690,691; d. December 20, 1994, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico692,693; m. (2) UNKNOWN
WILLIAMS.

Notes for MILDRED MARIE EMERY:


From: "Record-Eagle," Monday, 6 February 1984, page 5.

MILDRED M. HOOBLER

GRAYLING - Mildred M. Hoobler, 68, of Grayling, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital, Grayling.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1915, in Mission, S.D.
She is survived by her husband, Lyle W. Hoobler; five sisters, Fern Moulton and Eileen Graham both of
Traverse City, Effie Johnson of Woodbridge, Calif., Janell Campbell of Antioch, Calif., and Rita Conkright of
Gaylord; two step-daughters, Charlotte King of Davisburg and Florence J. Amundson of Sioux Falls, S.D.;
two stepsons, Charles Hoobler of White Lake and William Hoobler, stationed with the U.S. Army in
Germany, and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grayling. A rosary will be
recited tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sorenson Funeral Home, Grayling, where friends may call.
_______________________________________________________________________

Mildred had no children.

More About MILDRED MARIE EMERY:


Burial: February 07, 1984, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan, Sec. 3, Lot 133,
Grave D694

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Census: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Residence: June 20, 1951, South Bend, Indiana695
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan 696
Social Security Number: 370-03-8783696

More About LYLE WILLIAM HOOBLER:


Burial: May 13, 1995, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan, Sec. 3, Lot 133, Grave
C697
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Idaho698
Social Security Number: 519-03-7625698
Son of: Lyle Amos Hoober and Lena May Wood

iv. MARY EMERY699, b. January 26, 1919, South Dakota; d. January 26, 1919, South Dakota.

More About MARY EMERY:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota699

56. v. ILEEN ESTHER EMERY, b. February 22, 1921, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
vi. EFFIE MARY EMERY700,701,702, b. August 05, 1923, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South
Dakota703,704,705,706,707; d. July 30, 1996, Ceres, Stanislaus County, California708,709,710; m. LELAND FLOYD
"LEE" JOHNSON711, February 06, 1945, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 712,713; b. August 29, 1905,
Michigan714,715; d. February 09, 1988, Ceres, Stanislaus County, California 716,717.

Notes for EFFIE MARY EMERY:


From: "The Modesto Bee," Friday, 2 August 1996, page B2.

EFFIE M. JOHNSON
Aug. 5, 1923 - July 30, 1996

Effie Mary Johnson, 72, of Ceres died Tuesday at Colony Park Care Center, Modesto.
Mrs. Johnson was a native of Rosebud, N.D. She lived in Ceres 18 years. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her stepson, Robert Johnson of Moreno Valley; sisters, Janell Campbell of Antioch, Fern
Moulton of Mississippi and Eileen Graham and Rita Conkright, both of Michigan; and two grandchildren.
Private services will be conducted. Burial will be at Helena Township Cemetery, Alden, Mich. The
McHenry Chapel of Franklin & Downs in charge of arrangements.
_____________________________________________________________________

Effie had no children.

More About EFFIE MARY EMERY:


Baptism: August 06, 1923, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota, by Father
Eugene Buechel718
Burial: Helena Township Cemetery, Alden, Antrim County, Michigan719
Residence: June 20, 1951, Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan720
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan 721
Social Security Number: 372-22-0543721,722

Notes for LELAND FLOYD "LEE" JOHNSON:


From California Deaths, 1940-1997: mother's maiden name: Wheeler.

More About LELAND FLOYD "LEE" JOHNSON:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan 723
Social Security Number: 362-01-0160723,724

Marriage Notes for EFFIE EMERY and LELAND JOHNSON:


From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Saturday, 10 February 1945, page 5.

Announcement in made of the marriage of Miss Effie Emery of Grawn to Leland Johnson of Detroit which
took place Tuesday evening with Judge James Fitzpatrick performing the ceremony. They were attended by
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Green. A wedding supper was served at Dill's.

More About LELAND JOHNSON and EFFIE EMERY:


Marriage: February 06, 1945, Grand Traverse County, Michigan725,726
Married by: Judge James Fitzpatrick726

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57. vii. JANELLE ANNA EMERY, b. March 06, 1926, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota.
58. viii. EVA ELIZABETH EMERY, b. April 06, 1928, Okreek, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South
Dakota; d. December 16, 1974, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
59. ix. RITA MAY EMERY, b. February 20, 1931, Rosebud Hospital, Rosebud, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd
County, South Dakota.
x. SON727, b. South Dakota; d. South Dakota.

More About SON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota727

13. HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3 EMERY (ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)728,729 was born May 26, 1889 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota730,731,732,733,734,735, and died November 04, 1951 in Rapid City, Pennington
County, South Dakota736. He married LULU BELLE FERGUSON737 March 29, 1913 in Congregational Parsonage,
Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming738,739. She was born December 24, 1887 in Kansas740,741,742,743,744, and
died April 25, 1968 in Glenrock, Converse County, Wyoming745,746.

Notes for HENRY BENEDICT "DICK" EMERY:


From: "Rapid City Daily Journal," Saturday, 5 November 1951.

H. B. EMERY RITES MONDAY

Custer, Nov. 5 - Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Heidepriem mortuary for H. B.
Emery, Custer rancher who died Friday morning at a Rapid City hospital.
Rev. C. H. Fylling will officiate and interment will be in the Custer cemetery.
Emery, about 60, was born in Gregory, and lived in South Dakota and Wyoming. He moved to Custer from
Winner in 1942, and purchased the Tom Richardson and LaFollette ranches in Pleasant valley, where he had
since resided.
He was a member of Ashlar lodge No. 10 of the Masonic order of Douglas, Wyo.
Emery is survived by his widow, Lulu, a son, William of Custer; three brothers, Joe of Custer, Tom of Des
Moines, Ia., and Sam of Graun, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary Perviance of California and Ann Bossingham of
Graun, Mich. Two grandchildren also survive.
___________________________________________________________________

Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census he is listed as 3/4 white,
belonging to the Brule Sioux tribe, father white, mother Brule Sioux half breed.

They ranched near Custer, South Dakota and had one son, William.

His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with black eyes and black hair.

More About HENRY BENEDICT "DICK" EMERY:


Date born 2: 1888747
Date born 3: 1889, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota
Date born 4: July 1889, South Dakota 748
Died 2: 1948, Custer, South Dakota 749
Died 3: November 04, 1949, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
Burial: Custer Cemetery, Lot 2, Block # 10, Custer, Custer County, South Dakota750
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 317B
Census 2: 1910, Inez Precinct, Converse County, Wyoming, page 4B
Census 3: 1920, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 2A
Census 4: 1930, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 1B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming751
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School752
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 40 acres753
Land Patent 2: April 02, 1924, Converse County, Wyoming, 640 acres754
Occupation: 1910, Laborer 755
Occupation 2: June 05, 1917, Ranch Foreman, working for J. M. Carey and Bro. 756
Occupation 3: 1920, Stock Farm Manager757

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Occupation 4: 1930, Ranch Foreman758
Tribe: 1/4 Blood Brule Sioux759

More About LULU BELLE FERGUSON:


Burial: April 27, 1968, Glenrock Cemetery, Glenrock, Converse County, Wyoming760
Cause of Death: Acute Cardiac Standstill760
Census: 1920, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 2A
Census 2: 1930, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 1B
Daughter of: Henry Ferguson and Clara Helen Milliken760
Land Patent: June 03, 1914, Converse County, Wyoming, 142.94 acres761
Land Patent 2: June 08, 1916, Converse County, Wyoming, 40 acres762
Land Patent 3: March 13, 1923, Converse County, Wyoming, 160 acres763
Land Patent 4: March 13, 1923, Converse County, Wyoming, 320 acres764
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Wyoming765
Social Security Number: 520-05-2532765,766

More About HENRY EMERY and LULU FERGUSON:


Marriage: March 29, 1913, Congregational Parsonage, Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming767,768
Married by: Rev. William Flammer, Congregational Church768
Witnessed by: Verda Wiker and Mrs. William Flammer768

Child of HENRY EMERY and LULU FERGUSON is:


60. i. WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4 EMERY, b. December 08, 1915, Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming; d. January
08, 1992, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

14. ANNIE E.3 EMERY (ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)769,770 was born September 14, 1891 in Wheeler,
Charles Mix County, South Dakota771,772,773,774,775,776,777, and died June 16, 1986 in Traverse City Osteopathic
Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan778,779,780,781. She married MORRIS/MAURICE A.
BOSSINGHAM782,783,784 June 19, 1910 in Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota785,786,787. He was born August
08, 1890 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin788,789, and died April 13, 1967 in Grawn, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan790,791,792.

Notes for ANNIE E. EMERY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Monday, 16 June 1986.

TRAVERSE CITY - Annie E. Bossingham, 95, a homemaker, died early this morning at Traverse City
Osteopathic Hospital. A former South Dakota resident, she had lived in the Grand Traverse area since 1940. She
had been a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City and of St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church.
She belonged to the Interlochen Women's Club.
Born Sept. 14, 1891, in South Dakota, she was the daughter of William and Adell (Landeaux) Emery. On
June 19, 1910, in South Dakota, she married Morris A. Bossingham, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Curtis of Traverse City, Morris of Interlochen, Samuel of Buckley and Arthur of
Odin; five daughters, Margaret Thompson of Traverse City, Adell Boyd of Mission, S.D., Anna Sokolick of
Renton, Wash., Mrs. Kenneth (Mona) Ramsay of Thompsonville and Mrs. Douglas (Mary Lou) Denny of Central
Lake; 43 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren and 47 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, Kingsley. The
Rev. James McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A rosary recitation will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, where
friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass intentions and the American Heart Association.
__________________________________________________________________

From "The Saga of Sully Flats", by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977 by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 161.

Anna, born 14, 1891, was married to Morris Bossingham. They ranched north of Burke on the Whetstone.
Morris also operated a meat market in Burke. In 1919-1920 they ranched near Mission, S.D. and retired to
Michigan in 1939. They were the parents of eleven children: Adell, Curtis, Margaret, and Ann were born in

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Burke; Sam, Arthur, Mona, Mary Lou, Morris, Robert and Walter were born in Mission. Robert was killed in a
farm accident when a youth. Walter had been a prisoner of war in World War II. He died in Mission from the
effects of his ordeal in the prison camp.
___________________________________________________________________

Under the Special Inquiries Relating to Indians section of the 1900 Census she is listed as 3/4 white,
belonging to the Brule Sioux tribe, father white, mother Brule Sioux half breed.

More About ANNIE E. EMERY:


Date born 2: March 1891, South Dakota793,794
Burial: June 18, 1986, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan795,796
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 319A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School797
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 80 acres798
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1973, Michigan799
Social Security Number: 365-68-6160799
Tribe: 1/4 Blood Brule Sioux800

Notes for MORRIS/MAURICE A. BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Friday, 14 April 1967, page 11.

M. BOSSINGHAM DIED AT 77

Morris A. Bossingham, 77, a resident of the Grawn-Interlochen area for several years, was pronounced dead
on arrival at Munson Medical Center Thursday morning following an apparent heart attack at his home.
Mr. Bossingham, a rancher and livestock dealer nearly his entire life, was born Aug. 8, 1889 at Oregon, Wis.
and moved to South Dakota with his family where he spent his early life. In 1910, he married Anna Emery at
Gregory, S. D. The couple lived in Mission S. D. until moving to the Traverse City area in 1939.
He operated a riding stable at the National Music for several years and for the past seven years resided at
Grawn.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Curtiss of Traverse City, Morris Jr. of Interlochen, Samuel of
Buckley and Arthur of Oden; five daughters, Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Thompson of Traverse City, Mrs. Lloyd
(Adell) Boyd of Mission, S. D., Mrs. Walter (Ann) Sokolik of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Kenneth (Mona) Ramsay of
Buckley and Mrs. Douglass (Mary Lou) Denny of Eastport; one half-brother, William Kinney of Upland, Calif.;
42 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Two sons, and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Church with Fr. Joseph Kohler as celebrant. Burial
will be made in the family lot in Hannah St. Mary's cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at Hibbard funeral chapel where friends may call.
__________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Friday, 2 August 1946, page 9.

FOR SALE OR RENT - Saddle horses, M. Bossingham, Interlochen.


_________________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Monday, 2 June 1947, page 10.

LOST - License plate No. NA5226. Morris Bossingham, Interlochen.


__________________________________________________________________________

According to his Draft Registration Card of 5 June 1917 he was medium height, medium build, with light
brown eyes and light brown hair. He is listed as Maurice Bossingham.

More About MORRIS/MAURICE A. BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: August 08, 1889, Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin801,802,803

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Date born 3: August 08, 1891, Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin804
Burial: April 17, 1967, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan805,806
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota807
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Meat Market Merchant807
Occupation 2: 1930, Farmer 808
Residence: February 23, 1948, Interlochen, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 809
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan810
Social Security Number: 373-20-1638810

More About MORRIS/MAURICE BOSSINGHAM and ANNIE EMERY:


Marriage: June 19, 1910, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota811,812,813
Married by: C. N. Ditts, Police Justice 814

Children of ANNIE EMERY and MORRIS/MAURICE BOSSINGHAM are:


61. i. CURTIS GEORGE4 BOSSINGHAM, b. July 30, 1911, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. August 16,
1986, Mercy Hospital, Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan.
62. ii. MARGARET JANE BOSSINGHAM, b. November 10, 1912, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. July 04,
1988, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
63. iii. ADELL MAUDE BOSSINGHAM, b. July 24, 1914, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Aft. June 24,
2006.
iv. ANNA/ANN THEO BOSSINGHAM815, b. 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 816; d. Bef. 2003; m.
WALTER E. SOKOLIK, January 11, 1937, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota816; b. November 14, 1914,
South Dakota816; d. February 21, 2003, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.

More About ANNA/ANN THEO BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: 1919, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 817
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B

Notes for WALTER E. SOKOLIK:


Walter's mother was a mixed blood Chippewa Indian.

More About WALTER E. SOKOLIK:


Son of: Frank W. Sokolik and Mary

More About WALTER SOKOLIK and ANNA/ANN BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: January 11, 1937, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 818
Married by: Roscoe Knodell, County Judge 818

64. v. MORRIS "SONNY" BOSSINGHAM, b. September 14, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Aft.
2003.
vi. WALTER JOSEPH BOSSINGHAM819, b. May 12, 1920, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 820,821; d. August
21, 1948, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota822.

Notes for WALTER JOSEPH BOSSINGHAM:


Walter had been taken prisoner of war in World War II. He was captured by the Germans in Italy in 1943.
He died in Mission from the effects of his ordeal in the prison camp.

More About WALTER JOSEPH BOSSINGHAM:


Burial: St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan822
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: August 06, 1941, T Sgt, 376 Bomb Group, Army Air Force, World War II822

65. vii. MONA MAY BOSSINGHAM, b. December 06, 1921, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. June 24, 2006,
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
66. viii. SAMUEL EMERY "SAM" BOSSINGHAM, b. October 21, 1923, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
67. ix. ARTHUR W. "ART" BOSSINGHAM, b. November 29, 1925, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
x. ROBERT RICHARD "BOBBY" BOSSINGHAM823,824, b. September 18, 1927, Mission, Todd County, South
Dakota824; d. August 19, 1940, County Hospital, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 825,826.

Notes for ROBERT RICHARD "BOBBY" BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," 19 August 1940, page 8.

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INJURIES ARE FATAL TO CHILD

HURT WHEN HE FALLS FROM TRUCK NEAR ACME

Robert Bossingham, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bossingham of Grawn, died at the County
hospital early this morning as the result of injuries sustained when he fell from a truck loaded with cherries a
month ago.
While working as a cherry picker in an Acme township orchard, Robert fell from the truck, the vehicle
passing over him. He was taken to Munson hospital for treatment and was dismissed a short time ago upon
improveming. He became worse and was then admitted to the County hospital.
Robert was born in Mission, South Dakota, September 18, 1927, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bossingham,
and came to this region with his parents this spring to make Grawn his home.
Left to mourn their loss are the parents, six brothers, Curtis of Grawn, Morris of Mission, S. D., Walter,
Samuel, Arthur and Matthew at home, four sisters, Miss Margaret, Mrs. Dell Boyd, Mrs. Walter Solik, and
Miss Mona, all of Mission, S. D., his grandmothers, Mrs. William Emory of Burk, S. D., and Mrs. Maud
Kinney of Los Angeles, Cal., and other relatives.
The body will lie in state at the Mortuary, Sixth and Pine streets, until the time of funeral services which will
be held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock, from St. Francis church. Rev. Louis Flohe of St. Mary's church
at Hannah officiating. Burial will be made in the Hannah cemetery. The Rosary will be said Tuesday evening
at eight o'clock at the Weaver Mortuary.

More About ROBERT RICHARD "BOBBY" BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: 1928, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota827,828
Burial: St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan829,830
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B

68. xi. MARY LOU BOSSINGHAM, b. November 03, 1930, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
xii. MATTHEW BOSSINGHAM, d. Aft. August 19, 1940.

15. CARRIE E.3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)831 was born April 21, 1891 in Oacama, Lyman
County, South Dakota832, and died July 12, 1984 in Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming833,834. She married (1)
DEWITT HARE. He was born October 1882 in South Dakota 835. She married (2) HENRY "HANK" ARCOREN836
1930 in Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota836. He was born March 08, 1903 in Todd
County, South Dakota837, and died December 1976 in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming837.

Notes for CARRIE E. LANGDEAU:


From: Buffalo Bulletin, Obituary, Tuesday, 17 July 1984.

Graveside funeral services for Carrie E. Arcoren, 93-year-old South Dakota woman who died last Thursday
while visiting in Buffalo, were held Monday at Willow Grove Cemetery with Father Bill Espenshade officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Meals on Wheels program in care of Adams Funeral Home which was in
charge of arrangements.
The deceased was born on April 21, 1891 in Oacama, South Dakota and grew up on the family ranch on the
Lower Brule Reservation. In 1930, she was married to Henry Arcoren on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and, in
1948, they moved to Gillette, Wyoming, where they worked on various ranches while raising their family. After
retiring in the 1950's they lived part of the time in Gillette and the rest on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1968.
She is survived by one son, Henry Arcoren, Jr., of Buffalo; a daughter, Evangeline Caster of Buffalo; a sister,
Evangeline Wright of Rapid City, South Dakota; one brother, Vernon Langdeau of Oklahoma; four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
__________________________________________________________________________________

The 1900 Census lists her 1/8 Sioux.

More About CARRIE E. LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1890, South Dakota838
Date born 3: April 28, 1891839
Date born 4: May 1891, South Dakota 840
Date born 5: 1898, South Dakota841
Burial: July 16, 1984, Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming842

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Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 2: 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, page 6A
Census 3: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 4A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1952, South Dakota843
Social Security Number: 504-34-0784843

Notes for DEWITT HARE:


His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, stout, with black hair and eyes.

More About DEWITT HARE:


Date born 2: October 1880844
Census: 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, page 6A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota844
Occupation: September 12, 1918, Lecturer844

More About HENRY "HANK" ARCOREN:


Date born 2: 1902, South Dakota845
Died 2: 1968, Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming846
Burial: Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 4A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Wyoming847
Social Security Number: 520-32-7316847
Son of: John and Josephine Arcoren

More About HENRY ARCOREN and CARRIE LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: 1930, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota848
Marriage 2: 1929849

Children of CARRIE LANGDEAU and DEWITT HARE are:


i. NELSON CLIFFORD4 HARE, b. July 27, 1912, South Dakota850.

More About NELSON CLIFFORD HARE:


Census: 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, page 6A

ii. MAURICE LANGDEAU HARE, b. June 12, 1918, South Dakota 850.

More About MAURICE LANGDEAU HARE:


Census: 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, page 6A

iii. DEWITT HARE, b. July 07, 1921, South Dakota.

Notes for DEWITT HARE:


His father had a previous son named DeWitt Hare Jr., born November 18, 1909 and died June 11, 1920. It is
unclear if Carrie Langdeau was also the mother of that child.

Children of CARRIE LANGDEAU and HENRY ARCOREN are:


69. iv. HENRY COLLINS "HANK"4 ARCOREN, b. April 24, 1932, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota; d. August
30, 1991, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming.
v. EVANGELINE ARCOREN, b. Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; d. Aft. July 17, 1984; m. C ASTER.

16. ABRAHAM MAURICE3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)851 was born November 26, 1893 in Lower
Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota852,853,854,855, and died January 06, 1984 in Fort Pierre,
Stanley County, South Dakota856. He married MINNIE MARIE KRUEGER857 May 06, 1913 in Murdo, Lyman
County, South Dakota858. She was born February 21, 1896 in Little Rock, Lyon County, Iowa859, and died
January 19, 1991 in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota860.

Notes for ABRAHAM MAURICE LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Abraham Langdeau:

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Funeral Services for Abe M. Langdeau, 91, Fort Pierre, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, in Trinity
Episcopal Church in Pierre with the Rev. Frank Clark officiating.
Burial was in the Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Mr. Langdeau died Friday, January 6, in a Pierre hospital.
Abe B. Langdeau was born November 26, 1892 in Lyman County to Emma and Morris Langdeau. He
attended Pierre Indian School. He married Minnie Krueger in Lyman county on May 13, 1913. A retired
rancher, he retired in 1977.
Mr. Langdeau served on the first Lower Brule Tribal Council and was former manager of the LaRoche
baseball team.
Survivors, besides his wife, include three daughters, Vera Gandt of Lower Brule, Helen Smith, of Allen Park,
Michigan, and Shirley Dick of Auburn, Washington; five sons, Charles, Lloyd and Les of Fort Pierre, Abe Jr. of
Lower Brule and Bob of Phoenix, Arizona; 35 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three daughters, a son, and two brothers.
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The 1900 Census lists him as 1/8 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as short, medium build, with
black eyes and hair.

More About ABRAHAM MAURICE LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1891, South Dakota861
Date born 3: November 26, 1892, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota862,863
Allotment: 1904864
Burial: January 10, 1984, Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 2: 1910, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 3: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 4: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Laroche, Stanley County, South Dakota865
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Stock and Grain Farmer, self employed865
Occupation 2: 1920, Stock Rancher 866
Occupation 3: 1930, Farmer867
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1959, South Dakota868
Social Security Number: 504-48-3855868
Tribe: 1/2 Brule Sioux869
Tribe 2: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux870
Value of Home: 1930, $800870

Notes for MINNIE MARIE KRUEGER:


Obituary of Minnie Krueger:

Funeral services for Minnie Langdeau, 94, Fort Pierre, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 1991, in the
Trinity Episcopal Church, Pierre. The Rev. John Lurvey officiated.
Burial was in Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre.
She died January 19, in St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre.
Minnie Krueger was born on Feb. 21, 1896, in Grant Township, Lyon County, Iowa, to Lena Hilker (Bush)
and Conrad Krueger. When she was 5, she moved with her family to Lyman county. She attended rural schools
in the area and high school in Fort Pierre.
On May 13, 1913, she married Abe Morris Langdeau in Lyman County. They lived on his family homestead
southeast of fort Pierre in Stanley County where they ranched. Mrs. Langdeau boarded teachers for the area
schools, and served as treasurer of the local school board for many years. She was a member of the Grange
Booster Club, and extension club and local election board.
Survivors include five sons, Abe Jr. of Fort Pierre, Les of Chamberlain, Lloyd of Fort Pierre, Charles of Fort
Pierre, and Bob of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Vera Gandt of Lower Brule, Helen Smith of Allen Park,
Michigan, and Shirley Dick of Auburn, Washington; 24 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; and a great great
grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, a son, three brothers and three sisters.
Hofmeister Funeral Chapel of Pierre was in charge of arrangements.

More About MINNIE MARIE KRUEGER:

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Date born 2: 1895, Iowa870
Date born 3: February 25, 1896, Little Rock, Lyon County, Iowa871,872,873
Burial: January 23, 1991, Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 2: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: Conrad H. Krueger and Lena Hilker Bush874
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: June 14, 1967, South Dakota875,876
Social Security Number: 504-64-5370877,878

More About ABRAHAM LANGDEAU and MINNIE KRUEGER:


Marriage: May 06, 1913, Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota879
Married by: E. Docien, Priest879

Children of ABRAHAM LANGDEAU and MINNIE KRUEGER are:


i. LILLY R.4 LANGDEAU, b. 1914, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota 880; d. April
1920.

More About LILLY R. LANGDEAU:


Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B

70. ii. ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE" LANGDEAU, b. March 30, 1915, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota; d. January 19, 2006, Beverly Health Care Center, Pierre, Hughes County, South
Dakota.
iii. VERA LOUISE LANGDEAU881, b. September 1916, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota882,883,884,885; m. (1) F. ALVIN RASSMUSSEN, July 10, 1939, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South
Dakota886; b. 1915886; m. (2) HERBERT ALFRED "DOC" GANDT887, January 15, 1944, Pierre, Hughes County,
South Dakota888; b. 1920888; d. November 29, 1971, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.

More About VERA LOUISE LANGDEAU:


Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 2: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux 889

More About F. RASSMUSSEN and VERA LANGDEAU:


Marriage: July 10, 1939, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota890
Married by: C. M. Wurauch, Justice of the Peace890

More About HERBERT ALFRED "DOC" GANDT:


Burial: Holy Comforter Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Occupation: 1971, Ranching891

More About HERBERT GANDT and VERA LANGDEAU:


Marriage: January 15, 1944, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota 892
Married by: Clarence W. Rabe, Minister892

71. iv. HELEN MARIE LANGDEAU, b. March 07, 1921, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.
72. v. LESLIE MAURICE "LES" LANGDEAU, b. March 11, 1923, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. August 20, 2002, Black Hills Healthcare System, Fort Meade, Meade County, South
Dakota.
73. vi. LLOYD JAMES LANGDEAU, b. March 30, 1925, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. September 25, 1993, McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
74. vii. CHARLES MIX LANGDEAU, b. August 28, 1927, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.
75. viii. ROBERT DALE "BOB" LANGDEAU, b. August 12, 1929, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota.
76. ix. SHIRLEY ANN LANGDEAU, b. 1931, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

17. ROY3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born July 04, 1897 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation,
Lyman County, South Dakota893,894,895,896, and died 1940 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota. He married (1) SOPHIA DISMOUNTS THRICE April 12, 1923 in Martin, Bennett County, South
Dakota897. She was born 1903897. He married (2) S USIE ELIZABETH JOHNSON June 25, 1928 in Kennebec,

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Lyman County, South Dakota898. She was born June 28, 1911 in South Dakota898,899, and died September 27,
1991 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for ROY LANGDEAU:


The 1900 Census lists him as 1/8 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, with brown eyes and
black hair. It also states his father was born in Hamburg, Iowa.

More About ROY LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: July 1898, South Dakota 900,901,902
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1910, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 17B
Census 3: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 4: 1930, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1B
Draft Registration: August 24, 1918, La Roche, Stanley County, South Dakota903
Graduation: Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota904
Occupation: 1920, Ranch Hand905
Occupation 2: 1930, Stock Farm Laborer 906
Residence: 1910, Dakota Avenue, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota907
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux908
Tribe 2: 1/2 Sioux909

More About SOPHIA DISMOUNTS THRICE:


Daughter of: James Dismounts Thrice

More About ROY LANGDEAU and SOPHIA THRICE:


Marriage: April 12, 1923, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota 910
Married by: J. C. Jorgensen, Presbyterian Minister910

More About SUSIE ELIZABETH JOHNSON:


Census: 1930, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1B
Daughter of: Thomas Jay Johnson and Luttie or Alice Medicine Bird
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux911

More About ROY LANGDEAU and SUSIE JOHNSON:


Marriage: June 25, 1928, Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota912
Married by: A. V. Hall, Justice of the Peace 912

Child of ROY LANGDEAU and SOPHIA THRICE is:


i. MARY ALICE4 LANGDEAU, b. December 26, 1922, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; m. CHERRY LEONARD LASTHORSE.

Children of ROY LANGDEAU and SUSIE JOHNSON are:


ii. VICTOR EVANS4 LANGDEAU913, b. July 10, 1928, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota914,915; d. January 24, 2004, Mobridge Regional Hospital, Mobridge, Walworth County, South
Dakota916,917,918.

Notes for VICTOR EVANS LANGDEAU:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Obituary, 29 January 2004.

Victor Evans Langdeau, 75, Mobridge and formerly of Lower Brule, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at
Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Survivors include three sisters, Pat Doren-Tobin, St. Cloud, Minn., and Cathy Grubbs and Beverly Doren,
both of Pierre, and three brothers, Robert Doren, Hot Springs, Charles Doren, Rapid City, and Otis Doren,
Fort Pierre.
Wake services will be at 8 p.m. CST today at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lower Brule.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the church. Burial will be at Messiah Episcopal Cemetery in Iron
Nation.
Wevik Funeral Home of Chamberlain is in charge of arrangements.
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From: "Billings Gazette," Billings, MT, 3 February 2004.

MOBRIDGE - Victor Evans Langdeau, 75, Mobridge and formerly of Lower Brule, died Saturday, Jan. 24,
2004, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Survivors include three sisters, Pat Doren-Tobin, St. Cloud, Minn., and Cathy Grubbs and Beverly Doren,
both of Pierre, and three brothers, Robert Doren, Hot Springs, Charles Doren, Rapid City, and Otis Doren,
Fort Pierre.
Wake services will be at 8 p.m. CST today at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lower Brule.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the church. Burial will be at Messiah Episcopal Cemetery in Iron
Nation.
Wevik Funeral Home of Chamberlain is in charge of arrangements.

More About VICTOR EVANS LANGDEAU:


Burial: January 30, 2004, Messiah Episcopal Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota919,920
Census: 1930, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1953, South Dakota 921
Social Security Number: 503-36-4888921
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux 922

iii. EARL NATHANIEL LANGDEAU, b. January 22, 1933, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. September 01, 1969, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

More About EARL NATHANIEL LANGDEAU:


Died 2: September 01, 1969, Dallas, Texas
Burial: Holy Comforter Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota

iv. LOTTIE LANGDEAU.


v. PAT LANGDEAU, m. TOBIN.
vi. CATHY LANGDEAU, m. GRUBBS.
vii. BEVERLY LANGDEAU.
viii. JUANITA LANGDEAU, m. UNKNOWN ISBURG.

18. HARVEY CHARLES3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)923 was born February 09, 1900 in Lower
Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota924,925,926,927, and died November 1961 in Lower Brule
Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota928. He married ALDENA CELESTE TOMPKINS September 21,
1923 in Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota929,930. She was born December 04, 1903 in Iron Nation, Lower
Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota931,932,933, and died July 16, 1987 in Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota934.

Notes for HARVEY CHARLES LANGDEAU:


From: "Lyman County Argus," 12 June 1919.

Harvey Langdeau returned Thursday to Fort Hale from service overseas. He participated in eight battles and
received no scratches.
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The 1900 Census lists him as 1/8 Sioux.

More About HARVEY CHARLES LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: February 1899, South Dakota 935
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1910, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 17B
Census 3: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 4: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: Bet. March 28, 1917 - May 09, 1919, World War I, Army 936
Occupation: 1920, Ranch Hand937
Occupation 2: 1930, Farm Laborer 938
Residence: 1910, Dakota Avenue, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota939
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 940
Social Security Number: 503-22-9820940
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 941
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Tribe 2: 1/2 Sioux942

Notes for ALDENA CELESTE TOMPKINS:


Obituary of Aldena Thompkins:

Funeral Services were held for Aldena Celeste, 83, Lower Brule, South Dakota, at 2 p.m., Monday, July 20,
1987. She was born to Hellie (Red Bird) and Thomas Thompkins at Iron Nation. She lived in Lower Brule all of
her life. Following a stroke in 1966, she made her home with her daughter, Phyllis Crazybull. She married
Harvey Langdeau in 1923. Wevik Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

More About ALDENA CELESTE TOMPKINS:


Burial: July 20, 1987, Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota
Census: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: Thomas Thompkins and Hellie Red Bird
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1956, South Dakota943
Social Security Number: 504-42-3496943
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 944

More About HARVEY LANGDEAU and ALDENA TOMPKINS:


Marriage: September 21, 1923, Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota945,946
Married by: Anthony L. Wilson, Methodist Minister947

Children of HARVEY LANGDEAU and ALDENA TOMPKINS are:


77. i. MARLOWE BATES4 LANGDEAU, b. December 13, 1925, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. March 25, 1968, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
78. ii. ELLSWORTH CLAYTON "BUDDY" LANGDEAU, b. April 17, 1928, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota; d. December 21, 1982, VA Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
79. iii. VELDA MAY LANGDEAU, b. January 21, 1930, South Dakota; d. April 10, 1979, Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
80. iv. MARILYN LANGDEAU, b. September 25, 1934, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.
81. v. GAYLE LANGDEAU, b. September 28, 1936, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
82. vi. JUANITA ALDENA LANGDEAU, b. November 07, 1938, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. January 31, 1978, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
vii. PHYLLIS LANGDEAU, b. April 30, 1942, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; m.
CRAZYBULL; b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
83. viii. HARVEY LEE "SNOOKY" LANGDEAU, b. February 25, 1946, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota.

19. VERNON "VERN"3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born April 20, 1902 in Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota948,949,950, and died Aft. July 17, 1984. He married J ULIA ASHLEY
March 24, 1925 in Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota 951,952. She was born 1906 in South Dakota953,954, and
died February 25, 1956 in Jackson County, South Dakota.

Notes for VERNON "VERN" LANGDEAU:


Vernon had 8 children and lived in Oklahoma.

More About VERNON "VERN" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1903, South Dakota955
Census: 1910, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 18A
Census 2: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 3: 1930, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Graduation: Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota955
Occupation: 1920, Ranch Hand956
Occupation 2: 1930, Farm Laborer on a Ranch 957
Residence: 1910, Dakota Avenue, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota958
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux959
Tribe 2: 1/2 Sioux960

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More About JULIA ASHLEY:
Census: 1930, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux961

More About VERNON LANGDEAU and JULIA ASHLEY:


Marriage: March 24, 1925, Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota 962,963
Married by: B. L. McNally, Justice of the Peace964

Children of VERNON LANGDEAU and JULIA ASHLEY are:


i. MYRTLE ELIZABETH4 LANGDEAU, b. October 30, 1925, South Dakota965,966; m. NATHAN THOMPSON,
January 16, 1948, Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota 967; b. 1926967.

More About MYRTLE ELIZABETH LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux968

More About NATHAN THOMPSON and MYRTLE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: January 16, 1948, Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota969
Married by: Leslie B. Lewis, Minister969

ii. ALVINA C. LANGDEAU, b. November 15, 1927, South Dakota 970.

More About ALVINA C. LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux970

iii. VERNON LANGDEAU.


iv. VIOLET MAY LANGDEAU, b. December 31, 1930.
v. EMILY LILLY LANGDEAU, b. January 12, 1933.

20. EVANGELINE3 LANGDEAU (MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born March 07, 1911 in Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota971,972,973, and died August 1991 in Rapid City, Pennington County,
South Dakota974. She married RUDOLPH ADOLPH WRIGHT975 December 11, 1937 in White River, Mellette
County, South Dakota975. He was born February 05, 1909 in Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota 975, and died
August 27, 1989 in Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota976,977.

More About EVANGELINE LANGDEAU:


Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 978
Social Security Number: 504-20-8168 978

Notes for RUDOLPH ADOLPH WRIGHT:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Monday, 28 August 1989.

Services for Rudolph A. Wright, 80, who died Sunday at Rapid City Regional Hospital, will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Two Bulls officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Lawn Memorial Park.
An Episcopal prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell Paula & Quinn Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time
Wednesday at the church.
A memorial has been established.
He was born Feb. 5, 1909, at Okreek to William and Lucy (Circle Fool) Wright and grew up in the Gregory
area.
In December of 1937, he married Evangeline Langdon at White River.
In 1949, he moved to Rapid City, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Hills Materials Co.,
retiring in 1974.
Wright was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, where he was senior warden for the vestry for 10
years. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Among the survivors are his wife, Evangeline, and a daughter, Connie Good Shield, both of Rapid City; 10
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son.

More About RUDOLPH ADOLPH WRIGHT:


Date born 2: February 05, 1910 979,980
Burial: August 30, 1989, Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Pennington County, South Dakota981
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 982
Social Security Number: 503-18-7882 982
Son of: William Wright and Lucy Circle Fool983

More About RUDOLPH WRIGHT and EVANGELINE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: December 11, 1937, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 983
Married by: C. S. Hight, Justice of the Peace984

Child of EVANGELINE LANGDEAU and RUDOLPH WRIGHT is:


i. CONNIE4 WRIGHT, b. 1947; m. DAVID GOODSHIELD.

21. ALVINA MARGARET3 TURGEON (MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)985,986,987,988 was born July 11,
1878 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota989, and died October 29, 1948 in Herrick, Gregory County,
South Dakota989. She married FRANK WALTER DUCHARME990,991,992 1902 in Charles Mix County, South
Dakota993. He was born October 10, 1870 in Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory 994,995, and died December
17, 1935 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota995.

Notes for ALVINA MARGARET TURGEON:


Listed as Elvina in the 1880 Census.

More About ALVINA MARGARET TURGEON:


Date born 2: July 11, 1877, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota996,997
Date born 3: November 07, 1878, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory998,999,1000
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1880, Charles Mix County, Dakota Territory, page 233A
Census 2: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 3: 1920, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 4: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1000

Notes for FRANK WALTER DUCHARME:


From: ""The Epic of Papineau's Domain," by Adeline S. Gnirk, at the request of the Geddes Historical
Restoration Society and Lake Andes. Published 1986 by the Plains Printing Company, Gregory, South Dakota,
page 25.

Cuthbert and Theresa DuCharme and her two small sons, Patrick and Baptiste, settled in their new home near
Papineau Springs, slightly northeast of Papineau's Trading Post and Store, and County Seat office. Their first
child, Louise was born to them November 21, 1863, followed in their time by John, Frank, Charles, Harriet and
Margaret. Cuthbert employed a Negro mammy, Eliza, to assist Theresa with the housework and children. When
their children were older and some married, Theresa and Mammy Elisa raised her grandson, Walter George
Cummings. His mother, Margaret DuCharme Cummings died in 1891 when she was 24 years old. It was said
that the Negro mammy milked the cow they kept, anytime that Walter was hungry, and fed him warm milk. Eliza,
the Negro mammy died in 1888; she was 56 years old.
In 1873 Colin LaMonte set up a school for non-reservation children on Papineau Flats which was called the
Papineau Schoolhouse. The Catholic children attended, also the St. Anne Mission on Campbell Creek the two
years that it was open.
Cuthbert, with the help of his sons, farmed and raised cattle as well as operating the trading post, store and
tavern. In 1855 Cuthbert sold his trading post to the Exons. His land became public domain when Wheeler was
made the county seat. His land, which ranged up toward Geddes became the farms of many individuals. The
Ducharme Regime in Papineau's domain came to an end.
Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Ducharme and family departed Papinaville in 1885 and moved to a site on Ponca
Creek in Gregory County which was known as the Naper Trading Post near Milk's Camp. The family settled in a

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log cabin combination living quarters and store. Their son, Frank Walter, worked in the store for his parents until
he went on his own, married, and opened a saloon and pool hall in Burke, South Dakota in 1904.
Theresa LaCompte (Dubray-McKenzie) Ducharme died of diabetes and dropsy in 1900 when she was 57
years old. At her death she weighed over 300 pounds. A casket was made especially to fit her body and was
hauled to the cemetery in a bobsled. Since there was no snow, it required several teams of horses to pull the
casket to Theresa Ducharme's last resting place. Cuthbert Ducharme's hard frontier life, and insane temper
coupled with his heavy consumption of whiskey, caused him a mental and physical breakdown. He was admitted
to the Yankton Mental Hospital at Yankton, South Dakota on June 11, 1894 and lived there periodically until his
death, January 12, 1903. He was 76 years old.
His brother, Charles Ducharme, had founded the notorious "Primrose" or "Harney" on the Missouri River, by
or across the river from Fort Whetstone and Agency.
Cuthbert and Theresa Ducharme were the parents of six children: Louise born November 21, 1863, married
George M. Cummings and they had four children; Walter, Henry, Agnes and Eleanor. John did not marry. Frank
Walter (1870-1935) married Alvina Turgeon and they adopted a daughter, Viola. Alvina Turgeon was the
daughter of Abraham and Margaret (Landeaux) Turgeon Sr. Abraham Turgeon and Maurice Langdeau
(Landeaux) are buried in the Ducharme Cemetery (Papineau). Viola Ducharme married Reuben Horst of Herrick,
South Dakota and they had eight children: Donna, Paul Nettie, Larry, Darrel, Carlene, Michael and David.
Charles married Mary Louise Landreau and they had three children: Martin, Cora and Charles. Harriet, born
April 7, 1869, died when she was 26 years old, 1907, in Wheeler, South Dakota. She was married to James
Matthew Biggins Sr. and they had four children: Arthur, James M. Jr., Bertha (Birdie Penne) and Katherine
(Magill). Margaret (1867-1891) known as Maggie was 24 years old when she died. She married Overset and
they had one daughter, Catherine. Her second marriage was to Patrick Cummings and they had two children:
Walter George and Carrie (deceased at birth). Walter George was raised by his grandparents, Cuthbert and
Theresa Ducharme.
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In the 1900 Census he was living with the Oliver Dion family as an employee. He is listed as 1/2 Sioux.

More About FRANK WALTER DUCHARME:


Date born 2: October 1871, South Dakota 1001,1002
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Occupation: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Farming1002,1003
Son of: Cuthbert Papineau Ducharme and Theresa Latina "Zi-Zi Win" Le Compte1004,1005
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1006

More About FRANK DUCHARME and ALVINA TURGEON:


Marriage: 1902, Charles Mix County, South Dakota1007

Child of ALVINA TURGEON and FRANK DUCHARME is:


84. i. VIOLA E.4 DUCHARME, b. April 23, 1909, Charles Mix County, South Dakota; d. June 20, 2002, Herrick,
Gregory County, South Dakota.

22. JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3 TURGEON (MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1008,1009,1010,1010,1011 was
born October 24, 1880 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 1012,1013,1014,1015,1016,1017,1018,1019 , and died
August 22, 1935 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1020,1021. He married JOSEPHINE MARY
BEMMENT1022,1023 January 09, 1901 in White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota1024,1025. She was born July 01,
1880 in Waubun, Minnesota1026,1027,1028,1029,1030, and died June 15, 1970 in Gardena, Los Angeles County,
California1031.

Notes for JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE" TURGEON:


From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Joseph Turgeon, the eldest son, was six years old when he moved with his family to Margaret's allotment on
the Rosebud Reservation which later became Herrick Township in Gregory County (now Union). The only

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community in the area was Milk Camp. Joseph was ten years of age when he was saddened by the demise of his
father, Abraham. Two years later his mother was married to George A. Pete, who cared for her children as his
own and he fathered another brother and sister.
Joseph was sent to an Indian Mission School at St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota where he attended
school for several years. In 1899 he was married to Josephine Bement. Josephine was born July 1, 1880 in
Waubun, Minnesota to Thomas and Mary Ann (Myrand) Bement. Thomas Bement (1849) from Syracuse, New
York of Scotch-Irish parents was married to Mary Ann Myrand (1854 - 1942) of Belle Prairie, Minnesota; her
father was an early fur trader from Canada. In 1904 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bement founded Waubun, Minnesota
of which he became Mayor and built their home these before the railroad came through. They erected the first
hotel, "The Bement", which he operated until his death in 1922; all in-coming mail for the first two years was
addressed to Bement's Post Office until the official name of "Waubun" was given. They became the parents of 12
children.
Joseph and Josephine Turgeon established their home on his allotment east of Burke, SW ¼ of section 10,
Herrick Township, where he had constructed the first frame house on the flats in that locale.
One very cold, spring night one of the children became desperately sick. Joseph rode horseback to the
Missouri River where he located a man and his boat. Entering the boat himself, Joseph led his horse into the
water. The beast thrust his breast against the stern of the boat and while swimming, pushed the boat to the east
shore. Joseph rode his horse to Geddes, described his child's symptoms to the doctor, was given a medication,
and in haste returned the same way he had come - the horse pushing the boat to the west shore. Joseph mounted
his faithful friend and rode back to his ranch near Herrick, South Dakota. The child recovered.
Joseph's eldest son, Clayton, only 15 years of age, was very adept at handling his team of horses; he was a
superb horseman all his life.
Joseph Turgeon farmed, raised livestock and ranched until his death August 22, 1935. Josephine Bement
Turgeon lived in Gardena, California at the time of her death June 10, 1970; she had been widowed 35 years.
Joseph and Josephine Turgeon became the parents of nine children - Isabel, Clayton, Margaret, Mae, Ellsworth,
Joseph Jr., Frances, Mildred, and Walter. Isabel married Arthur Urevig, five children - Mary Frances, Carmen,
Josephine, Arthur and Marjorie. Clayton (deceased 1975) married Marie Schultz, four children - Ellsworth,
Margaret, Geraldine and Patricia; Margaret; Mildred married Chester Ayres, two children - Gwendolyn and
Donald Ayres. She married Thomas Hardy and they have one daughter, Anita Hardy; Mae married Wallace
Kratz, two daughters - Rita and Jo Ellen; Ellsworth, March 7, 1909 - January 11, 1920 Scarlet Fever; Joseph
married Marie Willoughby (deceased 1961)m six children - Wm. Joseph, Robert, Thomas, Arthur, Sharon and
Linda; Frances married Laurence Baechler, no children; and Walter married Mary Ann Collins, no children.
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From: "The Burke Gazette," Thursday, 29 August 1935, page 1.

PIONEER FARMER CALLED THURSDAY

Joe M. Turgeon, 54, a resident of Gregory County since 1886 was suddenly stricken last Thursday morning
while working in the field at his farm five miles southeast of Burke and passed away the victim of a heart attack at
8:30 a. m.
This sad revelation brought many words of grief from the people of Gregory county when they realized that
one of the county's pioneers of the earliest days had so suddenly been called to his heavenly reward. Mr. Turgeon
was born October 24, 1880 at the site of the old town of Wheeler, one of the first towns of South Dakota on the
Missouri River but abandoned as years passed. After six years moved with his parents to Gregory county where
he grew to manhood and in 1899 was married to Miss Josephine Bement. At this time he established his home on
his farm southeast of Burke where the family has remained throughout the passing of 36 years. Mr. Turgeon
established a fine home for his family here and as his children grew into maturity each sought their place in life
successfully with a background of fine character instilled in them through their pleasant home life.
He leaves to mourn his sudden death, his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Isabel Urevig; Mrs. May Kratz, Mrs.
Margaret Kirwan, Mildred and Frances Turgeon; three sons, Clayton, Joseph, and Walter; three sisters, Mrs.
Alvina Ducharme, Mrs. Susan Ford of Canada and Mrs. Nettie David of Omaha; one brother, A. B. Turgeon of
Valentine and 10 grand children besides a large host of friends.
Requiem High Mass was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the St. John's church at Herrick, the Rev. P.
J. Kinney, Celebrant; Rev. R. J. Dube, Deacon; and the Rev. W. J. Connaughton, sub-Deacon, Pallbearers were
A. W. Gilkerson; William Leslie, Louis Simons, E. Rust; P. J. Donohue and Leo McCarville.
This paper joins with the many friends of the family in extending sympathy in their deep bereavement.
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His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height, stout build, with blue eyes and black hair.

More About JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE" TURGEON:


Died 2: August 02, 1935, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Allotment: 18901032
Burial: August 26, 1935, Herrick Cemetery, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance County, Nebraska, page 8B
Census 2: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 3: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 4: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1033
Graduation: Genoa Industrial School, Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska1034
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 40.3 acres1035
Land Patent 2: December 11, 1911, Gregory County, South Dakota, 158.11 acres 1036
Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Farmer, self employed 1037,1038,1039,1040
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux1041
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1042

Notes for JOSEPHINE MARY BEMMENT:


The 1910 Census lists her as mother of 5 children, all still living.

More About JOSEPHINE MARY BEMMENT:


Died 2: June 10, 1970, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California1043
Allotment: 18901044
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Daughter of: Thomas Bemment and Mary Ann Myrand1045
Graduation: Genoa Industrial School, Genoa, Nance County, Nebraska1046
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1965, California1047
Social Security Number: 567-78-96881047
Tribe: 1/8 Chippewa1048
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1049

More About JOSEPH TURGEON and JOSEPHINE BEMMENT:


Marriage 1: January 09, 1901, White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota 1050,1051
Marriage 2: 18991052,1053

Children of JOSEPH TURGEON and JOSEPHINE BEMMENT are:


85. i. ISABEL IRENE "BELLE"4 TURGEON, b. October 22, 1901, South Dakota; d. July 20, 1998, Watertown,
Codington County, South Dakota.
86. ii. CLAYTON ABRAHAM TURGEON, b. August 03, 1903, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. February
06, 1975, Paramount, Los Angeles County, California.
87. iii. MARGARET VIOLA TURGEON, b. September 04, 1905, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. December
10, 1975, Bristow, Boyd County, Nebraska.
88. iv. MAE EMILY TURGEON, b. August 01, 1907, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 19, 1982,
Miramar, Broward County, Florida.
v. ELLSWORTH THOMAS TURGEON1054, b. March 07, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota 1055,1056,1057; d.
January 11, 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota 1057.

More About ELLSWORTH THOMAS TURGEON:


Allotment: 19081058
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Cause of Death: Scarlet Fever1059
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux and Chippewa1060

89. vi. JOSEPH ERNEST TURGEON, b. 1911; d. October 1984, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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vii. FRANCES N. TURGEON1061, b. June 17, 1912, South Dakota 1062,1063,1064; d. September 24, 1996, Los Angeles
County, California1064; m. LAURENCE BAECHLER.

Notes for FRANCES N. TURGEON:


Francis and Laurence had no children.

More About FRANCES N. TURGEON:


Census: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska1064
Social Security Number: 506-14-6855 1064
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1065

90. viii. MILDRED LOUISE TURGEON, b. 1914, South Dakota.


ix. FRANK WILLIAM TURGEON, b. 1916, South Dakota 1066; d. Aft. 1920.

More About FRANK WILLIAM TURGEON:


Census: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B

x. WALTER WILLIAM TURGEON1067, b. 1917, South Dakota 1068; m. MARY ANN COLLINS1069.

Notes for WALTER WILLIAM TURGEON:


Walter had no children.

More About WALTER WILLIAM TURGEON:


Date born 2: 1913, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1070

23. ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3 TURGEON (MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1071,1072,1073 was born
February 26, 1884 in near Castalia, Charles Mix County, South Dakota1074,1075,1076,1077,1078,1079,1080,1081,1082, and
died February 01, 1943 in Littleburg, Nebraska 1083,1084,1085. He married MARIE ELIZABETH
DOLEZAL1086,1087,1088,1089,1090 May 24, 1909 in Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota1091,1092. She was born
August 14, 1887 in Bechyn, Renville County, Minnesota1093,1094,1095,1096,1097,1098 , and died November 23, 1981 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1099,1100,1101.

Notes for ABRAHAM BENJAMIN TURGEON:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 323.

Abraham B. Turgeon, Jr. was married by the priest from St. Francis Mission in Todd County, ot Marie
Dolezal, June 16, 1909 in the Catholic church two miles south of Burke. Marie Dolezal was born August 14,
1887 in Renville County, Minnesota near Bekyn to John J. and Mary (Kartak) Dolezal.
Marie had been attending school in Olivia, Minnesota and did not come out to the farm until 1905. She
passed Teachers' Examinations at the Teacher's Institute at Fairfax, S.D. The following spring she was hired by
Mr. Wilcox, the owner of a store in Dixon, to teach a six weeks spring session in a log cabin near Dixon, S.D.
Indians from Bull Creek Community purchased groceries and other supplies at the store. Here Marie became
aware of the sticking qualities of gumbo when the rain fell, as it did during the six weeks of teaching. She and her
girl friends attended a dance in Iona. The ribbons they tied in their hair and around their necks became so limp
and wrinkled from the rain that the girls had to iron them out by running the ribbons around the warm chimney of
a kerosene lamp. The kerosene lamp also heated the curling iron for that extra hair curl. This was obtained by
winding the hair around the heated iron and holding it for a few seconds.
In 1905-1907, she taught the Bottomstone School until her marriage. The land had been donated to the
school by Mr. George W. Bottomstone.
Prior to Abraham, Jr. and Marie Dolezal's marriage, Abraham had started a Harness and Saddle Shop in a
little building north of Connell and Madole's which was later sold. After his marriage he and William Emery built
a Hardware Shop on Main-featured was hardware, stoves, ranges, washtubs, dishware, cooking utensils, and
common wares needed in a home. One useful article of those days, a covered pail with a bail, referred to as a
chamber commode, was purchased by a customer. However, she purchased the commode to mix and set her
bread in; it raised beautifully! In 1917 Abraham, Jr. and George Pete built the first automotive garage in Burke,
securing a dealership of the sale of Maxwell cars.

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In 1915 the Turgeon family had been living on the Turgeon-Pete ranch southeast of Burke, S.D. That year
Marie believed was the worst year of her life. She had just given birth to a son, Herbert, February 18, 1915; the
baby was not too strong and she was not too well. To compound her worries Abraham, Jr. was ill and confined to
his bed, thus leaving her to do the farm chores. The 30 inch snowfall made it difficult to walk about. When the
pigs wandered out of the pen, and the colt became caught under the manger, she saddled up her horse and rode to
the Joe Turgeon farm. Joe came over each day to assist her in the farm duties until Abraham recovered. April 8,
1915 their baby son died.
The family returned to Burke in 1924 where Abraham operated a gas and service station on the west edge of
Burke, then the thoroughfare of Highway 18. Abraham and Marie now had a young thriving family of nine
children. Marie and Abraham had started their family in 1910. Their ninth child, a son Clair, was born August 9,
1929.
In 1939 Abraham and Marie moved their family residence to a ranch north of Valentine, Nebr. near the little
village of Littleburg (just over the state line in S.D.). Ranching was just the life for his growing healthy sons.
The children attended grade and junior high which was situated some rods east of the store. Baseball games were
played Sundays of the local baseball diamond.
The small townsite, Littleburg, had been founded in 1934 by Mr. and Mrs. Glen V. Hedelson of Clearfield,
Todd County, S.D. Littleburg had been accepted as a postal site and was on the map! Surrounding ranchers and
Indian families did business with the store. In 1939 the business and buildings were sold to Abraham Turgeon.
They operated this business until his death, February 1, 1943.
Marie sold the business and the house was moved to Burke, S.D. where she made her home until 1967. She
lives with her daughter Betty Eastlund and family near Lucas, S.D. Betty lays claim to being the only person
known to five generations of family members buried in the Catholic Cemetery south of Burke: great-
grandmother, Margaret Hart Landeaux (1823-1928); grandmother Margaret Turgeon Pete (1858-1926); her
father, Abraham B. Turgeon (1883-1943); her brother, Herbert Turgeon (1915-1915); and her baby daughter,
Rita Eastlund (1954).
Marie is a very capable seamstress. At one time she did local dressmaking on order. She fashioned the dress
Mrs. Adelle Emery was laid away in. The funeral was held on a December day. Everything was covered with a
hoar frost, patterns of lace glittered like diamonds. During the ceremony the sun shone bright and clear; Marie
remarked, "Adelle was buried in lace."
Marie worked at the hospital during the war to assist in the care of patients. However, she was soon
promoted to chief cook. To fill her days now, she knits many beautiful articles although her sight is failing.
Abraham and Marie Turgeon became the parents of ten children, nine growing to maturity: Robert (1910)
married Evelyn Keith, 7 children; Alvina (1911) married Paul Larimer, a son Robert; Ramona (1913) was married
to Mr. McKinnie; Rosalie (1916) married Arthur Wilson, children Gary and Pamely; Betty (Elizabeth-1918)
married Roger Eastlund, children, infant dec., Mary Ostgren, James and John; George (1920-1964) married Irene
Johnson, children Dennis, Janice, Barbara and Deborah; Benedict (1922) married Berniece Herman, children
Thomas, Steven and Brent; Donald (1926) married Marjorie Connell, children Jane, Jeffrey, David and Danny;
and Clair (1929) married Shirley McKenzie, children Sandra Hubbard, David, Richard, Carol, Nancy, Edward,
Douglas and Larry.
________________________________________________________________

From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Abraham B. Turgeon, Jr. was born February 26, 1884 near Castalia, Charles Mix County. In 1909 he was
married to Marie Dolezal from Minnesota. He was a pioneer cowboy, farmer, rancher, a builder in the infant city
of Burke, and a businessman in Burke in the early years as well as his later years. He died February 1, 1943 at
Littleberg, Nebraska. Abraham and Marie Turgeon became the parents of 10 children: Robert, Alvina, Ramona,
Rosalie, Betty, George, Benedict, Donald, Clair, and Herbert (deceased 1915 - 1915). (See Saga of Sully Flats
for complete story).
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His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, medium build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair.

More About ABRAHAM BENJAMIN TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page
14A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A

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Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 4: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1102
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota1103
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Occupation: September 12, 1918, Automobile Dealer, working for Pete & Turgeon 1104
Occupation 2: 1920, Garage Proprietor1105
Occupation 3: 1930, Retail Salesman, Oil Station1106
Rent: 1930, $15 per month1106
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1106
Tribe: Brule Sioux1107

Notes for MARIE ELIZABETH DOLEZAL:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Burke, SD, Wednesday, 25 November 1981, page 4.

RITES FRIDAY FOR MARY TURGEON


Funeral services for Mary Turgeon, pioneer mother of this area, will be held Friday morning at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Burke. Mrs. Turgeon passed away Monday at the Winner Nursing Home where she was
residing.
Clausen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A definate time for the services had not been set but it
was expected the would be held at 10:00 a.m.
____________________________________________________________

From: "The Burke Gazette," Burke, SD, Wednesday, 2 December 1981, page 2.

RITES HELD FOR MARY TURGEON


Funeral services for Mary Turgeon, 94, former pioneer mother of the Burke community, were held Friday,
Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burke. Fr. P.J. O'Conner and Fr. Joseph Zeller
officiated. Jim Eastlund was Lector and Randy and Chad Bauld were Servers. Mary Frank was organist.
Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery south of Burke with Clausen Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. Casketbearers were Steve, Brent, Tom, Dan and Doug Turgeon and John Eastlund.
Mrs. Turgeon passed away Monday, Nov. 23 at the Winner Nursing Home. Because of road conditions, an
obituary was not available this week but will be published next week.
______________________________________________________________

From: "The Burke Gazette," Burke, SD, Wednesday, 9 December 1981, page 2.

SERVICES HELD NOV. 27TH FOR MARY TURGEON


Services were held for Mary Turgeon, Friday, Nov. 27 at Sacred Heart Church, Burke with Fr. Patrick
O'Connor, assisted by Fr. Zeller and Fr. Kenneth Potts.
Pallbearers were her grandons, Tom, Steve, Brent, Doug and Dan Turgeon and John Eastlund.
Mary Turgeon died Nov. 23, 1981 at the Winner Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1887 to John and
Mary Dolezal in Bechyn, Minn. where she was Baptized in the Catholic Faith. She was the eldest of seven
brothers and sisters.
Mary came with her parents to the Burke area where they took a homestead. Mary taught school in the
Dixon and Burke areas. On June 16, 1909 she married Abraham Turgeon. They were the parents of 10 children.
In 1931 the family moved to a farm in Todd County, later moving to Littleburg where they operated a
country store. Shortly after moving to Mission in 1943, Mr. Turgeon died. Mary brought her family back to
Burke. During the World War II years she cooked in the Burke hospital. She loved to garden, sharing her
flowers and vegetables. If someone was ill she gave a helping hand.
After selling her house in Burke, she made her home with her daughter Betty. In July 1979, she went to the
Winner Nursing Home where she was residing at the time of her death.
She is survived by four sons, Robert, Moxee City, Wa.; Benedict, Butte, Ne.; Donald, Mit-
Continued on page 3

Unfortunately, I don't have the continuation on page 3.

More About MARIE ELIZABETH DOLEZAL:


Burial: November 27, 1981, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1108,1109

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Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 3: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Daughter of: John Joseph Dolezal and Mary Kartak1110,1111
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1112

More About ABRAHAM TURGEON and MARIE DOLEZAL:


Marriage 1: May 24, 1909, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota1113,1114
Marriage 2: June 16, 1909, Gregory County, South Dakota 1115,1116,1117
Married by: F. J. Guessen, Priest 1118

Children of ABRAHAM TURGEON and MARIE DOLEZAL are:


91. i. ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB"4 TURGEON, b. October 13, 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d.
September 17, 2000, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.
92. ii. ALVINA MARIE TURGEON, b. November 30, 1911, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. February 03,
1990, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
iii. RAMONA AGNES TURGEON1119,1120, b. September 21, 1913, Burke, Gregory County, South
Dakota1121,1122,1123,1124; d. November 23, 1999, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California1125; m.
MCKINNIE1126.

More About RAMONA AGNES TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Occupation: 1930, Helper in a Cream Station1127
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1127
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska1128
Social Security Number: 508-16-54281128

iv. HERBERT MAURICE TURGEON1129,1130, b. February 18, 1915, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota1131,1132;
d. April 08, 1915, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota1133,1134.

More About HERBERT MAURICE TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

93. v. ROSALIE LORRAINE TURGEON, b. May 10, 1916, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota; d. October 24,
1993, Northridge, Los Angeles County, California.
94. vi. ELIZABETH MARJORIE "BETTY" TURGEON, b. January 25, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d.
September 19, 1998, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
95. vii. GEORGE JOHN TURGEON, b. May 01, 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. September 07, 1964,
Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
96. viii. BENEDICT ANTHONY "BEN" TURGEON, b. February 15, 1922, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota; d.
May 17, 2006, Gregory Community Hospital, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota.
97. ix. DONALD WILLIAM "DON" TURGEON, b. June 08, 1926, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota; d. Aft.
September 17, 2000.
98. x. CLAIR LAWRENCE TURGEON, b. August 09, 1929, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Aft. September
17, 2000.

24. SUSAN ELIZABETH "SUSIE"3 TURGEON (MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1135,1136,1137 was born
October 18, 1885 in Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota 1138,1139,1140,1141, and died February 19, 1966 in
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California1142. She married EARL L. FORD1142 February 04, 1907 in Fairfax,
Gregory County, South Dakota1143,1144,1145. He was born December 17, 1884 in Ohio 1146,1147,1148, and died
January 1969 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California1148,1149.

Notes for SUSAN ELIZABETH "SUSIE" TURGEON:


From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Susan Elizabeth Turgeon was born October 18, 1885 at Wheeler. February, 1907 she married Earl L. Ford in
Fairfax, South Dakota - two daughters, Lillian and Cloe, were born to them in Herrick, South Dakota and their
only son Roger was born in Saskatchewan, Canada where the had moved in 1913. In 1933 they transferred to a
mining town, Flin Flan, Manitoba, where Mr. Ford worked until his retirement. In 1952 they moved to Pasadena,

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California where Susan Turgeon Ford died in February, 1966 and Earl L. Ford passed away in January, 1969.
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The 1910 Census lists her as mother of 1 child, still living. Under the Inquiries Relating to Indians section it
says she attended the Rosebud and Crow Creek schools, but did not graduate.

More About SUSAN ELIZABETH "SUSIE" TURGEON:


Allotment: 18901150
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux 1150

More About EARL L. FORD:


Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Occupation: 1910, Farmer1150
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1959, California1151
Social Security Number: 558-58-4104 1151

More About EARL FORD and SUSAN TURGEON:


Marriage: February 04, 1907, Fairfax, Gregory County, South Dakota1152,1153,1154
Married by: C. A. Davis, Judge1155

Children of SUSAN TURGEON and EARL FORD are:


i. LILLIAN MARGARET4 FORD1156, b. 1908, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 1157; m. SMITH.

More About LILLIAN MARGARET FORD:


Allotment: 19081157
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Tribe: 1/16 Upper Brule Sioux1157

ii. CHLOE E. FORD1158, b. 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. NORMAN RILEY.
iii. ROGER FORD1158, b. Saskatchewan, Canada.

25. NETTIE E.3 PETE (MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1159,1160,1161 was born October 03, 1893 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1162,1163,1164,1165,1166, and died June 14, 1979 in Arcadia, California 1167.
She married (1) WILLIAM JEFFERSON DAVID1168 June 17, 1912 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1169,1170.
He was born February 07, 1889 in Gretna, Sarpy County, Nebraska1171,1172,1173,1174,1175, and died December 03,
1963 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California1176. She married (2) J AMES MATTHEW
BIGGINS1177,1178,1179,1180 June 13, 1964 in San Marino, Los Angeles County, California1181,1182. He was born April
07, 1892 in Whetstone Island, Gregory County, South Dakota1183,1184, and died August 02, 1976 in Monterey
Park, Los Angeles County, California1185,1186.

More About NETTIE E. PETE:


Date born 2: October 18921187
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19B
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1920, Manville, Niobrara County, Wyoming, page 11B
Census 4: 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, page 33B
Residence: 1930, 2107 Mayview Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California1188

Notes for WILLIAM JEFFERSON DAVID:


His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair.

More About WILLIAM JEFFERSON DAVID:


Census: 1920, Manville, Niobrara County, Wyoming, page 11B
Census 2: 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, page 33B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska1189
Military service: Private, Infantry, 9 months, Navy, 14 months1189
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Barber, working for Philip Quail, at 3227 Cumming Street, Omaha, Douglas County,

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Nebraska1189
Occupation 2: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Barber 1190,1191
Rent: 1930, $30 per month1192
Residence: June 05, 1917, 108 Pierce Street, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 1193
Residence 2: 1930, 2107 Mayview Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California1194
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 1195
Social Security Number: 551-18-74701195

More About WILLIAM DAVID and NETTIE PETE:


Marriage: June 17, 1912, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1196,1197
Married by: J. Fitzgerald, Priest1198

Notes for JAMES MATTHEW BIGGINS:


From "Saga of the Missouri River Reveille," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1981, by Gregory Times-
Advocate, Gregory, South Dakota, pages 285-286.

James Matthew Biggins, Jr. was born April 7, 1892 on Whetstone Island. He was 21 years old when his
father J. M. Biggins, Sr. died and only five years old when his mother Harriett Ducharme Biggins passed away.
He attended school at the Haskell Institute for Indian students at Haskell, Kansas. Here he began studying cornet
under the school's band director. He ran away from the institute and joined a circus train passing through and was
hidden beneath the canvas of the wagon by one of the men. He played in circus bands for a period of his younger
life. He entered the Great Lakes Naval Training Center at the onset of World War I. He was selected from a try-
out of many contestants to play in the John Phillip Sousa Band - a great naval band that promoted bond drives and
made personal appearances during the war. After the war James seriously studied piano and saxaphone. He
played cornet in lucrative bands at Chicago and Minneapolis. He began playing theaters, vaudeville, silent
pictures, stage performances, and such until talking pictures were introduced July 6, 1928. Since orchestras were
no longer needed James became and insurance and real estate salesman. James M. Biggins, Jr. was married to
Nettie (Pete) Davis in 1964 at San Marino, California. James Matthew Biggins, Jr. died August 2, 1976. Nettie
Pete David Biggins passed away June 14, 1979 at Arcadia, California. They had two daughters, Louise David
Carroll (dec. 1970) and Catherine David Olson.

More About JAMES MATTHEW BIGGINS:


Date born 2: April 07, 1892, Wheeler, Charles Mix County, South Dakota
Land Patent: March 10, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 1199
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Utah1200
Social Security Number: 529-05-25281200
Son of: James Mathew Biggins and Harriet Ducharme1201,1202

More About JAMES BIGGINS and NETTIE PETE:


Marriage: June 13, 1964, San Marino, Los Angeles County, California1203,1204

Children of NETTIE PETE and WILLIAM DAVID are:


i. LOUISE RUTH4 DAVID1205,1206, b. March 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1207,1208,1209; d.
November 01, 1970, Camarillo, Ventura County, California 1210,1211; m. NORMAN C. CARROLL.

More About LOUISE RUTH DAVID:


Census: 1920, Manville, Niobrara County, Wyoming, page 11B
Census 2: 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, page 33B
Residence: 1930, 2107 Mayview Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California1212
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 1213
Social Security Number: 554-22-98701213

99. ii. CATHERINE MARGARET DAVID, b. September 03, 1921, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.

26. JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3 LANGDEAU (HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)1214 was born December 16, 1885 in Landing
Creek, Gregory County, South Dakota1215,1216,1217,1218, and died February 19, 1962 in Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota1218. He married LOTTIE L. DESHEUQUETTE January 18, 1912 in Iron
Nation, Lyman County, South Dakota1219,1220. She was born July 02, 1892 in Lyman County, South
Dakota1221,1222,1223,1224, and died November 15, 1966 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South

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Dakota1225.

Notes for JOSEPH HENRY "JOE" LANGDEAU:


From: "Early Settlers in Lyman County", published by Lyman County Historical Society, Presho, South
Dakota and printed by State Publishing Company, Pierre, South Dakota, December, 1974. Pages 224-225.

Langdeau, Joseph and Lottie (DeSheuquette)

Long time residents of Lower Brule were Joe and Lottie Langdeau who spent all but about 10 years of their
married life there. Joe was born in the Landing Creek Area near Gregory on Dec. 16, 1885 to Henry Langdeau, a
Frenchman and his wife Mary Fallis. They had another son James. Joe's father died when Joe was about 3. His
mother later married P. L. LaRoche, also French. They had fire sons, Lyle, Herbert, Bennie, Eddie, Paulette, and
two sisters, Rose and Clara.
Joe attended boarding schools and Haskell Institute. He married Lottie DeSheuquette January 18, 1912 at
Iron Nation. Lottie was born July 2, 1892 to Leon and Mary Alice (Kennedy) De Sheuquette at Lower Brule
Agency then located at Oacoma. She, with her family, consisting of at the time 5 girls and 6 boys moved to the
new site of the Lower Brule Agency about four miles below the narrows of Little Bend, about 1893. Lottie
attended the boarding school in Lower Brule and also the one in Pierre and Haskell Institute in Kansas. One of
the high lights of her school years was the dance her father gave for her when she returned from school. They
made a large bowery for dancing and feast. They had square dancing and singing.
That was the summer she met Joseph Langdeau. They were married in 1912 and among those in their
wedding party were her sister Leona and their friend, Ben Thompson. They lived in Lower Brule at the agency
where Joe cared for the light plant and did maintenance. They also spent 9 years at the Pierre Boarding School.
They moved to the Cain place in the Little Bend about 1941, ranching for several years.
Joe died on Feb. 19, 1962, following a stroke in January. They attained their 50th Anniversary shortly before
his death.
Lottie died August 30, 1966.
They had 10 children. Mary who died at 6 years (their blond one). Hildreth who died at age 13 in 1927 of
spinal meningitis, Grace who died at 7 months in the 1917-18 flu epidemic, Lucille (Mrs. Wilbur Thompson) died
in 1941 at 44 years, 'Little Joe', born in 1919, died 1965, Dorothy who was first married to Leo 'Tete" Jandreau
now Mrs. David Jones, lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, born 1922. Violet who was first married to Bernard Glasford,
now Mrs. Vernon Rekow, Lower Brule, born in 1924; Orville born in 1926, now member of the Lower Brule
Sioux Tribal Council. Rose Rita (Mrs. Theodore McCauley, has been Tribal Judge for 91/2 years; now probation
officer, born 1930. Henry Arlyn died at birth 1937. Orville had also been the Chairman of the Tribal Council
three years.
Popularly known as "Old Joe" in later years, he and Lottie were actively interested in their community,
particularly in affairs of their church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Tribal Government. They enjoyed close
family ties with their children and grandchildren. They and their family were friendly and good neighbors in the
days when the agency was the center of community activities, both Indian and non-Indian. Lottie loved a good
trade and enjoyed the church bingo parties. She followed the Indian customs.
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"Old Joe" and Lottie were actively interested in their community, particularly in affairs of their church, St.
Mary's Catholic Church. Joseph attended boarding schools and Haskell Institute. He cared for the light plant and
did maintenance. Joe and Lottie enjoyed close ties with their children and grandchildren. Among those in their
wedding party in 1912 were here sister Leona and their friend Ben Thompson.

The 1900 Census lists him as 3/8 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, medium build, with
brown eyes and black hair.

More About JOSEPH HENRY "JOE" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: December 1886, South Dakota1226
Date born 3: December 16, 1887, South Dakota 1227
Burial: Fort George Catholic Church Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 13B
Census 2: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 12B
Census 3: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota1227
Occupation: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1920, Farmer and Stock Raiser, self employed 1227,1228

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Occupation 2: 1930, Railroad laborer 1229
Rent: 1930, $10 per month1229
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1229

Notes for LOTTIE L. DESHEUQUETTE:


Lottie attended the boarding school in Lower Brule and the one in Pierre and Haskell Institute in Kansas.

More About LOTTIE L. DESHEUQUETTE:


Died 2: August 30, 1966 1230
Burial: Fort George Catholic Church Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 12B
Census 2: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Daughter of: Leon Desheuquette and Mary Alice Kennedy1230
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1964 - 1965, South Dakota 1231
Social Security Number: 503-60-69701231
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1232

More About JOSEPH LANGDEAU and LOTTIE DESHEUQUETTE:


Marriage: January 18, 1912, Iron Nation, Lyman County, South Dakota1232,1233

Children of JOSEPH LANGDEAU and LOTTIE DESHEUQUETTE are:


i. MARY E.4 LANGDEAU1233, b. 1913, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; d.
September 26, 1918, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
ii. HILDA LANGDEAU1233, b. 1914, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota 1234; d.
August 04, 1927, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota1235.

Notes for HILDA LANGDEAU:


Died as a result of spinal meningitis.

More About HILDA LANGDEAU:


Burial: Fort George Catholic Church Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota
Cause of Death: Spinal Meningitis 1235
Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 12B

iii. GRACE LANGDEAU1235, b. 1917, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. 1918,
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for GRACE LANGDEAU:


Grace died at the age of 7 months in the flu epidemic of 1917-18.

More About GRACE LANGDEAU:


Cause of Death: Influenza

100. iv. LUCILLE LANGDEAU, b. 1917, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. 1962,
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
v. JOSEPH PHILLIP "JOE" LANGDEAU1235, b. December 04, 1919, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota1236,1237,1238; d. June 13, 1965, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota1238.

More About JOSEPH PHILLIP "JOE" LANGDEAU:


Burial: Holy Comforter Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 12B
Census 2: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1239

101. vi. DOROTHY B. LANGDEAU, b. November 24, 1921, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota; d. March 07, 2007, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
102. vii. VIOLET M. LANGDEAU, b. October 07, 1924, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.
103. viii. ORVILLE CLIFFORD LANGDEAU, b. August 10, 1926, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota; d. February 04, 2002, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
104. ix. ROSE RITA LANGDEAU, b. 1930, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
x. HENRY ARLYN LANGDEAU1240, b. 1937, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota 1240;

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d. 1937, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota 1240.

Notes for HENRY ARLYN LANGDEAU:


Henry died at birth.

27. JAMES PETER3 LANGDEAU (HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)1240 was born December 29, 1887 in Lower Brule Indian
Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota1241,1242,1243,1244,1245, and died June 08, 1956 in Fall River County,
South Dakota. He married LUCILLE "LUCY" BLACKBIRD LETOURNEAU July 21, 1917 in Winner, Tripp County,
South Dakota1246,1247. She was born 1895 in United States1248,1249, and died July 08, 1959 in Minnehaha County,
South Dakota.

Notes for JAMES PETER LANGDEAU:


The 1900 Census lists him as 3/8 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build,
with gray eyes and black hair.

More About JAMES PETER LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: December 1888, South Dakota1250
Allotment: 19041251
Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 13B
Census 2: 1910, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 3: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota1252
Military service: World War I
Occupation: 1910, Laborer1253
Occupation 2: June 05, 1917, Farmer and Stock Raiser, self employed1254
Occupation 3: 1930, Farm Laborer 1255
Tribe: 1/4 Brule Sioux1256
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Sioux1257

More About LUCILLE "LUCY" BLACKBIRD LETOURNEAU:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 1257

More About JAMES LANGDEAU and LUCILLE LETOURNEAU:


Marriage: July 21, 1917, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 1258,1259
Married by: L. B. Callender, County Judge1260

Children of JAMES LANGDEAU and LUCILLE LETOURNEAU are:


i. LAWRENCE JAMES4 LANGDEAU, b. February 10, 19201261,1262; d. September 23, 1991, Dallas, Gregory
County, South Dakota1263; m. ANGELIQUE W. LAPOINTE1264; b. July 27, 1915; d. December 21, 1981, South
Dakota1264.

More About LAWRENCE JAMES LANGDEAU:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1973, South Dakota 1265
Social Security Number: 503-82-00861265
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1266

More About ANGELIQUE W. LAPOINTE:


Burial: Mniska Presbyterian Cemetery, Tripp County, South Dakota

105. ii. MARY ESTELLA LANGDEAU, b. August 30, 1921; d. December 31, 2003, Wagner, Charles Mix County,
South Dakota.
106. iii. CLARENCE HENRY LANGDEAU, b. June 20, 1926, Hamill, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. May 10, 2003,
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
107. iv. HOWARD EMMETT LANGDEAU, b. February 06, 1927; d. 1985.
108. v. EARL F. LANGDEAU, b. 1929; d. 1956.
vi. FRANCIS PETER LANGDEAU, b. 1934; m. LOUELLA ROSE; b. 1938.

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vii. MELVIN ANTHONY LANGDEAU, b. January 28, 1936; d. August 21, 2003; m. J ACQUELINE "JACKIE"; b.
1946.

28. JOHN J.3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1267,1268,1269,1270,1271 was born March 28, 1885 in
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota1272,1273,1274,1275,1276,1277,1278, and died September 27, 1968 in Grawn,
Grand Traverse County, Michigan1279,1280,1281,1282,1283,1284,1285. He married (1) AMY E. MULLEN1286,1287 August
03, 1907 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1288,1289, daughter of FRANK MULLEN and JENNIE COLOMBE.
She was born May 31, 1886 in Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota1290,1291,1292,1293,1294,1295 , and died March 04,
1948 in St. Charles, Gregory County, South Dakota1296,1297. He married (2) H ATTIE BERTHA
TRUDELL1298,1299,1300,1301,1302 19531302, daughter of LEVI TRUDELL and EMILY COLOMBE. She was born
September 01, 1885 in Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska 1303,1304,1305,1306,1307,1308,1309,1310,1311, and died January
23, 1968 in Swedish Hospital, Denver, Denver County, Colorado1312,1313,1314,1315.

Notes for JOHN J. DION:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory,
South Dakota, page 148-149.

John and Amy settled on the W1/2 of the W1/2 of Section 4, Scissons Twp., later taking up residence on the
Mullen homestead. Their children were born in her father's beautiful home: Frank, born May 10, 1910; Oliver,
May 24, 1912, (fondly called "Little Buster") was two years old when he died and was buried in the Catholic
Cemetery south of Burke; Jack, the youngest, was born November 20, 1919.
The Dions roomed and boarded the school teacher of the Sunnyside School. John would haul the teacher his
children school in a bobsled pulled by horses during the winter months.
Dances for the neighborhood would be held in the big house. Amy played the piano and John the violin,
accompanied by Marvin Glick with his banjo. Mrs. John Foley played her violin and harmonized with the trio.
Charles Stevicks called the lively square dances. The group performed for dances in Lucas, Burke, Colome and
Gregory. During the summer they played melodious selections for old time dances and the lively square dance
allemande for the Lucas bowery dances.
Amy Mullen Dion died March 4, 1948 at St. Charles. John retired to Grawn, Michigan. Some years later he
was married to Mrs. Sam (Hattie Trudell) Emery. Hattie died in Traverse City, Michigan, January 1968. John
Dion died 6 months later, September 27, 1968.
John and Amy Dion were the parents of two living children: Frank married Lucile Stevicks. They have two
daughters - Betty married to David Sextro, 3 sons Douglas, Donald and Dean; and Mary (Witt) married to Joe
Fahranbacher, 2 children Rickie and Shelley Witt. Jack is married to Berniece Pinkey and they have three
children, Larry, Ronald and Janice.
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From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 28 September 1968, page 14.

JOHN DION DIES SUDDENLY

GRAWN - John Dion, 83, was pronounced dead on arrival at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital Friday
afternoon after a sudden illness at his Grawn R. 1 home.
The body was taken to Hibbard funeral chapel in Traverse City, with complete funeral arrangements to be
announced later.
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From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Monday, 30 September 1968, page 2.

DION RITES ON TUESDAY

GRAWN - Funeral services for John T. Dion, 83, of Grawn R. 1. will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hannah
St. Mary's Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening at Hibbard funeral chapel in Traverse City, where friends
may call.
Mr. Dion was pronounced dead arrival at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital Friday afternoon after a sudden
illness at his home.
He was born March 20, 1885 near Burke, S. Dak., and lived most of his life in that area. In 1908 he was

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married to Amy Mullen, who died in 1948, and in 1955 he was married to Hattie Emery of Traverse City, who
died in January, 1968.
Surviving are: two sons, Frank of Burke, S. Dak., and John Jr. of Littleton, Colo.; seven step-daughters, Mrs.
Lyle (Mildred) Hoobler of Milford, Mrs. Milton (Eva) Kirkpatrick of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Loy (Janell)
Campbell of Antioch, Calif., Mrs. Hugh (Ileen) Graham of Williamsburg, Mrs. Herbert (Reta) Henderson of
Gaylord, Mrs. Leland (Effie) Johnson of Alden, and Mrs. James (Fern) Moulton of Grawn; four brothers, William
of Los Angeles, Calif., E. A. of Wayne, Neb., Clement of Omaha, Neb., and Joseph of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister,
Mrs. Emma Copps, living in California; and other relatives.
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John was one of the old-time early Cowboys of Burke County, South Dakota. Early in their marriage, John
and his first wife Amy Mullen, lived on Amy's family homestead. Later they moved to a ranch north of St.
Charles where John was a cattle rancher.

According to his Draft Registration Card of 12 September 1918, he was tall, medium build, with brown eyes
and black hair.

More About JOHN J. DION:


Date born 2: 1884, South Dakota1316
Date born 3: March 20, 1885, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota1317,1318,1319
Burial: October 01, 1968, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan1320,1321
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2A
Census 3: 1920, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 4: 1930, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Lucas, Gregory County, South Dakota1322
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Land Patent: July 01, 1901, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres1323
Land Patent 2: January 30, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 1323
Land Patent 3: January 30, 1908, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres 1323
Occupation: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Farmer 1324,1325,1326,1327
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1328
Social Security Number: 504-03-79671328
Son of: Oliver Dion and Susan Langdeau1329
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1330,1331

Notes for AMY E. MULLEN:


The 1900 Census lists her as 1/8 Sioux.

More About AMY E. MULLEN:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 99A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2A
Census 3: 1920, Scisson Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 4: 1930, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux1332

More About JOHN DION and AMY MULLEN:


Marriage 1: August 03, 1907, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1333,1334
Marriage 2: 19061335,1336
Married by: L. E. Canfield, Minister1337

Notes for HATTIE BERTHA TRUDELL:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 25 January 1968, page 3.

MRS. DION DIES AT 81

Mrs. Harriett B. Dion, 81, of R. 1 Grawn, a Traverse City area resident for many years, died Tuesday evening

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at Swedish Hospital in Denver, Colo., following a one-week illness. Mrs. Dion was visiting relatives in Denver at
the time she was taken ill.
Mrs. Dion was born Sept. 1, 1885 at Santee, Neb., and spent her early life there and in South Dakota. In
1908, she married Sam Emery of Mission, S.D., where the couple lived until 1932 when they moved to Monroe
Center. Mr. Emery preceded her in death in 1951. In 1953, she married John Dion of St. Charles, S.D.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are eight daughters, Mrs. James (Fern) Moulton and Mrs. Phoebe
Stickel of Grawn, Mrs. Lyle (Mildred) Hoobler of Milford, Mrs. Hugh (Eileen) Graham of Traverse City, Mrs.
Leland (Effie) Johnson of Alden, Mrs. Loyd (Janell) Campbell of Antioch, Calif., Mrs. Milton (Eva) Kirkpatrick
of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Herbert (Rita) Henderson of Gaylord; two stepsons, Frank Dion of Burke, S.D. and
Jack Dion of Littleton, Colo,; three sisters, Mrs. Emily Knight of Traverse City, Mrs. Ada McMillen of Tama,
Iowa and Mrs. Cristine Hawkins of Pueblo, Colo,; one brother, David Truedell of Norfolk, Neb.; 31
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary's Church of Hannah with Rev. Francis Karl
officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hibbard funeral chapel.
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From: "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Wednesday, 17 October 1945, page 9, and Thursday, 18 October
1945, page 9.
FOR SALE--Cabbage, carrots, garlic. Mrs. Sam Emery, R. 1, Grawn. Grawn.
_________________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 1 May 1954, page 11.

Mr. and Mrs. John Dion (Hattie Emery) have returned to their farm home near Duck Lake after spending the
winter months in the west.
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Harriet was a postmistress in Nebraska.

Hattie sponsored the baptism of her cousin, Cordelia Susan Colombe, 6 September 1903.

Hattie sponsored the baptism of Joseph Melvin Trudell, 16 December 1906.

More About HATTIE BERTHA TRUDELL:


Date born 2: 1882, South Dakota1338
Baptism: October 18, 1885, Christ Church, Crow Creek, South Dakota, performed by H. Burt1339
Burial: January 29, 1968, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan1340,1341
Census: 1890, Santee Indian Reservation, Knox County, Nebraska
Census 2: 1900, Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance County, Nebraska, page 7A
Census 3: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 4: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 5: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Graduation: Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance County, Nebraska
Land Patent: January 02, 1913, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres1342
Land Patent 2: August 09, 1915, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres 1342
Land Patent 3: December 24, 1917, Todd County, South Dakota, 160 acres1342
Residence: October 17, 1945, Route 1, Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1343

More About JOHN DION and HATTIE TRUDELL:


Marriage 1: 19531344
Marriage 2: 19551345

Children of JOHN DION and AMY MULLEN are:


109. i. FRANK MULLEN4 DION, b. May 10, 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. February 03, 1976,
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
ii. OLIVER "LITTLE BUSTER" DION1346, b. May 24, 1912, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1346; d.
September 10, 1914, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1346.

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More About OLIVER "LITTLE BUSTER" DION:
Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

110. iii. JOHN "JACK" DION, b. November 20, 1919, Mullen, Gregory County, South Dakota.

29. ELLA A.3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born October 29, 1886 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota1347,1348,1349,1350,1351, and died April 1977 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado 1352. She
married PATRICK COPPS February 08, 1921 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1353. He was born 1885 in
Iowa1353,1354, and died January 18, 1935 in South Dakota.

More About ELLA A. DION:


Date born 2: 1887, South Dakota1355
Died 2: July 04, 1977, Denver, Denver County, Colorado
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 5B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Residence: 1930, 817 Fourth Street, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota1356
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1357
Social Security Number: 503-09-87501357

More About PATRICK COPPS:


Died 2: December 14, 1946, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 5B
Occupation: 1930, Laborer in a Saw Mill1358
Rent: 1930, $40 per month1358
Residence: 1930, 817 Fourth Street, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota1358

More About PATRICK COPPS and ELLA DION:


Marriage: February 08, 1921, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1359
Married by: U. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest1359

Children of ELLA DION and PATRICK COPPS are:


i. LOUELLA MARIE4 COPPS, b. January 04, 1924, South Dakota 1360; d. January 2000, Phoenix, Arizona.

More About LOUELLA MARIE COPPS:


Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 5B
Residence: 1930, 817 Fourth Street, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 1360

111. ii. ROBERT GERALD "BUD" COPPS, b. July 13, 1925, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. January 08,
2004, Ogden, Weber County, Utah.
iii. PATRICIA COPPS, b. 1928, South Dakota 1360.

Notes for PATRICIA COPPS:


As of 3 August 2001 she was living in Oakland, California.

More About PATRICIA COPPS:


Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 5B
Residence: 1930, 817 Fourth Street, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 1360

30. WILLIAM JACOB3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1361 was born December 27, 1888 in Wheeler,
Gregory County, South Dakota1362,1363,1364,1365,1366,1367,1368,1369 , and died March 10, 1975 in Los Angeles, Los
Angeles County, California1370,1371. He married LILLIAN C. "LILLIE" MAHRT1372 July 23, 1913 in Fairfax, Gregory
County, South Dakota1373,1374. She was born May 05, 1893 in Nebraska1375,1376,1377, and died October 05, 1974 in
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California1378,1379.

Notes for WILLIAM JACOB DION:


From: "Los Angeles Times," Friday, 14 March 1975, part 1, page 28.

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DION, William J., survived by daughters, Mrs. Suzanne Edwards and Mrs. Anne A. Burney; son, Robert E.
Dion; 3 brothers, 1 sister, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the Rosary Monday, 7:30 p.m. at Utter McKinley's Eagle Rock Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial Tuesday, 9 a.m. at St. Dominic Church. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
____________________________________________________________________

His Draft Registration Card lists him as being 1/4 Indian, medium height and build, with blue eyes and black
hair.

More About WILLIAM JACOB DION:


Date born 2: 1889, South Dakota1380
Burial: March 18, 1975, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California1381
Census: 1900, St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page
14A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 4: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1382
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota1383
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Occupation: 1910, Attendant at a Pool Hall1384
Occupation 2: June 05, 1917, Cattler Raiser, self employed 1385
Occupation 3: 1920, Common Laborer1386
Occupation 4: 1930, Clerk at West Market1387
Rent: 1930, $18 per month1387
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota1387
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1388
Social Security Number: 503-10-91561388
Tribe: Brule Sioux1389

Notes for LILLIAN C. "LILLIE" MAHRT:


From: "The Los Angeles Times," 7 October 1974.

DION, Lillian C., beloved wife of William J.; loving mother of Robert E. Dion, Suzanne Edwards and Anne
A. Burney; also survived by 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
Recitation of the Rosary Monday, 7:30 p.m. at Utter-McKinley's Eagle Rock Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial Tuesday, 9 a.m., at St. Dominic Church.

More About LILLIAN C. "LILLIE" MAHRT:


Date born 2: 1894, South Dakota1390
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 2: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Daughter of: John P. Mahrt and Anna Christina Volkman1391
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota1392
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1952 - 1953, California 1393
Social Security Number: 546-48-57471393

More About WILLIAM DION and LILLIAN MAHRT:


Marriage: July 23, 1913, Fairfax, Gregory County, South Dakota1394,1395
Married by: J. B. Davis, Justice 1396

Children of WILLIAM DION and LILLIAN MAHRT are:


112. i. SUZANNE W. "SUSIE"4 DION, b. September 18, 1913, South Dakota; d. September 16, 2001, Arcadia, Los
Angeles County, California.
ii. JOHN WILLIAM DION, b. 1916, South Dakota 1397,1398; d. Bef. March 14, 1975.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM DION:


John was married when he enlisted in the Army.

More About JOHN WILLIAM DION:

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Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 2: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Military service: August 25, 1944, World War II, Private, U. S. Army
Occupation: August 25, 1944, Geographer
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 1398

113. iii. ANNE ADELLE DION, b. September 04, 1920, South Dakota; d. November 04, 1987, San Antonio, Bexar
County, Texas.
iv. ROBERT EUGENE DION, b. December 14, 1926, South Dakota 1398; d. Aft. March 14, 1975.

More About ROBERT EUGENE DION:


Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 1398

31. PAUL OLIVER3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born December 10, 1892 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota1399,1400, and died May 29, 1955 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married
MAUDE MARGARET LACROIX June 15, 1915 in Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska. She was born August 19,
1894 in Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska1401, and died December 29, 1962 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County,
Minnesota.

Notes for PAUL OLIVER DION:


Paul owned the Sparkle No. 2 Cleaners in Dinkytown. Degree of Rosebud Sioux Indian Blood 1/4. He died
from complications from diabetes. His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, medium build, with brown eyes
and black hair.

More About PAUL OLIVER DION:


Date born 2: August 1892, South Dakota1402
Burial: St. Anthony Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Census: 1900, St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota, page
14A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1403
Graduation: St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer County, South Dakota1404
Occupation: 1910, Laborer, Odd Jobs1405
Occupation 2: June 05, 1917, Farming 1406
Tribe: Brule Sioux1407

Notes for MAUDE MARGARET LACROIX:


Degree of Santee Sioux Indian Blood 11/32. Maude died of liver cancer.

More About MAUDE MARGARET LACROIX:


Died 2: January 1963, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota1408
Burial: St. Anthony Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1408
Social Security Number: 503-09-89071408

More About PAUL DION and MAUDE LACROIX:


Marriage: June 15, 1915, Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska

Children of PAUL DION and MAUDE LACROIX are:


i. MARGARET MAY4 DION, b. May 28, 1916, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1408; d. April 05, 1988,
Kanabec Hospital, Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota 1408; m. (1) WILLIAM HUITT, November 27, 1936,
Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado; m. (2) JAMES B. CORBETT, February 28, 1946, San Diego, California;
b. March 14, 1908, Minnesota1408; d. March 07, 1997, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota1408; m. (3)
HOWARD WILLIAM PRYOR, July 06, 1965, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota; b. May 12, 1907,
Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota 1408; d. April 18, 1985, Kanabec Hospital, Mora, Kanabec County,
Minnesota1408.

Notes for MARGARET MAY DION:


Margaret died of colon cancer.

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More About MARGARET MAY DION:
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Colorado 1408
Social Security Number: 523-12-51041408

More About WILLIAM HUITT and MARGARET DION:


Marriage: November 27, 1936, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado

More About JAMES B. CORBETT:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1963, Minnesota 1408
Social Security Number: 474-54-11521408

More About JAMES CORBETT and MARGARET DION:


Marriage: February 28, 1946, San Diego, California

Notes for HOWARD WILLIAM PRYOR:


Howard died of acute myocardial refraction and pneumonia.

More About HOWARD WILLIAM PRYOR:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Minnesota1408
Social Security Number: 468-01-71291408

More About HOWARD PRYOR and MARGARET DION:


Marriage: July 06, 1965, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

ii. AGNES ADDIE DION, b. June 09, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. August 19, 1936, Rapid
City, Pennington County, South Dakota.

Notes for AGNES ADDIE DION:


Agnes died in an automobile accident.

More About AGNES ADDIE DION:


Burial: Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pennington County, South Dakota

114. iii. MILDRED MARIE DION, b. April 30, 1920; d. Aft. December 21, 1986.
115. iv. FLORENCE ANN DION, b. July 26, 1921; d. Aft. February 22, 1995.
116. v. PAULINE MARY DION, b. August 13, 1923, Todd County, South Dakota; d. Aft. January 22, 1994.
117. vi. LUCILLE IRENE DION, b. March 27, 1925.
118. vii. NORMA GRACE DION, b. August 22, 1930.
119. viii. DARLENE ROSE DION, b. November 22, 1932, South Dakota.
120. ix. PAUL FRANCIS DION, b. July 01, 1934, South Dakota.

32. CHARLES C.3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1409 was born August 25, 1894 in Bonesteel,
Gregory County, South Dakota1410,1411,1412,1413,1414, and died June 02, 1963 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles
County, California. He married EVA ADELINE RAYMOND1415 September 04, 1913 in Bonesteel, Gregory County,
South Dakota1416,1417. She was born June 28, 1893 in Whetstone Township, Gregory County, South
Dakota1418,1419,1420,1421,1422, and died April 13, 1977 in Torrence, Los Angeles County, California1423,1424.

Notes for CHARLES C. DION:


His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall and slender, with grey eyes and brown hair.

More About CHARLES C. DION:


Date born 2: 1893, South Dakota1425,1426
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 4: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Lucas, Gregory County, South Dakota1427
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Farmer, working for Dr. Rutherford 1427
Occupation 2: 1920, Common Laborer1428
Rent: 1930, $25 per month1429

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More About EVA ADELINE RAYMOND:
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B
Daughter of: Cherie Raymond and Marguerite Paradis1430
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 1431
Social Security Number: 562-34-83351431

More About CHARLES DION and EVA RAYMOND:


Marriage: September 04, 1913, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 1432,1433
Married by: J. Fitzgerald, Priest1434

Children of CHARLES DION and EVA RAYMOND are:


121. i. EVA ELLA4 DION, b. January 03, 1914, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. November 27, 1969, Los
Angeles County, California.
122. ii. VIOLA MARGARET DION, b. September 25, 1915, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
iii. CHARLES GERARD DION1435, b. 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1436.

More About CHARLES GERARD DION:


Census: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B

123. iv. RAYMOND RICHARD DION, b. January 14, 1927, South Dakota; d. January 07, 1996, Monticello, White
County, Indiana.
124. v. DOROTHY ANN DION, b. May 17, 1930, South Dakota; d. January 03, 2000, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles
County, California.
125. vi. FRANCIS JEAN DION, b. March 30, 1932, South Dakota.
126. vii. MELVIN JERALD DION, b. January 31, 1934, South Dakota; d. October 30, 1982, Venice, Los Angeles
County, California.

33. JOSEPH MORRIS3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1437 was born March 10, 1896 in Whetstone,
Gregory County, South Dakota1438,1439,1440,1441,1442,1443,1444, and died September 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Clark
County, Nevada1445,1446. He married ZETA WINNIFRED FOLEY1447 February 05, 1918 in Burke, Gregory County,
South Dakota1448,1449. She was born March 21, 1896 in Harmony, Fillmore County,
Minnesota1450,1451,1452,1453,1454, and died January 20, 1979 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1455,1456.

Notes for JOSEPH MORRIS DION:


From: "Las Vegas Review Journal," Wednesday, 26 September 1990.

Joseph M. Dion, 94, died Monday in a local hospital. He was a resident of Las Vegas since 1953.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was born March 10, 1896, in Wetstone, S. D. and was a retired truck
driver and a member of VFW.
He is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Musso and Marjorie Sims, both of Las Vegas.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. until an 8 p.m. rosary today in Palm Mortuary downtown. Mass will be at 9 a.m.
Thursday in St. Anne's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. The family requests
donations be made to the American Heart Association, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 23, Las Vegas, Nev.
89102
______________________________________________________________________

His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with dark eyes and black hair.

More About JOSEPH MORRIS DION:


Burial: September 27, 1990, Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1457
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 3: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 4: 1930, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8B
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Lucas, Gregory County, South Dakota1458
Military service: World War I and World War II 1459,1460
Occupation: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1920, Farmer, working for brother John Dion in Mullen, South Dakota 1461,1462
Occupation 2: 1930, Salesman1463

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Rent: 1930, $15 per month1463
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1464
Social Security Number: 504-05-19591464
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1465

Notes for ZETA WINNIFRED FOLEY:


From: "Las Vegas Review Journal," Monday, 22 January 1979.

Zeta W. Dion, 82, of Howard Drive, died Saturday in a local hospital. She was a resident for 25 years.
Mrs. Dion was born March 21, 1896 in Harmony, Minn., and was a homemaker. She was a member of St.
Joan of Arc Alter and Rosary Society.
She is survived by husband Joseph W. Dion, and daughters, Marjorie M. Sims and Dorothy Musso of Las
Vegas, sister Marguerite Carty of Colorado and niece Mary Ellen Foley of South Dakota.
Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. Monday at Palm Chapel and Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Joan of Arc Catholic Church by the Rev. Phillip O'Donnell. Burial will be in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.
Palm Mortuary is handling all arrangements.

More About ZETA WINNIFRED FOLEY:


Burial: January 23, 1979, Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1466
Census: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Census 2: 1930, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1467
Social Security Number: 504-10-93101467

More About JOSEPH DION and ZETA FOLEY:


Marriage: February 05, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1468,1469
Married by: U. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest1470

Children of JOSEPH DION and ZETA FOLEY are:


i. MARJORIE MARY4 DION1471, b. November 02, 1919, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1472,1473,1474; d.
November 09, 1998, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1475,1476; m. JAMES RUSSELL SIMS1477; b. February 11,
1925, Nebraska1478; d. April 07, 1989, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 1478,1479.

Notes for MARJORIE MARY DION:


From: "Las Vegas Review Journal," Tuesday, 10 November 1998.

Marjorie Sims, 79, died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital.


She was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Burke, S.D. The retired owner of a bar-restaurant, she was a 48-year resident
of Las Vegas.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Musso of Las Vegas.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Thursday in St. Anne's Catholic Church with burial in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

More About MARJORIE MARY DION:


Date born 2: February 11, 1919, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1480
Burial: November 12, 1998, Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1480
Census: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B
Census 2: 1930, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota1481
Social Security Number: 503-18-65881481

Notes for JAMES RUSSELL SIMS:


From: "Omaha World-Herald," Sunday, 9 April 1989, page 26-D.

SIMS - James Russell, age 64 yrs., formerly of Las Vegas, Nev. Survived by brother Robert Sims and sister
Patricia Gaff both Omaha; friends and relatives.
SERVICES Tuesday, 2 PM at the West Lawn Cemetery.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN
FARNHAM CHAPEL
3618 FARNHAM, 345-1644

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More About JAMES RUSSELL SIMS:
Burial: April 11, 1989, West Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska1482
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska1483
Social Security Number: 508-12-16691483

ii. DOROTHY MARIE DION, b. July 15, 1922, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1484; m. THOMAS
MUSSO1485; b. August 15, 1910, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 1486,1487; d. July 02, 1995, Las Vegas,
Clark County, Nevada1488,1489.

More About DOROTHY MARIE DION:


Census: 1930, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8B

Notes for THOMAS MUSSO:


From: "Las Vegas Review Journal," Tuesday, 4 July 1995.

Thomas Musso, 84, died Sunday in a local hospital.


An Army veteran of World War II, he was born Aug. 15, 1910, in Kansas City, Mo., and was a retired
floorman in gaming and a 41-year resident of Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and brother, Lawrence, both of Las Vegas.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary-Downtown.
Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, with burial in Palm Valley View
Memorial Park.

More About THOMAS MUSSO:


Burial: July 05, 1995, Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada1489
Military service: World War II, U. S. Army1489
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Missouri1490
Social Security Number: 487-01-66331490

34. GEORGE JAMES3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1491 was born September 13, 1898 in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota1492,1493,1494,1495, and died April 19, 1926 in Houston Township, Gregory County,
South Dakota. He married JOHANNA "JOAN" FLYNN1496 June 01, 1918 in Gregory, Gregory County, South
Dakota1497,1498. She was born 1896 in Illinois1499,1500.

Notes for GEORGE JAMES DION:


George served in World War I. His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with
brown eyes and hair.

More About GEORGE JAMES DION:


Date born 2: September 1897, South Dakota1501
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 3: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota1502
Military service: World War I
Occupation: Bet. September 12, 1918 - 1920, Farmer, self employed 1502,1503

More About JOHANNA "JOAN" FLYNN:


Census: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B

Marriage Notes for GEORGE DION and JOHANNA FLYNN:


From: "Aberdeen Daily American," Aberdeen, SD, 13 June 1918, page 5.

Gregory -- Miss Johanna Flynn and George Dion, of Burke, were married at the catholic church by Rev. F. J.
Guessen. They will make their home at Burke.

More About GEORGE DION and JOHANNA FLYNN:


Marriage: June 01, 1918, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota1504,1505
Married by: F. J. Geussen, Priest 1506,1507

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Children of GEORGE DION and JOHANNA FLYNN are:
i. MARGARET4 DION, b. 1919, South Dakota 1508.

More About MARGARET DION:


Census: 1920, Houston Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6B

ii. ARTHUR JOSEPH DION, b. 1920; d. March 16, 1925, Todd County, South Dakota.

More About ARTHUR JOSEPH DION:


Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota

iii. EARL JAMES DION, b. January 19, 1922, South Dakota; d. Bet. 1941 - 1945.

Notes for EARL JAMES DION:


Earl died in World War II.

More About EARL JAMES DION:


Military service: December 30, 1940, World War II, Private, U. S. Army Air Corps
Occupation: December 30, 1940, Actor, Director

35. EMIL AMOS "ZEKE"3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1509,1510 was born April 06, 1900 in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota1511,1512,1513,1514,1515,1516,1517, and died March 12, 1981 in Wayne, Wayne County,
Nebraska1518,1519. He married RUTH JONES1520 June 01, 1918 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1521. She
was born May 18, 1898 in Nebraska1521,1522,1523, and died December 12, 1992 in Winnetoon, Knox County,
Nebraska1524.

Notes for EMIL AMOS "ZEKE" DION:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Wednesday, 18 March 1981, page 3.

RITES HELD FOR ZEKE DION, 80.


Services for Emil Amos "Zeke" Dion, 80, were held Monday, March 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Wayne, Nebr., the Rev. Thomas McDermott officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Dion was born April 6, 1900 at Burke, S. Dak. to Oliver and Susie Longdeau Dion and died Thursday,
March 12 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. He married Ruth Jones on July 6, 1918 at Burke. He was an
electrician at Burke, Randolph, Winside and Wayne until retiring 22 years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of
Wayne; four sons, Don of Columbus, Dean of Wheaton, Ill., Duane of Ft. Morgan, Colo. and Dick of Wayne; two
brothers, Clem of Omaha and Joe of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Local relatives attending funeral services included Marvin and Inez Jones, Marvin Drey and John and Netta
Jones.
_________________________________________________________

His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, medium build, with brown eyes and hair.

More About EMIL AMOS "ZEKE" DION:


Burial: March 16, 1981, Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska1525
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 3: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 4: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Draft Registration: September 12, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1526
Occupation: September 12, 1918, Laborer, part of time1526
Occupation 2: 1920, Common Laborer1527
Occupation 3: 1930, Electricity Mechanic 1528
Rent: 1930, $10 per month1528
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1528
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 1529
Social Security Number: 508-32-68201529

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Notes for RUTH JONES:
Ruth was a homemaker, her special interests included sewing, reading and gardening.

More About RUTH JONES:


Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Daughter of: Michel Jones and Mary Jane Williams1530
Occupation: 1930, Seamstress1531
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1531
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1953 - 1954, Nebraska 1532
Social Security Number: 507-42-25021532

More About EMIL DION and RUTH JONES:


Marriage 1: June 01, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1533
Marriage 2: July 06, 1918, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1534

Children of EMIL DION and RUTH JONES are:


127. i. DONALD EMIL4 DION, b. February 20, 1919, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. March 02, 1996,
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska.
128. ii. DUANE DION, b. July 23, 1921, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
129. iii. DEAN AMOS DION, b. August 20, 1926, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
130. iv. DICK R. DION, b. March 15, 1929, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. September 09, 1984, Veterans
Hospital, San Francisco, California.

36. CLEMENT LAWRENCE "CLEM"3 DION (SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1535 was born August 21, 1904 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1536,1537,1538,1539,1540, and died December 26, 1982 in Omaha, Douglas
County, Nebraska1540,1541. He married KATHALEEN MARIE "CAPS" PEDERSON1542 October 08, 1924 in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota1543. She was born July 09, 1905 in Burke, Gregory County, South
Dakota1543,1544,1545, and died September 11, 1988 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska1546,1547.

Notes for CLEMENT LAWRENCE "CLEM" DION:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Wednesday, 29 December 1982, page 3.

RITES HELD FOR CLEM DION, 78.


A notice in the World Herald recently announced funeral services for Clement L. Dion, 78, of Omaha, a
former resident of the Burke area. The services were scheduled for today (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Richards Catholic Church. Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. at Roeder Mortuary on Tuesday evening. Interment was to
be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Memorials were to go to the American Cancer Society.
Clem is survived by his wife, Kathaleen; a son, Claude Dion, of Gresham, Ore.; a daughter, Audrey Koenig,
of Omaha; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
It is understood from friends that the had been in a rest home for some time and that his wife is in very poor
health.
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Clement operated bakeries in South Dakota and Nebraska. He learned the trade in prison, while serving time
for bootlegging as a youth.

More About CLEMENT LAWRENCE "CLEM" DION:


Burial: December 29, 1982, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska1548
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 2: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 73
Census 3: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Occupation: 1930, Laborer, C & N.W. Railroad Section 1549
Rent: 1930, $10 per month1549
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1549
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1550
Social Security Number: 504-09-49611550

Notes for KATHALEEN MARIE "CAPS" PEDERSON:

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From: "Omaha World-Herald," 13 September 1988.

DION - Kathaleen M., age 83 yrs., Omaha. Survived by daughter, Audrey Koenig, Omaha; son, Claude
Dion, Gresham, OR; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
MEMORIAL Mass Wed. 10 am, Holy Name Church. ROSARY Tues. 7:30 pm, at the mortuary.
BOYD E. BRAMAN MORTUARY
1702 N. 72nd St. 391-2171
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Her maiden name may have been Flynn.

More About KATHALEEN MARIE "CAPS" PEDERSON:


Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1551
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1552
Social Security Number: 504-09-49621552

More About CLEMENT DION and KATHALEEN PEDERSON:


Marriage: October 08, 1924, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1553
Married by: W. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest1553

Children of CLEMENT DION and KATHALEEN PEDERSON are:


i. AUDREY4 DION, b. 1925, South Dakota 1554; d. Aft. September 11, 1988; m. JIM KOENIG.

More About AUDREY DION:


Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1554

ii. CLAUDE CLEMENT DION, b. 1933; d. Aft. September 11, 1988.

37. CHARLOTTE3 GIROUX (EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1555 was born July 1884 in Rosebud Indian
Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota1556,1557,1558, and died Aft. 1937. She married (1) JOHN
BURNETTE1559. He was born 1867. She married (2) S EYMOUR JONES November 15, 1937 in Murdo, Jones
County, South Dakota1560. He was born 1896 1560.

Notes for CHARLOTTE GIROUX:


The 1900 Census lists her as 1/2 Sioux.

More About CHARLOTTE GIROUX:


Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 219B
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota

Notes for JOHN BURNETTE:


From: "Mellette County, South Dakota, 1911-1961," published 1961 by Mellette County Centennial
Commission, White River, SD, pages 15-16.

John Burnette was the stepson of Adam Smith. At the age of fifteen he drove one of the mule teams. He
associated with Mexican help, thereby learning their language. During a flash flood at Deadwood, a store fell into
the flood and every kind of article was floating. He roped a tub of butter for himself.
He came back to the White River country, and became a cowboy for several large cattle outfits during
roundups.
A Mr. Slaven, who had a contract with the government to furnish beef for the Indians, hired him until the
contract ended.
After he married he settled along the Big White River, where he ran cattle. He employed many Indians and
wandering white men and boys. Also white girls and Indian women were employed in the Burnette home.
Charlotte Giroux, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Giroux, became the second wife of my father John
Burnette and the mother of ten children.
Grace Burnette Giroux

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More About SEYMOUR JONES and CHARLOTTE GIROUX:
Marriage: November 15, 1937, Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota 1560
Married by: R.G. Young, Justice of the Peace1560

Children of CHARLOTTE GIROUX and JOHN BURNETTE are:


i. FREDERICK J. "FRED"4 BURNETTE, b. January 27, 1904, South Dakota 1561; d. June 08, 1982, Orange County,
California; m. MARY A. NOVEY, February 26, 1935, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota 1561; b. 19131561.

More About FREDERICK J. "FRED" BURNETTE:


Burial: Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota

More About FREDERICK BURNETTE and MARY NOVEY:


Marriage: February 26, 1935, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota1561
Married by: John George Day, County Judge1561

ii. ADOLPH S. BURNETTE, b. 1906, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota1562; d. October 1989, Winner,
Tripp County, South Dakota; m. MAGDALENA BECHTOLD, December 31, 1937, Murdo, Jones County,
South Dakota1562; b. October 11, 1912, Tyndall, Bon Homme County, South Dakota 1562; d. May 01, 1990,
Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska.

More About MAGDALENA BECHTOLD:


Daughter of: Frank Bechtold and Magdalena Schmall

More About ADOLPH BURNETTE and MAGDALENA BECHTOLD:


Marriage: December 31, 1937, Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota1562
Married by: R. G. Young, Justice of the Peace1562

iii. JOHN BURNETTE, b. 1908.


131. iv. JEFFERSON A. "JEFF" BURNETTE, b. January 11, 1910, South Dakota; d. November 01, 2001, Belle Fourche,
Butte County, South Dakota.
v. DELMER V. BURNETTE, b. 19131563; m. HARRIET MURRY, September 19, 1936, White River, Mellette
County, South Dakota1563; b. 19171563.

More About DELMER BURNETTE and HARRIET MURRY:


Marriage: September 19, 1936, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 1563
Married by: J. L. Scull, Justice of the Peace1563

vi. SYLVIA EMILY BURNETTE, b. 19161564; m. URIAH JAMES WRIGHT, August 09, 1937, White River, Mellette
County, South Dakota1564; b. 19081564.

More About URIAH WRIGHT and SYLVIA BURNETTE:


Marriage: August 09, 1937, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 1564
Married by: C. S. Hight, Justice of the Peace1564

vii. FLORENCE B. BURNETTE, b. 19181565; m. JAMES BORDEAUX, May 08, 1937, Martin, Bennett County,
South Dakota1565; b. 19101565.

More About JAMES BORDEAUX and FLORENCE BURNETTE:


Marriage: May 08, 1937, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota1565
Married by: David F. Heffron, County Judge1565

viii. MELLETTE R. BURNETTE, b. 19191566; m. IDA BECHTOLD, May 13, 1939, White River, Mellette County,
South Dakota1566; b. 19191566.

More About MELLETTE BURNETTE and IDA BECHTOLD:


Marriage: May 13, 1939, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 1566
Married by: Carl Jorgensen, Justice of the Peace1566

ix. GEORGE PHILLIP BURNETTE, b. November 06, 19221567; m. FLORENCE L. HOMER, August 24, 1947, Belle
Fouche, Butte County, South Dakota1567; b. 19271567.

More About GEORGE BURNETTE and FLORENCE HOMER:


Marriage: August 24, 1947, Belle Fouche, Butte County, South Dakota1567
Married by: Glenn E. Van Vactor, Minister 1567

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x. JEWEL CHARLES BURNETTE, b. 19261568; m. LONA MATHWIG, December 09, 1949, Rapid City,
Pennington County, South Dakota1568; b. 19281568.

More About JEWEL BURNETTE and LONA MATHWIG:


Marriage: December 09, 1949, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota 1568
Married by: Rew Walz, Minister1568

38. MABEL CLAIRE3 GIROUX (EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1569 was born April 1889 in Rosebud Indian
Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota1570,1571,1572,1573,1574, and died September 30, 1976 in Duarte, Los
Angeles County, California1575,1576. She married (1) CHARLES RAYMOND WOOD March 03, 1912 in White River,
Mellette County, South Dakota1577. He was born April 11, 1885 in Missouri 1578,1579. She married (2) HERMAN
WINFIELD SIPE October 27, 1919 in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota1580. He was born February 12,
1892 in Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania1580,1581,1582, and died July 25, 1942 in Casa Grande Hospital, Casa
Grande, Pinal County, Arizona1583.

Notes for MABEL CLAIRE GIROUX:


From: "Monrovia News-Post," Thursday, 7 October 1976.

Mabel C. Sipe of Monrovia passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, at a local hospital.
She is survived by two sons, Keith of Monrovia and Martin of Hawaii, six grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial park Cemetery, San Diego, with the Rev. Harry G.
Brahams of La Jolla Officiating.
Douglass & Zook Mortuary directed.

More About MABEL CLAIRE GIROUX:


Date born 2: April 1888, South Dakota1584
Date born 3: December 11, 18901585
Burial: October 05, 1976, Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California1586
Census: 1900, St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota,
page 315A
Census 2: 1910, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 3: 1920, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, page 6A
Indian Census: 1891, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Residence: 1920, 716 Cass Street, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan1587
School: St. Francis Mission Boarding School, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota 1588
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 1589
Social Security Number: 569-38-56101589
Tribe: 1/2 Brule Sioux1590
Tribe 2: 1/4 Teton Sioux1591

Notes for CHARLES RAYMOND WOOD:


Charles was a charter member of the White River Fire Department when they first met on the "First Thursday
of January 1912."

His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height, slender build, with brown eyes and dark hair.

More About CHARLES RAYMOND WOOD:


Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota1592
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Hardware Clerk, Fish and Hunter Company1592
Residence: June 05, 1917, 6 Water Street, Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota1592

More About CHARLES WOOD and MABEL GIROUX:


Marriage: March 03, 1912, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota 1593
Married by: H. A. McManus, County Justice1593

Notes for HERMAN WINFIELD SIPE:


His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with brown eyes and dark brown hair.

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More About HERMAN WINFIELD SIPE:
Date born 2: February 12, 1892, York, York County, Pennsylvania1594
Cause of Death: Coronary Thrombosis1595
Census: 1920, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, page 6A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota1596
Land Patent: June 03, 1920, Gregory County, South Dakota, 320.1 acres 1597
Military service: World War I1598
Occupation: June 05, 1917, Stock Raising, self employed1599
Occupation 2: 1920, Student, Auto School, Detroit, Michigan 1600
Occupation 3: July 25, 1942, Farm Agent for U. S. Government1601
Residence: 1920, 716 Cass Street, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan1602
Son of: Martin Sipe and Caroline Brenneman1603

More About HERMAN SIPE and MABEL GIROUX:


Marriage: October 27, 1919, Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota 1604
Married by: Edward Jordahl, Clergyman1604

Child of MABEL GIROUX and CHARLES WOOD is:


132. i. KEITH LOUIS GIROUX4 SIPE, b. September 06, 1910, Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. May 22,
1987, San Diego, San Diego County, California.

Children of MABEL GIROUX and HERMAN SIPE are:


133. ii. MARTIN WINFIELD4 SIPE, b. July 09, 1920, Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota; d. November 21, 1979,
San Diego, San Diego County, California.
iii. ETHEL LOUISE SIPE, b. November 01, 1922, Nebraska; d. April 17, 1971, San Francisco, California.

39. VERN CLYDE "VERNIE"3 GIROUX (EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born August 11, 1894 in Rosebud
Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota1605,1606,1607,1608, and died December 26, 1979 in Mission,
Todd County, South Dakota1609,1610. He married GRACE P. BURNETT1611,1612,1613 19171614. She was born
December 22, 1891 in Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota 1615,1616,1617, and died December 20, 1986 in Acocks
Medical Facility, Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan1618,1619.

Notes for VERN CLYDE "VERNIE" GIROUX:


The 1900 Census lists her as 1/2 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall, stout, with dark brown
eyes and hair. The 1910 Census lists him as 1/4 Teton Sioux.

More About VERN CLYDE "VERNIE" GIROUX:


Date born 2: 1895, South Dakota1620
Died 2: August 1895, South Dakota1621
Burial: Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 219B
Census 2: 1910, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 3: 1920, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 3B
Census 4: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Mellette County, South Dakota 1622
Occupation: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1930, Farmer, self employed 1622,1623
Occupation 2: 1920, Pool Hall1624
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1625
Social Security Number: 503-16-17461625
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1626

Notes for GRACE P. BURNETT:


From: "Marquette Mining Journal," Monday, 22 December 1986.

NEGAUNEE - Grace P. Giroux, 94, formerly of Marquette, died Saturday morning at the Acocks Medical
Facility where she had been a patient since 1983.
She was born Dec. 22, 1891, in Rosebud, S. D., a daughter of the late John and Amelia (Bernard) Burnette.

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She resided most of her life at the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in Rosebud. She had been a resident of
Marquette since 1978 when she came to live with her daughter.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Marquette.
Her husband, Vern C. Giroux, died on Dec. 26, 1979.
Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Wilma) Chaillier of Marquette; one son, Clyde of Albuquerque,
N. M.; five brothers, Adolph Burnette of White River, S. D., Jeffrey Burnette of Belfourche, S. D., Delmar
Burnette of Rosebud, S. D., George and Mellette Burnette, both of Coos Bay, Oregon; one sister, Sylvia
Mussman of Nebraska; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Mission, S. D. Burial will be in
the Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Fassbender Funeral Home of Marquette is in charge of arrangements.

More About GRACE P. BURNETT:


Date born 2: 1892, South Dakota1627
Burial: December 23, 1986, Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota1628
Census: 1920, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 3B
Census 2: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: John Burnette and Amelia Bernard
Land Patent: April 28, 1920, Gregory County, South Dakota, 319.95 acres 1629
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1630
Social Security Number: 503-32-89131630
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1631

More About VERN GIROUX and GRACE BURNETT:


Marriage: 19171631

Children of VERN GIROUX and GRACE BURNETT are:


i. WILMA VERNA4 GIROUX, b. 1918, South Dakota 1631,1632; d. Aft. December 20, 1986; m. WILBERT R.
CHAILLIER; b. Abt. 1921, Michigan.

More About WILMA VERNA GIROUX:


Census: 1920, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 3B
Census 2: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux1633

More About WILBERT R. CHAILLIER:


Son of: Fred Chaillier and Elma Benoit

134. ii. CLYDE VERN GIROUX, b. December 24, 1919, Murdo, South Dakota; d. January 19, 2006, Albuquerque,
Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

40. ROY FRANCIS3 GIROUX (EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born September 06, 1900 in Rosebud Indian
Reservation, Mellette County, South Dakota1634, and died December 1970 in Mission, Todd County, South
Dakota1634. He married JULIA H. PRESHO. She was born 1898 in South Dakota.

More About ROY FRANCIS GIROUX:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1634
Social Security Number: 503-12-22311634

Children of ROY GIROUX and JULIA PRESHO are:


i. VIOLET MARGERITE4 GIROUX, b. 1921.
ii. ROY FRANCIS GIROUX, b. May 09, 1925, South Dakota1634; d. September 1988, Albany, Linn County,
Oregon1634.

More About ROY FRANCIS GIROUX:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota1634
Social Security Number: 504-16-8766 1634

41. FRANCIS3 TURGEON (ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1635,1636 was born June 29, 1890 in Bonesteel, Gregory
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County, South Dakota1637,1638,1639,1640, and died December 22, 1961. He married N ETTIE DAVIS1641 September
05, 1917 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1642,1643. She was born February 03, 1899 in Mission, Todd
County, South Dakota1644,1645, and died July 09, 1975 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 1645.

Notes for FRANCIS TURGEON:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 322.

Francis, 17 years of age, became very ill and underwent surgery on the lengthened dining room table by Dr.
Kenaston of Bonesteel and Dr. Skeleton of Spencer, Nebr.; he survived his ordeal.
__________________________________________________________________

The 1900 Census lists him as 1/4 Sioux. His Draft Registration Card lists him as tall and stout, with brown
eyes and black hair.

More About FRANCIS TURGEON:


Date born 2: June 29, 1891, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 1646,1647,1648
Burial: Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 3: 1920, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 13B
Census 4: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1649
Land Patent: January 13, 1910, Gregory County, South Dakota, 160 acres1650
Occupation 1: 1910, Farm Laborer 1651
Occupation 2: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1930, Farmer 1652,1653,1654
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 1654

More About NETTIE DAVIS:


Date born 2: 1898, Kansas
Date born 3: 1899, Kansas1655,1656
Burial: Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 13B
Census 2: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1657
Social Security Number: 503-26-84791657

More About FRANCIS TURGEON and NETTIE DAVIS:


Marriage: September 05, 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1658,1659
Married by: Charles A. Davis, County Judge1660

Children of FRANCIS TURGEON and NETTIE DAVIS are:


135. i. DOLOR JEROME4 TURGEON, b. August 15, 1918, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. December
03, 2004, Kansas Soldier's Home, Halsey Hall, Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.
136. ii. RICHARD C. "DICK" TURGEON, b. 1921, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota.
137. iii. BENJAMIN FRANCIS "BEN" TURGEON, b. 1922, South Dakota.
138. iv. CLINTON RAY TURGEON, b. November 04, 1926, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. October 03,
1996, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.
v. LAURA MAE TURGEON1661, b. May 1929, South Dakota1662,1663; m. (1) UNKNOWN BEHRENDS; m. (2)
RALPH R. HANSEN, November 13, 1949, Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota 1664; b. 19251664.

More About LAURA MAE TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 1665

More About RALPH HANSEN and LAURA TURGEON:


Marriage: November 13, 1949, Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota1666
Married by: Edward O. Moore, Priest 1666

vi. DONALD L. "DONNIE" TURGEON1667, b. 1933; d. Bef. December 03, 2004.


vii. FRANCES ARMINE TURGEON1667, b. March 12, 1934; m. UNKNOWN HALLIGAN.

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viii. LORETTA F. TURGEON1667, b. April 27, 1938; m. UNKNOWN BARNES.
ix. JERRY TURGEON1667.

42. MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON (ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1667,1668,1669 was born October 07, 1893 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1670,1671,1672,1673,1674,1675,1676, and died August 17, 1976 in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota1677,1678. She married HENRY CARL LUNN1679,1680 June 28, 1922 in Bonesteel,
Gregory County, South Dakota1681,1682,1683,1684. He was born November 17, 1894 in Bonesteel, Gregory County,
South Dakota1685,1686,1687,1688,1689,1690 , and died February 05, 1967 in Bonesteel, Gregory County, South
Dakota1691,1692,1693.

Notes for MARY LOUISE TURGEON:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, pages 321-322.

Louise attended school in Kimball, S.D. prior to the opening of the school in Russell Durfee's log cabin for
the children in the valley. In 1904 Marie Faust, the first teacher, also instructed some Norwegian homesteaders in
the English language. In 1906 the new Carroll School, 1 1/2 miles west was opened. After 8th grade graduation,
Louise attended Business College at Norfolk, Nebraska. Louise and Julia, when small, often stayed with Russell
and Dolly Durfee when their parents were gone. So that the girls would not understand certain conversations,
Dolly and Russell spelled out the words. Julia was the photographer of the locale, taking and developing her own
plates, using her 4 x 6 plate camera manufactured by the Conley Mfg. Co. of Rochester, Minn. After exposure
the plates were dipped in a developing solution before printing.
Dances were held at Jeff Scissons, northwest of the Turgeon's. Pass the hat and pay the musicians: Lou
Stone, violin; John Evans, violin or guitar; and Gene Desjarlais who played the violin or any instrument he chose
to play. Mrs. Gilbert Blegen held many home dances when the Jensens and friends came up from Springfield,
S.D. Neighbors, Ethel and Carrie Tenent, came to her dances. Louise, riding her pony, attending the Blegen
parties and dances at Lucas. She also crossed by ferry to attend dances across the river.
Louise had ridden horses all her life and was a good horsewoman. She raced her pony in competition with
her girl friend's mounts, winning on several occasions. The Turgeon horses were trained to cut out cattle. A large
old yellow chalk rock hitching post south of the corrals was used to rein the riding horses.
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The 1900 Census lists her as 1/4 Sioux.

More About MARY LOUISE TURGEON:


Date born 2: October 07, 18921693
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1920, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 3: 1930, St. Charles Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B
Occupation: 1920, Seamstress1694
Residence: 1920, First Avenue North, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1694
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1955, South Dakota1695
Social Security Number: 504-38-12491695

Notes for HENRY CARL LUNN:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 322.

Henry Lunn was born November 17, 1894 to Sam and Julia (Anderson) Lunn. The Sam Lunns were
immigrants from Sweden and homesteaded near Bonesteel. They were the parents of 11 children: Abbey, Alice,
Henry, Minnie, John, Anna, Elmer, Lawrence, Sam, Julia and Alvina. Henry was a sailor in World War I. In
1918 he tilled the Schemmer homestead. Henry was married to Louise Turgeon in 1922 and they made their
home on the Lunn homestead. Nine years later they became owners of the Nels Ahlstrand farm. Henry died
February 5, 1967. Henry and Louise Lunn were the parents of 4 daughters: Helen (1924) married Al
Westendorf, 7 children: Raymond, Rosemary, Gary, Patricia, Dee Ann, Sue Ann, and Shirley; Marie (1926)
married Robert Arnoldy, children Brett, Anna Marie and Michael; Dorothy (1929) married Jacob Rommeling,
children Mary, Susan and Jacob J.; Henrietta (1933) married Walter Krier, children Alice, Jean, Daniel, James,
John and Teresa.

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________________________________________________________________

From "The Missouri River Reveille," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1981, by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, South Dakota, page 375.

LUNN: HENRY C. LUNN was born November 11, 1894 to Samuel and Julia (Rundhaug) Lunn from
Wisconsin, who were early homesteaders near Bonesteel, South Dakota in the new frontier.
During World War I Henry C. Lunn entered the Navy in August of 1915. He served aboard the USS Shaw,
USS Jenkins, and USS Patterson. His ship was torpedoed as the sailors were sleeping in their hammocks. The
sailor sleeping next to Henry was killed. The torpedo ripped a hole in the ship's hull large enough to drive a load
of hay through. The Navy ships often docked in yards in the New York harbor. One day Mrs. Kenaston, (wife of
Dr. Kenaston of Bonesteel), was in New York and called Henry to come ashore and attend a concert with her.
Henry was pleased and proud to be the escort of such a fine lady from his home town.
When Henry returned to Gregory County after his discharge from the Navy in 1919, he bought the Schemmer
homestead northeast of St. Charles where he batched and farmed his land. June 28, 1922 Henry C. Lunn and
Mary Louise Turgeon were married. Louise was born October 7, 1893 to Benjamin and Armine (Landeaux)
Turgeon who were early homesteaders in the Whetstone Valley of Turgeon Township.
Henry and Louise Lunn made their first home on Henry's farm. Here three daughters Helen, Marie, and
Dorothy were born to them. Sometime after Dorothy's birth in 1929, they moved to the John Pistulka homestead.
Henrietta was born in 1933 on the Simon Garringer homestead, the SE 1/4 of section 22, St. Charles Township
(currently the Ray Lange farm). Sometime later Henry and Louise purchased the Ahlstrand homestead east of
Herrick where they resided until their deaths.
Henry was a carpenter and also dug wells. One bitter cold night he slept in the hay loft of the Lloyd
Herrmann barn and through the roof he could count the stars.
When he was a young lad he pulled an April Fool's joke on his father. He called to his father that horse
thieves had driven the Lunn horses away. Samuel immediately got up and was pulling up his suspenders when
Henry passing the window called out "April Fool"! Mr. Lunn removed his belt to tan Henry's rear.
Julia Lunn was entertaining the Ladies Aide and had baked a generous supply of cookies which she stored in
the cave. The children seized a goodly number of the delicious dainties and proceeded to the grove. Lying on the
ground, they strung the cookies on a low leaf-tree branch and munched happily away. Their enjoyment was short
lived when Julia came for her lunch and found no cookies. She was quite upset.
Henry often times mentioned the terrifying fright of the homesteaders when the Indians, on their way to the
hills to fight Custer, watered at Huston Springs which was east of the present day Bonesteel. The people asked
the Indians not to harm them. Sam's family and others had been sent to the Benjamin Turgeon ranch home for
safety. The Indians caused no trouble and went on their way.
Henry C. Lunn died February 5, 1967. Louise Turgeon Lunn passed away August 17, 1976 at Burke, South
Dakota. They were the parents of four daughters: Helen (1924) married Alvin Westendorf; seven children -
Raymond, Rosemary, Gary, Patricia Ann, Dee Ann, Sue Ann, and Shirley Ann. Marie (1926) married Robert N.
Arnoldy; three chldren - Brett, Anna Marie, and Michael. Dorothy (1929) married Jacob Roemiling; three
children - Mary Ann, Susan, and Jacob Steven. Henrietta (1933) married Walter Krier; six children - Alice, Jean,
Daniel, James, John, and Teresa.
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His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height, stout build, with gray eyes and light hair.

More About HENRY CARL LUNN:


Census: 1930, St. Charles Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Draft Registration: June 05, 1917, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1696
Military service: World War I
Occupation: Bet. June 05, 1917 - 1930, Farming, working for father1696,1697
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1955, South Dakota1698
Social Security Number: 504-38-11841698
Son of: George Samuel "Sam" Lunn and Julia M. Anderson1699

More About HENRY LUNN and MARY TURGEON:


Marriage: June 28, 1922, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 1700,1701,1702,1703
Married by: Edwin G. Hudson, Catholic Priest1704

Children of MARY TURGEON and HENRY LUNN are:

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139. i. HELEN L.4 LUNN, b. 1924, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. Bef. January 09, 2006.
140. ii. MARIE AGNES LUNN, b. October 18, 1926, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. January 09, 2006,
Mid-Dakota Long-term Care Facility, Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota.
141. iii. DOROTHY A. LUNN, b. 1929, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota.
142. iv. HENRIETTA LUNN, b. 1933, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota.

43. JULIA ARMINE3 TURGEON (ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1705,1706 was born September 06, 1895 in Wheeler,
Charles Mix County, South Dakota1707,1708,1709,1710,1711, and died Aft. 1930. She married R ICHARD A. GRAVEL1712
November 22, 1916 in Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota1713,1714. He was born December 02, 1891 in
Nebraska1715,1716, and died Aft. 1930.

Notes for JULIA ARMINE TURGEON:


The 1900 Census lists her as 1/4 Sioux.

More About JULIA ARMINE TURGEON:


Date born 2: September 1896, South Dakota1717,1718
Census: 1900, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer County, South Dakota, page 19A
Census 2: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 3: 1920, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 11A
Census 4: 1930, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 16B
Residence: Bet. 1920 - 1930, 910 Second Street, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska1719,1720

Notes for RICHARD A. GRAVEL:


His Draft Registration Card lists him as medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

More About RICHARD A. GRAVEL:


Date born 2: 1892, Nebraska1721,1722
Census: 1920, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 11A
Census 2: 1930, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 16B
Draft Registration: June 04, 1917, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska 1723
Military service: Private, Nebraska National Guard1723
Occupation: Bet. June 04, 1917 - 1920, Freight Brakeman, Chicago & Northwester Railroad 1723,1724
Occupation 2: 1930, Railroad Conductor 1725
Residence: Bet. June 04, 1917 - 1930, 910 South 2nd Street, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska 1726,1727,1728
Value of Home: 1930, $35001729

More About RICHARD GRAVEL and JULIA TURGEON:


Marriage: November 22, 1916, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 1730,1731
Married by: Edwin G. Hudson, Catholic Priest1732

Children of JULIA TURGEON and RICHARD GRAVEL are:


i. GARNETA4 GRAVEL1733, b. 1918, Nebraska1734,1735; d. Aft. 1930.

More About GARNETA GRAVEL:


Census: 1920, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 11A
Census 2: 1930, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 16B
Residence: Bet. 1920 - 1930, 910 Second Street, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska 1736,1737

143. ii. REX GRAVEL, b. 1924, Nebraska.


iii. JANICE GRAVEL1738, b. 1925, Nebraska1739.

More About JANICE GRAVEL:


Census: 1930, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 16B
Residence: 1930, 910 Second Street, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska1739

Generation No. 4

44. RALPH ERNEST4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1740 was born September
15, 1909 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1741,1742,1743,1744, and died June 19, 1964 in Herrick, Gregory

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County, South Dakota. He married RUBY BELLE HYSELL September 15, 1933 in Burke, Gregory County, South
Dakota1745. She was born 19061745, and died November 08, 1965.

More About RALPH ERNEST DURFEE:


Date born 2: September 15, 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1910, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 16B
Census 2: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 3: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: World War II
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 1746

More About RUBY BELLE HYSELL:


Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota

More About RALPH DURFEE and RUBY HYSELL:


Marriage: September 15, 1933, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 1747
Married by: Clarence W. Hamm, Methodist Minister1747

Children of RALPH DURFEE and RUBY HYSELL are:


i. RALPH DARWIN5 DURFEE, b. August 09, 1935, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. September 12, 1938,
Gregory County, South Dakota.

More About RALPH DARWIN DURFEE:


Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota

ii. GENEVIEVE E. DURFEE, b. October 26, 1940, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 1748; d. June 27, 1992,
Gregory County, South Dakota1748; m. HARRY SLAUGHTER.

More About GENEVIEVE E. DURFEE:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1955, South Dakota 1748
Social Security Number: 503-40-55531748

45. EMMETT NOAH4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1749 was born December
11, 1911 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1750,1751,1752,1753, and died March 24, 1967 in Stephen, Hyde
County, Nebraska1754,1755. He married FERREL ALVENA BEAUCHAMP1755,1756 November 12, 1938 in Colome,
Tripp County, South Dakota1757,1758. She was born November 05, 1918 in Herrick, Gregory County, South
Dakota1759,1760, and died March 12, 2006 in Prairie Good Samaritan Center, Miller, Hand County, South
Dakota1760,1761.

Notes for EMMETT NOAH DURFEE:


Emmett was killed in a farm accident.

More About EMMETT NOAH DURFEE:


Burial: Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 2: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 1762
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1953 - 1954, South Dakota 1763
Social Security Number: 504-36-42601763

Notes for FERREL ALVENA BEAUCHAMP:


From: "The Plainsman," Thursday, 16 March 2006.

Ferrel Alverna (Beauchamp) Durfee of Miller died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Prairie Good Samaritan
Center in Miller at the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 7 days.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday March 17, at the Luze Funeral home in Highmore with a
prayer service following at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the United Methodist Church in Highmore
with the Revs. Jenene Earl and David Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Highmore Cemetery, Highmore.
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Ferrel Alverna Beauchamp was born to Edward & Elsie (Florey) Beauchamp on Nov. 5, 1918, at home near
Geddes in Charles Mix County. She married Emmet Durfee on Nov. 12, 1938, in Colome. They made their first
home in rural Hyde County near Stephan.
Ferrel and Emmet lived and worked at the Stephan Mission until 1945. In 1946, they moved to their farm in
southern Hyde County where they lived and raised their family.
After Emmet’s death, Ferrel bought a home in Highmore and resided there for several years. Since December
1999, the Courtyard Villa Assisted Living Center in Miller was her last home until two weeks before her death. At
that time she was a resident of Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.
She was a member of the American Sunday School Union and later she became a member of the United
Methodist Church of Highmore. Her family was her source of happiness as she devoted her entire life to being a
wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Carl (Margaret) Durfee-Navarre of Florida; one daughter, Judy (Lloyd) Schwartz
of St. Lawrence; a daughter-in-law, Chere (Jerry) Gavin of Pierre; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; three
sisters, Goldie Hysell of Lake Andes, Bernita (Harry) Odenbach of Bonesteel, and Pearl Schwarder of
Kennewick, Wash.; one brother, Don Beauchamp of Yankton; one brother-in-law Mark Durfee of Highmore;
three sisters-in-law, Grace Spoonomore of Aurora, Colo., Eleanore Durfee of Redfield, and Margaret Phillips of
Pierre; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Emmet on March 24, 1967; son Michael on Jan. 3, 2000;
sister Lorene (Sangster); and three brothers, Ralph, Wayne and infant Lyle.
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From: "Capital Journal," Monday, 13 March 2006.

Ferrel A. Durfee, 87, of Highmore, died on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the Prairie Good Samaritan Center in
Miller.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Luze Funeral Home of Highmore.

More About FERREL ALVENA BEAUCHAMP:


Burial: March 18, 2006, Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota1764
Daughter of: Edward Beauchamp and Elsie Florry1764

More About EMMETT DURFEE and FERREL BEAUCHAMP:


Marriage: November 12, 1938, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota 1765,1766
Married by: Rev. J. O. Benson, Minister1767

Children of EMMETT DURFEE and FERREL BEAUCHAMP are:


i. CARL JOHN5 DURFEE, b. 1940, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. MARGARET MARY "MARGE"
MARTINMAAS, Polo, South Dakota; b. 1943.

Notes for CARL JOHN DURFEE:


Had 6 children. Carl studied diesel mechanics in school and later went into partnership with his father on the
family farm. He and Margaret were living in Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota, in 1985. Carl was
living in Plankinton when his brother Michael died in 2000.

More About MARGARET MARY "MARGE" MARTINMAAS:


Daughter of: Werner Martinmaas and Mary Schaeffer

More About CARL DURFEE and MARGARET MARTINMAAS:


Marriage: Polo, South Dakota

144. ii. MICHAEL MORRIS "MIKE" DURFEE, b. March 06, 1944, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota; d. January
02, 2000, Saint Mary's Hospital, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota.
145. iii. JUDY ELAINE DURFEE, b. 1946, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota.

46. SUSAN ELSIE "SUSIE"4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1768 was born
January 10, 1913 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1769,1770,1771,1772, and died August 01, 1993 in
Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota1773. She married ROY OMAR LIVINGSTON1774,1775,1776 February 18,
1932 in Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota1777. He was born January 10, 1908 in South Dakota1777,1778, and
died August 28, 1997 in Sunset Manor, Irene, Yankton County, South Dakota1778,1779,1780.

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More About SUSAN ELSIE "SUSIE" DURFEE:
Census: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 2: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 1781
Social Security Number: 549-38-03311781

Notes for ROY OMAR LIVINGSTON:


From: "Press & Dakotan," Friday, 29 August 1997.

Roy Livingston, 89, of Yankton died Thursday (Aug. 28, 1997) at Sunset Manor in Irene.
Services are pending with Kostel Funeral Home.
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From: "Press & Dakotan," obituary, Saturday, 30 August 1997.

Roy Omar Livingston, 89, of Yankton, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 1997) at Sunset Manor in Irene.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton with Elder Pat Dupre
officiating. Burial is in the Garden of Memories, Yankton.
Pallbearers are Ron, Darrell, Cork and Kevin Livingston; Don Tvrdy and John Herrboldt.
Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7-8 p.m. at the Kostel Funeral Home.

More About ROY OMAR LIVINGSTON:


Burial: September 01, 1997, Garden of Memories, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota1782
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Oregon 1783
Social Security Number: 541-18-42921783
Son of: Otis Omar Livingston and Della Irene Hall1784

More About ROY LIVINGSTON and SUSAN DURFEE:


Marriage: February 18, 1932, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 1785
Married by: Alfred C. Bossingham, Minister1785

Children of SUSAN DURFEE and ROY LIVINGSTON are:


i. RAY5 LIVINGSTON, b. Aft. 1932; m. MARY LOU EINREM.
ii. LESTER LEROY LIVINGSTON, b. Aft. 1932; m. VIRGINIA JOHNSON.

Notes for LESTER LEROY LIVINGSTON:


Lester and Virginia were living in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1982. Lester worked in a factory and Virginia was a
school teacher.

iii. JOYCE LIVINGSTON, b. Aft. 1932.


iv. LILLIAN ELAINE LIVINGSTON, b. Aft. 1932.

47. CLARENCE OLIVER4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1786 was born October
01, 1914 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1787,1788,1789,1790, and died March 24, 1959 in Gregory,
Gregory County, South Dakota1791. He married MARIAN FLORA ROGERS1792 May 26, 1936 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota1793. She was born May 03, 1918 in Platte, Charles Mix County, South Dakota1793,1794, and
died January 14, 2002 in Parkston Community Hospital, Parkston, Hutchinson County, South Dakota1795,1796.

Notes for CLARENCE OLIVER DURFEE:


Clarence was a farmer. He had worked on or owned farms in Herrick, Stephen, and Gregory, in Gregory
County, South Dakota. Clarence and Marian were Protestants. In 1937, they moved to Oregon where they
worked on farms and in 1942, they returned to South Dakota. In 1953, they sold their farm, stock and equipment
and he went to work for Gregory County, and Marian worked at the Gregory Hospital. After Clarence's death in
1959, Marian moved to Burke, South Dakota, where she worked in Potter's Nursing Home. Marian was living in
Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, in 1984.

More About CLARENCE OLIVER DURFEE:


Census: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B

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Census 2: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Oregon 1796
Social Security Number: 540-26-77511796

More About MARIAN FLORA ROGERS:


Burial: January 19, 2002, Graceland Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1797
Daughter of: George C. Rogers and Flora M. Covey1798
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Oregon 1799
Social Security Number: 540-26-81901799

More About CLARENCE DURFEE and MARIAN ROGERS:


Marriage: May 26, 1936, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1800
Married by: Alfred N. Strand, County Judge1800

Children of CLARENCE DURFEE and MARIAN ROGERS are:


146. i. JOYCE ADELE5 DURFEE, b. Aft. 1936, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
ii. LILLIAN ELAINE DURFEE, b. 1944, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. MARVYN G. DOYLE; b.
October 28, 19401801; d. March 26, 1997, Nebraska 1801.

Notes for LILLIAN ELAINE DURFEE:


They settled on the Edward Doyle homestead in Jamison, Nebraska. They have a dairy herd and raise Black
Angus cattle.

More About MARVYN G. DOYLE:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1958, Nebraska 1801
Social Security Number: 508-52-53881801

48. JOHN THOMAS4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1802 was born September
09, 1917 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1803,1804,1805,1806, and died April 24, 1991 in Highmore, Hyde
County, South Dakota1807. He married GLADYS RATH November 12, 1938 in Colome, Tripp County, South
Dakota1808. She was born April 24, 1919 in Ree Heights, Hand County, South Dakota1808,1809, and died October
22, 1990 in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota1809.

Notes for JOHN THOMAS DURFEE:


John was a farmer, and they were members of the Methodist Church.

More About JOHN THOMAS DURFEE:


Census: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 2: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1809
Social Security Number: 503-14-85571809

More About GLADYS RATH:


Daughter of: Gottfried Rath and Katherine Schaeffer
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1975 - 1976, South Dakota 1809
Social Security Number: 504-90-61801809

More About JOHN DURFEE and GLADYS RATH:


Marriage: November 12, 1938, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota 1810
Married by: Rev. J. O. Benson, Minister1810

Children of JOHN DURFEE and GLADYS RATH are:


i. THOMAS G. "TOM"5 DURFEE, b. 1939, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. P AM A.; b. 1946,
Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

Notes for THOMAS G. "TOM" DURFEE:


They were living in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota, in 1983. Thomas became County Commissioner
in 1976 and by 1982 he was the chairman of the board.

ii. CAROL DURFEE, b. Aft. 1938, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. (1) D AMON ARDY; m. (2)

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GREGORY AYMAR.

Notes for CAROL DURFEE:


In 1973 Gregory worked for the Standard Oil Company and they lived in Ree Heights, Hand County, South
Dakota.

iii. JACALYN KAY DURFEE, b. Aft. 1938, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. G REGORY AYMAR.
iv. JOHN R. DICK DURFEE, b. Aft. 1938, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. M ARLYS A.; b. February 27,
1948, South Dakota 1811; d. November 30, 2000, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota1811.

Notes for JOHN R. DICK DURFEE:


John attended South Dakota State University 1967-1969. He served in the U.S. Army 1970-1973, part of that
time at Fort Carlson, Colorado. He worked for International Harvester in Bolingbrook, Illinois, 1973-1979.
From 1977-1982 he worked for AMF Lawn & Garden and beginning in 1983, he was chief engineer and
owner of Western International, Inc. They were living in Ankeny, Iowa, in 1983.

More About MARLYS A.:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1962, South Dakota 1811
Social Security Number: 504-54-79281811

147. v. KATHLEEN DURFEE, b. Aft. 1938, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.
vi. DANIEL LEE DURFEE, b. September 01, 1949, Colome, Tripp County, South Dakota; m. P AMELA KAY
ERNST; b. 1955.

Notes for DANIEL LEE DURFEE:


They were living in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota in 1983.

More About PAMELA KAY ERNST:


Daughter of: Eugene Ernst and Mary A. Schick1812

49. MARK JOSEPH4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1813 was born July 11, 1919
in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1814,1815,1816, and died October 2007 in Miller, Hand County, South
Dakota. He married ELIZABETH MARGARET "BILLIE" RATH February 07, 1943 in Miller, Hand County, South
Dakota1817. She was born 19231817, and died 2005.

Notes for MARK JOSEPH DURFEE:


Obituary:

Mark Durfee, 88, of Highmore, died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the Miller Good Samaritan Center.
Mark was born near the Whetstone Creek in Gregory County, SD on July 30, 1919 to Thomas and Maude
(Ross) Durfee. His love for the bottom country was deeply instilled in him and he loved to go for rides up and
down the area recalling his childhood and family events.
He settled in Highmore as a young man, married Elizabeth Rath in February, 1943, and began working as a
livestock dealer and as a butcher for the City Meat Market. He eventually owned and operated the Jack and Jill
Supermarket and Locker Plant until ill health prompted him to retire. Retirement was anything but; as he soon
became very busy making fishing tackle and selling his crafts up and down the Missouri River. His love for the
great outdoors was widely known as the weekends were always spent camping or fishing with friends and family.
Mark was also a loyal and close friend to many and in retirement he was always helping someone paint, work
cattle or just keeping "Doc" Autry Company as he traveled the countryside doing his veterinary practice. He
became an active supporter of community life at every level. His greatest accomplishments in life were when he
told about things he and others had helped develop in Highmore. His community was very special to him and he
took great pride in projects that he helped on.
He was a life-long member of the American Legion and the United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his sons Don and his wife Vonnie of Lantana, FL, their children Cami Martin, Robert
Wagner, Dawn Wagner, and eight great-grandsons, and his son Jim of Wells, MN, and his children Bryce and
Shelby Durfee.
Mark was preceded in death by his beloved wife Billee, his parents, eight brothers, a foster brother, two
sisters, and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the United Methodist Church, Highmore with Rev.
Martin Earl officiating. Burial was in the Highmore Cemetery, directed by Luze Funeral Home of Highmore.
www.familyfuneralhome.net

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This family were members of the Methodist Church.


In 1935, Mark began working at the Immaculate Conception Mission School in Hyde County, South Dakota.
It was a school run by the Catholic Church for Indian children. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantry squad
leader in World War II. For the next 35 years Mark and Billie were in the meat and grocery business in
Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota. Since selling his business in 1976, he has spent much of his time making
fishing tackle and fishing on the Missouri River.
Mark was retired in 1988, and he and Billie were living in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota. Mark
was still living in 1999.

More About MARK JOSEPH DURFEE:


Burial: October 18, 2007, Highmore Cemetery, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 14B
Census 2: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: World War II

More About MARK DURFEE and ELIZABETH RATH:


Marriage: February 07, 1943, Miller, Hand County, South Dakota 1817
Married by: Rev. M. L. Bomhoff, Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church1817

Children of MARK DURFEE and ELIZABETH RATH are:


i. DONALD MARK5 DURFEE, b. Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota; m. L A VONNE KAY.

Notes for DONALD MARK DURFEE:


He was born in the Pierre, South Dakota Hospital. Donald was a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University in
Mitchell, South Dakota, with a B. A. degree. He was a high school teacher in Highmore and Mitchell High
Schools through 1982. In 1982, he and La Vonne opened an art gallery and custom picture frame shop in
Mitchell, South Dakota.

148. ii. JAMES LEROY "JIM" DURFEE.

50. ALVIN ELMIN4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1818 was born May 26, 1921
in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1819,1820,1821, and died September 08, 1982 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha
County, South Dakota1822. He married ELEANOR REGINA RATH December 29, 1945 in Huron, Beadle County,
South Dakota1823. She was born 19251823, and died Aft. 1988.

Notes for ALVIN ELMIN DURFEE:


Some records give his middle name as Elmer. He entered the U. S. Army in September 1942, and was
discharged 13 December 1945. Alvin was a butcher and owned the City Meat Market in Highmore, Hyde
County, South Dakota, for several years. While living in Highmore, he was on the School Board, Fire
Department, was president of the Chamber of Commerce, Justice of the Peace and a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American Legion. In September 1956, they moved to Phillip, South Dakota, and in 1960,
to Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota. They also lived for a time in Rapid City, Pennington County, South
Dakota. Alvin was commander of the Redfield American Legion Post and Eleanor was president of the Legion
Auxiliary.
Alvin died in the hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and for the preceding seven years he served as the
Spink County Veterans Officer. After his death, his son David was given this job in December 1982.

More About ALVIN ELMIN DURFEE:


Census: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: World War II
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 1824
Social Security Number: 507-24-73141824

More About ALVIN DURFEE and ELEANOR RATH:


Marriage: December 29, 1945, Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota 1825
Married by: Sander Tollefson, Clergyman1825

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Children of ALVIN DURFEE and ELEANOR RATH are:
i. DAVID ALVIN5 DURFEE, b. Miller, Hand County, South Dakota; m. SANDRA "SANDY" RAMSEY; b. Britton,
Marshall County, South Dakota.

Notes for DAVID ALVIN DURFEE:


David enlisted in the U. S. Navy on 6 June 1969, and served for eight months. In 1971, he purchased his
father's business. Al's Meat Plant in Redfield and in 1975-1976, served as commander of the Redfield
American Legion Post.
After his fathers death, David served as the Spink County Veterans Service Officer, assuming the office his
father had held for the preceding seven years. David was given this job in December 1982.

More About DAVID ALVIN DURFEE:


Military service: Vietnam

ii. CYNTHIA CINDY DURFEE, b. Miller Hospital, Miller, Hand County, South Dakota.

Notes for CYNTHIA CINDY DURFEE:


Cindy was divorced in 1979, and in 1982 was living in Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota.

51. OMER RUSSELL4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1826 was born November
08, 1926 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1827,1828, and died February 02, 1986 in Gregory, Gregory
County, South Dakota1829. He married MILDRED LUCILLE GRAHAM February 1951. She was born August 30,
19261829, and died July 25, 2002 in Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota1829.

Notes for OMER RUSSELL DURFEE:


Omer and Mildred were Methodists. Omer served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946, as a Military
Policeman in Belgium, France, and Germany. He was a police officer until about 1964, when he was elected
Gregory County, Sheriff, which office he held until about 1978. From 1978 to 1982 he was chief of police of
Gregory.

More About OMER RUSSELL DURFEE:


Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: World War II
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1829
Social Security Number: 504-30-57071829

More About MILDRED LUCILLE GRAHAM:


Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota
Daughter of: Gordon Graham and Estella Mack
Other Spouses: May 1945, Calvin Audiss
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1952 - 1953, Missouri 1829
Social Security Number: 492-38-32991829

More About OMER DURFEE and MILDRED GRAHAM:


Marriage: February 1951

Children of OMER DURFEE and MILDRED GRAHAM are:


149. i. BETTY JEAN5 DURFEE, b. 1953.
150. ii. BARBARA ANN DURFEE, b. 1954.
iii. OMAR WILLIAM DURFEE, m. SUSAN LEE STRANSKY.

Notes for OMAR WILLIAM DURFEE:


Omar served in the U. S. Marine Corps 1977-1980, and thereafter in the South Dakota National Guard.

52. GRACE CELIA4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1830 was born October 25,
1928 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1831,1832, and died Aft. May 16, 2004. She married D ELBERT
ORAL "SPOONY" SPOONEMORE1833 February 28, 1947 in Onida, Sully County, South Dakota1834. He was born
February 21, 1915 in Missouri 1834,1835,1836, and died May 16, 2004 in Aurora, Arapahoe County,
Colorado1836,1837.

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Notes for GRACE CELIA DURFEE:
They lived in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, for several years and moved to Aurora about 1950.
Delbert and Grace were living in Aurora, Colorado in 1984, and still there in 1999.

More About GRACE CELIA DURFEE:


Date born 2: October 25, 1929, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A

Notes for DELBERT ORAL "SPOONY" SPOONEMORE:


From: "Rocky Mountain News," Wednesday, 19 May 2004.

SPOONEMORE, DELBERT O.
RETIRED, CITY OF AURORA, 89
"Spoony" died May 16, 2004, at his home with his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Grace;
father of Dorothy (Rich) Schlittler, Brenda (Jim) Prihoda, Ellen Orr, Connie, Peggy, and Suzanne Spoonemore.
Also survived by numerous grandchildren. Service, Saturday 10 a.m., Aurora Chase. Visitation 1 hour prior to
service. Interment, Hampden Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 Cherry St. #700,
Denver, CO 80246.

More About DELBERT ORAL "SPOONY" SPOONEMORE:


Burial: May 22, 2004, Hampden Memorial Gardens, Denver, Denver County, Colorado 1837
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1838
Social Security Number: 503-09-25961838

More About DELBERT SPOONEMORE and GRACE DURFEE:


Marriage: February 28, 1947, Onida, Sully County, South Dakota1839
Married by: Rev. Denley Ganfield, Presbyterian Minister1839

Children of GRACE DURFEE and DELBERT SPOONEMORE are:


i. DOROTHY5 SPOONEMORE, m. (1) GARY MCMANIS; m. (2) RICH SCHLITTLER.

Notes for DOROTHY SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Barnhart, Missouri in 1982.

ii. CONNIE MAUDE SPOONEMORE, m. JAMES BECK.

Notes for CONNIE MAUDE SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Panhandle, Texas in 1982.

iii. ELLEN MARIE SPOONEMORE, m. RODD ORR.

Notes for ELLEN MARIE SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1982.

iv. PEGGY LEE SPOONEMORE, m. DAVID MCMANIS.

Notes for PEGGY LEE SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado in 1982.

v. BRENDA MAE SPOONEMORE, m. (1) M ICHAEL TINDLE; m. (2) JIM PRIHODA.

Notes for BRENDA MAE SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Aurora, Colorado in 1982.

vi. SUZANNE ADEL SPOONEMORE, m. EDWARD OSTERLOH.

Notes for SUZANNE ADEL SPOONEMORE:


They were living in Aurora, Colorado in 1982.

53. LORELLA MAE4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1840,1841,1842 was born

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January 10, 1931 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota1843,1844,1845,1846, and died August 26, 1999 in Aurora,
Arapahoe County, Colorado1847,1848,1849. She married STEVE R. PHILLIPS August 05, 1948 in St. Lawrence, Hand
County, South Dakota1850,1851,1852. He was born 1927 1853, and died Aft. August 26, 1999.

Notes for LORELLA MAE DURFEE:


From: "Rocky Mountain News," Tuesday, 31 August 1999.

LORELLA MAE PHILLIPS, 68, of Aurora died Aug. 26. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at
Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips was born in Herrick, S.D., on Jan. 10, 1931. She married Steve
Phillips, 1948. She was a hairdresser. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include
her husband; daughter Beverly of Denver; sons Richard of Elizabeth and Scott of Aurora; sisters Margaret Huck
of South Dakota and Grace Spoonemore of Aurora; brother Mark Durfee; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
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From: "The Denver Post," Saturday, 4 September 1999, page 5B.

LORELLA MAE PHILLIPS


AURORA HAIRDRESSER, 68
Lorella Mae Phillips of Aurora, a hairdresser, died Aug. 26 in Aurora. She was 68.
Services were Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. There was cremation.
She was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Herrick, S.D. On Aug. 5, 1948, she married Steve R. Phillips in St.
Lawrence, S.D.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Bevery, Denver, two sons, Richard, Elizabeth, and Scott, Aurora;
two sisters, Margaret Huck, Pierre, S.D., and Grace Spoonemore, Aurora; a brother, Mark Durfee, Highmore,
S.D.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 S. Cherry St., No. 700, Denver 80246.

More About LORELLA MAE DURFEE:


Burial: August 31, 1999, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado1854,1855
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1856
Social Security Number: 504-26-73821856

More About STEVE PHILLIPS and LORELLA DURFEE:


Marriage: August 05, 1948, St. Lawrence, Hand County, South Dakota1857,1858,1859
Married by: Rev. Norval A. Luke, Minister1860

Children of LORELLA DURFEE and STEVE PHILLIPS are:


i. BEVERLY GAIL5 PHILLIPS, b. Aft. 1948.

Notes for BEVERLY GAIL PHILLIPS:


She was living on a 35 acre farm in Limon, Colorado in 1982. Beverly was living in Denver, Colorado in
1999.

ii. RICHARD PHILLIPS, b. Aft. 1948; m. TRUDY.

Notes for RICHARD PHILLIPS:


They were living in Elizabeth, Colorado in 1982, and were still living there in 1999.

iii. SCOTT PHILLIPS, b. Aft. 1948; m. DIANA.

Notes for SCOTT PHILLIPS:


They were living in Aurora, Colorado in 1982, and they were still there in 1999.

54. MARGARET ADELLE4 DURFEE (THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1861 was born
September 24, 1934 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, and died Aft. August 26, 1999. She married
JOHN PAUL HUCK October 08, 1951. He was born March 27, 1925 in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South
Dakota1862, and died February 21, 1998 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota1862.

Notes for MARGARET ADELLE DURFEE:

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They were living in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, in 1988. Margaret was still living in South
Dakota in 1999.

Notes for JOHN PAUL HUCK:


Obituary:

John Huck Jr., 72, Pierre, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Missouri Valley Nursing Center in Pierre.
His funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pierre.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Feigum Funeral Home. A prayer service will take place at 7
p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
John Paul Huck Jr. was born March 27, 1925, in Fort Pierre to John and Margaret (Sant) Huck. He attended
school in Fort Pierre, graduating from high school there in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years
during World War II.
He was united in marriage on Oct. 8, 1951, to Margaret A. Durfee of Gregory County.
John worked for Rowe Hardware Store for many years and for the Municipal Liquor Store before retiring.
He was active in bowling, softball and fishing and loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren. He
was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife Margaret; daughter Debbie of Pierre; son Brad of Pierre; two granddaughters,
Tanya Reiser and her husband Tim of Beresford and Amanda Huck of Pierre; three great-grandchildren, John,
Tanner and Olivia Reiser of Beresford; a sister, Mary Moore of Pierre, and a brother, Ray Huck of Bellflower,
Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and five sisters.

More About JOHN PAUL HUCK:


Burial: February 24, 1998, Calvary Cemetery, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota
Military service: U. S. Navy, World War II
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1862
Social Security Number: 503-16-19311862
Son of: John Paul Huck and Margert Sant

More About JOHN HUCK and MARGARET DURFEE:


Marriage: October 08, 1951

Children of MARGARET DURFEE and JOHN HUCK are:


i. DEBBIE5 HUCK, b. Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota.
ii. BRAD HUCK, b. Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota.

55. FERN WINONA4 EMERY (SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1863,1864 was born
December 30, 1908 in Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota 1865,1866,1867, and died April 09,
1999 in Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi1868. She met (1) ROGER MORRISON. She married (2)
JAMES C. "JIM" MOULTON1869 October 02, 1936 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1870,1871. He
was born April 25, 1901 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1872,1873,1874,1875, and died June 01,
1980 in Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan1876,1877,1878.

Notes for FERN WINONA EMERY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," 1 November 2003.

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - Fern Winona (Emery) Moulton, 90, died April 9 in Ocean Springs where she
had lived since 1984. She was a former resident of Traverse City.
Born Dec. 30, 1908, in Burke, S.D., she was the daughter of Hattie and Samuel Emery of Grawn, Mich. Fern
was the widow of James C. Moulton of Traverse City.
Surviving are a son, Richard W. Emery of Ocean Springs; three sisters, Ileen Graham of Traverse City, Rita
Conkright of Gaylord, Mich., and Janell Campbell of Antioch, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-
grandchildren.
Interment will take place at a future date in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hannah, Mich.
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The 1930 Census lists her as Fern Eamery, living with Artimitia O'Neal, age 72 from Indiana.

The birth certificate of her son Richard calls her Fern Margaret Emery.

More About FERN WINONA EMERY:


Date born 2: 1910, South Dakota1879
Burial: St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1880
Cause of Death: Alzheimers
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Census 2: 1920, Township 38, Range 27, Todd County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1930, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, page 2B
Occupation: 1930, Stenographer 1881
Residence: 1930, 241 East Ninth Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 2: April 29, 1947, 511 South Maple Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1882
Residence 3: March 08, 1956, West Bay Shore Road, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1883
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan1884
Social Security Number: 371-10-17941884

Notes for ROGER MORRISON:


The Baptismal Certificate of Richard Emery calls his father Roger Morrison, yet Richard knew his father as
Roger Manion. There was a Roger Manion living on the Rosebud Reservation in 1930 that may have been his
father.

Notes for JAMES C. "JIM" MOULTON:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, 3 June 1980, page 9.

GRAWN - James C. Moulton, 79, a businessman in the Traverse City area for 53 years, died Sunday at
Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
A Traverse City resident his entire life, he was born April 25, 1901, the son of Charles and Josephine
(Monroe) Moulton. On Oct. 2, 1936, in Traverse City, he was married to the former Fern Emery. She survives.
Also surviving are a step-son, Richard Emery of Ocean Springs, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Moulton of
Traverse City; nine grandchildren and other relatives.
Two brothers and his parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Moulton owned and operated an electronics communication business in Traverse City for many years,
retiring in 1967. He had been a member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge, the Wigwam Club and the Michigan
Minerological Society and was a lapidarist.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hibbard Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Patrick Barrett
officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hannah.
Friends may call at the funeral chapel.
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From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," "Home Burns," Friday, 20 January 1950, page 9.
"Home Burns"
Fire, the cause of which has not been determined, did extensive damage in the James Moulton home on
Maple steet about 3:00 p.m. Thursday. The blaze was reported by Mrs. Evelyn Temple when some youngsters
told her "there was something wrong at Moulton's." Mr. and Mrs. Moulton were not at home at the time.
Two trucks and a complete compliment of men were required to bring the flames under control and confine
the major damage to the living room in the front of the house.
Fire Chief Roy Green stated that the damage has not been estimated but it will certainly be extensive.

According to Fern's sister, Ileen Emery, who was living with them at the time so that she could attend the
Traverse City Senior High School, she was the cause of the fire. Before the family left that day Ileen had been
smoking on the couch and put the cigarette out in an ash tray on the arm of the couch. She believes that that was
the cause of the fire.

More About JAMES C. "JIM" MOULTON:


Burial: June 05, 1980, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan1885,1886
Census: 1930, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, page 10B

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Occupation: 1930, Proprietor of a Radio Shop
Residence: 1930, 629 West Ninth Street, Traverse City, Michigan
Residence 2: April 29, 1947, 511 South Maple Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1887
Residence 3: March 08, 1956, West Bay Shore Road, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1888
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1951 - 1952, Michigan 1889
Social Security Number: 369-34-73681889
Son of: Charles A. Moulton and Josephine Monroe1890,1891

More About JAMES MOULTON and FERN EMERY:


Marriage: October 02, 1936, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1892,1893

Child of FERN EMERY and ROGER MORRISON is:


151. i. RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5 EMERY, b. February 25, 1928, Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois; d. October
25, 2004, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.

56. ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY (SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1894,1895 was born
February 22, 1921 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1896,1897,1898. She married HUGH EARL "LUCKY"
GRAHAM1899,1900 August 23, 1941 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He was born August 17, 1920 in 207
East Eighth Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1901,1902,1903.

More About ILEEN ESTHER EMERY:


Baptism: February 24, 1921, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, performed by
Rev. W. J. Connaughton1904
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Graduation: 1940, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence: Bet. 1936 - 1940, 511 South Maple Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 2: June 05, 1951, 914 Lincoln Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1905
Residence 3: 5 Mile Road, Acme, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 4: Grant Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 5: Bet. 1998 - 2003, 931 Hammond Place, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Notes for HUGH EARL "LUCKY" GRAHAM:


From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," "Two Speeders," Monday, 22 September 1947, page 7.
"Two Speeders"
Gerald Wooters of this city and Hugh Graham, also a resident here, appeared before Judge James Fitzpatrick
to answer to charges of speeding. Both men were assessed fines of five dollars each plus costs. The arrests were
made by city police.
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Hugh served in the U.S. Marines as a Corporal or a Sergeant in the Guam and in China during World War II.
He was in Company C Mortars.
After the war he worked at Burwood's in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan from 1946 and
retiring in 1987.

More About HUGH EARL "LUCKY" GRAHAM:


Census: 1930, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, page 2A
Draft Registration: February 16, 1942
Graduation: 1938, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1906
Military service: Bet. August 02, 1944 - May 30, 1946, U. S. Marines, World War II
Residence: 1930, 207 East Eighth Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1907
Residence 2: June 05, 1951, 914 Lincoln Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1908
Residence 3: 5 Mile Road, Acme, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 4: Grant Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Residence 5: Bet. 1998 - 2003, 931 Hammond Place, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1909,1910
Son of: Hugh Alger Graham and Marjory Sarah Gordon

Marriage Notes for I LEEN EMERY and HUGH GRAHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle."

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MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Emery of Grawn announce the marriage of their daughter, Ileen, to Hugh Graham, Sr. of
Webster street, which took place Saturday, August 23rd, in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Graham will make their home
in Detroit.
________________________________________________________________________

They had a second marriage with a catholic service on August 27, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan.

More About HUGH GRAHAM and ILEEN EMERY:


Marriage 1: August 23, 1941, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Marriage 2: August 27, 1942, St. Agnes Church, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Children of ILEEN EMERY and HUGH GRAHAM are:


152. i. BONITA KAY "BONNIE"5 GRAHAM, b. September 26, 1942, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan.
153. ii. JEANNE ANNE GRAHAM, b. December 14, 1947, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
154. iii. SHIRLEY ELIZABETH GRAHAM, b. May 09, 1950, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
155. iv. BARBARA LEIGH GRAHAM, b. May 27, 1955, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
156. v. VICKIE MARIE GRAHAM, b. July 30, 1957, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
157. vi. DAVID MICHAEL GRAHAM, b. June 04, 1961, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

57. JANELLE ANNA4 EMERY (SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born March
06, 1926 in Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota 1911,1912. She married LOY C. "COTTON"
CAMPBELL 1950 in California1913. He was born April 11, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma1913.

Notes for JANELLE ANNA EMERY:


Janelle had two children.

More About JANELLE ANNA EMERY:


Baptism: March 12, 1926, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota, by Father
Eugene Buechel1914
Residence: 1950, Tracy, California 1915

More About LOY C. "COTTON" CAMPBELL:


Residence: 1950, Tracy, California 1915

Marriage Notes for J ANELLE EMERY and LOY CAMPBELL:


From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Monday, 10 April 1950, page 6.

"Former Grawn Girls Wed in California"


Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Emery, who recently returned to their home in Grawn after spending 15 months in Arizona
and California, announce the marriage of their daughters, Janell and Rita Emery. Janell became the bride of Loy
Campbell of Oklahoma City, and Rita was united in marriage to Herbert Henderson of Kansas City, Kan. Both
couples are making their home in Tracy, Calif.

More About LOY CAMPBELL and JANELLE EMERY:


Marriage: 1950, California1915

Children of JANELLE EMERY and LOY CAMPBELL are:


i. BRENDA LOUISE5 CAMPBELL, b. May 18, 1951, San Joaquin County, California; m. CHARLES G.
MARTINOVICH, August 29, 1971, Contra Costa County, California; b. April 14, 1949.

More About CHARLES MARTINOVICH and BRENDA CAMPBELL:


Marriage: August 29, 1971, Contra Costa County, California

ii. CHRISTINE ANN CAMPBELL, b. November 17, 1952, Contra Costa County, California.

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58. EVA ELIZABETH4 EMERY (SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1916 was born
April 06, 1928 in Okreek, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota 1917,1918, and died December
16, 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. She married MILTON LEROY "MICKEY" KIRKPATRICK
1948 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan1919,1920. He was born June 12, 1928 1920,1921, and died January 22,
2007 in Oklahoma1921.

Notes for EVA ELIZABETH EMERY:


Obituary of Eva Emery:

Mass for Mrs. Eve Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, 46, of 835 SW 74, will be said at 10 a.m. Thrusday at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. A wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Capitol Hill
Funeral Home. She died Monday at Baptist Medical Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born in Rosebud, S.D., and moved to Oklahoma City in 1961 from Traverse City,
Mich. She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the to the Legion of Mary.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Leroy; three sons, Bruce Allen, of the home; Joseph L., 6207
Anderson Drive, and Dennis Wayne, 7701 S Santa Fe; a daughter, Mrs. Luann Tetrick, San Jose, Calif.; a brother,
Richard Emery, Connecticut, and six sisters, Mrs. Rita Conkright, Gaylord, Mich.; Mrs. Fern Moulton, Traverse
City, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred Hoobler, Milford, Mich.; Mrs. Eileen Graham, Williamsburg, Mich.; Mrs. Effie
Johnson, Yuma, Ariz.; and Mrs. Janell Campbell, Antioch, Calif., and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to cancer research.

More About EVA ELIZABETH EMERY:


Baptism: April 11, 1928, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota, by Father Louis
J. Gill1922
Burial: Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Residence: June 20, 1951, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada 1923

More About MILTON LEROY "MICKEY" KIRKPATRICK:


Burial: Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Oklahoma 1924
Social Security Number: 446-26-0853 1924

More About MILTON KIRKPATRICK and EVA EMERY:


Marriage: 1948, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1925,1926
Marriage license: January 28, 1948, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1926

Children of EVA EMERY and MILTON KIRKPATRICK are:


i. BRUCE ALLEN5 KIRKPATRICK.
158. ii. JOSEPH L. "JOE" KIRKPATRICK, b. December 1948.
iii. DENNIS WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, b. January 07, 1950; m. JACKIE L.; b. April 06, 1952.
iv. LUANN KIRKPATRICK, m. UNKNOWN TETRICK.

59. RITA MAY4 EMERY (SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born February 20,
1931 in Rosebud Hospital, Rosebud, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota 1927. She married
(1) HERBERT HENDERSON 1950 in California1928. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas1928. She married (2)
RICHARD H. "DICK" CONKRIGHT Aft. 1955. He was born May 14, 1932.

Notes for RITA MAY EMERY:


Rita had two sons and two daughters.

More About RITA MAY EMERY:


Baptism: February 25, 1931, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota, by Father
Albert B. Grueter1929
Residence: 1950, Tracy, California 1930
Residence 2: June 20, 1951, Yorktown, Virginia1931

More About HERBERT HENDERSON:


Residence: 1950, Tracy, California 1932

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Marriage Notes for RITA EMERY and HERBERT HENDERSON:
From "The Traverse City Record Eagle," Monday, 10 April 1950, page 6.

"Former Grawn Girls Wed in California"


Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Emery, who recently returned to their home in Grawn after spending 15 months in Arizona
and California, announce the marriage of their daughters, Janell and Rita Emery. Janell became the bride of Loy
Campbell of Oklahoma City, and Rita was united in marriage to Herbert Henderson of Kansas City, Kan. Both
couples are making their home in Tracy, Calif.

More About HERBERT HENDERSON and RITA EMERY:


Marriage: 1950, California1932

More About RICHARD CONKRIGHT and RITA EMERY:


Marriage: Aft. 1955

Children of RITA EMERY and HERBERT HENDERSON are:


i. KATIE5 HENDERSON, m. NEIL SPRING.
ii. JODETTE HENDERSON.
iii. DAVID LEE HENDERSON, b. July 04, 1955, Alameda County, California.
159. iv. HERBERT "BUTCH" HENDERSON.

60. WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4 EMERY (HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1933 was
born December 08, 1915 in Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming1934,1935,1936, and died January 08, 1992 in Hot
Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota1937. He married MYRNA VIRGINIA HUDDLESTON1938 September 24,
1938 in Careyhurst Ranch, Converse County, Wyoming. She was born March 07, 1916 in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and died December 06, 2003 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota1938.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY "BILL" EMERY:


Birth Announcement

THEY HAVE A CHILD


News has been received in this city of the birth of a child to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Emery of Douglas,
Wyoming. Mrs. Emery was formerly Miss Lulu Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Martin of this city, and
sister of Ed Ferguson, well known here. Miss Ferguson followed her brother to Montana and engaged in teaching
until Cupid changed her plans.

More About WILLIAM HENRY "BILL" EMERY:


Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 2A
Census 2: 1930, Careyhurst, Converse County, Wyoming, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Colorado 1939
Social Security Number: 522-07-81141939

Notes for MYRNA VIRGINIA HUDDLESTON:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Monday, 8 December 2003.

HOT SPRINGS - Myrna V. Emery, 87, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at a Rapid City nursing
home. Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Nelson, Rapid City, Patricia Kehoe, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and
Kay Sutt, Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Dec. 11, at McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs.

More About MYRNA VIRGINIA HUDDLESTON:


Burial: December 11, 2003, Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota1940
Daughter of: Shade Dickinson "Sam" Huddleston and Bertha Virginia Bemusdaffer

Marriage Notes for W ILLIAM EMERY and MYRNA HUDDLESTON:


Marriage Announcement

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CAREYHURST IS SCENE OF WEDDING SATURDAY
Careyhurst, the home of Mrs. Robert D. Carey, 18 miles west of Douglas, was the scene of a picturesque fall
wedding Saturday when Miss Myrna Huddleston of Denver became the bride of William Emery of Careyhurst.
The 11 a.m. ceremony was followed by a buffet luncheon for members of the wedding party and guests.
Mrs. Emery wore a gown of slate blue matelasse, ornamented only by a large studded cross. She had wine
colored accessories and her corsage was of white orchids.
Miss Mary Faris of Denver, maid of honor, was gowned in wine matelasse, and wore a corsage of gardenias.
Arthur White was best man.
The young people are well known among the members of the college set at Boulder, Colo., where both
graduated from Colorado University. She is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, Orchesis, and Iota Sigma
Pi, honorary chemical sorority, and also attended Lindenwood school for girls at St. Charles, Mo., for two years.
Mr. Emery, the son of Mrs. Dick Emery, is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and is associated
with an oil company in Denver. He well known in Douglas and this community.
After a short honeymoon trip to Estes Park, Colo., the couple will be at home in Denver at 1355 Josephine
street.

More About WILLIAM EMERY and MYRNA HUDDLESTON:


Marriage: September 24, 1938, Careyhurst Ranch, Converse County, Wyoming

Children of WILLIAM EMERY and MYRNA HUDDLESTON are:


160. i. VIRGINIA LOU "GINNIE5 LOU, GINGER" EMERY, b. February 19, 1940, Farmington, San Juan County, New
Mexico.
161. ii. PATRICIA ANN "PAT" EMERY, b. September 28, 1943, Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma.
iii. KAY LYNN EMERY, b. July 31, 1952, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota; m. TARMO SUTT,
September 24, 1978, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico; b. July 08, 1953.

More About TARMO SUTT:


Son of: Konstantine Sutt and Vilma Vuhti

More About TARMO SUTT and KAY EMERY:


Marriage: September 24, 1978, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

61. CURTIS GEORGE4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1941,1942,1943 was
born July 30, 1911 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1944,1945, and died August 16, 1986 in Mercy
Hospital, Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan1946,1947. He married VIOLET MYRTLE GREEN1948 May 1931 in
South Dakota1949. She was born May 14, 1912 in White, South Dakota1950,1951, and died March 28, 2001 in Bortz
Health Care, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1952,1953.

Notes for CURTIS GEORGE BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Monday, 18 August 1986, page 8.

TRAVERSE CITY - Curtis George Bossingham, 75, a retired truck driver, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital,
Cadillac, following a six-month illness.
He had lived in Traverse City since 1938, coming from Mission, S.D. He was employed by Samuelson's
Concrete Service for 25 years, retiring in 1976.
Born in Burke, S.D., on July 30, 1911, he was the son of Morris and Anna (Emery) Bossingham. He married
the former Violet Green, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Elizabeth Waites of Riolinda, Calif., Mrs. Glenn (Pauline) Brown of
Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Dennis (Bessie) Berger of San Diego, Calif., Harriett Catron of Lansing and May Bossingham
of Traverse City; two sons, Curtis Bossingham Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Thomas J. Bossingham of Traverse
City; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; five sisters, Margaret Thompson of Traverse City, Adella
Boyd of Mission, S.D., Anna Sokolik of Renner, Wash., Mrs. Kenneth (Mona) Ramsey of Thompsonville and
Mrs. Doug (Mary Lou) Denny of Central Lake; three brothers, Morris (Sonny) Bossingham Jr. of Interlochen,
Sam Bossingham of Buckley and Art Bossingham of Oden; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hibbard Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James
McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
A rosary will be recited this evening at 7:30 at the Hibbard Chapel, where friends may call today from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Curtis G. Bossingham Memorial Fund.

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More About CURTIS GEORGE BOSSINGHAM:
Date born 2: 1913, South Dakota1954
Burial: August 19, 1986, Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan1955
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan1956
Social Security Number: 369-16-59681956

Notes for VIOLET MYRTLE GREEN:


From: "Traverse City Record Eagle," Saturday, 31 May 1947, page 3.

HARBORS VICIOUS DOG AND PLEADS GUILTY

Mrs. Curtis Bossingham of this city, charged with harboring a vicious dog, pleaded guilty in municipal court
today.
She was ordered by Judge James Fitzpatrick to find a home in the country for the dog within two weeks.
_______________________________________________________________________

From: "Record-Eagle," Wednesday, 4 April 2001.

TRAVERSE CITY - Violet M. Bossingham, 78, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Bortz Health Care.
She was born May 14, 1912 in White, S.D., the daughter of W. B. and Elva May (Slaten) Green, and had
been a Traverse City resident since 1938. In May of 1931, she married Curtis Bossingham in South Dakota.
Violet was well-known in Traverse City as the Pie Lady, as she baked pies for many restaurants and local
residents.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Waites of Garden City, Mo., Curtis (Sandy) Bossingham, Jr. of
Minneapolis, Bessie Berger of Alcone, Calif., Harriett Catron of Coldwater, May Bossingham and Thomas
Bossingham, both of Traverse City; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis; a daughter, Pauline Brown; her parents; and her siblings,
Adelaide, Beulah, Herman, Earl, Fremont, Bill and Irwin.
Friends may call at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Pletcher
officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

More About VIOLET MYRTLE GREEN:


Burial: April 02, 2001, Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 1957
Daughter of: W. B. Green and Elva May Slaten1957
Occupation: January 04, 1949, Tax consultant 1958
Residence: January 04, 1949, 128 Lake Avenue, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1958
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan1959
Social Security Number: 362-24-91311959

More About CURTIS BOSSINGHAM and VIOLET GREEN:


Marriage: May 1931, South Dakota1960

Children of CURTIS BOSSINGHAM and VIOLET GREEN are:


i. ELIZABETH J.5 BOSSINGHAM1961, b. Abt. 1932; m. (1) UNKNOWN WAITES; m. (2) DAVID J. SMITH, 1956,
Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

More About ELIZABETH J. BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1950, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1961
Residence: 1998, 6407 Randy Street, Rio Linda, Yuba County, California1961

More About DAVID SMITH and ELIZABETH BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: 1956, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

ii. PAULINE BOSSINGHAM1961, b. Abt. 1933; d. Bet. 1998 - March 28 2001; m. GLENN BROWN.

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More About PAULINE BOSSINGHAM:
Graduation: 1951, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1961
Residence: 1998, 5451 Denise Street, Orlando, Florida 1961

162. iii. CURTIS GEORGE BOSSINGHAM, b. July 16, 1935.


163. iv. BESSIE BOSSINGHAM, b. Abt. 1938.
v. HARRIETT BOSSINGHAM1962, b. June 15, 1939; m. UNKNOWN CATRON.

More About HARRIETT BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1957, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1962
Residence: 1998, 4038 Seaway Drive, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan1962

vi. MAY ELVA BOSSINGHAM1963, b. January 01, 1942.

More About MAY ELVA BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1960, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1963
Residence: 1998, 6085 Herkner Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1963

vii. THOMAS J. BOSSINGHAM, b. August 01, 1951; m. DEBRALEE JOYCE DECKER, 1991, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan; b. November 12, 19471964; d. December 23, 1994, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan1964.

More About DEBRALEE JOYCE DECKER:


Burial: Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1965, Michigan 1964
Social Security Number: 381-52-0392 1964

More About THOMAS BOSSINGHAM and DEBRALEE DECKER:


Marriage: 1991, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

62. MARGARET JANE4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1965,1966 was
born November 10, 1912 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1967,1968, and died July 04, 1988 in Traverse
City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1969,1970. She married HARVEY EDGAR THOMPSON November 11, 1942 in
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan1970. He was born September 02, 1907 1971, and died April 14, 1976 in
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1971.

Notes for MARGARET JANE BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, 5 July 1988, page 15.

TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret Jane (Bossingham) Thompson, 75, died Monday at her home.
She had lived in Traverse City most of her life. She was a member of St. Francis Church.
Born Nov. 10, 1912, in Burke, South Dakota, she was the daughter of Morris and Anna (Emery)
Bossingham. On Nov. 11, 1942, in Lansing, she married Harvey E. Thompson, who preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Robert, Walter and Curtis Bossingham.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Beverly) Merriner and Mrs. Patrick (Betty) Hines, both of
Traverse City; four sons, Walter M. of Kingsley, Ronald E. of Acme, Clifford W. of Grawn and Stanley B. of
Traverse City; two stepsons Harvey and Richard Thompson; four sisters, Adell Boyd of
South Dakota, Ann Sokolik of Washington; Mrs. Kenneth (Mona) Ramsey of Thompsonville, And Mrs. Doug
(Mary Lou) Denny of California; three brothers, Art Bossingham of Oden, Morris "Sonny" Bossingham of
Interlochen and Sam Bossingham of Buckley; 18 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hannah, the
Rev. Casimer Zawacki will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Traverse City chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.,
where friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Carmelite Monastery.

More About MARGARET JANE BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: 1914, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1972
Burial: July 07, 1988, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,

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Michigan1973
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1974
Social Security Number: 504-10-8654 1974

More About HARVEY EDGAR THOMPSON:


Burial: St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan1974
Social Security Number: 371-10-0528 1974

More About HARVEY THOMPSON and MARGARET BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: November 11, 1942, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan1975

Children of MARGARET BOSSINGHAM and HARVEY THOMPSON are:


i. BEVERLY5 THOMPSON, m. CHARLES MERRINER.
ii. BETTY THOMPSON, m. PATRICK HINES.
164. iii. WALTER MAURICE THOMPSON, b. February 27, 1945.
165. iv. RONALD E. THOMPSON, b. June 24, 1946.
v. CLIFFORD W. THOMPSON, b. May 01, 1951; m. (1) M ELANIE J. WETZEL, 1977, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan; m. (2) JOY L. BUCHANAN, 1990, Grand Traverse County, Michigan; b. January 19, 1947.

More About CLIFFORD THOMPSON and MELANIE WETZEL:


Marriage: 1977, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

More About CLIFFORD THOMPSON and JOY BUCHANAN:


Marriage: 1990, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

166. vi. STANLEY BRUCE THOMPSON, b. June 15, 1956.

63. ADELL MAUDE4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1976,1977 was born
July 24, 1914 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1978,1979, and died Aft. June 24, 2006. She married L LOYD
C. BOYD1980,1981 July 30, 1932 in Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 1982,1983. He was born January 15, 1909 in
South Dakota1984,1985, and died May 01, 1985 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 1985,1986.

Notes for ADELL MAUDE BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Todd County Tribune," by Sharon Deets, Wednesday, 7 August 2002, page 5.

Age: 88
Home: Rural Mission
Born: July 24, 1914, at Burke, SD
Parents: Morris and Anna (Emery) Bossingham
Siblings: Six brothers, four sisters (Adell was third to the oldest)
Spouse: Lloyd Boyd (dec. 1985)
Children: Marie Waln, Parmelee; Lloyd Boyd Jr., McLaughlin, SD; Carmen Driving Hawk, Mesa, AZ; Dick
Boyd, Donna Richards and Robert "Bobby" Boyd, all of Mission; Eddie Boyd (dec.); Theresa Boyd (dec. in
infancy); 40 grandchildren; 103 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren
Occupation: Homemaker; instructional aide at Rosebud Boarding School (retired)
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, crocheting, doing embroidery, playing bingo
Profile:
Get Adell Boyd talking about her life and two themes emerge almost immediately; family and faith.
"I could search this world over, and I could never find any better mother and father, brothers and sisters, and
children," she affirmed. "I thank God every day for my children and grandchildren."
The family - Adell and all her descendants - currently spans five generations, many of whom recently
gathered for her 88th birthday celebration. Reminded that she has 171 plus six living descendants, Adell laughed,
"You mean I'm responsible for all that?" She finds it hard to believe her eldest daughter is nearing age 70.
Adell was born in 1914 at Burke where her grandfather was sheriff, and her father ran a livery stable. That
year, her father homesteaded in Todd County on the Schmidt place near Hidden Timber. Two years later, her
mother and the children joined him. They traveled by wagon to Okreek, stayed one night with the Guy Lamberts,
and arrived at the homestead the following day. A few years later, her father and his brother-in-law built what is
still known as the old Bossingham house, along the highway about six miles east of Mission.

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Warm weather or cold, every school day Adell and her siblings walked two miles west to Haystack Butte
School. Mrs. Jim Dowd and Margaret (McCafferty) Mann were two of their teachers.
As the third of 11 children, Adell learned responsibility early in life. She did most of the cooking for the
family, getting up early in the morning to make huge stacks of pancakes for breakfast. She also helped milk cows.
"Mother used to trust us on payday to go pay the grocery bill and get the groceries," she said. "She never had to
tell us to take the clothes off the line."
Adell played baseball with her brothers and loved to dance. "I went to a lot of dances out to the sheep ranch,
at Blumenthals' and Einspahrs', danced till morning every Saturday night," she reminisced. "In them days, that's
about all you did. We went to church on Sunday, but we only had Mass once a month out here."
In high school, Adell attended three years at St. Francis and finished at Mission High School, then located at
McCarty Hall. Her mother moved to Mission to take care of the children while they were in high school.
Lloyd Boyd was working at Sokoliks', less than half a mile from the Bossinghams' house, when Adell first
met him at a dance. She was still in her teens when they were married in 1932. Few houses were available then,
so they rented an upstairs apartment from Herman and Minnie Horst until moving to their own place in Mission.
In 1940, both Lloyd and Adell went to work as instructional aides at Rosebud Boarding School. They had an
apartment in the boys' dorm, and their children attended the boarding school.
When World War II began, Lloyd joined the Army and took basic training in California. Adell said she
visited him there and came home expecting their fifth child. He was sent to Germany, and their daughter, Donna,
was a year old by the time he came home.
During their 30 years at the boarding school, the Boyds' home was often filled with children - their own and
the other students. "There would be a whole houseful of kids, and we'd make fudge and popcorn," Adell recalled.
"I always hugged my students and my kids. I loved kids. When I retired, I didn't miss my job but I missed the
kids."
Over the years, the Boyds got many letters from their former students, some of them in the service by then,
thanking them for giving them guidance. "Two or three told me later, 'Mrs. Boyd, I even named one of my kids
for you," Adell said.
Although the Boyds retired from the boarding school in 1973, Adell still hears from students they taught. "I
can't see now, but when someone come up to me and says, 'Hello, Mrs. Boyd,' I know I'm talking to one of my
students," she said. Adell treasures those encounters with former students, many of whom claim her as Mom or
Grandma.
"I taught them to love and respect. That's what we were taught. My mom and dad were really strict, but even
at the time they corrected us, I didn't feel resentment. Respect doesn't just come to children. They have to be
taught. Love and respect and to know God: that's what we need in the world today," she declared.
From her early experiences helping her mother with the cooking, Adell learned to love to cook. Her
specialties were cinnamon rolls and pies, and fried chicken dinners on Sunday. "Lloyd and I would go to the first
mass and come home, and I would fry chicken. The rest of the family would go to the second mass, then come
home and eat," she reminisced.
After they retired, Lloyd and Adell moved to their own home west of Mission. Lloyd got sick and died in
1985, and the following year, Adell moved in with her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Barb. She spends
winters with her daughter, Carmen, in Mesa, AZ, and usually spends several weeks each summer visiting her three
brothers and two sisters in Michigan and her son in McLaughlin.
Adell's macular degeneration advanced too quickly to be treated effectively, and she is now partially blind.
She can't crochet, read or write now, and she especially misses cooking and baking. In her blindness, Adell finds
comfort in her faith and family. Barb reads the Bible to her in the mornings, and at night when she can't sleep,
Adell listens to the Bible on cassette tapes. Deacon Marlon Leneaugh brings communion to her every Thursday,
and they spend time talking about the Bible. "I really appreciate that," she said. "I go to church every Sunday,
but he still comes on Thursday. Some days, I feel good and some days I don't, but I go ot church every time I can.
I've prayed the rosary every day since I retired." Adell prays for all her children and grandchildren, and for
anybody she knows who is sick.
"I thank God for all my children and grandchildren," Adell said again. "They all come to visit me and take
me places. That makes my day and keeps me young."
____________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 24 July 1954, page 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Boyd of Mission, South Dakota, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Bossingham and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsay.

More About ADELL MAUDE BOSSINGHAM:

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Date born 2: 1917, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1987
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B

More About LLOYD C. BOYD:


Burial: St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Military service: World War II, Army1988
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 1989
Social Security Number: 504-03-98031989

More About LLOYD BOYD and ADELL BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: July 30, 1932, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 1990,1991
Married by: M. A. Schonebaum, Judge of County Court1992

Children of ADELL BOSSINGHAM and LLOYD BOYD are:


i. LLOYD "SONNY"5 BOYD1993.
ii. CARMEN BOYD1993, m. UNKNOWN DRIVING HAWK.
iii. DONNA BOYD1993, b. Abt. 1944; m. UNKNOWN RICHARDS.
iv. RICHARD "DICK" BOYD1993.
v. EDWARD D. "BONES" BOYD1993, b. October 31, 1950, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota1994; d. August
08, 1980, South Dakota1994.

More About EDWARD D. "BONES" BOYD:


Burial: St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1964 - 1965, South Dakota 1994
Social Security Number: 503-60-5733 1994

vi. ROBERT "BOBBY" BOYD1995, m. BARB.


vii. THERESA BOYD.
viii. MARIE BOYD, m. UNKNOWN WALN.

64. MORRIS "SONNY"4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)1995 was born
September 14, 1918 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota1996, and died Aft. 2003. He married H AZEL LOUISE
DEMARSCHE1997 May 20, 1941 in Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska1997. She was born January 03, 1918 in
Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota1998, and died October 01, 2002 in Birchwood Nursing
Center, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan1998,1999.

Notes for MORRIS "SONNY" BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Todd County Tribune," by Sharon Deets, abt. 2003, page 5.

MORRIS BOSSINGHAM

Age: 85
Home: Interlochen, MI
Born: September 14, 1918, in Burke, SD
Parents: Morris and Anna (Emery) Bossingham (both dec.)
Siblings: Curtis and Margaret (both dec.), Adele Boyd, Mission, Ann and Walter (both dec.), Mona, Sam,
Art, Bobby (dec.), and Mary Lou
Spouse: Hazel (DeMarsh) Bossingham, originally from White River
Children: Larry Bossingham, Las Vegas, NV, and Cheryl Lemcool, Kingsley, MI; four grandchildren, eight
great-grandsons
Occupation: Heavy equipment operator, head of maintenance at Interlochen Music Camp, Interlochen, MI
(retired in 1979)
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting pheasants and deer, used to attend rodeos
Profile:
They say it's all in the name, but with Morris Bossingham, it's a question of which name and how to spell it.
Morris was named after his dad, but at school one of his sisters spelled his name Maurice, so he did, too, until
years later when he was in the service. The spelling didn't matter much, though, because, from the time he was
small, everybody called him Sonny. He had been called Sonny for so long, the people in Michigan with whom he
worked for 33 years never knew his real name.
The fifth of 11 children, Sonny spent his early years growing up in "the old Bossingham house" six and a half

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miles east of Mission. The two-story house was built by Sonny's father and uncle - his mother's sister's husband -
in about 1920. His uncle laid the flooring and sanded it, and Sonny remembers hearing how he wore out gunny
sacks rubbing the flooring with sealer and varnish.
The house was built with two upstairs bedrooms, one for the girls and one for the boys. "There were two big
wide beds in each room. Five girls slept in the room on the east side and six boys slept on the west side," Sonny
recalled. Their parents slept in another bedroom downstairs.
A wood and coal furnace in the basement heated the house. The kitchen had a big cookstove with warming
ovens and a warming reservoir on the side. They burned wood in the cookstove if they had it, but usually burned
cobs with the corn still on them. "They were hard to get going, but they burned hot once you got them burning,"
Sonny said. They used kerosene lamps for light. With no electricity or plumbing, and no icebox, the
Bossinghams kept the milk and butter in a deep pit near the windmill several yards south of the kitchen door. A
rope tied to a bucket let them raise or lower things to the pit. A cream seperator stood outside the kitchen door.
The Bossinghams milked as many as 21 head, all by hand.
"Mom scrubbed the clothes on a washboard. She couldn't get anyone to do laundry for five boys," Sonny
chuckled.
Sometimes the Bossingham family hosted dances in the house. "We didn't have a whole lot of furniture," he
said. "The big kitchen table got slid against the wall and there were only two chairs in the living room."
Other times, the family and neighbors gathered in Burt Roundy's barn a couple of miles to the east (now the
Jack Jansen place) and had dances in the haymow with a Bohemian band playing polkas. "One guy got too far off
to the side and stepped in the chute where they put feed. His girlfriend looked around and her partner had
disappeared," Sonny laughed.
"Most of the people around here made home brew. A few made whiskey, too. Go to the dances, and
everyone brought their home brew," he reminisced. Once in a while people would get into fights, but that usually
happened at the dances at Mission Town Hall.
Sonny's father had a ranch southeast of their house. He also had a meat market in Mission on the north end
of Main Street. As a young boy of 10, Sonny and his older brother, Curtis, then in his late teens, butchered for the
meat market. Later, his father sold half of the business to Glen Seadore who moved it to where the city office and
clinic are now. The meat market had a big walk-in insulated cooler where a half hog and beef quarters were hung.
Customers would order a cut of meat and Sonny's father would go back in the cooler and cut it for them. The
Bossinghams also made bologna in a big cast iron pot and sold it at the meat market.
Sonny still has his father's ledger book from the store. "Grandpa never worried about bills at the meat
market," said Dick Boyd, Sonny's nephew. "He was honest. He believed people paid if they could. If they
couldn't, he let it go. He said he might be in that condition sometime. He helped quite a few people who needed
help." Sonny says the ledger book shows where his father paid taxes for people who couldn't pay, and sometimes
paid for butchering for other people.
Among other businesses in town at the time were Detman's Cafe and a hotel where the bank is now. An ice
house stood behind the meat market to the east. Frank Cordier had a truck and hauled ice from Antelope Creek
where horses pulled a machine that cut grooves in the ice in squares. An ice saw finished the cutting. The blocks
of ice were packed in sawdust to keep them frozen in the ice house.
From first through eighth grade, Sonny attended Haystack Butte School a mile or so west of their house.
"We walked most of the time, unless Dad left a little late for the meat market. Then he took us," he related. The
Detman and McKinney children rode horses, and sometimes, a family who had a car would pick up the other
students who lived between their house and the school and all would ride together.
The school had one big room and one teacher for all grades. One of the teachers was a cousin and boarded
with the Bossinghams for awhile before moving to a place closer to the school. There were usually 25 to 30
students. A wood and coal furnace in the basement heated the building through a big register in the schoolroom
floor. On very cold days, the smaller children usually didn't come to school; the ones who did would pull their
desks up around the register to keep warm. "We never did get snowed in at school, but there were a few days we
didn't go to school" because of the weather. Sonny reminisced. "In seventh and eighth grade, I went to school
early so I could start the furnace."
Though there were plenty of chores to do, as a youngster, Sonny still had time for play. In the wintertime,
they went over to Haystack Butte and used barrel staves for skis or stood on a snow shovel to slide down the
butte. "We wound up mostly turning somersaults down that hill," he laughed.
Dick Boyd recalls a much-told family story on his uncle Walter who was playing with bone horses in the
corral when he came on a big pile of cow manure. He covered it with a hat and told Sonny and his other brothers
and sisters he had hid money under the hat. Of course, they dove in but what they found wasn't money.
"We had things to do most of the time. The only time we had time to play with other kids was on Sunday,"
Sonny said. "We took care of the stock, then in the afternoon, we visited the neighbor kids. The only way we
traveled was by horseback, on foot or in a team and wagon."

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People looked out for each other more back then, Sonny believes. "Back there in them days, if something
happened - people got sick and couldn't do their harvesting - neighbors would come and do it for them. If your
house burned down, they'd come in and put up a building for you. People would come with teams and hayracks,
and haul grain. The only ones who got any pay were the ones who didn't have any crops of their own. Nowadays,
you'd better have your billfold handy," he said. "The thing I liked was the big meals they put on."
_________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, May 24, 1947, page 3.

HAVE BABY DAUGHTER - Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bossingham of Interlochen are the parents of a daughter
born May 22 at the Osteopathic hospital.
__________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, May 27, 1947, page 9.

Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Bossingham are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a baby girl born at Munson
hospital Thursday.
___________________________________________________________________

Morris was a member of the school board in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

More About MORRIS "SONNY" BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: September 11, 1918, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota
Date born 3: 1920, South Dakota2000
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: World War II, Army, 101st Airborne Division2001

Notes for HAZEL LOUISE DEMARSCHE:


From: "Record-Eagle," Wednesday, 2 October 2002.

TRAVERSE CITY - Hazel Louise Bossingham, 84, of Interlochen, died Tuesday at Birchwood Nursing
Center of Traverse City.
A resident of the Grand Traverse area since 1945, Hazel had been employed as a housekeeper for 18 years at
the National Music Camp. Her hobbies included sewing and playing bingo. On May 20, 1941, in Valentine,
Neb., she married Morris A. Bossingham, who survives.
Other survivors include her son, Lawrence "Larry" (Linda) Bossingham of Las Vegas, daughter, Cheryl
(Dennis) Lemcool of Kingsley; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death
by her parents; brothers, Joe, Marvin and Lonnie; and sisters, Alice, Corrine and Grace.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Patrick
Maher officiating.
Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice.

More About HAZEL LOUISE DEMARSCHE:


Burial: October 03, 2002, Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2002
Daughter of: Joseph James Demarsche and Elizabeth
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2003
Social Security Number: 504-03-10492003

More About MORRIS BOSSINGHAM and HAZEL DEMARSCHE:


Marriage: May 20, 1941, Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska2004

Children of MORRIS BOSSINGHAM and HAZEL DEMARSCHE are:


167. i. LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5 BOSSINGHAM, b. Abt. 1944.
ii. CHERYL D. BOSSINGHAM, b. May 22, 1947, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2005; m. (1)

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JOHN B. NEWMAN, 1981, Grand Traverse County, Michigan; m. (2) DENNIS E. "DENNY" LEMCOOL, 1997,
Grand Traverse County, Michigan; b. January 21, 1945.

Notes for CHERYL D. BOSSINGHAM:


Cheryl and Denny now live in Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Cheryl has no children.

More About JOHN NEWMAN and CHERYL BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: 1981, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

More About DENNIS LEMCOOL and CHERYL BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: 1997, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

65. MONA MAY4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2006 was born
December 06, 1921 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2007,2008, and died June 24, 2006 in Traverse City,
Grand Traverse County, Michigan2009,2010. She married KENNETH M. RAMSAY2011 September 05, 1945 in St.
Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2011,2012. He was born October
23, 1925 in Thompsonville, Benzie County, Michigan2013,2014, and died July 08, 2005 in Thompsonville, Benzie
County, Michigan2015,2016.

Notes for MONA MAY BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, 27 June 2006.

THOMPSONVILLE - Mona M. Ramsay, 84, of Thompsonville, passed away after a four-month illness
Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, surrounded by her loving family.
Mona was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Burke, S.D., to Morris and Anna (Emery) Bossingham. On Sept. 5, 1945,
she married Kenneth M. Ramsay at St. Mary Hannah Catholic Church in Kingsley.
Mona was a housewife and enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, making the best zucchini bread and being
devoted to her family.
She is survived by a son, David (Patricia) Ramsay of St. Ignace; daughters, Christi (Bruce) Rowe of Troy,
Ill., and Catherine (Donald) Bott of Kingsley; sisters, Adell Boyd of South Dakota, Mary Lou (Doug) Denny of
California, Mildred (Robert) McDaniel of Manton, and Doris (Robert) Hanson of Kingsley; brothers, Sonny
Bossingham of Interlochen, Arthur Bossingham of Oden, and Sam (Ann) Bossingham of Buckley; several nieces
and nephews; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one due in July.
Mona was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth; sons, Michael and Stephen; her parents; and
several siblings.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of the Grand Traverse Pavilions. The kind,
loving care given to their mom by everyone of Dogwood Wing was appreciated by Mona and the entire family.
A visitation for Mona will be held today, June 27, at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley from 4 to 8 p.m., with
a rosary service at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at St. Mary Hannah Catholic
Church, with the Rev. Mike Conner officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be directed to the Father Fred Foundation,
Arthritis Foundation, Mass intentions or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

More About MONA MAY BOSSINGHAM:


Date born 2: 1923, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2017
Burial: June 28, 2006, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2018
Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan2019
Social Security Number: 374-32-8674 2019

Notes for KENNETH M. RAMSAY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 9 July 2005.

Kenneth M. Ramsay

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Died July 8, 2005
THOMPSONVILLE - Kenneth M. Ramsay, 79, lifelong resident of Thompsonville, died Friday, July 8, 2005.
He was born on a farm in Thompsonville to Ferris A. and Isophena (Pike) Ramsay on Oct. 23, 1925. On Sept.
5, 1945, at St. Mary's of Hannah Church, he married the former Mona Bossingham.
Kenneth was a farmer and retired from the Traverse City State Hospital as a nurse attendant.
He was a member of the American Legion Reid Osbourne Post #531, and enjoyed bowling and farming. He
will be truly missed by his loving family.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mona Ramsay; son, David (Patrica) Ramsay of St. Ignace; daughters, Christi
(Bruce) Rowe of Troy, Ill., and Catherine (Don) Bott of Kingsley; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren,
with two due in September; and sisters, Doris (Mrs. Robert) Hansen of Kingsley and Mildred (Mrs. Robert)
McDaniel of Manton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Michael; son, Stephen; and sister, Wilma Ramsay.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley,
where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 11, at 11
a.m., at St. Mary's of Hannah Church, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The Rev.
Michael Janowski will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Hannah Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or Mass Intentions.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.

More About KENNETH M. RAMSAY:


Burial: July 11, 2005, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2020
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan2021
Social Security Number: 374-26-6922 2021

More About KENNETH RAMSAY and MONA BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: September 05, 1945, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2022,2023

Children of MONA BOSSINGHAM and KENNETH RAMSAY are:


i. MICHAEL5 RAMSAY, b. 1946; d. May 26, 1946.

Notes for MICHAEL RAMSAY:


Died in infancy.

More About MICHAEL RAMSAY:


Burial: St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

ii. DAVID ARTHUR RAMSAY2024, b. July 22, 1947, Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2024; m. PATRICIA A. BOTT, 1968, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Notes for DAVID ARTHUR RAMSAY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Wednesday, 30 July 1947, page 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsay are the parents of a son born at Munson Hospital July 22. He has been named
David Arthur.

More About DAVID RAMSAY and P ATRICIA BOTT:


Marriage: 1968, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

iii. STEPHEN MAURICE "STEVE" RAMSAY2025,2026, b. June 20, 1949, Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan2027,2028; d. July 01, 1966, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan2028.

Notes for STEPHEN MAURICE "STEVE" RAMSAY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, June 25, 1949, page 3.

HE'S STEPHEN MAURICE - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsay of Thompsonville R. 2, have named their son
born June 20 at Munson hospital, Stephen Maurice.
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From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 2 July 1966, page 1.

CARS COLLIDE AT JUNCTION NEAR HONOR

Two Traverse City area youths died Friday as the result of a mid-day collision of two cars at the junction of
US-31 and Lamb road seven miles east of Honor in Benzie county.
Dennis A. Williams, 16, of Buckley, driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead on arrival at Munson
Medical Center in Traverse City. His passenger, Stephen Ramsay, 17, of rural Thompsonville died about 5
p.m. at the medical center of injuries sustained in the crash occurring about 12:15 p.m.
The driver and lone occupant of the other vehicle, Don Schanz, 40, of Grand Rapids, was shaken up but not
otherwise injured in the collision which demolished both cars.
Benzie sheriff's department said the Williams car drove south from Lamb road into the path of the Schanz car,
west-bound on US-31. The youths were reported to be returning home after working with a tree-trimming
crew in Benzie county.
Schanz told officers he swerved in an effort to avoid a collision, but the vehicles came together almost front to
front.
The Grand Rapids man credited a seat belt with keeping him from being thrown from his car as it bounced
against an embankment after the crash.
No summons was issued, the Benzie sheriff's department said.
Dennis, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams of Buckley, was born August 28, 1949, in Lansing and in
the fall would have been a senior at Hannah St. Mary's High School, where he was a varsity basketball player
and a member of the baseball team. He was a member of St. Mary's church.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Dawn and Debra, and two brothers, Dean and Donald, all at
home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Michels of Buckley and Rev. and Mrs. Albert Williams of
Shaftsburg; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
The funeral mass for Dennis will be sung at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hannah St. Mary's church, Rev. Fr. Francis
Karl celebrant, with burial in the church cemetery. Rosaries will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at
Smith funeral home in Kingsley.
Stephen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsay of Grant township in Grand Traverse county near
Thompsonville, was born June 20, 1949 in Traverse City, and also would have been a senior at Hannah St.
Mary's High School next school year. He was a member of St. Mary's church and of the Knights of the Altar.
Surviving besides the parents are: a brother, David, a student at St. Joseph's Seminary in Grand Rapids; two
sisters, Christianne and Cathie, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bossingham of Grawn and
Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Ramsay of Thompsonville; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. A brother,
Michael, died in infancy.
The funeral mass for Stephen will be sung at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hannah St. Mary's church, Fr. Karl
celebrant, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rosaries will be recited at 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Smith funeral home in Kingsley.

More About STEPHEN MAURICE "STEVE" RAMSAY:


Burial: July 05, 1966, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2028

168. iv. CHRISTIANNE A. "CHRISTI" RAMSAY, b. March 01, 1952.


169. v. CATHERINE M. "CATHIE" RAMSAY, b. June 22, 1955, Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.

66. SAMUEL EMERY "SAM"4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2029,2030
was born October 21, 1923 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 2031,2032. He married ANNA MAGDALINE
HENIGAN 1948 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. She was born September 24, 1924 in Buckley, Wexford
County, Michigan2032, and died Aft. June 08, 2000.

Notes for SAMUEL EMERY "SAM" BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Wednesday, 21 November 1945, page 9.

TWO INJURED IN ACCIDENT

Two Cars Collide Tuesday at Intersection

Samuel W. Bossingham, Interlochen, a returned soldier, is in Munson hospital receiving treatment for a cut
sustained over his forehead, and Dorothy M. Tanner.

More About SAMUEL EMERY "SAM" BOSSINGHAM:

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Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: January 27, 1943, World War II, Private, U. S. Army
Occupation: January 27, 1943, Tractor driver or truck driver

More About ANNA MAGDALINE HENIGAN:


Daughter of: Homer Henigan and Laura Hammer

Marriage Notes for SAMUEL BOSSINGHAM and ANNA HENIGAN:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, 22 June 1948, page 6.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Samuel Emory Bossingham, 24, Interlochen; Anna Magdaline Henigan, 23, Monroe Center.

More About SAMUEL BOSSINGHAM and ANNA HENIGAN:


Marriage: 1948, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of SAMUEL BOSSINGHAM and ANNA HENIGAN are:


i. DAUGHTER5 BOSSINGHAM2033, b. November 1948, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2033.
ii. SAMUEL J. BOSSINGHAM, b. August 23, 1959; m. M ARIA R. MALIK, 1983, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan.

More About SAMUEL BOSSINGHAM and MARIA MALIK:


Marriage: 1983, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

67. ARTHUR W. "ART"4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2034,2035 was
born November 29, 1925 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 2036. He married BARBARA J. ANTOINE 1949 in
Grand Traverse County, Michigan. She was born September 02, 19312037, and died January 05, 2006 2037.

Notes for ARTHUR W. "ART" BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 8 September 1945, page 3.

BACK FROM OVERSEAS - Arriving in New York Monday aboard the Marine Raven were Pfc. Arnold
[sic] W. Bossingham of this city and Pfc. Carl N. Grutsch of East Jordan.
___________________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Tuesday, 11 September 1945, page 3.

ISSUED FURLOUGHS - Included in the list of Michigan soldiers just returned from overseas, who were
issued thirty-day furloughs last week by the Reception Station at Camp Grant, Ill., according to Colonel Forest W.
Edwards, Camp Grant Commanding Officer were Pfc. Arthur W. Bossingham and Pfc. Russell L. Draper of this
city.
___________________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 3 May 1946, page 3.

RELEASED FROM ARMY - Discharged last week at the Fort Sheridan separation center, Fort Sheridan, Ill.,
were Sgt. Irving L. Francisco of Traverse City, R. 3; T/4 Leo S. Beyer of East Jordan, R. 2; Pfc. Arthur W.
Bossingham of Interlochen.

More About ARTHUR W. "ART" BOSSINGHAM:


Census: 1930, Okreek, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: World War II, Private First Class, United State Army2038,2039

More About BARBARA J. ANTOINE:


Daughter of: Oscar Antoine and Arvilla M. Medy
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan2040
Social Security Number: 369-28-39632040

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More About ARTHUR BOSSINGHAM and BARBARA ANTOINE:
Marriage: 1949, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of ARTHUR BOSSINGHAM and BARBARA ANTOINE are:


i. DARLENE JO5 BOSSINGHAM2041, b. August 01, 1949, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2041.
ii. WAYNE BOSSINGHAM, b. Bef. July 11, 1953.
iii. ARTHUR BOSSINGHAM, b. Bef. 1955, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
iv. GERALD L. BOSSINGHAM2042,2043, b. August 1955, Grand Traverse County, Michigan; d. December 09,
1955, Interlochen, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2044,2045.

Notes for GERALD L. BOSSINGHAM:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Friday 9 December 1955, page 9.

INFANT DIES

Gerald L. Bossingham, three-and-a-half-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bossingham of Interlochen,
died early this morning at the home of his parents.
Surviving besides his parents are one sister, Darlene Jo; one brother, Arthur, Jr.; both at home; his paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bossingham, Thompsonville; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Antoine; and many other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's cemetery at Hannah with Rev. Joseph
Kohler officiating. Burial will be in the family lot and the service will be under the direction of the Martinson
funeral home in this city.
__________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Monday, 12 December 1955, page 3.

RITES FOR BABY BOY - A graveside service was held Saturday morning at St. Mary's cemetery at Hannah,
for Gerald L. Bossingham, three-and-a-half month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bossingham of Interlochen,
who died Friday at the home of his parents. Officiating was Rev. Joseph Kohler, and interment was made in
the family lot.

More About GERALD L. BOSSINGHAM:


Burial: December 10, 1955, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan2046,2047

68. MARY LOU4 BOSSINGHAM (ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2048,2049 was born
November 03, 1930 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota. She married D OUGLAS CHARLES DENNY April 26,
1952 in St. Francis Church, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2050. He was born June 30, 1932.

Notes for MARY LOU BOSSINGHAM:


Mary was Junior class President at Traverse City Central High School in 1946.

More About MARY LOU BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1948, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2051,2052
Residence: 1998, 1145 Lakeville Circle, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California2053

More About DOUGLAS CHARLES DENNY:


Son of: Clifford Denny2054

More About DOUGLAS DENNY and MARY BOSSINGHAM:


Marriage: April 26, 1952, St. Francis Church, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2054
Married by: Rev. Joseph Kobler 2054

Child of MARY BOSSINGHAM and DOUGLAS DENNY is:


i. SHELLEY ANN5 DENNY, b. March 22, 1953, Los Angeles County, California.

69. HENRY COLLINS "HANK"4 ARCOREN (CARRIE E.3 LANGDEAU, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2055,2056 was born
April 24, 1932 in St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota 2057, and died August 30, 1991 in Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming2058,2059,2060. He married ANNA DYKES November 20,
1968 in Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota2061.

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Notes for HENRY COLLINS "HANK" ARCOREN:
From: "Buffalo Bulletin," Wednesday, 3 September 1991.

Henry Collins "Hank" Arcoren, 59, Buffalo, died Friday of cancer at Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical
Center.
Born April 24, 1932, in St. Francis, S.D., to Henry and Carrie Arcoren, he grew up and attended school in
South Dakota. He served in the Army in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.
He worked in Wyoming after the service and married Anna Dykes on Nov. 20, 1968, in Spearfish, S.D.
They lived in Thermopolis, where he worked as a mechanic and for filling stations.
They moved in 1979 to Buffalo, where he was a mechanic at the county road and bridge shop. A member of
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge in Thermopolis, he retired in 1990.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Keith Arcoren and Tony Arcoren Greub, both of Rock Springs; a
stepson, Steve Weaver, Lamar, Colo.; a daughter, Karen Arcoren, Laramie; a stepdaughter, Suzy Hulet, Buffalo;
a sister, Evangeline Caster, Mission, S.D.; and seven grandchildren.
Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Buffalo, with military burial there
in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may benefit American Cancer Society in care of Adams Funeral Home, Buffalo.
____________________________________________________________________

From: "Billings Gazette," Monday, 1 September 1991, page 14A.

BUFFALO, Wyo. - Henry Arcoren, 59, of Buffalo, died Friday evening in the V.A. Medical Center in
Sheridan.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Catholic Church in Buffalo. Burial will
be in the Willow Grove Cemetery. The Adams Funeral Home of Buffalo is in charge.

More About HENRY COLLINS "HANK" ARCOREN:


Date born 2: April 24, 1929, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota 2062
Burial: September 03, 1991, Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming2063,2064
Cause of Death: Cancer2065
Military service: U. S. Army, Korean War2065
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2066
Social Security Number: 504-26-74982066

More About HENRY ARCOREN and ANNA DYKES:


Marriage: November 20, 1968, Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota2067

Children of HENRY ARCOREN and ANNA DYKES are:


i. MICHAEL C.5 ARCOREN, b. April 09, 1976, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming 2068; d. April 27, 1995,
Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming2068.

More About MICHAEL C. ARCOREN:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1983, Wyoming2068
Social Security Number: 520-96-18992068

ii. KEITH ARCOREN.


iii. TONY ARCOREN.
iv. KAREN ARCOREN.

70. ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2069,2070 was
born March 30, 1915 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2071,2072,2073, and died
January 19, 2006 in Beverly Health Care Center, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota2074,2075. He married (1)
IDA MAE STILLWAGON June 13, 1938. She was born April 19, 1919 in Harrisville, Butler County,
Pennsylvania2076, and died September 18, 2002 in Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan2076. He married (2)
LAVINA SYLVIA LONGTURKEY June 18, 1969 in Littleton, Colorado2077. She was born October 16, 1918 in Fort
Hale, Lyman County, South Dakota2078, and died November 26, 1995 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota2079,2080.

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Notes for ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE" LANGDEAU:
From: "Rapid City Journal," Monday, 23 January 2006, page B2.

PIERRE - Abraham Conrad Langdeau, 90, Pierre, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in
Pierre.
Survivors include three daughters, Constance, Lakeville, Mass., Carol, Allen Park, Mich., and Diane, Huron,
Ohio; three sisters, Vera Grant, Fort Pierre, Shirley Dick, Washington, and Helen Smith, Allen Park; two
brothers, Charles Langdeau, Fort Pierre, and Bob Langdeau, Black Canyon City, Ariz.; three stepdaughters,
Evelyan Charging, Joann Crazy Bull and Sylvia Walters, all of Lower Brule; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Ida Mae and Lavina.
One-night wake services begin at 5 p.m. CST, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., today at Lower Brule
Community Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the community center, with the Rev. Webster
Two Hawk officiating. Burial will be at Lower Brule Episcopal Cemetery.
Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre is in charge of arrangements.

More About ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE" LANGDEAU:


Burial: January 24, 2006, Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota2081,2082
Cause of Death: Pneumonia2082
Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Census 2: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2083

More About IDA MAE STILLWAGON:


Cause of Death: Metastatic Vaginal Carcinoma2084
Daughter of: Chester Mackreth Stillwagon and Ida Wimer2084
Occupation: Cashier, Grocery Retail2084
Residence: September 18, 2002, 15157 Keppen Street, Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan 2084
Social Security Number: 375-10-32112084

More About ABRAHAM LANGDEAU and IDA STILLWAGON:


Marriage: June 13, 1938

Notes for LAVINA SYLVIA LONGTURKEY:


From: "Chamberlain Register," Obituary, Thursday, 30 November 1995.

Funeral services for LaVina S. Longturkey Langdeau, 78, of Ft. Pierre, were held Wednesday, November 29,
1995, at Holy Comforter Episcopal church in Lower Brule. The Rev. James Pearson officiated. Mrs. Langdeau
passed away Sunday, November 26, at her farm home.
LaVina S. Longturkey was born Oct. 16, 1917, at Fort Hale to Charles and Hermine (LaRoche) Longturkey.
She attended school at Stephen.
LaVina married Elmer Laroche on November 16, 1936, at Gann Valley. They had seven children. Later she
married Marvin Goodlow and they had one son.
On June 18, 1969, she was united in marriage to Abe Langdeau, Jr., at Littleton, Colorado.
She attended the Homemakers Program in Lower Brule and later worked for the housing program. She also
had training in upholstery work.
LaVina is survived by her husband, Abe Langdeau, Jr., of Fort Pierre; two sons, Clarence LaRoche of Pace,
Florida, and Lawrence LaRoche of Lower Brule; three daughters, Evelynn Charging, Joanne Crazy Bull and
Sylvia Smith, all of Lower Brule; two sisters, Eva Swift Cloud and Mary Goodlow, both of Lower Brule; 34
grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and three sons.
Burial was in Holy Comforter Cemetery in Lower Brule.
Wevik Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

More About LAVINA SYLVIA LONGTURKEY:


Date born 2: October 16, 1917, Fort Hale, Lyman County, South Dakota2085
Burial: November 29, 1995, Holy Comforter Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota2085
Daughter of: Charles Longturkey and Hermine Sylvia Laroche2085

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Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2086
Social Security Number: 504-26-60022086

More About ABRAHAM LANGDEAU and LAVINA LONGTURKEY:


Marriage: June 18, 1969, Littleton, Colorado 2087

Children of ABRAHAM LANGDEAU and IDA STILLWAGON are:


170. i. CONSTANCE MARIE "CONNIE"5 LANGDEAU, b. July 03, 1939, Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan.
171. ii. PAUL CONRAD LANGDEAU, b. December 21, 1940, Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan; d. May 06, 2004,
Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan.
iii. CAROLE SANDRA LANGDEAU, b. May 30, 1944.
172. iv. DIANE LOUISE LANGDEAU, b. June 10, 1946, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan.

71. HELEN MARIE4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2088 was born March 07,
1921 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2089. She married RAY SMITH.

More About HELEN MARIE LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2089

Children of HELEN LANGDEAU and RAY SMITH are:


i. SHARON5 SMITH, b. 1944.
ii. ROSEMARY SMITH, b. 1946.

72. LESLIE MAURICE "LES"4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2090 was born
March 11, 1923 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2091,2092,2093, and died August
20, 2002 in Black Hills Healthcare System, Fort Meade, Meade County, South Dakota2094. He married (1)
HAZEL LAMBERT2095 October 02, 1948 in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota 2096. She was born 19282096.
He married (2) LAVINA MAE KANE September 08, 1986 in Clark County, Nevada.

Notes for LESLIE MAURICE "LES" LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Leslie Langdeau.

FORT PIERRE - Leslie M. Langdeau, 79, of Fort Pierre, died Tues., Aug. 20, 2002, at Black Hills Health
Care System at Fort Meade after a gallant battle against cancer. Leslie's parents, Abe and Minnie Langdeau,
raised 5 boy and 4 girls on the Missouri River in Central South Dakota. Ranching was a labor of love for Leslie.
Les spent his entire life in Central South Dakota, most of it on the Lower Brule Reservation. The only exception
was his military service in WWII, where he received the Bronze Star. He was proud of his Native American
Heritage and was a true patriot; he loved his country. When Les was not tending to his cattle and horses he
enjoyed playing cards and reading about South Dakota history. Les married LaVina Kane in 1986. Les had 4
children and 3 stepchildren. Les will be forever missed.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of Black Hills National
Cemetery near Sturgis, With V. A. Chaplain William Zandri officiating. Military rites will be performed by the
Sturgis Honor Guard.
Memorials may be sent to the Palliative Care, Fort Meade Medical Center, Sturgis, SD 57785.
Arrangements are with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Leslie M. Langdeau served in the Army during World War II, from 27 March 1943 until 18 June 1946.

More About LESLIE MAURICE "LES" LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Burial: August 23, 2002, Black Hills National Cemetery, Meade County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: World War II
Occupation: 1971, Ranching, Raises horses and cattle2097
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Washington 2098
Social Security Number: 535-28-06262098

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Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2099

More About LESLIE LANGDEAU and HAZEL LAMBERT:


Marriage: October 02, 1948, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota 2100
Married by: Leo J. Hughes, County Judge2100

More About LESLIE LANGDEAU and LAVINA KANE:


Marriage: September 08, 1986, Clark County, Nevada

Child of LESLIE LANGDEAU and HAZEL LAMBERT is:


i. MARSHA5 LANGDEAU.

73. LLOYD JAMES4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2101 was born March 30,
1925 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2102,2103,2104, and died September 25, 1993
in McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota2105. He married (1) M ARIE O'DAY2106
November 17, 1948 in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota2107. She was born 19302107. He married (2)
LAUREN SUE BRAKKE September 21, 1960 in Lutheran Church, Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for LLOYD JAMES LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Lloyd Langdeau.

Funeral services for Lloyd James Langdeau, 68, Ft. Pierre, were held September 29, at the Trinity Episcopal
Church with Father John Shepard officiating.
Lloyd James Langdeau was born March 30, 1925 to Abraham and Minnie (Krueger) Langdeau. He attended
school at LaRoche school in Stanley County. He served in the U. S. Navy for 2 1/2 years, returning home in 1946
where he helped his parents on the family ranch.
On November 17, 1948 Lloyd married Marie O'Day in Ft. Pierre. In May 1948 they moved to Cedar Creek
where he worked for the Lower Brule Tribe on the tribal ranch. Beginning in 1950 he went to work for Johnnie
Howe on his ranch in southeast Stanley County, continuing there until 1955 when he moved his family to
LaRoche Bottoms to begin a ranch of his own. During the summer of 1963 Lloyd moved his entire operation
seven miles south of Lyman County due to the damming of the Missouri River. Lloyd was an active rancher until
the time of his death.
Lloyd was secretary/treasurer for the Holy Name Episcopal Church at Fort George for most of his adult life,
taking an active roll in the workings of the church.
Lloyd enjoyed baseball, softball, football, bowling, horsechoe, team roping, fishing and gardening. He
worked with 4-H as a leader for 20 years in both Stanley and Lyman Counties. He was a founding member of the
Lower Brule Horseman's Club and a member of the Medicine Creek Riding Club. Along with his wife, Lloyd
owned and operated the Kennebec Bowling Alley for 4 years while he continued to ranch.
He was a member of the LaRoche school board for eight years; a member of the American Quarter Horse
Association, and the South Dakota Limousin Association.
Lloyd died September 25, 1993 at McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Marie of Ft. Pierre; 2 sons, Jim of Fort Pierre and John of Pierre; 3 daughters,
Linda of Chamberlain, Jolene of Colorado, and Bobbie Jacobs of Pine Ridge; four brothers, Abe, Ft. Pierre; Les,
Chamberlain; Charles, Ft. Pierre; and Bob, Phoenix, Arizona; 3 sisters; Vera Gandt, Ft. Pierre; Helen Smith,
Allen Park, Michigan and Shirley Dick, Auburn, Washington; 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Hofmeister Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

More About LLOYD JAMES LANGDEAU:


Burial: Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: World War II
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2108
Social Security Number: 550-36-88792108
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2109

Notes for MARIE O'DAY:


ADDRESS:

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2301 Flag Mountain Dr. 4
Pierre, SD 57501

More About LLOYD LANGDEAU and MARIE O'DAY:


Marriage: November 17, 1948, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota 2110
Married by: C. M. Wierauch, Justice of the Peace 2110

More About LLOYD LANGDEAU and LAUREN BRAKKE:


Marriage: September 21, 1960, Lutheran Church, Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota

Children of LLOYD LANGDEAU and MARIE O'DAY are:


i. JOHN5 LANGDEAU2111, b. 1955, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
ii. JIM LANGDEAU2111, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iii. LINDA LANGDEAU2111.

Notes for LINDA LANGDEAU:


ADDRESS:
108 Stage Rd.
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

iv. JOLENE LANGDEAU2111.

Notes for JOLENE LANGDEAU:


ADDRESS:
11818 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010

v. BARBARA "BOBBIE" LANGDEAU2111, m. JACOBS.

74. CHARLES MIX4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2111 was born August 28,
1927 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2112. He married GRETA ANN
HOHRMAN2113 August 28, 1955.

Notes for CHARLES MIX LANGDEAU:


Charles is a member of the Lower Brule Tribal Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and South Dakota and
American Quarter Horse Association.

Charles and Greta have a website "Langdeau Quarter Horses," www.sdqha.com/LangdeauQH.htm.

More About CHARLES MIX LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Military service: March 16, 1946, Private, U. S. Army, Panama Canal Department
Occupation: March 16, 1946, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1971, Ranching2113
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2114

More About CHARLES LANGDEAU and GRETA HOHRMAN:


Marriage: August 28, 1955

Children of CHARLES LANGDEAU and GRETA HOHRMAN are:


173. i. GAYLE LYNN5 LANGDEAU, b. March 28, 1957.
174. ii. BENITA MAE LANGDEAU, b. June 15, 1958.
175. iii. DENITA KAY LANGDEAU, b. June 15, 1958.
176. iv. CHARLES WILLIAM "BILL" LANGDEAU, b. October 13, 1963.
177. v. JEFFREY "JAY" LANGDEAU, b. March 28, 1972.

75. ROBERT DALE "BOB"4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2115 was born August
12, 1929 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2116,2117. He married LAUREEN
MARJORIE HUBBS March 20, 1948 in Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota2118. She was born June 15,
19322118.

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More About ROBERT DALE "BOB" LANGDEAU:
Census: 1930, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed Blood, Lower Brule Sioux2119

More About ROBERT LANGDEAU and LAUREEN HUBBS:


Marriage: March 20, 1948, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota 2120
Married by: C. M. Wierauch, Justice of the Peace 2120

Children of ROBERT LANGDEAU and LAUREEN HUBBS are:


178. i. LAURENCE DALE "LARRY"5 LANGDEAU, b. January 17, 1949, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan.
179. ii. RONALD LEE LANGDEAU, b. August 26, 1950, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan.
180. iii. RENEE M. LANGDEAU, b. 1953.

76. SHIRLEY ANN4 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2121 was born 1931 in Lower
Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She married JIMMY R. "JIM" DICK.

More About SHIRLEY ANN LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: January 31, 1934
Date born 3: 1935

Child of SHIRLEY LANGDEAU and JIMMY DICK is:


181. i. JAMES5 DICK.

77. MARLOWE BATES4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born December 13,
1925 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2122,2123,2124, and died March 25, 1968 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2125. He met (1) ELIZABETH BIG EAGLE. She was
born in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. He married (2) PEARL "JO ANN" LA
ROCHE September 14, 1949 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2126. She was born
1925 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2126. He married (3) ALFREDA LECOMPTE
Aft. September 14, 1949. She was born in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

More About MARLOWE BATES LANGDEAU:


Burial: Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: April 27, 1944, World War II, Private, U. S. Army
Occupation: April 27, 1944, Automobile Serviceman
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2127
Social Security Number: 504-20-04572127
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 2128

More About MARLOWE LANGDEAU and PEARL LA ROCHE:


Marriage: September 14, 1949, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2129
Married by: J. W. Jackson, County Judge2129

More About MARLOWE LANGDEAU and ALFREDA LECOMPTE:


Marriage: Aft. September 14, 1949

Child of MARLOWE LANGDEAU and ELIZABETH EAGLE is:


i. MARY ANN BIG5 EAGLE, b. 1949, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Children of MARLOWE LANGDEAU and ALFREDA LECOMPTE are:


182. ii. MARLYS5 LANGDEAU, b. October 15, 1963, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iii. REGINA LANGDEAU.

78. ELLSWORTH CLAYTON "BUDDY"4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born

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April 17, 1928 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2130,2131, and died December 21,
1982 in VA Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota2132. He married SYLVIA ANN BANKS in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She was born 1933 in South Dakota, and died
May 23, 1970 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for ELLSWORTH CLAYTON "BUDDY" LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Ellsworth Clayton Langdeau.

Funeral services for Ellsworth Clayton Langdeau, 54, were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Comforter
Episcopal Church, Lower Brule, with the Rev. Clyde Estes officiating.
Burial was in Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation.
He died December21, in the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Ellsworth Clayton Langdeau was born April 17, 1928, in Lower Brule to Aldena and Harvey Langdeau. He
lived in the Lower Brule area most of his life. He married Sylvia Banks.
Survivors include two sons, Philip and Leonard of Lower Brule; a daughter, Betty Skunk of Lower Brule;
eight grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Lee of Lower Brule; three sisters, Marilyn Harmon and Phyllis Crazy Bull,
both of Lower Brule, adn Gayle Ziegler of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father, wife, a brother and four sisters.
McColley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
__________________________________________________________________________________

Ellsworth served in the Army during the Korean War, serving from 27 August 1953 to 22 January 1955.

More About ELLSWORTH CLAYTON "BUDDY" LANGDEAU:


Burial: Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: Bet. August 27, 1953 - January 22, 1955, Korean War, Army
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2132
Social Security Number: 504-22-52802132
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 2133

More About SYLVIA ANN BANKS:


Burial: Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Daughter of: Philip Banks and Elizabeth LaRoche

More About ELLSWORTH LANGDEAU and SYLVIA BANKS:


Marriage: Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota

Children of ELLSWORTH LANGDEAU and SYLVIA BANKS are:


i. PHILIP5 LANGDEAU, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
183. ii. LEONARD ALLEN LANGDEAU, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iii. BETTY JO LANGDEAU, b. May 27, 1957, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2134;
d. July 21, 1996, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota 2134; m. SKUNK.

More About BETTY JO LANGDEAU:


Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1970, South Dakota 2134
Social Security Number: 504-72-98922134

79. VELDA MAY4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born January 21, 1930 in
South Dakota2134,2135, and died April 10, 1979 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota2136. She married WILLIAM QUILT. He was born August 22, 1927 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation,
Lyman County, South Dakota2136, and died April 09, 1975 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota2136.

Notes for VELDA MAY LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Velda Mae Langdeau.

Funeral services for Velda May Quilt, 48, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, from Holy Comforter

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Episcopal Church in Lower Brule with the Rev. Clyde Estes officiating.
Burial was in Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation.
Mrs. Quilt died Tuesday, April 10, 1979.
Velda Mae Langdeau was born January 21, 1930, at Iron Nation to Harvey and Aldena Langdeau. She spent
most of her life at Lower Brule and worked for the Headstart Program there. For the past four years, she worked
as a community health representative.
Surviving relatives all of Lower Brule, include her mother, Aldena Langdeau; two sons, Marlow and Charles
LaRoche; six daughters, Jackie Jandreau, Rita Langdeau, Robin LaRoche, Lana LaRoche, Emma LaRoche and
Kay LaRoche; one step-daughter, Dorcus Quilt; two brothers, Ellsworth and Harvey Langdeau; three sisters,
Marilyn Harmon, Gayle Ziegler and Phyllis Crazy Bull, and 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, her husband, Wiliam Quilt, one brother and two sisters.
McColley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

More About VELDA MAY LANGDEAU:


Burial: April 12, 1979, Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota
Census: 1930, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2136
Social Security Number: 504-26-51422136
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Lower Brule Sioux 2137

More About WILLIAM QUILT:


Burial: Messiah Cemetery, Iron Nation, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2138
Social Security Number: 503-28-49992138

Children of VELDA LANGDEAU and WILLIAM QUILT are:


i. MARLOW5 QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
ii. CHARLES QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iii. JACKIE QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iv. RITA QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
v. ROBIN QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
vi. LANA QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
vii. EMMA QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
viii. KAY QUILT, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

80. MARILYN4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born September 25, 1934 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She married KENNY HARMON.

More About KENNY HARMON:


Son of: Charles Franklin Harmon and unknown Ransford

Children of MARILYN LANGDEAU and KENNY HARMON are:


i. HARMON5, m. CALDWELL.
ii. HARMON, m. KERSTING.
iii. HARMON, m. CHRISTENSON.
iv. HARMON, m. HICKS.
v. HARMON, m. DAMON.
vi. HARMON.

81. GAYLE4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born September 28, 1936 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She married ALFRED ZIEGLER.

Notes for GAYLE LANGDEAU:


From: The Chamberlain Register, Guy DeVany, Publisher, 28 February 1952.

Three persons were released from the Community Bailey Hospital here the first of the week after receiving
treatment for carbon monoxide fumes, after they were found unconscious in a car with the motor running near the
city water plant Sunday morning. They were Robert Philbrick, 40, Gail Langdeau, 16, and Ray Pickner, 18, all of

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Fort Thompson. They were found by Charles Hodgins of Oacama, who was going to the water plant for a tank
load of water. He notified Chief of Police Bruce Campbell, who called the McColley ambulance service to take
them to the hospital.

Children of GAYLE LANGDEAU and ALFRED ZIEGLER are:


i. KATHY5 ZIEGLER.
ii. ALFREDA G. ZIEGLER, b. 1954; m. DONALD F. BEARTRACK.

82. JUANITA ALDENA4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born November 07,
1938 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, and died January 31, 1978 in Lower
Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She married ROBERT ISBURG November 18, 1956 in
Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska. He was born February 15, 1932 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman
County, South Dakota, and died June 29, 1994.

Notes for JUANITA ALDENA LANGDEAU:


Obituary of Juanita Langdeau.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert (Juanita Aldena) Isburg, 39, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from Holy
Comforter Episcopal Church in Lower Brule with the Rev. Clyde Estes officiating.
Burial was in St. John the Baptist Episcopal Cemetery at Crow Creek.
Mrs. Isburg died Tuesday, January 31, at her home, North Star Route, Chamberlain, South Dakota.
Juanita Aldena Langdeau was born November 7, 1938 at Lower Brule to Harvey and Aldena Celeste
Langdeau. She lived all her life in the Lower Brule and Fort Thompson area.
She was married to Robert Isburg on November 18, 1956, at Burwell, Nebraska.
Surviving relatives, in addition to Mr. Isburg, include a son, Robert Jr. at home; three daughters, Victoria,
Anna Marie and Susan Elaine, all at home; two brothers, Ellsworth Langdeau and Harvey Langdeau, both of
Lower Brule; four sisters, Velda Quilt, Marilyn Harmon, Gayle Ziegler, and Phyllis Crazy Bull, all of Lower
Brule, and her mother also of Lower Brule.
She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.
McColley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

More About JUANITA ALDENA LANGDEAU:


Date born 2: November 07, 1937
Burial: February 03, 1978, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Cemetery, Crow Creek, Lyman County, South Dakota

More About ROBERT ISBURG and JUANITA LANGDEAU:


Marriage 1: November 18, 1956, Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska
Marriage 2: November 08, 1956, Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska

Children of JUANITA LANGDEAU and ROBERT ISBURG are:


i. ROBERT5 ISBURG, b. Aft. 1956, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
ii. VICTORIA ISBURG, b. Aft. 1956, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iii. ANNA MARIE ISBURG, b. Aft. 1956, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
iv. SUSAN ELAINE ISBURG, b. Aft. 1956, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

83. HARVEY LEE "SNOOKY"4 LANGDEAU (HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born February
25, 1946 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. He married CHERYL ANN BAD
HORSE.

Children of HARVEY LANGDEAU and CHERYL HORSE are:


i. MICHAEL LEE5 LANGDEAU, b. August 03, 1979, Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota; d. June 25,
2006, Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for MICHAEL LEE LANGDEAU:


From: "The Capital Journal," 27 June 2006.

Michael Lee Langdeau, 26, died June 25, 2006, at Lower Brule.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Lower Brule Community Center at Lower Brule
with burial in the Messiah Episcopal Cemetery at Iron Nation.

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Michael Lee Langdeau was born on Aug. 3, 1979 to Harvey Lee Langdeau and Cheryl Ann Bad Horse at
Chamberlain. He attended school at Lower Brule and graduated from Lower Brule High School in May of
1998.
Michael enjoyed fishing and playing pool, but most of all he loved softball. Michael was a team member of
the Kul Wicisa Softball Team where he was pitcher, catcher, and first baseman. He was a fan of the 49ers,
Duke and Notre Dame teams along with the Braves and Timberwolves.
Michael worked as a firefighter, as a patient transport driver for the Lower Brule Ambulance, as the tree
planter for Lower Brule Wildlife, and as a Boys and Girls Club employee.
Survivors are his parents, Harvey Lee "Snooky" Langdeau of Lower Brule and Cheryl Ann (Merle Wilson)
Bad Horse of Lower Brule; a very special nephew, Trenton Jade Langdeau, whom he raised as his own; a
grandson Lane Garett of Lower Brule; four brother, Robert Bad Horse of Sioux Falls, Harlee Langdeau,
Jordan Langdeau and Harvey Lee Langdeau Jr., all of Lower Brule; five sisters, Stephanie Langdeau of Lower
Brule, Julie Langdeau and Samantha LaRoche-Blacksmith, both of Huron, Sierra Wilson and Jeanie
Langdeau, both of Lower Brule; five aunts, Connie (Bucky LaRoche) Bad Horse, Jody (John) McCauley,
Gayle Ziegler, Marilyn (Kenny) Harmon and Phyllis Crazy Bull; uncle, Francis Stricker; 10 nephews,
Michael Gray Jr., Devin Gray, Tanner Gray, Marty Voice, Talon Voice, Trinity Langdeau, Kenton Bad Horse,
Isaiah Bad Horse, Jerwyn Wilson and Harlee Langdeau II; five nieces Cheyenne Gray, Williamette Voice,
Lakota Langdeau, Seqouia Flute and Kasmira Harmon; cousins, Crystal Middletent, Brian (Desiree) LaRoche,
Craig LaRoche, Laura LaRoche, Lisa LaRoche, Lacey LaRoche, Lil' Buc LaRoche, Sonja McCauley, Tori
Fisherman, John McCauley Jr., Alfreda Bear Tracks, Lori Zeigler, Brenda Estes, Kathy Ziegler, Vikki (Cleve)
Her Many Horses, Sonny (Rose) Ziegler, Mary Jane (Boyd) Gourneau, Dena Harmon, Karil Harmon, Sandra
(Joe) Abdo, Kenna Thereagood, Elvah Jean Crazy Bull, Marlys Langdeau, Richard Langdeau, Jackie
(Michael B.) Jandreau, Rita Langdeau, Robin (Dale) Middletent, Emma LaRoche, Lana LaRoche, Harvey
Charles LaRoche, Marilyn Kay LaRoche, Vicki Isburg, Anna Isburg, Susie Isburg, Buff Isburg, Phillip
Langdeau; and all his other family members and friends.
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandfather, Harry Bad Horse; maternal grandmother Alice Stricker-
Schmidt; paternal grandfather Harvey Charles Langdeau; paternal grandmother, Aldena Celeste Langdeau;
two uncles, Marlow B. Langdeau and Ellsworth C. Langdeau; three aunts, Velda M. Quilt, Juanita A. Isburg
and Alice Faye Langdeau; and a brother, Merle Douglas Wilson Jr.
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Fatal Car Crash in Lyman County


A 2001 Olds Alero driven by Michael Lee Langdeau, age 26, from Lower Brule, SD went into the ditch on
BIA Highway 17 half a mile north of Iron Nation Road and rolled ½ times, landing on its roof.

What: Fatal Car Crash


When: 2:40 pm, Sunday, June 25, 2006
Where: BIA 17 .5 miles north of Iron Nation Road – Lyman County
Who: Driver is Michael Lee Langdeau, 26 years old from Lower Brule, South Dakota

Description: A 2001 Olds Alero was being driven by Mr. Langdeau when he lost control of the vehicle. The
vehicle went into the ditch and rolled ½ times, landing on its roof. Mr. Langdeau, who was not wearing a
seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries. He was alone in the vehicle at the
time. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation continues; although, at this time, no
charges will be filed.

More About MICHAEL LEE LANGDEAU:


Burial: Messiah Episcopal Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota

184. ii. HARLEE C. LANGDEAU.


iii. JORDAN LANGDEAU.
iv. HARVEY LEE LANGDEAU.
v. STEPHANIE LANGDEAU, m. MICHAEL GRAY.
vi. JULIE LANGDEAU.
vii. JEANIE LEE LANGDEAU.

84. VIOLA E.4 DUCHARME (ALVINA MARGARET3 TURGEON, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2139,2140
was born April 23, 1909 in Charles Mix County, South Dakota2141,2142,2143, and died June 20, 2002 in Herrick,
Gregory County, South Dakota2144. She married REUBEN BEN HORST2145 April 11, 1931 in Herrick, Gregory
County, South Dakota2146. He was born August 28, 1906 in South Dakota2146,2147, and died March 07, 1985 in
Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2148.

More About VIOLA E. DUCHARME:


Date born 2: 1909, Nebraska2149

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Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1965, South Dakota2150
Social Security Number: 504-60-56232150
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2151

More About REUBEN BEN HORST:


Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2152
Social Security Number: 503-30-34172152

More About REUBEN HORST and VIOLA DUCHARME:


Marriage: April 11, 1931, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 2153
Married by: Rev. Paul J. Kinney, Catholic Priest2153

Children of VIOLA DUCHARME and REUBEN HORST are:


i. DONNA MARIE5 HORST2154, b. 1932; d. November 29, 1947, Davison County, South Dakota.

More About DONNA MARIE HORST:


Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota

ii. DARRELL LEROY HORST2154, b. December 07, 1943 2155; d. January 12, 1994, Fairfax, Gregory County,
South Dakota2155.

More About DARRELL LEROY HORST:


Burial: Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1963, Iowa2155
Social Security Number: 480-58-7522 2155

iii. PAUL HORST2156.


iv. NETTIE HORST2156.
v. LARRY HORST2156.
vi. CARLENE HORST2156.
vii. MICHAEL HORST2156.
viii. DAVID HORST2156.

85. ISABEL IRENE "BELLE"4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2157,2158 was born October 22, 1901 in South Dakota 2159,2160,2161,2162,2163, and died July 20, 1998 in
Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota2164,2165. She married ARTHUR S. "ART" UREVIG2166 July 19, 1930 in
Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2167. He was born September 18, 1908 in South Dakota2167,2168, and died
January 1983 in Frazer, Becker County, Minnesota2168.

Notes for ISABEL IRENE "BELLE" TURGEON:


From: "Watertown Public Opinion," Tuesday, 21 July 1998.

Isabelle I. Urevig, 96, Watertown, widow of Arthur Urevig, died Monday, July 20, 1998, in a Watertown
nursing home.
She was a longtime resident of Wolf Lake, Minn., before moving to Watertown about 10 years ago to make
her home with her son an daughter-in-law, Arthur and Verda Urevig.
The Sogn-Messer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be announced.

More About ISABEL IRENE "BELLE" TURGEON:


Allotment: 19082169
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1930, Dicken Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Occupation: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Public School Teacher 2170,2171
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1965, Minnesota2172
Social Security Number: 468-58-05942172

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Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux and Chippewa2173

More About ARTHUR S. "ART" UREVIG:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2174
Social Security Number: 504-10-99362174

More About ARTHUR UREVIG and ISABEL TURGEON:


Marriage: July 19, 1930, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2175
Married by: Rev. P. J. Kinney, Catholic Priest2175

Children of ISABEL TURGEON and ARTHUR UREVIG are:


i. ARTHUR5 UREVIG2176, m. VERDA.
ii. MARY FRANCES UREVIG2176.
iii. CARMEN UREVIG2176.
iv. JOSEPHINE UREVIG2176, b. July 14, 1934.
v. MARJORIE UREVIG2176.

86. CLAYTON ABRAHAM4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2176
was born August 03, 1903 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2177,2178,2179,2180, and died February 06, 1975
in Paramount, Los Angeles County, California2181,2182. He married MARIE JOSEPHINE SCHOLZ/SCHULTZ2182
November 28, 1925 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2183. She was born July 08, 1902 in Spencer, Boyd
County, Nebraska2183,2184, and died July 24, 1977 in Paramount, Los Angeles County, California2184.

More About CLAYTON ABRAHAM TURGEON:


Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Issued through Railroad Board 2184
Social Security Number: 708-05-64862184
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux and Chippewa2185

More About MARIE JOSEPHINE SCHOLZ/SCHULTZ:


Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Washington 2186
Social Security Number: 565-20-56362186

More About CLAYTON TURGEON and MARIE SCHOLZ/SCHULTZ:


Marriage: November 28, 1925, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 2187
Married by: Rev. P. J. Kinney, Catholic Priest2187

Children of CLAYTON TURGEON and MARIE SCHOLZ/SCHULTZ are:


185. i. ELSWORTH CLAYTON5 TURGEON, b. January 18, 1928, South Dakota; d. 1988, Portland, Multnomah
County, Oregon.
ii. MARGARET JEAN TURGEON2188, b. April 10, 1930.
iii. GERALDINE M. TURGEON2188, b. February 25, 1933.
iv. PATRICIA TURGEON2188.

87. MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2189,2190 was born September 04, 1905 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2191,2192,2193,2194,2195,
and died December 10, 1975 in Bristow, Boyd County, Nebraska 2196,2197. She married GERALD R.
KIRWAN2198,2199 June 16, 1934 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2200,2201. He was born December 30,
1903 in South Dakota2202,2203, and died April 07, 1979 in Bristow, Boyd County, Nebraska 2204.

Notes for MARGARET VIOLA TURGEON:


From: "The Saga of Ponca Land," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1979 by Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 305.

Margaret Viola Turgeon was born September 4, 1905 to Joseph and Josephine (Bement) Turgeon on their

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ranch southeast of Burke. She attended grade school at the Branam School and high school in Herrick, South
Dakota. She was graduated from Southern Normal Training School at Springfield, South Dakota and taught
school for 12 years. She served two terms as Gregory County Superintendent of Schools. June 16, 1934 she was
married to Gerald Kirwan. Gerald was born December 30, 1903 to Jerry and Elizabeth (Gaskill) Kirwan who
were homesteaders near Gross, Nebraska. In later years the family moved to Gross where Jerry Kirwan became a
rural route mail carrier which route he served for 26 years in addition to becoming the owner of a ranch in 1906-
07 near Fort Randall. Elizabeth lived on the ranch at intervals with her sons. Gerald and his brothers and sisters
attended school in the sod home of Ed Goetch near Gross. As he was gone during the day he permitted school to
be held in his soddy but he returned in the evening. Jerry and Elizabeth Kirwan became the parents of Eddie;
Mare (Mrs. Bert McCright; John married Myrtle Anderson; Joseph married Violet Lloyd of Fairfax; Margaret
(Mrs. Leo Scanlon) deceased 1918; William married Della Raymond; Helen 1900-1932; Phillip married Agnes
Krbel; Gerald; Loretta (Mrs. Wm. Jonas); and Dan Kirwan married Clara Norwood.
Gerald and Margaret Kirwan lived 39 years on their ranch near Fort Randall. They retired to Bristow,
Nebraska where Margaret Kirwan passed away December 10, 1975. Gerald and Margaret Kirwan became the
parents of five children: Janelle married Harry Hausmann, three children - Jill, Bruce and Amy; Gerald Jr.
married Leona Sterk, two sons - Patrick and Ryan; Janice married Jerome Nockels, a daughter - Deidra; Joseph
married Twila Kisley, two children - Monica and Jay; and Mary Jane married Thomas Westendorf, two daughters
- Nancy and Maureen.

More About MARGARET VIOLA TURGEON:


Allotment: 19082205
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Occupation: 1930, Public School Teacher 2206
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1964 - 1965, South Dakota 2207
Social Security Number: 503-60-43642207
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux and Chippewa2208
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2209

More About GERALD R. KIRWAN:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1956, South Dakota2210
Social Security Number: 504-44-84702210
Son of: Daniel Jeremiah "Jerry" Kirwan and Elizabeth Gaskill2211

More About GERALD KIRWAN and MARGARET TURGEON:


Marriage: June 16, 1934, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 2212,2213
Married by: Rev. Paul J. Kinney, Catholic Priest2214

Children of MARGARET TURGEON and GERALD KIRWAN are:


186. i. JANELLE5 KIRWAN.
187. ii. GERALD R. KIRWAN, b. May 03, 1939.
188. iii. JANICE E. KIRWAN, b. February 24, 1945; d. May 01, 1998, Colorado.
189. iv. JOSEPH "JOE" KIRWAN.
190. v. MARY JANE KIRWAN, b. June 22, 1951.

88. MAE EMILY4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2215 was born
August 01, 1907 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2216,2217,2218,2219, and died March 19, 1982 in Miramar,
Broward County, Florida2219. She married WALLACE WELLS KRATZ2220 January 17, 1931 in Herrick, Gregory
County, South Dakota2221. He was born August 09, 1904 in Marion, Turner County, South Dakota2222,2223, and
died September 27, 1979 in Miramar, Broward County, Florida 2223.

More About MAE EMILY TURGEON:


Allotment: 19082224
Burial: cremation
Census: 1910, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Census 2: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 3: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A

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Occupation: 1930, Nurse2225
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2226
Social Security Number: 548-32-4757 2226
Tribe: 1/8 Upper Brule Sioux and Chippewa2227
Tribe 2: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2228

Notes for WALLACE WELLS KRATZ:


OBITUARY - Wallace W. Kratz, 75, passed away September 27, 1979 in Aviva Nursing Home, Lauderdale
Lakes. For the past 12 years he was employed by Home Towers Condominium in Hollywood. He is survived by
his beloved wife Mae, two daughters, Rita Jennings, Waukegan, Ill., Jo Ellen Dunham, Pembroke Pines, 4
grandchildren, 1 sister and 2 brothers. Mass at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Miramar 8 p.m. Sunday,
September 30th. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Little Sioux School, St. Francis, South
Dakota, 57572. We have loved him in life. Let us not forget him in death. St. Ambrose.

More About WALLACE WELLS KRATZ:


Burial: cremation
Census: 1930, Olivet, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, page 1B
Occupation: 1930, Public School Teacher 2229
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2230
Social Security Number: 503-01-4842 2230
Son of: Ferdinand Christian Kratz and Martha Dahlman2231

More About WALLACE KRATZ and MAE TURGEON:


Marriage: January 17, 1931, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2232
Married by: Rev. Paul J. Kinney, Catholic Priest2232

Children of MAE TURGEON and WALLACE KRATZ are:


191. i. RITA CLAIRE5 KRATZ, b. June 16, 1933, Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota; d. July 09, 1984,
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
ii. JO ELLEN KRATZ2233, b. September 11, 1934; m. (1) UNKNOWN DUNHAM; m. (2) UNKNOWN WILLIAMS.

89. JOSEPH ERNEST4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2233 was
born 19112234,2235, and died October 1984 in Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota2236. He married MARIE
ELLEN WILLOUGHBY2237 December 10, 1932 in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota2238. She was born
19122238, and died 19612239.

More About JOSEPH ERNEST TURGEON:


Date born 2: December 14, 1913, South Dakota 2240,2241
Census: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 2: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 2242
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Minnesota2243
Social Security Number: 468-07-19482243
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2244

More About JOSEPH TURGEON and MARIE WILLOUGHBY:


Marriage: December 10, 1932, Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota2245
Married by: N. M. Herbert, Judge of Municipal Court 2245

Children of JOSEPH TURGEON and MARIE WILLOUGHBY are:


i. WILLIAM JOSEPH5 TURGEON, b. February 28, 1934.
ii. ROBERT LEE TURGEON, b. July 20, 1935.
iii. THOMAS LEO TURGEON, b. July 20, 1935.
iv. ARTHUR TURGEON.
v. SHARON TURGEON.
vi. LINDA TURGEON.

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90. MILDRED LOUISE4 TURGEON (JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2246 was
born 1914 in South Dakota 2247,2248. She married (1) T OM HARDY2249. She married (2) CHESTER G.
AYRES2249,2250 April 08, 1936. He was born March 28, 1913 in Nebraska 2251,2252, and died February 10, 2001 in
Salem, Marion County, Oregon2252.

More About MILDRED LOUISE TURGEON:


Date born 2: 1914, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7B
Census 2: 1930, Union Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 3A
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2253

More About CHESTER G. AYRES:


Census: 1930, Star Valley Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 2254
Residence: 1985, 1535 Church Street NE, Apt. 2, Salem, Marion County, Oregon2255
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Oregon 2256
Social Security Number: 542-10-3794 2256
Son of: Samuel Ayres and Kathryn "Kate" Julia Gray2257

More About CHESTER AYRES and MILDRED TURGEON:


Marriage: April 08, 1936

Child of MILDRED TURGEON and TOM HARDY is:


i. ANITA5 HARDY2258.

Children of MILDRED TURGEON and CHESTER AYRES are:


ii. GWENDOLYN5 AYRES2258.
iii. DONALD AYRES2258.

91. ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB"4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2259,2260,2261 was born October 13, 1910 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2262,2263,2264,2265, and
died September 17, 2000 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington2266. He married EVELYN LOUISE
KEITH2267,2268 November 30, 1939 in St. Francis Church, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2269,2270. She was
born September 28, 1912 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota2270, and died November 14, 1992 in Moxee,
Yakima County, Washington2270.

Notes for ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB" TURGEON:


From: "Yakima Herald Republic," Sunday, 24 September 2000.

YAKIMA - Abraham Robert "Bob" Turgeon, 89, of Moxee, passed away in Yakima on Sunday, September
17, 2000 at 3:35 PM in the presence of his family.
He was born in Burke, South Dakota on October 13, 1910 to Abraham Benjamin Turgeon Jr. and Marie
Elizabeth (Dolezal) Turgeon. Bob married Evelyn Louise Keith in St. Francis Church in Mission, S.D. on
November 30, 1939, seven children were born to this union. Bob spent his early adult life ranching in Rosebud,
South Dakota. In the early 1950's, he and his brothers, Ben and George purchased and operated a garage, gas
station and car dealership in Burke, S.D. In 1959, Bob, Evelyn and their family moved to Benton City, WA
where they resided until moving to Moxee in 1967. Mr. Turgeon retired as a custodian with the East Valley
School District in 1974 where he had acquired the nickname of "tennis shoe."
Mr. Turgeon was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and life-long member of the Knights of
Columbus. His hobbies included taking his children fishing on Sunday afternoon, piloting his small airplane,
gardening, visiting with the neighbors, tinkering with electronics and was a ham radio operator. He was a "jack of
all trades" and had many interests which included playing the violin and harmonica. During their long retirement,
Bob and Evelyn traveled, gardened and entertained family and friends. The grandchildren and great-
grandchildren loved going to "grandpa's" house to swim.
Survivors include six daughters and their spouses, Mrs. Heinz (Nell) Jeschkowski of Selah, Mrs. Dale
(Kathryn) Baker of Olympia, WA, Mrs. Vince (Louise) Roscelli of Edgewood, WA, Mrs. Mort (Patricia) Jensen
of Bellingham, WA, Mrs. Gary (Robbie) Willis of Auburn, WA and Mrs. Alan (Susan) Adolf of Moxee; daughter-

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in-law, Cathy Turgeon of Cathlamet, WA; twenty one grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces
and nephews. He is also survived by three brothers and their spouses, Don and Margie of Sioux Falls, S.D., Clair
and Shirley of Winner, S.D., Ben and Bernice of Butte, NE; and two sisters-in-law, Lucy Gran of Grandview,
WA and Alice Nelson of Davis, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Evelyn on
November 14, 1992; son, Michael Turgeon in 1983; and brothers-in-law, Paul Gran and Clayton Nelson.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM in Holy Rosary Catholic Church
in Moxee. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29, at 2:00 PM in Holy Rosary
Catholic Church. Interment services will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Memorial contributions will be made
to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Moxee City Library.
_____________________________________________________________

Obituary of Abraham Robert "Bob" Turgeon

ABRAHAM ROBERT 'BOB' TURGEON

Abraham Robert "Bob" Turgeon, 89, of Moxee died Sunday.


Mr. Turgeon was born in Burke, S.D. He was a rancher in Rosebud, S.D., and later owned and operated a
garage, gas station and car dealership in Burke, S.D. Mr. Turgeon lived in Benton City before moving to Moxee
in 1967 and retired as a custodian with the East Valley School District.
Survivors include six daughters, Nell Jeschkowski of Selah, Kathryn Baker of Olympia, Louise Roscelli of
Edgewood, Wash., Patricia Jensen of Bellingham, Wash., Robbie Willis of Auburn, Wash., and Susan Adolph of
Moxee; three brothers, Don Turgeon of Sioux Falls, S.D., Clair Turgeon of Winner, S.D., and Ben Turgeon of
Butte, Neb.; 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Moxee. Mass of
Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Inurnment service will follow at Holy
Rosary Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.

More About ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB" TURGEON:


Burial: September 29, 2000, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington2271
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Occupation: 1930, County Road Work 2272
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2272

Notes for EVELYN LOUISE KEITH:


From: "Yakima Herald Republic," Tuesday, 17 November 1992.

MOXEE - Evelyn L. Turgeon, 80, of Moxee, died Saturday evening, November 14, 1992 at her home.
She was born September 28, 1912 in Canton, South Dakota to Fred and Nellie (Carter) Keith. On November
30, 1939, she married Abraham R. Turgeon in St. Francis Mission, South Dakota. Evelyn was a school teacher
for 18 years, the last 10 years teaching at Moxee Elementary School.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. Evelyn was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the
Ladies of St. Anne and the Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority, where she was a life member of the Silver
Sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Abraham Turgeon of Moxee; her children and their spouses, Nell & Heinz
Jeschkowski of Yakima; Kathryn & Dale Baker of Tenino, WA; Louise & Vincent Roscelli of Puyallup; Patricia
& Mort Jensen of Bellingham; Roberta & Gary Willis of Auburn; Susan & Alan Adolf of Yakima; and a daughter-
in-law Cathy Turgeon of Cathlamet, WA; also 21 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, sisters, Alice Nelson of
Davis, CA and Lucy Gran of Grandview. She was preceded in death by a son Michael Turgeon in September
1982.
Vigil Services are Wednesday, November 16, 1992, 10:45 A.M. at Holy Rosary Church in Moxee. Mass of
Christian Burial will follow. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
American Cancer Society, c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.

More About EVELYN LOUISE KEITH:


Burial: November 18, 1992, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington2273
Daughter of: Fred Keith and Nellie Carter2273

More About ABRAHAM TURGEON and EVELYN KEITH:

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Marriage: November 30, 1939, St. Francis Church, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota 2274,2275

Children of ABRAHAM TURGEON and EVELYN KEITH are:


192. i. NELL M.5 TURGEON, b. 1942.
ii. KATHRYN TURGEON, m. DALE BAKER.
193. iii. LOUISE E. TURGEON, b. May 01, 1947.
194. iv. MICHAEL EUGENE "MIKE" TURGEON, b. July 01, 1948, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota; d. September
09, 1982, Cathlement, Wahkiakum County, Washington.
v. PATRICIA TURGEON, m. (1) M ORT JENSEN; m. (2) UNKNOWN HIBDON.
vi. ROBERTA "ROBBIE" TURGEON, m. (1) GARY WILLIS; m. (2) UNKNOWN NEWLAND.
vii. SUSAN M. TURGEON, b. June 01, 1956; m. (1) ALAN B. ADOLF; b. 1955; m. (2) UNKNOWN PARTCH.

92. ALVINA MARIE4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2276,2277 was
born November 30, 1911 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2278,2279,2280,2281, and died February 03, 1990 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota. She married (1) THEODORE PHILIP "TED" ROESSNER2282 June 16, 1932 in
Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota2283. He was born December 06, 1907 in Gregory County, South
Dakota2283,2284,2285,2286, and died February 15, 1987 in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California2286. She
married (2) PAUL EVERETT LARIMER2287 January 21, 1935 in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Valentine, Cherry
County, Nebraska. He was born October 06, 1907 in Russell, Lucas County, Iowa2288, and died May 28, 1962 in
Delta, Delta County, Colorado2288.

More About ALVINA MARIE TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Occupation: 1930, Sales Lady in a Department Store2289
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2289

Notes for THEODORE PHILIP "TED" ROESSNER:


From "The Saga of Sully Flats," by Adeline S. Gnirk, published 1977, by the Gregory Times-Advocate,
Gregory, SD, page 273.

Theodore Philip (1907) was born in the one-room sod house on the old homestead. He attended elementary
school at the Leonard School on a corner of his grandfather's homestead and received his high school education at
Lucas, S.D. He worked with his parents on the farm until he was old enough to go out on his own. Theodore
went into the trucking business and was the first trucker in Burke to use and automotive truck instead of the
accustomed dray wagon and dray horses. he left South Dakota in 1935 for the west coast where he drove a truck
for two years in Oregon. He tried his hand at placer mining in the little town of Jacksonville, Oregon. He then
worked in the timber east of Klammath Falls, on the Indian Reservation in the Sugar Pine. There he contracted
bronchitis and had to leave Oregon to go to the south California desert. Theodore settled in El Monte, Calif. and
was employed by a rock and sand company. In 1941 he was drafted. He served 3 years in the service when he
was discharged because of cardiac failure from the Fletcher General Hospital in Cambridge, Ohio. After his
discharge from the Army he went bakc to California and became a police officer in the Monterey Park California
Police Dept. He could not stand the pressure of that job, so he went into business for himself. He sold plumbing
and sewer pipes and added the extra service of delivery. He was in the business for 23 years. In 1968 he sold his
business and retired.
In 1943 he was married at Dakota City, Neb. to Hazel Jo Ford of Odessa, Texas. They have one son, James
Lindsey and a daughter, Linda Gair. Ted says his wife, Hazel, is a third cousin to Davy Crockett, one of the
defenders of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, where he fought and was killed. Texas had fought to gain
independence from Mexican rule.

More About T HEODORE PHILIP "TED" ROESSNER:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2290
Social Security Number: 566-10-78352290
Son of: Gustav Alvin Roessner and Marie Alvina Johnson2291

More About T HEODORE ROESSNER and ALVINA TURGEON:


Marriage: June 16, 1932, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 2292
Married by: Homer W. Minish, Minister2292

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Notes for PAUL EVERETT LARIMER:
Paul Everett Larimer was reared on a farm in Lucas Co, Iowa. He married Marie Alvina Turgeon on January
21, 1935 at Valentine, Nebraska.
At the time of his only child's birth later that year, he was working as a truck driver out of Valentine. This
was in the midst of the Great Depression.
By 1941 when the US declared war on Japan, they had returned to Lucas Co, Iowa where Paul engaged in
farming with his father. He found this frustrating, though, as the tractor was gaining widespread use but his father
clung to the practice of farming with horses.
Paul and his wife were acquainted with a couple who were maid and butler for a Jewish doctor in the Chicago
suburb of Blue Island, Illinois. This couple was returning to Iowa so Paul and Alvina took this opportunity to
leave the farm and went to Blue Island and began working for the doctor's family. Their son began third grade
there so this occurred in 1942 or 1943. They had quarters in the doctor's home. They found the city unsuitable to
rearing their child so, in fourth grade he was sent to Burke, South Dakota to live with his mother's mother (Mary
Dolezal-Turgeon) and her children.
By about 1949 they relocated again. This time to a ranch in the south central area of South Dakota on the
Rosebud Indian Reservation some distance from Mission, South Dakota and several miles north of Valentine.
Nebraska. His wife being of descent of the Sioux nation, her family had land holdings from the government in
that area. They built a comfortable home with outbuildings, well, water storage, etc. and ranched in this location
for a few years.
Finally, Paul moved his wife to Cedaredge, a small town on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in
Delta Co., Colorado. There they owned and operated a beer parlor until his death in 1963.
Paul had been a heavy smoker much of his life. His son has stated that he had a severe smokers cough. His
death was from heart problems.

More About PAUL EVERETT LARIMER:


Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Iowa2293
Social Security Number: 482-12-30502293
Son of: George Larimer and Laura Sellers

More About PAUL LARIMER and ALVINA TURGEON:


Marriage: January 21, 1935, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska

Child of ALVINA TURGEON and PAUL LARIMER is:


i. ROBERT5 LARIMER2294.

93. ROSALIE LORRAINE4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2294,2295
was born May 10, 1916 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2296,2297,2298,2299, and died October 24, 1993 in
Northridge, Los Angeles County, California2300. She married ARTHUR JAMES WILSON2301,2302 July 01, 1936 in
Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska. He was born April 17, 1915 in Verdel, Knox County, Nebraska2303, and
died November 06, 1981 in Placerville, El Dorado County, California 2303,2304.

More About ROSALIE LORRAINE TURGEON:


Burial: October 29, 1993, San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2305
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1975, California2306
Social Security Number: 567-35-39642306

Notes for ARTHUR JAMES WILSON:


From: "Mountain Democrat-Times," Wednesday, 11 November 1981, page A4.

Rosary was recited Saturday for Arthur J. Wilson Jr., 66, of Somerset at Chapel of the Pines, with Father
Michael Downey officiating. Interment was at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando.
Mr. Wilson died Nov. 6 at a local hospital. He was born in Nebraska and lived 39 years in California, the
past two years in El Dorado County.

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He was a meat cutter.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Rosalie Wilson of Somerset; son Gary Wilson and daughter Pamela
Wright, both of North Hollywood; sisters VeNona Galer of Arizona and Vera Wuntz of Nebraska; and three
grandchildren.

More About ARTHUR JAMES WILSON:


Burial: San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California2307
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan2308
Social Security Number: 365-10-05132308
Son of: Arthur James Wilson and Christina Clausen

More About ARTHUR WILSON and ROSALIE TURGEON:


Marriage: July 01, 1936, Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska

Children of ROSALIE TURGEON and ARTHUR WILSON are:


i. GARY5 WILSON2309.
ii. PAMELA MARIE WILSON2309, b. June 05, 1951, Los Angeles County, California; m. UNKNOWN WRIGHT.

94. ELIZABETH MARJORIE "BETTY"4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2310,2311 was born January 25, 1918 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2312,2313,2314,2315, and died
September 19, 1998 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2316. She married ROGER EASTLUND2317 February
15, 1953 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota. He was born April 09, 1916 in Lucas, Gregory County, South
Dakota2318, and died December 30, 1985 in Lucas, Gregory County, South Dakota2318.

More About ELIZABETH MARJORIE "BETTY" TURGEON:


Burial: September 24, 1998, Graceland Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2319
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2320
Social Security Number: 504-20-30492320

More About ROGER EASTLUND:


Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2320
Social Security Number: 504-03-28512320
Son of: William J. Eastlund and Grace Metzinger2321

More About ROGER EASTLUND and ELIZABETH TURGEON:


Marriage: February 15, 1953, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

Children of ELIZABETH TURGEON and ROGER EASTLUND are:


i. RITA5 EASTLUND2322, b. December 08, 1954, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. December 09, 1954,
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2322.

More About RITA EASTLUND:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

ii. MARY EASTLUND2322, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. MICHAEL OSTGREN.

Notes for MARY EASTLUND:


Mary was living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2001.

iii. JAMES EASTLUND2322.


iv. JOHN EASTLUND2322.

95. GEORGE JOHN4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2323,2324 was
born May 01, 1920 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2325,2326,2327, and died September 07, 1964 in
Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California2328. He married OLIVE IRENE JOHNSON2329 June 30, 1948 in

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Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2330. She was born December 25, 1928 in Burke, Gregory County, South
Dakota2330.

More About GEORGE JOHN TURGEON:


Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Military service: Bet. October 1941 - October 1945, World War II
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2331

More About OLIVE IRENE JOHNSON:


Date born 2: 19292332
Daughter of: Charles Johnson and Olive Mary Fish2332

More About GEORGE TURGEON and OLIVE JOHNSON:


Marriage: June 30, 1948, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 2333
Married by: W. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest2333

Children of GEORGE TURGEON and OLIVE JOHNSON are:


i. DENNIS JOSEPH5 TURGEON2334, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. MICHELE MARIE
MOREHOUSE.
ii. JANICE IRENE TURGEON2334, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. BYRON WAYNE HINES.
iii. BARBARA ANN TURGEON2334, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. EDWARD SANDGREN.
iv. DEBORAH JEAN TURGEON2334, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. (1) DANNY DRALE; m. (2)
PATRICK NORMAN FLANEGIN; m. (3) MICHAEL RAY CARROLL.
v. VICKI LYNN TURGEON2334, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota; m. JEFFREY ALLEN FOSTER.

96. BENEDICT ANTHONY "BEN"4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2335,2336 was born February 15, 1922 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2337,2338, and died May 17,
2006 in Gregory Community Hospital, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota. He married BERNICE LILA
HERMAN2339 June 12, 1951 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota. She was born February 16, 1928 2340.

Notes for BENEDICT ANTHONY "BEN" TURGEON:


Obituary

Benedict Anthony Turgeon was born February 12, 1922 at Burke, South Dakota to Abe and Marie (Dolezal)
Turgeon. He died May 17, 2006 at the Gregory Community Hospital in Gregory, South Dakota at the age of 84
years. Benedict "Ben" attended grade school in Todd County, South Dakota and graduated from Mission, South
Dakota. After graduation he entered the United States Navy. He met and married Bernice Herman in Pierre, South
Dakota. Together they lived in Burke, South Dakota, Valentine, Nebraska and Butte, Nebraska. Ben served on the
destroyer escort USS Bristol during World War II. After his service, along with George and Bob Turgeon, they
ran Turgeon Brothers Garage in Burke. Ben loved to fly the plane that he put together from a kit. He and Bernice
spent many hours flying until Ben decided to wing it out. After that dare devil stunt, Bernice would not fly
anymore. He continued to fly until the children began to come along. Ben was preceded in death by his parents;
his brothers: infant Herbert, George and Robert; his sisters: Alvina, Romona, Rosalie and Betty; sister-in-law,
Cleon Pepper and husband Dwayne; brother-in-law, Lloyd Herman; his nephews: Kevin James and Mike
Turgeon; great-niece, Rebecca A. Hubbard and niece Rita Eastlund. Ben is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Bernice of Butte, NE; sons: Thomas and wife Beverly of Omaha, NE; Steven and Brent of Long Pine, NE; his
grandchildren: Christopher S. Turgeon, Christopher W. Dougherty, MaryEllen Turgeon; Harley S.L. Turgeon; his
brothers: Don and wife Shirley of Wichita, KS; Clair and wife Shirley of Winner, SD; and his sister-in-law Irene
and husband Pat Pine of Torrance, CA. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 10:00 AM
at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Butte. Inurnment will be in the Graceland Cemetery of Burke. There will
be a rosary on Friday at 7:00 PM at the Church.

More About BENEDICT ANTHONY "BEN" TURGEON:


Burial: May 20, 2006, Graceland Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Military service: World War II
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2341

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More About BERNICE LILA HERMAN:
Daughter of: Lester Edward Herman and Lela Davis2342

More About BENEDICT TURGEON and BERNICE HERMAN:


Marriage: June 12, 1951, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota

Children of BENEDICT TURGEON and BERNICE HERMAN are:


i. THOMAS E. "TOM"5 TURGEON2342, b. 1952; m. BEVERLY.
ii. STEVEN TURGEON2342.
iii. BRENT ABRAHAM TURGEON2342, b. Mission, Todd County, South Dakota.

97. DONALD WILLIAM "DON"4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2343,2344 was born June 08, 1926 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2345,2346,2347, and died Aft.
September 17, 2000. He married M ARJORIE CONNELL2348 June 22, 1948 in Burke, Gregory County, South
Dakota2349. She was born January 25, 1925 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2349, and died February 24,
2003.

More About DONALD WILLIAM "DON" TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2350

More About MARJORIE CONNELL:


Burial: St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Daughter of: James Connell and Ida Madole

More About DONALD TURGEON and MARJORIE CONNELL:


Marriage: June 22, 1948, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 2351
Married by: W. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest2351

Children of DONALD TURGEON and MARJORIE CONNELL are:


i. JANE5 TURGEON2352.
ii. JEFFREY TURGEON2352.
iii. DAVID TURGEON2352.
iv. DANIEL C. "DAN" TURGEON2352, b. May 01, 1962; m. S ANDRA L. "SANDY"; b. September 15, 1962.

98. CLAIR LAWRENCE4 TURGEON (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2352,2353
was born August 09, 1929 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2354,2355,2356, and died Aft. September 17,
2000. He married SHIRLEY MCKENZIE2357 October 03, 1949 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 2358. She
was born 19312358, and died Aft. September 17, 2000.

More About CLAIR LAWRENCE TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 6A
Residence: 1930, Jefferson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2359

More About CLAIR TURGEON and SHIRLEY MCKENZIE:


Marriage: October 03, 1949, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 2360
Married by: W. J. Connaughton, Catholic Priest2360

Children of CLAIR TURGEON and SHIRLEY MCKENZIE are:


i. CAROL5 TURGEON2361, m. JAMES KREBS, South Dakota.

More About JAMES KREBS and CAROL TURGEON:


Marriage: South Dakota

ii. DOUGLAS TURGEON2361.


iii. EDWARD CLINTON TURGEON2361,2362, b. October 20, 1959.

Notes for EDWARD CLINTON TURGEON:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Wednesday, 4 July 1984, page 12.

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A son, Edward Clinton, born to Mr. and Mrs. Clair Turgeon, Oct. 20, 1959, wt. 7lbs.

iv. LARRY TURGEON2363.


v. NANCY TURGEON2363.
vi. RICHARD TURGEON2363.
vii. SANDRA TURGEON2363, m. HUBBARD.
viii. DAVID TURGEON2363.
ix. KEVIN JAMES TURGEON, b. December 15, 1963; d. December 15, 1963.

More About KEVIN JAMES TURGEON:


Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota

99. CATHERINE MARGARET4 DAVID (NETTIE E.3 PETE, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2364,2365 was
born September 03, 1921 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2366. She married KENNETH OLSON. He was
born in Zimmerman, Minnesota.

More About CATHERINE MARGARET DAVID:


Census: 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, page 33B
Residence: 1930, 2107 Mayview Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California2366

Children of CATHERINE DAVID and KENNETH OLSON are:


i. KATHLEEN5 OLSON, m. MICHAEL P. WALSH.
ii. CLAIRE OLSON, m. EUGENE T. BATES.
iii. JAN OLSON, m. TRACY SCISSONS.

100. LUCILLE4 LANGDEAU (JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2367 was born 1917 in Lower Brule
Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2368,2369,2370, and died 1962 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation,
Lyman County, South Dakota. She married FLOYD WILBUR THOMPSON2371 April 25, 1936 in Pierre, Hughes
County, South Dakota2372. He was born 1911 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota2372, and died November 15, 1975 in South Dakota.

More About LUCILLE LANGDEAU:


Census: 1920, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota, page 12B
Census 2: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2373

More About FLOYD WILBUR THOMPSON:


Son of: Harry Thompson and Mammie DeSmet

More About FLOYD THOMPSON and LUCILLE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: April 25, 1936, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota 2374
Married by: F. G. Allen, Justice of the Peace2374

Children of LUCILLE LANGDEAU and FLOYD THOMPSON are:


i. ALVIN FAY5 THOMPSON, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; m. LINDA JO
THOMPSON; b. Ft. Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota.

More About LINDA JO THOMPSON:


Daughter of: Joseph Wayne Thompson and Helen Mae Robson

ii. ARLENE THOMPSON.


iii. JEAN IVA THOMPSON.
iv. ELLA ELAINE THOMPSON.

101. DOROTHY B.4 LANGDEAU (JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2375 was born November 24, 1921
in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2376,2377,2378,2379, and died March 07, 2007 in
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota2380,2381. She married (1) DAVID JONES2382. She married (2) LEO
B. "TETE" JANDREAU2383 September 20, 1944 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota2384. He was born October

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10, 1918 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2384,2385,2386, and died July 10, 1988 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2387.

Notes for DOROTHY B. LANGDEAU:


From: "The Daily Republic," 10 March 2007.

Dorothy B. Langdeau-Jones, 85, Lower Brule, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Sanford Healthcare,
Sioux Falls.

More About DOROTHY B. LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Iowa2387
Social Security Number: 485-32-1042 2387
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2388

Notes for LEO B. "TETE" JANDREAU:


From: "Early Settlers in Lyman County", published 1974 by the Lyman County Historical Society, Presho,
South Dakota, pages 199 & 200.

JANDREAU, GERTRUDE

I, Gertrude Jandreau, was born May 4, 1893, near Dunlap, Iowa. My mother was born in Washington
County, Texas in 1848. My father was born at Ft. Thompson in a tent in 1849. We moved to South Dakota when
I was 18 months old, we came by train to Springfield, South Dakota and came by team to Avon, South Dakota,
where we made our home.
I had one sister and one brother, Lee St. Pierre, he passed away in 1963 at Gregory, South Dakota.
My father helped survey the Charles Mix County and helped locate a lot of people
on their claims. My mother died in 1889 and is buried in Ft. Thompson and my father died in 1925 and is buried
in Presho.
I was married in Douglas County in 1903 to Lawrence Jandreau, and he passed away in 1958. He is also
buried in Presho.
We came to Lyman County in 1915 and to Lower Brule. I worked at the Indian boarding school until it
closed.
Lawrence worked for the government taking care of tribal cattle, he later worked for the government on
predatory pest control from 1924 to 1929, with poison, traps, and rifle. The prairie dog extermination received
considerable attention. He never did bag a gray wolf. Our allotments were both in Charles Mix County. He was
well acquainted with the Sully and Drapeau families. My mother-in-law's brother is Percy Archambeau's father
and has been council member for years on Greenwood Reservation.
My oldest daughter is Mildred, and she lives in Washington, my second child was Ruby and passed away at
3, my son, Faye, passed away when he was 16 years old. Larry was born in 1912 and was killed in a hay baler
accident. Leo was born in 1918 and lives at Lower Brule. We moved from Lower Brule to Cedar Creek, north of
Presho. We lived there 20 years, raising cattle and horses. There was an anthrax epidemic when we lived at
Cedar Creek and a lot of cattle were lost. Our neighbors at Cedar Creek were Amaniel Mortenson, Joe Two
Hawks, Big Heart, Driving Hawk, Eagle Star, Good Face, P. L. LaRoche, Fallis, Smalls, Long Fox and High
Elks. We later moved west of Lower Brule and then moved to Lower Brule and I make my home with my
granddaughter, Kay Gourneau. I have 15 grandchildren and 24 great grand children. My son, Larry, had 9
children and I raised them and altogether I raised 17 children. Larry was in the Navy in World War II. I was 91
years old last May. I went to Indiana to School and also to Bon Homme Day school.
I know Bob Barker's grandparents and his aunt named Larochelle, they lived in Charles Mix County.

More About LEO B. "TETE" JANDREAU:


Died 2: July 07, 1988, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Burial: July 10, 1988, Presho Holy Angels Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2389
Social Security Number: 504-14-61352389
Son of: Lawrence Jandreau and Gertrude St. Pierre 2390

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More About LEO JANDREAU and DOROTHY LANGDEAU:
Marriage: September 20, 1944, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota 2391
Married by: Niels P. Jensen, Justice of the Peace 2391

Children of DOROTHY LANGDEAU and LEO JANDREAU are:


195. i. JERAULD5 JANDREAU, b. October 23, 1941, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota;
d. December 18, 1974, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
196. ii. MICHAEL L. JANDREAU, b. October 01, 1943, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota.

102. VIOLET M.4 LANGDEAU (JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2392 was born October 07, 1924 in
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2393. She married (1) B ERNARD GLASFORD2394.
She married (2) VERNON REKOW2394. She married (3) RICHARD LAROCHE.

More About VIOLET M. LANGDEAU:


Census: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2395

Child of VIOLET LANGDEAU and BERNARD GLASFORD is:


i. SHARON5 GLASFORD, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; m. BROWN; b.
South Dakota.

Child of VIOLET LANGDEAU and RICHARD LAROCHE is:


ii. DELORES5 LAROCHE, m. MIKE RILEY.

103. ORVILLE CLIFFORD4 LANGDEAU (JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2396,2397 was born August 10,
1926 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2398,2399,2400,2401, and died February 04,
2002 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2402,2403. He married (1) V ELMA IRENE
AUGUSTINE2404 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. She was born October 21,
1936 in South Dakota2405, and died May 13, 1995 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota2405. He married (2) RUTH A. LAROCHE.

Notes for ORVILLE CLIFFORD LANGDEAU:


From: "The Chamberlain Register," obituary, thursday, 7 February 2002.

Aug. 10, 1926-Feb. 4, 2002.

Orville Langdeau Sr., 75, Lower Brule, died, Monday, Feb. 4, 2001 at his home in Lower Brule. Funeral
services will be Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lower Brule. Burial will be at St.
Mary's Catholic Cemetery. There will be a two day wake which starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Lower Brule with Rosaries at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Orville Langdeau, Sr. was born at Iron Nation, S.D. on Aug. 10, 1926 in a tent to Lottie and Joseph
Langdeau Sr. He attended Stephan Indian School.
Orville joined the Army at age 17 in December 1945 until January 1946. He served as Staff Sergeant and
Military Escort. Orville also served the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe as Council Member, Vice-Chairman, and
Chairman.
Orville is survived by Orville Langdeau, Jr., Joseph Langdeau, Stuart Langdeau, Steven Langdeau and Darla
Langdeau all of Lower Brule; Loye Lee Whitcomb, Griswold, Conn; and Diana Langdeau, Bagley, Minn., and 14
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Orville is preceded in death by his wife Velma Irene Langdeau, his parents, Lottie and Joseph Langdeau, Sr.,
two brothers and four sisters.
Isburg-Hofmeister Chapels, Inc., Pierre, is in charge of the arrangements.
________________________________________________________________________

Orville was married when he joined the Army in 1945. Velma was too young, so he must have had a
previous marriage.

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More About ORVILLE CLIFFORD LANGDEAU:
Burial: February 08, 2002, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South
Dakota2406
Census: 1930, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, page 6B
Graduation: Stephan Indian School2406
Military service: Bet. December 27, 1945 - December 01, 1947, Staff Sergeant, World War II, Army 2407,2408
Occupation: December 27, 1945, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1971, Owns and operates Langdeau's Store2408
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2409
Social Security Number: 504-16-99692409
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2410

More About VELMA IRENE AUGUSTINE:


Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1961, South Dakota2411
Social Security Number: 503-52-84522411

More About ORVILLE LANGDEAU and VELMA AUGUSTINE:


Marriage: Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota

Children of ORVILLE LANGDEAU and VELMA AUGUSTINE are:


197. i. DIANA5 LANGDEAU.
ii. ORVILLE CLIFFORD "RED" LANGDEAU2412,2413, b. 1955, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota.

Notes for ORVILLE CLIFFORD "RED" LANGDEAU:


Elders Jailed, Casino Opened.

When Lower Brule Reservation Tribal Chairman Michael Jandreau ordered the elders out of their community
center so he could begin remodeling the building that was used as an elderly nutrition site and other
community services into the Golden Buffalo Casino, the elders dug in. They circulated a petition to gather
signatures protesting the tribal council's action and organized a vigil to occupy the building twenty-four hours
a day to keep the construction crews from entering. Their plan was disrupted on December 13 when the
community center was surrounded by tribal police in the early hours of the morning. The police hooked a
chain to one of their cars, pulled the locked door off and arrested six elders and several other tribal members
for occupying their own recreational center. Fourteen people were arrested and released the following day.
Charges were made ranging from disobedience to falsifying signatures on a petition.
Not only were these people protesting the loss of their community center to a gambling casino, they were also
protesting the impact that a casino selling liquor that operated 24 hours would have on the reservation. Both
the elementary school and the High School are in the same building complex at the community center.
On January 13 when the elders were ordered to present their case before the Tribal Judge, teh judge was not
present and the charges were dropped. Ellen Wright, one of the elders who was arrested, lost her job as the
nutrition director for the tribe. Meanwhile, the community center was surrounded by BIA police as
construction crews remodeled the building. The Golden Buffalo Casino, complete with more than 100 slot
machines, and blackjack and poker tables, opened its doors on February 29. Orville "Red" Langdeau, a
member of the Lower Brule tribal council, said the casino would provide more than 100 jobs to an area with
painfully high unemployment.
"You wouldn't believe the excitement down here," Langdeau said.
Garfield Grassrope, a Lakota Elder who helped to organize the protest, looks at it differently and states it is
just another "genocidal move on the U. S. side." He believes the BIA elders works right along with the U. S.
Government and does not represent the needs of the people and the community.
Grassrope said only the tribal council and their families are excited. The majority of the community is
opposed to the casino. He is also concerned that they used the symbol of the buffalo, a sacred animal in
Lakota spirituality, as a name for the casino. "This casino is against our spiritual ways. We will continue to
fight," Grassrope said. "We keep praying. Through ceremony, spirit told us something will happen to these
people. They said it is too early to tell us what it is. I feel bad for those guys. Something is going to happen.
This whole system is corrupt."
The late Two Crows stated on an interview of the KPFK's American Indian Airwaves in Los Angeles that the
interest of the BIA or financial speculators is not the same interest as for the Indian people. According to
Two Crows, what happened in Lower Brule is a prime example of why the Lakota Nation separated from the
United States Government last July.

iii. DARLA LANGDEAU2414, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

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iv. JOSEPH GUY LANGDEAU2414, b. October 05, 1958, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
v. STUART PAUL LANGDEAU2414, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.
vi. STEVEN ANTHONY LANGDEAU2414, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Child of ORVILLE LANGDEAU and RUTH LAROCHE is:


198. vii. LOYE LEE5 LANGDEAU.

104. ROSE RITA4 LANGDEAU (JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2415 was born 1930 in Lower Brule
Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2415. She married THEODORE MCCAULEY. He was born
November 29, 1912 in Nebraska2416, and died July 15, 1977 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County,
South Dakota2416.

Notes for ROSE RITA LANGDEAU:


Rose was a tribal judge for 9 1/2 years.

More About T HEODORE MCCAULEY:


Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 2416
Social Security Number: 505-16-58972416

Child of ROSE LANGDEAU and THEODORE MCCAULEY is:


i. JIM5 MCCAULEY, b. Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; m. JODY SCHMIDT; b.
Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Notes for JIM MCCAULEY:


Pierre - Lower Brule Rural Water Supply System has been awarded the 2000 Rural Water System of the Year
award by South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems (SDARWS). Lower Brule RWSS Director Jim
McCauley accepted their award during SDARWS recent 26th Annual Technical Conference in Pierre, January
9-11, 2001.

105. MARY ESTELLA4 LANGDEAU (JAMES PETER3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1) was born August 30, 19212417,2418, and
died December 31, 2003 in Wagner, Charles Mix County, South Dakota2418. She married (1) T ED FARR. She
married (2) BILL LAYH. He was born November 13, 1905, and died July 30, 1989.

More About MARY ESTELLA LANGDEAU:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Wyoming2418
Social Security Number: 520-34-6100 2418
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2419

More About BILL LAYH:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota

Children of MARY LANGDEAU and TED FARR are:


i. JACK5 FARR.
ii. JOANNE FARR.

106. CLARENCE HENRY4 LANGDEAU (JAMES PETER3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2420 was born June 20, 1926 in
Hamill, Gregory County, South Dakota2421,2422,2423,2424, and died May 10, 2003 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha
County, South Dakota2425,2426. He married (1) I LEEN A. "ILLA" SMITH February 23, 1949 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota2427. She was born 19322427. He married (2) I RENE D. WILSON March 26, 1984 in Sisseton,
Roberts County, South Dakota2428.

Notes for CLARENCE HENRY LANGDEAU:


From: "Watertown Public Opinion," Wednesday, 14 May 2003, page 17.

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Clarence H. Langdeaux, 76, Watertown, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, in a Sioux Falls hospital.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Crawford Funeral Chapel at Watertown with the Rev.
Greg Berkey officiating. Music will be provided by Eloise Falk, organist and his children.
Burial will be in the Hope Lutheran Cemetery at Summit. Honorary pallbearers will be Wal-Mart
Associates. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Bachmann, Scott Starcevich, Donald Ulbricht, Brian Wilson, Johnny
Lee Wohlleber, Paul Lawrence, George Langdeaux, Jerry Langdeaux and Glenn Wilson.
Visitation will be in the Crawford Funeral Chapel at Watertown today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. and
Thursday preceding services at the funeral chapel. The family is asked to meet at the funeral chapel Thursday at
1 p.m., to attend the service.
He was born June 20, 1926, to James and Lucy (Blackbird) Langdeaux in Hamill. He was a World War
II/Korean War Veteran and he received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart.
He married Irene D. Wilson March 26, 1984, in Sisseton. They resided in Summit until moving to
Watertown in 1989. He had recently completed his 12th year as a greeter for Wal-Mart. He was a faithful and
dedicated employee of Wal-Mart and he worked up until illness made it impossible for him to fulfill his duties.
He enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and the Nebraska Cornhusker's football. He loved his
grandchildren and enjoyed birds, cats and nature.
Survivors include his wife, Irene of Watertown; three children from his first marriage. Caroline and her
husband Kenneth Hatzenbuhler and Susan and her husband Donald Eisenbraun, all of Rapid City and Dennis and
his wife Sharon Langdeaux of Mesa, Ariz.; his stepchildren, Dawn Wilson of Lincoln, Neb., Joann and her
husband Jeff Bachmann of Gillette, Wyo., Glenn and his wife Bonita Wilson of Sisseton, Audrey and her husband
Paul Lawrence of Brookings, Brenda Wilson, Diana and her husband Scott Starcevich of Palatine, Ill., Yvonne
and her husband Donald Ulbricht of Schweinfurt, Germany, Valerie Wilson of Palatine and Brian Wilson of
Brookings; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Francis and his wife Lou Langdeaux of
Ruthven, Iowa and Melvin and his wife Jackie Langdeaux of May City, Iowa and one sister, Marie Layh of
Wagner.

More About CLARENCE HENRY LANGDEAU:


Burial: May 15, 2003, Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Summit, Roberts County, South Dakota2428
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Military service: December 02, 1945, World War II, Private First Class, U. S. Army Air Corps, Korean War 2428
Occupation: December 02, 1945, Farmer
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2429
Social Security Number: 504-20-71462429
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2430

More About CLARENCE LANGDEAU and ILEEN SMITH:


Marriage: February 23, 1949, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2431
Married by: Ernest Schoenrogge, Justice of the Peace 2431

More About CLARENCE LANGDEAU and IRENE WILSON:


Marriage: March 26, 1984, Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota 2432

Children of CLARENCE LANGDEAU and ILEEN SMITH are:


i. CAROLINE5 LANGDEAU, m. KENNETH HATZENBUHLER.
ii. SUSAN LANGDEAU, m. DONALD EISENBRAUN.
iii. DENNIS LANGDEAU, m. SHARON.

107. HOWARD EMMETT4 LANGDEAU (JAMES PETER3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1) was born February 06, 19272433, and
died 1985. He married DELORES IRENE. She was born 1930, and died 1969.

More About HOWARD EMMETT LANGDEAU:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2433

More About DELORES IRENE:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota

Children of HOWARD LANGDEAU and DELORES IRENE are:

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i. GEORGE5 LANGDEAU.
ii. IRENE DELORES LANGDEAU2434, b. October 07, 19602434.

Notes for IRENE DELORES LANGDEAU:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Wednesday, 3 July 1985, page 12.

A daughter, Irene Delores, born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Langdeaux, Oct. 7, 1960, wt. 7 lbs. 1 1/2 ozs.

108. EARL F.4 LANGDEAU (JAMES PETER3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1) was born 19292435, and died 1956.

More About EARL F. LANGDEAU:


Burial: St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Sully Township, Tripp County, South Dakota, page 2B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2435

Child of EARL F. LANGDEAU is:


i. SHERRY5 LANGDEAU.

109. FRANK MULLEN4 DION (JOHN J.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2436 was born May 10, 1910 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2437,2438,2439,2440,2441,2442 , and died February 03, 1976 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota2443. He married LUCILLE M. STEVICKS2444 September 17, 1938 in Burke, Gregory County,
South Dakota2445. She was born 1919 in South Dakota2445,2446,2447.

More About FRANK MULLEN DION:


Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1910, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2A
Census 2: 1920, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 3: 1930, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Occupation: 1930, Farm Laborer 2448
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1955, South Dakota2449
Social Security Number: 504-38-22652449
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2450

More About LUCILLE M. STEVICKS:


Census: 1930, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1A
Daughter of: Charles H. Stevicks and Nora Ellen Harris2451,2452

More About FRANK DION and LUCILLE STEVICKS:


Marriage: September 17, 1938, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota 2453
Married by: Rev. Albert B. Grueter, S. J., Catholic Priest 2453

Children of FRANK DION and LUCILLE STEVICKS are:


199. i. BETTY M.5 DION, b. 1940.
200. ii. MARY DION, b. Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.
iii. DOUGLAS DION2454.
iv. DONALD DION2454.
v. DEAN DION2454.

110. JOHN "JACK"4 DION (JOHN J.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2454 was born November 20, 1919 in
Mullen, Gregory County, South Dakota2454. He married BERNIECE E. PINKEY2454. She was born February 25,
19182455, and died August 20, 1993 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California2455.

More About JOHN "JACK" DION:


Date born 2: 1918, South Dakota2456,2457
Census: 1920, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Scissons Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Sioux2457

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More About BERNIECE E. PINKEY:
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Colorado 2458
Social Security Number: 521-18-32592458

Children of JOHN DION and BERNIECE PINKEY are:


i. JANICE5 DION2459.
ii. LARRY DION2459.
iii. RONALD DION2459.

111. ROBERT GERALD "BUD"4 COPPS (ELLA A.3 DION, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2460,2461 was born
July 13, 1925 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2462,2463,2464,2465, and died January 08, 2004 in Ogden,
Weber County, Utah2466,2467,2468. He married (1) M AXINE L. JOHNSON. He married (2) R UBY MAE TAYLOR
December 10, 19652469.

Notes for ROBERT GERALD "BUD" COPPS:


From: "Salt Lake Tribune," Salt Lake City, UT, 11 January 2004.

Robert G. "Bud" Copps 7/13/25 ~1/8/04


Bud passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with
cancer. He was born on July 13, 1925 in Burke, South Dakota to Patrick and Ella (Dion) Copps. Bud proudly
served in three branches of the military and was honorably discharged from each including: US Coast Guard, US
Navy, and US Marine Corps. He married Maxine L. Johnson, they had five children together. They were later
divorced. Bud married Ruby Mae Taylor on December 10, 1965. They have been together for over 38 years and
joined their families of ten children. Bud is survived by his wife, Ruby M. Copps, by one sister, Patricia Copps of
Walnut Creek, CA; by eight children, Richard (Paula) Copps of Roy, Ut; Jeri (Dean) Burgess of Roy, Ut; Janis
(Lynn) Christopherson of North Ogden, Ut; Judy (Morten) Libekk of Riverdale, Ut; Sandy (Bill) Worrall of
Anchorage, Ak; Dennis (Sheri) Taylor of Tooele, Ut; Marvin (Jan) Taylor of Washington Terrace, Ut; Pam
Hymas of Wendover, NV; and by daughter in law, Norma Copps Peters of Roy, Ut. He also has 29 grandchildren
and 34 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents, sister, Luella Marie "Sister Ellen Patrice"
Copps, his son, Robert J. "Robbie" Copps, his daughter, Roylene Alexander, and mother in law, Allegra Veraldi.
Bud will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
help cover medical expenses, in the name of Robert G. Copps at any Golden West Credit Union. Services will be
held at Leavitt's Mortuary 836 36th Street Ogden, Utah 84403 on January 13, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will
take place on Monday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be in the Leavitt's
Aultorest Memorial Park. Send condolences to family at leavittsmortuary.com.
_______________________________________________________

From: "Standard-Examiner," Ogden, UT, 12 January 2004.

July 13, 1925-January 8, 2004 OGDEN - Bud passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and
friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 13, 1925 in Burke, South Dakota to Patrick
and Ella (Dion) Copps.

More About ROBERT GERALD "BUD" COPPS:


Burial: January 13, 2004, Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah 2469
Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 5B
Residence: 1930, 817 Fourth Street, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2470
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2471
Social Security Number: 504-07-3391 2471

More About ROBERT COPPS and RUBY TAYLOR:


Marriage: December 10, 1965 2472

Children of ROBERT COPPS and MAXINE JOHNSON are:


i. RICHARD5 COPPS, m. PAULA.
ii. ROBERT J. "ROBBIE" COPPS, m. NORMA ARCIAGA MOON, June 15, 1974, Elko, Elko County, Nevada.

More About ROBERT COPPS and NORMA MOON:

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Marriage: June 15, 1974, Elko, Elko County, Nevada

112. SUZANNE W. "SUSIE"4 DION (WILLIAM JACOB3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born September
18, 1913 in South Dakota2473,2474,2475, and died September 16, 2001 in Arcadia, Los Angeles County,
California2475. She married (1) LOU PRIORE. She married (2) UNKNOWN EDZARDS.

More About SUZANNE W. "SUSIE" DION:


Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 2: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2476
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2477
Social Security Number: 503-14-5744 2477

Child of SUZANNE DION and LOU PRIORE is:


i. DIANE5 PRIORI, b. Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota; m. UNKNOWN SOMMERS.

Notes for DIANE PRIORI:


As of August 2001, Diane was living in Los Angeles, California.

113. ANNE ADELLE4 DION (WILLIAM JACOB3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born September 04,
1920 in South Dakota2478,2479, and died November 04, 1987 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 2479. She
married ROBERT LEE BURNEY.

More About ANNE ADELLE DION:


Census: 1930, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, page 13A
Residence: 1930, 218 Boston Avenue, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2480
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2481
Social Security Number: 503-10-9989 2481

Children of ANNE DION and ROBERT BURNEY are:


i. ANNE DION5 BURNEY, b. July 21, 1947, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. TERRI G. BURNEY, b. October 27, 1949; m. D AVID S. BISETT, November 29, 1986, Hays County, Texas; b.
1952.

More About DAVID BISETT and TERRI BURNEY:


Marriage: November 29, 1986, Hays County, Texas

114. MILDRED MARIE4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born April 30, 1920 2482,
and died Aft. December 21, 1986. She married H ARLAN FRANZ GILLIS2483 May 01, 1939 in Rapid City,
Pennington County, South Dakota2484. He was born March 18, 1918 in South Dakota 2485,2486, and died December
21, 1986 in Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida2487,2488.

Notes for HARLAN FRANZ GILLIS:


From: "The Miami Herald," Tuesday, 23 December 1986, page 3B.

GILLIS
HARLAN F., 68, passed away Dec. 21, 1986, at a local hospital. He was a retired Navy officer, having
served in WW II, Bay of Pigs & Korea. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Gillis; 9 beloved children; 15
grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 10 AM.

More About HARLAN FRANZ GILLIS:


Burial: December 23, 19862488
Military service: February 22, 1944, U. S. Navy, World War II, Korean War 2488
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2489
Social Security Number: 503-14-52762489
Son of: Edward J. Gillis and Evelyn

More About HARLAN GILLIS and MILDRED DION:

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Marriage: May 01, 1939, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2490
Married by: Fred C. McCain, Justice of the Peace 2490

Children of MILDRED DION and HARLAN GILLIS are:


201. i. DEANNA JEAN5 GILLIS, b. February 12, 1939, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado.
ii. GERALD PATICK GILLIS, b. June 02, 1940, Sturgis, South Dakota; m. P ATRICIA GALE THACKER.
iii. DAVID GLENN GILLIS, b. July 29, 1941, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; m. B OBBI JEAN LOONEY, August 09, 1962.

More About DAVID GILLIS and BOBBI LOONEY:


Marriage: August 09, 1962

iv. EDWARD PAUL GILLIS, b. December 11, 1943, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
v. JAMES THOMAS GILLIS, b. November 12, 1945, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. VIRGINIA LOUISE
MCFARLAND, May 28, 1965.

More About JAMES GILLIS and VIRGINIA MCFARLAND:


Marriage: May 28, 1965

vi. PATRICK DENNIS GILLIS, b. March 15, 1947, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
vii. BARBARA LOUISE GILLIS, b. August 10, 1948, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. BRUCE MELVIN CONKEY,
November 28, 1967.

More About BRUCE CONKEY and BARBARA GILLIS:


Marriage: November 28, 1967

viii. DARLENE JOAN GILLIS, b. November 08, 1949, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. (1) JOE STRICKLAND; m.
(2) PETER CARL CAPO, June 26, 1982.

More About PETER CAPO and DARLENE GILLIS:


Marriage: June 26, 1982

ix. COLLEEN MILDRED GILLIS, b. February 28, 1950, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. JAMES NIXON
WELLONS, September 1973.

More About JAMES WELLONS and COLLEEN GILLIS:


Marriage: September 1973

115. FLORENCE ANN4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born July 26, 1921, and
died Aft. February 22, 1995. She met (1) H ENRY KRAWCZK. She married (2) T HEODORE GUSTAV BUEHRING
July 23, 1950.

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Marriage: July 23, 1950

Child of FLORENCE DION and HENRY KRAWCZK is:


i. MELODY LYNN5 DION2491, b. February 18, 1946, San Francisco, California; d. February 20, 1995,
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 2491.

Notes for MELODY LYNN DION:


From: "Minneapolis Star Tribune," Wednesday, 22 February 1995, page 6B.

DIONE
Melody L., age 49, of Mpls. Survived by mother, Florence Buehring; sister, Debra Buehring. Memorial
service Thursday, 10 a.m., Kapala-Glodek Northeast Chapel, 13th Ave & 3rd St NE. Visitation Thursday 9
a.m. Memorials preferred.
Kapala-Glodek Northeast Chapel, 378-1331

More About MELODY LYNN DION:


Cause of Death: Leukemia

Child of FLORENCE DION and THEODORE BUEHRING is:


ii. DEBORAH JEAN5 BUEHRING, b. March 31, 1951, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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116. PAULINE MARY4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born August 13, 1923 in
Todd County, South Dakota, and died Aft. January 22, 1994. She married A RTHUR HAROLD SANDQUIST2492
February 04, 1950 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was born January 18, 1924 in Minneapolis,
Hennepin County, Minnesota2493, and died January 22, 1994 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County,
Minnesota2493,2494.

Notes for ARTHUR HAROLD SANDQUIST:


From: "Minneaplis Star Tribune," Monday, 1 January 1994, page 4B.

SANDQUIST
Arthur H., age 70, of Richfield. Longtime owner of Chicago-Lake Cafe, Member of VFW #5555, American
Legion #435, Golden Kiwanis of Richfield, and B.A.J. of Bloomington. Survived by wife Pauline; son &
daughter-in-law, Jeffrey & Kathleen of Savage, daughters & sons-in-law, Rene & Robert Warhol of Bloomington,
Cindy & Paul Burr of Eagan, Denise & John Perhay of Savage; grandchildren, Melissa, Tony Warhol, Natalie
Burr, Michelle, Jacquelyn, Rachel Sandquist; brother, Ralph & wife, Lois Sandquist of Richfield, sister, Marjorie
& husband, John Hovelsrud of Edina. Service Tuesday 11 a.m. Morris Nilsen Chaple, 6527 Portland Ave.
Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation Monday 5-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to service.
Morris Nilsen Chaple, 869-3226
___________________________________________________________________

Arthur served in the U. S. Navy Medical Corp. 1942-1946 as Pharmacist 1st Class.

More About ARTHUR HAROLD SANDQUIST:


Military service: World War II
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Minnesota2495
Social Security Number: 476-14-44782495

More About ARTHUR SANDQUIST and PAULINE DION:


Marriage: February 04, 1950, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of PAULINE DION and ARTHUR SANDQUIST are:


202. i. RENE LOUISE5 SANDQUIST, b. October 23, 1950, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
203. ii. CYNTHIA ANNE SANDQUIST, b. February 24, 1955, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. DENISE MARIE SANDQUIST, b. January 20, 1957, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; m. J OHN
ANTON PERHAY, September 11, 1993, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota; b. May 04, 1945,
Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota.

More About JOHN PERHAY and DENISE SANDQUIST:


Marriage: September 11, 1993, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota

204. iv. JEFFREY PAUL SANDQUIST, b. January 18, 1959, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

117. LUCILLE IRENE4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born March 27, 1925.
She married CHARLES LUTHER WILSON December 18, 1947 in Northwood, Iowa. He was born March 27, 1919
in Rush City, Minnesota.

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Marriage: December 18, 1947, Northwood, Iowa

Children of LUCILLE DION and CHARLES WILSON are:


i. CHARLES R.5 WILSON, b. October 15, 1951.
ii. EVERETTE T. WILSON, b. 1953, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota; d.
December 12, 1983.

More About EVERETTE T. WILSON:


Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota

iii. SUSAN A. WILSON, b. November 05, 1953; m. K ERRY RASMUSSEN.

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iv. DIANE E. WILSON, b. November 24, 1954; m. (1) STEVE OSMAN; m. (2) JIM, May 2002.

More About JIM and DIANE WILSON:


Marriage: May 2002

v. DAVID P. WILSON, b. May 13, 1956; m. J ODI I. PETERSON, May 28, 1982.

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Marriage: May 28, 1982

vi. RANDALL J. WILSON, b. December 27, 1963.

118. NORMA GRACE4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born August 22, 1930.
She married GERALD ROXIE "JACK" HEATHCOTE January 13, 1951 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
He was born August 28, 1928 in Necedah, Wisconsin.

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Marriage: January 13, 1951, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of NORMA DION and GERALD HEATHCOTE are:


i. GAIL5 HEATHCOTE, b. December 09, 1954, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. (1) G EORGE
ANDREWS; m. (2) P ETER KOBS, November 17.

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Marriage: November 17

ii. ROBERT P. HEATHCOTE, b. November 22, 1955, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. J ENNY MAHAR,
August 29, 1980.

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Marriage: August 29, 1980

205. iii. GLENN EUGENE HEATHCOTE, b. May 07, 1958, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
iv. WENDY E. HEATHCOTE, b. June 24, 1965, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota; m. P ATRICK STAUNER,
October 10.

More About PATRICK STAUNER and WENDY HEATHCOTE:


Marriage: October 10

206. v. JACQUELINE ANNE HEATHCOTE, b. May 26, 1968, Minnesota.


vi. JILL M. HEATHCOTE, b. May 26, 1968, Hennepin County, Minnesota; m. R OB WALTERS, April 22.

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Marriage: April 22

119. DARLENE ROSE4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born November 22, 1932
in South Dakota. She married (1) ROBERT ELLIS REINERTSON January 26, 1951 in Rochester, Minnesota. He
was born December 01, 1929 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota2495, and died October 17, 1998 in
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota2495. She married (2) GLENN WADE KITTLESON December 19, 1954 in
Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born October 07, 1933 in Sawyer, North Dakota. She married (3) LAWRENCE
HOWARD PRYOR July 30, 1971 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He was born August 12, 1928
in 317 First Avenue, Osseo, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

More About ROBERT ELLIS REINERTSON:


Date born 2: December 08, 1929, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Died 2: October 05, 1998, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Minnesota2495
Social Security Number: 470-30-63452495

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Marriage: January 26, 1951, Rochester, Minnesota

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Marriage: December 19, 1954, Fort Smith, Arkansas

Notes for LAWRENCE HOWARD PRYOR:


Larry Pryor states, "as a child he weeded one mile rows of seedling onions, for $.10 per row. At age 13 lied
about his age, and worked the 1st year washing all walls and ceilings at a major bakery, Zinsmaster, in
Minneapolis, during his summer vacation. Worked that for 14 years. Did every production job in the place, a
different job each week. Age 15, went to Glendale, California and worked for Bill Knights Auto Body. He
learned to paint cars, and painted cars for 6 years. Sold Dupont Paint for 1 year. Worked for ADT Security
Systems for 28 years as a salesman, marketing Zone, District, then regional manager. While doing this, he also
served as Elder and fundraiser for a new Presbyterian Church for over 5 years. Also spent 10 years running a
youth football program with over 300 boys. Coached Little League baseball for several years.
Larry and Darlene Pryor built a cabin in the woods in Brook Park, MN near Mora and Cambridge, MN.
They retired there. They love to raise flowers, especially Iris, and at one time had over 100 different varieties.
For a time in the late 1960s and 1970s, there were 7 teenagers in the Pryor household."

More About LAWRENCE PRYOR and DARLENE DION:


Marriage: July 30, 1971, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Child of DARLENE DION and ROBERT REINERTSON is:


i. SANDRA LEE5 REINERTSON, b. October 27, 1951, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; m. S TEVEN
MICHAEL JUETTNER, March 06, 1981, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; b. July 21, 1950.

More About STEVEN JUETTNER and SANDRA REINERTSON:


Marriage: March 06, 1981, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of DARLENE DION and GLENN KITTLESON are:


207. ii. GLENN DAVID5 KITTLESON, b. July 21, 1955, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
208. iii. RAYMOND ALVIN KITTLESON, b. June 01, 1957, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
209. iv. KIMBERLY CLARE KITTLESON, b. July 08, 1958, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
210. v. PAMELA JEAN KITTLESON, b. November 01, 1959, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

120. PAUL FRANCIS4 DION (PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born July 01, 1934 in
South Dakota. He married BILLIE MARIE THOMPSON May 31, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born June 23,
1934 in Richfield, Michigan2495, and died September 30, 1987 in Houston, Harris County, Texas 2495.

More About BILLIE MARIE THOMPSON:


Cause of Death: Cancer
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2495
Social Security Number: 550-42-33312495

More About PAUL DION and BILLIE THOMPSON:


Marriage: May 31, 1954, Honolulu, Hawaii

Children of PAUL DION and BILLIE THOMPSON are:


i. PAUL ROBERT5 DION, b. April 22, 1955, San Diego, California; m. (1) JANICE; m. (2) JUDITH ANN FOLSE,
December 17, 1977, New Orleans, Louisiana; m. (3) ROCHELLE STENE, June 18, 1983, Princeton,
Minnesota.

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Marriage: December 17, 1977, New Orleans, Louisiana

More About PAUL DION and ROCHELLE STENE:


Marriage: June 18, 1983, Princeton, Minnesota

ii. DAVID LEE DION, b. April 29, 1957, San Diego, California; m. (1) LYNN; m. (2) JO ANN MAY, May 07,
1977, Houston, Texas; m. (3) H OLLY ANN MOORE, November 17, 1979.

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Marriage: May 07, 1977, Houston, Texas

More About DAVID DION and HOLLY MOORE:


Marriage: November 17, 1979

iii. PATRICIA MARIE DION, b. June 27, 1958, San Diego, California; m. JOSE A. ROMANACH, April 20, 1990.

More About JOSE ROMANACH and P ATRICIA DION:


Marriage: April 20, 1990

iv. MARGARET EASTER DION, b. December 20, 1960, San Diego, California; m. R AYMOND WISSING, January
11, 1981.

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Marriage: January 11, 1981

v. MICHAEL OLIVER DION, b. December 20, 1960, San Diego, California; m. (1) D EMA MARIE CARUTHERS,
August 22, 1981, New Orleans, Louisiana; m. (2) KATHLEEN ANN ESTES, December 20, 1985, Harvey,
Louisiana.

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Marriage: August 22, 1981, New Orleans, Louisiana

More About MICHAEL DION and KATHLEEN ESTES:


Marriage: December 20, 1985, Harvey, Louisiana

vi. LINDA JANE DION, b. June 20, 1964, Houston, Texas.

121. EVA ELLA4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2496 was born January 03, 1914 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2497,2498, and died November 27, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California.
She married VERNON LARUE CHESKEY2499. He was born February 08, 1913 in South Dakota2500, and died March
20, 1988 in Lodi, San Joaquin County, California2500,2501.

More About EVA ELLA DION:


Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B

Notes for VERNON LARUE CHESKEY:


From: "Lodi Sentinel," Wednesday, 23 March 1988, page 20.

Vernon LaRue Cheskey, 75, of Lodi, died Sunday at a local convalescent hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cheskey was born in South Dakota. He was production manager for Weston Hydraulics in Los Angeles
and worked in the aircraft industry for 50 years. He moved to Nevada in 1981 and then to Lodi in 1985. He was
a member of Atwater Larchmont Masonic Lodge #614 of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Ella Cheskey. He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Gorbet
of Lodi; one brother, Wayne Cheskey of South Dakota; three sisters, Dorothy Jett of Simi Valley, Vivian Leonard
of Monterey Park and Gloria Delzer of South Dakota; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel in Glendale. Committal will be at
Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

More About VERNON LARUE CHESKEY:


Burial: March 24, 1988, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, San Joaquin County, California2501
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2502
Social Security Number: 563-01-64312502

Child of EVA DION and VERNON CHESKEY is:


211. i. CHARLOTTE JEANNE5 CHESKEY, b. August 28, 1942, Los Angeles County, California.

122. VIOLA MARGARET4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2503 was born September 25,
1915 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2504,2505. She married ROBERT CURTIS BRAY August 29, 1942 in

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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. He was born August 29, 1915, and died December 03, 1999 in Auberry,
Madera County, California.

More About VIOLA MARGARET DION:


Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 7A
Census 2: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B

More About ROBERT BRAY and VIOLA DION:


Marriage: August 29, 1942, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Child of VIOLA DION and ROBERT BRAY is:


i. DALE WILLIAM5 BRAY, b. April 27, 1943, Los Angeles County, California; d. May 25, 1944, California.

123. RAYMOND RICHARD4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2506 was born January 14,
1927 in South Dakota2507, and died January 07, 1996 in Monticello, White County, Indiana. He married (1)
ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON. He married (2) C AROLYN SUE GUNDRUM July 14, 1961 in Las Vegas, Clark County,
Nevada.

More About RAYMOND RICHARD DION:


Burial: Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, Plot G, 0, 577-A
Census: 1930, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, page 9B
Military service: U. S. Marine Corps., Corporal

More About RAYMOND DION and CAROLYN GUNDRUM:


Marriage: July 14, 1961, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Children of RAYMOND DION and ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON are:


i. RAYMOND RICHARD5 DION.
ii. RUSSELL A. DION.
iii. CHARLES W. DION.
iv. DEBORAH C. DION, b. April 1951.

Children of RAYMOND DION and CAROLYN GUNDRUM are:


v. KURT5 DION.
vi. KEITH DION.

124. DOROTHY ANN4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2508 was born May 17, 1930 in
South Dakota2509, and died January 03, 2000 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California2509. She
married GERALD ERWIN DETHLOFF January 21, 1956. He was born January 14, 1926 2509, and died February 03,
1999 in Torrence, Los Angeles County, California2509.

More About DOROTHY ANN DION:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2509
Social Security Number: 573-36-57302509

More About GERALD ERWIN DETHLOFF:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2509
Social Security Number: 562-28-30392509

More About GERALD DETHLOFF and DOROTHY DION:


Marriage: January 21, 1956

Children of DOROTHY DION and GERALD DETHLOFF are:


i. JEFFREY L.5 DETHLOFF, b. May 17, 1956, Los Angeles County, California; m. TRACI.
ii. DAVID A. DETHLOFF, b. November 09, 1958, Los Angeles County, California; m. LYNETTE M.; b. April 22,
1962.
iii. ANN E. DETHLOFF, b. July 27, 1961, Los Angeles County, California; m. BERNARD ERICKSON.
iv. RONALD D. DETHLOFF, b. September 11, 1964, Los Angeles County, California; m. STACI.

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v. PAUL J. DETHLOFF, b. December 04, 1967, Los Angeles County, California.
vi. GAIL M. DETHLOFF, b. August 22, 1969, Los Angeles County, California; m. CHRIS, March 21, 2001,
Berkeley, California.

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Marriage: March 21, 2001, Berkeley, California

125. FRANCIS JEAN4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2510 was born March 30, 1932 in
South Dakota. She married CARL WILHELM METZLER September 16, 1950 in Redondo Beach, California. He
was born December 24, 1928 in Los Angeles County, California.

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Marriage: September 16, 1950, Redondo Beach, California

Children of FRANCIS DION and CARL METZLER are:


212. i. DORETTA ANN5 METZLER, b. October 11, 1951, San Diego, California.
213. ii. CYNTHIA JEAN METZLER, b. October 31, 1954, Torrence, California.
214. iii. SHARON JEAN METZLER, b. December 28, 1956, Torrence, California.
215. iv. CAROL DENISE METZLER, b. April 18, 1958, Torrence, California.
v. WILLIAM CARL METZLER, b. January 17, 1960, Torrence, California; m. R EBECCA, California.

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Marriage: California

216. vi. MARGARET MARY METZLER, b. May 21, 1961, Torrence, California.

126. MELVIN JERALD4 DION (CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2510 was born January 31, 1934
in South Dakota2511, and died October 30, 1982 in Venice, Los Angeles County, California2511. He married (1)
LOIS NICKLESON. He married (2) N ANCY ARLENE WAPLES June 15, 1973.

More About MELVIN JERALD DION:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2511
Social Security Number: 573-36-86682511

More About MELVIN DION and NANCY WAPLES:


Marriage: June 15, 1973

Children of MELVIN DION and NANCY WAPLES are:


i. SUSAN5 DION, m. FRANK LARET DE MOLA.
ii. ANDREA DION.
iii. DEREK J. DION, b. September 16, 1976, Los Angeles County, California.
iv. TODD CHARLES DION, b. March 06, 1978, Los Angeles County, California.
v. RYAN JAMES DION, b. May 30, 1981, Los Angeles County, California.
vi. NEIL JOSEPH DION, b. May 30, 1981, Los Angeles County, California.

127. DONALD EMIL4 DION (EMIL AMOS "ZEKE"3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2512 was born February
20, 1919 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2513,2514,2515, and died March 02, 1996 in Columbus, Platte
County, Nebraska2516. He married MARLEEN MCNUTT. She was born September 1931 in Wayne, Nebraska.

More About DONALD EMIL DION:


Census: 1920, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 8A
Census 2: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2517
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 2518
Social Security Number: 507-10-57592518

Children of DONALD DION and MARLEEN MCNUTT are:


i. KERRY LEE5 DION, b. January 08, 1955, Wayne, Nebraska; m. ROBERT MOSELY, Abt. 1981.

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More About ROBERT MOSELY and KERRY DION:
Marriage: Abt. 1981

ii. TIMOTHY DION, b. September 02, 1962, Columbus, Nebraska; m. (1) S TACI; b. Abt. 1962; m. (2) COLLEEN;
b. Abt. 1962; m. (3) DIANE; b. Abt. 1962.

Notes for TIMOTHY DION:


Tim and Colleen have no children.

iii. THOMAS DION, b. September 03, 1962.

128. DUANE4 DION (EMIL AMOS "ZEKE"3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2519 was born July 23, 1921 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2520,2521. He married SARAH ELIZABETH "SALLY" HILTS May 16, 1947 in
Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota2522. She was born July 01, 1927 in Woodbury County, Iowa2522.

More About DUANE DION:


Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2523

More About DUANE DION and SARAH HILTS:


Marriage: May 16, 1947, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota2524
Married by: Ralph Witmer, Clergyman2524

Children of DUANE DION and SARAH HILTS are:


i. SALLY MARIE5 DION, b. January 01, 1948, Wayne, Nebraska.
ii. MICKEY LEE DION, b. February 04, 1949, Wayne, Nebraska; m. (1) DEBRA LEE JONES, 1964, Ft. Morgan,
Colorado; m. (2) LYNN DEPREE MYERS, August 12, 1986, Houston, Texas; b. November 05, 1947,
Louisiana.

More About MICKEY DION and DEBRA JONES:


Marriage: 1964, Ft. Morgan, Colorado

More About MICKEY DION and LYNN MYERS:


Marriage: August 12, 1986, Houston, Texas

129. DEAN AMOS4 DION (EMIL AMOS "ZEKE"3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2525 was born August 20,
1926 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2526. He married DORIS RUTH WHEELER June 03, 1950 in
Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was born April 28, 1929 in Logan County, South Dakota.

Notes for DEAN AMOS DION:


Dean is an Engineer (Electronics/Telephone Systems), received BS degree from Colorado State, in Fort
Collins, Colorado. World War II veteran in the Pacific Theater, involved in the Philippines invasion and the
occupation of Japan. Special interests include woodworking, Bible study, reading, bell collecting and square
dancing.

More About DEAN AMOS DION:


Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Military service: World War II
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2526

Notes for DORIS RUTH WHEELER:


School teacher, received BS degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Special
interests include genealogy, sewing, reading, bell collecting, and square dancing.

More About DEAN DION and DORIS WHEELER:


Marriage: June 03, 1950, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Children of DEAN DION and DORIS WHEELER are:


i. DAVID ALLEN5 DION, b. February 06, 1951, Fort Collins, Colorado; m. BARBARA JO BAIRD, September 11,
1982, Glenview, Illinois; b. August 07, 1954, Lawrenceville, Illinois.

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More About DAVID DION and BARBARA BAIRD:
Marriage: September 11, 1982, Glenview, Illinois

ii. DANIEL KIM DION, b. September 18, 1953, Galion, Ohio; m. BARBARA JOAN RILEY, May 22, 1977, Glen
Ellyn, Illinois; b. May 16, 1955, Chicago, Illinois.

More About DANIEL DION and BARBARA RILEY:


Marriage: May 22, 1977, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

iii. JOY DEAN DION, b. November 07, 1954, Galion, Ohio; m. (1) JOHN ROGER GLESNE, May 27, 1978,
Wheaton, Illinois; b. November 11, 1955, Grinnel, Clayton County, Iowa; m. (2) G REG THOMAS BORRELL,
January 02, 1988, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota; b. Abt. 1955, Minnesota.

More About JOHN GLESNE and JOY DION:


Marriage: May 27, 1978, Wheaton, Illinois

More About GREG BORRELL and JOY DION:


Marriage: January 02, 1988, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota

iv. DREW DONALD DION, b. February 20, 1958, Galion, Ohio; m. WENDY LYNN FARAHAR, October 17, 1981,
Rockton, Illinois; b. Abt. August 06, 1952, Madison, Wisconsin.

More About DREW DION and WENDY FARAHAR:


Marriage: October 17, 1981, Rockton, Illinois

130. DICK R.4 DION (EMIL AMOS "ZEKE"3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2527 was born March 15, 1929 in
Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2528,2529, and died September 09, 1984 in Veterans Hospital, San Francisco,
California2529. He married (1) LORA KASTRUP. He married (2) D EVEE R. UNKNOWN May 27, 1977. She was
born June 27, 1930.

More About DICK R. DION:


Date born 2: March 12, 1929, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota
Census: 1930, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 2B
Residence: 1930, Jackson Street, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2530
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 2531
Social Security Number: 507-28-67152531

Notes for DEVEE R. UNKNOWN:


DeVee had been married twice, prior to marriage to Dick. All three husbands died during the marriages.

More About DICK DION and DEVEE UNKNOWN:


Marriage: May 27, 1977

Children of DICK DION and LORA KASTRUP are:


i. RENEE ELIZABETH5 DION, b. November 20, 1959, Wayne, Nebraska.
ii. JEFFREY DION, b. December 03, 1961.

131. JEFFERSON A. "JEFF"4 BURNETTE (CHARLOTTE3 GIROUX, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born January
11, 1910 in South Dakota, and died November 01, 2001 in Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota 2532. He
married BEATRICE MYRTLE "BEA" SIMONS March 26, 1949 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota.
She was born January 17, 1914 in Red Owl, South Dakota2533, and died December 10, 2000 in Belle Fourche,
Butte County, South Dakota2533.

Notes for JEFFERSON A. "JEFF" BURNETTE:


From: "Rapid City Daily Journal," 6 November 2001.

JEFF BURNETTE: Belle Fourche; 91, died Thursday (11-1-2001) at Elkhorn Elderly Boarding House in
Belle Fourche. Survivors include 3 children: Charlotte Corothers, Citrus Heights CA; Violet Tripp, Bishop CA;
Clifford Burnette, Harker Heights TX; 2 brothers: Mellette Burnette and George Burnette, both Coos Bay OR; 1

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sister: Sylvia Mussman, Deschler NH; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Service will be Monday morning (Nov 19th) at Kline-Frost Funeral Chapel, Belle Fourche. Burial will follow at
Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche.

More About JEFFERSON A. "JEFF" BURNETTE:


Burial: Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota2534

Notes for BEATRICE MYRTLE "BEA" SIMONS:


From: "Black Hills Pioneer," December 14, 2000.

Interment for Beatrice Burnette, 86, Belle Fourche, will take place at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.
She died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at the Belle Fourche Long Term Health Care Center.
Beatrice was born Jan. 17, 1914, in Red Owl, S.D., to John and Laura (Hicks) Simons. She married Jefferson
Burnette on Mar. 26, 1949, in Rapid City.
She is survived by her husband Jefferson, Belle Fourche; two daughters Charlotte Corothers, Citrus Heights,
Calif., and Violet Tripp, Bishop, Calif.; one son, Clifford Burnette, Washington; five grandchildren; and five
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Simons; and two sisters, Wealthy Forkner and
Alice Murphy.

More About BEATRICE MYRTLE "BEA" SIMONS:


Burial: Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota2535
Daughter of: John Simons and Laura Hicks

More About JEFFERSON BURNETTE and BEATRICE SIMONS:


Marriage: March 26, 1949, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

Children of JEFFERSON BURNETTE and BEATRICE SIMONS are:


i. CHARLOTTE MAE5 BURNETTE, b. 1935.
ii. VIOLET BURNETTE.
iii. CLIFFORD WAYNE BURNETTE, b. September 14, 1937.

132. KEITH LOUIS GIROUX4 SIPE (MABEL CLAIRE3 GIROUX, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born September
06, 1910 in Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota2536, and died May 22, 1987 in San Diego, San Diego County,
California2536. He married SYLVIA LAURA SIMPSON2537 May 28, 1939 in Monrovia, California. She was born
October 20, 1913 in Russell, Russell County, Kansas2538, and died August 29, 1984 in Monrovia, Los Angeles
County, California2538,2539.

More About KEITH LOUIS GIROUX SIPE:


Burial: Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California
Military service: May 27, 1929, Company G, 185th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: December 03, 1936, California2540
Social Security Number: 551-10-44482540

Notes for SYLVIA LAURA SIMPSON:


From: "Foothill Inter-City Newspapers," Sunday, 2 September 1984, page B5.

Sylvia L. Sipe a long-time resident of Monrovia died Aug. 29 at her home at the age of 70. She is survived
by her husband, Keith L. Sipe; two sons, Allan K. Sipe and Stephen D. Sipe; a brother, Harold W. Simpson, and
four grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday at Live Oak Memorial Park with Dr. Richard Spencer
officiating. Family requests contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Douglass and Zook
Mortuary Directors.

More About SYLVIA LAURA SIMPSON:


Burial: September 01, 1984, Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California2541
Cause of Death: Uterine Cancer
Daughter of: Harold Simpson and Alice Vanderbur

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Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2542
Social Security Number: 551-10-48432542

More About KEITH SIPE and SYLVIA SIMPSON:


Marriage: May 28, 1939, Monrovia, California

Children of KEITH SIPE and SYLVIA SIMPSON are:


217. i. ALLAN KEITH5 SIPE, b. May 10, 1941, St. Luke's Hospital, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California.
218. ii. STEPHEN DOUGLAS SIPE, b. July 31, 1942, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California; d. March 29, 2003,
Plano, Collin County, Texas.

133. MARTIN WINFIELD4 SIPE (MABEL CLAIRE3 GIROUX, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born July 09, 1920
in Murdo, Lyman County, South Dakota2542, and died November 21, 1979 in San Diego, San Diego County,
California2542. He married PEGGY JO BERG.

More About MARTIN WINFIELD SIPE:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2542
Social Security Number: 554-26-97692542

Children of MARTIN SIPE and PEGGY BERG are:


i. KEVIN5 SIPE.
ii. BRIAN WINFIELD SIPE, b. August 08, 1949, San Diego, San Diego County, California.
iii. RANDI MARGUERITE SIPE, b. March 24, 1951, San Diego, San Diego County, California.
iv. TAWNY T. SIPE, b. June 13, 1956, San Diego, San Diego County, California.

134. CLYDE VERN4 GIROUX (VERN CLYDE "VERNIE"3, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2543 was born December
24, 1919 in Murdo, South Dakota2544,2545,2546, and died January 19, 2006 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New
Mexico2546. He married OLETA WALDON. She was born September 06, 1920 2547, and died May 09, 1999 in
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico2548,2549.

Notes for CLYDE VERN GIROUX:


From: "Albuquerque Journal," 25 January 2006.

GIROUX -- Clyde Vern Giroux, 86, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2006. He was born a member of the
Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Murdo, SD on Christmas Eve, 1919 to Vern and Grace Giroux, who preceded him in
death. He was married to Oleta Waldon Giroux for 56 years until her death in 1999. Their union produced five
children, Clyde Jr. of Tucson, AZ, Bruce of Manhattan, NY, Sharon and husband, Roy of El Segundo, CA, Kat of
Rio Rancho, NM, and Debbie and husband, Henry of Albuquerque; sister, Wilma and husband, Bill of Marquette,
MI; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, one of whom preceded him in death; and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins. He attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS, where he met Oleta and was married. He
then served in the European Theater in WWII as a 1st Sgt. in the Army. He was a Los Angeles Policeman and
Detective, retiring in 1976 after 30 years of service. Clyde and Oleta then moved to Albuquerque where he was
the Chief of Police of Laguna Pueblo for three years before completely retiring to play golf and being a member
of the Legion of Honor for Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple. He was devoted to his children, from being the little
league manager in the 1950s to watching his great-grandchildren play hockey and baseball in the new century.
Services will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Thompson, Nicholas Thompson, Brian Hill, Matthew Duran, Leo Duran,
and Henry Chavez. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333

More About CLYDE VERN GIROUX:


Census: 1920, White River, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 3B
Census 2: 1930, Roundup Township, Mellette County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: World War II 2550
Tribe: Mixed-Blood Rosebud Sioux2551

More About OLETA WALDON:

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Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, California 2552
Social Security Number: 545-32-1375 2552

Children of CLYDE GIROUX and OLETA WALDON are:


i. CLYDE5 GIROUX.
ii. BRUCE GIROUX.
iii. SHARON GIROUX.
iv. KAT GIROUX.
v. DEBBIE GIROUX.

135. DOLOR JEROME4 TURGEON (FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2553,2554 was born August 15, 1918 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota2555,2556,2557,2558,2559, and died December 03, 2004 in Kansas Soldier's
Home, Halsey Hall, Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas2560,2561. He married MERCY LENA LITTLE EAGLE July 16,
1946 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2562,2563. She was born November 24, 1917 2564, and died
May 22, 19792565.

Notes for DOLOR JEROME TURGEON:


From: "The Hutchinson News," 5 December 2004.

Dolor J. Turgeon
FORT DODGE - Dolor Jerome Turgeon, 86, died Dec. 3, 2004, at Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Fort
Dodge.
He was born Aug. 15, 1918, at Bonesteil, S.D., the son of Francis and Nettie Davis Turgeon. A Fort Dodge
resident since 2000, moving from Mission, S.D., he was owner and operator of Texaco Gas Station.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He also was a veterans service
representative for Todd County, S.D., and a deacon for St. John's Episcopal Church, Mission, S.D.
In July 1946, he married Mercy Lena Little Eagle. She died October 1979.
Survivors include: two sons, Daryel W., Dodge City, Larry, Lansing, a stepson, Nathan Swiftbird, Mobridge,
S.D.; three stepdaughters, Irene Nelson, Sisseton, S.D., Lauretta Haukass, Oceanside, Calif., and Barbara Mary
Bordeaux, Fort Worth, Texas.; three brothers, Dick, Mesquite, Nev., Ben, Peoria, Ariz., and Jerry, Omaha, Neb.;
three sisters, Laura Behrends, Apache Junction, Ariz., Frances Halligan, Carson City, Nev., and Lauretta Barnes,
Cody, Neb.; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Orville; a stepdaughter, Barbara Jean Osborn; and two brothers, Ray and
Donnie.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Bishop O'Hare Jones Building, Mission, S.D., with Father
John Spurhan presiding. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Cremation has
taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Dolor Turgeon Memorial Fund, in care of Burkhart-Ziegler
Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

More About DOLOR JEROME TURGEON:


Burial: December 13, 2004, Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2565
Census: 1920, Turgeon Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 13B
Census 2: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: December 23, 1940, World War II, U. S. Army National Guard, Field Artillery 2565
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2566
Social Security Number: 504-05-32422566
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 2567

More About MERCY LENA LITTLE EAGLE:


Burial: Trinity Cemetery, Mission, Todd County, South Dakota

More About DOLOR TURGEON and MERCY EAGLE:


Marriage: July 16, 1946, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2568,2569

Children of DOLOR TURGEON and MERCY EAGLE are:


i. ORVILLE5 TURGEON, b. May 14, 19472570; d. June 1982 2570.

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Notes for ORVILLE TURGEON:
Orville was Coach of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby team in 1980 and Club President in 1981.

More About ORVILLE TURGEON:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1961, Nebraska 2570
Social Security Number: 507-56-1866 2570

ii. DARYEL W. TURGEON, b. 1950; m. SHIRLEY J.; b. 1949.


iii. LARRY TURGEON.

136. RICHARD C. "DICK"4 TURGEON (FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2571 was born 1921 in Bonesteel,
Gregory County, South Dakota2572,2573. He married FRANCES J. CLIFFORD2574 April 08, 1947 in Rapid City,
Pennington County, South Dakota2575,2576. She was born April 06, 1921 in South Dakota2577,2578,2579, and died
June 15, 2005 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas2580,2581.

More About RICHARD C. "DICK" TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Military service: December 23, 1940, Private, National Guard, Field Artillery
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 2582

Notes for FRANCES J. CLIFFORD:


From: "Vail Daily," 21 June 2005.

FRANCES TURGEON, LONGTIME DOWNVALLEY RESIDENT, HAS DIED

Frances J. Turgeon, a longtime resident of Gypsum and Fulford, died peacefully in her sleep early June 15
after a long illness. She was 84.
Turgeon was born April 6, 1921 in The Badlands of South Dakota. She married Dick Turgeon on April 8,
1947. They moved to Colorado in January, 1949, and raised their family in Fulford, Denver and Gypsum.
She had four children, Eileen Lister, Betty Turgeon, Marjorie Turgeon and Rick Turgeon; nine
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dan and Eileen Lister's children and grandchildren are: Mickey and Jessica Lister with Madeline and Ryan,
Dano and Melissa Lister with Kennedy, Ethan and Erin, and Zeke Lister; and Pierrette Nordyke with Shayley.
Margie's daughter is Michelle Turgeon. Rick's children are Michael DePrey, Jeremy and Kira Marsh, and
Courtney Turgeon.
Turgeon is also survived by sisters Tillie Valendre, Regina Turgeon and Isabelle Janis, and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Friends and family members say Turgeon, a homemaker, had "great humor and wonderful smile." Friends
and family members loved her fried chicken, homemade chicken noodle soup, cinnamon rolls, ice cream, bread
and all the great things she did to make people feel at home, they say.
Frances and husband worked on many projects together, including work on a home in Denver, the cabin in
Fulford, and the gabion baskets to make the wall in Gypsum.
Dick and Frances, and their daughter Betty, recently moved to Wichita, Kan. from Mesquite, Nev., where
Frances died.
A memorial service is planned for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at the cemetery in Gypsum.

More About FRANCES J. CLIFFORD:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2583
Social Security Number: 504-07-6441 2583

More About RICHARD TURGEON and FRANCES CLIFFORD:


Marriage: April 08, 1947, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota2584,2585
Married by: F. J. Knochenmuss, Justice of the Peace2586

Children of RICHARD TURGEON and FRANCES CLIFFORD are:


219. i. EILEEN5 TURGEON.
ii. BETTY TURGEON.
220. iii. MARJORIE "MARGIE" TURGEON.
221. iv. RICK TURGEON.

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137. BENJAMIN FRANCIS "BEN"4 TURGEON (FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born 1922 in South
Dakota2587,2588. He married VERONICA "REGINA" CLIFFORD May 30, 1946 in Deadwood, Lawrence County,
South Dakota2588. She was born 1923 in South Dakota2588,2589, and died September 20, 2005 in Fort Meade,
South Dakota2589.

More About BENJAMIN FRANCIS "BEN" TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 2590

Notes for VERONICA "REGINA" CLIFFORD:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, SD, 23 September 2005.

KYLE - Veronica "Regina" Clifford-Turgeon, 82, Kyle, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Fort Meade.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Wynne, Chandler, Ariz., and Lorna Turgeon, Okreek; two sisters, Isabel
Janis, Manderson, and Tilly Valandra, Denver; and six grandchildren. A one-night wake begins at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, at the St. Thomas Catholic Church Hall in Mission, with a rosary vigil at 7 p.m. Services will
be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Christian Life Fellowship Church in Mission, with the Rev. Jack Moore
officiating. Burial will be at the Winner Community Cemetery. Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of
arrangements.

More About VERONICA "REGINA" CLIFFORD:


Burial: September 25, 2005, Winner Cemetery, Winner, Tripp County, South Dakota 2591

More About BENJAMIN TURGEON and VERONICA CLIFFORD:


Marriage: May 30, 1946, Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota2592
Married by: Geo. H. Wolfe, City Justice2592

Child of BENJAMIN TURGEON and VERONICA CLIFFORD is:


i. LORNA5 TURGEON.

138. CLINTON RAY4 TURGEON (FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2593 was born November 04, 1926 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota2594,2595, and died October 03, 1996 in Mission, Todd County, South
Dakota2596. He married BEULAH LAGRANDE.

More About CLINTON RAY TURGEON:


Census: 1930, Township 38, Range 29, Todd County, South Dakota, page 1A
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, South Dakota 2596
Social Security Number: 503-20-17122596
Tribe: Mixed Blood Rosebud Sioux 2597

Child of CLINTON TURGEON and BEULAH LAGRANDE is:


i. DIANA RAE5 TURGEON2598, b. September 11, 1944, Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma 2598; d. November
06, 2004, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota 2599,2600; m. WILLIAM BORDEAUX, September 11, 1997,
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota 2600.

Notes for DIANA RAE TURGEON:


From: "Rapid City Journal," Wednesday, 10 November 2004.

ABERDEEN - Diana Rae Turgeon-Bordeaux, 60, Aberdeen, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her home.
Survivors include her husband, William Bordeaux, Aberdeen; her mother, Beulah Turgeon, Mission; and six
stepchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in
Valentine, Neb. The family prefers memorials to North Plains Hospice. Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory
of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
_________________________________________________________

From: "Aberdeen News," 10 November 2004.

Aberdeen - Memorial service for Diana Rae Turgeon-Bordeaux, 60, of Aberdeen will be 10 a.m., Thursday,

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Nov. 11, 2004, at Sandoz's Chapel of the Pines at Valentine, Neb. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at
Valentine. She died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her home. Diana Rae Turgeon, daughter of Clinton Ray and
Beulah (LaGrande) Turgeon was born Sept. 11, 1944, at Idabel, Okla. When she was 4 years old, her family
returned to the Rosebud, S.D., area. She attended Rosebud School and graduated as Valedictorian from Todd
County High School, where she was also the Homecoming Queen. She then attended the University of South
Dakota at Vermillion receiving her Bachelors Degree in Sociology and her Masters in Social Work. She
worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Rosebud as a social worker. In 1984, she moved to Aberdeen and
was a contract specialist at Bureau of Indian Affairs. In 1994, she retired. She was united in marriage to
William Bordeaux on Sept. 11, 1997, at Aberdeen. Diana enjoyed craft work, crocheting and beadwork. She
loved to sew and quilt. Spending time outside was always wonderful as she enjoyed fishing and hunting. She
was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Aberdeen and a former member of Church of Jesus at
Rosebud. Survivors include her husband of Aberdeen, her mother, Beulah Turgeon of Mission, S.D. and six
stepchildren, William Bordeaux, Jr., Christiaan Barrera and Nannette Antoine, all of Mission, Adelita Guerue
of Winnebago, Neb., Dominic Barrera of St. Francis, S.D. and Pierre Barrera of Santa Fe, Neb. Her father
preceded her in death. The family prefers memorials to North Plains Hospice, 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, SD
57401. Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen have been entrusted with arrangements.

More About DIANA RAE TURGEON:


Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska

More About WILLIAM BORDEAUX and DIANA TURGEON:


Marriage: September 11, 1997, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota 2600

139. HELEN L.4 LUNN (MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2601,2602 was born 1924 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota2603,2604,2605,2606, and died Bef. January 09, 2006. She married A LVIN
FRANCIS "AL" WESTENDORF2607,2608 June 23, 1947 in Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2609. He was born
July 21, 1916 in South Dakota2609,2610, and died May 02, 1997 in Geddes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota2610.

More About HELEN L. LUNN:


Census: 1930, St. Charles Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B

More About ALVIN FRANCIS "AL" WESTENDORF:


Burial: St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Charles Mix County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Nebraska 2610
Social Security Number: 505-24-83332610
Son of: Bernard "Ben" Westendorf and Rosa Christina Kuhle

More About ALVIN WESTENDORF and HELEN LUNN:


Marriage: June 23, 1947, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota 2611
Married by: Rev. Kevin Doyle, Catholic Priest2611

Children of HELEN LUNN and ALVIN WESTENDORF are:


i. RAYMOND5 WESTENDORF2612,2613.
ii. ROSEMARY WESTENDORF2614,2615.
iii. GARY WESTENDORF2616,2617.
iv. PATRICIA ANN WESTENDORF2618,2619.
v. DEE ANN WESTENDORF2620,2621.
vi. SUE ANN WESTENDORF2622,2623.
vii. SHIRLEY ANN WESTENDORF2624,2625.

140. MARIE AGNES4 LUNN (MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2626,2627,2628 was born
October 18, 1926 in Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota 2629,2630,2631,2632, and died January 09, 2006 in Mid-
Dakota Long-term Care Facility, Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota2633. She married ROBERT NICHOLAS
ARNOLDY2634,2635 October 20, 1952 in St. John's Catholic Church, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2636.
He was born September 04, 1912 in Tipton, Kansas 2637, and died January 17, 1999 in Kennebec, Lyman County,
South Dakota2637,2638.

Notes for MARIE AGNES LUNN:


From: "Capital Journal," Wednesday, 11 January 2006.

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Funeral services for Marie Arnoldy, 79, of Kennebec, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at
St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kennbec with burial at the St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery at Kennebec.
Marie died on Jan. 9 under hospice care at the Mid-Dakota Long-term Care Facility in Chamberlain.
Marie Lunn was born on Oct. 18, 1926, in Bonesteel, to Henry and Louise (Turgeon) Lunn. She graduated
from St. Charles High School, St. Charles, and Southern State Teachers College, Springfield. She taught in St.
Charles, Herrick, and several country schools in Gregory County.
On Oct. 20, 1952, she married Robert Arnoldy at St. John's Catholic Church in Herrick, and they had three
children. They farmed in Gregory and Lyman counties and resided in Herrick. In 1958, they moved to Kennebec
and continued to farm.
Marie was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and
the Woman's Study Club. Marie enjoyed many different activities throughout her life including sewing, reading,
bowling, casino trips, crafts, gardening, traveling, and going to coffee and visiting with her many friends. Her
greatest enjoyment was her two granddaughters.
She is survived by her children Brett Arnoldy; Ann Arnoldy; and Mike Arnoldy and his wife Lorna
(Mortenson), and their two children Raegan Marie and Andee Sue, all of Kennebec. She is also survived by two
sisters, Dorothy Roemeling of Sioux Falls, and Henrietta Krier and her husband Walt of Herrick.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on Jan. 17, 1999; her parents; and sister Helen Westendorf
of Geddes.

More About MARIE AGNES LUNN:


Burial: January 11, 2006, St. Michael's Cemetery, Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota2638
Census: 1930, St. Charles Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B

More About ROBERT NICHOLAS ARNOLDY:


Burial: St. Michael's Cemetery, Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Kansas2639
Social Security Number: 509-16-65082639
Son of: Mathias "Matt" Andrew Arnoldy and Theresia Anne "Tracy" Beck

More About ROBERT ARNOLDY and MARIE LUNN:


Marriage: October 20, 1952, St. John's Catholic Church, Herrick, Gregory County, South Dakota2640

Children of MARIE LUNN and ROBERT ARNOLDY are:


i. BRETT5 ARNOLDY2641,2642.
ii. ANNA MARIE ARNOLDY2643,2644.
222. iii. MICHAEL "MIKE" ARNOLDY.

141. DOROTHY A.4 LUNN (MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2645,2646 was born 1929 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota2647,2648,2649. She married JACOB ROMMELING2650,2651.

More About DOROTHY A. LUNN:


Census: 1930, St. Charles Township, Gregory County, South Dakota, page 1B

Children of DOROTHY LUNN and JACOB ROMMELING are:


i. MARY5 ROMMELING2652,2653.
ii. SUSAN ROMMELING2654,2655.
iii. JACOB STEVEN ROMMELING2656,2657.

142. HENRIETTA4 LUNN (MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2658,2659 was born 1933 in
Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota2660,2661. She married WALTER "WALT" KRIER2662,2663.

Children of HENRIETTA LUNN and WALTER KRIER are:


i. ALICE5 KRIER2664,2665.
ii. JEAN KRIER2666,2667.
iii. DANIEL KRIER2668,2669.
iv. JAMES KRIER2670,2671.
v. JOHN KRIER2672,2673.
vi. TERESA KRIER2674,2675.

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143. REX4 GRAVEL (JULIA ARMINE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2676 was born 1924 in
Nebraska2677. He married RUTH BEHL.

More About REX GRAVEL:


Census: 1930, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, page 16B
Residence: 1930, 910 Second Street, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska 2677

Child of REX GRAVEL and RUTH BEHL is:


i. CHARLES5 GRAVEL.

Generation No. 5

144. MICHAEL MORRIS "MIKE"5 DURFEE (EMMETT NOAH4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born March 06, 1944 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota2678,2679, and died January 02, 2000
in Saint Mary's Hospital, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota2680,2681,2682. He married MARIAN G. "CHERE"
BLEHA August 14, 1965. She was born February 22, 1946.

Notes for MICHAEL MORRIS "MIKE" DURFEE:


From: "Argus Leader," Obituary, 5 January 2000.

He was named South Dakota College Coach of the year in 1976. In 1984, he became assistant warden of
Springfield State Prison, and later, director of education there. In 1992, he became the Deputy Secretary for
South Dakota Department of Corrections. The Springfield was renamed in his honor. He died of cancer in Saint
Mary's Hospital in Pierre, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Pierre.
Michael "Mike" Durfee, 55, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre on Jan. 2, 2000, after a courageous battle
against pancreatic cancer.
Visitation will be held at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. A vigil
service will be held at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial Will be
at the church at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pierre.
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From: "The Pierre Capital Journal," 2002.

Gov. Bill Janklow plans to name the Springfield State Prison in honor of Mike Durfee, Deputy Secretary of
the Department of Corrections.
Dedication ceremonies will be held at the main entrance of the Springfield facility at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept.
10.
"Mike is a very special South Dakotan," Janklow said. "He has put his heart into everything he does, and
especially the community of Springfield," he said.
"I know it was a difficult period when the school closed and the prison opened, but Mike is the type of person
who saw the opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of people there, no matter if they were
college students or inmates," Janklow said. "He still takes that approach, and we're lucky that he shares it with all
of our prisons," he said.
Durfee graduated from Southern State College with honors in 1968. After graduating he joined the faculty
and was head wrestling coach, posting a win-loss record of 100 wins, 8 losses and 4 ties during his tenure.
When Southern State College was closed and converted to a prison in 1984, Durfee became assistant warden
and director of education for the prison. He established the prison's vocational training program.
Durfee joined the staff of the Mitchell Vocational Technical Institute as assistant director in 1989. In 1992,
he was named deputy secretary of the Department of Corrections.
Durfee has received numerous honors, including University of South Dakota/Springfield Outstanding
Alumnus, South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame, South Dakota Wrestling Hall of Fame,
Southern State Pointer Hall of Fame and South Dakota Vocational Association Outstanding Service Award.
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From: "Mike Durfee State Prison Dedication," South Dakota Department of Corrections, 13 September
1999, www.state.sd.us/corrections/durfee_dedication.htm.

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(Pierre) - The medium-security state prison in Springfield, SD has a new name. Governor Bill Janklow
helped dedicate the prison in Springfield in honor of Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary Mike Durfee
September 10th.
The facility is now known as the Mike Durfee State Prison.
"Mike is a very special South Dakota," Janklow said. "He has put his heart into everything he does, and
especially the community of Springfield. I know it was a difficult period when the school closed and the prison
opened, but Mike is the type of person who saw the opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of
people there, no matter if they were college students or inmates. He still takes that approach, and we'ere lucky
that he shares it with all of our prisons."
Durfee attended Southern State College in Springfield, where he was a standout athlete. After graduating
from the college with honors in 1968, he joined the faculty of the school and was head wrestling coach, posting a
100-8-4 win-loss record during his coaching tenure. When the college was closed and converted to a prison in
1984, Durfee became Assistant Warden and Director of Education for the prison, establishing the prison's
vocational training program.
In 1989 he joined the staff of the Mitchell Vocational Technical Institute as Assistant Director. In 1992,
Durfee was named Deputy Secretary of the Department of Corrections, where he oversees the state's adult prisons
and prison industries.
Mike and his wife Chere' (pronounced "Sherry") have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Mike Durfee was born in Pierre in 1944, and grew up on the family farm south of Highmore, South Dakota.
After graduating from Highmore High School, he attended Southern State College in Springfield (in 1971,
Southern State College became the University of South Dakota / Springfield.), where he was a standout athlete in
both football and wrestling. He was named to All-District and All-American teams in football and won three
conference wrestling titles.
Durfee graduated from the Southern State College with honors in 1968 with a degree in Vocational Technical
Teacher Education. Later that year, he joined the faculty of the school and was named head wrestling coach and
assistant football coach.
During his ten-year career as head wrestling coach, his teams posted a 100-8-4 dual meet won-loss record,
including an undefeated season in 1975-76. He was named South Dakota College coach of the year in 1976.
In 1978, Durfee became a partner in a Ford/Mercury car dealership in Springfield, and remained there for six
years.
When the University of South Dakota/Springfiel was closed and converted to a prison in 1984, Durfee was
named Assistant Warden and Director of Education for the prison. He established the vocational training
programs and incorporated the original prison policies along with assisting with the initial recruitment of prison
staff.
He has also served as acting warden of the Springfield prison and the South Dakota State Penitentiary in
Sioux Falls. In 1992, he became the Deputy Secretary of Corrections, overseeing the adult prison system and
prison industries.
While in Springfield, Durfee also served on the Bon Homme School District School Board, Springfield
Chamber of Commerce, and Springfield Development Corporation and was active in the Springfield Fire
Department and St. Vincent Catholic Church.
Durfee has received numerous honors, including University of South Dakota/Springfield Outstanding
Alumnus; South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame; South Dakota Wrestling Hall of Fame;
Southern State College Pointer Hall of Fame; and South Dakota Vocational Association Outstanding Service
Award.
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Prior to 1978, Michael was wrestling coach at the University of South Dakota and assistant football coach.
He also taught in the mechanical technology area. From 1978 to 1984, they were part owners of the Ford-
Mercury dealership in Springfield and also owned an Amoco service station.

Michael had 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

More About MICHAEL MORRIS "MIKE" DURFEE:


Burial: January 06, 2000, Calvary Cemetery, Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota2683
Graduation: 1968, With Honors, Southern State College, Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota2684
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1958 - 1959, South Dakota 2685
Social Security Number: 503-48-81052685

More About MICHAEL DURFEE and MARIAN BLEHA:

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Marriage: August 14, 1965

Children of MICHAEL DURFEE and MARIAN BLEHA are:


i. MICHELE6 DURFEE.
ii. JERRY DURFEE.

145. JUDY ELAINE5 DURFEE (EMMETT NOAH4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born
1946 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota. She married LLOYD W. SCHWARTZ in Highmore Methodist
Church, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota. He was born in Miller, Hand County, South Dakota.

Notes for JUDY ELAINE DURFEE:


In 1982, Lloyd was working for Miller Livestock Auctions in Miller, Hand County, South Dakota, and Judy
was recovering from open heart surgery. They were living in Saint Lawrence, Hand County, South Dakota, in
1983. Judy was still living in Saint Lawrence when her brother died in 2000.
Judy had 2 children.

More About LLOYD SCHWARTZ and JUDY DURFEE:


Marriage: Highmore Methodist Church, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota

Child of JUDY DURFEE and LLOYD SCHWARTZ is:


i. BRYAN6 SCHWARTZ.

146. JOYCE ADELE5 DURFEE (CLARENCE OLIVER4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born Aft. 1936 in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota. She married DARRELL DEAN BESMER. He was born
July 04, 1938 in Nebraska 2685, and died June 14, 19962685.

Notes for JOYCE ADELE DURFEE:


In March 1961, Joyce and Darrell were divorced.

More About DARRELL DEAN BESMER:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1956, Nebraska 2685
Social Security Number: 505-50-52352685

Child of JOYCE DURFEE and DARRELL BESMER is:


i. TAMELLA ADELE6 BESMER.

147. KATHLEEN5 DURFEE (JOHN THOMAS4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born
Aft. 1938 in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

Notes for KATHLEEN DURFEE:


Kathleen was not married when Laura was born. About 1982, she worked in the Highmore Nursing Home as
a cook and was living with her parents in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

Child of KATHLEEN DURFEE is:


i. LAURA6 DURFEE.

148. JAMES LEROY "JIM"5 DURFEE (MARK JOSEPH4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) He
married CLAUDE LUNDSTRUM.

Children of JAMES DURFEE and CLAUDE LUNDSTRUM are:


i. BRYCE6 DURFEE.
ii. SHELBY DURFEE.

149. BETTY JEAN5 DURFEE (OMER RUSSELL4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born
1953. She married E UGENE EDWARD "GENE" PESKA. He was born January 06, 1953.

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Notes for BETTY JEAN DURFEE:
Betty and Eugene are Methodists. Eugene is a businessman. Betty and Eugene were divorced in April 1988.
Their son Kyle was adopted.

Children of BETTY DURFEE and EUGENE PESKA are:


i. KYLE (ADOPTED)6 PESKA.
ii. WADE PESKA.

150. BARBARA ANN5 DURFEE (OMER RUSSELL4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born 1954. She married (1) C ARLOS D. URRUTIA. He died September 12, 2006. She married (2) W ILLIAM
MCABEE.

Notes for BARBARA ANN DURFEE:


Barbara is a music teacher and a Methodist. Carlos is a Presbyterian. He served in the U. S. Navy 1963-
1967. They have lived in Suitland, Maryland; Spencer, Nebraska; Dupree, South Dakota; and Gregory, Gregory
County, South Dakota.

Children of BARBARA DURFEE and CARLOS URRUTIA are:


223. i. HEIDI6 URRUTIA, b. 1976.
ii. PATRICK URRUTIA, b. 1980.
224. iii. MACY URRUTIA, b. 1982.
iv. BRENNA URRUTIA, b. 1984; m. SHAD ERICKSEN.
v. CASEY URRUTIA.

Children of BARBARA DURFEE and WILLIAM MCABEE are:


vi. CHELSEA6 MCABEE, b. 1994.
vii. GAGE MCABEE, b. 1996.

151. RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5 EMERY (FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2686 was born February 25, 1928 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois2687,2688,2689,2690,2691,2692 , and
died October 25, 2004 in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 2693. He married (1) M ARCELLA GAIL G. CROSSEN
Abt. 1953. He married (2) D OLORES A. BEAULIEU July 01, 1975 in Mystic, New London County,
Connecticut2694. She was born January 04, 1938.

Notes for RICHARD WAYNE "DICK" EMERY:


From: "The Sun Herald," Tuesday, 26 October 2004.

Richard (Dick) Wayne Emery TMC (SS) USN Retired


Mr. Richard (Dick) Wayne Emery TMC (SS) USN Retired, of Ocean Springs, MS died Monday, October 25,
2004, in Biloxi, MS. Mr. Emery was born in Hinsdale, IL, on February 25, 1928, to the late Samuel and Harriet
Emery. On July 1, 1975, he married the former Dolores Beaulieu in Mystic, CT. Mr. Emery served his country
honorably for 25 years in the United States Navy submarine service, retiring from the John C. Calhoun in August
1969. Following his retirement, he worked as a Systems Analyst for shipyards in Groton, CT, Pascagoula, MS,
Seattle, WA, Rockville, MD, Sturgeon Bay, WI, and Avondale, LA. He had been a resident of Ocean Springs
since 1976, and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs.
Mr. Emery was preceded in death by a son, Richard Emery, Jr.; a granddaughter; and 5 sisters. He is
survived by his wife of 30 years, Dolores Beaulieu Emery; a son, Christopher Emery and wife Danielle of Biloxi,
MS; a daughter, Kelly Emery Denton of Ocean Springs, MS; and his favorite little playmate and the apple of his
eye, his grandson, Gavin Richard Denton. He is also survived by his sisters Janelle Campbell and husband Loy of
Antioch, CA, Reta Conkright and husband Richard of Gaylord, MI, and Ileen Graham and husband Hugh of
Traverse City, MI. From a previous marriage he leaves three sons and four daughters that live out of state.
Services will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery with full
military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Quality Hospice of the Gulf Coast, 999
Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs Chapel in charge of
arrangements.
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From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 3 April 1947, page 3.

HAS COVETED INSIGNIA - Richard W. Emery, seaman, first class, USN, 511 South Maple street, who has
been serving aboard the submarine USS Sea Owl since May, 1946, became a member of the "Silent Service," a
highly specialized and select group, by being designated as "qualified in submarines." In order to become eligible
to wear and display the highly coveted submariner's dolphin insignia upon the lower right hand sleeve of his
uniforms, Emery had to demonstrate his ability and knowledge of the following arts of a submariner to the
satisfaction of a qualifying board composed of qualified submarine officers and men: The ability to start and stop
all machinery and equipment on board; familiarity with the operation of the main ballast tanks and all other tanks;
knowledge of not only the name of all valves and leads of all piping, but the location and function of them all; the
knowledge of the correct procedure to follow in case of an accident or casualty; and complete familiarity of the
stations and duties of all men on board. Emery was awarded his dolphins at a special presentation on board the
Sea Owl at the Submarine Base, Balboa, Panama.
______________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 30 August 1947, page 3.

BACK IN THE STATES - Richard W. Emery, S 1/c, USN, has returned to the states aboard the submarine
USS Sea Owl, after an extensive tour of duty in the Panama Canal area.
_____________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 9 August 1952, page 3.

ABOARD USS TROUT - Serving aboard the submarine USS Trout, recently commissioned at New London,
Conn., are two Traverse City men, Richard W. Emery, torpedoman's mate 2/c, USN, son of Mrs. Fern Moulton,
511 South Maple street, and Burt E. Broomhead, commissaryman 1/c, USN, son of Burt Broomhead of R. 3.
_______________________________________________________________________

From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Saturday, 21 March 1953, page 3.

IN OPERATION SPRINGBOARD - Richard W. Emery, torpedoman's mate, second class, USN, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim C. Moulton, 511 Maple street, went to sea on the USS Trout during a tour of ships and naval
installations in the Caribbean area and took part in Operation Springboard.
________________________________________________________________________

Richard was born to Fern Emery out of wedlock. He was raised as the son of his grandparents, Samuel and
Harriet Emery. He and the family did not find out the secret until he joined the Navy. He needed his birth
certificate to join, and learned from this. His Baptismal Record lists him as Richard Sam (Morrison) Emery, son
of Roger Morrison and Fern Emery, adopted by Sam and Hattie Emery. Richard knew his father as Roger
Manion, not Roger Morrison. A Roger Manion as living on the Rosebud Reservation in 1930 that may have been
his father.

He is called Richard Samuel Emery on his second Certificate of Baptism which was issued by Rev. Louis
Fohls, June 16, 1944 at Kingsley, Michigan. It also lists Sam and Hattie Emery as his parents.

Richard was given the middle name Wayne when he was born. His grandparents, Sam and Hattie Trudell,
who raised him, gave him the middle name of Samuel, but he reverted back to Wayne when he joined the Navy.

According to his Certificate of Discharge, United States Coast Guard, Richard served in the Merchant
Marine on the ship "Joseph Murgas" from January 13, 1945 until his discharge March 16, 1945 in New York.

According to his Seaman's Certificate of Identification, he was 5 feet, 4 1/2 inches tall, with brown hair, blue
eyes, and a fair complexion.

Richard adopted Christopher Emery in 1981 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He is the biological grandson of
Dolores (Beaulieu) Emery.

More About RICHARD WAYNE "DICK" EMERY:


Date born 2: February 25, 1928, Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota2695

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Died 2: October 20, 2004, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi2696,2697
Baptism: December 21, 1929, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota, by Father
Louis J. Gill2698,2699
Burial: October 27, 2004, Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 2700,2701
Cause of Death: End Stage Alzheimer's Disease2701
Graduation: May 29, 1942, Elementary School, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2702
Military service: Bet. 1944 - 1945, Merchant Marine 2703
Military service 2: Bet. January 04, 1946 - August 15, 1969, United States Navy 2704,2705
Residence: January 05, 1945, 511 South Maple Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2706
Residence 2: 2004, 2279 Atkinson Road, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 2707
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Michigan2708
Social Security Number: 368-26-0694 2708,2709

More About RICHARD EMERY and MARCELLA CROSSEN:


Marriage: Abt. 1953

More About RICHARD EMERY and DOLORES BEAULIEU:


Marriage: July 01, 1975, Mystic, New London County, Connecticut2710

Children of RICHARD EMERY and MARCELLA CROSSEN are:


i. RICHARD WAYNE6 EMERY2711, b. June 20, 1955, Groton, New London County, Connecticut 2712,2713; d.
August 31, 1994, 350 Center Street, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut2714,2715.

Notes for RICHARD WAYNE EMERY:


From: "Hartford Courant," Friday, 2 September 1994, page B10.

EMERY. Richard W. Emery, Jr. 39, of 350 Center Street, Manchester, died Wednesday (Aug. 31, 1994) at
home after complications from AIDS. He was born in Groton, June 20, 1955, the son of Gail G. (Crossen)
Emery of Manchester and Richard W. Emery Sr. of Biloxi, Miss. Prior to his illness, he was a credit manager
in Honolulu, Hawaii and returned to Manchester last January. Besides his parents he is survived by his
paternal grandmother, Fern Moulton of Biloxi, Miss.; three brothers, Michael Emery of Hartford, Guy Emery
of North Biloxi, Miss., Timothy Emery of Westerly, R.I.; four sisters, Susan Heist of Westerly, R.I., Patricia
Cleary of Ledyard, Tracey Corbett of DeRidder, La., Anita Ellis of Coventry, R.I.; and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, 9:15 a.m., at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street,
Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to MANA (Manchester Area Network on Aids), P.O. Box 8080,
Manchester 06040-8080.
___________________________________________________________________

Richard never married.

More About RICHARD WAYNE EMERY:


Burial: September 03, 1994, St. Bridget Church Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 2715
Occupation: Credit Manager in a credit office
Residence: 350 Center Street, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1968, Connecticut 2716
Social Security Number: 042-50-6460 2716

ii. MICHAEL J. EMERY.


225. iii. GUY R. EMERY.
226. iv. TIMOTHY J. EMERY.
227. v. SUSAN A. EMERY.
228. vi. PATRICIA GAIL EMERY.
229. vii. TRACEY I. EMERY.
230. viii. ANITA M. EMERY, b. March 01, 1963.

Children of RICHARD EMERY and DOLORES BEAULIEU are:


ix. CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL (ADOPTED)6 EMERY, b. August 23, 1973, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode
Island; m. DANIELLE CATHERINE DUPUIS, May 28, 1999, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.

More About CHRISTOPHER EMERY and DANIELLE DUPUIS:

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Marriage: May 28, 1999, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi

231. x. KELLY FERN EMERY, b. April 25, 1976, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.

152. BONITA KAY "BONNIE"5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2717,2718 was born September 26, 1942 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2718. She married RONALD J. FOOTE2719 1962 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan2720. He was born
September 20, 1940.

More About BONITA KAY "BONNIE" GRAHAM:


Graduation: 1960, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2721
Occupation: 1998, Laundry Worker, Logan Center Laundry2721
Residence: Bet. 1998 - 2000, 4198 Greenwood Street, Holt, Ingham County, Michigan2721,2722

More About RONALD FOOTE and BONITA GRAHAM:


Marriage: 1962, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2723

Children of BONITA GRAHAM and RONALD FOOTE are:


i. RUSSELL "RUSTY"6 FOOTE2724, b. April 03, 1963, Michigan.
ii. RANDALL "RANDY" FOOTE2724, b. July 31, 1965, Michigan.

153. JEANNE ANNE5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2725 was born December 14, 1947 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2726. She
married (1) CHARLES F. "CHUCK" WURM 1966 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. She married (2) D ALE
HENRY SWEET2727,2728 December 13, 1968 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2729,2730. He was
born November 02, 1942 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan2731,2732,2733, and died August 08, 2007 in
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2734,2735.

More About JEANNE ANNE GRAHAM:


Graduation: 1966, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Occupation: 1998, Baker, Prevo's Family Market
Residence: Bet. 1998 - 2003, 3835 Brook Dr., Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

More About CHARLES WURM and JEANNE GRAHAM:


Marriage: 1966, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Notes for DALE HENRY SWEET:


From: "Record-Eagle," Friday, 10 August 2007.

TRAVERSE CITY — Dale Henry Sweet, 64, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Bortz
Health Care in Traverse City.
Dale was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Rochester, the son of Joseph Avery Sweet and Myrtle Gladys Hubbard. In
1982, he married his loving wife of 25 years, Emily G. Howell, who survives.
Dale was a member of Alcoholic Anonymous for 28 years. Through AA, he mentored and helped many with
their struggles with alcoholism. Dale had been a great comfort to his siblings when they suffered a loss.
He had a love of math and always wanted to be an accountant. When not working the books, Dale had a love
of the outdoors.
Dale loved the Northern Michigan woods. He taught Emily about which plants were good to eat, such as the
fiddleheads, mushrooms and wild berries. He had a love for old Studebaker gold and silver Hawks.
Dale loved to hunt and fish, and a favorite activity was "two tracking" for deer with his brother Kent, son
Mike and best friend Tom Finney.
He was a man with many funny quotes. He would often say "it ain't easy being easy," and "My only two
problems are my thoughts and my feelings."
Dale is survived by his wife; five sons, Ron, Joseph, Jeff, Michael and Jameson Sweet; six siblings, Dawn
Thomas, Karen, Kent and Ed Sweet, Sharon (Robert) Biladeau, and Penney Mace; two step-children, Beth and
Eric Charest; many loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Tom.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
"Love takes many forms, the love of a beautiful maid, the love of a man for a mother' yet there is no greater
love in all the world than for one drunken bum for another!"

More About DALE HENRY SWEET:


Residence: 59572 Phillipe Avenue, Landers, San Bernardino County, California2736
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1959, Michigan2737
Social Security Number: 376-42-5330 2737
Son of: Joseph Avery Sweet and Myrtle Gladys Hubbard

More About DALE SWEET and JEANNE GRAHAM:


Marriage: December 13, 1968, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2738,2739

Children of JEANNE GRAHAM and DALE SWEET are:


232. i. JEFFREY ALLEN6 SWEET, b. September 07, 1969, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
233. ii. MICHAEL JAMES SWEET, b. September 28, 1970, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
234. iii. JAMESON ROBERT SWEET, b. June 20, 1977, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

154. SHIRLEY ELIZABETH5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2740,2741 was born May 09, 1950 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2741.
She married KENNETH JOHN BELL2742 August 08, 1970 in East Bay Cavalry Church, Traverse City, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan2743,2744. He was born November 08, 1944.

More About SHIRLEY ELIZABETH GRAHAM:


Graduation: 1968, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2745
Residence: Bet. 1998 - 2000, 2608 Windcrest Lane, Traverse City Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2745,2746

More About KENNETH JOHN BELL:


Occupation: Teacher
Son of: Rev. John Bell

Marriage Notes for SHIRLEY GRAHAM and KENNETH BELL:


From: "The Traverse City Record-Eagle," Friday, 15 May 1970.

SUMMER BRIDE-ELECT

The engagement of Miss Shirley Elizabeth Graham and Kenneth John Bell, son of Rev. and Mrs. Bell of
Eastport, is announced by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Graham of Acme. Miss Graham is
employed by Ace Hardware and her fiance is a teacher in the Traverse City Public School system. An August 8
wedding is planned.
___________________________________________________________________________________

From: "The Traverse City Record-Eagle."

SHIRLEY GRAHAM IS BRIDE OF KENNETH JOHN BELL

Miss Shirley Graham became the bride of Kenneth John Bell, Saturday, August 8, at East Bay Cavalry
Church. The Rev. John Bell, father of the bridegroom, performed the 11:00 a.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Graham of Williamsburg, and the bridegroom's parents
are the Rev. and Mrs. John Bell of Eastport.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a gown of sheer organza and lace. The bodice of Chantilly
lace was designed with a stand-up collar and three-quarter length sleeves accented with a wide ruffle of lace.
Matching lace encircled the hem of the softly gathered skirt and lace motifs trimmed the removable chapel train.
Her waist-length veil of silk illusion was secured by a band of daisies and baby's breath.
Attending her sister as maid of honor, Miss Barbara Graham was attired in a floor-length empire gown of
blue chiffon. The bodice was trimmed with lace interwoven with ribbon at the high neckline and cuffs of the
bishop sleeves.
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Terry Carlson of Roscommon served as best man. Ushers were William Chamberlin of Traverse City and
Kenneth Carlson of Roscommon.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents.
Following a New England honeymoon, the newlyweds will reside at King's Court, Traverse City.

More About KENNETH BELL and SHIRLEY GRAHAM:


Marriage: August 08, 1970, East Bay Cavalry Church, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2747,2748

Children of SHIRLEY GRAHAM and KENNETH BELL are:


235. i. ANNE ELIZABETH6 BELL, b. January 27, 1971, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
236. ii. MARY ALICIA BELL, b. November 20, 1975, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
237. iii. SARAH LYNN BELL, b. January 14, 1979, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

155. BARBARA LEIGH5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2749,2750 was born May 27, 1955 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2750. She met (1)
GERALD STEPHEN BANKS. He was born Abt. 1954. She married (2) AUBREY LEE GOLD May 20, 1985 in Ann
Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He was born Abt. 1955. She married (3) FRANCIS GARY "FRAN"
BETTELYOUN March 21, 2005 in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He was born Abt. 1952.

More About BARBARA LEIGH GRAHAM:


Graduation: 1973, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2751
Graduation 2: 1993, University of Michigan, BA Psychology, Washtenaw County, Michigan
Graduation 3: 1998, University of Minnesota, MA Child Development, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Graduation 4: 2001, University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Occupation: Clinical Psychologist and Program Director, University of Minnesota2751
Residence: 1998, 1644 Englewood Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota
Residence 2: 2005, 1331 Kennsington Avenue, Shakopee, Minnesota

More About GERALD STEPHEN BANKS:


Other Spouses: Kelly Anne unknown

More About AUBREY GOLD and BARBARA GRAHAM:


Marriage: May 20, 1985, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan

More About FRANCIS GARY "FRAN" BETTELYOUN:


Other Spouses: Kay Suzanne Steinhaus

More About FRANCIS BETTELYOUN and BARBARA GRAHAM:


Marriage: March 21, 2005, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Child of BARBARA GRAHAM and GERALD BANKS is:


i. CHRISTOPHER RYAN6 GOLD, b. August 06, 1981, Michigan.

Child of BARBARA GRAHAM and AUBREY GOLD is:


ii. JENNIKA EMERY6 GOLD, b. February 22, 1979, Michigan.

156. VICKIE MARIE5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2752 was born July 30, 1957 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2752. She married
DAVID D. DYKSTRA 1983 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan2753. He was born October 12, 1944.

More About VICKIE MARIE GRAHAM:


Residence: 2000, 1770 Radcliff Road, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2754

More About DAVID DYKSTRA and VICKIE GRAHAM:


Marriage: 1983, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2755

Children of VICKIE GRAHAM and DAVID DYKSTRA are:

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i. JUSTIN6 DYKSTRA, b. November 17, 1983, Michigan.
ii. PATRICK DYKSTRA, b. September 10, 1985, Michigan.

157. DAVID MICHAEL5 GRAHAM (ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2756,2757 was born June 04, 1961 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2757. He married
(1) DEBORAH JEANNE "DEBBIE" WARDELL2758. She was born November 08, 1961 in Sennelager,
Germany2759,2760, and died November 02, 2000 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2761,2762,2763. He married (2)
LAURA. He married (3) L AURA A. HORMS 2000 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

More About DAVID MICHAEL GRAHAM:


Graduation: 1980, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2764
Occupation: 1998, Will Driller, Bob's Well Drilling2764

Notes for DEBORAH JEANNE "DEBBIE" WARDELL:


From the "Traverse City Record Eagle," 5 November 2000.

INTERLOCHEN - Deborah Jeanne Graham, 38, of Interlochen, died Thursday.


Born Nov. 8, 1961, Sennelager, Germany, she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Jeanne M. Ghastin.
Deborah was a 1980 graduate of Traverse City Senior High School. She was employed as a booker and
dispatcher. She also volunteered many times at Benzie schools for her daughter's activities. She enjoyed outdoor
activities, especially camping, volleyball, boating and picnics. She spoke fluent "Debanese."
She is survived by her two daughters, Kristy L. and Maria A. Graham, both at home, and their father, David
M. Graham of Karlin; her mother, Jeanne M. Ghastin of Traverse City; her father, Thomas R. (Magdelina)
Wardell of Duelman, Germany; five sisters, Lisa R. (Michael) Ringer of Yuma, Ariz., Lynette S. (Donald)
Widner of Walnut Cove, NC, Sarah M. (David) Smith of Traverse City, Micheala Wardell and Alexandria
Wardell - both of Duelman, Germany; a brother Thomas Wardell of Duelman, Germany; her beloved friend,
Robert Worm, Sr. and his children, Robert Jr. and Jessica of Interlochen; maternal grandmother, Clara B. Bannon
of Traverse City; three nieces; one nephew, two aunts; one uncle; and many many friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 P.M. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial
services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Glen Walters officiating.
Memorials may be directed to a fund being established to benefit Deborah's daughters in care of her sister,
Lynette S. Widner, 20471 Fewins Road, Interlochen, MI 49693.
"She will be truly missed."

More About DEBORAH JEANNE "DEBBIE" WARDELL:


Daughter of: Thomas R. Wardell and Jeanne M. Ghastin2765
Graduation: 1980, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2766
Occupation: 1998, Dispatcher, K & M Transport, Inc. 2766
Residence: Bet. 1998 - 2000, 20471 Fewins Road, Interlochen, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2766,2767
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1977, Michigan2768
Social Security Number: 368-82-29792768

More About DAVID GRAHAM and LAURA HORMS:


Marriage: 2000, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of DAVID GRAHAM and DEBORAH WARDELL are:


238. i. KRISTY L.6 GRAHAM, b. October 21, 1985, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
ii. MARIA A. GRAHAM2769, b. February 18, 1988, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

158. JOSEPH L. "JOE"5 KIRKPATRICK (EVA ELIZABETH4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born December 1948. He married LINDA SUE. She was born September 1951.

Child of JOSEPH KIRKPATRICK and LINDA SUE is:


i. KELLY6 KIRKPATRICK.

159. HERBERT "BUTCH"5 HENDERSON (RITA MAY4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,

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MAURICE1) He married VICKY.

Child of HERBERT HENDERSON and VICKY is:


i. DANIELLE6 HENDERSON.

160. VIRGINIA LOU "GINNIE5 LOU, GINGER" EMERY (WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4 EMERY, HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born February 19, 1940 in Farmington, San Juan County, New
Mexico. She married JACK RAY NELSON June 23, 1961 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado. He was born
October 06, 1939 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, and died March 06, 2001 in Little Rock, Pulaski
County, Arkansas.

More About JACK RAY NELSON:


Burial: cremated, and ashes spread over Black Hills in South Dakota
Son of: Ray Lewis Nelson and Margaret Edna Burns

More About JACK NELSON and VIRGINIA LOU:


Marriage: June 23, 1961, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

Children of VIRGINIA LOU and JACK NELSON are:


239. i. BRIAN JACK "B.J."6 NELSON, b. March 04, 1962, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.
240. ii. RICHARD RAY "RICH" NELSON, b. June 11, 1964, Edgemont, Fall River County, South Dakota.

161. PATRICIA ANN "PAT"5 EMERY (WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4, HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born September 28, 1943 in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma. She married (1)
BOBBIE JOE "LUCKY" WORTHAM December 31, 1962. He was born August 12, 1941. She married (2) B ERNARD
ROBERT PATRICK "BERNIE" MCARDLE November 06, 1972. He was born March 21, 1935, and died June 26,
1981. She married (3) LAWRENCE "LARRY" KEHOE October 31, 1986 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County,
Michigan. He was born March 11, 1939.

More About BOBBIE JOE "LUCKY" WORTHAM:


Son of: Jack B. Wortham and Delores Olson

More About BOBBIE WORTHAM and PATRICIA EMERY:


Divorce: Abt. 1971
Marriage: December 31, 1962

More About BERNARD ROBERT PATRICK "BERNIE" MCARDLE:


Son of: Howard Charles Patrick McArdle, Sr. and Mary Jessica Wilkinson

More About BERNARD MCARDLE and PATRICIA EMERY:


Divorce: Abt. 1975
Marriage: November 06, 1972

More About LAWRENCE KEHOE and PATRICIA EMERY:


Marriage: October 31, 1986, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan

Children of PATRICIA EMERY and BOBBIE WORTHAM are:


241. i. JEFFREY JAMES "JEFF"6 WORTHAM, b. May 28, 1963, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.
242. ii. KELLY LYNN WORTHAM, b. October 14, 1969, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

Child of PATRICIA EMERY and BERNARD MCARDLE is:


243. iii. KARIN ANN6 MCARDLE, b. June 10, 1973, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

162. CURTIS GEORGE5 BOSSINGHAM (CURTIS GEORGE4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born July 16, 1935. He married SANDRA LEAN "SANDY" DROGSETH. She was born December
08, 1947 in Minneapolis, Anoka County, Minnesota2770, and died September 03, 2001 in Minneapolis, Anoka

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County, Minnesota2770.

More About SANDRA LEAN "SANDY" DROGSETH:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1964, Minnesota2770
Social Security Number: 477-54-0831 2770

Children of CURTIS BOSSINGHAM and SANDRA DROGSETH are:


i. DE ANNA LEA6 BOSSINGHAM, b. March 29, 1970, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
ii. DEAN CURTIS BOSSINGHAM, b. August 24, 1973, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. DERRICK PHILLIP BOSSINGHAM, b. May 28, 1978, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

163. BESSIE5 BOSSINGHAM (CURTIS GEORGE4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2771
was born Abt. 1938. She married DENNIS BERGER.

More About BESSIE BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1956, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2771
Occupation: 1998, Traffic Court, Person Ford 2771
Residence: 1998, 453 Graces 16r., La Mesa, San Diego County, California 2771

Children of BESSIE BOSSINGHAM and DENNIS BERGER are:


i. SUSAN6 BERGER2771.
ii. CARMEN BERGER2771.
iii. TIM BERGER2771.
iv. TED BERGER2771.
v. STEVEN BERGER2771.

164. WALTER MAURICE5 THOMPSON (MARGARET JANE4 BOSSINGHAM, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born February 27, 1945. He married P ATRICIA MARIE SOAPPMAN 1966 in Grand
Traverse County, Michigan. She was born June 15, 1948.

More About WALTER THOMPSON and PATRICIA SOAPPMAN:


Marriage: 1966, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Child of WALTER THOMPSON and PATRICIA SOAPPMAN is:


i. TROY M.6 THOMPSON, b. December 25, 1970.

165. RONALD E.5 THOMPSON (MARGARET JANE4 BOSSINGHAM, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born June 24, 1946. He married C AROL A. WOODHAMS 1969 in Grand Traverse County,
Michigan. She was born February 02, 1950.

More About RONALD THOMPSON and CAROL WOODHAMS:


Marriage: 1969, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of RONALD THOMPSON and CAROL WOODHAMS are:


i. TRAVIS W.6 THOMPSON, b. August 21, 1972.
ii. C. T. THOMPSON, b. April 07, 1974.

166. STANLEY BRUCE5 THOMPSON (MARGARET JANE4 BOSSINGHAM, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born June 15, 1956. He married (1) DEBORAH A. BOYLE 1975 in Grand Traverse
County, Michigan. She was born 1956. He married (2) SANDRA L. GEE 1995 in Grand Traverse County,
Michigan. She was born February 15, 1957.

More About STANLEY THOMPSON and DEBORAH BOYLE:


Marriage: 1975, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

More About STANLEY THOMPSON and SANDRA GEE:


Marriage: 1995, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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Child of STANLEY THOMPSON and DEBORAH BOYLE is:
i. GREGORY K.6 THOMPSON, b. January 13, 1978.

167. LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5 BOSSINGHAM (MORRIS "SONNY"4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2772 was born Abt. 1944. He married (1) D OROTHY JEAN ALLEN 1962 in Traverse City, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan. He married (2) MARSHA J. RUSSELL 1970 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
He married (3) LINDA D. PILGRIM 1997 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. She was born 1944.

Notes for LAWRENCE W. "LARRY" BOSSINGHAM:


Larry now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More About LAWRENCE W. "LARRY" BOSSINGHAM:


Graduation: 1962, Traverse City Senior High School, Travese City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2772

Notes for DOROTHY JEAN ALLEN:


Dorothy remarried in 1967 to Garry Lewis, her children were adopted by him and took his name. Dorothy
moved back to Michigan just before divorcing Lawrence and moved in with her mother and step-father in
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan. They family lived was raised in Jackson.

Marriage Notes for LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and DOROTHY ALLEN:


Lawrence and Dorothy divorced in 1964 or 1965.

More About LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and DOROTHY ALLEN:


Marriage: 1962, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

More About LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and MARSHA RUSSELL:


Marriage: 1970, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Notes for LINDA D. PILGRIM:


Linda has 2 children from a previous marriage.

More About LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and LINDA PILGRIM:


Marriage: 1997, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and DOROTHY ALLEN are:


244. i. SCOTT MICHAEL6 LEWIS, b. June 21, 1963, Santa Ana, Orange County, California.
245. ii. DARLA JEAN LEWIS, b. February 19, 1965, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan.

Children of LAWRENCE BOSSINGHAM and MARSHA RUSSELL are:


246. iii. HOLLY JEAN6 BOSSINGHAM, b. October 29, 1969.
247. iv. TIMOTHY WAYNE "TIM" BOSSINGHAM, b. August 02, 1971.

168. CHRISTIANNE A. "CHRISTI"5 RAMSAY (MONA MAY4 BOSSINGHAM, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born March 01, 1952. She married B RUCE A. ROWE 1971 in Grand Traverse County,
Michigan. He was born 1949.

More About BRUCE ROWE and CHRISTIANNE RAMSAY:


Marriage: 1971, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of CHRISTIANNE RAMSAY and BRUCE ROWE are:


i. HEIDI L.6 ROWE, b. December 01, 1974.
ii. JEREMY A. ROWE, b. May 01, 1977.

169. CATHERINE M. "CATHIE"5 RAMSAY (MONA MAY4 BOSSINGHAM, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born June 22, 1955 in Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,

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Michigan2773. She married DONALD H. "DON" BOTT 1974 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. He was born
December 02, 1952.

Notes for CATHERINE M. "CATHIE" RAMSAY:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Thursday, 23 June 1955, page 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsay of Thompsonville are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday at Munson
hospital.

More About DONALD BOTT and CATHERINE RAMSAY:


Marriage: 1974, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of CATHERINE RAMSAY and DONALD BOTT are:


i. MELANIE L.6 BOTT, b. March 17, 1976.
ii. STEPHEN J. BOTT, b. December 21, 1978.
iii. MICHELE M. BOTT, b. July 14, 1981.

170. CONSTANCE MARIE "CONNIE"5 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3,
MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born July 03, 1939 in Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan. She married
FRED MICHAEL TUFFILE August 1963 in Dearborn, Michigan. He was born 1941 in Long Island, New York.

More About FRED TUFFILE and CONSTANCE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: August 1963, Dearborn, Michigan

Children of CONSTANCE LANGDEAU and FRED TUFFILE are:


i. ALEX6 TUFFILE.
ii. CHARLES D. TUFFILE, b. April 15, 1973; m. MICHELLE E.; b. December 22, 1973.

Notes for CHARLES D. TUFFILE:


Charles and Michelle live in Lakeville, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

iii. ANTHONY TUFFILE.

171. PAUL CONRAD5 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)
was born December 21, 1940 in Southgate, Wayne County, Michigan2774, and died May 06, 2004 in Allen Park,
Wayne County, Michigan2774. He married (1) V IRGINIA. He married (2) S HIRLEY SUE "SUSIE". He married (3)
LILLIAN DAVEITA RHEA May 17, 1986 in Clark County, Nevada. He married (4) J ANICE KAY TAYLOR
November 05, 2001 in Clark County, Nevada.

More About PAUL CONRAD LANGDEAU:


Cause of Death: Leukemia
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1957 - 1958, Michigan 2774
Social Security Number: 379-40-6646 2774

More About PAUL LANGDEAU and LILLIAN RHEA:


Marriage: May 17, 1986, Clark County, Nevada

More About PAUL LANGDEAU and JANICE TAYLOR:


Marriage: November 05, 2001, Clark County, Nevada

Children of PAUL LANGDEAU and VIRGINIA are:


i. NICOLETTE "NIKKI"6 LANGDEAU, b. Abt. 1959.
ii. PAUL MARCEL LANGDEAU, b. October 14, 1962, Wayne County, Michigan; d. April 24, 1993, San Diego
County, California.

Child of PAUL LANGDEAU and SHIRLEY "SUSIE" is:


248. iii. KIMBERLY MARLENE6 LANGDEAU, b. March 21, 1967.

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172. DIANE LOUISE5 LANGDEAU (ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)
was born June 10, 1946 in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan2775. She married CHESTER PAUL DOLATOSKI
October 01, 1966 in Kenelworth, New Jersey2776. He was born January 17, 1942 in Scranton, Lackawanna
County, Pennsylvania.

More About DIANE LOUISE LANGDEAU:


Baptism: November 03, 1946, First Methodist Church of Lincoln Park, Michigan, performed by Victor D.
Longfield, Pastor2777

More About CHESTER PAUL DOLATOSKI:


Son of: Chester Dolotoski and Mary Hodorowski

More About CHESTER DOLATOSKI and DIANE LANGDEAU:


Marriage: October 01, 1966, Kenelworth, New Jersey 2778

Children of DIANE LANGDEAU and CHESTER DOLATOSKI are:


249. i. TAMMY YVETTE6 DOLATOSKI.
250. ii. WENDY DAWN DOLATOSKI, b. 1969.

173. GAYLE LYNN5 LANGDEAU (CHARLES MIX4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2779 was
born March 28, 1957. She married W ILLIAM J. "BILL" WHALEY.

Children of GAYLE LANGDEAU and WILLIAM WHALEY are:


i. TRENT6 WHALEY.
ii. TYLER WHALEY.
iii. TREVOR WHALEY.
iv. TARYN WHALEY.

174. BENITA MAE5 LANGDEAU (CHARLES MIX4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2779 was born
June 15, 1958. She married J IM D. DONOVAN.

Children of BENITA LANGDEAU and JIM DONOVAN are:


i. TRINITY6 DONOVAN.
ii. CODY DONOVAN.

175. DENITA KAY5 LANGDEAU (CHARLES MIX4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)2779 was born
June 15, 1958. She married ROD D. INTORN.

Children of DENITA LANGDEAU and ROD INTORN are:


i. NIKKI6 INTORN.
ii. SIDNEY INTORN.

176. CHARLES WILLIAM "BILL"5 LANGDEAU (CHARLES MIX4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2,
MAURICE1)2779 was born October 13, 1963. He married (1) D ENA BOYD. He married (2) C HRISTINA FLUTE.

Children of CHARLES LANGDEAU and DENA BOYD are:


i. COBY6 LANGDEAU.
ii. COLTON LANGDEAU.

Children of CHARLES LANGDEAU and CHRISTINA FLUTE are:


iii. LINDSEY ANN6 LANGDEAU.
iv. DEMI KA LANGDEAU.
v. PADEN LANGDEAU.

177. JEFFREY "JAY"5 LANGDEAU (CHARLES MIX4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born

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March 28, 1972. He married DEANN MARTIN.

More About DEANN MARTIN:


Daughter of: Larry Martin and Claire2780

Children of JEFFREY LANGDEAU and DEANN MARTIN are:


i. BAILEE6 LANGDEAU.
ii. CASH LANGDEAU.

178. LAURENCE DALE "LARRY"5 LANGDEAU (ROBERT DALE "BOB"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2,
MAURICE1) was born January 17, 1949 in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan. He married PAMELA JANICE
JOHNSON. She was born November 11, 1950.

Children of LAURENCE LANGDEAU and PAMELA JOHNSON are:


i. PHILIP DALE6 LANGDEAU, b. December 01, 1972.
ii. CHRISTIE LYNN LANGDEAU, b. May 23, 1974.
251. iii. MICHELE RENEE LANGDEAU, b. October 28, 1970.

179. RONALD LEE5 LANGDEAU (ROBERT DALE "BOB"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was
born August 26, 1950 in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan. He married (1) CAROL FELLAH. She was born
April 28, 1951 in Wayne County, Michigan. He married (2) FRANCIS C. FARKAS February 27, 1996 in Harris
County, Texas. She was born 1950. He married (3) RUTH A. GROSS July 31, 1998 in Harris County, Texas.

Notes for RONALD LEE LANGDEAU:


Ronald divorced 22 April 1997 his second wife.

More About RONALD LANGDEAU and FRANCIS FARKAS:


Marriage 1: February 27, 1996, Harris County, Texas
Marriage 2: November 22, 1978

More About RONALD LANGDEAU and RUTH GROSS:


Marriage: July 31, 1998, Harris County, Texas

Child of RONALD LANGDEAU and CAROL FELLAH is:


i. NICOLE MARIE "NIKKI"6 LANGDEAU, m. UNKNOWN FRY.

180. RENEE M.5 LANGDEAU (ROBERT DALE "BOB"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was
born 1953. She married JAMES LOUZON.

Child of RENEE LANGDEAU and JAMES LOUZON is:


i. RENEE LYNN "LINDSEY"6 LOUZON.

181. JAMES5 DICK (SHIRLEY ANN4 LANGDEAU, ABRAHAM MAURICE3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1)

Child of JAMES DICK is:


i. AMANDA6 DICK.

182. MARLYS5 LANGDEAU (MARLOWE BATES4, HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born
October 15, 1963 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota.

Child of MARLYS LANGDEAU is:


i. MARLO JEAN6 LANGDEAU.

183. LEONARD ALLEN5 LANGDEAU (ELLSWORTH CLAYTON "BUDDY"4, HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2,
MAURICE1) was born in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota. He married MARY

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MARLENE FLUTE2781. She was born April 12, 1953 in Chamberlain, Lyman County, South Dakota2782,2783, and
died September 01, 2002 in Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota2784,2785.

Notes for MARY MARLENE FLUTE:


From: "Daily Republic," 4 September 2002.

Mary M. Flute, 49, Lower Brule, died Sept. 1, 2002 at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral
services will be on Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lower Brule with wake services
being held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery in Lower
Brule. Vicar Les Spear and Gabe Medicine Eagle will be officiating and Carolyn Reilly will be assisting.
Mary Marlene Flute was born on April 12, 1953 at Chamberlain to parents Daniel A. and Irene S. (Goodface)
Flute. She was raised in Lower Brule, attended grade school in Pierre, and high school in Flandreau. She returned
to Lower Brule where she worked and raised her family. Mary was well known throughout the Fort Thompson
and Lower Brule communities.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard A. Langdeau; three sons, Levi Duane Flute, Darin D. Flute,
Ellsworth Philip Langdeau; four daughters, Jean Ann Flute, Ellen Collette Flute Langdeau, Marilyn Renee
Langdeau, and Marialan Patricia Langdeau; four brothers, Norman G. Wilson, Delaine L. Flute, Emil (Levi)
Flute, Leslie W. Flute; three sisters, Gladys A. Flute, Sadie M. Flute, Emily H. Flute; two grandchildren, Janise
Marie P.S. Flute and Seqouia Maree Marlene Flute; and also by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and
cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father; her paternal and maternal grandparents; two brothers, Amiel C.
Flute and an infant brother; twin sisters, Patricia Ann and Janice Marie Flute; one granddaughter, Ronette Rae
Middletent; and a nephew.
Wevik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

More About MARY MARLENE FLUTE:


Burial: September 04, 2002, Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery, Lower Brule, Lyman County, South
Dakota2785
Daughter of: Daniel A. Flute and Irene S. Goodface2785
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1970, South Dakota2786
Social Security Number: 504-72-02822786

Children of LEONARD LANGDEAU and MARY FLUTE are:


i. MARIALAN PATRICIA6 LANGDEAU.
ii. ELLSWORTH PHILIP LANGDEAU.
iii. MARILYN RENEE LANGDEAU.

184. HARLEE C.5 LANGDEAU (HARVEY LEE "SNOOKY"4, HARVEY CHARLES3, MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) He
married JULIE.

Children of HARLEE LANGDEAU and JULIE are:


i. HARLEE C.6 LANGDEAU.
ii. LAKOTA LANGDEAU.
iii. TRINITY CADE LANGDEAU, b. Abt. 1991.

185. ELSWORTH CLAYTON5 TURGEON (CLAYTON ABRAHAM4, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2787 was born January 18, 1928 in South Dakota2788, and died 1988 in Portland,
Multnomah County, Oregon2789. He married JUANITA MARIE ARMAND2789 September 02, 1950 in Spokane,
Spokane County, Washington2790,2791. She was born June 11, 1929 in Spokane, Spokane County,
Washington2792,2793, and died July 09, 1994 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon2793.

More About ELSWORTH CLAYTON TURGEON:


Died 2: November 22, 1979, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 2794
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Washington 2794
Social Security Number: 533-20-31282794

Notes for JUANITA MARIE ARMAND:


From: "The Oregonian," 13 July 1994, page B5.

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A private service will be held.
Mrs. Turgeon died July 9, 1994, of cancer at age 65. She was born June 11, 1929, in Spokane and had lived
in Portland since 1970. In 1950, she married Elsworth C. Turgeon, who died in 1988.
She was a bank branch manager in Spokane and worked for Pacific First Bank in Portland as a real estate
loan officer.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeannette Hardin of Beaverton; and two grandchildren.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Remembrances: Oregon chapter of the American Cancer Society or Hopewell House, 6171 S.W. Capitol
Highway, Portland 97201.
Arrangements: Riverview Abbey Funeral Home.

More About JUANITA MARIE ARMAND:


Died 2: July 15, 1994, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon2794
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon2795
Daughter of: Rev. J. P. Armand2796
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bef. 1951, Washington 2797
Social Security Number: 539-24-84642797

Marriage Notes for ELSWORTH TURGEON and JUANITA ARMAND:


From: "Union-Bulletin," Walla Walla, Washington, Monday, 21 August 1950, page 6.

TURGEON - ARMAND WEDDING DATED FOR SEPTEMBER 2

Betrothal news coming from Spokane tells of the engagement and coming marriage of Miss Juanita Armand,
daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Armand of that city, and Elsworth Turgeon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton A.
Turgeon of Los Angeles.
The rites are dated for Wednesday, September 2.
Both Miss Armand and her fiance are former Whitman college students and they expect to be making their
home in Walla Walla after their marriage.

More About ELSWORTH TURGEON and JUANITA ARMAND:


Marriage: September 02, 1950, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 2798,2799

Child of ELSWORTH TURGEON and JUANITA ARMAND is:


i. JEANNETTE6 TURGEON, m. UNKNOWN HARDIN.

186. JANELLE5 KIRWAN (MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2800,2801. She married HARRY HAUSMANN2801.

Children of JANELLE KIRWAN and HARRY HAUSMANN are:


i. JILL6 HAUSMANN2801.
ii. BRUCE HAUSMANN2801.
iii. AMY HAUSMANN2801.

187. GERALD R.5 KIRWAN (MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2802 was born May 03, 1939. He married LEONA J. STERK2803. She was born 1946.

Children of GERALD KIRWAN and LEONA STERK are:


i. PATRICK J.6 KIRWAN2803.
ii. RYAN K. KIRWAN2803, b. 1976.

188. JANICE E.5 KIRWAN (MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2804 was born February 24, 19452805, and died May 01, 1998 in Colorado 2805. She married
JEROME P. NOCKELS2806. He was born March 16, 1945.

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More About JANICE E. KIRWAN:
Burial: Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1963, South Dakota2807
Social Security Number: 503-56-8506 2807

More About JEROME P. NOCKELS:


Military service: Vietnam

Child of JANICE KIRWAN and JEROME NOCKELS is:


i. DEIDRA6 NOCKELS2808.

189. JOSEPH "JOE"5 KIRWAN (MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2809,2810. He married T WILA KISLEY2810.

Children of JOSEPH KIRWAN and TWILA KISLEY are:


i. MONICA6 KIRWAN2810.
ii. JAY KIRWAN2810.

190. MARY JANE5 KIRWAN (MARGARET VIOLA4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2811 was born June 22, 1951. She married T HOMAS A. WESTENDORF2812. He was born
January 21, 1947.

Children of MARY KIRWAN and THOMAS WESTENDORF are:


i. NANCY6 WESTENDORF2812.
ii. MAUREEN A. WESTENDORF2812, b. 1975.
iii. BRENNAN T. WESTENDORF, b. December 27, 1980.

191. RITA CLAIRE5 KRATZ (MAE EMILY4 TURGEON, JOSEPH MAURICE "JOE"3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2812 was born June 16, 1933 in Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, and died July 09, 1984
in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She married DONALD WAYNE JENNINGS September 18, 1954.

Notes for RITA CLAIRE KRATZ:


DEATH NOTICE - Rita C. Jennings nee Kratz, fond mother of Diane (Al) Stoken, Christopher and Suzanne;
sister of JoEllen Dunham. Visitation Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Barr Funeral Home, 6222 Broadway. Chapel
service Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Interment Rosehill.

More About RITA CLAIRE KRATZ:


Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

More About DONALD WAYNE JENNINGS:


Son of: Louis Walter Jennings and Elizabeth Speer

More About DONALD JENNINGS and RITA KRATZ:


Divorce: 1966
Marriage: September 18, 1954

Children of RITA KRATZ and DONALD JENNINGS are:


i. DIANE6 JENNINGS, m. AL STOKEN.
ii. CHRISTOPHER JENNINGS.
iii. SUZANNE JENNINGS.

192. NELL M.5 TURGEON (ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB"4, ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born 1942. She married (1) H EINZ JESCHKOWSKI. She married (2) UNKNOWN WILLMINGTON.

Child of NELL TURGEON and HEINZ JESCHKOWSKI is:


i. HEINZ G.6 JESCHKOWSKI, b. September 01, 1978.

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193. LOUISE E.5 TURGEON (ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB"4, ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET "MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born May 01, 1947. She married VINCENT A. "VINCE" ROSCELLI. He was born November 01,
1943.

Child of LOUISE TURGEON and VINCENT ROSCELLI is:


i. DAVID A.6 ROSCELLI, b. 1974.

194. MICHAEL EUGENE "MIKE"5 TURGEON (ABRAHAM ROBERT "BOB"4, ABRAHAM BENJAMIN3, MARGARET
"MAGGIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2813,2814 was born July 01, 1948 in Mission, Todd County, South Dakota2815,
and died September 09, 1982 in Cathlement, Wahkiakum County, Washington2815,2816,2817. He married CATHY.

Notes for MICHAEL EUGENE "MIKE" TURGEON:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Burke, SD, Wednesday, 5 September 1982, page 1.

MIKE TURGEON, 34, ELECTROCUTED SEPT. 9


Mike Turgeon, 34, son of Bob and Evelyn Turgeon, was the victim of a construction accident last Thursday,
Sept. 9 while working with a crew in the area of his home at Cathlamet, Wash.
Mike was employed by Weyerhauser Lumber Co. building roads when a crane was used to unload culverts
touched a high voltage power line and he was electrocuted.
He had spent some of his early life in Burke with his parents. Survivors include his wife, two boys and two
girls, his parents and six sisters.
_______________________________________________________

From: "The Burke Gazette," Burke, SD, Wednesday, 22 September 1982, page 3.

RITES HELD IN WASHINGTON FOR MIKE TURGEON, 34


Michael Eugene Turgeon, 34, a Weyerhauser Co. construction foreman and Cathlamet resident, died Sept. 9,
1982, near Gray's River.
Turgeon, of 43 Morgan Drive, Cathlamet, was born July 1, 1948, in Rosebud, S.D. He had lived in
Cathlamet for the past three years.
Turgeon graduated from Benton City High School near the Tri Cities in Washington in 1966. He worked for
the U. S. Forest Service in California in 1968 and for Weyerhauser Co. in 1969.
He graduated from Washington State University in 1970 with a bachelor's of science degree in forestry.
After college he lived in the Centralia area for eight years.
Turgeon was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Cathlamet and the Society of American
Foresters.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Turgeon, at home; two sons, Matthew Turgeon and Joseph Turgeon, and
two daughters, Nicole Turgeon and Katie Turgeon, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham R. Turgeon of
Moxee City, Wash.; six sisters, Nell Willmington of St. Maries, Idaho, Kathryn Baker of Tenino, Wash., Louise
Roscelli of Puyallup, Wash., Patricia Hibdon of Billings, Mont., Roberta Newland of Moxee and Susan Partch of
Yakima.
A rosary service was held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept.
13 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Cathlamet with Rev. Richard Basso officiating. Concluding services and
vault interment were at the Greenwood Cemetery at Cathlamet.

More About MICHAEL EUGENE "MIKE" TURGEON:


Date born 2: July 01, 1948, Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota 2817
Burial: September 13, 1982, Greenwood Cemetery, Cathlement, Wahkiakum County, Washington2817
Cause of Death: Electrocuted2818
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1963 - 1964, Washington 2819
Social Security Number: 533-48-97422819

Children of MICHAEL TURGEON and CATHY are:


i. MATTHEW6 TURGEON.
ii. JOSEPH TURGEON.
iii. NICOLE TURGEON.
iv. KATIE TURGEON.

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195. JERAULD5 JANDREAU (DOROTHY B.4 LANGDEAU, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2820 was born
October 23, 1941 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2821, and died December 18,
1974 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2821. He married SHERYL2822.

More About JERAULD JANDREAU:


Burial: Presho Holy Angels Cemetery, Lyman County, South Dakota
Occupation: 1971, Ranching2822
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: Bet. 1956 - 1957, South Dakota 2823
Social Security Number: 503-46-79522823

Children of JERAULD JANDREAU and SHERYL are:


i. JANELLE6 JANDREAU2824.
ii. RODDY JANDREAU2824.
iii. RANDY J. JANDREAU2824, b. 1969.
iv. TIMMY JANDREAU2824.

196. MICHAEL L.5 JANDREAU (DOROTHY B.4 LANGDEAU, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2825 was
born October 01, 1943 in Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman County, South Dakota2825.

Notes for MICHAEL L. JANDREAU:


From: "Capital Journal," "A Shared Vision," by Mary Gales Askren, 29 October 2001.

On Saturday, close to four dozen people gathered at the Holiday Inn Express in Fort Pierre to begin creating
a shared vision for the future of the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place.
President of the Wakpa Sica Historical Society Clarence Mortensen, right, discussed with fellow board
member and Lower Brule Tribal Chief Michael Jandreau, in striped shirt at left, the proposed facility for the
Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place. Following more than six hours of discussion on Saturday, many who attended
the roundtable conference drove to the site north of Fort Pierre.
On Saturday, close to four dozen people gathered at the Holiday Inn Express in Fort Pierre to begin creating
a shared vision for the future of the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place. "The potential for this is limited by only
our imagination," said Michael Swallow, tribal attorney for the Standing Rock Reservation and chief justice for
the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
The Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place was authorized by Public Law 106-568 in December, but Congress has
not yet appropriated the $18.3 million grant authorized by the law. When the project receives funding, a facility
will be built on U. S. Highway 1806 near the Fort Pierre Chouteau site. Gov. George Mickelson was credited at
Saturday's meeting with inspiring the project. While governor, Mickelson called for a Year of Reconciliation and
later for a Century of Reconciliation "because he realized the enormity of the task," according to Clarence
Mortenson, president of the Wakpa Sica Historical Society.
Saturday's meeting was the first of five meetings scheduled to discussed the project.
"We are trying to create something, trying to create an idea that all the tribes will support," Swallow said.
The law established the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place to house an economic development center, the
Sioux Nation Tribal Supreme Court, and a facility to train tribal personnel in conflict resolution; to provide for
the interpretation of the encounters between Lewis and Clark and the Sioux Nation; and to enhance the knowledge
and understanding of the history of Native Americans.
Saturday's discussion focused on economic development and on the tribal judicial system. The two are inter-
related, according to Mortenson.
Despite the Community Reinvestment Act of the 1960s which prohibited discriminatory lending practices,
lending institutions have been hesitant to loan money for development on reservations, he said. The lack of a
uniform system of laws among tribes is the reason for this, Mortenson said. Discussion at Saturday's conference
suggested several factors for the inconsistencies. In part, problems exist because tribal courts were created in the
1970s. "We do not have our laws developed," Swallow said. "Our judicial systems are young."
Problems also exist because of differences between traditional Lakota methods for conflict resolution and
Western methods for conflict resolution. Not all of those present expressed a belief that the Western system of
justice is best.
"You go into a court - one comes out smiling and one comes out angry. That's not justice," said Bryce In The
Woods from Cheyenne River.
Tom Van Norman, attorney for the Cheyenne River tribe, said that traditional ways and the wisdom of the
elders must be used in developing a uniform judicial system. He said at Cheyenne River traditional peace-making

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efforts are being used "so when people come out they are not angry."
Francis Whitebird of Pierre said the Lakota language must be considered when talking about the courts
because the language, the stories and the songs contain the values of the people.
"They're not like the dysfunctional cowboy love songs. They're songs that give us instruction," he said.
Throughout the day, the elders spoke, sometimes in Lakota and sometimes in English, often teasing one another
about their ages. Those who sit on the Wakpa Sica Historical Society board expressed their vision early in the
day.
"We are a nation," said elder and board member Webster Two Hawk. "Each one is a band of that great
Sioux nation. We are all inter-related. If we unite, we can get things done."
There are many tribal governments in South Dakota. Each one has a chairperson. Here is the story of one of
them. Michael B. Jandreau is the chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is a successful rancher on the
reservation. He also serves on the tribal council. He began in 1972 as vice-chairman. He has been tribal
chairman for twenty-one years. He started many of the tribe's projects. Today the tribe's farm corporation is the
number one grower of popcorn in the world. It also grows navy beans. Jandreau also guides other programs for
the tribe. Some of them are the Lower Brule Wildlife Program and the Golden Buffalo Casino.
________________________________________________________________________

From: "Argus Leader," Kevin Dobbs, 1 May 2003.

LOWER BRULE TRIBE PLANTS SEEDS FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS

LOWER BRULE - On an unusually hot and sun-drenched April afternoon, Michael Jandreau stands in the
middle of a sprawling cornfield wearing an optimistic grin.
Winter appears officially over, and farmers here soon will begin planting crops on the thousands of acres
owned by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Jandreau, the tribe's long-time chairman, views the operation as the
backbone of a rare but relatively successful economic-development drive in South Dakota's Indian country.
The tribe started the farm in 1977 with 1,500 irrigated acres on its reservation in central South Dakota. That
figure now tops 6,000, Jandreau says, and despite lean times, such as the 2002 drought, he counts about $13
million in cumulitive profits over the years.
"That's dam good," says the 59-year-old Jandreau, noting there is no other such Indian-run operation in the
state that rivals Lower Brule's. He says the farm is part of an overall effort to leverage the tribe's sovereign and
beef up tribal-run businesses to benefit the reservation's residents.
The tribe has 750 head of cattle, and it grows beans, corn and wheat. It has gained widespread attention for
the 7 million pounds of popcorn produced here annually, making the tribe among the nation's top growers.
Only about eight farmers work the land full time, Jandreau says, but it affords seasonal work for several more
tribal members and, equally important, the profitable operation generates money for the tribe to create other jobs
and new services.
In fact, in recent years, the town of Lower Brule, which serves as the commercial center of the reservation,
has added a bank branch, hotel and restaurant attached to a new casino, a community center and new tribal
headquarters. Those alone have created about 100 jobs, and in a rural area with a work force of about 600, the
difference is glaringly obvious.
Outside of town, the tribe has invested in an expansive hunting operation for tourists. As many as 1,000
hunters come annually for pheasants and waterfowl - and bigger game. The tribe has 400 buffalo and 160 elk.
"We sell licenses for prairie dogs to buffalo and everything in between," says Joel Bich, a tribal wildlife
biologist.
To be sure, by state or national standards, the economy here remains mired in endless recession. Large
pockets of blight can be found throughout the reservation. The crime rate is twice as high as that of the statewide
average.
The unemployment rate is a wildly moving target, but local estimates have ranged from 25 percent to 40
percent in recent years. The rate in Sioux Falls hovers around 3 percent.
The tribe, some council members say, struggles many months to manage its financial margins, in part because
the national economy's anemic growth has hampered investments.
But unemployment on the Lower Brule reservation is lower that in past decades, and it is considerably better
that found in much of present-day Sioux territory in South Dakota.
"Most people that want to work are working," says John McCauley, the tribe's treasurer. "That's the way I
see it, because we have jobs out here."
The 2000 census showed that median household income in Lyman County, which includes most of the Lower
Brule Tribe's land, was more and $28,000.
That's well below the state average of $35,200, but it's twice as much as in neighboring Buffalo County,

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which is home to the Crow Creek Sioux.
Buffalo County posted a median household income of $12,692 and a 57 percent poverty rate, making it the
most impoverished in the United States. With private enterprise virtually nonexistent, unemployment there
approaches 80 percent.
Such downtrodden conditions also can be found in Shannon, Ziebach and Todd counties. All include Sioux
reservations where one in two people live in poverty. They rank among the top five poorest counties nationally.

HISTORY OF OPPRESSION

Most Sioux trace such woes back to white settlers' march across the Northern Plains in the 1800s.
With the government clearing land for homesteads, the Great Sioux Nation, which includes the Lower Brule
and other Sioux in South Dakota, lost hundreds of thousands of acres to settlers.
The various Sioux bands, which once built their livelihood around buffalo hunting, were left with comparably
small tracts of reservation land and little space to hunt.
During the years, they waged numerous legal battles and in 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that their lands,
including the Black Hills, had been wrongly taken. The court awarded a multimillion-dollar settlement, but the
Sioux refused, saying they also wanted at least part of their land back.
They continue that campaign today. But most recognize they must first generate economic strength from
within before they'll have the kind of social and financial clout needed to get Congress to take their claims
seriously.
Many in Indian country point to the Lower Brule Tribe as having at least made progress on that front.

ECONOMIC PROGRESS

The difference on Lower Brule, many here say, is consistent leadership.


Consider: Crow Creek has had four different tribal chairs in the past decade.
With elections held every two years, those involved with government on the reservation say, leadership can
turn over regularly, and each time it does, the new man or woman in charge starts from scratch. That makes it
difficult to implement and see through economic development projects and other initiatives.
Crow Creek leaders have complained that a lack of stability has prevented them from advancing. In the
1990s, for instance, the tribe received 600 acres of land from the U.S. Corps of Engineers and about $27 millions
as compensation for land it lost during the construction of the Big Bend Dam.
Leaders at the tiem wanted to use the money and land to build a resort along the Missouri River, hoping to
generate dozens of new jobs. But with turnover on the tribal council, the plans were never carried out.
On Lower Brule, meanwhile, Jandreau has been on the council for 31 years, serving as chairman for the past
24, and others on the council have held slots for several years.
With stable leadership, the tribe has been able to work on long-term projects and spend the necessary time
negotiating with businesses off the reservation to consider setting up shop here.
The Lower Brule Sioux, like their neighbors on Crow Creek, were compensated for land lost with the Big
Bend Dam was built. In the '90s, they put the more than $39 million into a trust and use the interest money it
generates for community services.
Namely, within the past two years, they've spent $11.7 million to build a new community center - complete
with a pool, fitness center and gym - and a new 58,000-square-foot tribal headquarters that sits atop a hill and
overlooks the town of Lower Brule and Lake Sharpe.
"When we lost that land, we lost some of the most fertile farmland we had," says Orville "Red" Langdeau, a
tribal councilman for the past 11 years.
"We had to have something to show for that, but there were tough decisions that had to be made, and it would
have been awful hard to make those decisions if everybody was new every two years and we had this huge
learning curve," he adds. "Things would have come to a halt."

SIGNS OF CHANGE

Jandreau cites the local bank office, a rarity in western South Dakota's Indian country, as a prime example of
Lower Brule's success.
It took much longer than a two-year term to pull together a plan to bring a Wells Fargo office to Lower Brule.
But in the end, tribal leaders were able to construct an office building, then lease the space to the bank.
It sits across the street from the tribe's Golden Buffalo Casino, providing easy bank access.
Stability, too, has helped the tribal farm work out long-term contracts with Frito Lay and other national
companies. It also allowed leadership to stay in places such as the Lower Brule Wildlife Program, which

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administers the hunting business.
"When it come down to it, having that stability has been a huge plus in not just getting things going but
keeping them going," says Ben Janis, director of the wildlife program.
But some argue that making strides on Lower Brule is much simpler than, say, on the Pine Ridge Sioux
Reservation.
Only about 1,600 people live on the Lower Brule reservation, including 1,200 enrolled tribal members.
That's about one-tenth the size of Pine Ridge and a much more manageable number when it comes to reaching a
concensus on business decisions and rallying a majority of the vote when it comes to running for office.
Moreover, some here think that, stability aside, Jandreau has been on the job too long.
Alfred "Sonny" Ziegler, a tribal council member, says Jandreau is so used to running the show that he now
micro-manages the tribe's affairs and is slow to provide a public accounting of money made by - and spent on -
operations such as the farm.
"We just don't get the information we need," Ziegler says. "We don't know exactly where things sit, and we
should. We were elected to do that."
That has spawned concerns of mismanaged money under Jandreau's watch, and it also made it difficult for
council members to know whether the tribe can afford to continue expanding business ventures of if it should
make cuts.
"We are ahead of everybody else," in terms of economic development on reservations in the state, "but
there's still a lot of internal conflict here," says Benjamin Thompson, a tribal council member. "We have our
share of problems."
Council member Shawn LaRoche uses the casino as an example.
While Jandreau notes that it is projected to make a $1.4 million profit this year, supporting 48 jobs on the
reservation, LaRoche says the majority of employees are not tribal members. He says the private-sector
management hired by Jandreau is concerned strictly about the business, not how it should benefit the tribe.
"We should have more jobs for tribal members than we do," LaRoche says. "There's always another side to
the story."

A BETTER LIFE

Jandreau says credit for success and blame for problems are easily spread around.
But what matters to him and the majority who continue to vote him into office, he says, is that the Lower
Brule Sioux are finding ways to better their living conditions without abandoning their land and their history.
"It's part of our reality now that tribes must get involved with developing their own resources and making
their own (money)", Jandreau says on that hot afternoon as he surveys the soil in one of the tribe's fields. "Tough
decisions are part of that. But unless we do that, it's going to always be a very difficult situation."
Jandreau's current term expires late next year, when he will be 61, Asked if he'll run again, he pauses and
adjusts the brim on his cap, which is emblazoned with the slogan "Native Pride."
"I really don't know. I'm getting old," he says, gesturing to the pot belly that grew in middle age. "It's hard
work, and I might just give it up. But we've had visionary leaders before me and we'll have them after."
The Lower Brule "are progressive people," he says, "and we won't give up on the tribe."

Child of MICHAEL L. JANDREAU is:


i. MICHEAL L.6 JANDREAU, b. 1971.

197. DIANA5 LANGDEAU (ORVILLE CLIFFORD4, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2826.

Child of DIANA LANGDEAU is:


i. TIAUNA6 LANGDEAU-THOMPSON.

198. LOYE LEE5 LANGDEAU (ORVILLE CLIFFORD4, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2, MAURICE1)2826. She
married RONALD WHITCOMB.

Children of LOYE LANGDEAU and RONALD WHITCOMB are:


252. i. LIANA6 WHITCOMB.
ii. DEREK WHITCOMB.
253. iii. MARK WHITCOMB.
iv. CHAD WHITCOMB.

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199. BETTY M.5 DION (FRANK MULLEN4, JOHN J.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2827 was born 1940.
She married DAVID H. SEXTRO2828 August 05, 1961 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Burke, Gregory County,
South Dakota2829. He was born 1941.

More About DAVID H. SEXTRO:


Son of: Harry and Marie Sextro2829

Marriage Notes for B ETTY DION and DAVID SEXTRO:


From: "The Burke Gazette," Wednesday, 23 July 1986, page 10.

Nuptial vows were exchanged Saturday morning, Aug. 5, by Betty Dion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Dion of Burke, and David H. Sextro, son of Mrs. Mrs. Marie Sextro, Butte, Nebr., and the late Harry Sextro.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Father Dykes of Butte in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at
Burke. Joe Broome and Robet Sextro were the altar boys.
Floral arrangements of pink and white gladioli and dahlias, and assorted garden flowers decorated the church
and altar. Miss Lynn Norman and Mrs. Dean Frank were the organists. Miss Janet Tech, St. Charles, was the
soloist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a ballerina length gown fashioned of lace over satin. Her
fitted bodice featured a portrait neckline and long sleeves which came to a point over her wrists. Her silk elbow-
length veil of illusion was fastened to a tiara of crystals and pearls. She carried pink and white carnations on a
white prayer book, which was a gift of the groom. Her only jewelry was a cultured pearl necklace, a gift of the
bridegroom.
Mary Dion, sister of the bride served as maid of honor. The bridegroom was attended by his brother,
William Sextro. Dennis Butler and Stanley Leiwer were the ushers.
The bride's mother chose a willow green arnel dress for her daughter's wedding. Mrs. Sextro wore blue.
Both wore white accessories and corsages of pink and white carnations.
A reception for 150 was held in the community room after the ceremony. Miss Norma Stevicks presided at
the guest book. Hostesses were Mrs. E. M. McMullen, Mrs. Edith Steckman, Mrs. Walter Broome, Mrs. James
Hlavka, Mrs. Melvin Duerfeldt and Mrs. Walter Moyer. Waitresses were Misses Bonnie Mulford, Linda Rowan,
Gloria Stevicks, Judith Leonard and Myrtle Odenbach. Mrs. Donald Stevicks served the wedding cake which was
baked by the bride's aunt, Mrs. John Mullen, assisted in decorating by Mrs. E. E. McDowell. Misses Barbara and
Beatrice Klundt and Joan Kirsch attended the gift table.
The bride is a graduate of Bonesteel High School and has been employed the last 1 1/2 years as nurses aid at
the Community Memorial Hospital in Burke. The groom is a Butte High school gradutate.
Following a trip to the Black Hills the couple will reside on a ranch near Butte.

More About DAVID SEXTRO and BETTY DION:


Marriage: August 05, 1961, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota2829

Children of BETTY DION and DAVID SEXTRO are:


i. DEAN6 SEXTRO.
ii. DOUGLAS SEXTRO.
iii. DONALD DAVID SEXTRO, m. LELA FAY REISER.

200. MARY5 DION (FRANK MULLEN4, JOHN J.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2830 was born in Burke,
Gregory County, South Dakota. She married (1) ARNOLD WITT. He was born July 07, 1941 in Burke, Gregory
County, South Dakota, and died May 11, 1973 in Nevada. She married (2) J OE FAHRENBACHER2831. He was
born in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota.

Children of MARY DION and ARNOLD WITT are:


i. RICKIE WITT6 FAHRENBACHER2831, m. BRENDA MARIE FRUHLING.
ii. SHELLEY WITT FAHRENBACHER2831.

201. DEANNA JEAN5 GILLIS (MILDRED MARIE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born February 12, 1939 in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. She married O TIS HUSTON THACKER May 11,
1960. He was born February 03, 1940 2832, and died February 23, 2003 2832.

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More About OTIS HUSTON THACKER:
Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1956, Florida2832
Social Security Number: 264-60-6193 2832

More About OTIS THACKER and DEANNA GILLIS:


Marriage: May 11, 1960

Child of DEANNA GILLIS and OTIS THACKER is:


i. BUD6 THACKER, b. July 02, 1961.

202. RENE LOUISE5 SANDQUIST (PAULINE MARY4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born October 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married ROBERT WILLIAM
WARHOL May 19, 1973 in Minnesota. He was born December 19, 1950 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County,
Minnesota.

More About ROBERT WARHOL and RENE SANDQUIST:


Marriage: May 19, 1973, Minnesota

Children of RENE SANDQUIST and ROBERT WARHOL are:


i. MELISSA LOUISE6 WARHOL, b. November 28, 1978, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
ii. ANTHONY WILLIAM "TONY" WARHOL, b. March 05, 1980, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

203. CYNTHIA ANNE5 SANDQUIST (PAULINE MARY4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born February 24, 1955 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married PAUL EARL BURR
October 14, 1977 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was born November 10 in Minneapolis,
Hennepin County, Minnesota.

More About PAUL BURR and CYNTHIA SANDQUIST:


Marriage: October 14, 1977, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Child of CYNTHIA SANDQUIST and PAUL BURR is:


i. NATALIE LYNN6 BURR, b. January 17, 1991, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

204. JEFFREY PAUL5 SANDQUIST (PAULINE MARY4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born January 18, 1959 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married KATHLEEN RUTH TOPPING
November 28, 1988 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She was born September 23, 1957.

More About JEFFREY SANDQUIST and KATHLEEN TOPPING:


Marriage: November 28, 1988, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of JEFFREY SANDQUIST and KATHLEEN TOPPING are:


i. MICHELLE CHRISTINE6 SANDQUIST, b. May 01, 1988, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
ii. JACQUELYN ANN SANDQUIST, b. March 15, 1990, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. RACHEL KATHLEEN SANDQUIST, b. June 14, 1992, Dakota County, Minnesota.

205. GLENN EUGENE5 HEATHCOTE (NORMA GRACE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born May 07, 1958 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He married ASTRID MARGOT GEISEL June 21,
1979.

More About GLENN HEATHCOTE and ASTRID GEISEL:


Marriage: June 21, 1979

Children of GLENN HEATHCOTE and ASTRID GEISEL are:


i. MORGAN ANN6 HEATHCOTE, b. June 14, 1994, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
ii. MICHAEL PAUL HEATHCOTE, b. July 30, 1996, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

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206. JACQUELINE ANNE5 HEATHCOTE (NORMA GRACE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born May 26, 1968 in Minnesota. She married TIMOTHY CARL SUNDSTROM July 21.

More About T IMOTHY SUNDSTROM and JACQUELINE HEATHCOTE:


Marriage: July 21

Child of JACQUELINE HEATHCOTE and TIMOTHY SUNDSTROM is:


i. MELISSA LEANNE6 SUNDSTROM, b. November 01, 1986, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

207. GLENN DAVID5 KITTLESON (DARLENE ROSE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born July 21, 1955 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married SALLY ANN HOFFMAN August
20, 1977 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. She was born August 17, 1954.

More About GLENN KITTLESON and SALLY HOFFMAN:


Marriage: August 20, 1977, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of GLENN KITTLESON and SALLY HOFFMAN are:


i. CHRISTOPHER DAVID6 KITTLESON, b. December 31, 1977, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
ii. SARAH ANN KITTLESON, b. May 19, 1980, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. ELIZABETH ANN KITTLESON, b. December 28, 1981, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

208. RAYMOND ALVIN5 KITTLESON (DARLENE ROSE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born June 01, 1957 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He married LORI RAE
HANSON October 11, 1981 in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She was born December 17, 1955
in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

More About RAYMOND KITTLESON and LORI HANSON:


Marriage: October 11, 1981, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children of RAYMOND KITTLESON and LORI HANSON are:


i. HEIDI MARIE6 KITTLESON, b. August 19, 1982, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
ii. AMBER RAE KITTLESON, b. May 31, 1986, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. KATEE JO JANELLE KITTLESON, b. August 13, 1992, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

209. KIMBERLY CLARE5 KITTLESON (DARLENE ROSE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born July 08, 1958 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married (1) TIMOTHY
KOSTAL. She married (2) SCOTT MICHAEL BRIGHTBILL. She married (3) ANTHONY LEE JOHNSON April 1978
in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was born May 07, 1958.

More About ANTHONY JOHNSON and KIMBERLY KITTLESON:


Marriage: April 1978, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Child of KIMBERLY KITTLESON and SCOTT BRIGHTBILL is:


i. BRANDON LEE6 BRIGHTBILL, b. September 29, 1997, Anoka County, Minnesota.

Children of KIMBERLY KITTLESON and ANTHONY JOHNSON are:


ii. JILL MARIE6 JOHNSON, b. August 26, 1978, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iii. ANDREA GENENE JOHNSON, b. May 10, 1982, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
iv. TIFFANY ANN JOHNSON, b. August 09, 1984, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

210. PAMELA JEAN5 KITTLESON (DARLENE ROSE4 DION, PAUL OLIVER3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born November 01, 1959 in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married (1) GARY LYN
JOHNSON November 04, 1977 in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was born May 05, 1957.
She married (2) JAMES LAWRENCE YANTOS November 16, 1986 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. He was
born March 13, 1962.

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More About GARY JOHNSON and PAMELA KITTLESON:
Marriage: November 04, 1977, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota

More About JAMES YANTOS and PAMELA KITTLESON:


Marriage: November 16, 1986, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Child of PAMELA KITTLESON and GARY JOHNSON is:


i. JENNIFER LYN6 JOHNSON, b. February 27, 1978, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Child of PAMELA KITTLESON and JAMES YANTOS is:


ii. BRITTANY RAE6 YANTOS, b. July 01, 1986, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

211. CHARLOTTE JEANNE5 CHESKEY (EVA ELLA4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born August 28, 1942 in Los Angeles County, California. She married ROBERT GORBET.

Children of CHARLOTTE CHESKEY and ROBERT GORBET are:


i. CRAIG A.6 GORBET, b. August 26, 1967, San Joaquin County, California.
ii. BRIAN L. GORBET, b. December 04, 1969, San Joaquin County, California.

212. DORETTA ANN5 METZLER (FRANCIS JEAN4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born October 11, 1951 in San Diego, California. She married J EFFREY ROBERT ANNIS August 25, 1973 in
Torrance, California. He was born October 18, 1951 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

More About JEFFREY ANNIS and DORETTA METZLER:


Marriage: August 25, 1973, Torrance, California

Children of DORETTA METZLER and JEFFREY ANNIS are:


i. MATTHEW R.6 ANNIS, b. February 17, 1977, Los Angeles County, California.
ii. BARRETT SEAN ANNIS, b. March 26, 1979, Los Angeles County, California.

213. CYNTHIA JEAN5 METZLER (FRANCIS JEAN4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born October 31, 1954 in Torrence, California. She married R ICHARD DOUGLAS. He was born March 19, 1954.

Children of CYNTHIA METZLER and RICHARD DOUGLAS are:


i. JENNIFER LOUISE6 DOUGLAS, b. December 21, 1979, Orange County, California.
ii. KURTIS NEWTON DOUGLAS, b. July 27, 1982, Fresno County, California.

214. SHARON JEAN5 METZLER (FRANCIS JEAN4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born December 28, 1956 in Torrence, California. She married T ERRY HAYDEL.

Children of SHARON METZLER and TERRY HAYDEL are:


i. ALLISON DENISE6 HAYDEL, b. June 26, 1987, Los Angeles County, California.
ii. JULIA MAE HAYDEL, b. March 22, 1990, Los Angeles County, California.

215. CAROL DENISE5 METZLER (FRANCIS JEAN4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born April 18, 1958 in Torrence, California. She married DIDIER FRANCK NAFUS in Torrance, California. He
was born in France.

More About DIDIER NAFUS and CAROL METZLER:


Marriage: Torrance, California

Children of CAROL METZLER and DIDIER NAFUS are:


i. ASHLEY MARIE6 NAFUS, b. July 11, 1987, Los Angeles County, California.
ii. BRADLEY DIDIER NAFUS, b. February 01, 1990, Los Angeles County, California.
iii. EMILY SHARON NAFUS, b. December 26, 1992, Los Angeles County, California.

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216. MARGARET MARY5 METZLER (FRANCIS JEAN4 DION, CHARLES C.3, SUSAN "SUSIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born May 21, 1961 in Torrence, California. She married S COTT WAYNE KESSEL. He was born August 06,
1962.

Children of MARGARET METZLER and SCOTT KESSEL are:


i. CHEYNE SCOTT6 KESSEL, b. December 09, 1987, Los Angeles County, California.
ii. BREANNA JEAN KESSEL, b. March 24, 1989, Los Angeles County, California.

217. ALLAN KEITH5 SIPE (KEITH LOUIS GIROUX4, MABEL CLAIRE3 GIROUX, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was
born May 10, 1941 in St. Luke's Hospital, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California. He married MAUREEN
MAE MELLON August 27, 1966 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Monrovia, Los Angeles County,
California. She was born August 04, 1941 in Gary, Indiana.

More About ALLAN KEITH SIPE:


Baptism: July 18, 1943, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California
Confirmation: April 18, 1981, St. Therese Catholic Church, San Diego, San Diego County, California

More About MAUREEN MAE MELLON:


Baptism: September 14, 1941, St. Bridget Catholic Church, Hobart, Indiana
Confirmation: December 12, 1954, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Monrovia, Los Angeles County,
California
Daughter of: John Mellon and Dorothy Stratton

More About ALLAN SIPE and MAUREEN MELLON:


Divorce: September 23, 2003, San Diego, San Diego County, California
Marriage: August 27, 1966, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California

Children of ALLAN SIPE and MAUREEN MELLON are:


i. KRISTINA MARIE6 SIPE, b. January 26, 1968, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

More About KRISTINA MARIE SIPE:


Baptism: April 14, 1968, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Norfolk, Virginia

ii. KEVIN THOMAS SIPE, b. June 10, 1970, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

More About KEVIN THOMAS SIPE:


Baptism: June 30, 1970, Ft. Ritchie Chapel, Maryland
Confirmation: April 15, 1985, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bowie, Maryland

iii. MICHAEL JOSEPH SIPE, b. April 21, 1971, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California.

More About MICHAEL JOSEPH SIPE:


Baptism: December 26, 1971, Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, La Verne, California

218. STEPHEN DOUGLAS5 SIPE (KEITH LOUIS GIROUX4, MABEL CLAIRE3 GIROUX, EMILY A.2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
was born July 31, 1942 in Altadena, Los Angeles County, California2832, and died March 29, 2003 in Plano,
Collin County, Texas2832. He married (1) D OROTHY GREENAWAY. He married (2) B ARBARA SOMMERVILLE
April 15, 1966 in Bradbury, Los Angeles County, California. She was born August 10, 1946 in Joplin, Jasper
County, Missouri.

More About STEPHEN DOUGLAS SIPE:


Soc. Sec. Card Issued: 1958, California2832
Social Security Number: 546-58-7153 2832

More About STEPHEN SIPE and BARBARA SOMMERVILLE:


Marriage: April 15, 1966, Bradbury, Los Angeles County, California

Children of STEPHEN SIPE and BARBARA SOMMERVILLE are:

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i. JOSHUA PATRICK6 SIPE, b. January 17, 1975, Willamantic, Windham County, Connecticut; d. August 09,
1981, Farmington, Connecticut.
ii. GREGORY ALLAN SIPE, b. November 22, 1977, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut.

219. EILEEN5 TURGEON (RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) She married DAN
LISTER.

Children of EILEEN TURGEON and DAN LISTER are:


254. i. MICKEY6 LISTER.
255. ii. DANO LISTER.
iii. ZEKE LISTER.
256. iv. PIERRETTE LISTER.

220. MARJORIE "MARGIE"5 TURGEON (RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)

Child of MARJORIE "MARGIE" TURGEON is:


i. MICHELLE6 TURGEON.

221. RICK5 TURGEON (RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)

Children of RICK TURGEON are:


i. MICHAEL6 DEPREY.
ii. JEREMY MARSH.
iii. KIRA MARSH.
iv. COURTNEY TURGEON.

222. MICHAEL "MIKE"5 ARNOLDY (MARIE AGNES4 LUNN, MARY LOUISE3 TURGEON, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1)2833,2834. He married LORNA MORTENSON.

Children of MICHAEL ARNOLDY and LORNA MORTENSON are:


i. RAEGAN MARIE6 ARNOLDY.
ii. ANDEE SUE ARNOLDY.

Generation No. 6

223. HEIDI6 URRUTIA (BARBARA ANN5 DURFEE, OMER RUSSELL4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born 1976. She married ROB FENENGA.

Children of HEIDI URRUTIA and ROB FENENGA are:


i. DILLON7 FENENGA.
ii. TYE FENENGA.
iii. KEITH FENENGA.

224. MACY6 URRUTIA (BARBARA ANN5 DURFEE, OMER RUSSELL4, THOMAS MAURICE3, MARY HART2 LANGDEAU,
MAURICE1) was born 1982. She married JEREMY SENGELMANN.

Child of MACY URRUTIA and JEREMY SENGELMANN is:


i. JARRET7 SENGELMANN.

225. GUY R.6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) He married (1) NORMA. He married (2) ANGIE.

Children of GUY EMERY and NORMA are:


i. CASSANDRA M.7 EMERY.
ii. MITCHELL EMERY.

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Children of GUY EMERY and ANGIE are:
iii. THOMAS7 EMERY.
iv. JOSEPH EMERY.
v. HANNAH EMERY.
vi. TROY (ADOPTED) EMERY.
vii. SEBASTION (ADOPTED) EMERY.

226. TIMOTHY J.6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) He married (1) LESLIE. He married (2) C OURTNEY.

Child of TIMOTHY EMERY and COURTNEY is:


i. RICHARD B.7 EMERY.

227. SUSAN A.6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) She married FRANK HEIST.

Children of SUSAN EMERY and FRANK HEIST are:


i. DANIEL R.7 HEIST.
ii. TRACY L. HEIST.

228. PATRICIA GAIL6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) She married DONALD CLEARY.

Children of PATRICIA EMERY and DONALD CLEARY are:


i. DONALD S.7 CLEARY.
ii. MATHEW S. CLEARY.
iii. CAITLYN GAIL CLEARY, d. September 18, 1995.
iv. EMILY J. CLEARY.

229. TRACEY I.6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) She married MARK CORBETT.

Children of TRACEY EMERY and MARK CORBETT are:


i. BENJAMIN7 CORBETT.
ii. EMMA CORBETT.

230. ANITA M.6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born March 01, 1963. She married E DWARD ELLIS.

Children of ANITA EMERY and EDWARD ELLIS are:


i. ELI7 ELLIS.
ii. SAMUEL ELLIS.
iii. RACHEL ELLIS.

231. KELLY FERN6 EMERY (RICHARD WAYNE "DICK"5, FERN WINONA4, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born April 25, 1976 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. She married
(1) ROBERT DENTON July 01, 1999. She married (2) C HARLES TODD SIMPSON May 29, 2005.

More About ROBERT DENTON:


Son of: Robert Denton

More About ROBERT DENTON and KELLY EMERY:


Divorce: 2002
Marriage: July 01, 1999

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More About CHARLES SIMPSON and KELLY EMERY:
Marriage: May 29, 2005

Child of KELLY EMERY and ROBERT DENTON is:


i. GAVIN RICHARD7 DENTON, b. June 06, 2001, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.

Child of KELLY EMERY and CHARLES SIMPSON is:


ii. ETHAN CHRISTOPHER7 SIMPSON, b. January 31, 2006.

232. JEFFREY ALLEN6 SWEET (JEANNE ANNE5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2835 was born September 07, 1969 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2835. He met (1) ALLISHA BICKLE. She was born 1979. He married (2) E LEANOR A. "ELLIE" ROMAN2836
1990 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan2837,2838.

Notes for JEFFREY ALLEN SWEET:


From: "The Traverse City Record-Eagle."

SWEET - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sweet (Jeanne Graham) of Williamsburg announce the birth of a son Sunday
afternoon at Munson Medical Center.

More About JEFFREY SWEET and ELEANOR ROMAN:


Marriage: 1990, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2839,2840

Child of JEFFREY SWEET and ALLISHA BICKLE is:


i. JACOB RYAN7 SWEET, b. January 11, 2003, Michigan.

233. MICHAEL JAMES6 SWEET (JEANNE ANNE5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2841 was born September 28, 1970 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan2842. He met (1) KRISTEN COLE. He married (2) C ARY BELCHER2843 February 19942844. She was born
July 28, 1974.

Notes for MICHAEL JAMES SWEET:


From: "The Traverse City Record-Eagle."

SWEET - A son was born Monday at Munson Medical Center to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sweet (Jean Graham) of
Williamsburg.

More About MICHAEL SWEET and CARY BELCHER:


Marriage: February 1994 2844

Child of MICHAEL SWEET and KRISTEN COLE is:


i. SAMUEL JAMES7 KAGE, b. August 28, 2004, Michigan.

Children of MICHAEL SWEET and CARY BELCHER are:


ii. ISIAH JAMES DOUGLAS7 SWEET, b. August 20, 1994, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
iii. ZACCARY MICHAEL DALE SWEET, b. August 12, 1995, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

234. JAMESON ROBERT6 SWEET (JEANNE ANNE5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2845,2846 was born June 20, 1977 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan2846,2847,2848. He married ELIZABETH ROZLYN IRELAND April 17, 2000 in Clarksville,
Montgomery County, Tennessee2849. She was born November 12, 1978 in Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tennessee2850.

Notes for JAMESON ROBERT SWEET:


From: "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Wednesday, 22 June 1977, page 14.

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A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sweet (Jeanne Graham) of Williamsburg June 20 at Munson Medical
Center.

More About JAMESON ROBERT SWEET:


Military service: Bet. October 27, 1997 - October 24, 2000, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment,
101st Airborne Division

More About ELIZABETH ROZLYN IRELAND:


Daughter of: Robert Luke Ireland, Jr. and Georgia Ruth Edmonson2850
Graduation: May 31, 1997, (with honors) Northeast High School, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tennessee2851
Residence: November 12, 1978, 719 Central Avenue, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee2852

More About JAMESON SWEET and ELIZABETH IRELAND:


Marriage: April 17, 2000, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee2853
Married by: Joe L. Creek2853

Children of JAMESON SWEET and ELIZABETH IRELAND are:


i. JAMES PATRICK7 SWEET, b. May 20, 2000, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell,
Christian County, Kentucky2854.

More About JAMES PATRICK SWEET:


Date born 2: May 20, 2000, Montgomery County, Tennessee 2855
Baptism: April 10, 2005, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tennessee2856

ii. JOSEPHINE LYNN SWEET, b. January 06, 2004, Gateway Medical Center, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tennessee2856.

More About JOSEPHINE LYNN SWEET:


Baptism: April 10, 2005, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tennessee2856

235. ANNE ELIZABETH6 BELL (SHIRLEY ELIZABETH5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2857 was born January 27, 1971 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan. She married MICHAEL D. "MIKE" BRAYTON2857 1993 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,
Michigan. He was born Abt. 1971.

More About ANNE ELIZABETH BELL:


Graduation: 1990, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2857
Occupation: Teacher Assistance Special Education2857
Residence: 1998, 2608 Windcrest Lane, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2857

More About MICHAEL D. "MIKE" BRAYTON:


Graduation: 1990, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2857
Residence: 1998, 2608 Windcrest Lane, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2857
Son of: David L. Brayton and Karen2857

More About MICHAEL BRAYTON and ANNE BELL:


Marriage: 1993, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of ANNE BELL and MICHAEL BRAYTON are:


i. ZACHARY7 BRAYTON.
ii. JENNA BRAYTON.
iii. NICHOLAS BRAYTON.

236. MARY ALICIA6 BELL (SHIRLEY ELIZABETH5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2858 was born November 20, 1975 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County,

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Michigan. She married DANIEL A. "DAN" CARLSON2859 1996 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
He was born Abt. 1975.

More About MARY ALICIA BELL:


Graduation: 1994, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2860

More About DANIEL A. "DAN" CARLSON:


Graduation: 1994, Traverse City Senior High School, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan2861
Residence: 1998, 702 Rose Street, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan 2861

More About DANIEL CARLSON and MARY BELL:


Marriage: 1996, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Children of MARY BELL and DANIEL CARLSON are:


i. PAIGE7 CARLSON.
ii. CALEB CARLSON.
iii. CAMERON CARLSON.

237. SARAH LYNN6 BELL (SHIRLEY ELIZABETH5 GRAHAM, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born January 14, 1979 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
She married NATHAN D. BRUSH 1999 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

More About NATHAN BRUSH and SARAH BELL:


Marriage: 1999, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Child of SARAH BELL and NATHAN BRUSH is:


i. GWENDOLYN ELIZABETH7 BRUSH, b. March 19, 2007, Michigan.

238. KRISTY L.6 GRAHAM (DAVID MICHAEL5, ILEEN ESTHER4 EMERY, SAMUEL "SAM" JUSTUS3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)2862 was born October 21, 1985 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

Notes for KRISTY L. GRAHAM:


Kristy legally changed her last name to Wardell, her mother's maiden name.

Children of KRISTY L. GRAHAM are:


i. DEVON7 GRAHAM.
ii. CALI JEANNE WARDELL, b. April 05, 2007, Michigan.

239. BRIAN JACK "B.J."6 NELSON (VIRGINIA LOU "GINNIE5 LOU, GINGER" EMERY, WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4 EMERY,
HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born March 04, 1962 in Longmont,
Boulder County, Colorado. He married CYNTHIA "CYNDI" FRAILING February 13, 1982 in Colorado Springs, El
Paso County, Colorado. She was born November 30, 1961.

More About BRIAN NELSON and CYNTHIA FRAILING:


Marriage: February 13, 1982, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

Children of BRIAN NELSON and CYNTHIA FRAILING are:


i. ANDREW RYAN7 NELSON, b. June 14, 1982, Denver, Adams County, Colorado.
ii. JENNIFER LEIGH NELSON, b. November 22, 1983, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

240. RICHARD RAY "RICH"6 NELSON (VIRGINIA LOU "GINNIE5 LOU, GINGER" EMERY, WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4
EMERY, HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born June 11, 1964 in Edgemont,
Fall River County, South Dakota. He married STEFANIE HUNTER August 15, 1992 in Midland, Midland County,
Michigan. She was born December 12, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.

More About RICHARD NELSON and STEFANIE HUNTER:


Marriage: August 15, 1992, Midland, Midland County, Michigan

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Children of RICHARD NELSON and STEFANIE HUNTER are:
i. SARAH NICOLE7 NELSON, b. November 01, 1994, Midland, Midland County, Michigan.
ii. DAVID MATTHEW NELSON, b. August 30, 1996, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota.
iii. ADAM MICHAEL NELSON, b. September 18, 1998, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota.

241. JEFFREY JAMES "JEFF"6 WORTHAM (PATRICIA ANN " PAT"5 EMERY, WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4, HENRY BENEDICT
"DICK"3, ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born May 28, 1963 in Hot Springs, Fall River County,
South Dakota. He married JEAN KIELTYKA September 04, 1992 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She was born
March 15, 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

More About JEFFREY WORTHAM and JEAN KIELTYKA:


Marriage: September 04, 1992, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Children of JEFFREY WORTHAM and JEAN KIELTYKA are:


i. SARAH ELIZABETH7 WORTHAM, b. July 03, 1995, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
ii. ANDREW JASON WORTHAM, b. May 18, 1998, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

242. KELLY LYNN6 WORTHAM (PATRICIA ANN " PAT"5 EMERY, WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4, HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born October 14, 1969 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South
Dakota. She married JAMES J. STANKEVICH in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan. He was born
October 23, 1963.

More About JAMES STANKEVICH and KELLY WORTHAM:


Marriage: Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan

Child of KELLY WORTHAM and JAMES STANKEVICH is:


i. JUSTIN JAMES7 STANKEVICH, b. August 14, 1997, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan.

243. KARIN ANN6 MCARDLE (PATRICIA ANN " PAT"5 EMERY, WILLIAM HENRY "BILL"4, HENRY BENEDICT "DICK"3,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born June 10, 1973 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South
Dakota. She met JOHN PATRICK WILLIAMS.

Child of KARIN MCARDLE and JOHN WILLIAMS is:


i. MORGAN ELISE7 WILLIAMS, b. November 15, 1996, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

244. SCOTT MICHAEL6 LEWIS (LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5 BOSSINGHAM, MORRIS "SONNY"4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born June 21, 1963 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. He
married CARMEN 2003.

Notes for CARMEN:


Carmen has a daughter named Kassandra.

More About SCOTT LEWIS and CARMEN:


Marriage: 2003

Child of SCOTT LEWIS and CARMEN is:


i. SCOTTIE7 LEWIS, b. September 01, 2001.

245. DARLA JEAN6 LEWIS (LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5 BOSSINGHAM, MORRIS "SONNY"4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE
"ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born February 19, 1965 in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan. She
married (2) MICHAEL J. WIEAND July 08, 2000. He was born June 15, 1964.

More About MICHAEL WIEAND and DARLA LEWIS:


Marriage: July 08, 2000

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Child of DARLA JEAN LEWIS is:
i. CHRISTOPHER JAMES7 LEWIS, b. February 01, 1987.

246. HOLLY JEAN6 BOSSINGHAM (LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5, MORRIS "SONNY"4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY, ADELLE "ADDIE"2
LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born October 29, 1969.

Children of HOLLY JEAN BOSSINGHAM are:


i. TODD7 BOSSINGHAM, b. March 1990.
ii. TIMOTHY BOSSINGHAM.
iii. MATHEW BOSSINGHAM.

247. TIMOTHY WAYNE "TIM"6 BOSSINGHAM (LAWRENCE W. "LARRY"5, MORRIS "SONNY"4, ANNIE E.3 EMERY,
ADELLE "ADDIE"2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) was born August 02, 1971. He married TINA.

Notes for TIMOTHY WAYNE "TIM" BOSSINGHAM:


Tim and Tina now live in Higgins Lake, Roscommon County, Michigan.

Children of TIMOTHY BOSSINGHAM and TINA are:


i. HUNTER7 BOSSINGHAM.
ii. JACOB BOSSINGHAM.

248. KIMBERLY MARLENE6 LANGDEAU (PAUL CONRAD5, ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3,
MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born March 21, 1967.

Child of KIMBERLY MARLENE LANGDEAU is:


i. MATTHEW RICHARD7 LANGDEAU, b. June 12, 1993, Letcher County, Kentucky.

249. TAMMY YVETTE6 DOLATOSKI (DIANE LOUISE5 LANGDEAU, ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3,
MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) She married LAWRENCE "LARRY" TROMBLEY.

More About LAWRENCE "LARRY" TROMBLEY:


Son of: Harold J. Trombley and Barbara Meredith

Children of TAMMY DOLATOSKI and LAWRENCE TROMBLEY are:


i. ALEXANDER JOSEPH7 TROMBLEY.
ii. ERIK PAUL TROMBLEY.

250. WENDY DAWN6 DOLATOSKI (DIANE LOUISE5 LANGDEAU, ABRAHAM CONRAD "ABE"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3,
MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born 1969. She married (1) D AVID RUDD.

More About DAVID RUDD:


Son of: Buddy Rudd and Mary Hogancamp

Children of WENDY DOLATOSKI and DAVID RUDD are:


i. AMBER NICOLE7 RUDD.
ii. JAYMEE NOELLE RUDD.

Child of WENDY DAWN DOLATOSKI is:


iii. RICKY ANTHONY7 CISCO.

251. MICHELE RENEE6 LANGDEAU (LAURENCE DALE "LARRY"5, ROBERT DALE "BOB"4, ABRAHAM MAURICE3,
MAURICE/MORRIS2, MAURICE1) was born October 28, 1970. She married (1) J AMES GANNON SPRING. He was
born July 26, 1960. She married (2) T HOMAS G. THOMAS November 21, 1990 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He
was born 1970.

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More About T HOMAS THOMAS and MICHELE LANGDEAU:
Marriage: November 21, 1990, Fayette County, Kentucky

Child of MICHELE LANGDEAU and JAMES SPRING is:


i. MAGGIE7 SPRING.

252. LIANA6 WHITCOMB (LOYE LEE5 LANGDEAU, ORVILLE CLIFFORD4, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2,
MAURICE1) She married UNKNOWN TAYLOR.

Children of LIANA WHITCOMB and UNKNOWN TAYLOR are:


i. LAKOTA "KOTI"7 WHITCOMB.
ii. DANE TAYLOR.

253. MARK6 WHITCOMB (LOYE LEE5 LANGDEAU, ORVILLE CLIFFORD4, JOSEPH HENRY "JOE"3, HENRY B.2,
MAURICE1)

Child of MARK WHITCOMB is:


i. JONATHAN7 WHITCOMB.

254. MICKEY6 LISTER (EILEEN5 TURGEON, RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) He
married JESSICA.

Children of MICKEY LISTER and JESSICA are:


i. MADELINE7 LISTER.
ii. RYAN LISTER.

255. DANO6 LISTER (EILEEN5 TURGEON, RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1) He
married MELISSA.

Children of DANO LISTER and MELISSA are:


i. KENNEDY7 LISTER.
ii. ETHAN LISTER.
iii. ERIN LISTER.

256. PIERRETTE6 LISTER (EILEEN5 TURGEON, RICHARD C. "DICK"4, FRANCIS3, ARMINE2 LANGDEAU, MAURICE1)
She married UNKNOWN NORDYKE.

Child of PIERRETTE LISTER and UNKNOWN NORDYKE is:


i. SHAYLEY7 NORDYKE.

Endnotes

1. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
2. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
3. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
4. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
5. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
6. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
7. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
8. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
9. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
10. 1886 Dakota Territory Mixed Blood Census.
11. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 61, page 2.
12. Foster, Lance M., Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1860, 1999,
<http://ioway.nativeweb.org/text/genealogy/nemaha1860.htm.>.
13. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.

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14. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
15. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
16. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160, 320.
17. South Dakota Death Records, # 1227.
18. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
19. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
20. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
21. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
22. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160, 323.
23. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
24. South Dakota Death Records, # 1227.
25. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
26. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
27. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
28. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 8A.
29. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 61, page 2.
30. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234C.
31. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 61, page 2.
32. South Dakota Death Records, # 1227.
33. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North, Rage
72 West, Section 35.
34. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
35. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 61, page 2.
36. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
37. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
38. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
39. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
40. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
41. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
42. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 62, page 2.
43. Foster, Lance M., Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1860, 1999,
<http://ioway.nativeweb.org/text/genealogy/nemaha1860.htm.>.
44. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
45. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
46. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 62, page 2.
47. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
48. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
49. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
50. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 151.
51. 1880 United States Federal Census, Arago Precinct, Richardson Co., NE, page 423C.
52. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 151.
53. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
54. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 62, page 2.
55. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
56. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 62, page 2.
57. 1885 Nebraska State Census, Rulo, Richardson Co., NE, page 23.
58. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
59. 1880 United States Federal Census, Arago Precinct, Richardson Co., NE, page 423C.
60. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 151.
61. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
62. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
63. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
64. 1885 Nebraska State Census, Rulo, Richardson Co., NE, page 23.
65. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
66. 1880 United States Federal Census, Arago Precinct, Richardson Co., NE, page 423C.
67. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
68. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
69. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 14A.
70. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 153.
71. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
72. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
73. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
74. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
75. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
76. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 14A.

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77. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 153.
78. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
79. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 45562,
Northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 26 and the north half of the southeast quarter and the northeast quarter
of the southwest quarter of Section 27 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian.
80. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 102461,
South half of the southwest quarter of Section 27 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian.
81. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
82. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
83. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
84. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 14A.
85. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 153.
86. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
87. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
88. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
89. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
90. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
91. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 63, page 2.
92. Foster, Lance M., Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1860, 1999,
<http://ioway.nativeweb.org/text/genealogy/nemaha1860.htm.>.
93. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
94. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
95. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
96. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
97. Tombstone of Adelle Langdeau.
98. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 314.
99. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 159.
100. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
101. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
102. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
103. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Death notice, Thursday, 13 January 1916, page 1.
104. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 20 January 1916, page 1.
105. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
106. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
107. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
108. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
109. 1870 United States Federal Census, Bon Homme Co., Dak. Ter., page 1.
110. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
111. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
112. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
113. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Death notice, Thursday, 13 January 1916, page 1.
114. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 20 January 1916, page 1.
115. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
116. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 63, page 2.
117. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234D.
118. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
119. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
120. Tombstone of Adelle Langdeau.
121. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
122. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
123. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
124. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
125. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
126. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 63, page 2.
127. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
128. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 71 West, Section 19.
129. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North,
Range 71 West, Section 31.
130. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 71 West, Section 19.
131. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
132. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 63, page 2.
133. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 19B.

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134. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
135. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234D.
136. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 20 January 1916, page 11.
137. Tombstone of William Zenil Emery.
138. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
139. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
140. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
141. Tombstone of William Zenil Emery.
142. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 20 January 1916, page 1.
143. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 99 North,
Range 70 West, Section 10.
144. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 99 North,
Range 70 West, Section 15.
145. 1870 United States Federal Census, Bon Homme Co., Dak. Ter., page 1.
146. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234D.
147. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
148. Emery Family Bible, (Was in possession of Rose Scott, daughter of Robert H. Emery).
149. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
150. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
151. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
152. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
153. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
154. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
155. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
156. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
157. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
158. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
159. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234D.
160. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
161. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
162. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 72 West, Section 12.
163. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
164. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 19B.
165. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
166. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
167. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
168. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
169. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
170. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
171. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
172. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
173. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
174. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
175. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
176. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
177. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
178. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
179. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 318A.
180. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
181. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 318A.
182. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 72 West, Section 1.
183. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
184. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
185. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 318A.
186. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
187. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 159.
188. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
189. "Cedar Rapid Gazette," Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, Obituary, 5 October 1961.
190. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 45460.
191. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, page 6A.
192. 1920 United States Federal Census, Rhoades, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
193. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 45460.

198
194. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
195. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, page 6A.
196. 1920 United States Federal Census, Rhoades Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
197. "Cedar Rapid Gazette," Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, Obituary, 5 October 1961.
198. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
199. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North,
Range 71 West, Section 30.
200. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
201. 1920 United States Federal Census, Rhoades Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
202. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, page 6A.
203. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
204. "Cedar Rapid Gazette," Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, Obituary, 5 October 1961.
205. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 19B.
206. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, page 6A.
207. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 45460.
208. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, page 6A.
209. "Cedar Rapid Gazette," Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, Obituary, 5 October 1961.
210. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 45460.
211. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
212. 1886 Dakota Territory Mixed Blood Census.
213. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 64, page 2.
214. Foster, Lance M., Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1860, 1999,
<http://ioway.nativeweb.org/text/genealogy/nemaha1860.htm.>.
215. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
216. Lyman County Historical Society, Presho, SD, Early Settlers in Lyman County, (December 1974, State Publishing
Company, Pierre, SD), page 188.
217. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
218. 1880 United States Federal Census, Vicinity of Ft. Pierre, Stanley Co., Dak. Ter., page 19A.
219. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
220. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
221. Lyman County Historical Society, Presho, SD, Early Settlers in Lyman County, (December 1974, State Publishing
Company, Pierre, SD), page 188.
222. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Wednesday, 29 October 1969, page 6.
223. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
224. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.
225. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
226. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Wednesday, 29 October 1969, page 6.
227. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 174B.
228. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
229. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
230. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 64, page 2.
231. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
232. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
233. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
234. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
235. 1880 United States Federal Census, Vicinity of Ft. Pierre, Stanley Co., Dak. Ter., page 19A.
236. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 174B.
237. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
238. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
239. Allottees on the Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation, 1856-1857, No. 64, page 2.
240. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
241. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
242. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 174B.
243. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
244. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
245. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
246. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Wednesday, 29 October 1969, page 6.
247. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
248. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
249. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
250. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
251. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.

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252. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
253. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 314, 448.
254. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
255. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
256. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
257. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
258. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
259. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 233A.
260. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
261. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
262. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
263. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
264. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 448.
265. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160, 322.
266. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
267. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
268. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
269. "Aberdeen Daily News," Aberdeen, South Dakota, Saturday, 13 September 1890, page 1.
270. "The Aberdeen News," Aberdeen, South Dakota, 12 March 1886, page 1.
271. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
272. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
273. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 448.
274. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 233A.
275. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
276. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
277. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
278. "Aberdeen Daily News," Aberdeen, South Dakota, Saturday, 13 September 1890, page 1.
279. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 314.
280. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
281. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 257.
282. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
283. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 257.
284. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
285. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 257.
286. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
287. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
288. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
289. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
290. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 96 North,
Range 71 West, Section 3.
291. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 96 North,
Range 71 West, Section 4.
292. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 96 North,
Range 71 West, Section 10.
293. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
294. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
295. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
296. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
297. "Aberdeen Daily News," Aberdeen, South Dakota, Saturday, 13 September 1890, page 1.
298. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 233A.
299. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
300. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
301. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
302. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
303. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
304. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
305. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 5B.
306. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
307. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
308. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 5B.
309. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 257.
310. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 5B.
311. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 257.
312. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
313. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
314. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).

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315. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
316. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
317. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 258.
318. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
319. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 258.
320. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
321. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 258.
322. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
323. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 258.
324. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
325. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
326. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
327. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
328. Lyman County Historical Society, Presho, SD, Early Settlers in Lyman County, (December 1974, State Publishing
Company, Pierre, SD), pages 224-225.
329. 1880 United States Federal Census, Seven miles up Missouri River, Stanley Co., Dak. Ter., page 12D.
330. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
331. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
332. Lyman County Historical Society, Presho, SD, Early Settlers in Lyman County, (December 1974, State Publishing
Company, Pierre, SD), pages 188, 224-225.
333. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
334. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
335. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
336. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
337. 1880 United States Federal Census, Seven miles up Missouri River, Stanley Co., Dak. Ter., page 12D.
338. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 180A.
339. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
340. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
341. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 146, 160.
342. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
343. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 147.
344. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dakota Territory, page 234C.
345. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
346. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
347. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
348. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
349. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
350. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
351. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 146, 160.
352. "Aberdeen Daily American," Aberdeen, South Dakota, "Dakotans Who Won Tripp County Land," 25 October 1908,
page 5.
353. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
354. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 146.
355. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
356. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
357. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
358. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
359. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 147.
360. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
361. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 147.
362. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
363. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North,
Range 72 West, Section 36.
364. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
365. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 19A.
366. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
367. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North,
Range 72 West, Section 36.
368. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
369. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
370. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 146.
371. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 19A.
372. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
373. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 147.
374. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
375. 1930 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.

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376. Ft. Randall Reservoir Disinterment and Reinterment Data, (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).
377. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 98495.
378. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
379. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
380. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
381. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
382. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 98495.
383. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
384. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 98495.
385. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
386. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
387. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
388. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
389. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
390. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 98495.
391. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, page 12A.
392. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 98495.
393. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
394. 1886 Dakota Territory Mixed Blood Census.
395. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
396. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dakota Territory, page 234C.
397. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
398. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219B.
399. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
400. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
401. Mellette County Centennial Commission, Mellette County, South Dakota, 1911-1961, (1961 by Mellette County
Centennial Commission, White River, SD), page 16.
402. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219A.
403. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
404. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
405. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
406. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219A.
407. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
408. 1870 United States Federal Census, Township 2, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE, page 7.
409. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
410. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
411. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 219B.
412. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
413. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
414. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
415. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219A.
416. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
417. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30 West, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
418. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 219A.
419. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
420. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
421. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
422. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219A.
423. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
424. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
425. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
426. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
427. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
428. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
429. 1910 United States Federal Census, The 1910 Census lists her as 1/4 Teton Sioux..
430. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 219B.
431. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
432. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
433. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
434. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roundup Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
435. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 43, Range 30, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
436. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Mellette Co., SD, page 1A.
437. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
438. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.

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439. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
440. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.
441. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
442. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
443. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
444. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
445. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
446. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
447. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.
448. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
449. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
450. 1920 United States Federal Census, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
451. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.
452. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
453. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
454. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
455. 1920 United States Federal Census, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
456. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
457. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
458. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
459. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 234C.
460. Langdeau Family Record, (In possession of Ginger Nelson).
461. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 69 West, Section 30.
462. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 69 West, Section 31.
463. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 70 West, Section 25.
464. 1920 United States Federal Census, Bonesteel, Gregory Co., MI, page 6A.
465. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 6B.
466. 1930 United States Federal Census, Bonesteel, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
467. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
468. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
469. 1920 United States Federal Census, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
470. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Doc. # 01104, Gregory,
SD, The northwest quarter of Section 35 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian, South Dakota.
471. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Doc. # 01105, Gregory,
SD, The northeast quarter of Section 35 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian, South Dakota.
472. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Doc. # 01106, Gregory,
SD, The southwest quarter of Section 24 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian, South
Dakota.
473. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Doc. # 01107, Gregory,
SD, The north half of the northeast quarter and the north half of the northwest quarter of Section 25 in Township 97 north of
Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian, South Dakota.
474. 1920 United States Federal Census, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
475. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
476. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
477. 1920 United States Federal Census, Pleasant Valley Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
478. 1920 United States Federal Census, Bonesteel, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
479. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 320.
480. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
481. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
482. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
483. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
484. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
485. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
486. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
487. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
488. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 152.
489. 1885 Nebraska State Census, Rulo, Richardson Co., NE, page 23.
490. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
491. 1880 United States Federal Census, Arago Precinct, Richardson Co., NE, page 423C.
492. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
493. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 14B.
494. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.

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495. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 155.
496. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 154.
497. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 18626.
498. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 154.
499. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 18626.
500. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
501. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 14B.
502. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
503. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 155.
504. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 18626.
505. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 154.
506. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
507. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 102102,
West half of the northwest quarter of Section 28 and the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter and the northwest quarter
of the southeast quarter of Section 29 in Township 97 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian.
508. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
509. 1910 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 16B.
510. 1920 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 14B.
511. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
512. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 154.
513. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 18626.
514. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 154.
515. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 18626.
516. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 155.
517. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
518. 1930 United States Federal Census, Turgeon Precinct, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
519. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
520. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
521. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Monday, 24 May 1971.
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524. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
525. 1920 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 8B.
526. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
527. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
528. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Monday, 24 May 1971.
529. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
530. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
531. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Monday, 24 May 1971.
532. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
533. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
534. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 6292.
535. 1920 United States Federal Census, Morningside, Lyman Co., SD, page 8B.
536. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
537. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
538. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 6292.
539. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 315A.
540. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
541. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Monday, 24 May 1971.
542. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 315A.
543. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 72 West, Section 1.
544. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wedesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
545. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Monday, 24 May 1971.
546. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
547. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 315A.
548. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
549. 1920 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 8B.
550. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
551. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
552. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
553. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 6292.

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554. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Sunday, 9 April 1995.
555. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6B.
556. 1920 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
557. 1920 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 8B.
558. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
559. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
560. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Sunday, 9 April 1995.
561. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Saturday, 28 December 1996.
562. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Sunday, 9 April 1995.
563. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
564. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Saturday, 28 December 1996.
565. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Sunday, 9 April 1995.
566. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
567. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
568. "The Missoulian," Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, Obituary, Sunday, 9 April 1995.
569. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 173076.
570. 1920 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 8B.
571. 1930 United States Federal Census, Morningside Township, Lyman Co., SD, page 2A.
572. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
573. "The Spokesman-Review," Spokane, Washington, obituary, Wednesday, 1 January 1947, page 11.
574. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 173076.
575. "The Spokesman-Review," Spokane, Washington, obituary, Wednesday, 1 January 1947, page 11.
576. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
577. "The Spokesman-Review," Spokane, Washington, obituary, Wednesday, 1 January 1947, page 11.
578. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 173076.
579. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
580. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
581. "The Graham Family," family records, page 2.
582. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Draw Jury For December Term,"
Tuesday, 10 December 1946, page 1.
583. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
584. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Births, 1856-1903, 2003, MyFamily.com, [database online], Provo, UT, State File #
611483, File Date 15 September 1942.
585. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 35, Range 27, Todd Co., SD, page 7A.
586. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
587. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1A.
588. 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter..
589. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
590. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
591. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 13701.
592. Tombstone of Samuel Justus Emery, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
593. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
594. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
595. Vital Records of Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
596. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Dies Today", Tuesday, 19 June 1951,
page 13.
597. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wedesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
598. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
599. Tombstone of Samuel Justus Emery, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
600. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 148.
601. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
602. "The Graham Family," family records, page 2.
603. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Wednesday, 17 October 1945, page 9;
Thursday, 18 October 1945, page 9.
604. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
605. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
606. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.

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607. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 13701.
608. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
609. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co.,SD, page 6A.
610. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1A.
611. 1900 United States Federal Census, Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance Co., NE, page 7A.
612. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 13701.
613. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
614. Tombstone of Hattie (Trudell) Emery Dion, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
615. 1890 Indian Census, Santee Indian Reservation, Knox County, Nebraska.
616. Santee Agency Baptismal Ledger, 1843-1904, page 300.
617. Funeral Card, Hibbard Funeral Chapel.
618. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 148.
619. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
620. Tombstone of Hattie (Trudell) Emery Dion, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
621. Funeral Card, Hibbard Funeral Chapel.
622. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
623. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 317A.
624. South Dakota Birth Records, Rec. # D-3, # D-2190, page 204, Recorded 15 September 1942.
625. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Wednesday, 20 June 1951,
page 15.
626. Tombstone of Samuel Justus Emery, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
627. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
628. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 317A.
629. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 71 West, Section 6.
630. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
631. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
632. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 38, Range 27, Todd Co., SD, page 7A.
633. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1A.
634. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 317A.
635. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 35, Range 27, Todd Co., SD, page 7A.
636. Santee Agency Baptismal Ledger, 1843-1904, page 300.
637. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
638. Tombstone of Hattie (Trudell) Emery Dion, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
639. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 37 North,
Range 26 West, Section 18.
640. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Wednesday, 17 October 1945, page 9.
641. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 6A.
642. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
643. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 13701.
644. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Dion Dies At 81," Thursday, 25
January 1968, page 3.
645. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 13701.
646. "The Graham Family," family records, page 3.
647. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Stickel Rites Tuesday,"
Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.
648. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 35, Range 27, Todd Co., SD, page 7A.
649. 1930 United States Federal Census, Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., MI, page 1A.
650. Tombstone of Phoebe Catherine (Emery) Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
651. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Stickel Rites Tuesday,"
Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.
652. Tombstone of Phoebe Catherine (Emery) Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
653. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Stickel Rites Tuesday,"

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Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.
654. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
655. Tombstone of Arthur Frederick Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
656. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
657. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sylvan Lake, Oakland Co., MI, page 3B.
658. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
659. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
660. Tombstone of Arthur Frederick Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
661. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
662. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
663. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Stickel Rites Tuesday,"
Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.
664. Tombstone of Phoebe Catherine (Emery) Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
665. 1930 United States Federal Census, Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., MI, page 1A.
666. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
667. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
668. Tombstone of Arthur Frederick Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
669. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
670. Tombstone of Arthur Frederick Stickel, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
671. 1930 United States Federal Census, Sylvan Lake, Oakland Co., MI, page 3B.
672. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
673. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
674. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
675. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Thursday, 26 December
1963.
676. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Mrs. Stickel Rites Tuesday,"
Saturday, 13 April 1968, page 3.
677. "The Graham Family," family records, page 3.
678. "Record-Eagle," Obituary, Monday, 6 February 1984, page 5.
679. 1920 United States Federal Census, Township 35, Range 27, Todd Co., SD, page 7A.
680. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
681. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1A.
682. Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, Database Online, Ancestry.com,
1998-.
683. "Record-Eagle," Obituary, Monday, 6 February 1984, page 5.
684. Tombstone of Mildred M. (Emery) Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
685. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
686. Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, Database Online, Ancestry.com,
1998-.
687. "Record-Eagle," Obituary, Monday, 6 February 1984, page 5.
688. Tombstone of Mildred M. (Emery) Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
689. "Record-Eagle," Obituary, Monday, 6 February 1984, page 5.
690. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
691. Tombstone of Lyle William Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
692. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
693. Tombstone of Lyle William Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
694. Tombstone of Mildred M. (Emery) Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
695. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
696. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
697. Tombstone of Lyle William Hoobler, Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan.
698. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.

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699. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
700. "The Graham Family," family records, page 3.
701. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Saturday, 10 February 1945, page 5.
702. "The Modesto Bee," Modesto, California, obituary, Friday, 2 August 1996, page B2.
703. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
704. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
705. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1A.
706. "The Modesto Bee," Modesto, California, obituary, Friday, 2 August 1996, page B2.
707. Certificate of Baptism, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota.
708. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
709. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
710. "The Modesto Bee," Modesto, California, obituary, Friday, 2 August 1996, page B2.
711. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Saturday, 10 February 1945, page 5.
712. Vital Records of Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Marriage Records, Liber 5, page 165.
713. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Saturday, 10 February 1945, page 5.
714. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
715. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
716. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
717. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
718. Certificate of Baptism, St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis, Todd County, South Dakota.
719. "The Modesto Bee," Modesto, California, obituary, Friday, 2 August 1996, page B2.
720. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, "Samuel Emery of Grawn Dies",
Wednesday, 20 June 1951, page 15.
721. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
722. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
723. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
724. California Death Index, 1940-1997, ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000).
725. Vital Records of Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Marriage Records, Liber 5, page 165.
726. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Saturday, 10 February 1945, page 5.
727. Interview with Ileen Esther (Emery) Graham, interviewed by Jameson Sweet, July 2002 and June 2003.
728. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
729. "Rapid City Daily Journal," Rapid City, South Dakota, "H. B. Emery Rites Monday," Saturday, 5 November 1951.
730. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
731. 1910 United States Federal Census, Inez Precinct, Converse Co., WY, page 4B.
732. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
733. 1920 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 2A.
734. 1930 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 1B.
735. Wyoming Marriage Records, "aged 23 years".
736. "Rapid City Daily Journal," Rapid City, South Dakota, "H. B. Emery Rites Monday," Saturday, 5 November 1951.
737. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
738. 1930 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 1B.
739. Wyoming Marriage Records.
740. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
741. 1920 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 2A.
742. 1930 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 1B.
743. Wyoming Marriage Records, "aged 24 years".
744. Wyoming Death Records.
745. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
746. Wyoming Death Records.
747. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
748. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 317B.
749. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
750. "Rapid City Daily Journal," Rapid City, South Dakota, "H. B. Emery Rites Monday," Saturday, 5 November 1951.
751. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
752. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 317B.
753. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 97 North,
Range 71 West, Section 6.
754. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 935447,
Northeast quarter of Section 34, the east half of the northwest quarter, the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter and the
southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 26, the east half of the east half and the west half of the southeast
quarter of Section 27 in Township 30 north of Range 76 west of the 6th Principal Meridian.
755. 1910 United States Federal Census, Inez Precinct, Converse Co., WY, page 4B.
756. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.

208
757. 1920 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 2A.
758. 1930 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 1B.
759. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 317B.
760. Wyoming Death Records.
761. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 410926, Lot
7 of Section 6 and the Lots 1 and 2 of Section 7 in Township 30 north of Range 75 west and the southeast quarter of the
northeast quarter of Section 12 in Township 30 north of Range 76 west of the 6th Principal Meridian.
762. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 532759,
Northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 7 in Township 30 north of Range 75 west of the 6th Principal Meridian.
763. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 899080,
Southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, the north half of the southeast quarter, and the southwest quarter of the southeast
quarter of Section 12 in Township 30 north of Range 76 west of the 6th Principal Meridian.
764. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 899081,
Southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 12 in Township 30 north of Range 76 west and the west half of the
southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 18 and the east half of the northwest quarter
and the west half of the northeast quarter of Section 19 in Township 30 north of Range 75 west of the 6th Principal Meridian.
765. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
766. Wyoming Death Records.
767. 1930 United States Federal Census, Careyhurst, Converse Co., WY, page 1B.
768. Wyoming Marriage Records.
769. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
770. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Monday, 16 June 1986.
771. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
772. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
773. 1910 United States Federal Census, Burke, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
774. Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, Database Online, Ancestry.com,
1998-.
775. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 21469.
776. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Monday, 16 June 1986.
777. Tombstone of Anna E. (Emery) Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
778. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
779. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Monday, 16 June 1986.
780. Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, Database Online, Ancestry.com,
1998-.
781. Tombstone of Anna E. (Emery) Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
782. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 160.
783. "The Graham Family," family records, page 5.
784. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page
11.
785. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
786. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 21469.
787. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page
11.
788. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
789. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
790. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
791. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page
11.
792. Tombstone of Morris A. Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
793. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 319A.
794. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
795. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Monday, 16 June 1986.
796. Tombstone of Anna E. (Emery) Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand
Traverse County, Michigan.
797. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Agency, Meyer Co., SD, page 319A.
798. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Township 98 North,
Range 71 West, Section 30.
799. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
800. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Todd Co., SD, page 319A.
801. Tombstone of Morris A. Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
802. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 21469.
803. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page

209
11.
804. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
805. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page
11.
806. Tombstone of Morris A. Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
807. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
808. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
809. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Monday, 23 February 1948, page 3.
810. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
811. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
812. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 21469.
813. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, Friday, 14 April 1967, page
11.
814. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 21469.
815. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
816. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 189536.
817. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
818. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 189536.
819. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
820. Tombstone of Walter J. Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
821. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
822. Tombstone of Walter J. Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
823. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 161.
824. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, 19 August 1940, page 8.
825. Tombstone of Robert Richard Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
826. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, 19 August 1940, page 8.
827. Tombstone of Robert Richard Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
828. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 1B.
829. Tombstone of Robert Richard Bossingham, St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church Cemetery, Kingsley, Grand Traverse
County, Michigan.
830. "Traverse City Record-Eagle," Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, obituary, 19 August 1940, page 8.
831. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
832. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, Tuesday, 17 July 1984.
833. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
834. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
835. 1920 United States Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, page 6A.
836. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
837. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
838. 1920 United States Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, page 6A.
839. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
840. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
841. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 4A.
842. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
843. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
844. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 12
September 1918.
845. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 4A.
846. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
847. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
848. "Buffalo Bulletin," Buffalo, Wyoming, Obituary, 17 July 1984.
849. 1930 United States Federal Census, Okreek, Todd Co., SD, page 4A.
850. 1920 United States Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, page 6A.
851. Speck, Barbara, Lyman County Township Landowners, 1971, 1996-2004,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lymancosd/Townships/twps1971.htm.
852. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 6B.
853. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
854. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 36608.
855. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
856. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.

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857. Speck, Barbara, Lyman County Township Landowners, 1971, 1996-2004,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lymancosd/Townships/twps1971.htm.
858. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 36608.
859. Application for Social Security and Tax Account Number.
860. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
861. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley Co., SD, page 1A.
862. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
863. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
864. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
865. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 5
June 1917.
866. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
867. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley Co., SD, page 1A.
868. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
869. 1910 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 2B.
870. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley Co., SD, page 1A.
871. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
872. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 36608.
873. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
874. Application for Social Security and Tax Account Number.
875. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
876. Application for Social Security and Tax Account Number.
877. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
878. Application for Social Security and Tax Account Number.
879. South Dakota Marriage Records, # 36608.
880. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
881. Speck, Barbara, Lyman County Township Landowners, 1971, 1996-2004,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lymancosd/Townships/twps1971.htm.
882. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 230536.
883. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
884. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 210460.
885. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
886. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 210460.
887. Speck, Barbara, Lyman County Township Landowners, 1971, 1996-2004,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lymancosd/Townships/twps1971.htm.
888. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 230536.
889. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 109 N, Range 76 W, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
890. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 210460.
891. Speck, Barbara, Lyman County Township Landowners, 1971, 1996-2004,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lymancosd/Townships/twps1971.htm.
892. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 230536.
893. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 102338.
894. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 125001.
895. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 24
August 1918.
896. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
897. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 102338.
898. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 125001.
899. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
900. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 7A.
901. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
902. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
903. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918), 24
August 1918.
904. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
905. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
906. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
907. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
908. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
909. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
910. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 102338.
911. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
912. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 125001.
913. "Billings Gazette," Billings, Montana, 3 February 2004.
914. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.

211
915. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
916. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, 29 January 2004.
917. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
918. "Billings Gazette," Billings, Montana, 3 February 2004.
919. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, 29 January 2004.
920. "Billings Gazette," Billings, Montana, 3 February 2004.
921. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
922. 1930 United States Federal Census, Township 108 N, Range 74 W, Lyman Co., SD, page 1B.
923. "Lyman County Argus," Oacama, South Dakota, 12 June 1919.
924. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 95075.
925. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
926. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
927. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
928. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
929. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 95075.
930. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
931. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 95075.
932. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
933. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
934. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
935. 1900 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lyman Co., SD, page 7A.
936. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
937. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
938. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
939. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
940. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
941. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
942. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 17B.
943. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
944. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
945. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 95075.
946. 1930 United States Federal Census, Crow Creek Agency, Lyman Co., SD, page 1A.
947. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 95075.
948. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
949. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 105678.
950. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
951. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 105678.
952. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
953. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 105678.
954. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
955. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 18A.
956. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
957. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
958. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 18A.
959. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
960. 1910 United States Federal Census, Pierre Indian Industrial School, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, page 18A.
961. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
962. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 105678.
963. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
964. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 105678.
965. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 258255.
966. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
967. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 258255.
968. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
969. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 258255.
970. 1930 United States Federal Census, Cedarbutte Township, Mellette Co., SD, page 1B.
971. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 197153.
972. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
973. 1920 United States Federal Census, Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Stanley Co., SD, page 1B.
974. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
975. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Monday, 28 August 1989.
976. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
977. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Monday, 28 August 1989.
978. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
979. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 197153.
980. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.

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981. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Monday, 28 August 1989.
982. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
983. "Rapid City Journal," Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, Obituary, Monday, 28 August 1989.
984. South Dakota Marriage Records, Certificate # 197153.
985. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
986. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
987. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
988. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
989. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
990. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
991. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
992. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
993. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
994. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
995. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
996. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19B.
997. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
998. 1880 United States Federal Census, Charles Mix Co., Dak. Ter., page 233A.
999. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
1000. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
1001. 1900 United States Federal Census, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Meyer Co., SD, page 19A.
1002. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 7A.
1003. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
1004. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
1005. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Epic of Papineau's Domain, (1986, Plains Printing Company, Gregory, SD), page 25.
1006. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 2B.
1007. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
1008. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 322.
1009. Adeline S. Gnirk, Saga of the Missouri River Reveille, (1981, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 449.
1010. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
1011. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 29 August 1935, page 1.
1012. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918),
12 September 1918.
1013. 1900 United States Federal Census, Genoa Indian School, Genoa Township, Nance Co., NE, page 8B.
1014. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
1015. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1016. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
1017. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 305.
1018. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 29 August 1935, page 1.
1019. 1891 Rosebud Indian Reservation Census.
1020. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 306.
1021. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 29 August 1935, page 1.
1022. Adeline S. Gnirk, The Saga of Sully Flats, (1977, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 323.
1023. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 306.
1024. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1025. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
1026. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
1027. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
1028. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1029. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
1030. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 306.
1031. Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
1032. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1033. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918),
12 September 1918.
1034. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1035. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 102228,
Lot 5 of Section 36 in Township 99 north of Range 70 west of the 5th Principal Meridian.
1036. General Land Office Land Patents, (Land Records held by the Bureau of Land Management), Certificate # 237960,
Lots 6 and 7 of Section 35 in Township 99 north and the Lots 1 and 5 of Section 2 in Township 98 north all in Range 70 west
of the 5th Principal Meridian.
1037. Draft Registration Card, (World War I Draft Registration, taken 5 June 1917, 5 July 1918, and 12 September 1918),
12 September 1918.
1038. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
1039. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1040. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.

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1041. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1042. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3AUnion Township, Gregory Co., SD,
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1044. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
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1046. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
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1048. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1049. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
1050. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1051. 1930 United States Federal Census, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 3A.
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1053. "The Burke Gazette," Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, Obituary, Thursday, 29 August 1935, page 1.
1054. Gnirk, Adeline S., The Saga of Ponca Land, (1979, Gregory Times-Advocate, Gregory, SD), page 306.
1055. 1920 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Union Township, Gregory Co., SD, page 7B.
1056. 1910 United States Federal Census, Herrick, Gregory Co., SD, page 1A.
1057. Gnirk, Adeline