Lyman County, South Dakota  Genealogy

Lyman County Argus Leader and Oacoma Gazette Leader  
Both published at Oacoma, SD

 
1904 and 1909

A-G   H-M      N through  Z


"Down Memory Lane" - 100 years ago  articles are extracted (in five-year increments) from the old newspaper-bound books and transcribed for
republication
in the Chamberlain-Oacoma Sun . Transcribed and submitted by Mark Nesladek,   Thanks Mark!

These have been indexed by barbara stallman-speck and posted here  March 09, 2010.


 

NAME

 CONTENT AND NEWSPAPER AND ITS ISSUE DATE

NABOR

L. F. NABOR is the new meat cutter at Strong Meat Market. May 6 1909 Arg

NEAL

Rev. NEAL has resigned as pastor of the Christian Church. He will remain for a month until another pastor is found to replace him.    June 8 1905 Gaz

NELSON

Louis COLLINS has purchased the Olaf NELSON abstract company and will conduct in the future as Collins and Company  July 29 1909 Arg

NELSON

Oliver BERG and Martha B. NELSON of  Houston  were married by Rev. MAY, pastor of the Congregational church Wednesday.  July 29 1909 Arg

NELSON

Mr. and Mrs.  T. NELSON of Iona have a baby son,  born Sept. 20.   Sept 30  1909   Arg

NELSON

In 10 days work, S.E. SMITH of Reliance , real estate man, completed transactions where he sold 640 acres to Joseph SCHELLE, a quarter section to  Mr. POLKING, 320 acres to Nels NELSON and Mr. HOLMQUIST of Nebraska and a quarter section to Mr. Osborne of Nebraska.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

NEMOEDE

John NEMOEDE of the Van Metre area has been busy cutting wood for winter.   Dec. 16, 1909   Arg

NOVINSKI

S.I. MILAN, George W. NOVINSKI and A.A. DAVIDSON are breaking ground preparing to plant crops soon.  Apr 20, 1905  Gaz 

O’CONNOR

Justice A.E. BAILEY officiated at the marriage of Elsie HARMON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Jacob Harmon, to Mr. Frank O’CONNOR.   The bride graduated from Oacoma city schools.   Sept. 14, 1905  Gaz

O'FLAHERTY

Father O'FLAHERTY of Kimball held church services in Oacoma Sunday and christened a child for R.G. CHAPMAN and one for Frank MCMANUS. Apr 1, 1909  Arg  

OLMSTEAD

A box social will be given Friday evening at Miss Jennie OLMSTEAD’s school in the Dinehart district.    Oct. 12, 1905  Gaz

PARKER

Mr. and Mrs. Randall PARKER’s infant daughter died of pneumonia Friday in the Van Metre vicinity.   Dec. 23, 1909   Arg      

PAULSEN

Miss Lillie PAULSEN married Walter HUGG Tuesday morning in the brides home. Both moved to Oacoma from Iowa last spring and will now live on their homestead northeast of town. Oct. 14, 1909  Argus   

PAULSEN

An artesian wells is being drilled at Fred PAULSEN’s place north of town.      Nov. 25, 1909   Arg

PAULSON

 Four Oacoma area ranchers, W.E. ISEMINGER, Fred PAULSON, V.A. SCHIRNA and Wm. DINEHART, are planning to p lace a telephone line from Oacoma to their ranches.    Mar 11 1909 Arg  

PEHRSSON

Oacoma residents, P.A. PEHRSSON, E.L. SENN, and F.B. DIRKS recently purchased town lots in Reliance .  Aug 17 1909  Gaz

PEHRSSON

P.A. PEHRSSON and wife own three-quarters section of land now – two in Lyman County and a farm in Brookings county. They made final proof Friday.  Oct. 26 1905    Gaz

PESSLER

Roy ARLINGTON of Draper and Miss Carie J. PESSLER, of Van Metre were married Wednesday at the home of Judge Greene.   Mar 25, 1909  Arg

PETERSON

Carl Augustus PETERSON, 61, died  March 19 west of Oacoma. He was a resident of Lyman County since 1894.   Mar 25, 1909  Arg

PICKETT

Sheriff PICKETT arrested John HELLECKSON while in Medora, No. Dak.  Helleckson was convicted and sentenced for grand larceny in Lyman County in July, 1899. Sept. 14, 1905  Gaz

 PICKETT

Sheriff PICKETT added two new lodgers at his “soup house” this week, one charged with perjury and the other for running off with mortgaged property.  Dec. 14, 1905  Gaz 

PILKER

Miss Anna PILKER began duties as the county auditor’s clerk.  Sept. 14, 1905  Gaz

PILKER

Chas. PILKER and family are new Oacoma residents.  Oct. 14, 1909  Argus  

PILKER

Mr. Christian Pilker and Miss Ada GOOLD were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational parsonage.   Dec. 7, 1905  Gaz

PLACE

The HARVEY Saloon building is being remodeled by W.H. PLACE as that is the location Mr. Place will relocate his saloon after July 1. June 24 1909  Arg  

PLACE

William T. POWELL and William H. PLACE are the two Oacoma bar owners granted permission by the town board to sell intoxicating liquors at retail. Aug 24 1905 Gaz

PLACE

Mahala PLACE, wife of Wm. H. Place, died of paralysis Saturday morning at the Chamberlain Sanitarium. The family moved to Oacoma about four years ago from a sheep ranch near Edna.   Oct. 12, 1905  Gaz

PLANTE

Former Oacoma resident, Miss Agnes MYLAN, was married to Julius PLANTE Tuesday morning at Holy Family Church in Mitchell.  Aug  12 1909  Arg

POLKING

In 10 days work, S.E. SMITH of Reliance , real estate man, completed transactions where he sold 640 acres to Joseph SCHELLE, a quarter section to Mr. POLKING, 320 acres to Nels NELSON and Mr. HOLMQUIST of Nebraska and a quarter section to Mr. Osborne of Nebraska.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

POTTER

Rev. I.P. POTTER arrived in Oacoma from Mitchell on horseback. Aug  10 1905  Gaz    

POTTER

Mr. and Mrs. Carl POTTER of Kennebec welcome a baby girl to their home Oct. 13.     Oct. 12, 1905  Gaz

POWELL

William T. POWELL and William H. PLACE are the two Oacoma bar owners granted permission by the town board to sell intoxicating liquors at retail. Aug 24 1905 Gaz

POWERS

H.W. POWERS has decided to start a hotel and restaurant in Reliance.  Oct. 12, 1905  Gaz

PRATHER

The rumor that Thomas PRATHER, known to many as “Rattlesnake Pete”, was dead was greatly exaggerated. He’s alive and well.  May 6 1909 Arg

RAESLEY

Three Plankinton gentlemen, A.D. DOUGAN, Evan RAESLEY and Wm. LOWERY, arrived for the town lot sale. June 8 1905  Gaz   

RAILROAD BRIDGE

After the ice on the river began to break up and flow, the railroad bridge began to float downstream. The RR company ordered all trains stopped between Oacoma and Rapid City. Mar 11 1909 Arg

Railroad bridge

The railroad bridge stands firm as the piles withstood the ice.  Apr 1, 1909  Arg  

Railroad bridge

Twenty-two sections of the railroad bridge on the east side of the island were taken out by high water on the Missouri. Driftwood can be seen 50 feet back and piled five feet above the water.  June 10 1909 Arg  

Railroad Train’s 1st passengers

The first passengers on the first train from Chamberlain to Oacoma on August 1 were Miss E.M. WANG, Miss M. HARTWELL, B.G. WATTSON, Dr. TREON, Mr. and Mrs.  LUMBARD, George FRY, Mr. HAYES and son and Dr.CLEVENGER. Judge BROWN was the chaperone.  Aug 3 1905 Gaz

REARICK

Former country treasurer Mr. David REARICK, who is capable of many talents and not afraid to work, is putting on an addition to his house.   Apr 1, 1909  Arg  

REARICK

County treasurer Rearick is bringing two or three loads of household goods a week to his new residence in the county seat from Hotch City. Apr 27 1904  Gaz   

REEVES

Roy E. REEVES of Draper and Miss Martha N. TAYLOR of Vivian were married in Oacoma Saturday between shifting of freight on the evening passenger.  Dec. 9, 1909      Arg

REITS

Harry REITS of Earling has been working at the tinners trade the past week for KENNASTON.  June 22 1905   Gaz

RITCHIE

Chamberlain residents Miss Mabel DINEHART and George RITCHIE were united in marriage Thursday in Mitchell.  Dec. 14, 1905  Gaz 

ROESER

Miss Nellie ROESER and Arthur L.F. EASTLEY were united in marriage Sunday morning at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Roeser. Mr. Eastly manages the Dirkstown Record.   Mar 16, 1905 Gaz 

ROETHLER

Chas. ROETHLER put up about 125 ton of hay and Mr. KING, his neighbor, put up an additional ton.   Sept. 21  1905  Gaz

ROGERS

Earl ROGERS began working as a butcher in the E.B. Strong butcher shop in Oacoma . He was formerly the butcher for F.P. GANNAWAY in Chamberlain . June 15 1905  Gaz

ROGERS

Earl ROGERS has typhoid fever.  July 6  1905  Gaz  

ROHRBACK

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rohrer died last Thursday.  Oct. 5, 1905  Gaz

ROHRER

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROHRER died last Thursday.  Oct. 5, 1905 Gaz

ROLLER

Van Metre residents, Charles Luther Van Metre and Mrs. A.E. Roller were married in Oacoma Thurs  Nov. 25, 1909   Arg

ROMACK

A two-week revival is being conducted at the Congregational church by Mrs. Anna ROMACK.  Oct. 27, 1909   Arg

RORHBACK

Mr. Jacob  Rohbahrback and Miss Esther King were married Sept. 30 at the Christian Church in Oacoma.   Oct 7 1909  Arg

ROSE

Justice G.W. ROSE of Dirkstown set up his justice office in Oacoma. Aug 24 1905 Gaz

ROWAND

W.D. ROWAND is the new agent at the J.F. Anderson Lumber yard. Apr 15 1909 Arg

RUNKLE

Former resident of Lvman County, P.H. RUNKLE, returned to Oacoma to purchase more sand. He is in the cement business in Plankinton now.  Apr 8, 1909 Arg

RUTAN

Peter RUTAN saved his daughter, Miss  Jessie Rutan, after she was bitten twice on the foot by a rattlesnake. Sept. 16 1909   Arg

Sanitarium nurses

The first class of nurses from the Sanitarium in Chamberlain graduated Tuesday. An orchestra provided the music and a large crowd attended.   Aug 26 1909  Arg  

SAVILLE

Reuben SAVILLE took the teacher's examination before the county superintendent last week. He hopes to begin teaching school 10 miles west of Moore, a mile from his claim   Mar 16, 1905 Gaz 

SCHAEFER

 The hearts of John HEIB, Sr. and Mrs. Kristina SCHAEFER were joined Tuesday evening, Oct. 31. The groom is 61, the bride is 58.   Nov. 9, 1905

SCHATZ

John SCHATZ recently built himself a new house and is noted for his fine-looking corn crop.   July 15  1909  Arg

SCHELLE

In 10 days work, S.E. SMITH of Reliance , real estate man, completed transactions where he sold 640 acres to Joseph SCHELLE, a quarter section to Mr. POLKING, 320 acres to Nels NELSON and Mr. HOLMQUIST of Nebraska and a quarter section to Mr. Osborne of Nebraska.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

SCHIMA

Victor Schima who lives 10 miles north of Oacoma sold his farm for $22 an acre to a man from Iowa. Considered to be a great bargain.  Oct 7 1909  Arg

SCHIRNA

 Four Oacoma area ranchers, W.E. ISEMINGER, Fred PAULSON, V.A. SCHIRNA and Wm. DINEHART, are planning to p lace a telephone line from Oacoma to their ranches.   Mar 11 1909 Arg

SCHLIMA

Victor SCHLIMA who lives 10 miles north of Oacoma sold his farm for $22 an acre to a man from Iowa. Considered to be a great bargain.  Oct. 7, 1909  Arg

SCHMITT

George SCHMITT is putting up a building for additional quarters. .  May 25 1905  Gaz

SCHMITT

George SCHMITT and Sons are improving their hotel by building a 200 barrel cistern.   23  1909  Arg 

SCHNERT

Richard SCHNERT is expected to buy the Oacoma restaurant from K.O. WHITSON as they have been in negotiations Apr 20, 1905  Gaz    

SCHOOLER

Ralph LANYON began a position as clerk in the post office. Frank SCHOOLER will take over Ralph’s route on the White River Stage.  Frank SCHOOLER took over the Oacoma-Zickrick stage Monday.   Oct. 26 1905    Gaz

SCHROEDER

Milton MOTTER of Vivian appeared at the county seat for a marriage license requesting permission to change the name of Miss Amy SCHROEDER to Mrs. Motter. Apr 15 1909 Arg  

SEIPPEL

Nicholas SEIPPEL of Pukwana is the new clerk for MARTIN Bros. & KENOBBIE.     Dec. 14, 1905  Gaz 

SEIPPLE

Miss Jennie MILLER and Mr. Nicholas SEIPPLE were married in Chamberlain Christmas Day.  Dec. 28, 1905   Gaz 

SENN

E.L. SENN and family left Oacoma  for Deadwood where they will now make their home.  June 17  1909  Arg

SENN

Editor E.L. SENN is having a 24x32 foot one-story cement building  built to house his newspaper plant.  July 27  1905  Gaz

SENN

Oacoma residents, P.A. PEHRSSON, E.L. SENN, and F.B. DIRKS recently purchased town lots in Reliance .  Aug 17 1909  Gaz

SENN

E.L. SENN and family moved from Oacoma to Tripp county this week.  Oct. 14, 1909  Argus  

SENN

Edward SENN is seriously ill with typhoid fever and bronchitis.  Nov 2  1905  Gaz

SHEFFER

The central office of the local telephone company has relocated to Frank Sheffer’s Store from W.G. Kenaston's store.   Mar 23, 1905   Gaz 

SHEFFER

A. J. BOOMER, Chamberlain laundry manager, dropped off a laundry basket to SHEFFER’S home in hopes to gain future business. Apr 13, 1905   Gaz

SHEFFER

F.I. SHEFFER will now give his whole attention to his Oacoma store now that he has sold his store at Presho.  May 6 1909 Arg

SHEFFER

The salary for town clerk was $100 for the first year, paid quarterly. The salary of the town treasurer was $25, paid quarterly. F.I. SHEFFER is the town treasurer. Each town board member’s salary is $25 per year. Board trustees are Eugene MARTIN, H.A. HOLMES and P.B. DIRKS;  Eugene Martin is President and R.P. WHITFIELD, Clerk. June 29  1905 Gaz

SHEFFER

F.I. SHEFFER recently purchased the SENN house north of the depot. He is also remodeling the W.E. Place building which will soon display a big line of gents and ladies furnishings.  Aug  26 1909  Arg  

SHEFFER

E.I. SHEFFER is in Chicago buying holiday goods. He will purchase men’s and women’s clothing among other items.  Nov. 4  1909   Arg

SHELDON

It took Sheriff Sheldon of Lyman county 2 ½ hours, a distance of 40 miles to travel from Presho to Lamro. Oct 7 1909  Arg

SHELDON

Lyman County Sheriff SHELDON has possession of a Chalmers Detroit auto car which is made especially for western territory).  Mar 25, 1909  Arg

SHOOK

T.W. SHOOK purchased the WILLIAMS’ house and moved it to his farm SW of Oacoma   Apr 29, 1909  Arg

SMITH

Frank A. SMITH made a trip across the Missouri River in flying machine attached with a basket.  Apr 1, 1909  Arg  

SMITH

Cashier and Mrs. F.A. SMITH welcomed a new cashier at their home April 30. The new arrival at the bank counter is reported to do little but eat and display much lung power.   May 4 1904  Gaz 

SMITH

W.E. SMITH of Mitchell said Oacoma Land Company will soon erect an office in Oacoma.  June 22 1905   Gaz

SMITH

The town site man, Mr. SMITH, is currently promoting a commercial club in Oacoma.

SMITH

In 10 days work, S.E. SMITH of Reliance , real estate man, completed transactions where he sold 640 acres to Joseph SCHELLE, a quarter section to Mr. POLKING, 320 acres to Nels NELSON and Mr. HOLMQUIST of Nebraska and a quarter section to Mr. Osborne of Nebraska.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

SOMERS

Due to the inability to cross the river, Major SOMERS and John LOCKWOOD of Lower Brule were delayed in  Oacorna.   Mar 23, 1905   Gaz

SOMERS

A ninth grade has been organized in Prof. Glen E. SUNDERLIN’s room at Reliance .  Burdella KOLMAN and Hazel SOMERS are the ninth grade students.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

SPISSMAN

Neal ANDERSON and Carl S SPISSMAN of Plankinton are looking over Lyman county land as possible places to set up a homestead.  Mar 30, 1905  Gaz       

STOKES

Miss Bertha STOKES of Oacoma will give an education recital at the Walker school house. Admission is 20 cents for adults; 10 cents for children.  Aug 17 1909  Gaz

STOWE

Fred STOWE is relocating to Van Metre so his children may attend school.  Dec. 16, 1909   Arg

STRAND

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. STRAND of Reliance welcomed a baby son Saturday, Nov. 20.  Dec. 2, 1909   Arg  

STRONG

The three Oacoma councilmen elect, Peter B. DIRKS, T.B. STRONG and J.G. BARTINE, hosted a banquet for the citizens of Oacoma on their behalf. One hundred suppers were furnished in the court room and speeches were made. Mar 18, 1909 Arg  

STRONG

 Earl ROGERS began working as a butcher in the E.B. Strong butcher shop in Oacoma . He was formerly the butcher for F.P. GANNAWAY in Chamberlain . June 15 1905  Gaz 

STRONG

T.B. STRONG, owner of the meat market, was stabbed in the left chest by a knife by Wallace HIGH DOG as Mr. Strong was about to close his store.   Oct. 27, 1909   Arg

STRONG

T.B. STRONG and Charles JEWELL left for the Black Hills for a few days of deer hunting.  Nov. 11, 1909   Arg

STRONG

Two churches in Oacoma observed Christmas, each with a tree for presents young and old. The Dirks Trust   and   Title Co. put a gift of $5.00 for the Sunday School on the tree at the Christian church. T.B. STRONG gave apples to place at the tree. Dec. 30, 1909   Arg

SUNDERLIN

A ninth grade has been organized in Prof. Glen E. SUNDERLIN’s room at Reliance .  Burdella KOLMAN and Hazel SOMERS are the ninth grade students.  Sept 30  1909   Arg

SWEENEY

Lyman County Judge C.S. ARGO has partnered with W.E. SWEENEY in the real estate business. Mr. Argo has. has experience in land transactions.    Mar 30, 1905   Gaz

SWEET

Judge SWEET held court the first of the week.       Dec. 9, 1909      Arg

TAUBMANN

Miss Emma TAUBMANN was a trimmer at the Oacoma millinery shop.  Nov. 18, 1909  Arg

TAYLOR

Roy E. REEVES of Draper and Miss Martha N. TAYLOR of Vivian were married in Oacoma Saturday between shifting of freight on the evening passenger.  Dec. 9, 1909      Arg

THOMAS

THOMAS Bros. lost many cattle due to black leg.

THOMPSON

Alonzo J. THOMPSON, an Oacoma resident for 10 years, died Saturday. The gentleman, in his 84 year, tried  twice to enlist with General Scott to serve in the Mexican War, was rejected, but eventually joined General  Scott's wagon corps. Mar 11 1909 Arg

THOMPSON,

Lower Brule resident, James THOMPSON, dropped off an order to print the constitution and by-laws of the Indian Assn. in  both the English and Indian languages. Nov 2  1905  Gaz

TIETZ

Herman TIETZ  will show his motion picture exhibit Saturday evening in Kenaston Hall. Motion pictures include bicycle parades, moving pictures, comic scenes and the Spanish-American war. Admission is 25 cents and 15 cents. Dance to follow for 50 cents a ticket.  Oct. 26 1905    Gaz

TROTH

Judge E.B. WILBUR and Miss Eleanor H. TROTH, both of Chamberlain, were married Sunday morning.  Dec. 14, 1905  Gaz 

TYLER

Dr. CLEVENGER and Miss Grace L. TYLER were married.  Dr. Clevenger has a dental office in Chamberlain  Nov 2  1905  Gaz

VANLOAN

The marriage of Mr. Vance V. VANLOAN to Miss Elma L. KEICHER occurred at the home of J.I. KING on September 4 at two o’clock.

VANMETRE

Van Metre residents, Charles Luther Van Metre and Mrs. A.E. Roller were married in Oacoma Thurs   Nov. 25, 1909   Arg

WAGONER

Louis WAGONER is building a cement walk in front of the Christian church lots this week.  Aug  12 1909  Arg

WAIT

Milwaukee authorities located the depot on the Seamon property east of town. The railroad will pass through Oacoma north of Main Street through the Wellman block then south of the Christian church through the Wait block. Ernest WAIT will have to move his house.  May 4 1904  Gaz 

WALKER

Arthur WALKER, assistant cashier at the Whitbeck & Smith bank, will be the new assistant cashier in A.C. Whitbeck's bank in Chamberlain   Mar 30, 1905  Gaz        

WALKER

Ben WALKER is now in possession of another fine girl in his home a few days ago. Aug  10 1905  Gaz   

WALKER

Sunday afternoon was the funeral of William WALKER in the Congregational Church. Burial in Oacoma cemetery.  Oct. 26 1905    Gaz

WHALEN

W.H. WHALEN received the contract for the new mail route between Oacoma and Iona beginning July 1.  June 22 1905   Gaz

WHEELER

Simon WHEELER and Mrs. Sarah HORTON were married the first week of November in Chamberlain.  Nov. 25, 1909   Arg

WHEELER

Mr. John WHEELER made final proof on his farm north of town.  Dec. 9, 1909      Arg

WHITFIELD

The salary for town clerk was $100 for the first year and was paid quarterly. The salary of the town treasurer was $25, paid quarterly. F.I. SHEFFER is the town treasurer. Each town board member’s salary is $25 per year. Board trustees are Eugene MARTIN, H.A. HOLMES and P.B. DIRKS;  Eugene Martin is President and R.P. WHITFIELD, Clerk. June 29  1905 Gaz

WHITFIELD

R.G. CHAPMAN was appointed town clerk of Oacoma to succeed R.P. WHITFIELD who resigned.    Aug 31 1909  Gaz

WHITSON

K.O. WHITSON is beginning construction on a new house.  .  May 25 1905  Gaz

WHITSON

The City Restaurant was purchased recently by  Mr. and Mrs.  H.J. FRANK and son Howard, from K.O. WHITSON.  HOWARD will look after the culinary department.    June 8 1905   Gaz

WILBUR

Judge E.B. WILBUR and Miss Eleanor H. TROTH, both of Chamberlain, were married Sunday morning.  Dec. 14, 1905  Gaz 

WILLIAMS

T.W. SHOOK purchased the WILLIAMS’ house and moved it to his farm SW of Oacoma   Apr 29, 1909  Arg

WILLIAMSON

Work  has started on the first history of Lyman County due to be published early 1910 by Albert WILLIAMSON and his son William. The book is expected to be 300 pages.   Aug 3 1905 Gaz

WILLLIAMSON

 States Attorney William WILLIAMSON received the degree of LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. His office is in the  Gazette-Leader building in Oacoma .   June 15 1905  Gaz

YOUNG

Miss Maud Winfred YOUNG, daughter of District State Senator Warren Young, was married to Mr. Arthur Clement GAMBLE Sept. 11.  Sept. 21  1905  Gaz

ZOSKE

Draper folks,  Mr. Alfred ZOSKE and Miss Helen KNUDSON were married in Rapid City Oct. 11.  Oct. 14, 1909  Argus  


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