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Sidney Champ Maynard
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Birth: 1865
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
Death: 1869
Union County
South Dakota, USA

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[Research of Cathy Porter-Maynard).

SIDNEY CHAMP MAYNARD was the son of Solomon VanBuren Maynard and Mary Arvilla (Crane) Maynard. Sidney was born in Olmstead County, Minnesota in about 1865; and, came to Dakota Territory (now Union County, South Dakota) in 1868 with his parents and siblings. Solomon Maynard and his family first settled near the Big Sioux River, in Richland Township.

The Maynards & Cranes were pioneers.
As such, their lives contained not only the typical joys of life, but also the great challenges and sorrows inherent to pioneer life, that are unheard of today.

In 1869, little Sidney Champ Maynard died in a tragic accident, when a playmate accidentally shot him with a gun that the neighbor boy was playing with.

Tragedy struck this family yet again.
LOCATION: Old Buck Ford, Big Sioux River; near Richland, Union County, South Dakota.
Solomon's wife, Mary Arvilla (Crane) Maynard, age 36, and other family members, including her young niece and Mary's elderly father, Chauncey Ellis Crane, drowned in 1877, while attempting to cross the flooded Big Sioux River.

However, with the help of Solomon and Mary's oldest daughter, Elthina, Solomon Maynard was able to raise his children up to be fine, upstanding members of the community.

Solomon never got over the loss of his beloved wife, Mary Arvilla Maynard. He did not remarry.

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Family links: 
  Solomon VanBuren Maynard (1836 - 1931)
  Mary Arvilla Crane Maynard (1840 - 1877)
  Rufus W. Maynard (1860 - 1913)*
  Oranous Maynard (1862 - 1910)*
  Sidney Champ Maynard (1865 - 1869)
  Elthina Maynard (1865 - 1933)*
  Lillie Viola Maynard Cook (1870 - 1962)*
  Chauncey Claud Maynard (1871 - 1947)*
  Otis Rollo Maynard (1876 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age 4 Years
Richland Cemetery
Union County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Lot 1 ~ Grave 2
Maintained by: Cathy Porter-Maynard
Originally Created by: USA Grannie
Record added: Jan 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17738335
Sidney Champ Maynard
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Sidney Champ Maynard
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