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David Nevin Swanzey
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1854
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1938
Hill City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

He was an early gold prospector who came to Keystone in the 1890s and staked out a placer claim along Grizzly Creek. There's still gold on his claim, where the Roosevelt Inn sits today. And some of Dave's old diggings can still be seen on the hill behind the property. .
Perhaps Dave's greatest claim to fame happened when he named a rocky outcrop Mt. Rushmore after a New York City lawyer -- Charles Rushmore. Little did he know how famous that granite peak would become.
In his later years, Dave married a reporter from the local newspaper named Carrie Ingalls who, as it turned out, became famous in her own right when her sister wrote a book called "Little House on the Prairie." 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Jane Gordon Swanzey (1876 - 1908)
  Caroline Celestia Ingalls Swanzey (1870 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Swanzey Harris (1904 - 1969)*
  Harold D Swanzey (1906 - 1939)*
  David Nevin Swanzey (1907 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Keystone Cemetery
Keystone
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Laurie
Record added: Aug 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20753181
David Nevin Swanzey
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David Nevin Swanzey
Added by: Laurie
 
David Nevin Swanzey
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