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T. Fox (#46531245)
 member for 14 years, 2 months, 28 days
Grandpa Harvey Short
I could not get the email to work, would you please add this to his memorial. Thank you ever so much. Denise

Added by DLLW on Dec 29, 2015 4:44 AM

Grandpa Harvey Short
When Harvey Cyrus Short was born on October 10, 1854, in Clayton, Iowa, his father, Cyrus, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 24. He married Mary Catherine Van Allen on April 11, 1889, in Sturgis, South Dakota. They had four children during their marriage. He died on February 1, 1941, in Sturgis, South Dakota, at the age of 86, and was buried in Whitewood, South Dakota.Harvey Cyrus Short, son of William Short who was born in England in 1613. He came to the United States in the 1630's and settled in Virginia. Harvey at the age of 23 came to the Black Hills from Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1877, via the Buffalo Gap route. He accompanies his sister, Mary Isabella Loup, who was coming to be with her husband, Nathanial Loup who was at the time working as a carpenter andmason the northern Black Hills area. Harvye ran our of money at Buffalo Gap and could not afford a stagecoach ticket, so he had to walk the rest of the trip to Deadwood, South Dakota. Harvey found employment in the Deadwood and Crook City area, logging for fish and hunter, haying for the Calvary at Fort Meade and do a little placer mining. In 1889, he married Mary VanAllen, who had come to the Black Hills from Kasson, Minnesota. She was one of the first teachers in the Black Hills area. Harvey filed a claim about 13 milenorth of Whitewood, South Dakota. They established and ran the Big Bottom Post Office until 1907. He died February 1, 1941 in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Added by DLLW on Dec 29, 2015 4:43 AM

Michelle Bergeson
Marie Derby / Lester Derby
This Marie Derby is NOT related to any Klufa. Her parents are Eugene I. and Ruth H. Paklin. Please correct or remove incorrect data. Thank You.

Added by Michelle Bergeson on May 05, 2015 8:45 PM

Vivian Vinson West
Alfred Fagering
Alfred's last name is spelled correctly on the headstone.

Added by Vivian Vinson West on Sep 01, 2013 8:19 PM

Vivian Vinson West
Baby Roger Fagering
Just so you know. The spelling of his name is correct. It is Fagering.

Added by Vivian Vinson West on Sep 01, 2013 8:18 PM

Vivian Vinson West
May Elizabeth West
Hi T. Fox,

May Elizabeth's birth ate is 19 Feb 1913. She is the sister to my father-in-law. I found her birth record on the SD Health Department website for birth records over 100 years.

Added by Vivian Vinson West on Sep 01, 2013 7:06 PM

Morgan Dunn
Margaret Dunn
hello, thank you for doing what you're doing. Margaret Dunn buried in Whitewood is my great-grandmother. My father and his family have always wondered if her and Walter her husband were buried here. I was wondering if you would know where to find this grave if we were to make a trip down to Whitewood. Thank you very much.

Added by Morgan Dunn on Sep 14, 2012 1:05 PM

Pat H
Lester Derby
Memorial Number: 42852729

This memorial is incorrect. Lester Samuel Derby was the husband of Marie Antoinette Paklin. Marie was my cousin. Lester Samuel Derby was born in Nebraska.

The Lester Derby and Mary referred to in the Charles Klufa obituary resided in Minnesota. That Lester Derby was born December 16, 1905, in Minnesota and died April 1975.


Added by Pat H on Aug 25, 2012 3:01 PM

Hugh Stitt
I see that his record was transferred to you and I am wondering if you are related? Because I have a pretty postcard addressed to him in 1911, shortly after he got married apparently. I would like to mail it to a family member. I found it in a little antique shop in Gig Harbor, Washington. There is no charge. I just wanted to do something nice. I am Alice V. Nelson of Herron Island, Washington and my email address is I am also a findagrave member and am on Someone once did this for me and I want to pay it forward. Best wishes.

Added by Alice on Apr 07, 2012 4:47 PM

June Adams
Gladys Cash, Ted & Carrie Hines
Thank you so much for the transfers of these memorials - my grandmother & great-aunt/uncle;these are graves I have not been able to see since I live in Washington state. Thank you for your work & interest in documenting Whitewood cemetery. I am involved in a personal project of researching & documenting old forgotten cemeteries in several counties in Washington & have found this to be a very interesting & rewarding. Thanks again. June

Added by June Adams on Dec 08, 2011 11:09 PM

Southmayd Burials in Whitewood
I'm descended from Stephen Southmayd, would be interested in additional info, prospects for obits on any of them, have photo of Stephen I'd like to post. My direct email is

Added by SallyK on Oct 29, 2010 1:38 PM


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