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Stephen Ranum (#46897796)
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Bio Photo I've been doing Genealogy since 1995. I have over 7100 people in my database, and of course, it keeps on growing. My relatives are from Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Mississippi for the first few generations. My main list of surnames are: Ranum, Hargrove, Miller, Wilson,Chmela, Bray, Gray, Fulmer, Viken Sørlien, Volsacha, Risher, Hartman, Scott, Merritt to name a few.

I have cataloged and/or photographed the following cemeteries:


United States Air Force Academy Cemetery (2007)


Reflection Pointe (2011)
Ascension (2011)


Beauvoir (2008)


Fulmer (2008)


Ebenezer (2007)


Braxton (2008)


Floral Ridge (2010)

State Veterans Home - Hot Springs(2010)


Elk Vale (2007)
Piedmont (2007)
Valley View - Blackhawk (2007)
Elm Springs (2007)
Lakeside Cemetery (2010)


New Underwood(2007)
Larsen (2007)
Balogh Family Cemetery (2007)
Old Iowa Settlement Cemetery (2007)
Harney Peak Ranger Lookout (2007)
Rockerville (2007)
William Coogan Gravesite (2009)
Mount Calvary Cemetery (2009)
Mountain View Cemetery (2009)
Bell Park Cemetery (2010)
Owanka Cemetery (2010)
Viewfield Cemetery (2010)
Hill City Cemetery (2010)


Lewter (2008)
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T Dion Blankenship
Hettie Thompson
Was wondering if you have any info on this Lady?

Respectfully, D. Blankenship
Added by T Dion Blankenship on Sep 12, 2014 2:10 PM
William Coad
Edward Coad
Am not a relative of Ed, their line is Irish, mine in COrnish, but have been researching their line.

Edward Coad (33474750) This is Edward William Coad 9/29/1909 - 1/11/1987. His parents were Edward COAD (62028044) and Cora Anna Thomas (60371786).

You should also know Edward William COAD or Ed COAD as he was commonly called was one of the workers on Mount Rushmore. His name is listed on the placque near the entrance along with nearly 400 other workers.

Edward had had two siblings:

#1 Earl Wessley McBain (61890709) 3/19/1900 - 5/18/1917 a step brother, COra had previously been married to John Wessley McBain who died in 1907.

#2 Harriette Jane COAD b. abt 1915. SHe married Daniel Joseph Harrington and was last known living in Spearfish, SD in 1994.

Edward Coad married Neva May Gray (10542272), they married 4/21/1935 and had five children.

#1 Lysle Richard COAD (60372244)5/30/1937 - 5/30-1937.

#2 Gailord Allen COAD (113634267) 9/16/1939 - 3/21/1987 Texas.

#3 Carl Edward COAD abt 1939 - Living?

#4 George William COAD (60372218) 11/6/1946-11/6/1946.

#5 Mavis May COAD (60372340) 8/16/1957 - 8/16/1957
Added by William Coad on Sep 11, 2014 11:13 AM
Romona Powers-Perkins
Grace L Piersall
She married Winfield Scott Powers 15 Dec 1937 in Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota
Added by Romona Powers-Perkins on Sep 08, 2014 3:57 PM
Leyla Pepper
RE: Isaac Platt
Thank you so much for your work. It was such a rush for me to see the pics of my ancestors graves. The information has given me something to go on.

Kind Regards,
Added by Leyla Pepper on Aug 23, 2014 4:41 PM
Suzanne Vax
Lena B. Kiel
I was just looking at gravesite for Lena B. Kiel in Mountain View Cemetery. You show her as being married to a Plummer and that she has one son with last name of Kiel. How did you link the spouse name to her. To my knowledge she only married once. She was Magdalena Barbara Hupfer who was born in Illinois in 1876. She married William Kiel in 1898 and they had several children including my father in law, Orville Manford Kiel. Please help me understand where you got this other marriage information as Lena was married to William until his death in 1935. We show no other marriage for her. Do you find a William Kiel burial next to her? Please correct records to reflect this marriage. Thank you.
Suzanne Vax Kiel
Added by Suzanne Vax on Aug 23, 2014 1:46 PM
Leyla Pepper
Isaac Platt

Thank you for the work you have done on the Platt Family of Rapid City South Dakota. My Great-Great Grandfather was Isaac Platt, my Great Grandfather Milo Platt, Grandfather Robert B Platt and Father was Robert B Platt II. I have just begun the family search. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Leyla Pepper ne Lela Mari Platt
Added by Leyla Pepper on Aug 23, 2014 1:04 PM
Sandy (Foote) Schumacher
Phebe Isabelle "Belle" Foote
I would like to add her birth date is May 5, 1864 in Illinois. She is my great great aunt, my grandfather, Elva D Foote's aunt. Thank you for taking the time to edit the birth date to find a grave memorial #34998703

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Sandy Foote Schumacher
Added by Sandy (Foote) Schumacher on Jul 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Thanks so much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Jul 19, 2014 6:49 AM
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Connie Parras
Jeremiah Carlson
Thank you so much for the photo of my sons gravesite. It's comforting to know it is still intact. The explanation for the single date is that he was a stillborn. I have not been able to visit my sons grave in over 25 years. Once again thank you so much.
Added by Connie Parras on Jul 10, 2014 2:07 PM
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