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Ellen Bishop (#46998865)
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Bio Photo I am a local historian in Rapid City SD, I specialize in finding where people are buried, I have many readings of cemeteries in Western South Dakota I hope post them on this site.
I have a vast number of cemetery readings and obituaries that I am putting on site, I also am a volunteer to look up obits for people, please contact me if you need help in the Rapid City area.
I don't go too far to do pictures, I don't go to Fall River County to do pictures too far away, some places in Pennington are too far away.
I consider my self a scribe of the cemeteries, they are waiting for family , friends or who ever knows about the person and can do a bio to take edit control of them from me.
Don't put obits up where pictures should be, ask me to transfer so you can do the memorial the right way, only so many pictures can go up and using an obit that way is wrong!
Please, please just send your number on edit to ask for transfer that is the only way I want to do it, it so much easier that way.
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Claude Gray
No picture of the headstone?
Added by Stephen Ranum on Nov 24, 2014 6:42 PM
Linda Blakeman
Emma Jane Bickford
I have added a memorial for Emma Jane Bickford, 1927-1929, buried in Reed Cemetery. I have connected her memorial site to her parents and everything is now straightened out.

Nothing else needs to be done. Memorial #59153676 for the adult Emma appears to be correct and I feel that my memorial is correct.

Thank you for your help.
Added by Linda Blakeman on Nov 24, 2014 6:06 PM
Stephen Ranum
Claude Gray
If you look at the headstone it has the correct middle initial
Added by Stephen Ranum on Nov 24, 2014 6:02 PM
Linda Blakeman
RE: Emma Bickford in Reed Cemetery
I set up a memorial for Emma Jane Bickford using the date of birth I am certain on, along with a place of birth I am certain about.

I have just left her date of death as sometime in 1929 as you apparently feel the other Emma Bickford, the young housewife, died in Walworth County SD from the South Dakota death index. (which if you notice, said Emma J,which is what led me to believe it was the Emma Jane I am talking about here.)

Another reason I felt the Walworth death was a possibility was that my mother, whose family lived in Fort Yates during this time period was born in the hospital at Mobridge, Walworth County, so I know the family used this hospital.

I have sent an edit for Emma Bickford, #59153676, taking off Ernest Melvin Bickford and Eunice Grace Frazier Bickford aa her parents. Please approve this edit taking them off as the young housewife's parents.
Added by Linda Blakeman on Nov 24, 2014 12:17 PM
Linda Blakeman
Emma Bickford in Reed Cemetery
There are two sites for Emma Bickford in Reed Cemetery. There were apparently two Emma Bickfords buried there but although the dates are listed differently, the information is for the same person. Apparently the adult Emma was born in 1892 and died in 1933? The child Emma Jane was my great-aunt and was born in 1927 and died in 1929. Her parents were Ernest Melvin Bickford (#126923100) and Eunice Grace Frazier Bickford (127482293).

Could you please correct this and transfer Emma Jane Bickford to me?

Thanks for all your hard work Ellen. I am sure you have put a lot of time in this effort.

Linda Blakeman

Added by Linda Blakeman on Nov 23, 2014 8:40 PM
Bonnie Sue Glaser Hentz
Ellen, you have done a great job on the memorial. Thanks ever so much for making and posting it thanks for the transfer.
Added by Chris on Nov 23, 2014 6:02 PM
Frank Koopman
I am curious where you found the information on when he entered the service, and his death in 1918 in Iowa. I have looked for years - he was my husband's uncle.
Would appreciate any information. Please reply using my regular email address.
Added by on Nov 22, 2014 9:37 AM
Frank Koopman
Added by on Nov 22, 2014 9:30 AM
Cindy Bonham Miller
Memorial 121816683
Elen as requested my member number is 47409373, Cindy Bonham-Miller.

Thank you for your help.
Added by Cindy Bonham Miller on Nov 19, 2014 12:52 PM
for the transfers @ BHNC.I'm sorry it has taken me so long to acknowledge your kindness :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours,

Added by Beth.Bailey on Nov 18, 2014 4:55 PM
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