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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.
If anyone has memorials in South Dakota they can no longer manage, please consider transferring them to me, I would be glad to have them.
My husband died in Sept and I am finally getting back to work on memorials and anything else that I can do.
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Doyle Red Cloud
Thank you Ellen - I have made the changes.

Added by Becky on May 25, 2016 9:55 AM
Thank-you Ellen for the transfer of Mrs.Chaulk

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on May 23, 2016 7:32 AM
Hi Ellen:
Thanx's for the transfer of Stella to my care...Have a great week-end =)

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on May 20, 2016 4:34 PM
Amanda Fees
RE: Backes Cemetery
Thanks Ellen, I have submitted my changes via the website. :)
Added by Amanda Fees on May 16, 2016 3:53 PM
Amanda Fees
Backes Cemetery
Hello Ellen,

So sorry about all this confusion with the Backes twins.

I went and photographed all the headstones I could find at this small cemetery.

Here is what is currently on the Find a Grave website:

Agatha Backes
Agnes Backes (description says twin to Agatha)
Marie Backes (description says twin to Agatha)

Headstones that I photographed:

Agatha Agnes Backes (headstone reads "TWIN")
Anges Marie Backes (headstone reads "TWIN")

I did NOT find a Marie Backes other than the "Marie P Backes" which was the Mother that passed in 1953. I also did not find any other headstones that read "TWIN" on them.

Both of the "TWIN" headstones only have one date, 1927, which leads me to believe they both were born and died that year. I believe that "Marie Backes" and "Agnes Marie Backes" are the same person with two different listings.

I'm thinking either the headstones are incorrect (they were made in the 90's from what I can tell) or the records that you used to make the memorial are incorrect.

I'm not sure how we will ever know for certain. Thanks for your time and help in this! :)
Added by Amanda Fees on May 16, 2016 3:38 PM
Sharon Stanek Olson
RE: Sorry I don't
No, I just wanted you to know.
Added by Sharon Stanek Olson on May 16, 2016 7:31 AM
Sharon Stanek Olson
RE: Sorry I don't
Some things can be so confusing and I sure can understand your computer. I do love Skype for visiting with relatives though. On Frank Wyant, I am going to delete Robert marker. I will set up Robert as a new site. Maybe someone will edit us.
Added by Sharon Stanek Olson on May 15, 2016 7:29 PM
Sharon Stanek Olson
RE: Sorry I don't
I do not know either. I hope someone in the know edits in. Sharon
Added by Sharon Stanek Olson on May 15, 2016 2:51 PM
A. Grundvig
RE: Thanks so much for
Edwin's parents are as follow:

Henry C. Clark, b. Sept 1868 in Iowa, death unknown

Ella B. Espy, b. 6 November 1870, Espyville, PA, death unknown

Siblings include:

Phyllis Clark, b. 1924 South Dakota
Joan Clark, b. 1927, South Dakota

Added by A. Grundvig on May 13, 2016 11:36 AM
A. Grundvig
RE: Thanks so much for
Here is a bio on him:
Added by A. Grundvig on May 12, 2016 10:06 PM
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