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thorsley (#48245841)
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Bio Photo I love getting to know my past and present family members through researching where they came from, gathering stories, poring through newspaper articles and obituaries, learning about the area and towns where they settled, collecting photographs and postcards, etc.

Most of our families have ties to South Dakota. Our ancestors are mainly Bohemian, Black Sea Germans, English, and Danish.

Hope you are blessed as you research and discover more about your own families.
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The obit has been added.
Added by pomnik on Jun 03, 2016 5:11 PM
Debra Sanger
RE: William Nathaniel Hill and Minnie
So according to many personal entries on Elizabeth Caldwell is the daughter of Franklin Benjamin Caldwell (died 4 Nov 1904 in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa) and Harriet Elizabeth Ward (died 10 May 1890 in Spencer, McCook County, South Dakota)...doesn't mean that information is true or not but may provide some direction or leads for you....Happy Hunting...Deb
Added by Debra Sanger on May 31, 2016 4:55 AM
Debra Sanger
RE: The Hills in Greenlawn Cemetery
The pictures for William and Millie have been posted for you...I looked in my two Spink County books - Prairie Echoes and History of Spink County Area and couldn't find any correlation between the Hills and does say that Harriet Elizabeth Caldwell married William Nathaniel Hill in Minnesota but no mention of her parents names. I also have no cemetery stone pictures of any Caldwells in Spink County...sorry I couldn't have been more help...Deb
Added by Debra Sanger on May 30, 2016 7:08 PM
Debra Sanger
RE: Nellie Hill
In Greenlawn Cemetery in section B there is
Hattie E. Hill (mother) 1860-1934
Minnie C. Hill 1882- 1905
Nellie V. Hill 1892- 1916
Wm N. Hill (father) 1854 - 1916

I could forward those pictures to you with a home email if you'd like....Deb
Added by Debra Sanger on May 29, 2016 11:12 AM
High Plains
great thanks for all the edits over a holiday weekend! :(
Added by High Plains on May 28, 2016 9:33 PM
Ninzel Rasmuson
Horsley Direct Descendant
Hello! I was named after Ninsel Laura Allen. My grandparents are Robert Maxwell Horsley and Laura Ruth Smith. My father is David Allen Horsley and my mother is Suzanne Dermody. Mary Arline Horsley is my great-aunt. I hope to exchange information with anyone who is interested! Thank you! Ninzel Horsley Rasmuson
Added by Ninzel Rasmuson on May 07, 2016 3:52 PM
Cindi Coleman
RE: Frank Weeks
I think I might have obituaries for Emma and Eugene Coleman, will have to look through some stuff to find them. I added a picture on their Find A Grave pages last night. They are my great grandparents through their youngest son, Lloyd. I guess we are cousins of some kind. Lloyd was interested in genealogy when I was in high school and I didn't pay it much mind back then. Sad to say I didn't get interested in it until records started becoming available online and didn't really start doing any research until three years after he passed away. I like to think he'd be thrilled to see how far I've gotten with the family. I'm not back to Ireland yet with the Coleman side but I have gotten some of the other lines back "across the pond" at least. Lloyd always believed we were Irish so proving that is my goal for his line. I am the only one left from his branch but I have two sons and my oldest is interested in it as well. My grandmother's family I've traced back to Germany. They were among the families who brought the Lutheran religion to America. I will see if I can find obituaries and share them. The biography I put on Eugene's memorial page doesn't include his obituary. When I'm not working on the family tree I get out and walk cemeteries in my area, photographing headstones for Find A Grave. It makes a nice break now and then.

Added by Cindi Coleman on Nov 19, 2015 10:01 PM
Cindi Coleman
Frank Weeks
Thank you for the biography information on Frank Weeks. He was my great great grandfather. You would not believe how much research and time it took me to discover Lucinda's maiden name and then just a few weeks after finally confirming it was Arnold, bam... there it is in your bio info. If Find A Grave allowed emoticons I'd have a big smile right here!

Added by Cindi Coleman on Nov 16, 2015 8:28 PM
Memorial# 126320476
Please advise if you have a better way to word things in his BIO.
Added by AlongTheWay on Oct 22, 2015 9:20 PM
Kent R. Ickler
RE: Hudson Horsley Gravestone Photo
I'm not even sure how that happened, but I fixed it :) Thanks

I have Pine Memorial about 65% completely re-photographed. The cemetery is about 73% complete after my last upload set.

Added by Kent R. Ickler on Oct 19, 2015 2:08 AM
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