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T. Fox (#46531245)
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Born and raised in Black Hills of South Dakota, currently performing inventory of Whitewood Cemetery, a personal project to preserve local history.

Please advise me by e-mail if you find an error or have additional information regarding my listings. I am always interested in new information and sincerely regret any errors I may have made.

My occupation is indexing historic newspapers for the City of Deadwood, S.D., in which the settlement of most of Lawrence County is chronicled. This allows me access to obituaries and stories associated with the death of those buried at Whitewood. I am a member of the Whitewood Cemetery Assoc., and have implemented plat book records into this database.

Entries of the Whitewood Cemetery are being made in chronological order. I am beginning with family members originally buried at the Crook City Cemetery and moved to Whitewood for various reasons when it was established as a railroad town in 1888, primarily the family's move to Whitewood from Crook City.

My intention is to enter burials up to 50 prior to the present date. I preserve the right for family members to make the choice of more recent burials being added. I do invite inquiries for more recent burials to my e-mail address.
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Judith A Gordon
42446770 Joshua Andrew Ramsey

I have added links to his father and mother. You can transfer to me, he is my 3rd great uncle
Thanks for all you do!
Judi Gordon
Added by Judith A Gordon on Oct 27, 2016 8:42 PM
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
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