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South Dakota Pioneers

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  • Frank H Coffin (1858 - 1942)
  • Mary Augusta Alloway (1854 - 1908)
    Some sources say she was born 8 November 1854. The 1900 census called her Mary S. Alloway. She knew she was dying of cancer, but she wanted to live to attend the wedding of her son Walter to Ethel Thom...
  • Benton Dudley Alloway (1852 - 1918)
    He was a farmer. He appears to have been named for his uncle George Dudley Goodwin. A biographical article on Ben Alloway in Missouri River Reveille calls him Benton Douglas Alloway, and says that he h...
  • Cordelia Ann Smith (1859 - 1937)
  • Elizabeth Sophrona "Bertha" Long (1888 - 1963)
    Obituary Mrs Bertha Long, 75, of 431 8th St., died Thursday morning at Weld County Hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1888, in a sod house in Darlington, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, the daughter...

Settlers in South Dakota before statehood: November 2, 1889