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Ree Heights Review
Ree Heights, (Hand County) South Dakota
1923 Obits & Death Notices
The following were reprinted in a column by Stella (Voelker)  Hammill Conerton called :kcaB gnikooL (Looking Back:) from her personal collection of old, original Ree Heights Review newspapers.
Note the "flowery" writing style of the early-day publishers.


Clifford Burke;  Pub. 1923-09-14:  Word came that Clifford Burke, a high school student here (RHHS)  last year, died in Aberdeen after an operation for appendicitis.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burke, live northwest of here.

Clifford Burke;  Pub. 1923-09-21:  Death has claimed another from our midst -- Clifford Burke. He passed away at St. Luke's Hospital at Aberdeen Friday, September 7, following an operation for appendicitis.  Clifford Russell Burke was born at Parker February 26, 1905, and would this year have completed his course at
Miller High School.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Burke, four sistersand three brothers.  At his request that he might lie among his friends at Polo, funeral services were held there and interment made Tuesday, September 11, at 10 o'clock a.m.

Hiland Mead Curtis;  Pub. 1923-09-28:  Hiland Mead Curtis, who was born at East Dorset, Vermont, December 9, 1844, passed away at the home of his son, B. B. Curtis, on September 17, 1923.  He was married to Elizabeth Jones October 24, 1867, and to this union six children were born.  After the death of his wife, he came to Hand County and made his home with his son and family and daughter near Ree Heights.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  Funeral services were held at the home of B. B. Curtis, conducted by Rev. George Matthews.

G. F. Moon;  Pub. 1923-02-23:  G. F Moon, a resident of Como Township for the past 20 year, passed away last week in Highmore, where he had been taken for medical attention for gangrene.  He had recently passed his 83rd birthday.  He had held the office of postmaster at Bailey for a number of years.  In the years he had spent in the south part of the county he gained a considerable reputation as a trapper and was a wood carver of some note.  Funeral services were held in Highmore Sunday and burial was made in the G. A. R. Cemetery at Miller.  The pall bearers, at the request of the deceased, were all postal employees, except one.

Mrs. Raleigh Roberts;  Pub. 1923-12-07:  Mrs. W. H. Maxwell received the sad news this week of the death of Mrs. Raleigh Roberts, formerly Miss Sheldon, well known in this and the Miller vicinity.  Mrs. Roberts has been in poor health for some time and was taken to Colorado Springs, Colorado, abut two months ago, where she passed away.  She leaves a husband and three small children.

Everett Sivertsen;  Pub. 1923-08-24:  Everett Sivertsen - A Pioneer called to Final Reward.  He was born in Norway December 11, 1849, and passed to the Great Beyond August 16, 1923, having been a patient sufferer for almost a year.  He came to this country in 1869 and with the exception of about 29 years while working in the government service at Ft. Thompson, he has always lived on his farm in southern Hand county.  In the year of 1884 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Holm.  To this union 12 children were born: Mrs. J.S. Puffer, Edwin, Fred, Norman, Sena, Marie, Mrs. M.B. Erwin, Mrs. F.W. Longnecker, Henry, Reuben, Hilda and Vera, all of whom, with the sorrowing wife, survive and mourn their great loss.

John Vlasek  *(Jr.?); Pub. 1923-02-16:  John Vlasek was born in Hand County, South Dakota, June 24, 1908, and died February 6, 1923, at the age of 14 years and 7 months.  He is the son of Mrs. Vlasek, Sr.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, six sisters and two brothers, who were all present at the burial except one sister, who was unable to get here.  Funeral services were held in the Ree Heights Congregational Church with Rev. Mathews officiating, and interment was made in the Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights.


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