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Ree Heights, (Hand County) South Dakota
1933 Obits & Death Notices


Frank Baker; Pub. 1933-05-12;  The Many friends of Frank Baker, age 61, of Ree Heights, were grieved to learn of his sudden death Tuesday.  He had been in poor health from heart disease and diabetes, but his condition was not considered dangerous.  He passed away at 11:00 Tuesday evening, May 9.

Marley Luetta Bawdon; Pub. 1933-06-16;   Marley Luetta Bawdon, 14-month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Bawdon, passed away on June 11 at the Miller hospital, death being caused by bronchial pneumonia.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 13, at the Bawdon hime and the Ree Heights Congregational Church.  Burial at Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights. She was a dar, lovable little girl and a source of joy and pride to her parents.

John S.Campbell; 
Pub. 1933-03-31:  Funeral services were held at the Ree Heights Congregational Church by Rev. Meckel for John Campbell Wednesday afternoon, March 29.  He passed away at the R. K. Campbell home north of Ree Heights.  John S. Campbell was born in Castle Douglass, Scotland, July 18, 1864.  At an early age, his parents passed away, leaving he and and his sister Annie to be raised by their grandparents.  He has been a member of the Congregational Church since 1910.  He leaves to mourn his loss his uncle, Robert K. Campbell and family, and one nephew.

Charles Herman Carlson;
Pub. 1933-05-26:  Charles Herman Carlson was born at Torreboda, West Gottland, Sweden, on April 4, 1868.  He came to America in 1888 and to Hand County in 1908, and settled on a farm in Midland Township near Ree Heights, and lived there until his death -- May 17, 1933 at the age of 65.

Lloyd Chamberlain;  Pub. 1933-07-07:  *NEWS -  A young man, identified as Lloyd Chamberlain, 29, of Piper City, Illinois, was found Saturday about 11 a.m., 1 1/2 miles south of Ree Heights, South Dakota on the side hill about 300 feet from the road, where it appeaared he had lain for about 48 hours after being beaten nearly to death with some blunt instrument.  He had suffered a fractured skull, which had completely paralyzed his left side and later probably caused his death.  There were many other wounds on his body.  He was taken to Miller where he received medical attention and where he died about 12:30 Sunday without regaining consciousness.  John M. Spangle was picked up and under suspicion.  He was given a preliminary hearing in Justice Court and bound over to the next term of Circuit Court under a $10,0000 bond.  The injured man was found by Max Curtis and Aaron Williamson from Ree Heights.*

Melita Fawcett;  Pub. 1933-03-03:  Funeral services for Mrs. Koran Fawcett, who passed away Monday morning at the hospital in Miller, were held Wednesday afternoon, March 1, at the Congrgational Church in Ree Heights, and burial was made in Morningside Cemetery.  Mrs. Melita Fawcett (nee Hasart) was born January 9, 1909, at Tripp, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, and died February 27 at the age of 24 years.  On June 1, ------(*no year stated) she was united in marriage to Koran Fawcett.  Two children were born to this union, Leonard Edwin and Leona Marie.

Clifford Hill; 
Pub. 1933-12-15:  Word has been received here of the very sudden death from a heart attack of Clifford Hill, oldest son of Jim Hill.  They were former early-day residents of Ree Heights.  Funeral services were held at Princeton, Minnesota, Wednesday afternoon.

Florence Alice Leadbetter;
  Pub. 1933-01-27:  Mrs. Leadbetter, nee Florence Alice Reynolds, was born in Genesco, Wisconsin, December 14, 1863.  She passed away Sunday, January 22, 1933, at the age of 69 years.  She moved with her parents to Mitchell, Iowa when she was but 7 years old.  She was married to W. D. Leadbetter February 23, 1885, the same year they came to South Dakota and started housekeeping.  There were three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Leadbetter; Zua, Isabel and George.  Two of these, Isabel and George preceded her in death.  Funeral services were held at home and at the Ree Heights Congregational Church, with burial in Miller.  She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Zua  (Mrs. Robert Ramey), seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Carl Voss
; Pub 1933-06-23;  Carl Voss, an early-day settler of Hand County and long-time resident of Ree Heights, died Sunday nite at the home of Mrs. W. Bower in  Miller. Carl was the village bachelor here for a good many years until last winter, when failing health made it necessry that he be removed to where he could have better care.  He was taken to Miller and put under the charge of Mrs. Bower.  To Mrs.  Bower he turned his property here as compensation for her labor.  It is said that before his death, Carl made arrangements for a long journey from which he said he would not return.  He was born in Hamburg, Germany, February 15, 1847, and passed away at the age of 86 years, 4 months, 3 days.  When a young man he came to America and settled at Malcon, Iowa, where he worked and later ran a butcher shop.  Then he came to Ree Heights, where he had had lived since.  He was a single man with no relatives.

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