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Ree Heights Review
Ree Heights, (Hand County) South Dakota
1955 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.
Mrs. W.A. Connelly;  Pub. 1955-05-06:  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational Church here on May 3,  for Mrs. W. A. Connelly, Hand County pioneer, who passed away early Sundy morning, May 1, 1955, at her home in Ree Heights following an illness of three months.  Burial was in Morningside Cemetery.

Grover Harvey;
  Pub. 1955-01-07:  DN:  Funeral services were held here from the Congregational Church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon for Grover Harvey, who passed away suddenly about 10:30 Wednesday evening [Dec. 28, 1955 ?] at his farm home south of Ree Heights.

Wayne Leyson;  Pub. 1955-02-04:  DN:  Wayne Leyson, Charles City, Iowa, died Monday night [January 31, 1955] at a sanatorium in Michigan, where he has been a patient since early fall.  Cause of death was cancer of the bone.  He had been ill since early July in 1954.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Leyson, Elbow Lake, Minnesota, former residents of Ree Heights for many years.

Patrick Newcome;  Pub. 1935-05-13;  DN:  Friends here have learned of the death of a former county resident, Patrick Newcome.  He was born March 7, 1874  in Fountain, Minnesota, and moved to South Dakota with his parents and settled on a farm near Yale.  He was married January 6, 1912 to Isabella M. LaCrosse in Miller, and they lived on a farm near Ree Heights for 17 years.

A.I. Nicholas;  Pub. 1955-05-13:  DN:  Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Monday afternoon for A. I. Nicholas, pioneer Hand County resident, who died at his home Friday, May 6, 1955 after a lingering illness.

Dale Albert Perkins;
  Pub. 1955-05-20:  Funeral services for Dale Albert Perkins, [7 mos]  son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Perkins of Greenloeaf township, were held at 10:30 Thursday morning from the Greenleaf Church.  Services were conducted by Rev. Dwayne Knight and burial was made in Morningside Cemetery in Ree Heights.  The infant passed away Monday morning at the Huron Hospital, and a brain tumor was given as the cause of death.  The child has been in the hospital for the past month, taken there when he failed to recover from an attack of measles.

Dr. Henry C. Stallard;  Pub. 1955-05-20:  Of interest to many residents of the county is the announcement of the death of a former minister of the Pleasant Valley Congregational Church, Dr. Henry C. Stallard whose death occured May 4, 1955, at Cleveland, Ohio.  Born in London, England in 1889, Dr. Stallard came to this country in 1911.  After receiving his bachelor of arts and Master's Degree from Yankton College he received his bachelor of divinity degree at the University of Chicago, and his his doctorate at Yankton.  Dr. Stallard's first parish in the United States, was the little Congregational Church in Pleasant Valley.  Here he met and married Helen Porter, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Porter.
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