BIOGRAPHIES OF EMMONS COUNTY
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10 September 2002
RAPID CITY — Rilla I. Enterman, 102, Rapid City, died Friday, September. 6, 2002, at a local nursing home.
Rilla was born on September. 3, 1900, at Hereford, SD in Meade County to Wilbur and Anna Mack. She moved with her family to Midway, ND, where she grew up. She graduated from New England (ND) High School and attended Dickinson (N.D.) State College.
She married Walter Enterman on August 19, 1921, in Rapid City. ND.
She worked at the Palace and Rex theaters for a number of years.
Rilla was an avid bridge player and she and Walt were Master duplicate bridge players in the past and had won many regional duplicate bridge tournaments.
She is survived by one son, Dr. Jack Enterman (Faye) of Rapid City; 6 grandchildren, Vicki (Gene) Weigand of Baraboo, WI, Cindy (Ken) Heischmidt of Cape Girardeau, MO, Mike (Jean) Enterman of Vermillion,SD, Mary Enterman of University City, MO, John (Kathy) Enterman of Germany, and Chris (Shannon) Enterman of Aurora, CO; 16 great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1981; her parents; two sisters; two brothers; one grandchild, Susan Enterman; and one great-grandson, Andrew Enterman.
Visitation will be Thursday, September. 12, 2002, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, September. 13, 2002, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Behrens Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday September 14, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, with Msgr. Michael Wooster as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Cornerstone Mission. Behrens Mortuary, Rapid City, SD is in care of arrangements.
Contributed by Mike Peterson.
ANNIE MARIA MADISEN
14 December 1939
Mrs. Annie Maria Madisen Nelson was born April 19, 1855 at Hjorring, Denmark. At the age of 18 she came to make her home in America. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mads Sorensen, came to America in 1874. On January 6, 1874 she was united in marriage with Christen Nelson. To this union were born 15 children. Four of them, Peter, Niemis, Mrs. Ida LaPaugh, and Mrs. Tillie Sathren preceded her in death.
On March 16, 1879 she joined the Methodist church in Viborg. In 1900 they moved to Day county and there affiliated with the Methodist church at Langford. In 1916 they left Day county to make their home in North Dakota. The following year she mourned the death of her husband, who died on December 1, 1917. In February, 1921 she was united in marriage to Jens Peter Nelson, who passed away November 2, 1929. There were no children born to this union.
Two brothers, Jens and Christ Madison and two sisters, Mrs. Jens Christensen and Mrs. N. P. Jensen preceded her in death. Mrs. Nelson was among the first pioneers in this vicinity and was well acquainted with the hardships of pioneer life. At the age of twenty she found her savior and lived a devout Christian life to the end. Mrs. Nelson passed away at the home of her son, Peter Nelson, at Temvik, North Dakota. She had reached the age of 84 years, 7 months and 19 days.
She leaves to mourn one sister, Mrs. John Magrum, Oak Harbor, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Annie Mikkelson of Hillhead, S.D.; ten sons, Peter, William and Clarence of Temvik, N.D.; Magnus and Oscar of Langford, S.D.; Albert and Wesley of Eden, S.D.; Andrew of Britton, S.D.; Casper of Rosholt, S.D.; Silas of Sisseton, S.D.; and one stepson George, of Viborg, S.D.; 57 grand children and 37 great grandchildren. Her life of service will remain a guiding influence in the lives of her many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Viborg on Dec. 12th, Rev. Arnold Herbst in charge, and burial at the Rosehill cemetery. Six of her sons acted as pall bearers.
Contributed by Mike Peterson (from ancestry.com).
ARTHUR McCONVILLE, SR.
Arthur McConville, Sr. was born Jothe County Down, Ireland in 1835. He came to the United States when a young man and stopped for a time in New York where he was united in marriage to Cathrine Mooney in 1859. From there they moved to Illinois where the first years of their married life was spent. Desiring a more suitable home for their family they came to Union county, South Dakota in 1876 to make their future home. Mr. McConville was postmaster at Garland for twelve years.
Their married life extended over a period of sixty-one years and the union was ???? with twelve children of whom nine are living, three having preceded them to the great beyond. The names of the living are; Mrs. Rose Burke, Westfield, Iowa; Frank J. and Ed. McDonville, Dale, N. D.; Mrs. Kathryne Poler, Capa, S. D.; Arthur McConville, Akron, Iowa; Mrs. Agnes Peterson, Kadoka, S. D., and S. V. McConville, Sioux city, Iowa. There are also thirty-six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. McConville was a devout Catholic, a loving husband, and a kind and indulgent father. He belived in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man; he also believed in scattering flowers and sunshine in the pathway of his fellow men. This with his kindness to others will long be remembered in the home which his presence brightened and his death has now darkened.
On the 23rd day of February Mr. McConville passed away, aged eight-four years, five months and six days.
The burial took place on February 26th from the residence at Capa, S. D., and the body was laid to rest in the Catholic church lot, his sons acting as pallbearers and Father Padola officiating.
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EDWARD A. McCONVILLE
Held Nov. 27th
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, for Edward A. McConville, 88, from St. Francis Xavier Catholic church at Spokane, Wash. Rev. J. H. Pineau officiated at the Requiem High Mass and interment was made in Holy Cross cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were E. T. Atha, Charles Coventry, H. P. Tracy and E. H. Brank, all of Linton, James Stewart of Pollock and Thomas McCrory of Pasadena, Calif. Active pallbearers were Andy Durgan, George Pederson, Peter McGough and Ralph Recla, members of St. Francis Xavier parish.
Mr. McConville, one of the earlier settlers of Emmons county, died at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, on Friday, Nov. 23. Death was attributed to the informities of old age.
Born May 29, 1863, in Catteraugus county, New York, he moved with his parents to McLain county, Illinois, in 1869. In 1876 the family moved to Dakota territory, after which the young Mr. McConville came to what was later to become North Dakota and homesteaded in the Dale community in 1885.
On Jan. 14, 1895, he married Anna Eastwood in the Catholic church at Akron, Iowa. The couple became the parents of four children, James, Elizabeth, Bernard and Stella. James and Elizabeth preceded their father in death.
During his early days, Mr. McConville served as a surveyor west of the Missouri river in the Black Hills, S. D., and for eight years operated a stage line from the old town of Winona, N. D., to LaGrace, S. D. He served four years as county commissioner (1925-1929) from the fourth district of Emmons county and operated the Elkhorn ranch on the Cattail creek at Dale until his retirement in 1941, when he and Mrs. McConville moved to Bismarck.
While living at Bismarck, the McConvilles observed their 50th wedding anniversary, Jan. 14, 1945, with many old time friends and acquaintances being present for the occasion. They continued their residence in Bismarck until 1947 when they moved to Spokane, Wash.
He leaves his widow, Anna McConville of Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Collins, Auburn, N. Y.; one son, Bernard, and one granddaughter, Patricia McConville, Spokane; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Polar and Mrs. Agnes Peterson, both of Capa, S. D.; two brothers, F. J. (Micky) McConville, Pollock, and Charles V. McConville, Akron, Ia.
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FRANCIS JOHN "MICKEY" "FRANK" McCONVILLE
Ends Long, Colorful Career
The death of Frank J. "Mickey" McConville, 97, at the Linton Hospital Wednesday afternoon, March 25, brought to end one of the longest and most colorful careers in the history of Emmons County.
It ranged from homesteader here before North Dakota became a state, through a period as "mule skinner" at the old Fort Yeates post, through 16 years as an Emmons County commissioner, right down to the many years he ranked as a marvel of stamina and hardiness as a retired citizen.
The Rev. C. B. Cedar, Pollock, officiated at funeral services which were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Memorial Auditorium at Linton. Burial was made in the family plot of the Dale Cemetery, southwest of Linton. Tht Kraft Funeral Home, Linton, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Active pallbearers were A. J. Shier, David (Scoop) Calquhoun, L. P. Malone, Oliver Rudy and John Steen, all of Linton, and Harold Bales, Sterling.
Honorary pallbearers were William Dornbush and Dr. L. C. Shockey, Mobridge; Irvin Fenelon and Robert Parrot, Aberdeen; Fred Wohl, Pollock; Anton Naaden, McLaughlin, S. D.; Henry Heer, John Ohlhauser, Harry Lynn, John Schieremister, J. D. Meier, Pat Malone Sr., Robert Chesrown and Ray Rypkema, all of Linton; Jack Birdsell, Temvik; and Peter Frank, Bismarck.
Mickey McConville, christened Francis John, was Emmons County's oldest citizen. He was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, on April 25, 1861, a son of Arthur and Kathryn McConville. The family moved to McLain County, Illinois, in 1869 and to Dakota Territory in 1876.
In May, 1885, young Mickey came to what is now Emmons County and homesteaded in the Dale community. Later he moved to Sheldon, Iowa, for a time but returned to his claim in 1888. On Oct. 13, 1888, he married Annie Elizabeth Halstrap [Halestrap] at Linton.
Because of drouth and other adverse conditions, he and his wife moved across the Missouri River to Fort Yeates where he took a job as a "mule Skinner" with the Army. The shortage of water there resulted in his driving a span of mules hitched to a water tank, with which he hauled water from the river. In the seven Years he lived in Fort Yates, his two children were born.
In 1895, the family returned to a farm they had purchased, 27 miles southwest of Linton. He owned this farm until 1943, when he sold it to his grandson, Francis Jakobsen.
His residence in this county also led to service as county commissioner for a total of 16 years. He represented the fifth district from 1911 to 1923, and again from 1927 to 1931. From 1927 to 1929, he and his brother, the late Ed McConville, were both members of the board of commissioners, his brother respresenting the fourth district. Mickey also served as a member of his local school board and was at one time employed at the state capitol during a legislative session.
The five year period from 1938 to 1943 saw death wipe out all of Mr. McConville's family. His wife died in 1938; his daughter, Mary Ethel Jakobsen, died June 14, 1941; and his son, Thomas Arthur, died March 14, 1943.
In recent years he has been living with his great-granddaughter, Mrs. LaVerne Renner, Pollock.
He leaves the following three grandchildren: Mrs. Helen Langeliers, Terrabone, Ore.; Francis Jakobsen, Linton; and Mrs. Fern Dale, Pollock. There are 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters; Mrs. Agnes Peterson, Faribault, Minn.; and Mrs. Kate Poler, Capa, S.D.
ROSE MARIE MOSSER
26 March 2004
TETER, Rose Marie MOSSER - 1922 - 2004
Rose Marie Teter was born May 20, 1922, at Hague, North Dakota, daughter of Nichlos and Matilda Mueller Mosser. She died March 12, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81 years.
She married John S. Teter on July 3, 1945, in San Francisco, California. Preceding her in death were her parents; one grandson, Timothy Joseph Teter; eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; two sons, John S. Teter and wife Marlyn Mae, Kansas City, and Thomas L. Teter and wife Judy Mae, Buckner; four daughters, Joann Smith and husband Jack, Independence, Darlene Barbee and husband Larry, Kansas City, Kay Nevels and husband Robert, Lexington, Gloria Reed and husband Robin, Clinton; one brother, Eddie Mosser, Shakopee, Minnesota; two sisters, Kay Barr, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jean Huber, Watertown, Minnesota; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and caregiver Darroll Bennett of the home.
Funeral services were held March 15 at Consalus-Bradley Chapel, Clinton, with Father Tom Hermes officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Derek Nevels, Ryan Rodriguez, Bryan Sexton, Tom Teter Jr., Keith Teter and Darroll Bennett. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.
Note: Internment is at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Clinton Township, Henry County, Missouri
Contributed and Transcribed by Mike Peterson.