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Holiness Cemetery
Riverside, Hanson County, South Dakota

Hanson Township, SW 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec 18, Twp. 103, R. 59 W

Submitted by: Elaine J.A. Frederick [heritage@itctel.com]. Visit her website at [http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Stream/1814/index.html]. Research completed by: Reva Gregg, Bette and LaVerne Fillmore. Total records = 17

Also known as "Riverside Cemetery", it is located along the banks of the James River in Hanson Couty, 4 miles north east of Mitchell.

In 1893 the South Dakota Holiness Association was formed and the local chapter began in Mitchell in about 1904, with Philetus Cross as the organizer. The land was obtained from William Koch in 1907 and the campground laid out with the cemetery plotted on the hilltop overlooking the area on the east.

The few graves in this area were enclosed in two fenced-off areas, that on the west for those from the Faith Home and that on the east for those from the Holines Association.

Time has taken its toll on this little cemetery with little upkeep. Mrs. H.A. Downing of Colorado, wife of Jefferson Edwards, provided the fence and gate for the Faith Home plot.

The camp was sold to the Sioux Land Christian Camp, Inc. in 1976 with Russ Kinney as Director.

Stones were read on April 16, 1978 by Reva Gregg, Bette and LaVerne Fillmore. Records were obtained from the WPA Cemetery records, Faith Home and County Death Records. The descendants of the families that are laid to rest on this little hilltop are eternally grateful to Reva, Bette and LaVerne for preserving this information. (Asterick denotes no stone)

Bryan, Allen, son of ________and Irene (Faulkner), age 3, b. 1922 d. 1925*
Bryant, Twins of William and Lulu (Blevins), Infant, 1927*
Caldwell, Baby of Earl and Irene (Westfall), age 1 day, b. 1939 d. 1939*
Caldwell, Baby of Richard and Neva (Pierson), age 3 months, b. 1911 d. 1911*
Caldwell, Lee David, son of Earl and Irene (Westfall), age 1, b. 1932 d. 1934*
Cross, Alice (Irvin), wife of Clyde, daughter of Charles, age 37, b. 1897 d. 1934*
Cross, Ceylon Ulysses, son of Philetus and Amy, age 60, b. 1859 d. 1929
Cross, Hope Marie, daughter of Clyde and Alice, age 8 months, b. 1933 d. 1934*
Cross, Philetus Noah, Civil War Vet, husband of Amy Jane (Maxson), son of Sweatland, age 91, b. 1833 d. 1924
Edwards, Jefferson Eli, husband of Nina, son of Eli and Anna, age 35, b. 1889 d. 1924*
Ege, Sarah, age 85, b. 1837d. 1922*
Jenkins, Frank, son of Barney and Abigail(Gordon), age 54, b.1868, d. 1923*
Ludwig, Robert L., son of Ervin and Dorothy (Doty), Infant, b. 1943 d. 1944*
Morey, Baby of George, age 0, b. 1930 d. 1930*
Muzenrider,Theodore, age 17, b. 1910 d. 1927*
Norvell, Reverend Joseph E., son of George and Louisa, age 64, b. 1859, d. 1923
Norvell, Sarah (Barnum), wife of Joseph, daughter of George, age 78, b. 1845 d. 1924

 

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