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Lillian Pfitzer—Milwaukee Road Employees—Obituary Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2015-066

Content Description

The collection consists of obituaries compiled by Lillian Pfitzer of Java (S.D.) from both South Dakota and North Dakota newspapers. The obituaries cover the time period from the 1960s to 1990s. Many of the obituaries are of former employees of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, also known as the Milwaukee Road. There are just over 4,300 individual obituaries in the collection. South Dakota newspapers referenced include the Aberdeen American News, Bowdle Pioneer Times, Java Herald, Lawrence City News, Mobridge Tribune, Northwest Blade (Eureka, S.D.), Prairie Pioneer (Pollock, S.D.), Rapid City Journal, Selby Record and Walworth County Record. North Dakota newspapers include the Bismarck Tribune, Bowman City Pioneer, Carson Press and the Dickenson Press. The collection includes an index to the obituaries which includes name, date died, maiden name, primary residence, remarks and image record number. The collection also includes 361 memorial cards for various individuals. All of the digital items were converted to .pdf files and ran through the State Archives digital preservation program. The files consist of 5396 megabytes of memory space. The two DVDs with the information were also kept and stored in box 3749F

Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1960s-1990s


0.1 Cubic Feet (5396 MB 2 DVD)