Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Mary Alice Egan Schneider


Yankton Press & Dakotan,
Yankton, South Dakota,
14 June 1947, p. 4, col. 5.
Mary Alice Egan was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, June 14, 1859.  After living in several other states for short periods she came to Yankton with her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald, March 20, 1870.  Her parents filed on a claim in Bon Homme county about three miles from the old county seat of Bon Homme where she spent her girlhood with the exception of a year spent in old Fort Randall where she was employed.

She was united in marriage Nov. 18, 1877, to Louis Schneider who had homesteaded a mile from her parents’ home.  They lived on this farm, with the exception of the two years spent in Yankton, until 1899 when they moved to a farm near Utica, residing there till 1914 when they retired, building the home in which she lifed until her death June 5, 1947, nine days before her 88th birthd. [sic]

Mrs. Schneider had been in failing health since falling and fracturing her hip over four years ago.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Louis Schneider, 13 years ago, a son Edward, in May 1946 and a son Joseph, who died in infancy.  Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Alice Lanctot, Yankton; Mrs. R. J. Tester, (Margaret) Sioux City, Ia.; Robert of Minneapolis, Minn.; Martin of Beresford; and Charles of Casper, Wyo., who was unable to be present for the funeral, also one brother, Peter McDonald of Sturgis.  Twenty-three grand-children and one great, great grand-child also survive.

The following out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral services held June 9, from Sacred Heart church with burial in Yankton cemetery: Peter McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Limbo and son Wesley, and Mrs. Emma Lettau, Sturgis; Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Schneider and daughter Mary, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Lee Rardin and son Glen, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. O. B. Thompson, Sioux Falls; Mrs. Hannah Lucid, Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Beecher, Mrs. Frank Gunn, and daughter, Marguerite, Scotland; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schneider, Mrs. Frank Balvin, Mrs. Henry Marek, Tyndall; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tester and Mrs. Frank Skidmore, Sioux City, Ia., Martin Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klasi, Mrs. Eileen Frank and son Carlyle, of Beresford; and Sgt. And Mrs. Thos. Rogers of Ft. Dix, New Jersey.

Pallbearers were Clarence Courtney, Joe Adrian, Francis Bride, Lewis Tackle, Ray Vogus, and Wm. Cummingham.

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