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 Native American flag  Peter Joseph  COURNOYER

  (b. 3 December 1877Wheeler, Douglas, South Dakota, USA   d. 28 August 1941Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA )  
Summary: Peter Joseph COURNOYER was born 3 December 1877 in Wheeler, Douglas, Dakota Territory. Peter Joseph COURNOYER was the child of Bruno HUS COURNOYER and Mary Louise PICOTTE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre HUS COURNOYER and Marie-Anne SALVAIL

Peter Joseph COURNOYER died 28 August 1941 in Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA.
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Did You Know?Dakota' is a Native American (Sioux) word for 'friend.' (statesymbolsusa.org)

1861 - President James Buchanan signed the bill creating the Dakota Territory

1889 - On November 2, 1889, both North and South Dakota were admitted to the Union, becoming the 39th and 40th states.

Did You Know? America - Did you know? Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American traditions, but perhaps no part of that quirky turkey fest seems more bizarre than the annual ceremony during which modern presidents grant an official pardon to a live turkey presented to them by the National Turkey Federation (NTF).

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Birth
3 December 1877
Wheeler, Douglas, South Dakota, USA

1880 - Charles Mix, Dakota Territory
Name: Peter Cournoyr
[Peter Cournoyer]
Age: 2
Birth Year: abt 1878
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USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
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USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
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World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
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World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
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USA 1894 - Pullman strike
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World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
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USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996 -

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
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USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
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USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
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World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
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USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

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USA 1903 - October - First World Series
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USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
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USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
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World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.

www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
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USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
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USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

www.wikipedia.org - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
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World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
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USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
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World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
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USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.
U.S. At War
GERMAN SHIPS ARE SEIZED
HOUSE PASSES WAR BILL BY VOTE 373-50

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USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
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World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

www.wikipedia.org - October 31, 1918

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
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USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
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www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
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USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
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USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
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USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

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USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

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World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

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World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

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Death
28 August 1941
Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA

PETER COURNOYER

Buried at Armour, Monday

It is with sorrow that we report the death of Peter Cournoyer who was stricken with a heart attack and passed away at his home at 11 o'clock a.m. on August 28th.

Peter Joseph Cournoyer was born near the old town site of Wheeler, South Dakota on December 3rd 1877. He was the son of Bruno Cournoyer a pioneer and freighter of the middle wester states. He obtained his education at Haskell, Kansas after which he settled with his parents, who moved from Wheeler to his present home at the north end of Lake Andes.

He was united in marriage to Ella Gilkerson on July 3rd 1908 and to this union were born eight children, Peter Joseph Jr. of Greenwood, South Dakota; Rosamonde Zahn of Eugene, Oregon Katherine Stansfield of Grants Pass, Oregon; Margurite Fideler of Delmont, South Dakota; Angela Marie who passed away at the age of thirteen years, and Gene, Robert & Emily who are home.

Pete was widely known and his friends could be counted by acquaintances. He was a talented musicial, being self-educated in this line and an artist on the violin as well as having other accomplishments.

Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing one brother, Chris of Eugene, Oregon, three sisters, Mrs. Emily Jackson who makes her home with the family. Mrs. Rose Primeau of Widow Rock, Arizona; Mrs. Angela Fiske, Ft. Yates, North Dakota and ten grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at the home Monday mourning September 1st. The Rev. Father Frank of Marty officiated.

The pall bearers were Harry Sparks, Frank Farke, Fred Holbeck, Gerald McGrath, Dan McFarland and Oscar Carlson, Interment was made at Armour, South Dakota in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Peter is buried at: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Armour Douglas County South Dakota, USA
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