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  (b. 3 December 1877 Wheeler, Douglas, South Dakota, USA   d. 28 August 1941 Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA )  

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Peter Joseph COURNOYER was born 3 December 1877 in Wheeler, Douglas, Dakota Territory. Peter Joseph COURNOYER was the child of Bruno HUS COURNOYER and and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre HUS COURNOYER and Marie-Anne SALVAIL

Peter Joseph was a Native American.

Peter Joseph COURNOYER died 28 August 1941 in Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA.

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Peter Joseph COURNOYER
Grave
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Armour Douglas County South Dakota, USA
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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
Birthplace: Dakota Territory
Home in 1880: Charles Mix, Dakota Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son (Child)
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Bruno Cournoyr
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's name: Louisa Cournoyr
Mother's Birthplace: Dakota Territory
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: At Home
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USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.


USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.


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.


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


USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.


World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).


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


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


USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.


World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition


USA 1894 - Pullman strike


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.


USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.


USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).


USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.


USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.


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.


World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan


USA 1903 - October - First World Series


USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.


USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal


World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.


World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic


USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.


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.


USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.


World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium


USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,


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.


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


USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.


USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.


USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.


USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).


World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.


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.


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations


USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:


USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.


USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.


World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre


USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.


USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.


USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.


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


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


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

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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