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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   Mary Louise PICOTTE 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
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Armour Douglas County South Dakota, USA
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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28 August 1941
Armour, Douglas, South Dakota, USA


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

Added: 11/2/2015 3:36:27 PM - Updated: 7/17/2017 4:29:52 PM

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