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Samuel Harrison Elrod
Birth: May 1, 1856
Coatesville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1935
Clark
Clark County
South Dakota, USA

South Dakota Governor. He graduated from DePauw University in 1882, studied law, moved to the town of Clark in the Dakota Territory, and became an attorney, real estate broker and farmer. In 1883 he was a Delegate to the territory's constitutional convention, and he served as Clark County Attorney in 1884. From 1885 to 1887 Elrod served as Clark's Postmaster, and he was Clark County State's Attorney from 1887 to 1897. From 1892 to 1900 Elrod was Disbursing Agent in South Dakota for the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. In 1904 he was the successful Republican nominee for Governor and served two terms, 1905 to 1909. His term was marked by efforts to construct a state capitol, and Elrod served as Chairman of the building committee. He returned to his law practice after leaving office, and the township and village of Elrod in Clark County were named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ellen Masten Elrod (1863 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Millette Elrod (1896 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Clark
Clark County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block A, Section VIII, Lot 9, Grave 5
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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Samuel Harrison Elrod
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Samuel Harrison Elrod
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Samuel Harrison Elrod
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- Andrea
 Added: Jul. 15, 2013
Thank you for your service to South Dakota and for lending your name to Elrod Township and the town of Elrod, Clark County. Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Sep. 8, 2009

- Scott Bolliger
 Added: Sep. 7, 2009
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