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Stephen Ranum (#46897796)
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Bio Photo I've been doing Genealogy since 1995. I have over 7100 people in my database, and of course, it keeps on growing. My relatives are from Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Mississippi for the first few generations. My main list of surnames are: Ranum, Hargrove, Miller, Wilson,Chmela, Bray, Gray, Fulmer, Viken Sørlien, Volsacha, Risher, Hartman, Scott, Merritt to name a few.

I have cataloged and/or photographed the following cemeteries:


United States Air Force Academy Cemetery (2007)


Reflection Pointe (2011)
Ascension (2011)


Beauvoir (2008)


Fulmer (2008)


Ebenezer (2007)


Braxton (2008)


Floral Ridge (2010)

State Veterans Home - Hot Springs(2010)


Elk Vale (2007)
Piedmont (2007)
Valley View - Blackhawk (2007)
Elm Springs (2007)
Lakeside Cemetery (2010)


New Underwood(2007)
Larsen (2007)
Balogh Family Cemetery (2007)
Old Iowa Settlement Cemetery (2007)
Harney Peak Ranger Lookout (2007)
Rockerville (2007)
William Coogan Gravesite (2009)
Mount Calvary Cemetery (2009)
Mountain View Cemetery (2009)
Bell Park Cemetery (2010)
Owanka Cemetery (2010)
Viewfield Cemetery (2010)
Hill City Cemetery (2010)


Lewter (2008)
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Ellen Bishop
You could remove
one of the stone pictures from Vernon Tollefson memorial,you seem to have duplicated it. 48253984
Added by Ellen Bishop on Jan 19, 2017 2:13 PM
Sandi K
I love it when people put a list of which cemeteries they've researched or worked - very helpful & lets others see exactly what areas have been done. TY! Happy graving.
Added by Sandi K on Dec 29, 2016 8:23 AM
Jim & Chris
Bessie Mae Yeamans Balcom #30790930
Data to back up request

Name: Edward C Yeamans
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Vienna, Clark, South Dakota, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1859
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Edward C Yeamans Head M 61 Wisconsin
Emma J Yeamans Wife F 59 Wisconsin
Bessie M Yeamans Daughter F 27 South Dakota
Leslie M Yeamans Son M 18 South Dakota
Truman H Yeamans Son M 15 South Dakota


Bessie May Yeamans Balcom
mentioned in the record of Ray Duane Balcom
Name Bessie May Yeamans Balcom
Gender Unknown
Son Ray Duane Balcom
Other information in the record of
from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Name Ray Duane Balcom
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 14 Aug 2011
Event Place South Dakota, United States
Gender Male
Age 82
Relationship to Deceased Deceased
Birth Date 01 Oct 1928
Birthplace Omaha, , Nebraska
Death Date 19 Mar 2011
Death Place Provo, , Utah
Spouse and Children
Imogene Kelly Wife Female
Kenneth Ray Balcom Son Male
Susan Walton Daughter Female
Linda Felio Daughter Female
Parents and Siblings
Wayne Earl Balcom Brother Male
Claude Everett Balcom Parent Unknown
Bessie May Yeamans Balcom Parent Unknown
Added by Jim & Chris on Dec 09, 2016 10:01 AM
Thank YOU!
MISSISSIPPI, Harrison County, Biloxi, headstone photo of my grandfather, Felson Washington.
Thank you, and I will add a photo soon of him and his family.
Great job, going over to the segregated cemetery and adding our military hero.
Added by Foxx on Dec 05, 2016 5:58 PM
Bruce Gordon
RE: George Buchanan, Mountain View, Rapid City
Thanks Stephen,

So I'm guessing that as there is no picture associated with the memorial a monument was not found.

I'll reach-out to Ellen and the Rapid City genealogical society as well.

Thanks again for all the work you've put in over the years. I'm working on a Pioneer Cemetery in my home area and can appreciate just how much work is entailed.


Added by Bruce Gordon on Oct 13, 2016 10:45 AM
Bruce Gordon
George Buchanan, Mountain View, Rapid City
Hi Stephen,

I'm tracing George Buchanan a descendant of a pioneer preacher in Canada who died 28 Mar 1897 at Keystone just outside Rapid City.

I know the year of death as 1897 from a family history and records from Behrens Mortuary show a George Buchanan who died 28 Mar 1897 being transferred "Plateau to La Varne, MN" 6 Jul 1903.

Plateau Cemetery existed in Rapid City until it was closed in 1929 and the remains were placed in a mass grave at Mountain View Cemetery.

You have created a record for George's wife Anna Cecilia McCain "Mrs. Anna Buchanan" who died 22 Oct 1919 at Cleveland at Mountain View and one of their daughters Lucy Bell (Buchanan) Lewis is also interred there.

I find it likely that the memorial you created for the aforementioned George is the one I am seeking and suspect the date you have recorded is the date he was interred at Mountain View.

Could you shed some light on what sources you used when recording Mountain View?


Bruce Gordon
Ottawa, Ontario
Added by Bruce Gordon on Oct 13, 2016 2:17 AM
Julie Stevens
Owanka Cemetery
Stephen can you tell me if there are any stones visible in the Owanka cemetery in Pennington county, South Dakota?

Thanks in advance

Julie Stevens
Added by Julie Stevens on Oct 12, 2016 10:47 PM
Carolyn Russell
Thank you for the tombstone photo for Georgene McIntyre.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Oct 03, 2016 5:53 PM
Linda Berney
Thanks so much for the quick transfer! That is very much appreciated. Keep up the great work on this site.
Added by Linda Berney on Oct 02, 2016 7:30 AM
Linda J. Morris
Hi I am from a Schnepp that I think this family is from but no proof.
1- Donald F. Schnepp was from Iowa.
2- His mother is listed on the Calif. death list as McKinney.
3- There was a baby, Catherine Schnepp born and died in Missouri. Listed on the death certificate is John Schnepp Iowa and wife McKinney. But she was taken back to Nebraska to be buried.

Now to my knowledge, all the Schnepp's in Iowa and Nebraska are from the same family.

What I am in hopes of is you being one of them. Please would you contact me. I have a Schnepp family going back to 1731 with loads of Rev.War Vets and who knows how many other war vets.

Thank you.

Added by Linda J. Morris on Sep 28, 2016 9:33 PM
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