Sarah Lanctot

Unknown newspaper, Sept. 1951
Submitted by Mike McMullen 



Former Duncan Resident Of Duncan Area Dies In South Dakota Aug. 30

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Chaffee Lanctot were held Tuesday, September 4, in the Beherns Mortuary in Rapid City, S. D. Rev. Carl Locke officiated at the at the service. Burial was in Mountain View cemetery.

Sarah Ethel, the daughter of George and Sarah Rennick Chaffee, was born on a farm near Duncan February 20, 1883 and died August 30 in New Underwood hospital from a heart attack. She grew to womanhood in her home near Duncan and attended the Schiebel and Wyoming schools. She became a successful teacher in Stark and Peoria counties.

In 1910 she homesteaded in Wasta, S. D., where she also taught school. In 1918 she came home to assist in the care of her invalid mother.

She was united in marriage February 1921 to Wilfred J Lanctot of Owanka, S. D. in Peoria. To this union a daughter Maxine, now Mrs. Jay Frenzer, was born. Her entire married life was spent on a ranch between Owanka and New Underwood, S. D.

Surviving are the husband; the daughter Maxine; a 2 month old granddaughter Donna Ethel; two brothers, Jarville Chaffee of Peoria and Percy Chaffee of Wyoming; two nieces, Mrs. Everett Gallup of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. James Gordon of Seattle, Wash.; and two nephews, Forrest Chaffee of Chicago and George Chaffee of Peoria.

Attending the funeral from this area where Mr. and Mrs. Jarville Chaffee and Mr. and Mrs. Percy F. Chaffee of Wyoming.


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