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History of South Dakota vol 1 title page

Biography of Rev. William S. O’Meara

Rev. William S. O’Meara is a highly regarded priest in charge of the Roman Catholic church in Armour, Douglas County. Born in Detroit in 1871, he completed his education in Baltimore and Cincinnati before being ordained in 1898. Since his arrival in Armour, Father O’Meara has shown great zeal and devotion, leading to the growth of the congregation. Under his guidance, a new church was built, reflecting his commitment to architectural beauty. Although the parish is not yet able to establish a parochial school, Father O’Meara personally instructs the children before they attend public schools. He is also active in civic duties as a Democrat.

History of South Dakota vol 1 title page

Biography of Fred S. Pew

Fred S. Pew, a prime example of progressive spirit and conservative business judgment, has played a significant role in the industrial and civic advancement of the West. As vice-president of the Citizens’ State Bank and president of the Day County Land Company and Andover Hotel Company, Pew’s influence extends across various capitalistic interests. Born in New York in 1861, he ventured to Dakota in 1881 and settled in Andover in 1883. With a successful background in livery and real estate, Pew became instrumental in organizing the Day County Land Company and played a key role in the establishment of the …

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