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Westport in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Madison Gregory

1848-1885

 
 
Madison Gregory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 16, 2018
1. Madison Gregory Marker
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Madison Gregory was born in Huron County, Ohio in 1848. He married Ester Randall on December 26, 1870 in Kankakee County, Illinois. Three daughters were born to them in Kankakee County-Lillie Gregory Martin, Jennie Gregory, and Ethel Gregory Wagenbach. They moved to Brown County in the early 1880s and acquired 320 acres of land by Federal Land Patent in 1884-1885. He broke a leg form a fall from a horse in May 1885 that required amputation. He died two weeks later from complications from the surgery. Madison's grave is unmarked somewhere in the open space behind this monument. A newspaper article announcing his death stated that he was a gentle man who make many friends his short time in Brown County.
 
Erected by Georgellen Wagenbach Shoger, Fairfax, VA. And Judge Larry Wagenbach, Richmond, TX. Great-grandchildren of Madison and Esther Gregory.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 26, 1870.
 
Location. 45° 38.767′ N, 98° 30.115′ W.
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Marker is in Westport, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker is on 120th St.. Marker is located in the Westport Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westport SD 57481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Hamlin Garland (approx. 4.7 miles away); Columbia Marsh (approx. 9.3 miles away); Aurland (approx. 9.6 miles away); Columbia (approx. 9.7 miles away); Tveit Homestead (approx. 9.8 miles away); Philip Cain Gelling Homestead (approx. 10.2 miles away); Father Alexandra Ravoux (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Madison Gregory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 16, 2018
2. Madison Gregory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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