Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
An obituary tells much more than just the fact of death; it portrays the history of a life and reflects the society in which that life was lived. This study analyzes the context and content of obituaries in the Brookings, S. D., Register over a span of fifty years for a glimpse into how individuals lived their lives and what the society valued in its citizens. Beginning in 1890 each and every citizen left their mark on this rural community. A history of the times is reflected in these news items with stories that needed to be preserved. How national events affect the lives and deaths of the citizenry is one aspect of the culture captured in these write-ups.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Brookings Register (S.D.)
Obituaries -- South Dakota -- Brookings -- History
Death -- Social aspects
Brookings (S.D.) -- Biography
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Bell, Fayne D., ""The Last Full Measure ..." : A Study of Obituaries in the Brookings Register, 1890-1940" (2000). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 725.