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Miss Demah Dillehe

Miss Deman Dillehe is county superintendent of schools in Meade county and probably the youngest to fill such a position in the state. She was born in a log cabin in Boulder Park,about five miles southeast of Deadwood,a daughter of Andrew and Ausna(Botne)Dillehe. The father's birth occured in Kansas in 1858 and the mother was born in Norway,February 26,1868. He came to the Hills about the year 1877,his parents conducting a hotel at Old Crook City. He assisted them in that business but later became a sawyer by trade and was thus engaged up to the time of his death. He was killed by the explosion of a boiler in the mill in which he was employed. He made his home upon a timber claim near Deadwood and he was closely associated with the early development of that region. His widow became the wife of Jesse Cox and now resides at Tilford,Meade county. Mr Cox, now a ranchman, was formerly the owner of extensive sawmill interests and also has large land holdings. There wrer three children of the first marriage:Edwin,who resides with his mother and follows the occupation of farming:Demah,of this review: and Drucy, assistant county superintendent.