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historian , researcher , writer

Carol Ann Martin Mashek, American historian, researcher, writer. Recipient Purple Feather, Sioux Falls College 1959, Sioux Falls Young Men’s Christian Association Leadership Award, 1989; named Women's Grant Honorary, American Association of University Women., Sioux Falls, 1981; American Association Women grantee, 1981.


Mashek, Carol Ann Martin was born on August 6, 1937 in Rural Free Delivery Lamont, Iowa, United States. Daughter of James Theodore and Caroline Marie (Stauss) Martin.


Bachelor, Sioux Falls College, 1959. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1964.


Teacher Kansas City, Reedsburg and Janesville Public Schools, Kansas/Wisconsin, 1959-1969. Education supervisor and teacher Sioux Falls (South Dakota) College, 1973. Writer Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls, 1974.

Community programmer Sioux Falls Bicentennial Commission, 1975-1977. Census taker United States Census Bureau, 1975-1977. Researcher, writer, tour guide Sioux Falls Research Services, 1977-1980.

Writer in research Sioux Falls College, 1980-1983. Newspaper columnist Sioux Falls Tribune, 1983-1985. Researcher, writer, tour guide Sioux Falls Research Services, since 1985.

Director Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, Sioux Falls, 1975-1979. President, life member Minnehaha County History Society, Sioux Falls, 1978-1980. Co-founder/director Forest Home Cemetery Association, Sioux Falls, since 1979.

Founder/member Sioux Falls History Council, 1987-1989.


  • Other Work

    • Author: magazine articles with religious themes, 1964-1974. Annual papers, Dakota History Conference 1978-1989. Local history articles, Sioux Falls Host Magazine, 1985-1989.


City Coordinator, City Government International Women's Year, Sioux Falls, 1975. Board directors Sioux Falls Board of History Preservation, Sioux Falls, since 1975. City organizer, Sioux Falls Bell Ringing Project, 1988.

Secretary South Dakota United National Association, Sioux Falls, since 1985. Board directors count governor County Abandoned Cemetary Board. Officer Church Women United, Sioux Falls.

Vice president American Baptist Women, 1962-1987. Member (life) South Dakota State History Society, National Trust for History Preservation, Association for State and Local History, Young Women’s Christian Association (Award for Distinguished Contributor to History, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota, 1989).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, genealogy of family, travel, antiques, gardening.


Married William August Mashek, July 3, 1960. Children: Tarence Lynn, Timothy Lawrence.

James Theodore Martin

Caroline Marie (Stauss) Martin

William August Mashek

Tarence Lynn Mashek

Timothy Lawrence Mashek