Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rowley, Henry Ward. Rowley, Harriet (Hattie) Meeker. Businessmen--Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Surveyors--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. City council members--Montana. Cable cars (Streetcars).
Henry Ward Rowley, was a financial and business leader of Billings. Born in Newton, New York on October 1, 1858, the son of Nelson and Abigail Rowley. See a History of Montana by Saunders, A History of Montana by Miller; and Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. The Rowley home, built in 1909, is at 106 Clark Avenue - See Historic Homes of Billings by Wright. He came to Montana in 1880 as a civil engineer for N P Railroad and surveyed for the Minnesota & Montana Land & Improvement Company. Organized the Billings Water Company and one of the incorporators of the Billings Land and Irrigation Company. Elected to the first city council when the city was Incorporated in 1885. Involved in banking, the Suburban Homes company, forming the Chamber of Commerce, starting the sugar company, street car company, and country club. He died in 1931 and it's death made the front page - See HW Rowley Dies After Long Illness, Billings Gazette, June 26, 1931 and Henry Ward Rowley (editorial), Billings Gazette, June 26, 1931. He married Harriet Meeker (Hattie) in 1883. She was born 1860 in New York, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Meeker. See Pioneer Resident Mrs. Rowley Dies, Billings Gazette, June 27, 1943.
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See a History of Montana by Saunders, A History of Montana by Miller; and Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. See Historic Homes of Billings by Wright. See HW Rowley Dies After Long Illness, Billings Gazette, June 26, 1931 and Henry Ward Rowley (editorial), Billings Gazette, June 26, 1931. See Pioneer Resident Mrs. Rowley Dies, Billings Gazette, June 27, 1943.
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