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    • Brown, Mary Alice

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • Clanton, W.H.

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • Bair, Charles M.

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Jacobs, Mary. Bair, Alberta. Bair, Marguerite. Lamb, Dave. Bair-Collins Coal Company. Two Leggins Canal--Big Horn County (Mont.)
    • Well Known sheep rancher and businessman. Married Miss Mary Jacobs of St. Johns, Mich., in 1886. Father of Alberta and Marguerite (Mrs. Dave Lamb). Fox Theater / Alberta Bair Theater sits on site of their home. Large sheep operations at...
    • Nelson twins

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Twins. Nelson, Henry Parmly. Nelson, Goldie. Nelson, Mildred Myrtle Izer.
    • First twins born in Billings. Parents were Hans Peter and Georgiana Nelson. Henry Parmly (or Parmley) and Goldie Nelson were born in Billings on April 15, 1884. Henry Parmly Nelson married Mildred Myrtle Izer in July 1905 at Big Timber. He...
    • Rixon 13 (two girls on bicycle) Winifred Rixon Chapple and Maude Boyle Rixon

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Bicycles & tricycles--1890-1900.
    • Maude Boyle came to Montana as a child with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Boyle. Born June 27, 1879, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boyle, she graduated from Billings High School in 1897. She was married to Frederick Panton...
    • Rixon 11 (two girls on bicycle) Winifred Rixon Chapple and Maude Boyle Rixon

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Bicycles & tricycles--1890-1900.
    • Winifred Rixon Chapple, wife of Charles J. Chapple, and sister of Frederick, Harold, and William Rixon. Charles J. Chapple married Winifred Rixon on June 12, 1901 in Billings. She died February 20, 1942. Sister of Maude Boyle Dixon.
    • Brown, Judge

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Andersonville Prison. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons. Osburn, Mary Alice.
    • Born April 20, 1841. Prisoner of War at Andersonville in 1864 during the Civil War. Mary Alice Osburn married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Mayor of Big Rapids, Michigan in 1873. Moved to Billings in 1908. Judge Michael...
    • Brown, Mary Alice, bio

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • Leavens, Robert1

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bankers--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans. Montana National Guard.
    • Born in Beverly, New Jersey on August 24, 1869. Arrived in Montana June 1881. Moved to Billings in 1894. Wife was Ella Lamport, married in 1897. Director of the Yellowstone Merchant's Bank and Mayor of Billings in 1913-1915. Was in the...
    • Losekamp, Jacob

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • News clipping. To Billings in 1882. Father of John & Florence Losekamp. Died October 1, 1901 in California.
    • Losekamp, John

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Rocky Mountain College. Legislators--Montana. City council members--Montana.
    • Born in September 1850 in Ohio. Billings pioneer merchant and businessman listed as 'Clothier and Famous Outfitter.' His partner and brother in Livingston, William, was drugged, robbed and killed in Chicago in May of 1890 - Chicago creditors had...
    • Claflin, ""Dad""

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Perhaps related to Henry D. and Matilda - both buried in Mountview Cemetery. They were married in Osceola Co., Iowa on Nove. 6, 1874 at the home of the brides father Thomas Lightfoot (Ancestry.com). See County Pioneer Dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • Lamport, Grant

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Grant died by 1931 - His widow Mary E., along with daughter Montana Lamport and Grant F. Jr., are listed living at 204 S 29th in the 1933-34 City Directory.
    • Lamport, Jim, George, Grant

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Civil engineers. County Commissioners -- Montana. Park County (Mont.)
    • George Thomas Lamport: Born in Milwaukee, 1844. Billings' first city engineer - built a cabin near site of Rocky Mountain College that was demolished - See Landmark May Feel Clearance Ax, Billings Gazette, February 25, 1966. George T. Lamport,...
    • Lindesmith, E. W. J.

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States. Army. Clergy--Montana. Fort Keogh (Mont.)
    • Eli Washington John Lindesmith was born in Center Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, on September 27, 1827. First chaplain assigned at Ft Keogh, Montana territory, in 1876. He remained at this post until 1891, when he returned to mission work...
    • Kelly, Luther Sage

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Scouting (Reconnaissance). Indian agents.
    • A frontiersman born in New Jersey, Kelly served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A guide, scout, and hunter in the Yellowstone River Valley region in the late 1860s and 1870s in Montana. His original hand drawn map of the Yellowstone...
    • Goss, Judge James R.

    • 1882
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goddard, Judge  O.F.

    • 1883
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. Supreme Court.
    • O Fletcher Goddard was born near Troy, Iowa, January 20, 1853. In 1881, he was married at Centerville, Iowa, to Miss Alwilda Stephenson, who died in Billings in 1926. He came to Billings in March, 1883. Member of the Montana State Convention,...
    • Billings, Parmly

    • 1884
    • Billings, Frederick. Billings, Julia Parmly.
    • The eldest child of Frederick Billings and Julia Parmly, Parmly Billings grew up the son of a wealthy capitalist, attending the finest schools, traveling to Europe, and being coerced by his father to settle in Billings, Montana Territory in...
    • Farmer, Ed

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Farmer, rancher, to Billings in 1882. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical Publishing. See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone by Trails and Tales Historical Committee. Perhaps Edward O who died in...
    • Allard, Mrs. Harriet T.

    • 1885
    • Allard, Mrs. W.L.; Allard, Dr. Louis W.; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Augusta Simonin married William Louis Allard on November 25, 1885 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. They settled in Laurel and had six children. A local farmer, WL Allard also promoted the Cove Ditch. Augusta Allard died September 9, 1939 and is...
    • Mr. Nelson

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nelson, Hans Peter. Nelson, Georgiana Svennes. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Roundup (Mont.) Real estate agents.
    • Hans Peter Nelson married Georgiana Svennes in 1879. They had eight children. Moved to Billings area in 1882. Became the first deputy sheriff of the county. Later the couple moved to Reed Point and then to Roundup, where Mr. Nelson engaged...
    • Burns, Denny  (Byrne, Dennis)

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Byrne, Dennis. Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895.Indians of North America Wars Montana. Medal of Honor. Fort Custer (Mont.) United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815-1957)
    • Fort Custer - A Dennis Byrne of Ireland is listed as a soldier at Fort Custer at 1877-1880. He was 45 at the time (1880) and had served in the 5th infantry. Also spelled Denis Bryne. Byrne received the prestigious Medal of Honor for...
    • Ginn, George W.

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Stagecoach lines. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1862. Married Nancy Jane Ray in 1887. A stagecoach driver and rancher came to Billings in 1895. Left Montana in 1921. Family settled in Medford, Oregon. Died in 1939 - See Former Local Man Succumbs, Billings...
    • Deal, Mr & Mrs Wm

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Deal, William (Wm). Deal, William (Mrs.). Huntley (Mont.). Farmers--Montana. Deal, William Jr.
    • There was a William Deal who farmed in Huntley in the 1880s. Had six boys and two girls - one son, William, died in 1940 - See Huntley Man Dies, Billings Gazette, February 27, 1940, p.3.
    • Cardwell, Sarah, bio

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Caldwell, Edward.
    • Born September 4, 1958. Wife of Edward Cardwell. Sarah Connelly of Harriston, Ontario, Canada married on March 19, 1884 in Columbus, Montana Area. Mother of two surviving daughters in 1933: Mrs. Peter Yegen Jr. and Mrs. Ben E. Cardwell. Died in...
    • Hobbs, Albert & Martha

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hobbs, Albert Monroe. Hobbs, Nellie Willis. Hobbs, Martha E.
    • Albert Monroe Hobbs was born at Mindoro, Lacrosse county, Wis., March 18, 1871. He married Nellie Willis In Red Lodge July 27, 1898. Albert Died in 1952 - See Carbon County Resident Dies, Billings Gazette, January 26, 1952. The woman is likely...
    • Cardwell, Edward, bio

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bannack (Mont.) Ranchers--Montana. Montana Territory. Legislative Assembly. Council.
    • Born February 18, 1850. Arrived in Bannack in 1872. Virginia City miner. Rancher on Countryman Bottom by Park City and representative to Territorial Council. Delegate to 1889 Constitutional Convention and state senator - see Framers of Montana...
    • Herford, Mrs. John B. (Susan)

    • 1886
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Herford, Susan Hamline Whitney. Herford, John Brooke. Teachers--Montana. Postmasters--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Born in 1866. Miss Susan Hamline Whitney, daughter of Lucius Whitney, married John B. Herford. Early County attorney and sheriff. Susan Whitney was an early school teacher - See Subscriptions Financed First School, Billings Gazette, July 24,...
    • Fraser, Judge Alexander

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Huntley (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. City council members--Montana. Justices of the peace.
    • Born in Keith, Scotland, July 15, 1842. Lived in Uruguay. Wife was Agnes - married about 1869. Children were Janet, James, Christina, William, Edward, Jack. Alexander was a rancher near Huntley in 1877 - may be first in present...
    • Morse, Sarah G. Evans and Ollie Meade Messic

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morse, Sarah G. Evans. Teachers--Montana. County officials and employees. Crow Agency (Mont.)
    • Sarah Evans Morse: Taught at Crow Agency School in the 1890s and became School Superintendent for Yellowstone County by 1908. Executive Secretary of the Montana Tuberculosis by 1916. She died in Hardin at age 61 on January 10, 1933. Grandmother...
    • Bean, Jordan Neil

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bridger (Mont.) Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans Indians of North America--Wars--Utah. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Jordan Bean of Bridger who died in September of 1948. Survivor of Little Castle Valley Fight of June 15, 1881 (near Moab, Utah). He was shot in the temple and played dead. Colorado Historical Society has Jordan Bean's account of battle - The...
    • Danford, Mr & Mrs Washington

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, Washington Irwin. Danford, Margaret Craig. Canyon Creek (Yellowstone County, Mont). Clarks Fork Valley (Mont. and Wyo.).
    • Washington Irwin Danford (born 1860 / died on May 31, 1913)and Margaret Craig Danford (Born 1859 / died on January, 5, 1906) settled west of Billings at Canyon Creek and then along the Clark's Fork. See Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage by...
    • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guy

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Custer (Mont.) Pease Bottom (Mont.) Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Robert J. Guy was the son of John C and Amanda Guy of Pease Bottom. Mr. Guy was born in Greenfield, Missouri in 1858. Married Alice Higgins who died in Hysham in 1919. Robert J. Guy, former sheriff of Forsyth, died in December, 1935 - See...
    • McCormick, Mr. & Mrs. Jim

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Junction City (Mont). McCormick, James. Ohara, Mary Jane. Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Brother of Paul, Hugh, John, Frank, Robert and Alphorns McCormick. James and Robert, both older than Paul, came to Montana in 1864 by ox team. James settled near Virginia City and then the Gallatin Valley. James and Paul then settled at...
    • George, W. B.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Young Men's Christian Association (Billings, Mont.) Legislators--Montana.
    • Leading Billings businessman and politician. Assessor and County Treasurer before becoming Mayor of Billings in 1901. See History of Montana by Miller, Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Saunders. Wife was Virginia Sleeper. ...
    • Bair, C.M. (REPEAT)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Bair, Mary Jacobs. Bair, Alberta. Bair, Marguerite. Lamb, Dave. Bair-Collins Coal Company. Two Leggins Canal--Big Horn County (Mont.)
    • Well Known sheep rancher and businessman. Married Miss Mary Jacobs of St. Johns, Mich., in 1886. Father of Alberta and Marguerite (Mrs. Dave Lamb). Fox Theater / Alberta Bair Theater sits on the site of their home. Large sheep operations at...
    • Pruett, Mr. & Mrs.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pruett, Charles J. Bray, Annie E.
    • Unknown - Maybe Charles J. Pruett, with wife Annie E. Bray, who located the rich mine, 'Mayflower,' in Madison county (Whitehall) in the 1890s according to Progressive Men of Montana by Bowen. He died in 1938.
    • O'Donnell, Mrs. I. D.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Roeser, Louise.
    • Louise Roeser was born August 15, 1861 in Michigan. Married Ignatius Daniel O'Donnell on October 31, 1887. Arrived in Billings November 4, 1887. They had six children. Louise O'Donnell died April 12, 1925, at age 63, and is buried at Mountview...
    • Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapple (REPEAT)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Physicians--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Chapple, Martha Murphy. Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent Hospital (Billings, Mont.)
    • Henry Chapple was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He attended Trinity College in Canada. Henry Chapple helped open Chapple's Drug Store in Billings. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. St. Vincent...
    • Readon (Riordan), Johnnie

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Riordan, Johnnie J. Irrigation--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Maybe this is John Riordan, Yellowstone county stockman and rancher, and one of the founders of the Canyon Creek Ditch Company. John J. Riordan died January, 1939 at the age of 80 - See State Pioneer Stockman Dies, Billings Gazette, January 10,...
    • Rea, Dave

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rea, David B. Rea, Florence. Sheep--Montana. Wool industry--Montana. Glendive (Mont.)
    • Likely David Rea of the Rea Brothers, Billings Sheepmen, - See Dave Rea of Billings, Who Marketed Biggest Wool Clip, Billings Gazette, January 17, 1943. In 1881, Dave Rea's family took up land on Cabin creek, 15 miles west of Glendive, and it was...
    • Keiser, Henry

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crow Indians. Trappers. Carrie Medicine Singer. Dwyer, Julia.
    • Henry Keiser was born in 1849. Came to the Second Crow Agency near Absarokee as a trapper. Married into the Crow Tribe. Married in December, 1882, to Carrie Medicine Singer (or Carrie Spies on the Enemy). Carrie died on December 17, 1922. At...
    • Foster, HF

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mayors--Montana. Businessmen--Montana. Surveyors--Montana. Coulson (Mont.) Clerks of court--Montana. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. McAdow, Perry W.
    • Fred Haskel Foster was Billings' Mayor in 1889 and 1893. Formed a business partnership with Perry W. McAdow in 1881 at Coulson. Robert, his father, came to Billings from Minneapolis in 1882 and started Foster's Addition subdivision. N P...
    • Harriman, L. H.

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harriman, Edward H. Illinois Central Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company.
    • This might be Edward H. Harriman, former president of the Illinois Central and president of Union Pacific (1904-1909). E. H. Harriman died in 1909.
    • Rixon, John

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Susanna. Newspaper publishing--Montana. Printers--Montana.
    • John & Susanna Rixon came to Billings in April, 1883. He was associated with the Billings Times and the Billings Rustler. The 1883 Residence and Business Directory of Billings Montana lists John as printer with the Billings Post. They had four...
    • Mrs. John C. Guy

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Wife of John C. Guy, former sheriff of Gallatin County, died in Bozeman in 1919 - Mrs. Amanda M. Guy, Pioneer, Is Dead, Billings Gazette, November 19, 1919. The Guys were associated with Custer County and had the post office and store at the old...
    • Combs, Mrs. Rose Camp

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coombs, Albert. Organists. Teachers--Montana.
    • Albert Coombs married Rose Camp of Billings on July 24, 1888. Sister of Edgar B. and Charles Camp. Rose Camp is listed as the first church organist for the First Congregational Church and a teacher of the early schools. Albert Coombs and...
    • Hays, Mrs. George (Jennie Jones)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hays, Jennie Jones. Hays, George Miller.
    • Jennie Jones Hays was married to George Miller Hays. She was born on June, 14, 1868 in Anglesia, North Wales and came to Montana in 1886. Member of St. Luke's Episcopal. She died in 1946 - See Former Billings Resident Dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • Gass, Alexander S.

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Roberts (Mont.) Farmers--Montana.
    • Born in Mexico, Missouri, May 11, 1863, and came to Montana at the age of 17 - See Alexander S. Gass in An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical Publishing. Married Alice Kelly, a native of Ainsley, Nebraska, on May...
    • Belanger, Mrs. Mary Jane

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McCormick, Thomas. Belanger, Frank. Belanger Severa W. Belanger, Severe W. Baxter, Portas.
    • Daughter of Thomas McCormick of Rexville, NY. Married Frank Belanger at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin in 1865. Came to Billings in 1904. Lived at 804 North Broadway. Member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Husband died about 1915. Her Son...
    • Henry Chapple Portrait

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County.
    • Henry Chapple was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He attended Trinity College in Canada. Henry Chapple helped open Chapple's Drug Store in Billings. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. St. Vincent...
    • Goss, Mrs. James R. (Florence)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Goss, Florence.
    • Born Florence Lord on May 7, 1850 in Sharron, Michigan. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to James R. Goss. Florence Lord Goss died in 1937 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery - See Local Pioneer, Mrs. Goss, Dies, Billings...
    • North, Austin

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. North, Hattie Swartz. Real estate developers. Falls (Accidents). Glacier to Gulf Highway Association.
    • Austin North was born May 20, 1869, in Dallas County, Iowa. He married Hattie Swartz on November 19, 1884. He was a Billings real estate developer (North Real Estate Investment Company) and important town booster. He constructed �The Castle�,...
    • Kelly, Dr. B B (Bishop B)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Coroners.
    • Dr. Kelly came to Billings in 1882. Listed in 1883 Polk Directory as a physician and surgeon with an office over Fenske's Store, in early Billings. See Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Leeson. Filed for a homestead on April...
    • McAdow, Perry

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Gold miners. Spotted Horse Mine. Coulson (Mont.) Cable cars (Streetcars). McAdow, Clara Tomlinson. Bankers.
    • Perry W. (Bud) McAdow was born in Kentucky to Scottish immigrants early in the Nineteenth Century. As a young man, went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. One of the best known of the early Montana gold mining men and was at Gold Creek,...
    • McAdow, Clara L.

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. McAdow, Clara L. Tomlinson. McAdow, Perry 'Bud'. Tomlinson, Dr. C.E. Gold miners. Spotted Horse Mine. World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Women--Suffrage.
    • Clara Tomlinson, a widow and former wife of Dr. Tomlinson, married Perry 'Bud' McAdow on January 6, 1884. Her former husband, Dr. C E Tomlinson, died in Coulson. She sold her Spotted Horse mining claim in Montana for $500,000. Perry and she...
    • Hamilton, Billy (Wm. T.)

    • 1896
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881. Bozeman, John, 1835-1867. Authors. Trappers--West (U.S.)
    • Born in Maine. A companion of James Bridger and John Bozeman, William T. 'Uncle Billy' Hamilton was a trapper, Indian sign talker, author, and one of the first to build a cabin in Missoula. Known as Uncle Billy or by an Indian name, 'Crooked...
    • Elliot, Mrs JB

    • 1898
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Elliot, Mrs. JB. Snowy Mountains (Mont.). Ranchers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Roundup (Mont.)
    • Mrs. J.B. Elliot and daughter Goldie took a trip to Europe in 1908. Mrs J B Elliot and Mrs J B Elliot Jr hosted many socials at their home. They traveled extensively - See Billings Girl Back From Five Years in the German Capital, Billings...
    • Cothron, Freda Wilkinson

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cothron, G.G.
    • Likely the wife of GG Cothron. Father was AJ Wilkinson. Her mother died in June 1925 - See Pioneer Woman Dies Suddenly, Billings Gazette, June 14, 1925, p.6.
    • Crampton, Mrs. Robert B. (Martha)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Born May 22, 1849. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Mother of Mrs. Nate Cooper. Died in 1940 and buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • Panton, Miss  Jane

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Teachers--Montana. Florists.
    • Miss Jane Panton died in 1915 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery. She was hired as a teacher in the 1880s. She was a florist in 1907. See Minutes of Trustees Yield Facts, Billings Gazette, September 4, 1938.
    • Morris, M. C.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morris, Micajah C. Newspaper publishing--Montana. Morris, Rosa Silverstein. Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925.
    • Colonel Micajah C. Morris was born in Griffin, Georgia in 1852. Friend of John D. Losekamp, whom he met in Kansas. M.C. Morris bought the Billings Times in 1899 (backed by WA Clark) - See When The West Was Young, Billings Herald, August 19,...
    • Kennard, Mrs. F B

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Kennedy, Sarah Ellen. Kennard, Frank.
    • Sarah Ellen Kennedy married Frank / Franklin Kennard in Canton, SD and moved to Billings. FB Kennard was in Billings in April, 1882, and built one of the first homes. F. B. Kennard property was purchased at 27th and First for first Courthouse...
    • Hampton, Mrs. Wm. N. (Agatha)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Szitnick, Mary Agatha. Hampton, William N. Women cyclists. Hart-Albin.
    • Agatha Szitnick was one of the first girls to take up bicycling and her bicycling outfit is described - See Arrival of First Bicycle in Billings, Billings Gazette, December 4, 1932. A driver for the Maverick Hose Company, William N. Hampton, her...
    • Hiber, W. H. with horse

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Horses--Montana.
    • Born in LaSalle, Illinois, April 17, 1866 or 1869, son of August and Jane Hiber. Came to Montana from Topeka, Kansas about 1899. Emma Jones Hiber was granted a divorce from her husband, W. H. Hiber in December 1907, and awarded custody of the...
    • Fraser, McCormick, Evans

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Friends attended a party together at Paul McCormick Home - See In Billings, Anaconda Standard, October 7, 1900. Jay McCormick died at the age of 61 in Missoula in November, 1938.
    • Crampton, Mrs. Robert B. (Martha), bio

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Born May 22, 1849. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Mother of Mrs. Nate Cooper. Died in 1940 and buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • Power, T.C.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana. Power, Thomas Charles. River boats--Mississippi River. Legislators--Montana. United States. Senate
    • Thomas Charles Power (May 22, 1839 � February 16, 1923) was the first Republican senator from Montana, serving 1890-1895. He was a 'Helena Merchant Capitalist.' He was born near Dubuque, Iowa, on May 22, 1839. He attended public school and...
    • Peckham, Alice

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Peckham, Alice Walk. Peckham William B. Singers. Musicians. Teachers--Montana. Real estate agents.
    • Born in Colorado in 1879, she came to this area in 1878 or 1881 with her parents, John J and Emaline Davis Walk. Walk family portrait in Coulson in Western Heritage Center collections. She finished her music (voice) training at Boston...
    • Ross, John

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Sheep--Montana. Livestock. Auctioneers.
    • Possibly John Ross, the sheep man, who was a buyer for Swift and Company. He was from Scotland. He had been in Billings since 1891. John Ross was Manager of N.H. Morss Auctioneers. This John Ross died in 1938 - See Local Resident Taken by...
    • Calhoun, Bill

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Livingston (Mont.)
    • A Bertha Calhoun, who died in Billings, as announced in the Billings Gazette on March 17, 1933, had a brother WB Calhoun who lived in Livingston. Her sister May was the principal of Orchard in 1933. There was a William B. Calhoun who was a...
    • Pyle, George

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pyle, George A. Pyle, Ruby. Barbers. Farmers--Montana. Printers--Montana.
    • George A. Pyle came to Montana in 1884. He married Ruby Oct 30, 1909 - she was the first women barber in town on Minnesota Avenue. They homesteaded on Spring Creek. In 1934 he was a farmer on the Billings Bench (Heights). In 1940 he was a...
    • Gardner,  J William

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Surveyors--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Businessmen--Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Possibly J.William Gardner, a charter member (1898) of the Elks Lodge in Billings who lived in Laurel - He was living in Bedford, Virginia in 1929 - See Charter Elks, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1929, p12. Worked on Northern Pacific railroad...
    • Hathhorn, Fred H. (Frederick Hosea)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. County attorneys--Montana.
    • Attorney / County Attorney for Yellowstone County. See History of Montana by Saunders. Lawyer with the firm of Hathhorn & Brown. Charter member of the Maverick Hose Company. Exalted Ruler of the local Elks. Wife was Lillian. Died 1913...
    • Logan, A. C.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Logan, Arthur Charles. Southmayd, Grace. Southmayd, Bessie. School superintendents. Freemasons. Ranchers--Montana.
    • In 1886 he was appointed superintendent of schools by Governor Sam Hauser of the territory of Montana. Mr. Logan was married (first) at Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1884, to Miss Grace Southmayd, who was born at Columbus, Wisconsin, and she died...
    • Clanton, W.H.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • Hiber, W. H. younger portrait

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Winter wheat--Montana.
    • Born in LaSalle, Illinois, April 17, 1866 or 1869, son of August and Jane Hiber. Came to Montana from Topeka, Kansas about 1899. Emma Jones Hiber was granted a divorce from her husband, W. H. Hiber in December 1907, and awarded custody of the...
    • Carper, Mrs. Leo

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McCormick, Alphonsus. Carper, Leo Sr.
    • Mary McCormick was born in Rexville, NY in 1871. Came to Billings in 1893. Daughter of Alphonsus McCormick. Her husband, Leo Carper, Sr., died in March of 1936. Mary Carper had two sons, Leo and James. Sister of Jay McCormick (died November,...
    • Holtman, F. J.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Holtman, Frank Joseph. Holtman, Florence. Labor unions--Montana. Bartenders.
    • Mr. Holtman was born April 2, 1864, in St. Louis, Missouri. Frank Joseph Holtman was secretary of the Billings local of the Bartenders' union. Came to Billings in 1906 and then went to Hardin for a short time to Homestead. Mr. Holtman's wife,...
    • Grewell, E L

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Joliet (Mont.). Hobbs Luella Grace.
    • Elza L. (Dick) Grewell of Joliet died on December 11, 1948. See Progressive Men of Montana. Married Luella Grace Hobbs in Joliet on December 25, 1897. See Mrs. Grewell Dies at 85, Billings Gazette, December 5, 1963. Father of Dr. Dean...
    • Johnson, John (Liver Eating)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Scouting (Reconnaissance) American bison hunting. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans.
    • Civil war veteran, government scout in the 1870s, buffalo hunter, and deputy sheriff of Red Lodge. According to some newspaper accounts, Johnson was reportedly killed in 1878. The Bismarck Weekly Tribune, March 5, 1878. reported he was at the...
    • Losekamp, John D. (REPEAT)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Billings Polytechnic Institute. Rocky Mountain College. Legislators--Montana. City council members--Montana. Fishing--Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Mont. and Wyo.) Yates,...
    • Born in September, 1850 in Ohio. A Billings pioneer merchant and businessman listed as 'Clothier and Famous Outfitter.' His partner and brother in Livingston, William, was drugged, robbed and killed in Chicago in May of 1890 - Chicago creditors...
    • Rinehart, Mrs. J.H. (Jennie or Jeannie)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Reinhart, Jeannie McKeller. Rinehart, Joseph H.
    • Jeannie McKeller Rinehart was born in 1858 in Canada to Mr. & Mrs. Alex McKeller. She came to Billings in 1890. She married Dr. Joseph H. Rinehart, the physician, Mayor, and County Coroner, in 1890. See Dr. Joseph H. Rinehart in History of...
    • Hurley, Mr. & Mrs. T.

    • 1902
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hurley, Tom. Hurley Nellie. Holland Nellie. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Nellie Hurley was born Sept. 29,1876, in Hancock, Mich., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Holland. Mrs. Tom Hurley arrived in Montana in 1898. She was a teacher. Married to Thomas Hurley in 1900 in St. Cloud. They lived on a ranch south of...
    • Yegen, Christian

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Businessmen--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Mayors--Montana.
    • Christian was a leading merchant, banker, philanthropist, politician (Mayor in 1899-1901) and civic leader. Married Laura Clark in August, 1893. State Senator in 1903. The Yegens traveled to Europe in 1910. They had four daughters and one...
    • Fraser, Jack L.

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bartenders--Montana--Billings.
    • Son of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Born Aug. 17, 1880 in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia. Jack Fraser (A Fraser & Company) listed in 1901-1901 Polk Directory. Wife was Augusta Stark Fraser. Worked at the Stockman. Jack L Fraser, brother of Edward and...
    • Parker, Mrs. D.M.

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Parker, Jennie L. Cardwell. Parker, Dennis M.
    • She was born in Ontario, Canada, in May, 1856. The wife of Dr. Dennis M. Parker, Jennie L. Parker was the daughter of William & Catherine Cardwell. She came to Montana in November, 1882 and was married in 1885 or January, 13, 1886. She was the...
    • Kirk, Richard

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Grocers.
    • Co-owner of Kirk's Grocery with his brother Thomas in the 2900 block of Minnesota Avenue. Richard Kirk came here from England in 1900, and established a grocery, in which his brother Thomas became partner. Stayed with relatives in Scotland from...
    • Rixon, Lora Goddard (Mrs. W.P.)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Teachers--Montana. Rixon, William Panton.
    • The daughter of O Fletcher (O.F.)and Alivilda Goddard, Lora was born in Iowa on February 16, 1882. She came to Montana October, 1883. Married William P Rixon on June 19, 1909. She taught music & art in Lewistown for a short time. William P...
    • Guy, Mrs. O D (Victoria)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Guy, Victoria Stellnach. Guy, Orlando.
    • Born in Minnesota on December 23, 1882, Victoria Stellnach Guy was the wife of Orlando D. Guy. Arrived in Montana, from Minnesota, in 1897. Married O.D. Guy on December 29. 1903, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. She died in December, 1936 - See...
    • Nutt, Mrs. Henry S (Jennie N)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nutt, Jennie Nolana. Nutt, Henry S. County officials and employees.
    • The daughter of John Lewis and Charlotte Vale Guiller, Jennie was born on April 19, 1883 in Ohio. Her husband Henry S. Nutt, clerk and recorder for Yellowstone county, died in March of 1946. Jennie Nolana Nutt died in March, 1968 - See Mrs....
    • Fraser, Mrs. James G  (Alice)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Born in Wisconsin on March 17, 1880, Alice B. Nickey, came to Billings by wagon with her parents, Jerome and Margaret Nickey, in 1883. Married James G. Fraser in Billings, September 24, 1897. They had a son on November 17, 1900. Her mother is...
    • Davis, Martha J. and Family

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.) Indianapolis (Ind.). Chicago (Ill.). Davis, Gertrude. Lewis, Gertrude. Lewis, Florence. Oakland (Calif.). Deputy Sheriffs--Montana--Billings.
    • Martha J Davis's daughter Gertrude married Edgar B. Miller of Chicago in 1908 - See Gertrude Davis Wed in Chicago, Billings Gazette, August 14, 1908, p. 2. Mrs Martha J. Davis is listed as living with her daughter Florence (Mrs. Don Lewis) on...
    • Issac, Mr. & Mrs. Phil

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hysham (Mont.) Issac, Joseph. Issac, Catherine. Guy, Edna. Sheriffs.
    • Son of Joseph & Catherine Isaac. See History of Montana by Raymer. Married Edna Guy, daughter of Robert Guy, in Myers (near Hysham) in 1905. Phillip was the Treasure County sheriff. He died In 1950 in Hysham. Edna Isaac died in Forsyth in...
    • Colvin, Lin

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • In 1883, Frank McCormick married Mrs William H Colvin, widow of a professor who taught at the University of Ohio. She had two children, Linn L. and Edith Colvin, who came to Junction, with their mother and step-father. See Early Day Women,...
    • Kemp, Ora Francis

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Conley, Julia Agnes. C. Carroll, Mary Conley.
    • Ora Kemp, born in Missouri in 1882, farmed just NE of Shepherd starting about 1910. Board member of the Billings Bench Water Association and Midland Empire State Fair. Farmed on the Billings Bench. A Democrat who ran for State representative,...
    • Rixon, Mrs. John (Susanna)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Susanna. Rixon, John.
    • John and Susanna Rixon came to Montana in April, 1883. The label on back: Mother of Anna Rixon Reece, Ella Rixon Bates, Winifred Rixon Chapple, Fred, Harold, Will Rixon. She died November, 1922 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery.
    • Bux, Mike and Mary

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lambardozzi, Maria. Grocery trade--Montana. Church of the Little Flower (Billings, Mont.)
    • Michael Bux was born in the province of Faggio, Italy, Nov. 6, 1874. He married Maria Lombardozzi in Italy and they came to Billings between 1901-1906. Members of the Church of the Little Flower Parish. Opened up a grocery store beginning in...
    • Kemp, Mrs. Ora F. (Julia Agnes Conley)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Kemp, Ora. Conley, Julia Agnes.
    • Ora F. Kemp married Julia Agnes Conley in Billings on May 11, 1910. She died September 3, 1945.

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