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    • 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...
    • Hershey, Dr.

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hershey, A. H. Pharmacists. Journalists.
    • A.H. Hersey. Born in Belfast, Maine in 1850, and arrived in Helena in 1874. Was the pioneer druggist (Doc Hersey) in Billings. Moved to Helena by 1894 and worked and wrote for newspapers. He wrote for the Helena Journal, Butte Miner and...
    • Miller, Adam (Horn)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Gold miners.
    • Adam ""Horn"" Miller was born in Bavaria in October of 1839 and moved to St. Louis when he was a child. Followed gold strikes in the west, coming to Cooke City in the early 1870s - See Magazine Article Describes Beauties, Billings Gazette, June 3,...
    • Fraser, Mrs. A (Agnes Elizabeth)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Agnes Elizabeth Manson Ogilbie, daughter of Rev. John Ogilbie of Scotland, was born September 29, 1849 in Scotland. Wife of Judge Alexander Fraser. Judge Fraser was married in Scotland in 1869 to Agnes. See History of Montana by Joaquin...
    • Babcock, Albert L.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Babcock, Antoinette Packer. Babcock, Lewis C. Hardware stores. County officials and employees. Legislators--Montana. Theaters. Bankers--Montana.
    • Albert L. Babcock was born in Albany, NY in December, 1851. On September 12, 1877, Babcock married Miss Antoinette Packer, of Pontiac, Illinois. Their only child, Lewis C. Babcock, was born at Pontiac, in 1878. They arrived in Montana in 1882...
    • 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...
    • O'Donnell, Ignatius Daniel

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Louise Roeser. Businessmen--Montana. Irrigation--Montana.
    • An Important civic leader of Billings, Ignatius Daniel (I.D. or Bud) O'Donnell was born September 19, 1860 in Ontario, Canada. Arrived in Miles City, April 10, 1882. Friend of Parmly Billings and Edward Bailey, he ran the Billings Farm in...
    • O'Donnell, ID (REPEAT)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Louise Roeser. Businessmen--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Farmers--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. United States Reclamation Service.
    • An Important civic leader of Billings, Ignatius Daniel (I.D. or Bud) O'Donnell was born September 19, 1860 in Ontario, Canada. Arrived in Miles City, April 10, 1882. Friend of Parmly Billings and Edward Bailey, he ran the Billings Farm in...
    • Oakley, Ann

    • 1892
    • Pioneers--West (U.S.) Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.
    • Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 � November 3, 1926), was born Phoebe Ann Moses. An American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's talent led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. See The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley by...
    • Hart, Arthur J.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hart Alonzo P. Surveyors--Montana. Printers--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans.
    • Arthur J. Hart was born in Sioux City, Iowa on August 22, 1876. He is the son of Judge Alonzo P. Hart. Arrived Billings in September, 1883 as 7-yr-old. Surveyed Crow Reservation in 1891 - See Local Man Recalls His Work, Billings Gazette, March...
    • 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�,...
    • Glassner, Mrs. Edward (Bellazona)

    • 1945
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hospitals--Montana--Roundup. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Bellezonia (or Bellezona) Kilby Gile was born Oct. 11, 1869. She founded the Roundup hospital in 1908. She married Edward Glassner on January 15, 1909 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Alonzo Kilby, her brother, was murdered near Delphia, Montana, in...
    • Polly, Mrs. T.W. (Bessie)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Polly, Bessie Walker. Wilkinson, Bessie. Polly, Thomas W.
    • Bessie Walker Polly is listed in Capitalism on the Frontier by Van West as Mrs. T W Wilkinson Polly. She was born on April 16, 1871 in Clarksville, Missouri. In May, 1883 she moved from Missouri to Billings with an emigrant party of 25 or 28...
    • Burkman, John

    • 1923
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bent, William, 1809-1869. Sibley Expedition, 1863. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th. Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
    • Born 1839. Came out West with William Bent in 1859. Of German descent, fought at Civil War Battle of Wilson Creek with 5th Missouri Volunteers. With Sibley during 1863 Sioux Campaign. Served with George Armstrong Custer and Seventh Cavalry...
    • Crowe, Richard R.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lay ministry. Contractors.
    • Born 1849. Came west from Boston and arrived in Billings in 1882. Methodist lay preacher. Contractor credited with building Lincoln School. Daughter married William Renwick of Billings in April, 1896. See Flag at Half-Mast, Billings Gazette,...
    • Crowe, Richard R.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lay ministry. Contractors.
    • Born 1849. Came west from Boston and arrived in Billings in 1882. Methodist lay preacher. Contractor credited with building Lincoln School. Daughter married William Renwick of Billings in April, 1896. See Flag at Half-Mast, Billings Gazette,...
    • Lee, John A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995. Wayman Chapel.
    • Born a slave in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1848. Came to Coulson and Billings, Montana in 1882. One of four Americans of African descent in Billings in 1882. Steward at the Midland Club and then the Billings Commercial Club. Lived...
    • Lee, John A.

    • 1928
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995. Wayman Chapel.
    • Born a slave in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1848. Came to Coulson and Billings, Montana in 1882. One of four Americans of African descent in Billings in 1882. Steward at the Midland Club and then the Billings Commercial Club. Lived...
    • Ryan, Ethan B.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Ryan, Ethan Bates. Ranchers--Montana--Musselshell County (Mont.)
    • Born about 1860; he arrived in Montana in 1885. A Billings Cattleman and son of famous cattleman, Matt Ryan. The youngest brother of the well known Ryan Brothers Cattle Company Ranch on the Musselshell - See Ryan Brothers Operated on Big Scale,...
    • Mashaw, Fred

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Peck, Sadie
    • Born about 1861 in New York. Married Sadie Peck on December 11, 1894 at the Park hotel in Billings. He was vice president of Yegen Brothers for a number of years. He died December 2, 1941. Sadie A. Mashaw, 83, wife of Fred, and a Billings...
    • Cavender, W.B.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cowboys Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Born about 1867. In Montana by 1887 as a cowpuncher. William Cavender, listed as an railroad engineer in 1916. Retired from the Railroad in 1936. Piloted first train into the new Union Depot in 1909 -See N.P. Veteran, 82, Recalls Early Days,...
    • O'Donnell, Mrs. Frank (Ellen M.)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Ellen M.
    • Born about 1869 in Massachusetts. A daughter, Margurite, was born in Montana about 1906.
    • Lobdell, Mrs. H. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crow Indians. Lobdell, Nellie Reed.
    • Born about 1887. A member of the Crow Tribe (1906 Tribal roll - Kite (Crow)). Nellie Reed Lobdell was married to Harry C. Lobdell, until his death in 1942. Harry was 18 years older. She married at age 18 years. She remarries and becomes Mrs....
    • Brown, Judge

    •  
    • 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...
    • Griffin, T M (Thomas M)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Born Dec. 3, 1868, at Corry, PA. Mr. Griffin was married Jan. 18, 1898, in Bozeman. Father of BW, Farrell and TM Jr. Northern Pacific Railroad Conductor. Worked for NP for 45 years. Members of First Methodist church. Wife, Anna M....
    • Harmison, W. H. (Bill)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harmison, William Henry. Harmison, Johanna. Root, Anna.
    • Born December 28, 1844 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Came to Montana in the summer of 1864. William Henry Harmison died on August 19, 1923 and buried at Mountview Cemetery. See William Henry Harmison in Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage. ...
    • 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...
    • Danford, Mrs. Ruth

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Baker, Ruth Ann. Danford, George Landon. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born February 24, 1856, Ruth Ann Baker married George L. Danford in Ohio in 1877. Moved to Montana in 1880. Homesteaded east of Billings. See Local Pioneer Woman Dies, Billings Gazette, February 27, 1939. Two sons, Charles C. Danford of...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Issac, Joseph

    • 1878
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Issac, Catherine (Boschert). Hysham (Mont.)
    • Born in Alsace-Lorraine on February 10, 1847. Settled at Pease Bottom after having been mustered out of the army at Fort Custer In 1878. Joseph married Catherine Borchert and had 10 children. He passed away on March 13, 1898 in Pease...
    • Issac, Catherine (Boschert)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Issac, Joseph. Hysham (Mont.)
    • Born in Baden, Germany on March 27, 1855 to Nicolaus Boschert and Crescentia Weber. Catherine married Joseph Isaac on July 7, 1873 near Laramie, Wyoming. They had 10 children. She developed the ranch property after her husband's death in...
    • Jellison, Mr. & Mrs. T J

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Apple growers. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Born in Bangor, Maine, December 27, 1855. Mr. Jellison settled in the Judith Basin in 1877. Married Nellie Reynolds of Beloit, Iowa. In 1896 he purchase a ranch just south of Billings. TJ Jellison owned apple orchards, south of Billings, in...
    • Judd, Leo

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Billings Coal and Iron Company.
    • Born in Benken, Switzerland in 1878. Came to Billings in 1908. Listed as a driver for the Billings Coal and Iron Company in 1916 Polk Directory. Listed as the janitor at the Chamber in 1933. Died in early April, 1963 at the age of 82.
    • Leavens, Robert1

    •  
    • 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...
    • Leavens, Robert

    • 1922
    • 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...
    • Dunne, E.W. (Edward)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Fort Keogh (Mont.) Huntley (Mont.) Knights of Pythias. Hoskins and McGirl. Postmasters--Montana--Billings. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.).
    • Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Indian War veteran, who helped construct Ft Keogh at Miles City. Homsteaded near Huntley in 1878. Worked for Hoskins and McGirl. See History of Montana by Miller. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Married Anna...
    • 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...
    • Frith, Henry A.

    • 1922
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Huntley (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925.
    • Born in Edinburgh Scotland on April 13, 1847. Early settler in Yellowstone County was a soldier, miner, rancher, Indian trader and lawyer. Served under General Nelson Miles in 1877-78. Ranched at Huntley Project. See History of Montana by...
    • Frith, Henry A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana. Society of Montana Pioneers. Lawyers--Montana.
    • Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arrived in Montana in June, 1877 as a soldier at Tongue River Cantonment. A rancher, Indian war veteran, sheep herder, and lawyer. Long serving member of the Pioneers' society for Eastern Montana (starting in at...
    • Linley, Rev. C. H.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy--Montana.
    • Born in England in 1860, the Reverend Charles Herbert Linley was the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church, Billings in 1888-1890. Became a naturalized citizen in 1894. Went to Church of the Holy Spirit in Missoula in 1890 through at least 1900....
    • Herford, J. B.

    • 1922
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Herford, John Brooke. Brooke, Susan Hamline Whitney. Ranchers--Montana. Roundup (Mont.) County officials and employees. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Lawyers--Montana. Spanish-American War...
    • Born in England. Arrived in Montana in 1880. John Brooke (Jack) Herford married Susie H Whitney in 1886. Rancher near Roundup in late 1880s and early 1890. Early County Attorney (elected 1894) and Sheriff. Served during the Spanish American...
    • Frank, Otto

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana. Ranchers--Wyoming. Pitchfork Ranch (Wyo.)
    • Born in Germany in 1846, Count Otto Franc von Lichtenstein came to America in 1866. Ranched in northern Wyoming - ""A Meeteetse Cattleman"". The Pitchfork ranch of the Big Horn Basin was founded In 1879 by Count Otto Franc von Liechtenstein,...
    • Logan, Dick

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.)
    • Born in Helena on May 18, 1889, Dick Logan was a rancher and landowner in Billings area. Son of AC Logan. Member of the Logan children's orchestra. Manager of the Billings Airport for over 30 years - See Billings Airport Today Is to Stage...
    • 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...
    • Hart, Judge Alonzo Putnam

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Coulson (Mont.) Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Born in Kentucky on February 7, 1847, Alonzo Putnam Hart, came to Montana in 1869 after serving in the 7th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. He marched with Sherman to the sea in the Civil war. Settled at Coulson in 1881 and then Billings. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hiber, W. H. older portrait

    • 1940
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Feyler, Samuel

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • Born in Maine, March 9, 1869. Farmer came to Billings in 1882. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. Died 1941, buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • Renwick, Mrs. Bertha

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Renwick William C. Renwick, Bertha Crowe.
    • Born in Massachusetts on December 27, 1874, Bertha Crowe, a daughter of Richard R. Crowe, arrived in Montana in 1882. She married William C. Renwick. They had three children; Beatrice (1897), William Bruce (1902), and Edward Cardwell (born...
    • 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...
    • Hobb, Bishop H.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hobb, Beatrice Forrest.
    • Born in Mindoro, Wisconsin, USA on 5 May 1862 to John Hobbs and Mary Newcomb. Bishop Henry Hobbs married Beatrice Forrest and had 6 children. He passed away on January 5, 1938 in Joliet, Montana.
    • 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...
    • Morgan, J. A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morgan, John A. Lamey, Mary P.
    • Born in New York about 1863. John A. Morgan arrived in Montana about 1885. Arrived in Billings about 1887. See An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley. Married to Mary Lamey of Minnesota in 1891 or April 10, 1892. They moved to...
    • Lobdell, H. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lobdell, Harry C. Postmasters--Montana.
    • Born in New York, Harry C. Lobdell was postmaster at St. Xavier for more than forty years. Married to Nellie Reed. Was a nephew of Colonel Louis Babcock, pioneer Billings businessman. Died in September 1942 - See St. Xavier Man's Rite,...
    • Gilsdorf, Mrs. Andrew J

    • 1932
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Butchers.
    • Born in Ostrander, Minnesota on Nov 5, 1861, Olavea Olson married Andrew J. Gilsdorf before 1886. Andrew J. Gilsdorf, a Billings merchant and butcher, died in September, 1911, after an auto accident - See Death of Old-Timer, Billings Times,...
    • Hurley, Tom

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Butchers. Meat inspection--Montana.
    • Born In Oswego, N. Y.. In 1870, Mr. Thomas Hurley came west In 1889. Listed as a rancher in 1916 Polk City Directory. Established a meat business after removing to Billings. Hide and meat inspector for Billings in the late 1920s. Funeral...
    • Drum, H B (Harry)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drum, Harry Beacher. Ranchers--Montana. Stillwater County (Mont.)--Painted Robe Creek. Pittsburg (Pa.). Fort Benton (Fort Benton, Mont. : Fort). Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born in Pittsburg in 1859. Harry Beacher Drum came to Montana via Fort Benton in 1880. Married Lillias (Lillian) Rae in 1890. Three children. Register at Billings Land Office and early rancher at Painted Robe Creek. See Montana Monographs by...
    • Decker, Jean (Mrs. JP)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Miner, Josephine. Red Wing (Minn.). Miles City (Mont.).
    • Born in Red Wing, MN in 1862, Josephine Miner married Jean P. Decker in 1910. Arrived in Montana in 1882. Lived in Miles City. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell for six page story. She was still alive in 1936.
    • Billings, Frederick (REPEAT)

    • 1875
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Billings, Julia Parmly. Billings, Parmly. Lawyers.
    • Born in Royalton, Vermont on September 27, 1823. Resident of Woodstock, Vermont. Lawyer in San Francisco at the time of the 1849 gold rush. President Northern Pacific Railway (1879-1881). Billings County, ND and Billings, Montana named for...
    • Losekamp, John

    •  
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dahlstrom, Mr & Mrs Jacob

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Immigrants--Sweden. Johnson, Chirstina. Dahlstrom, Jacob. Arnot (Pa.).
    • Born in Sweden. Christina Johnson married Jacob Dahlstrom in Arnot, Pennsylvania in either 1891 or 1892. They had a son, Carl, and two daughters, Laura and Mrs. Carl Larson (in 1949). Lived at 516 North 31st. Christina died in early November...
    • Glenn, John A.

    • 1945
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blacksmiths. Ranchers--Montana. Silesia (Mont.). Law enforcement officers--Montana--Big Horn County.
    • Born in The Dalles, Oregon, December 9, 1864. He married Susan Elizabeth Farwell in Billings, July 29,1898 (daughter of Mary Horseguard & Marcus Farwell). Operated blacksmith shop on Susie's 160 acres at Silesia. Government blacksmith in Pryor...
    • Billings, Frederick

    • 1875
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railway Company. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Billings, Julia Parmly. Billings, Parmly.
    • Born in Vermont on September 27, 1823. Resident of Woodstock, Vermont. President Northern Pacific Railway (1879=1881). Billings County, ND and Billings, Montana named for him. Investor in the Minnesota & Montana Land & Improvement Co. (town...
    • 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...
    • Camp, Charles, D.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Laurel (Mont.) Bankers--Montana. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Born July 2, 1860 in Odell, Illinois. Brother of Edgar B Camp and Rose Camp Coombs. Married Anna B. Matthews on January 14, 1870. Lived in Laurel. Worked at Columbus stone quarry. Director for the Citizens National bank of Laurel. Died in...
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole and sons

    • 1900
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole and sons
    • Born July 20, 1859 in Monroe, Michigan. Worked with Northern Pacific Railroad. Insurance and postmaster in Billings. Appointed Billings postmaster in 1913. Lived at 227 Wyoming Avenue. Wife Julie's 1954 Obit lists Ihree sons, Sidney C....
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole

    • 1920
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole
    • Born July 20, 1859 in Monroe, Michigan. Worked with Northern Pacific Railroad. Insurance and postmaster in Billings. Appointed Billings postmaster in 1913. Lived at 227 Wyoming Avenue. Wife Julie's 1954 obituary lists Ihree sons, Sidney C....
    • Cooper, Nate

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crampton, Sarah Love. Ranchers--Montana. School boards--Montana.
    • Born July 30, 1866. Married Sarah Love Crampton. Son-in-law of Mrs. R B Crampton. Ranched and settled on Blue Creek. On Blue Creek School Board & Midland Empire Fair Board. Died 1929, buried in Mountainview Cemetery. On September 13, 1914...
    • Cooper, Nate, bio

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crampton, Sarah Love. Ranchers--Montana. School boards--Montana.
    • Born July 30, 1866. Married Sarah Love Crampton. Son-in-law of Mrs. R B Crampton. Ranched and settled on Blue Creek. On Blue Creek School Board & Midland Empire Fair Board. Died 1929, buried in Mountainview Cemetery. On September 13, 1914...
    • Connelly, Mrs. Frank B. (Flora)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hart, Flora E.
    • Born July 4, 1865. Flora E. Hart of Burke, Wisconsin married Frank B. Connelly on December 1, 1885.
    • Connelly, Mrs. Frank B. (Flora), bio

    • 1929-08-19
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hart, Flora E.
    • Born July 4, 1865. Flora E. Hart of Burke, Wisconsin married Frank B. Connelly on December 1, 1885.
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr., bio

    • 1925-03-07
    • Allen, Robert T Jr., bio
    • Born June 6, 1850 in Summerfield, Ohio. Arrived in Billings, August 6, 1882, about the time the train arrives. A City Attorney. Died November 20, 1927 after being hit by a car by the Library on November 11 - See RT Allen Dies from Injuries,...
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr.

    • 1920
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr.
    • Born June 6, 1850 in Summerfield, Ohio. Arrived in Billings, August 6, 1882, about the time the train arrives. A City Attorney. Died November 20, 1927 after being hit by a car by the Library on November 11. Son is Roscoe F. Allen, a mining...
    • Blackford, George N.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blackford, Frances R. Blackford, Mildred. Northern Pacific Railway Company.
    • Born March 24, 1870 in Ohio. Railroad employee for Northern Pacific from 1907-1939. Mr. and Mrs. George Blackford and family had been living in Rapids in 1910. Wife was Frances R. Blackford. Daughter Mildred married in late February, 1933. ...
    • Newman, E. M. (Edwin Martin)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newman, Edwin Martin. Ranchers--Montana. Newman, Flora A. Alling. Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Schools--Montana.
    • Born March 31, 1858 at Croton, Michigan. Son of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, pioneer ranch family. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley and Capitalism on the Frontier by Van West. Edwin was rancher who settled east of parent's...
    • Chapple, Charles (REPEAT)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Pharmacists. Photograph collections--Montana--Billings.
    • Born March 9, 1877 in Ontario, Canada. Owned Chapple Drug Store - See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. See Old Timers to Greet Chapple, Billings Gazette, February 7, 1943, p. 1. Had a collection of...
    • McFarland, Mrs. Henry  F.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McFarland, Jennie Staffek.
    • Born May 11, 1875. Jennie Staffek, wife of Henry F. McFarlin. Jennie Staffek arrived in Billings from New York in 1889. They married February 9, 1899. John C. Staffek, her brother, was a cigar manufacturer and ran the �The Pioneer Cigar...
    • Danford, George L.tif

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, George. Story, Margaret Ann Guy. Noble County (Ohio) Canyon Creek Ditch Company (Billings, Mont.). Pioneers of Eastern Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born May 14, 1857 in Noble County, Ohio. Came to Billings area in 1880. Known as the ""Father"" of the Canyon Creek Irrigation canal - See Canyon Creek Ditch Company, Billings Gazette, April 19, 1936, p.15. Ditch company was organized in July,...
    • Miller, John A

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Grocers. Ranchers--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Van Houten, Sarah.
    • Born May 1862 or 1863 in Kentucky. In 1882 came to Butte, Montana, engaged in the employment of Foster & Murphy, in the grocery business. Was a local rancher and associated with the Suburban Ditch Company. Had a ranch near the Yellowstone...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Klenck, Henry C

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States. Army. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Farmers--Montana.
    • Born May 28, 1857 in Bremen, Germany. Arrived in Montana as a soldier on July 10, 1876 at the scene of the Custer Battlefield - See Yellowstone Man Helped Bury Victims, Billings Gazette, August 3, 1924, p.5. Served in the US Cavalry from...
    • Gates, John W

    • 1917
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bill-posting. Billboards. Stage managers.
    • Born May 7, 1847. Lived in Nebraska. Was a billposter - a man who hung poster advertising. Major John W. Gates, manager of Billings Billboard Company in 1909 - See Oldest Bill Poster, Billings Gazette, May 2, 1909, p. 6. Stage manager for the...
    • Fraser, Ed (Edward Alexander)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheep--Montana.
    • Born on July 23. 1882. at Coldbrook. Nova Scotia. An Edward Fraser is listed in the 1901-1901 Polk in Real Estate and Insurance. Father Alexander and mother came to Billings about 1888. Came to Billings 1885 as a 3-yr-old. Listed as a best...
    • Guy, Orlando D

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cowboys Montana. Guy, Victoria Stellnach.
    • Born September 17, 1872. Rode roundups with Two Dot Wilson in the 1880s. ""Early day cowpuncher,"" who came to Billings in 1889. Married Victoria Stellnach on December 29. 1903, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Died at the age of 75 in September...
    • 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...
    • McFarland, Chas

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McFarland, Charles. Printers--Montana. Newspaper publishing--Montana.
    • Brother of Henry F. McFarlin. Charles Swan McFarlin was born September 22, 1857, in Wisconsin. Came to Billings, Montana in April, 1883. Harry and Brother Charlie worked as printers and held stock at the Billings Gazette - See Pioneer...
    • Penrod, Fred B. (Frederick Billings)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Penrod, Frederick Billings.
    • Brother of W.E. Penrod, the deputy sheriff. Fred may have been the first white child born in Billings - See Check of Records Shows, Billings Gazette, April 17, 1932.
    • Heagney, Capt.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Heagney, Charles A. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Police--Montana.
    • Charles A. Heagney, a Billings police captain, was born in Rawlins, Wyoming on August 28, 1876. In 1904, Captain Heagney married Miss Anna McAvoy. Members of St. Patrick's. He retired in December, 1941 - See Retired Police Captain Dies,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • LaMotte, Mrs. AB (Elizabeth)

    • 1933
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Elizabeth Fulkerson was born May 13, 1857 in Dryden, New York. She married Allen Billings La Motte (or LaMott). They came to Billings in 1904. LaMotte family wedding - See News of the Week, Billings Gazette, April 18, 1909, p. 2. Her...
    • LaMotte, Mrs. AB (Elizabeth)

    • 1936
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Elizabeth Fulkerson was born May 13, 1857 in Dryden, New York. She married Allen Billings La Motte (or LaMott). They came to Billings in 1904. LaMotte family wedding - See News of the Week, Billings Gazette, April 18, 1909, p. 2. Her...
    • Leavens, Ella

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Ella Etta Lamport of Bloomer, Wisconsin was born June 16, 1877. She married Robert Leavens on December 8, 1897. She is the daughter of George T. Lamport. She came to Montana in 1882. The Leavens lived at Bear Creek from 1897-1901. A daughter,...
    • Leavens, Ella

    • 1942
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Ella Etta Lamport of Bloomer, Wisconsin was born June 16, 1877. She married Robert Leavens on December 8, 1897. She is the daughter of George T. Lamport. She came to Montana in 1882. The Leavens lived at Bear Creek from 1897-1901. A daughter,...

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