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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lee, Mrs. Fred

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hardin (Mont.) Buffalo (Wyo.)
    • Came to Montana in 1886. A Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee lived in Hardin about 1905-1910. A Mrs. Fred Lee lived in Buffalo, Wyoming in 1928.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Parker, W.O. (William)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pharmacists. Smith, Lila A. County officials and employees. Farmers--Montana.
    • William O Parker is listed in Progressive Men of Montana. He came to Billings in 1887. He was in charge of Shoemaker Drug Store. He married Lila A. Smith. He was a County Commissioner early 1900s and was Chairman of the Board when the courthouse...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Flanagan, Mike

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Broomcorn broom industry. illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. See Flanagan Family Came West, Billings Gazette, April 15, 1956. ...
    • An early Farmer and rancher who worked with the Northern Pacific Railroad and grew broom corn and operated a broom factory in the 1890s. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. Broom Factory story and photo of...
    • Perrine, C.H. (Charles Herbert)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Surveyors--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana.
    • He was born September 1, 1855 in New York. He came to Billings with a government survey crew in 1882 (or 1884). In 1907 he was a rancher and sheep man who homesteaded on Duck Creek in 1908. By 1918 he was the Humane Officer at the courthouse...
    • Calhoun, Donald and J.H.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Calhoun, J.H.
    • Announcement of the death of Pioneer JH Calhoun by his son Donald on April 16, 1919. JH Calhoun came to Montana in 1884 and lived in Billings till 1911. Died in Los Angeles.
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Reynolds, Carrie Brown (Carolyn)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Reynolds, Carrie (Carolyn) Brown. Reynolds, S.G. Crow Agency (Mont.) See They Gazed on the Beartooths by Annin and Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone. See Billings Woman Dies Suddenly, Billings Gazette,...
    • Carrie Brown Reynolds was the wife of the Crow Indian Agent, Major SG Reynolds. She was the daughter of Judge Michael Brown. She came to Billings following her marriage at Big Rapids, Michigan in 1896. They lived at Crow Agency from 1902 to...
    • Bell, Dr. Frank

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings McCormick, Alice. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • Bell, Dr. Frank

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings McCormick, Alice. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • Bell, Frank (REPEAT)

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bell, Alice McCormick. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History. Airplanes--American--1900-1920.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • Orrick, Johnnie  (John C) with Forest Young, George Douglas and E. Judd

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Custer (Mont.) Orrick, Cora Wear. Douglas, Anna Sample. Judd, E.H.
    • John C. Orrick: Born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, September 15, 1873, and came to Montana in 1883. Deputy Sheriff of Custer, Montana. Married to Cora Wear (or Weir). Deputy under Billings' Sheriff James Webb - was appointed sheriff after...
    • Nickey, Frank H

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans.
    • Son of Jonathan J (or Jerome J.) & Margaret Nickey. Came to Montana in 1885. Worked in his father's business. Veteran of the Spanish American War. Died at age 66 on August 24, 1936.
    • Nickey, Mrs. J. J. (Margaret Evans)

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Margaret Evans. Nickey, Jonathan J. Nickey Jerome J. Ross, Dan A. Suicide--Montana.
    • Wife of Jonathan J or Jerome J. Nickey. Came to Billings from Wisconsin in 1882 or 1883. She is the mother of O.W. Nickey and Mrs. Alice Beulah Fraser (married James Fraser in 1897). Mr. Nickey died in 1896. She remarried his contractor...
    • Calderwood, Hugh

    • 1917
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Hugh Calderwood was deputized Montana sheriff who killed Pigeon-toed Kid, a notorious cattle rustler, in late April 1908, in the Glasgow area. See Two Montana Men Remembering, Billings Gazette, March 10, 1963, p.46. Rancher who came out west in...
    • Peroe, Peter

    • 1918
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bakers. Knitters (Persons). Red Cross.
    • Came to Billings and worked for Yegen Brothers Bakery in 1884. Peter Peroe (sometimes spelled Peros) married Emilie Elizabeth Steingruber at Hebron, N. D., in 1893 (she was 14 years younger). Established his own bakery, which was destroyed in...
    • Kercheis, Louis

    • 1919
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pearson, Olga Constance. Barbers. World War, 1914-1918 Veterans.
    • Louis was born on February 2, 1870 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Louis and wife Olga came to Billings about 1900 where he opened a barber shop. He was a World War I veteran. Operated Gazette Kircheis Barber, 1920s - See Gazette Barber Shop Gets New...
    • Yegen, Peter (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bakers. Businessmen--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Yegen, Margaret Trepp.
    • Peter Yegen was born on August 7, 1860 in Klosters, Graub�nden, Switzerland, the son of Conrad (or Konradin) and Emerita Prader Yegen and came to America in 1879. Brother John Yegen was one of Bismarck, North Dakota's first settlers in 1872 and...
    • 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...
    • Rixon, Mrs. Fred (Maude)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Musicians. Music teachers.
    • She 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 Fred Panton Rixon in June,...
    • Chapple, James (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pharmacists. Physicians--Montana. Carriages and carts.
    • James Chapple was born in Canada. He came to the U.S. about 1897. Worked in his brother's drug store for many years. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. See Dr. James Chapple dies, 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,...
    • Pope, Rev. Joseph

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Coad, Susannah. Clergy--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Legislators--Montana. Temperance--1910-1920.
    • Married Susannah Coad in England in 1890. He was educated in England and came to Montana 1890. He was a Methodist pastor first in Red Lodge and then Congregational minister in Big Timber. He helped organize Sugar Beet Growers Association and...
    • 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...
    • Mr. Guyler Portrait (Guiler)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy, Methodist. Farmers--Montana. Beekeepers. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Methodist Minister, farmer, and bee keeper, the Reverend John Lewis Guiler was born in Summerfield, Ohio on August 27, 1850. Married Lottie Vale Summers in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. In...
    • Howard, Mary

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Rosebud (Mont.) Sheep--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Howard, A. McClary Chapman. Philbrick, Freeman.
    • From Maine, Mary is listed as coming to Montana in 1885 (Billings Gazette, July 31, 1932 List of Pioneers). Mary Howard was the first of the girls to enter Montana Territory, meeting her father Sept. 24, 1884, at Rosebud after he and a brother...
    • Holmes, E. G.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pharmacists. County officials and employees. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Holmes, Sarah E.
    • This is Eugene S. Holmes, a druggist and County treasurer in 1901. Born at Machias. N. Y., October. 9, 1843. Came to Billings in 1882 as Northern Pacific express agent. A partner in Holmes & Rixon. Married to Sarah E. Holmes. Eugene died in...
    • 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...
    • Mrs. Guyler Portrait (Guiler)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Married Reverend J L Guiler in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. Lottie Summers Guiler died in 1943 - See Widow of Early Minister Dies, Billings Gazette, May 18, 1943. Buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • Rowley, Mr. & Mrs. H.W. (Henry Ward)

    • 1925
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Potter, Rolland

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bartenders. Ranchers--Montana. Potter, R.L.
    • Not absolutely sure about this ... He was owner in Vale & Potter Saloon. He came to Montana in 1883. He was a stockman. He died in February, 1926 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery. There was a R.L. Potter, a harness maker and rancher from...
    • Goss, Judge James (REPEAT)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Parmly Billings Library. Billings Polytechnic Institute. Goss, Florence E. Lord.
    • 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...
    • Rue, Frank I.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rue, Frank Irvin. Cowboys--Montana. Storytellers.
    • Frank Irvin Rue came to Montana in 1882 as a 14 year old. He worked at the Billings Fabrix Mat Company for 3 years prior to his death of a heart attack. He had just been awarded Best Storyteller during the meeting of the Eastern Montana Pioneers. ...
    • Bates, John G.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bury, Harriet. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Music stores--Montana--Billings. Piano technicians--United States--Montana.
    • Came to Billings in 1898. In 1903 Mr. Bales married Miss Harriet Bury at Mansion, Wis. She died in Billings on Nov. 27, 1941. Lived in Butte till 1911. John operated a music store and tuned pianos. Members of the Congregational Church. ...
    • Rowley, Mrs.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rowley, Henry Ward. Rowley, Harriet (Hattie) Meeker.
    • Harriet Maria Meeker was born at Fort Ann, New York on September 26, 1860, the daughter of Marian and Lewis Meeker. Came to Billings following her marriage to Henry Ward Rowley. They had six children. The Rowley home, built in 1909, is at 106...
    • 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. ...
    • Gallaher, P M

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Civil engineers. Surveyors--Montana.
    • Phillip M. Gallaher, a civil engineer and surveyor, came to Billings in the 1880s. Charter member of the Royal Arch Masons in 1886. Ranched in Wyoming in 1900. Mrs. Gallaher had family in Los Angeles as of 1902. Surveyed Bridger to Bearcreek...
    • William P. Rixon (1883)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, William P. Rixon, Laura Goddard. Clerks (Retail trade) Drugstores.
    • The son of John & Susanna Panton Rixon, William P. Rixon, was born in Ontario on July 4, 1876. He came to Montana in April, 1883. His father, John, was associated with the Billings Times and the Billings Rustler. Will married Laura Goddard on...
    • Guiler, Rev John Lewis (named is misspelled Guyler)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy, Methodist. Farmers--Montana. Beekeepers. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Methodist Minister, farmer, and bee keeper, the Reverend John Lewis Guiler was born in Summerfield, Ohio on August 27, 1850. Married Lottie Vale Summers in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. In...
    • Dutton, MB

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Dutton M.B. Dutton Martin D. Joliet (Mont.). Bozeman (Mont.). Libby (Mont.).
    • An M.B. Dutton lived in Joliet in 1916 (Polk Directory). A Martin D. Dutton of Joliet died in 1929 - See Pioneer Dies in Red Lodge, Billings Gazette, September 14, 1929, p.8. This M.D. Dutton came to Bozeman in the 1870s - his wife was Sara. ...
    • 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...
    • Hough, L. L.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hough Luther L. Businessmen--Montana. Carpenters.
    • Luther L. Hough listed owner of the Post office Basement Furniture Store in 1908, and as a carpenter in 1916 Polk City Directory. Possibly LL Hough and Mrs. Hough who were living in Lincoln Nebraska in December 1933 - Anniversary announcement -...
    • Lovell, Nellie

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lovell, Nellie Adams. Order of Eastern Star. Dillon (Mont.)
    • She was born in September, 1871, in Sac City, Iowa. Nellie Adams Lovell came to Dillon in 1906. She was married to George W. Lovell, Dillon businessman. Listed as Grand worthy matron of the grand chapter of Montana, Order of Eastern Star in...
    • Matlock, Stone W.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheriffs. Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Came to Billings in 1888. Photographed in 1926 - See SHERIFF-ELECT TO CHASE RUM RUNNERS IN NEW BUICK, Billings Gazette, December 19, 1926. Deputy sheriff under Sheriff James T. Webb, serving for one term, 1907-1908. Served four terms as sheriff...
    • 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...
    • Frederick Panton Rixon

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Legislators--Montana. Clerks of court. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Rixon, Maude Boyle.
    • The son of John & Susanna Rixon, Frederick Panton Rixon was born in Ontario, Canada on November 23, 1874. He came to Montana in April, 1883. Brother of Harold and William Rixon. Brother of Rebecca Helen Rixon Bates, Eleanor Rixon Fristchi,...
    • Connelly, Frank B.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Harty, Flora. Agricultural implements. Automobile dealers.
    • Came to Billings in 1885 and worked for Babcock & Miles Hardware. Married Flora Harty in 1885. Opened F.B. Connelly wholesale implement (tractors, etc.) and car (Ford) dealership. Member of the Montana State Senate in 1918. Built a branch of...
    • Dover, John H.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Dover, John H. (Henry). Livestock--Montana. Ranchers, Montana. Truck farming--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.). Dover's Island.
    • John Henry Dover came to Coulson in October, 1881. Stock raising. See Billings A to Z by Stevens. See Man of Dover Island by his daughter, Mildred Dover DeCosse. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell and Capitalism on the Fontier by Van West. ...
    • Birely, Mrs. William

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Birely, Lide Manning. Birely, William. Birely, E.M. Sheriffs--Montana.
    • Lide Manning Birely, wife of William Birely. Born July 30, 1856. Came to Montana in 1880 from Boonesboro, Maryland. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1937. Their son was Sheriff EM Birely in 1920s and 1930s (see E. M. (Cap) Birely,...
    • Nelson, Georgiana & Grandson

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nelson, Hans Peter
    • Georgiana's father was the Norwegian immigrant, Gunner Swennes (or Svennes). She was born Jan. 7, 1860, at Sioux City, Iowa. Married Hans Peter Nelson April 12, 1879. Came to Clark Fork Bottom in 1882. Mother of the first twins, H. P. Nelson...
    • Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.) Indianapolis (Ind.).
    • Martha Means Davis was born December 13, 1849 in Indianapolis. Married Samuel Penrod in 1873. Came to Montana in 1881. Two children, Winifred and Cornelius, died shortly after arriving in Billings and are buried at Mountview Cemetery. Samuel...
    • Birely, Mrs. William, bio

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Birely, Lide Manning. Birely, William. Birely, E.M. Sheriffs--Montana.
    • Lide Manning Birely, wife of William Birely. Born July 30, 1856. Came to Montana in 1880 from Boonesboro, Maryland. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1937. Their son was Sheriff EM Birely in 1920s and 1930s (see E. M. (Cap) Birely,...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (Billings)

    • 1930
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Ring, Mr. & Mrs. Byron (Fannie)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Byron, Harriet Woodward. Ring, Wilhelmina Fannie Krone.
    • He came to Livingston, Montana in 1917. Lived in Acton. His first wife was Harriet Woodward. His second wife, Mrs. Fannie Krone, he married in 1927. His Sons were Byron, Theodore, David and Ernest and 3 daughters including Rose and Grace. He...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (portrait)

    • 1930
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Goddard, Judge & Mrs. O. F.

    • 1933
    • 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,...
    • McCabe, Lulu

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. McCabe, William. Browning, Walker. Browning, Ruth Merryweather.
    • She was born June 26, 1876, in Laramie, Wyoming. Came to Billings in 1883. Walker Browning and Ruth Merryweather Browning were the father and mother of Mrs. Lulu McCabe and Mrs. Claudia Bivins - See Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings...
    • 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,...
    • Girtwood (Girdwood), William.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Police--Montana.
    • A William Girtwood is listed as President of the Local Police Protection Association in Billings in December of 1908. William Girdwood is listed as a police officer in the 1916 City Directory. A William (Bill) Girdwood, former policeman and fire...
    • Clare, Samuel Henry

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Farmers--Montana.
    • Sam Clare came to Billings in 1901 with his sister HA Clare and ran an apartment house on North 31st. Listed as a farmer in Laurel. See Cancer Claims Laurel Farmer, Billings Gazette, January 20, 1944, p.6. Married Lotte Amer in Glens Falls NY...
    • Polly, T.W.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Polly, Bessie Walker. Wilkinson, Bessie. Polly, Thomas W. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Judges--Montana.
    • He came to Montana in 1882 or 1883. Married Bessie Wilkinson at Lavina in April 1889. They lived in Red Lodge, Ubet, Kendall, and Billings. He was a merchant, city jailer, peace officer and then a Judge. They lived at 235 Terry Avenue. ...
    • 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...
    • Flanagan, Joe

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Soy, Johanna.
    • Joe Flanagan married Johanna Soy in Jefferson, Iowa about 1882. Came to Billings about 1896. She died in January, 1928 - Pioneer Woman Is Dead, Billings Gazette, January 21, 1928, p.2 .

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