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    • Ash, J. S.

    • 1900
    • Ash, J. S.
    • A May 5, 1903 Anaconda Standard article, p 10, states that a James Ash of Billings leased 25,000 acres of sheep grazing land on the Crow Reservation / Carbon County in partnership with Thomas Runner. A James S. Ash is listed as a supporter of...
    • Boal, Cody

    • 1908
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917. Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934.
    • Grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody. In 1908 Buffalo Bill Cody called his little grandson, William Cody Boal, ""Buffalo Bill the Second."" Mother was Buffalo Bills sister. See Buffalo Bill Is Pleased with City, LaCrosse Tribune, August 19, 1908. ...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Chafee, C.M.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • C.M. Chafee is listed as a Sunday school superintendent of the First Congregational Church in 1910. Chamber of Commerce member in 1912 - See Interesting Discussion of Market, Billings Gazette, January 5, 1912, p. 6. Possibly Charles M....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Corwin, G.F.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • A GF Corwin of Foster is listed in the Gazette in 1909. Possibly married and living in Hardin in 1929.
    • Cramer, M.W.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Farmers--Montana. Owens, Anna. Yellowstone County (Mont.) County Commissioners. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Monroe W. Kramer. Prominent cattleman, farmer, and legislator. Came out west with his brother Ward H. Cramer in 1877. Married Anna Owens in Billings on December 17, 1889. Listed as County Commissioner from Laurel from 1906-1912. Director of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Erwin, JW (Joseph or Jared W)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Petroleum--Prospecting -- Montana.
    • Possibly Joseph Erwin. Joseph W. Erwin (spouse Myrtle Erwin) is listed as being in the oil business in 1933 (Polk Directory). See Plan to Resume Drilling, Billings Gazette, June 30, 1933, p. 6.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fraser, James G

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Huntley (Mont.) Wool industry--Montana.
    • The photo is likely to be James Fraser Jr., son of the stockman James G. Fraser. His father came to Billings 1886 and at age 13 married Alice Beulah Nickey in Billings, September 24, 1897. They had two sons, Alex and Jim and two daughters. ...
    • Fraser, Miss Chris

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Daughter of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Listed in the 1901 Polk City Directory as Christina Fraser. In the 1904 City Directory she's not listed in 1904 � married?
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fred Rixon's Drugstore 2 (Fred Rixon, Harley Huebner, and Miriam Morris)  Huebner on the right.

    • 1926
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drugstores. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Rixon, Alvaritta Mundell. Businessmen--Montana. Huebner, Harley. Morris, Miriam. Music teachers. Simmons, Gustave.
    • Frederick Rixon: Owner of the drug store. Harley M. Huebner: Moved to Billings in 1926. Owner of Huebner's Prescription Pharmacy. He married Alvaritta Mundell October 31, 1928, at Watertown, S.D. In 1933 he purchased the Patterson Northside...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Garrity, Henry & Mary

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Probably Sister and Brother. Henry and Mary are listed as students in the 1904 directory living at 3209 Minnesota Ave - father likely Michael Garrity. Mary M. Garrity and Patrick Dixon filed for marriage in December 1919. Mary may have attended...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Griffin, F F (Farrell F)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Minster, Erna. Swimming pools--Montana--Billings.
    • Likely the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M Griffin. Brother of TM Griffin Jr. They are all listed living together at 223 South 30th Street in 1927 Polk City Directory. Basketball official in 1944 and deputy sheriff in 1950s. A Farrell Griffin...
    • Hansord, W.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hansord, Wesley. Hansford, Wesland. Bankers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana.
    • Possibly Wesley or Wesland Hansord. 1908 listed under Officers & Directors of Billings State Bank also listed Teller W Hansord; Married as of 1912. Hansord was a rancher and sheep man of the Bozeman and Big Timber areas and a vice president of...
    • Harris, W. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harris, Walt C. Harris William C. Harris, Mary. Ranchers--Montana.
    • If Walt Harris, then listed in North of the Yellowstone, South of the Bulls; a rancher who died 1918. Also there is a William C. Harris and Mary - Rancher with downtown home on North 23rd in 1933 Polk directory. He is likely wearing a freemason...
    • Hays, Jack

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hays, John L. Hays, John C. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Clerks (Retail trade)
    • Possibly the son of George and Jennie Hays. Their son, John L. Hays, may be this Jack Hays. There was a John C. Hays living at Billings in 1916 who worked as a railroad agent. That John C. Hays died in January 1931 or December 1929 in Helena. ...
    • Hill, Thomas

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hill, Thomas P. Pharmacists.
    • Thomas P. Hill is listed as a druggist with HH Bole Company in the 1883 City Directory.
    • 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 -...
    • 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...
    • Huntington, Mrs. William C. (Ella Daylong)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Daylong, Ella M. Huntington William C. Ranchers--Montana. Wild west shows.
    • See History of Montana, 1921, by Stout, Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone and The Montana Cowboy: An Anthology of Western Life by Wanda Rosseland. Ella M. Daylong, a native of Missouri, married Bill Huntington on July 30, 1899. Her...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Prickett, Dr. O.B. (Orson)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Prickett, Orson B. Townsend, Mary Emma. Physicians--Montana. Postmasters--Montana.
    • Worked at a wagon and carriage factory at Kirksville, Missouri in the early 1890s - he was a medical student at the time. He married Mary Emma Townsend in 1891. Their two children, Everett and Henry, died before them. He is listed in...
    • Prudhomme, Cass

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Businessmen--Montana. Clerks (Retail trade)
    • He was manager at John Losekamp' store and worked at several other retail places. Listed in 1894 City Directory as a clerk. Member of the Elks Club. He died December, 1924 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery - See Death Ends Last Watch,...
    • Rixon Red Cross Drug Store (The Rixon Brothers, Harold, Fred, and Will with Cevere Belanger)

    • 1918
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drugstores. Rixon, Harold. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Rixon, William. Belanger, Cevere. Bookkeepers. Real estate agents. Pharmacists.
    • Harold Rixon: Listed as a bookkeeper at Yellowstone National Bank in 1916 City Directory. Frederick Rixon: Owner of Rixon's Broadway Pharmacy in 1916. William Rixon: Listed as Real Estate broker in 1916 City Directory. Cevere...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Russell, Dr. W.A. (Wilson)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Physicians--Montana. Pharmacists. County health services--Montana--Big Horn County.
    • He is listed in Sod 'n' Seed'n Tumbleweed, A History of the Huntley Project. He arrived in 1908 as a medical doctor and druggist. He helped organize the Huntley bank. He moved to Hardin 1914. By 1919 he was the County Health Officer out 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...

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