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    • Browning, W.  (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Browning, Walker. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. African Americans--Montana.
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning at Omaha, October 18,1872. Arrived in Billings from Deadwood in 1883. A recipe is published in a local 1893 Methodist cookbook. Walker Browning died in 1925. ...
    • Buchanan, John Franklin

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Mary White. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Montana Legislature. Legislators--Montana.
    • John Franklin Buchanan. Born 1842 in Indianapolis. Arrived in Montana in 1902. Confusion about who he married - maybe Mary White Jones of Minneapolis. Sheep rancher, who ranched west of Billings, near Hesper, and clothing merchant, who served...
    • Buchanan, John Franklin, bio

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Mary White. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Montana Legislature. Legislators--Montana.
    • John Franklin Buchanan. Born 1842 in Indianapolis. Arrived in Montana in 1902. Confusion about who he married - maybe Mary White Jones of Minneapolis. Sheep rancher, who ranched west of Billings, near Hesper, and clothing merchant, who served...
    • Clark, Richard W. ""Dick""

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bozeman Trail. Dairy farms Montana.
    • Pioneer and father of Mrs. Christian Yegen and Mrs. Joe Cochran. Traveled the Bozeman Trail and met Jim Bridger. Clark and AT Ford raised vegetables on the O.N. Newman ranch in 1878. Built ditches at Coulson with PW Bud McAdow. Ran a Dairy...
    • Cooper, Mrs. E.N.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crampton Cooper, Sarah L.
    • Sarah L. Crampton Cooper. Born October 31, 1877. Arrived in Montana in 1883. See Nate Cooper. See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone (1993). Died 1945, buried at Mountview Cemetery
    • Cooper, Mrs. E.N., bio

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crampton Cooper, Sarah L.
    • Sarah L. Crampton Cooper. Born October 31, 1877. Arrived in Montana in 1883. See Nate Cooper. See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone (1993). Died 1945, buried at Mountview Cemetery
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Draper, Earl

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Custer (Mont.). Treasure County (Mont.)-- Pease Bottom. Myers (Mont.). Draper, Earl. Construction equipment operators.
    • See Former Custer Resident Dies, Billings Gazette, October 5, 1958. Heavy equipment operator who grew up at Pease Bottom. Father was M.I. Draper of Myers and Custer. Moved to California in 1934. Married Edna Waddell. Their son John M. Draper...
    • 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...
    • 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, 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, McCormick, Evans

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Friends attended a party together at Paul McCormick Home - See In Billings, Anaconda Standard, October 7, 1900. Jay McCormick died at the age of 61 in Missoula in November, 1938.
    • 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,...
    • Frost, Rev John & wife

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Plenty Coups, Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932. Translators--United States.
    • Baptist minister at Pryor (for Crow) and interpreter for Chief Plenty Coups - Died in 1937 - See John Frost, 64, Indian Minister, Billings Gazette, October 27, 1937, p 1. He was the son of Dr. John H. Frost, a Union surgeon during the Civil...
    • Frost, Reverend

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Plenty Coups, Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932. Translators--United States.
    • Baptist minister at Pryor (for Crow) and interpreter for Chief Plenty Coups - Died in 1937 - See John Frost, 64, Indian Minister, Billings Gazette, October 27, 1937, p 1. He was the son of Dr. John H. Frost, a Union surgeon during the Civil...
    • 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...
    • Griggs, George

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mayors--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Bands (Music).
    • Mayor of Billings in 1890 and from 1895-1897. Announcement of his appointment as Mayor in Billings Gazette on December 3, 1890. Theo Griggs, a brother, described in detail visiting George A. Griggs, his brother, in the 1890s - See Early Day...
    • Hogan, Thomas Stephens

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Montana. Secretary of State. Legislators--Montana. Petroleum industry. Hogan, Kathryn Donovan. Hogan, Katherine A. Donovan
    • See Montana, Its History and Biography by Stout. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on December 23, 1869. A leading attorney in Billings. Married Kathryn (or Katherine A.) Donovan Hogan in 1894. Four children; Ralph, Emmett V. Mary T. and T....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • King, Thos. Wiley

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Stagecoach drivers. Cowboys--Montana.
    • Wiley was born February 15, 1858 at Natchez, Missouri. Drove the G. & S stage on the nightly run from Junction City to Forsyth in 1878-1879. An experienced cowboy, he lived at Myers in the Pease Bottom. See Progressive Men of Montana and...
    • 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...
    • Lamey, William

    • 1938
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • Son of Daniel Lamey. Born October 20, 1876, at Sauk Center, Minnesota. Resident of Custer / Yellowstone County since 1880. Farmer. Married in 1923 to Miss Evelyn Gardner at Billings. He died in 1953 - See Heart Ailment Fatal to Man, Billings...
    • 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...
    • Leavens, Robert1

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

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy--Montana.
    • Reverend Mathias C. Lenihan was born at Dubuque, Iowa, on October 6, 1854. Ordained priest at Grand seminary, Montreal, Canada, in 1870. Diocese of Great Falls, created May 8, 1904. Catholic Bishop in Montana - See Roman Catholic Diocese of...
    • 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...
    • Losekamp, Jacob

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

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

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Grace Church. Nickey, Orrin Wilbur.
    • Grace Church was born Oct. 21, 1877, in Fremont, Nebraska, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel V. Church. Moved to Billings in 1886. She married O.W. Nickey on September 20, 1904, in Billings. Grace Church Nickey, died unexpectedly in her sleep...
    • Nickey, O.W.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Orrin Wilbur. Bankers--Montana. Billings (Mont.) City Clerk. Suicide--Montana.
    • Orrin Wilbur Nickey was born Jan. 19, 1875, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, son of Jonathan J. (or Jerome J.) and Margaret Nickey and was brought by his parents to Billings in 1883. His sister was Alice B. Fraser. He worked at Yellowstone National...
    • 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...
    • 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, Mrs. I. D.

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

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Restaurants. Restaurateurs. Dairy farms Montana.
    • Opened a French Caf� on Montana Ave in October, 1883. He was proprietor of the Delmonico Restaurant in 1903 and living at the Rademaker in Billings. By 1910 he was dairy farming and a ranching, east of town. He was a native of France - see...
    • Pease, Fellows D.

    • 1918
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pease, David Fellows. Wallace, Margretta. Fur traders. Indian agents. Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Mont.) Crow Agency (Mont.)
    • Fellows David Pease: Major F.D. Pease was born in Tioga County Pennsylvania in 1835. He married Magretta Wallace of the Crow Tribe. Three of his brothers were killed in the Civil War. In 1861 he entered the Yellowstone country and organized...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Rea, Dave

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

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    • Truscott, Emily Kennedy; Truscott, Harry Walter; Kennedy, William; Sanborn, Judith Ann; Truscott, John Kennedy; Red Cross; Daughters of the American Revolution; Northern Pacific Railroad; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Emily Kennedy Truscott including parents' names, names of husband and child and route travelled to Montana. Document dated October 18, 1936.
    • Truscott, Harry Walter, bio

    • 1936-10-18
    • Truscott, Harry Walter; Truscott, Sally Kennedy; Truscott, Samuel; Hogner, Louise; Truscott, John Kennedy; Billings Commercial Club; Rotary Club; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Harry Walter Truscott including names of parents, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document appears to be dated October 18, 1936.
    • Walk, John J., bio

    • 1935-10-03
    • Walk, John J.; Walk, Emmaline; Davis, Emmaline; Walk, Joseph A.; Walk, Alice; Crandell, Alice; Peckham, Alice; Walk, Edith; Sayer, Edith; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for John J. Walk including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated October 3, 1935.

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