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    • Abbott, Teddy Blue

    • 1928-10
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Cowboys--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Cattle drives--West (U.S.)--History--19th century. Stuart, Mary. Stuart, Granville.
    • Teddy Blue Abbott was a cowboy who started driving cattle to Montana from Texas in the 1880s. His adventures are chronicled in the Montana classic, We Pointed Them North. Married Mary Stuart, the daughter of Montana pioneer, Granville Stuart. ...
    • Bair, C.M. (REPEAT)

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

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

    • 1950
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cothron, G.G.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Gib Cothron - Rancher in the Blue Creek area. See barn story - Dismantling of Old Midway Barn, Billings Gazette, August 24, 1947.
    • 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...
    • Curtin, Maurice

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Cowboys Montana.
    • Worked for the Ryan Brothers Cattle Company. Was Living in Billings in 1931. See Ryan Brothers Operated, Billings Gazette, July 26, 1931. See Billings Gazette, August 23, 1897 (Curtin visited Billings).
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • Drum, Harry B. (bio)

    • 1922-04-05
    • 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.)
    • See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. See Harry B. Drum dies, Billings Gazette, November 24, 1930, p.1. Buried at Mountview Cemetery. See They Gazed on the Beartooths by Annin.
    • Elliot, JB

    • 1898
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Elliot, JB. Snowy Mountains (Mont.). Ranchers--Montana.
    • Ranched in Snowy Mountains out of Roundup.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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, 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Herford, J. B.2

    • 1900
    • 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...
    • Side profile portrait. John Brooke (Jack) Herford).
    • Herford, J.B.3

    • 1880
    • 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...
    • Portrait. John Brooke (Jack) Herford).
    • 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, Mr. & Mrs. T.

    • 1902
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hurley, Tom. Hurley Nellie. Holland Nellie. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Nellie Hurley was born Sept. 29,1876, in Hancock, Mich., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Holland. Mrs. Tom Hurley arrived in Montana in 1898. She was a teacher. Married to Thomas Hurley in 1900 in St. Cloud. They lived on a ranch south of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mr. & Mrs. Nutting, L.A. (Lucius Allison) called Lew by friends (Lillie E.)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nutting, Lucius Allison. Nutting, Lillie Ellis. Ranchers--Montana. Legislators--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Traffic accident victims.
    • Son of Dr. Lucius A and Elizabeth Allison Nutting. Lucious (or Lew) was a Laurel pioneer, rancher, Montana Legislator, and organizer for the Citizens National Bank of Laurel. See his story about the winter of 1886-87 - See Pioneer of Laurel,...
    • Newman, Charles H

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Law enforcement officers--Montana. County officials and employees. Walk, C.E. Traffic accident victims.
    • Son of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, pioneer ranch family. Served four years as deputy sheriff under George Burkey. Charles H. Newman served several terms as county commissioner. Married to C. E. Walk about 1898. Died in a car accident at age 69...
    • 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...
    • Newman, Mark

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newman, Mark Twain. Ranchers--Montana. Newman, Elizabeth Sheehy.
    • Son of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, pioneer ranch family. Mark Twain Newman was born in April 2, 1877 in Montana. Bought a ranch on Blue Creek in 1903 - See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone. Mark T. Newman married Elizabeth Sheehy on...
    • O'Donnell, Frank J.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Francis or Frank was born about 1869 in Michigan. From Saginaw, Michigan region. Stockman - See Good Market for Steers, Billings Gazette, May 28, 1910.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Randall, Billy

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Randal, William Marquis. Ranchers--Montana.
    • William Marquis Randall, called 'Billy' in North of the Yellowstone, South of the Bulls. Came to Montana 1881 with Northern Pacific railroad. He was the brother of Dick Randall (a native of Iowa), the well known dude ranch operator at the OTO,...
    • Readon (Riordan), Johnnie

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

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