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    • Allard, Mrs. Harriet T.

    • 1885
    • Allard, Mrs. W.L.; Allard, Dr. Louis W.; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Augusta Simonin married William Louis Allard on November 25, 1885 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. They settled in Laurel and had six children. A local farmer, WL Allard also promoted the Cove Ditch. Augusta Allard died September 9, 1939 and is...
    • Babcock, Albert L.

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bridger (Mont.) Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans Indians of North America--Wars--Utah. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Jordan Bean of Bridger who died in September of 1948. Survivor of Little Castle Valley Fight of June 15, 1881 (near Moab, Utah). He was shot in the temple and played dead. Colorado Historical Society has Jordan Bean's account of battle - The...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Billings, Frederick

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

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

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blackford, George N. Haydon, Frances. Hines, T.S. (Mrs.) Lappas, Clem (Mrs.) Blackford, George L. Blackford, Mary Alice. Spaeth, Paul K. (Mrs.) Wallace, W.H. (Mrs.)
    • In 1909 George N. Blackford married Miss Frances Haydon of Billings and to them was born six children. In 1939, their children were Mrs. T. S. Hines, Mrs. Clem Lappas, George L. Blackford and Miss Mary Alice Blackford, all of Billings; Mrs. Paul...
    • Brennan, Lois

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Music teachers--Montana.
    • A music teacher cited, on September 21, 1919, as a former student in the Billings high school and a music pupil of Ralph Rauh. Studied at the Minneapolis School of Music and Ithaca school of Expression at Ithaca, New York. Taught in Billings and...
    • Brennan, Lois, letter

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Music teachers--Montana.
    • A music teacher cited, on September 21, 1919, as a former student in the Billings high school and a music pupil of Ralph Rauh. Studied at the Minneapolis School of Music and Ithaca school of Expression at Ithaca, New York. Taught in Billings and...
    • 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...
    • Cardwell, Sarah, bio

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Caldwell, Edward.
    • Born September 4, 1958. Wife of Edward Cardwell. Sarah Connelly of Harriston, Ontario, Canada married on March 19, 1884 in Columbus, Montana Area. Mother of two surviving daughters in 1933: Mrs. Peter Yegen Jr. and Mrs. Ben E. Cardwell. Died in...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapple (REPEAT)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Physicians--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Chapple, Martha Murphy. Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent Hospital (Billings, Mont.)
    • Henry Chapple was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He attended Trinity College in Canada. Henry Chapple helped open Chapple's Drug Store in Billings. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. St. Vincent...
    • 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. ...
    • Fenske, T G (Theodore Gustave)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Shoemakers. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Farmers--Montana. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Theodore Gustave Fenske was born in Germany on April 12, 1859. Arrived in Montana in 1883 or 1884. Married Nina J. McNaught. Nina died in 1924 - See Pioneer Woman Dies of Cancer, Billings Gazette, September 23, 1924, p. 5. Fenske was a...
    • Fenske, TG (Colorized image)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Theodore Gustave Fenske was born in Germany on April 12, 1859. Arrived in Montana in 1883 or 1884. Married Nina J. McNaught. Nina died in 1924 - See Pioneer Woman Dies of Cancer, Billings Gazette, September 23, 1924, p. 5. Fenske was a...
    • Fraser, H. Willard

    • 1965
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Mayors--Montana--Billings. Fraser, Marjorie Frost. Fraser, Robin. Frost, Robert. Frost, Elinor. Pictograph Cave State Park (Mont.) Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, Mont.) Bicycles & tricycles--1960-1970.
    • In 1932, Marjorie Frost, daughter of poet Robert and Elinor Frost, married Willard Fraser and the couple settled in Billings. She died in 1934 - See Arrange Rites for Mrs. Willard Fraser, Billings Gazette, May 4, 1934. They had a daughter,...
    • 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, 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...
    • Gates, John W

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Young Men's Christian Association (Billings, Mont.) Legislators--Montana.
    • Leading Billings businessman and politician. Assessor and County Treasurer before becoming Mayor of Billings in 1901. See History of Montana by Miller, Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Saunders. Wife was Virginia Sleeper. ...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Hart, Arthur J.

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

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County.
    • Henry Chapple was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He attended Trinity College in Canada. Henry Chapple helped open Chapple's Drug Store in Billings. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. St. Vincent...
    • 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....
    • Hunter, Sam

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hunter, Samuel Monell.
    • Attended the AC Tompkins / Nettie Fraser December 20 wedding in 1888. Samuel Monell Hunter passed away on September 2, 1901 in Billings, Montana. Buried at Mountview Cemetery in 1901.
    • 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...
    • Inabnit, Fred N.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Keating, Nellie G. Clerks of court. Beartooth Mountains (Mont. and Wyo.)--Maps, Topographic.
    • Elected to four terms as the Yellowstone County clerk of court. Was an avid hiker of the Beartooth Mountains - See Explorers off to Beartooths, Billings Gazette, August 4, 1925. Great photos in Western Heritage Center collections. Fred...
    • Jones, Mrs. Dudley  (Julia E.)

    • 1933
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Dudley. YWCA Billings.
    • Julie E. Jones was born May 21, 1854 in Oliver County, Indiana. Father was A.J. McNaught. Married Dudley Jones In Iowa In 1873. Arrived in Billings, Montana in 1886. She was the first president of the YWCA, which was founded in the basement of...
    • Kelly, Mrs. B B

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Kelly, Dr. B B (Bishop B)
    • Mountview Records list 'Mrs. Dr. B Kelley' as dying in September, 1914.
    • Kemp, Mrs. Ora F. (Julia Agnes Conley)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Kemp, Ora. Conley, Julia Agnes.
    • Ora F. Kemp married Julia Agnes Conley in Billings on May 11, 1910. She died September 3, 1945.
    • Kemp, Ora Francis

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Conley, Julia Agnes. C. Carroll, Mary Conley.
    • Ora Kemp, born in Missouri in 1882, farmed just NE of Shepherd starting about 1910. Board member of the Billings Bench Water Association and Midland Empire State Fair. Farmed on the Billings Bench. A Democrat who ran for State representative,...
    • LaMotte, Mrs. AB (Elizabeth)

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

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

    • 1939
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Larson, Frank. Larson, Frank B. Telephone operators.
    • Flora Klos Larson was born February 19, 1884 in Billings. Married Frank Larson. She was a telephone operator and housewife. She died possibly in September, 1941 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery. A Frank B. Larson of Billings died in...
    • Larson, Mrs. Flora

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Larson, Frank. Larson, Frank B. Telephone operators.
    • Flora Klos Larson was born February 19, 1884 in Billings. Married Frank Larson. She was a telephone operator and housewife. She died possibly in September, 1941 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery. A Frank B. Larson of Billings died in...
    • Layton, Moss

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newspaper publishing--Montana.
    • He was born in Bonham. Texas, Sept. 27, 1874. Worked at the Billings Gazette as a linotype operator and proof reader - See Local Printer Taken by Death, Billings Gazette, September 1, 1938.
    • Lindesmith, E. W. J.

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States. Army. Clergy--Montana. Fort Keogh (Mont.)
    • Eli Washington John Lindesmith was born in Center Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, on September 27, 1827. First chaplain assigned at Ft Keogh, Montana territory, in 1876. He remained at this post until 1891, when he returned to mission work...
    • Lobdell, H. C.

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

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Twins. Nelson, Henry Parmly. Nelson, Goldie. Nelson, Mildred Myrtle Izer.
    • First twins born in Billings. Parents were Hans Peter and Georgiana Nelson. Henry Parmly (or Parmley) and Goldie Nelson were born in Billings on April 15, 1884. Henry Parmly Nelson married Mildred Myrtle Izer in July 1905 at Big Timber. He...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Panton, Miss  Jane

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Teachers--Montana. Florists.
    • Miss Jane Panton died in 1915 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery. She was hired as a teacher in the 1880s. She was a florist in 1907. See Minutes of Trustees Yield Facts, Billings Gazette, September 4, 1938.
    • 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...
    • Renwicks - Likely Mrs. Bertha Renwick with daughter and two sons.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Agricultural implements.
    • William C Renwick: Born April 3, 1871. Married to Bertha Crowe on April 7, 1894, in the parsonage of Billings' First Methodist Church. Created Renwick Implement Company in 1914. Member of the Billings City Council and Midland Empire Fair...
    • 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...
    • 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, Mr. & Mrs. Bates (Ella) Couple reading

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bates, Rebecca Helen Rixon. Bates, Leslie. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Insurance agents.
    • Rebecca Helen Rixon Bates 82, pioneer Billings resident, died in an Oakland, California in November, 1952. Mrs. Bates, known to early Billings residents as ""Becca"" Rixon, was born August 10, 1870 at Milton, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of John...
    • Ross, John

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Sheep--Montana. Livestock. Auctioneers.
    • Possibly John Ross, the sheep man, who was a buyer for Swift and Company. He was from Scotland. He had been in Billings since 1891. John Ross was Manager of N.H. Morss Auctioneers. This John Ross died in 1938 - See Local Resident Taken by...
    • 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...
    • Summers, Elmer, bio

    • 1929-09-21
    • Summers, Elmer Goodwin; Menely, Margaret Jane; Summers, John; Milner, Harriet Frances; Summers, Emma Willis; Summers, Sarah Esther; Summers, Joe Goodwin; Summers, Harriet Lola; Summers, John E; Summers, Walter Francis; Northern Pacific Railroad;...
    • Biographical facts for Elmer Goodwin Summers, including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated September 21, 1929.
    • Yegen, Margaret, bio

    • 1939-09-30
    • Yegen, Margaret; Yegen, Mrs. Peter; Yegen, Peter; Tupp, David; Grischott, Margaret; Yegen, Dave C.; Yegen, Peter, Jr.; Yegen, Elizabeth M. Beurket; 209 South 35th Street; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Margaret Yegen including parents' names, names of husband and chilren and route travelled to Montana. Document dated September 30, 1939.
    • 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...

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