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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. ...
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr., bio

    • 1925-03-07
    • Allen, Robert T Jr., bio
    • Born June 6, 1850 in Summerfield, Ohio. Arrived in Billings, August 6, 1882, about the time the train arrives. A City Attorney. Died November 20, 1927 after being hit by a car by the Library on November 11 - See RT Allen Dies from Injuries,...
    • 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...
    • 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.

    •  
    • 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...
    • Bates, John G.

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

    • 1875
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States marshals--Montana. Vigilance committees--Montana.
    • Deputy United States Marshall and vigilante during Bannack, Virginia City, and Helena, hangings of the 1860s. Native of Mount Airy, PA. See X. Beidler: Vigilante by Fitzgerald & Bertsche. See X. Beidler Battled Indians, Billings Gazette,...
    • 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...
    • Bennighoff, Julia

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Benninghoff, George Fredrick. Hotels--Montana--Billings. Grand Hotel (Billings, Mont.)
    • Arrives in Montana on April 5, 1896. Sister of George Fredrick Bennighoff. Operated the Grand Hotel from 1896-1922. See Early Hostelries Play Important Role, Billings Gazette, November 29, 1936, p.14. See Bennighoff Hospitality, Billings...
    • Bennighoff, Julia, bio

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Benninghoff, George Fredrick. Hotels--Montana--Billings. Grand Hotel (Billings, Mont.)
    • Arrives in Montana on April 5, 1896. Sister of George Fredrick Bennighoff. Operated the Grand Hotel from 1896-1922. See Early Hostelries Play Important Role, Billings Gazette, November 29, 1936, p.14. See Bennighoff Hospitality, Billings...
    • Bivens, Claudia

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Walker. Bivens, Horace. Phyllis Wheatley Club (Billings, Mont.)
    • Daughter of Walker Browning. Claudia was President of the local Phyllis Wheatley Club, an African-American organization. Wife of Capt. Horace Bivens. Capt. Bivens retired from the U.S. Army on July 19, 1913 and settled in Billings, Montana. ...
    • Bivens, Claudia, bio

    • 1936-06-18
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Walker. Bivens, Horace. Phyllis Wheatley Club (Billings, Mont.)
    • Daughter of Walker Browning. Claudia was President of the local Phyllis Wheatley Club, an African-American organization. Wife of Capt. Horace Bivens. Capt. Bivens retired from the U.S. Army on July 19, 1913 and settled in Billings, Montana. ...
    • 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...
    • Blake, D.P.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blake, Frederick? Blake, DP (Mrs.)
    • Frederick Blake? 1933
    • Blake, D.P.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blake, Frederick? Blake, DP (Mrs.)
    • Frederick Blake? 1933
    • Blake, Mrs. D.P.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Photo of Mrs. D.P. Blake milking a cow.
    • Brown, Mary Alice

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • Brown, Mary Alice, bio

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • Browning, Mrs. Walter

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. Browning, Walker. First Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.) First African Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.)
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning about 1872. Arrived in Montana in 1883. Walker Browning died in 1925. See his story in Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings Gazette, February 8, 1925, p....
    • Browning, Mrs. Walter, bio

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. Browning, Walker. First Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.) First African Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.)
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning about 1872. Arrived in Montana in 1883. Walker Browning died in 1925. See his story in Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings Gazette, February 8, 1925, p....
    • 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...
    • Burkman, John

    • 1923
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bent, William, 1809-1869. Sibley Expedition, 1863. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th. Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
    • Born 1839. Came out West with William Bent in 1859. Of German descent, fought at Civil War Battle of Wilson Creek with 5th Missouri Volunteers. With Sibley during 1863 Sioux Campaign. Served with George Armstrong Custer and Seventh Cavalry...
    • Calamity Jane

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Canary, Martha.
    • Martha Canary, known as Calamity Jane, was one of the west's most legendary characters. She owned a cabin on Canyon Creek, west of Billings, and lived in Billings in 1894. See Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend by James B. McLaird. See...
    • 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...
    • Calhoun, Bill

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Livingston (Mont.)
    • A Bertha Calhoun, who died in Billings, as announced in the Billings Gazette on March 17, 1933, had a brother WB Calhoun who lived in Livingston. Her sister May was the principal of Orchard in 1933. There was a William B. Calhoun who was a...
    • Camp, Charles, D.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Laurel (Mont.) Bankers--Montana. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Born July 2, 1860 in Odell, Illinois. Brother of Edgar B Camp and Rose Camp Coombs. Married Anna B. Matthews on January 14, 1870. Lived in Laurel. Worked at Columbus stone quarry. Director for the Citizens National bank of Laurel. Died 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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....
    • Chapple, Charles (REPEAT)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Pharmacists. Photograph collections--Montana--Billings.
    • Born March 9, 1877 in Ontario, Canada. Owned Chapple Drug Store - See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. See Old Timers to Greet Chapple, Billings Gazette, February 7, 1943, p. 1. Had a collection of...
    • Chapple, James (REPEAT)

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

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Laurel (Mont.) Clare, Laura Lottie Amer. Clare, Sam.
    • See story about Lotte Clare in Trunks Locked Forty Years, Billings Gazette, January 18, 1948, p 21, and Early American Books, Billings Gazette, February, 29, 1948, p.21. Full name was Laura Lottie Amer Clare. Wife of Sam Clare of Laurel. ...
    • 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...
    • Clark, Dr. Andrew

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Clark, Harriet Victoria Foxton.
    • Pioneer doctor who arrived in Billings in 1898. See Pioneer Billings Physician Dies, Billings Gazette, March 8, 1943, p.1, and Once Upon A Time, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1963, p4. Member of the Billings Saddle Club who raised horses. His...
    • Clark, Dr. Andrew

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Clark, Harriet Victoria Foxton.
    • Pioneer doctor who arrived in Billings in 1898. See Pioneer Billings Physician Dies, Billings Gazette, March 8, 1943, p.1, and Once Upon A Time, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1963, p4. Member of the Billings Saddle Club who raised horses. His...
    • 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...
    • Colvin, Lin

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • In 1883, Frank McCormick married Mrs William H Colvin, widow of a professor who taught at the University of Ohio. She had two children, Linn L. and Edith Colvin, who came to Junction, with their mother and step-father. See Early Day Women,...
    • 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...
    • Connelly, Frank

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Frank G. Connelly, son of Frank and Flora Connelly. President of the Billings Chamber in the 1930s and President of Rotary Club. Member of the Hilands Golf Club. Married to Mabel. Died in 1971. See Frank G. Connelly, Civic Leader, dies,...
    • Connelly, Frank B.

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

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Powell, Minnie May. Park City (Mont.). Corwin, John W.
    • Arrived in Montana in 1899. Minnie May Powell married JW Corwin on February 27, 1898 in Kinross, Iowa. Wife of Park City merchant, John W. Corwin. Corwin, with his brother Dr. Frank E, developed Electric Hot Springs at Corwin Springs. John...
    • Corwin, Mrs. John W. (Powell, Minnie May), bio

    • 1921
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Powell, Minnie May. Park City (Mont.). Corwin, John W.
    • Arrived in Montana in 1899. Minnie May Powell married JW Corwin on February 27, 1898 in Kinross, Iowa. Wife of Park City merchant, John W. Corwin. Corwin, with his brother Dr. Frank E, developed Electric Hot Springs at Corwin Springs. John...
    • Cothron, Freda Wilkinson

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cothron, G.G.
    • Likely the wife of GG Cothron. Father was AJ Wilkinson. Her mother died in June 1925 - See Pioneer Woman Dies Suddenly, Billings Gazette, June 14, 1925, p.6.
    • Cothron, T.A.

    • 1950
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cothron Thurston A. Yellowstone County (Mont.) Treasurer's Office.
    • Thurston A. Cothron. Yellowstone County Treasurer from 1935-1938. Yellowstone County Assesser for 23 years, 1939-1962. Died in 1962 - See Thurston A. Cothron Dies, Billings Gazette, April 20, 1962, p.8.
    • 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...
    • Crippen, Henry C.

    • 1922
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Dunham, Gertrude. Progressive Party (1912). Lawyers--Montana. Montana Fish and Game Commission.
    • Billings Attorney. Moved to Billings, via Minnesota and North Dakota, in 1901. Married Gertrude Dunham in Billings in 1904. Progressive candidate elected in Yellowstone County for State Legislature in 1912. President of the Yellowstone County...
    • Dahlstrom, Mr & Mrs Jacob

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Immigrants--Sweden. Johnson, Chirstina. Dahlstrom, Jacob. Arnot (Pa.).
    • Born in Sweden. Christina Johnson married Jacob Dahlstrom in Arnot, Pennsylvania in either 1891 or 1892. They had a son, Carl, and two daughters, Laura and Mrs. Carl Larson (in 1949). Lived at 516 North 31st. Christina died in early November...
    • Danford, George L.tif

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, George. Story, Margaret Ann Guy. Noble County (Ohio) Canyon Creek Ditch Company (Billings, Mont.). Pioneers of Eastern Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born May 14, 1857 in Noble County, Ohio. Came to Billings area in 1880. Known as the ""Father"" of the Canyon Creek Irrigation canal - See Canyon Creek Ditch Company, Billings Gazette, April 19, 1936, p.15. Ditch company was organized in July,...
    • Danford, Mrs Joe (Sarah)

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, Sarah. Danford, George L. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.).
    • Mother of George Landon Danford (GL Danford). Husband Joe Danford mentioned in Capitalism on the Fontier by Van West. She died in 1918 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery. Their daughter, Maggie or Margaret, was married to John Guy 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...
    • Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod

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

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Deal, William (Wm). Deal, William (Mrs.). Huntley (Mont.). Farmers--Montana. Deal, William Jr.
    • There was a William Deal who farmed in Huntley in the 1880s. Had six boys and two girls - one son, William, died in 1940 - See Huntley Man Dies, Billings Gazette, February 27, 1940, p.3.
    • Decker, Jean (Mrs. JP)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Miner, Josephine. Red Wing (Minn.). Miles City (Mont.).
    • Born in Red Wing, MN in 1862, Josephine Miner married Jean P. Decker in 1910. Arrived in Montana in 1882. Lived in Miles City. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell for six page story. She was still alive in 1936.
    • Decker, Jean (Pony Express)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Decker, Jean P. Pony express. Reporters and reporting. Big Timber Pioneer (Firm). Seattle post-intelligencer. Butte Miner. Miles City Journal. Billings gazette (Billings, Mont.). Newspaper editors....
    • Billings Gazette Editor in the 1890s - See Story of Crow Dog, Billings Gazette, April 9, 1934 and Pioneer Printers Recall, Billings Gazette, April 13, 1930, p24. Jean P. Decker was also the owner of the Big Timber Pioneer about 1910. He was a...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Dunne, E.W. (Edward)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Fort Keogh (Mont.) Huntley (Mont.) Knights of Pythias. Hoskins and McGirl. Postmasters--Montana--Billings. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.).
    • Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Indian War veteran, who helped construct Ft Keogh at Miles City. Homsteaded near Huntley in 1878. Worked for Hoskins and McGirl. See History of Montana by Miller. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Married Anna...
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Flanagan, Joe

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

    • 1942
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • She was born at Mission Creek (the first Crow Agency) on Mar. 6, 1875. Married Reverend John Frost at Livingston in 1895. Mary Amelia Frost, resided in Montana all her life died at age 77 - See Early Montana Resident Dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • 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...
    • Gallaher, P M

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Parmly Billings Library. Billings Polytechnic Institute. Goss, Florence E. Lord.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R.

    • 1882
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (Billings)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (portrait)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hill, Mrs. Thomas

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hill, Thomas P.
    • Wife of Thomas P. Hill.
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Klenck, Henry C

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States. Army. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Farmers--Montana.
    • Born May 28, 1857 in Bremen, Germany. Arrived in Montana as a soldier on July 10, 1876 at the scene of the Custer Battlefield - See Yellowstone Man Helped Bury Victims, Billings Gazette, August 3, 1924, p.5. Served in the US Cavalry from...
    • Lamey, Dan

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • From Minnesota and arrived in Clark Fork Bottom by 1880. The father of William Lamey and Mary P. Morgan. Daniel homesteaded along where Cemetery Road was located on the Billings Bench. He also worked on construction of the Northern Pacific...

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