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    • William P. Rixon (1883)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, William P. Rixon, Laura Goddard. Clerks (Retail trade) Drugstores.
    • The son of John & Susanna Panton Rixon, William P. Rixon, was born in Ontario on July 4, 1876. He came to Montana in April, 1883. His father, John, was associated with the Billings Times and the Billings Rustler. Will married Laura Goddard on...
    • Rowley, Mr. & Mrs. H.W. (Henry Ward)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rowley, Henry Ward. Rowley, Harriet (Hattie) Meeker. Businessmen--Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Surveyors--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. City council members--Montana. Cable...
    • Henry Ward Rowley, was a financial and business leader of Billings. Born in Newton, New York on October 1, 1858, the son of Nelson and Abigail Rowley. See a History of Montana by Saunders, A History of Montana by Miller; and Montana Monographs...
    • Robinson, Wm.  & Thos.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Farmers--Montana. Robinson, William. Robinson, Thomas. Robinson, William A.
    • Unknown. There was a Thomas Robinson who raised turkeys in Hysham in the 1920s. There was also a farmer in Hysham by the name of William Robinson in 1921. A William A. Robinson died in February 1930.
    • Rixon, Mrs. Fred (Maude)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Musicians. Music teachers.
    • She came to Montana as a child with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Boyle. Born June 27, 1879, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boyle, she graduated from Billings High School in 1897. She was married to Fred Panton Rixon in June,...
    • 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...
    • Rixon, Lora Goddard (Mrs. W.P.)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Teachers--Montana. Rixon, William Panton.
    • The daughter of O Fletcher (O.F.)and Alivilda Goddard, Lora was born in Iowa on February 16, 1882. She came to Montana October, 1883. Married William P Rixon on June 19, 1909. She taught music & art in Lewistown for a short time. William P...
    • 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 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 13 (two girls on bicycle) Winifred Rixon Chapple and Maude Boyle Rixon

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Bicycles & tricycles--1890-1900.
    • Maude Boyle came to Montana as a child with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Boyle. Born June 27, 1879, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boyle, she graduated from Billings High School in 1897. She was married to Frederick Panton...
    • Rixon 11 (two girls on bicycle) Winifred Rixon Chapple and Maude Boyle Rixon

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Chapple, Winifred Rixon. Rixon, Maude Boyle. Bicycles & tricycles--1890-1900.
    • Winifred Rixon Chapple, wife of Charles J. Chapple, and sister of Frederick, Harold, and William Rixon. Charles J. Chapple married Winifred Rixon on June 12, 1901 in Billings. She died February 20, 1942. Sister of Maude Boyle Dixon.
    • 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...
    • Rinehart, Mrs. J.H. (Jennie or Jeannie)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Reinhart, Jeannie McKeller. Rinehart, Joseph H.
    • Jeannie McKeller Rinehart was born in 1858 in Canada to Mr. & Mrs. Alex McKeller. She came to Billings in 1890. She married Dr. Joseph H. Rinehart, the physician, Mayor, and County Coroner, in 1890. See Dr. Joseph H. Rinehart in History of...
    • Reynolds, Carrie Brown (Carolyn)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Reynolds, Carrie (Carolyn) Brown. Reynolds, S.G. Crow Agency (Mont.) See They Gazed on the Beartooths by Annin and Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone. See Billings Woman Dies Suddenly, Billings Gazette,...
    • Carrie Brown Reynolds was the wife of the Crow Indian Agent, Major SG Reynolds. She was the daughter of Judge Michael Brown. She came to Billings following her marriage at Big Rapids, Michigan in 1896. They lived at Crow Agency from 1902 to...
    • Rea, Dave

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pruett, Charles J. Bray, Annie E.
    • Unknown - Maybe Charles J. Pruett, with wife Annie E. Bray, who located the rich mine, 'Mayflower,' in Madison county (Whitehall) in the 1890s according to Progressive Men of Montana by Bowen. He died in 1938.
    • 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...
    • Pope, Rev. Joseph

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Coad, Susannah. Clergy--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Legislators--Montana. Temperance--1910-1920.
    • Married Susannah Coad in England in 1890. He was educated in England and came to Montana 1890. He was a Methodist pastor first in Red Lodge and then Congregational minister in Big Timber. He helped organize Sugar Beet Growers Association and...
    • Polly, Mrs. T.W. (Bessie)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Polly, Bessie Walker. Wilkinson, Bessie. Polly, Thomas W.
    • Bessie Walker Polly is listed in Capitalism on the Frontier by Van West as Mrs. T W Wilkinson Polly. She was born on April 16, 1871 in Clarksville, Missouri. In May, 1883 she moved from Missouri to Billings with an emigrant party of 25 or 28...
    • 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...
    • Parker, Mrs. D.M.

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Parker, Jennie L. Cardwell. Parker, Dennis M.
    • She was born in Ontario, Canada, in May, 1856. The wife of Dr. Dennis M. Parker, Jennie L. Parker was the daughter of William & Catherine Cardwell. She came to Montana in November, 1882 and was married in 1885 or January, 13, 1886. She was the...
    • O'Donnell, Ignatius Daniel

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Louise Roeser. Businessmen--Montana. Irrigation--Montana.
    • An Important civic leader of Billings, Ignatius Daniel (I.D. or Bud) O'Donnell was born September 19, 1860 in Ontario, Canada. Arrived in Miles City, April 10, 1882. Friend of Parmly Billings and Edward Bailey, he ran the Billings Farm in...
    • O'Donnell, 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...
    • Nickey, Frank H

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans.
    • Son of Jonathan J (or Jerome J.) & Margaret Nickey. Came to Montana in 1885. Worked in his father's business. Veteran of the Spanish American War. Died at age 66 on August 24, 1936.
    • Nickey, Blanche V

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Suicide--Montana.
    • Daughter of Jonathan J (or Jerome J.) & Margaret Nickey. Clerk of Billings Land Office. Her mother became Mrs. Dan Ross after she re-married in 1902. A few months after her mother's death in 1927, Blanche drowned in a suicide in the...
    • Newman, O.N.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Newman, Orson N. Newman, Elizabeth. Newman, Charles. Newman, Edwin. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Charles and Edwin were the sons of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, the 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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, 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...
    • Nelson, Henry & Goldie

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Twins. Nelson, Henry Parmly. Nelson, Goldie. Nelson, Hans Peter. Nelson, Georgiana Svennes.
    • Henry Parmly and Goldie Ida Nelson, the first twins born in Billings (April 15, 1884).
    • Nelson, Georgiana & Grandson

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nelson, Hans Peter
    • Georgiana's father was the Norwegian immigrant, Gunner Swennes (or Svennes). She was born Jan. 7, 1860, at Sioux City, Iowa. Married Hans Peter Nelson April 12, 1879. Came to Clark Fork Bottom in 1882. Mother of the first twins, H. P. Nelson...
    • 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,...
    • Morse, Sarah G. Evans and Ollie Meade Messic

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morse, Sarah G. Evans. Teachers--Montana. County officials and employees. Crow Agency (Mont.)
    • Sarah Evans Morse: Taught at Crow Agency School in the 1890s and became School Superintendent for Yellowstone County by 1908. Executive Secretary of the Montana Tuberculosis by 1916. She died in Hardin at age 61 on January 10, 1933. Grandmother...
    • 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...
    • McCormick, Mr. & Mrs. Jim

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Junction City (Mont). McCormick, James. Ohara, Mary Jane. Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Brother of Paul, Hugh, John, Frank, Robert and Alphorns McCormick. James and Robert, both older than Paul, came to Montana in 1864 by ox team. James settled near Virginia City and then the Gallatin Valley. James and Paul then settled at...
    • Losekamp, Jacob

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

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

    • 1936
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Kircheis, Louis.
    • Olga Kircheis was born on April 29, 1871, in Sweden, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Pearson. Her marriage to Louis Kircheis took place on Aug. 23, 1892, at La- Crosse, Wisconsin. Olga Constance Kircheis, 78, died in 1949 -Billings Matron Dies...
    • Kelly, Dr. B B (Bishop B)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Coroners.
    • Dr. Kelly came to Billings in 1882. Listed in 1883 Polk Directory as a physician and surgeon with an office over Fenske's Store, in early Billings. See Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Leeson. Filed for a homestead on April...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Issac, Mr. & Mrs. Phil

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hysham (Mont.) Issac, Joseph. Issac, Catherine. Guy, Edna. Sheriffs.
    • Son of Joseph & Catherine Isaac. See History of Montana by Raymer. Married Edna Guy, daughter of Robert Guy, in Myers (near Hysham) in 1905. Phillip was the Treasure County sheriff. He died In 1950 in Hysham. Edna Isaac died in Forsyth in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Holmes, E. G.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pharmacists. County officials and employees. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Holmes, Sarah E.
    • This is Eugene S. Holmes, a druggist and County treasurer in 1901. Born at Machias. N. Y., October. 9, 1843. Came to Billings in 1882 as Northern Pacific express agent. A partner in Holmes & Rixon. Married to Sarah E. Holmes. Eugene died in...
    • Hogan, Martin H.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hogan, John. Hogan, Ben. Hogan Chris. Irrigation--Montana.
    • See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone, Copyright 1983. Brother of John, Ben, and Chris (who died in 1932). Wife possibly Maude. Bought land from Northern Pacific Railroad. Helped build Canyon Creek Canal and lived at Blue Creek. Died in...
    • Hobbs, Albert & Martha

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hobbs, Albert Monroe. Hobbs, Nellie Willis. Hobbs, Martha E.
    • Albert Monroe Hobbs was born at Mindoro, Lacrosse county, Wis., March 18, 1871. He married Nellie Willis In Red Lodge July 27, 1898. Albert Died in 1952 - See Carbon County Resident Dies, Billings Gazette, January 26, 1952. The woman is likely...
    • Hathhorn, Fred H. (Frederick Hosea)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. County attorneys--Montana.
    • Attorney / County Attorney for Yellowstone County. See History of Montana by Saunders. Lawyer with the firm of Hathhorn & Brown. Charter member of the Maverick Hose Company. Exalted Ruler of the local Elks. Wife was Lillian. Died 1913...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hammer, Mr. & Mrs.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hammer, Arnold R. Hammer George H. Bell, Theda. Bankers--Montana. United States. Army.
    • This is Arnold R. Hammer or George H. Hammer, the two sons of Adolph E. and Ragna Hammer (married in 1893). Theda Bell married Arnold R. Hammer Jr. in 1922 in Billings (she died December 08, 1973). Arnold was born in 1896 which could set him up...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Garrity, Henry & Mary

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

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.).
    • Lived at 240 Custer Avenue. Mrs. Frye's mother was Mrs. Sarah Thompson (a Coulson resident in 1882) - See Tea at Frye Home, Billings Gazette, February 11, 1934. See Sarah Thompson story in Montana Monographs by O'Donnell.
    • 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...
    • Fremont, John Charles

    • 1865
    • Fre?mont, John Charles, 1813-1890. Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-'44.
    • John Charles Fr�mont (January 21, 1813 � July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, western explorer, and the 1856 candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. Fremont was a...
    • 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,...
    • Fraser, Miss Chris

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Daughter of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Listed in the 1901 Polk City Directory as Christina Fraser. In the 1904 City Directory she's not listed in 1904 � married?
    • Fraser, Jack L.

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bartenders--Montana--Billings.
    • Son of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Born Aug. 17, 1880 in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia. Jack Fraser (A Fraser & Company) listed in 1901-1901 Polk Directory. Wife was Augusta Stark Fraser. Worked at the Stockman. Jack L Fraser, brother of Edward and...
    • Fraser, 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Devar, Mr & Mrs Chas

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Devar, Charles. Devar, (Mrs.) Charles.
    • Devar, Charles. Devar, (Mrs.) Charles.
    • 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.
    • Danford, Mrs. Ruth

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Baker, Ruth Ann. Danford, George Landon. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born February 24, 1856, Ruth Ann Baker married George L. Danford in Ohio in 1877. Moved to Montana in 1880. Homesteaded east of Billings. See Local Pioneer Woman Dies, Billings Gazette, February 27, 1939. Two sons, Charles C. Danford of...
    • Danford, Mr & Mrs Washington

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, Washington Irwin. Danford, Margaret Craig. Canyon Creek (Yellowstone County, Mont). Clarks Fork Valley (Mont. and Wyo.).
    • Washington Irwin Danford (born 1860 / died on May 31, 1913)and Margaret Craig Danford (Born 1859 / died on January, 5, 1906) settled west of Billings at Canyon Creek and then along the Clark's Fork. See Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage by...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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, Mrs. E.N., bio

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

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

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • Clanton, W.H.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • Billings, Parmly

    • 1884
    • Billings, Frederick. Billings, Julia Parmly.
    • The eldest child of Frederick Billings and Julia Parmly, Parmly Billings grew up the son of a wealthy capitalist, attending the finest schools, traveling to Europe, and being coerced by his father to settle in Billings, Montana Territory in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bailey, Mrs. Herbert Verne, bio

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Brown Lillian Hannah. Bailey Herbert Verne. AL Babcock Hardware Company (Billings, Mont.) Miles City (Mont.) W.B. Jordan & Sons' Company (Miles City, Mont.) Reynolds, SA.G.
    • Lillian Hannah Brown married Herbert Verne Bailey in In Michigan, in July, 1901 - See In Society, Anaconda Standard, July 7, 1901. Sister of Mrs. SA.G. Reynolds. Mr. Bailey was a traveling representative of the AL Babcock Hardware Company of...
    • Bailey, Mrs. Herbert Verne

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Brown Lillian Hannah. Bailey Herbert Verne. AL Babcock Hardware Company (Billings, Mont.) Miles City (Mont.) W.B. Jordan & Sons' Company (Miles City, Mont.) Reynolds, SA.G.
    • Lillian Hannah Brown married Herbert Verne Bailey in In Michigan, in July, 1901 - See In Society, Anaconda Standard, July 7, 1901. Sister of Mrs. SA.G. Reynolds. Mr. Bailey was a traveling representative of the AL Babcock Hardware Company of...
    • 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...

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