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    • Allard, Dr. Louis W.

    • 1931
    • Allard, Dr. Louis W.; Allard, Mrs. W.L.; Allard, Harriet T.; St. Vincent Hospital; Rush Medical College; St. Mary's Hospital; Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth; St. Vincent Hospital School; Polio; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • “In the 1920s, the United States Health Bureau recognized Allard, then the chief orthopedic surgeon in Billings, as one of the country’s leading public health officials for his work at St. Vincent Hospital.” Great Falls Tribune, 125 Montana...
    • Armitage, Julie Catherine Whiteside and daughters

    • 1900
    • Armitage, Julie Catherine Whiteside and daughters
    • Julie Catherine Whiteside born at Bearmouth, Montana, July 1, 1870. Married TC Armitage at Drummond on May 7, 1887. 1954 Obit lists daughters as Mrs. William J. Sherry of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Harry F. Adams of Missoula.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bill Rixon and John Booz.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, William. Booz, John B. Cooks. Drugstores. Farmers--Montana.
    • William Rixon: One of the three Rixon brothers. John Booz: There was a John B. Booz who was a cook for Paul McCormack's 7-Bar-7 and later farmed on the Billings Bench, as well as earning money in oil and livestock - See Booz and Partner Call...
    • Boal, Cody

    • 1908
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917. Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934.
    • Grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody. In 1908 Buffalo Bill Cody called his little grandson, William Cody Boal, ""Buffalo Bill the Second."" Mother was Buffalo Bills sister. See Buffalo Bill Is Pleased with City, LaCrosse Tribune, August 19, 1908. ...
    • 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...
    • Burns, Denny  (Byrne, Dennis)

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Byrne, Dennis. Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895.Indians of North America Wars Montana. Medal of Honor. Fort Custer (Mont.) United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815-1957)
    • Fort Custer - A Dennis Byrne of Ireland is listed as a soldier at Fort Custer at 1877-1880. He was 45 at the time (1880) and had served in the 5th infantry. Also spelled Denis Bryne. Byrne received the prestigious Medal of Honor for...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. 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...
    • 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...
    • Elliot, Mrs JB

    • 1898
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Elliot, Mrs. JB. Snowy Mountains (Mont.). Ranchers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Roundup (Mont.)
    • Mrs. J.B. Elliot and daughter Goldie took a trip to Europe in 1908. Mrs J B Elliot and Mrs J B Elliot Jr hosted many socials at their home. They traveled extensively - See Billings Girl Back From Five Years in the German Capital, Billings...
    • 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.
    • Flanagan, Mrs. Mike (Mary Gilligan)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mary Gilligan Flanagan.
    • No good information on Mrs. Flanagan. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flanagan had a son on Wednesday, March 31, 1886, in Billings (name is Frank D. Flanagan - Billings Gazette, April 3, 1886). Their son, Frank D. Flanagan, lived In Billings. Her husband...
    • Frank, Otto

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana. Ranchers--Wyoming. Pitchfork Ranch (Wyo.)
    • Born in Germany in 1846, Count Otto Franc von Lichtenstein came to America in 1866. Ranched in northern Wyoming - ""A Meeteetse Cattleman"". The Pitchfork ranch of the Big Horn Basin was founded In 1879 by Count Otto Franc von Liechtenstein,...
    • Fraser, Ed (Edward Alexander)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheep--Montana.
    • Born on July 23. 1882. at Coldbrook. Nova Scotia. An Edward Fraser is listed in the 1901-1901 Polk in Real Estate and Insurance. Father Alexander and mother came to Billings about 1888. Came to Billings 1885 as a 3-yr-old. Listed as a best...
    • Fraser, James G

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Huntley (Mont.) Wool industry--Montana.
    • The photo is likely to be James Fraser Jr., son of the stockman James G. Fraser. His father came to Billings 1886 and at age 13 married Alice Beulah Nickey in Billings, September 24, 1897. They had two sons, Alex and Jim and two daughters. ...
    • Fraser, 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, 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...
    • Fred Rixon's Drugstore 2 (Fred Rixon, Harley Huebner, and Miriam Morris)  Huebner on the right.

    • 1926
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drugstores. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Rixon, Alvaritta Mundell. Businessmen--Montana. Huebner, Harley. Morris, Miriam. Music teachers. Simmons, Gustave.
    • Frederick Rixon: Owner of the drug store. Harley M. Huebner: Moved to Billings in 1926. Owner of Huebner's Prescription Pharmacy. He married Alvaritta Mundell October 31, 1928, at Watertown, S.D. In 1933 he purchased the Patterson Northside...
    • Frederick Panton Rixon

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Legislators--Montana. Clerks of court. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Rixon, Maude Boyle.
    • The son of John & Susanna Rixon, Frederick Panton Rixon was born in Ontario, Canada on November 23, 1874. He came to Montana in April, 1883. Brother of Harold and William Rixon. Brother of Rebecca Helen Rixon Bates, Eleanor Rixon Fristchi,...
    • Frith, Henry A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana. Society of Montana Pioneers. Lawyers--Montana.
    • Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arrived in Montana in June, 1877 as a soldier at Tongue River Cantonment. A rancher, Indian war veteran, sheep herder, and lawyer. Long serving member of the Pioneers' society for Eastern Montana (starting in at...
    • 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...
    • Gardner,  J William

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Surveyors--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Businessmen--Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Possibly J.William Gardner, a charter member (1898) of the Elks Lodge in Billings who lived in Laurel - He was living in Bedford, Virginia in 1929 - See Charter Elks, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1929, p12. Worked on Northern Pacific railroad...
    • 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...
    • Gass, Alexander S.

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Roberts (Mont.) Farmers--Montana.
    • Born in Mexico, Missouri, May 11, 1863, and came to Montana at the age of 17 - See Alexander S. Gass in An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical Publishing. Married Alice Kelly, a native of Ainsley, Nebraska, on May...
    • 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...
    • Glassner, Mrs. Edward (Bellazona)

    • 1945
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hospitals--Montana--Roundup. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Bellezonia (or Bellezona) Kilby Gile was born Oct. 11, 1869. She founded the Roundup hospital in 1908. She married Edward Glassner on January 15, 1909 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Alonzo Kilby, her brother, was murdered near Delphia, Montana, in...
    • 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...
    • Griffin, F F (Farrell F)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Minster, Erna. Swimming pools--Montana--Billings.
    • Likely the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M Griffin. Brother of TM Griffin Jr. They are all listed living together at 223 South 30th Street in 1927 Polk City Directory. Basketball official in 1944 and deputy sheriff in 1950s. A Farrell Griffin...
    • Griggs, George

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy, Methodist. Farmers--Montana. Beekeepers. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Methodist Minister, farmer, and bee keeper, the Reverend John Lewis Guiler was born in Summerfield, Ohio on August 27, 1850. Married Lottie Vale Summers in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. In...
    • Hamilton, Billy (Wm. T.)

    • 1896
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881. Bozeman, John, 1835-1867. Authors. Trappers--West (U.S.)
    • Born in Maine. A companion of James Bridger and John Bozeman, William T. 'Uncle Billy' Hamilton was a trapper, Indian sign talker, author, and one of the first to build a cabin in Missoula. Known as Uncle Billy or by an Indian name, 'Crooked...
    • Hampton, Mrs. Wm. N. (Agatha)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Szitnick, Mary Agatha. Hampton, William N. Women cyclists. Hart-Albin.
    • Agatha Szitnick was one of the first girls to take up bicycling and her bicycling outfit is described - See Arrival of First Bicycle in Billings, Billings Gazette, December 4, 1932. A driver for the Maverick Hose Company, William N. Hampton, her...
    • Hansord, W.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hansord, Wesley. Hansford, Wesland. Bankers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana.
    • Possibly Wesley or Wesland Hansord. 1908 listed under Officers & Directors of Billings State Bank also listed Teller W Hansord; Married as of 1912. Hansord was a rancher and sheep man of the Bozeman and Big Timber areas and a vice president of...
    • Harris, Mrs. C. E.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harris, Minnie B. Harris Charles L. Harris, Charles E.
    • There was a Charles L. Harris, an attorney from Hysham. If that's the case, then this is Minnie B. Harris, former long-time resident of Hysham, who died in Omaha, Nebraska in 1958. There was a Charles E. Harris of Montpelier, Idaho, who...
    • Harris, W. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harris, Walt C. Harris William C. Harris, Mary. Ranchers--Montana.
    • If Walt Harris, then listed in North of the Yellowstone, South of the Bulls; a rancher who died 1918. Also there is a William C. Harris and Mary - Rancher with downtown home on North 23rd in 1933 Polk directory. He is likely wearing a freemason...
    • 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...
    • Hays, Jack

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hays, John L. Hays, John C. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Clerks (Retail trade)
    • Possibly the son of George and Jennie Hays. Their son, John L. Hays, may be this Jack Hays. There was a John C. Hays living at Billings in 1916 who worked as a railroad agent. That John C. Hays died in January 1931 or December 1929 in Helena. ...
    • Herford, Mrs. John B. (Susan)

    • 1886
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Herford, Susan Hamline Whitney. Herford, John Brooke. Teachers--Montana. Postmasters--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Born in 1866. Miss Susan Hamline Whitney, daughter of Lucius Whitney, married John B. Herford. Early County attorney and sheriff. Susan Whitney was an early school teacher - See Subscriptions Financed First School, Billings Gazette, July 24,...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Hough, L. L.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hough Luther L. Businessmen--Montana. Carpenters.
    • Luther L. Hough listed owner of the Post office Basement Furniture Store in 1908, and as a carpenter in 1916 Polk City Directory. Possibly LL Hough and Mrs. Hough who were living in Lincoln Nebraska in December 1933 - Anniversary announcement -...
    • Howard, Mary

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Rosebud (Mont.) Sheep--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Howard, A. McClary Chapman. Philbrick, Freeman.
    • From Maine, Mary is listed as coming to Montana in 1885 (Billings Gazette, July 31, 1932 List of Pioneers). Mary Howard was the first of the girls to enter Montana Territory, meeting her father Sept. 24, 1884, at Rosebud after he and a brother...
    • Huntington, Mrs. William C. (Ella Daylong)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Daylong, Ella M. Huntington William C. Ranchers--Montana. Wild west shows.
    • See History of Montana, 1921, by Stout, Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone and The Montana Cowboy: An Anthology of Western Life by Wanda Rosseland. Ella M. Daylong, a native of Missouri, married Bill Huntington on July 30, 1899. Her...
    • Hurley, Tom

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Butchers. Meat inspection--Montana.
    • Born In Oswego, N. Y.. In 1870, Mr. Thomas Hurley came west In 1889. Listed as a rancher in 1916 Polk City Directory. Established a meat business after removing to Billings. Hide and meat inspector for Billings in the late 1920s. Funeral...
    • 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...
    • Judd, Leo

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Billings Coal and Iron Company.
    • Born in Benken, Switzerland in 1878. Came to Billings in 1908. Listed as a driver for the Billings Coal and Iron Company in 1916 Polk Directory. Listed as the janitor at the Chamber in 1933. Died in early April, 1963 at the age of 82.
    • Keiser, Henry

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crow Indians. Trappers. Carrie Medicine Singer. Dwyer, Julia.
    • Henry Keiser was born in 1849. Came to the Second Crow Agency near Absarokee as a trapper. Married into the Crow Tribe. Married in December, 1882, to Carrie Medicine Singer (or Carrie Spies on the Enemy). Carrie died on December 17, 1922. At...
    • 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...
    • Kelly, Luther Sage

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Scouting (Reconnaissance). Indian agents.
    • A frontiersman born in New Jersey, Kelly served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A guide, scout, and hunter in the Yellowstone River Valley region in the late 1860s and 1870s in Montana. His original hand drawn map of the Yellowstone...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Klenck, Henry C. and Simsel Joseph

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Klenck, Henry C. Simsel, Joseph.
    • Henry Klenck and Joseph Simsel. No information on Simsel. Name may be spelled wrong. Could it be Simek or Samsel. Klenck identified as being on the left, but may in fact be on the right.
    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • Lee, John A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995. Wayman Chapel.
    • Born a slave in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1848. Came to Coulson and Billings, Montana in 1882. One of four Americans of African descent in Billings in 1882. Steward at the Midland Club and then the Billings Commercial Club. Lived...
    • Lee, John A.

    • 1928
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995. Wayman Chapel.
    • Born a slave in Charleston, South Carolina on May 14, 1848. Came to Coulson and Billings, Montana in 1882. One of four Americans of African descent in Billings in 1882. Steward at the Midland Club and then the Billings Commercial Club. Lived...
    • Logan, Dick

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.)
    • Born in Helena on May 18, 1889, Dick Logan was a rancher and landowner in Billings area. Son of AC Logan. Member of the Logan children's orchestra. Manager of the Billings Airport for over 30 years - See Billings Airport Today Is to Stage...
    • Losekamp, 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...
    • Matlock, Stone W.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheriffs. Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Came to Billings in 1888. Photographed in 1926 - See SHERIFF-ELECT TO CHASE RUM RUNNERS IN NEW BUICK, Billings Gazette, December 19, 1926. Deputy sheriff under Sheriff James T. Webb, serving for one term, 1907-1908. Served four terms as sheriff...
    • McAdow, Perry

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Gold miners. Spotted Horse Mine. Coulson (Mont.) Cable cars (Streetcars). McAdow, Clara Tomlinson. Bankers.
    • Perry W. (Bud) McAdow was born in Kentucky to Scottish immigrants early in the Nineteenth Century. As a young man, went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. One of the best known of the early Montana gold mining men and was at Gold Creek,...
    • 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...
    • McFarland, Henry  F. (Doc)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McFarland, Henry Frederick. McFarland, Jennie Staffek. Printers--Montana. Newspaper publishing--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Billings Brass Band.
    • Henry Frederick ""Doc"" McFarlin was Born March 1, 1867 in Wisconsin. Arrived in Billings May 1, 1883. Henry and Brother Charlie worked as printers and held stock at the Billings Gazette - See Pioneer Printers Recall Old-Time Newspapers Here,...
    • Miller, Adam (Horn)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Gold miners.
    • Adam ""Horn"" Miller was born in Bavaria in October of 1839 and moved to St. Louis when he was a child. Followed gold strikes in the west, coming to Cooke City in the early 1870s - See Magazine Article Describes Beauties, Billings Gazette, June 3,...
    • Mr. Guyler Portrait (Guiler)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy, Methodist. Farmers--Montana. Beekeepers. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Methodist Minister, farmer, and bee keeper, the Reverend John Lewis Guiler was born in Summerfield, Ohio on August 27, 1850. Married Lottie Vale Summers in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. In...
    • Newman, Charles H

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

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Newspaper publishing--Montana. Surveyors--Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • He was a pioneer newsman--manager and editor of Billings Gazette. He assisted with the survey of original town site of Billings. He came to Montana in 1881 as a surveyor with Northern Pacific Rail Road. He was a photographer. He left Billings to...
    • Pease, Fellows D.

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

    • 1918
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bakers. Knitters (Persons). Red Cross.
    • Came to Billings and worked for Yegen Brothers Bakery in 1884. Peter Peroe (sometimes spelled Peros) married Emilie Elizabeth Steingruber at Hebron, N. D., in 1893 (she was 14 years younger). Established his own bakery, which was destroyed in...
    • 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...
    • Power, T.C.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana. Power, Thomas Charles. River boats--Mississippi River. Legislators--Montana. United States. Senate
    • Thomas Charles Power (May 22, 1839 � February 16, 1923) was the first Republican senator from Montana, serving 1890-1895. He was a 'Helena Merchant Capitalist.' He was born near Dubuque, Iowa, on May 22, 1839. He attended public school and...
    • Prickett, Dr. O.B. (Orson)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Prickett, Orson B. Townsend, Mary Emma. Physicians--Montana. Postmasters--Montana.
    • Worked at a wagon and carriage factory at Kirksville, Missouri in the early 1890s - he was a medical student at the time. He married Mary Emma Townsend in 1891. Their two children, Everett and Henry, died before them. He is listed in...
    • Prudhomme, Cass

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Businessmen--Montana. Clerks (Retail trade)
    • He was manager at John Losekamp' store and worked at several other retail places. Listed in 1894 City Directory as a clerk. Member of the Elks Club. He died December, 1924 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery - See Death Ends Last Watch,...
    • Rixon 13 (two girls on bicycle) Winifred Rixon Chapple and Maude Boyle Rixon

    •  
    • 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 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...

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