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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...
    • Hansen, Jack

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • 1910 seated in 2 cylinder Maxwell (car). There was a Jack Hansen living in Billings in 1916. Automobiles--Montana. Maxwell Motor Company.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Corwin, G.F.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • A GF Corwin of Foster is listed in the Gazette in 1909. Possibly married and living in Hardin in 1929.
    • Charters, J.H.

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • A James H. Charters was in the Lewistown, Montana area in the 1920s.
    • Kemnitz, Martin

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • A Martin Kemnitz died at the age of 92 on December 21, 1941.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hershey, Dr.

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hershey, A. H. Pharmacists. Journalists.
    • A.H. Hersey. Born in Belfast, Maine in 1850, and arrived in Helena in 1874. Was the pioneer druggist (Doc Hersey) in Billings. Moved to Helena by 1894 and worked and wrote for newspapers. He wrote for the Helena Journal, Butte Miner and...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hannah, Mrs. R. T. (Amelia)

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hannah, Amelia. Hannah, Robert T. Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Amelia's husband, Billings' Police Sergeant Robert T. Hannah, was killed in the line of duty in July, 1904. He was killed during a robbery at the Owl Saloon in downtown Billings. His name is on the Mavity Law Enforcement Memorial in front of...
    • Flanagan, Mike

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Broomcorn broom industry. illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. See Flanagan Family Came West, Billings Gazette, April 15, 1956. ...
    • An early Farmer and rancher who worked with the Northern Pacific Railroad and grew broom corn and operated a broom factory in the 1890s. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. Broom Factory story and photo of...
    • O'Donnell, ID (REPEAT)

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Louise Roeser. Businessmen--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Farmers--Montana. Sugar beet--Montana. United States Reclamation Service.
    • An Important civic leader of Billings, Ignatius Daniel (I.D. or Bud) O'Donnell was born September 19, 1860 in Ontario, Canada. Arrived in Miles City, April 10, 1882. Friend of Parmly Billings and Edward Bailey, he ran the Billings Farm in...
    • O'Donnell, Ignatius Daniel

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

    • 1892
    • Pioneers--West (U.S.) Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.
    • Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 � November 3, 1926), was born Phoebe Ann Moses. An American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's talent led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. See The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley...
    • Calhoun, Donald and J.H.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Calhoun, J.H.
    • Announcement of the death of Pioneer JH Calhoun by his son Donald on April 16, 1919. JH Calhoun came to Montana in 1884 and lived in Billings till 1911. Died in Los Angeles.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • O'Donnell, Ignatius D.

    • 1918
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Louise Roeser. Businessmen--Montana. Irrigation--Montana. Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
    • At Custer Battlefield.
    • Hunter, Sam

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

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

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. North, Hattie Swartz. Real estate developers. Falls (Accidents). Glacier to Gulf Highway Association.
    • Austin North was born May 20, 1869, in Dallas County, Iowa. He married Hattie Swartz on November 19, 1884. He was a Billings real estate developer (North Real Estate Investment Company) and important town booster. He constructed �The...
    • 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...
    • Buckhouse, Barbara Chapple

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Buckhouse, Jack M. Chapple, Charles J. Montana State University (Missoula) Game wardens--Montana.
    • Barbara Chapple, daughter of Charles J. Chapple, was engaged to Jack M. Buckhouse of St. Ignatius April 22, 1939. They married on May 17, 1939 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Miss Chappie was a graduate of Montana State University at Missoula. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bachellor, N.C.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Sheep--Montana Livestock--Montana--1870-1900
    • Billings Gazette of April 15, 1887 said that NC Bachellor purchased 500 sheep pelts.
    • Bachellor, N.C., bio

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Sheep--Montana Livestock--Montana--1870-1901
    • Billings Gazette of April 15, 1887 said that NC Bachellor purchased 500 sheep pelts.
    • Sanderson, Charles, bio

    • 1936-06-25
    • Sanderson, Charles; Sanderson, Jennie Van Wagenen; Sanderson, Robert Blake; Shaw, Amanda; Sanderson, Wilbur F;Sanderson, Helen E; Sanderson, Edith M; Northern Pacific Railroad; Red Cross; Liberty Loans; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Elks...
    • Biographical facts for Charles Chester Sanderson including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated June 25, 1936.
    • Spear, Charles, bio

    • 1935-03-07
    • Spear, Charles; Spear, Willis; Ferguson, Jane; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Charles Spear including parents' names, names of children and route travelled to Montana. Appears to be dated March 7, 1935.
    • Slayton, Dalon F., bio

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    • Slayton, Dalon F.; Slayton, Gardner Pierce; Slayton, Katherine Elizabeth; Slayton, Laverne Carter; Slayton, Max Elwin; Fort Benton; 209 North Broadway; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Dalon F. Slayton including parents' names, names of children and route travelled to Montana. Document undated.
    • Allen, Dr. William Alonzo, bio

    • 1936-06-25
    • Allen, Dr. W.A.; Allen, William Alonzo; Allen, Marie Finkelnburg; Finkelnburg, Marie Francesco; Finkelnburg, August; Buesch, Mary; Huston, Josephine; Allen, William Orwin; Delfoss, Matilda; Allen, Maurine; Yager, Lelah; Allen, Lelah Corrine; Allen,...
    • Biographical facts for Dr. William Alonzo Allen including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated June 25, 1936.
    • Truscott, Emily Kennedy, bio

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    • Truscott, Emily Kennedy; Truscott, Harry Walter; Kennedy, William; Sanborn, Judith Ann; Truscott, John Kennedy; Red Cross; Daughters of the American Revolution; Northern Pacific Railroad; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Emily Kennedy Truscott including parents' names, names of husband and child and route travelled to Montana. Document dated October 18, 1936.
    • Walk, Emmaline, bio

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    • Walk, Emmaline; Davis, Emmaline; Walk, John J.; Dunclap, Elizabeth; Davis, Samuel; Walk, Alice; Peckham, Alice; Walk, Edith; Sayer, Edith; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Emmaline Walk including parents' names, names of husband and children and route travelled to Montana. Document undated.
    • Van Dyke, Edward, bio

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    • Van Dyke, Edward Earl; Van Dyke, Earl; Van Dyke, Jane; Van Dyke, Edna Eileen; Van Dyke, Alice B.; Caple, Nellie; Van Dyke, Nellie; Prospector; Mountaineer and Guide in Deed and in Truth and in Spirit; Red Lodge, Montana; Cody, Wyoming; Clarks Fork...
    • Biographical facts for Eward Earl Van Dyke including parents' names, names of children and route travelled to Montana. Document undated.
    • Allen, Harry Mortimer, bio

    • 1925-03-07
    • Allen, Harry Mortimer; Allen, Henry Clay; Gray, Harriet L.; Allen, Harriet L.; Young Men's Christian Association; Congregational Church; Commerce Club; Rotary Club; Allen, Lillian Stevens; Allen, Frank Herbert; Allen, Edwin Gray; Allen, John Henry;...
    • Biographical facts for Harry Mortimer Allen including parents' names, names of children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated March 7, 1925.
    • Truscott, Harry Walter, bio

    • 1936-10-18
    • Truscott, Harry Walter; Truscott, Sally Kennedy; Truscott, Samuel; Hogner, Louise; Truscott, John Kennedy; Billings Commercial Club; Rotary Club; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Harry Walter Truscott including names of parents, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document appears to be dated October 18, 1936.
    • Walk, John J., bio

    • 1935-10-03
    • Walk, John J.; Walk, Emmaline; Davis, Emmaline; Walk, Joseph A.; Walk, Alice; Crandell, Alice; Peckham, Alice; Walk, Edith; Sayer, Edith; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for John J. Walk including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated October 3, 1935.
    • Scally, John William, bio

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    • Scally, John William; Grover, Harriet Marcella; Scally, Thomas; Brown, Ann; Scally, Margaret Ruth; Scally, Lillian Marcella; Scally, William Grover; Scally, Harriet Marie; Scally, Ann Elizabeth; Northern Pacific Railroad; Billings, MT; Cincinnatti,...
    • Biographical facts for John William Scally including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated January 11, 1929.
    • Allen, Lillian, bio

    • 1936-06-12
    • Allen, Lillian; Allen, Edwin; Allen, Harry Mortimer; Adams, Abbie Lord; Talcott, Lillian; Talcott, Carlin Martin; Talcott, Allen Gray; Northern Pacific Railroad; Woman's Century Club; Yakima, WA; Daughters of the American Revolution; Orthopedic...
    • Biographical facts for Lillian Allen Talcott including parents' names, name of child and route travelled to Montana. Document dated June 12, 1936.
    • Sommerville, Louis Peter, bio

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    • Sommerville, Louis Peter; Sommerville, Lulu A.; Sommerville, William; Perkins, Julia; Camf, Mrs.; African Methodist Church; Dulmar Lodge; Jackson Lodge of Elks; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts for Louis Peter Sommerville including parents' names and name of wife. Document dated November 19, 1934.
    • Yegen, Margaret, bio

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

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    • Smith, Peter Herman; Soule, Lillian Velza; Billings, MT; Mayor; Communal Club of Billings; Rathbone Lodge; Knights of Pythias; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Biographical facts of Peter Herman Smith including name of wife and route travelled to Montana. Document dated August 1928.
    • 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...
    • Crowe, Richard R.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lay ministry. Contractors.
    • Born 1849. Came west from Boston and arrived in Billings in 1882. Methodist lay preacher. Contractor credited with building Lincoln School. Daughter married William Renwick of Billings in April, 1896. See Flag at Half-Mast, Billings Gazette,...
    • Crowe, Richard R.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lay ministry. Contractors.
    • Born 1849. Came west from Boston and arrived in Billings in 1882. Methodist lay preacher. Contractor credited with building Lincoln School. Daughter married William Renwick of Billings in April, 1896. See Flag at Half-Mast, Billings Gazette,...
    • 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...
    • Ryan, Ethan B.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Ryan, Ethan Bates. Ranchers--Montana--Musselshell County (Mont.)
    • Born about 1860; he arrived in Montana in 1885. A Billings Cattleman and son of famous cattleman, Matt Ryan. The youngest brother of the well known Ryan Brothers Cattle Company Ranch on the Musselshell - See Ryan Brothers Operated on Big Scale,...
    • Mashaw, Fred

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Peck, Sadie
    • Born about 1861 in New York. Married Sadie Peck on December 11, 1894 at the Park hotel in Billings. He was vice president of Yegen Brothers for a number of years. He died December 2, 1941. Sadie A. Mashaw, 83, wife of Fred, and a Billings...
    • 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,...
    • O'Donnell, Mrs. Frank (Ellen M.)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Ellen M.
    • Born about 1869 in Massachusetts. A daughter, Margurite, was born in Montana about 1906.
    • Lobdell, Mrs. H. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Crow Indians. Lobdell, Nellie Reed.
    • Born about 1887. A member of the Crow Tribe (1906 Tribal roll - Kite (Crow)). Nellie Reed Lobdell was married to Harry C. Lobdell, until his death in 1942. Harry was 18 years older. She married at age 18 years. She remarries and becomes Mrs....
    • Brown, Judge

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Andersonville Prison. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons. Osburn, Mary Alice.
    • Born April 20, 1841. Prisoner of War at Andersonville in 1864 during the Civil War. Mary Alice Osburn married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Mayor of Big Rapids, Michigan in 1873. Moved to Billings in 1908. Judge Michael...
    • Griffin, T M (Thomas M)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Born Dec. 3, 1868, at Corry, PA. Mr. Griffin was married Jan. 18, 1898, in Bozeman. Father of BW, Farrell and TM Jr. Northern Pacific Railroad Conductor. Worked for NP for 45 years. Members of First Methodist church. Wife, Anna M....
    • Harmison, W. H. (Bill)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harmison, William Henry. Harmison, Johanna. Root, Anna.
    • Born December 28, 1844 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Came to Montana in the summer of 1864. William Henry Harmison died on August 19, 1923 and buried at Mountview Cemetery. See William Henry Harmison in Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Goss, Mrs. James R. (Florence)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Goss, Florence.
    • Born Florence Lord on May 7, 1850 in Sharron, Michigan. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to James R. Goss. Florence Lord Goss died in 1937 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery - See Local Pioneer, Mrs. Goss, Dies, Billings...
    • 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,...
    • Issac, Joseph

    • 1878
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Issac, Catherine (Boschert). Hysham (Mont.)
    • Born in Alsace-Lorraine on February 10, 1847. Settled at Pease Bottom after having been mustered out of the army at Fort Custer In 1878. Joseph married Catherine Borchert and had 10 children. He passed away on March 13, 1898 in Pease...
    • Issac, Catherine (Boschert)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Issac, Joseph. Hysham (Mont.)
    • Born in Baden, Germany on March 27, 1855 to Nicolaus Boschert and Crescentia Weber. Catherine married Joseph Isaac on July 7, 1873 near Laramie, Wyoming. They had 10 children. She developed the ranch property after her husband's death in...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Leavens, Robert1

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bankers--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans. Montana National Guard.
    • Born in Beverly, New Jersey on August 24, 1869. Arrived in Montana June 1881. Moved to Billings in 1894. Wife was Ella Lamport, married in 1897. Director of the Yellowstone Merchant's Bank and Mayor of Billings in 1913-1915. Was in the...
    • Leavens, Robert

    • 1922
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bankers--Montana. Spanish-American War Veterans. Montana National Guard.
    • Born in Beverly, New Jersey on August 24, 1869. Arrived in Montana June 1881. Moved to Billings in 1894. Wife was Ella Lamport, married in 1897. Director of the Yellowstone Merchant's Bank and Mayor of Billings in 1913-1915. Was in the...
    • 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...
    • Peckham, Alice

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Peckham, Alice Walk. Peckham William B. Singers. Musicians. Teachers--Montana. Real estate agents.
    • Born in Colorado in 1879, she came to this area in 1878 or 1881 with her parents, John J and Emaline Davis Walk. Walk family portrait in Coulson in Western Heritage Center collections. She finished her music (voice) training at Boston...
    • Frith, Henry A.

    • 1922
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Huntley (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans. Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925.
    • Born in Edinburgh Scotland on April 13, 1847. Early settler in Yellowstone County was a soldier, miner, rancher, Indian trader and lawyer. Served under General Nelson Miles in 1877-78. Ranched at Huntley Project. See History of Montana by...
    • Frith, Henry A.

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy--Montana.
    • Born in England in 1860, the Reverend Charles Herbert Linley was the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church, Billings in 1888-1890. Became a naturalized citizen in 1894. Went to Church of the Holy Spirit in Missoula in 1890 through at least 1900....
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Fraser, Judge Alexander

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Huntley (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. City council members--Montana. Justices of the peace.
    • Born in Keith, Scotland, July 15, 1842. Lived in Uruguay. Wife was Agnes - married about 1869. Children were Janet, James, Christina, William, Edward, Jack. Alexander was a rancher near Huntley in 1877 - may be first in present...
    • Hart, Judge Alonzo Putnam

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Coulson (Mont.) Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Born in Kentucky on February 7, 1847, Alonzo Putnam Hart, came to Montana in 1869 after serving in the 7th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. He marched with Sherman to the sea in the Civil war. Settled at Coulson in 1881 and then Billings. ...
    • 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...
    • Hiber, W. H. older portrait

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Winter wheat--Montana.
    • Born in LaSalle, Illinois, April 17, 1866 or 1869, son of August and Jane Hiber. Came to Montana from Topeka, Kansas about 1899. Emma Jones Hiber was granted a divorce from her husband, W. H. Hiber in December 1907, and awarded custody of the...
    • Hiber, W. H. with horse

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Horses--Montana.
    • Born in LaSalle, Illinois, April 17, 1866 or 1869, son of August and Jane Hiber. Came to Montana from Topeka, Kansas about 1899. Emma Jones Hiber was granted a divorce from her husband, W. H. Hiber in December 1907, and awarded custody of the...
    • Hiber, W. H. younger portrait

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Winter wheat--Montana.
    • Born in LaSalle, Illinois, April 17, 1866 or 1869, son of August and Jane Hiber. Came to Montana from Topeka, Kansas about 1899. Emma Jones Hiber was granted a divorce from her husband, W. H. Hiber in December 1907, and awarded custody of the...
    • Feyler, Samuel

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • Born in Maine, March 9, 1869. Farmer came to Billings in 1882. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley by Western Historical. Died 1941, buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • Renwick, Mrs. Bertha

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Renwick William C. Renwick, Bertha Crowe.
    • Born in Massachusetts on December 27, 1874, Bertha Crowe, a daughter of Richard R. Crowe, arrived in Montana in 1882. She married William C. Renwick. They had three children; Beatrice (1897), William Bruce (1902), and Edward Cardwell (born...
    • 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...

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