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    • Rank, C.W.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana. Virginia City (Mont.) Pharmacists. Vigilantes.
    • Charles W. Rank was a druggist in Virginia City. He died in December 1939 - See Charles W. Rank is Laid to Rest, Montana Standard, December 10, 1939. See The Vigilantes of Montana; or, Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains, published in 1921 by...
    • Rennick, L.C.

    • 1945
    • Pioneers--Montana. Rennick, Leverall C. Crow Agency (Mont.)
    • There was a Leverett C. Rennick who was stationed for the General Land Office at Crow Agency in 1918 and with the exception of four years when he was at Lander, Wyoming, remained at Crow Agency until 1950. He was born 1887 in Utah. He came to...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Johnson, John (Liver Eating)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Scouting (Reconnaissance) American bison hunting. Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans.
    • Civil war veteran, government scout in the 1870s, buffalo hunter, and deputy sheriff of Red Lodge. According to some newspaper accounts, Johnson was reportedly killed in 1878. The Bismarck Weekly Tribune, March 5, 1878. reported he was at the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Panton, Miss  Jane

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Teachers--Montana. Florists.
    • Miss Jane Panton died in 1915 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery. She was hired as a teacher in the 1880s. She was a florist in 1907. See Minutes of Trustees Yield Facts, Billings Gazette, September 4, 1938.
    • Perrine, C.H. (Charles Herbert)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Surveyors--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Sheep--Montana.
    • He was born September 1, 1855 in New York. He came to Billings with a government survey crew in 1882 (or 1884). In 1907 he was a rancher and sheep man who homesteaded on Duck Creek in 1908. By 1918 he was the Humane Officer at the courthouse...
    • 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...
    • Ross, John

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rowley, Henry Ward. Rowley, Harriet (Hattie) Meeker.
    • Harriet Maria Meeker was born at Fort Ann, New York on September 26, 1860, the daughter of Marian and Lewis Meeker. Came to Billings following her marriage to Henry Ward Rowley. They had six children. The Rowley home, built in 1909, is at 106...
    • 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...
    • Rixon, Mrs. John (Susanna)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Susanna. Rixon, John.
    • John and Susanna Rixon came to Montana in April, 1883. The label on back: Mother of Anna Rixon Reece, Ella Rixon Bates, Winifred Rixon Chapple, Fred, Harold, Will Rixon. She died November, 1922 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery.
    • 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, 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,...
    • 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,...
    • Readon (Riordan), Johnnie

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Riordan, Johnnie J. Irrigation--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Maybe this is John Riordan, Yellowstone county stockman and rancher, and one of the founders of the Canyon Creek Ditch Company. John J. Riordan died January, 1939 at the age of 80 - See State Pioneer Stockman Dies, Billings Gazette, January 10,...
    • Rhoades, Dr. J.P. (John)

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rhoades, John P. Works, Kate J. Businessmen--Montana.
    • There was a Dr. J. P. Rhoades at Castle who worked with the Hensley Brothers. This Dr. Rhoades was born in 1850. Grew up in Bedford, Iowa. He was married to Kate J. Works at Marysville, Missouri, on May 12. 1878. She died In Billings on March...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Randall, Billy

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Randal, William Marquis. Ranchers--Montana.
    • William Marquis Randall, called 'Billy' in North of the Yellowstone, South of the Bulls. Came to Montana 1881 with Northern Pacific railroad. He was the brother of Dick Randall (a native of Iowa), the well known dude ranch operator at the OTO,...
    • Pyle, George

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pyle, George A. Pyle, Ruby. Barbers. Farmers--Montana. Printers--Montana.
    • George A. Pyle came to Montana in 1884. He married Ruby Oct 30, 1909 - she was the first women barber in town on Minnesota Avenue. They homesteaded on Spring Creek. In 1934 he was a farmer on the Billings Bench (Heights). In 1940 he was a...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Polly, T.W.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Polly, Bessie Walker. Wilkinson, Bessie. Polly, Thomas W. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Judges--Montana.
    • He came to Montana in 1882 or 1883. Married Bessie Wilkinson at Lavina in April 1889. They lived in Red Lodge, Ubet, Kendall, and Billings. He was a merchant, city jailer, peace officer and then a Judge. They lived at 235 Terry Avenue. ...
    • 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...
    • Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapple (REPEAT)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Physicians--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Chapple, Martha Murphy. Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent Hospital (Billings, Mont.)
    • Henry Chapple was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He attended Trinity College in Canada. Henry Chapple helped open Chapple's Drug Store in Billings. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. St. Vincent...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • McAdow, Clara L.

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. McAdow, Clara L. Tomlinson. McAdow, Perry 'Bud'. Tomlinson, Dr. C.E. Gold miners. Spotted Horse Mine. World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Women--Suffrage.
    • Clara Tomlinson, a widow and former wife of Dr. Tomlinson, married Perry 'Bud' McAdow on January 6, 1884. Her former husband, Dr. C E Tomlinson, died in Coulson. She sold her Spotted Horse mining claim in Montana for $500,000. Perry and she...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Rowland, Fred Cole

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Farmers--Montana. Rowland, Walter L. Rowland, Bertha May Bonham.
    • In March 1935, a Walter L. Rowland, a son of Fred Rowland died at a CCC camp in Lame Deer. That obit says Fred Rowland lives 6 1/2 miles east of Billings. There were also 4 girls in the family. His wife (possibly Bertha May Bonham) was dead by...
    • 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.
    • Erickson, L

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Erickson L. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.).
    • Perhaps Lawrence J who died in 1950 and is buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Driscoll, Mary Weber

    • 1919
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Driscoll, Arthur Francis. Nurses. Almshouses--Montana. Yellowstone County Poor Farm. Mechanics.
    • Miss Mary W. Weber, age 36, married Arthur Driscoll, age 30, head mechanic of the Laurel Garage, on August 25, 1919. She was a nurse and Director of the County Poor Farm in 1919. Mary Weber was born on June 28, 1886 in Bon Homme County, South...
    • Dover, John H.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Dover, John H. (Henry). Livestock--Montana. Ranchers, Montana. Truck farming--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.). Dover's Island.
    • John Henry Dover came to Coulson in October, 1881. Stock raising. See Billings A to Z by Stevens. See Man of Dover Island by his daughter, Mildred Dover DeCosse. See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell and Capitalism on the Fontier by Van West. ...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Davis, Martha J. and Family

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.) Indianapolis (Ind.). Chicago (Ill.). Davis, Gertrude. Lewis, Gertrude. Lewis, Florence. Oakland (Calif.). Deputy Sheriffs--Montana--Billings.
    • Martha J Davis's daughter Gertrude married Edgar B. Miller of Chicago in 1908 - See Gertrude Davis Wed in Chicago, Billings Gazette, August 14, 1908, p. 2. Mrs Martha J. Davis is listed as living with her daughter Florence (Mrs. Don Lewis) on...
    • Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod

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

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

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Custer (Mont.). Treasure County (Mont.)-- Pease Bottom. Myers (Mont.). Draper, Earl. Construction equipment operators.
    • See Former Custer Resident Dies, Billings Gazette, October 5, 1958. Heavy equipment operator who grew up at Pease Bottom. Father was M.I. Draper of Myers and Custer. Moved to California in 1934. Married Edna Waddell. Their son John M. Draper...
    • Abbott, Teddy Blue

    • 1928-10
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Cowboys--Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Cattle drives--West (U.S.)--History--19th century. Stuart, Mary. Stuart, Granville.
    • Teddy Blue Abbott was a cowboy who started driving cattle to Montana from Texas in the 1880s. His adventures are chronicled in the Montana classic, We Pointed Them North. Married Mary Stuart, the daughter of Montana pioneer, Granville Stuart. ...
    • 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...
    • 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

    •  
    • 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.
    • Chapple, Charles (REPEAT)

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

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Businessmen--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Mayors--Montana.
    • Christian was a leading merchant, banker, philanthropist, politician (Mayor in 1899-1901) and civic leader. Married Laura Clark in August, 1893. State Senator in 1903. The Yegens traveled to Europe in 1910. They had four daughters and one...
    • Browning, W.  (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Browning, Walker. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. African Americans--Montana.
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning at Omaha, October 18,1872. Arrived in Billings from Deadwood in 1883. A recipe is published in a local 1893 Methodist cookbook. Walker Browning died in 1925. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Yegen, Peter (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bakers. Businessmen--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Yegen, Margaret Trepp.
    • Peter Yegen was born on August 7, 1860 in Klosters, Graub�nden, Switzerland, the son of Conrad (or Konradin) and Emerita Prader Yegen and came to America in 1879. Brother John Yegen was one of Bismarck, North Dakota's first settlers in 1872...
    • Renwicks - Likely Mrs. Bertha Renwick with daughter and two sons.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Agricultural implements.
    • William C Renwick: Born April 3, 1871. Married to Bertha Crowe on April 7, 1894, in the parsonage of Billings' First Methodist Church. Created Renwick Implement Company in 1914. Member of the Billings City Council and Midland Empire Fair...
    • Parker, Mrs. D.M. older

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County.
    • She died on August 28, 1939 - See Local Pioneer Dies Monday, Billings Gazette, August 29, 1939. Her son William Cardwell Parker, a former resident of Billings, died in Englewood, Colorado in June 1956.
    • Henry Chapple Portrait

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

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

    •  
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Nelson twins

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Summers, Lottie Vale.
    • Married Reverend J L Guiler in Wheatville, Ohio on April 11, 1880. They came to Billings on Nov. 15, 1885. Lottie Summers Guiler died in 1943 - See Widow of Early Minister Dies, Billings Gazette, May 18, 1943. Buried at Mountview Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Flanagan, Joe

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Soy, Johanna.
    • Joe Flanagan married Johanna Soy in Jefferson, Iowa about 1882. Came to Billings about 1896. She died in January, 1928 - Pioneer Woman Is Dead, Billings Gazette, January 21, 1928, p.2 .
    • Fenske, T G (Theodore Gustave)

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Roeser, Louise.
    • Louise Roeser was born August 15, 1861 in Michigan. Married Ignatius Daniel O'Donnell on October 31, 1887. Arrived in Billings November 4, 1887. They had six children. Louise O'Donnell died April 12, 1925, at age 63, and is buried at Mountview...
    • 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...
    • Beeman, W.W.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Riggs, Eura. Riggs, Royal. Billings Hardware Company.
    • WW Beeman died in Sacramento in March of 1963. He married Eura Riggs at Whitehall, Montana on Sept. 6, 1898. Secretary and Treasurer of the Billings Hardware Company. Left Billings in the 1920s. Son Royal Beeman was still living in Billings...
    • 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...

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