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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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 Castle�,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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, 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Guy, Mrs. O D (Victoria)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Guy, Victoria Stellnach. Guy, Orlando.
    • Born in Minnesota on December 23, 1882, Victoria Stellnach Guy was the wife of Orlando D. Guy. Arrived in Montana, from Minnesota, in 1897. Married O.D. Guy on December 29. 1903, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. She died in December, 1936 - See...
    • Morgan, J. A.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morgan, John A. Lamey, Mary P.
    • Born in New York about 1863. John A. Morgan arrived in Montana about 1885. Arrived in Billings about 1887. See An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley. Married to Mary Lamey of Minnesota in 1891 or April 10, 1892. They moved to...
    • Lobdell, H. C.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lobdell, Harry C. Postmasters--Montana.
    • Born in New York, Harry C. Lobdell was postmaster at St. Xavier for more than forty years. Married to Nellie Reed. Was a nephew of Colonel Louis Babcock, pioneer Billings businessman. Died in September 1942 - See St. Xavier Man's Rite,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Drum, H B (Harry)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drum, Harry Beacher. Ranchers--Montana. Stillwater County (Mont.)--Painted Robe Creek. Pittsburg (Pa.). Fort Benton (Fort Benton, Mont. : Fort). Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born in Pittsburg in 1859. Harry Beacher Drum came to Montana via Fort Benton in 1880. Married Lillias (Lillian) Rae in 1890. Three children. Register at Billings Land Office and early rancher at Painted Robe Creek. See Montana Monographs by...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Glenn, John A.

    • 1945
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blacksmiths. Ranchers--Montana. Silesia (Mont.). Law enforcement officers--Montana--Big Horn County.
    • Born in The Dalles, Oregon, December 9, 1864. He married Susan Elizabeth Farwell in Billings, July 29,1898 (daughter of Mary Horseguard & Marcus Farwell). Operated blacksmith shop on Susie's 160 acres at Silesia. Government blacksmith in Pryor...
    • 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...
    • Camp, Charles, D.

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

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

    • 1917
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bill-posting. Billboards. Stage managers.
    • Born May 7, 1847. Lived in Nebraska. Was a billposter - a man who hung poster advertising. Major John W. Gates, manager of Billings Billboard Company in 1909 - See Oldest Bill Poster, Billings Gazette, May 2, 1909, p. 6. Stage manager for the...
    • 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...
    • Guy, Orlando D

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cowboys Montana. Guy, Victoria Stellnach.
    • Born September 17, 1872. Rode roundups with Two Dot Wilson in the 1880s. ""Early day cowpuncher,"" who came to Billings in 1889. Married Victoria Stellnach on December 29. 1903, in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Died at the age of 75 in September...
    • Cardwell, Sarah, bio

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Caldwell, Edward.
    • Born September 4, 1958. Wife of Edward Cardwell. Sarah Connelly of Harriston, Ontario, Canada married on March 19, 1884 in Columbus, Montana Area. Mother of two surviving daughters in 1933: Mrs. Peter Yegen Jr. and Mrs. Ben E. Cardwell. Died in...
    • 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...
    • McCormick, Mr. & Mrs. Jim

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

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Penrod, Frederick Billings.
    • Brother of W.E. Penrod, the deputy sheriff. Fred may have been the first white child born in Billings - See Check of Records Shows, Billings Gazette, April 17, 1932.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Connelly, Frank B.

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

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

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings McCormick, Alice. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • Bell, Dr. Frank

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings McCormick, Alice. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • Bell, Frank (REPEAT)

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bell, Alice McCormick. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History. Airplanes--American--1900-1920.
    • Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See...
    • 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...
    • Heagney, Capt.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Heagney, Charles A. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Police--Montana.
    • Charles A. Heagney, a Billings police captain, was born in Rawlins, Wyoming on August 28, 1876. In 1904, Captain Heagney married Miss Anna McAvoy. Members of St. Patrick's. He retired in December, 1941 - See Retired Police Captain Dies,...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Nickey, Blanche V

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

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

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

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

    • 1929
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morse, Eliza B. Morse, Sidney
    • Eliza B. Morse, wife of Sidney F Morse. Sidney was city clerk, county treasurer, N P railroad local agent and chief of police - See An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley and see photo of Eliza in O..E.S. Plans Banquet for Old...
    • LaMotte, Mrs. AB (Elizabeth)

    • 1933
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Elizabeth Fulkerson was born May 13, 1857 in Dryden, New York. She married Allen Billings La Motte (or LaMott). They came to Billings in 1904. LaMotte family wedding - See News of the Week, Billings Gazette, April 18, 1909, p. 2. Her...
    • LaMotte, Mrs. AB (Elizabeth)

    • 1936
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Elizabeth Fulkerson was born May 13, 1857 in Dryden, New York. She married Allen Billings La Motte (or LaMott). They came to Billings in 1904. LaMotte family wedding - See News of the Week, Billings Gazette, April 18, 1909, p. 2. Her...
    • Leavens, Ella

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Ella Etta Lamport of Bloomer, Wisconsin was born June 16, 1877. She married Robert Leavens on December 8, 1897. She is the daughter of George T. Lamport. She came to Montana in 1882. The Leavens lived at Bear Creek from 1897-1901. A daughter,...
    • Leavens, Ella

    • 1942
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Ella Etta Lamport of Bloomer, Wisconsin was born June 16, 1877. She married Robert Leavens on December 8, 1897. She is the daughter of George T. Lamport. She came to Montana in 1882. The Leavens lived at Bear Creek from 1897-1901. A daughter,...
    • Grewell, E L

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Joliet (Mont.). Hobbs Luella Grace.
    • Elza L. (Dick) Grewell of Joliet died on December 11, 1948. See Progressive Men of Montana. Married Luella Grace Hobbs in Joliet on December 25, 1897. See Mrs. Grewell Dies at 85, Billings Gazette, December 5, 1963. Father of Dr. Dean...
    • Devine, Alex (Alexander)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Devine, Alex (Alexander). Newspapers--Montana--Billings. Billings Herald. Butte Miner.
    • Founder of the Billings Herald with E.A. Bromley in June 1882 - See Early Editors Were Frank Fellows, Billings Gazette, July 30, 1933. See History of Montana by Leeson. He was later the business manager of the Butte Miner - See Early...
    • O'Donnell, Frank J.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Francis or Frank was born about 1869 in Michigan. From Saginaw, Michigan region. Stockman - See Good Market for Steers, Billings Gazette, May 28, 1910.
    • Connelly, Frank

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rue, Frank Irvin. Cowboys--Montana. Storytellers.
    • Frank Irvin Rue came to Montana in 1882 as a 14 year old. He worked at the Billings Fabrix Mat Company for 3 years prior to his death of a heart attack. He had just been awarded Best Storyteller during the meeting of the Eastern Montana Pioneers. ...

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