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    • 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 and...
    • 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...
    • Wilson, Charles, (Smokey), article

    • 1936-07-21
    • Wilson, Charles; Smokey; Smoky; Crow Agency; Reynolds, S.G.; Howell, Lewis M.; Howell, Bud; E.O. Standard; Story, Nelson; Scott, Hugh L.; Sorrel Horse; Dixon, Joseph M.; Wilson, John E.; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Newspaper article with biographical information including name of child and route travelled to Montana. Article published in the Billings Gazette on July 21, 1936.
    • Uncle Billy / Crooked Nose

    • 1908
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hamilton Wm. T. Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881. Bozeman, John, 1835-1867. Authors. Trappers--West (U.S.)
    • William T. 'Billy' Hamilton in the photo. See Billings Developing Historical Library, Billings Gazette, June 30, 1927. Crow Indians.
    • Shuart, Reverend

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Shuart, Benjamin F. Clergy--Montana. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.)
    • Reverend Benjamin F. Shuart, first pastor of the First Congregational Church of Billings. Had been a frontier missionary in Kansas and North Dakota before coming to Montana the spring of 1882. Shuart helped solicit funding from Frederick...
    • 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,...
    • Russell, Dr. W.A. (Wilson)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Physicians--Montana. Pharmacists. County health services--Montana--Big Horn County.
    • He is listed in Sod 'n' Seed'n Tumbleweed, A History of the Huntley Project. He arrived in 1908 as a medical doctor and druggist. He helped organize the Huntley bank. He moved to Hardin 1914. By 1919 he was the County Health Officer out of...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Rixon, Mrs. Fred (Maude)

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

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bates, Rebecca Helen Rixon. Bates, Leslie. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Insurance agents.
    • Rebecca Helen Rixon Bates 82, pioneer Billings resident, died in an Oakland, California in November, 1952. Mrs. Bates, known to early Billings residents as ""Becca"" Rixon, was born August 10, 1870 at Milton, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of John...
    • Rixon, Lora Goddard (Mrs. W.P.)

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

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

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Byron, Harriet Woodward. Ring, Wilhelmina Fannie Krone.
    • He came to Livingston, Montana in 1917. Lived in Acton. His first wife was Harriet Woodward. His second wife, Mrs. Fannie Krone, he married in 1927. His Sons were Byron, Theodore, David and Ernest and 3 daughters including Rose and Grace. He...
    • Rinehart, Mrs. J.H. (Jennie or Jeannie)

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

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

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

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Restaurants. Restaurateurs. Dairy farms Montana.
    • Opened a French Caf� on Montana Ave in October, 1883. He was proprietor of the Delmonico Restaurant in 1903 and living at the Rademaker in Billings. By 1910 he was dairy farming and a ranching, east of town. He was a native of France - see...
    • Parker, W.O. (William)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pharmacists. Smith, Lila A. County officials and employees. Farmers--Montana.
    • William O Parker is listed in Progressive Men of Montana. He came to Billings in 1887. He was in charge of Shoemaker Drug Store. He married Lila A. Smith. He was a County Commissioner early 1900s and was Chairman of the Board when the courthouse...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Orrick, Johnnie  (John C) with Forest Young, George Douglas and E. Judd

    • 1913
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Custer (Mont.) Orrick, Cora Wear. Douglas, Anna Sample. Judd, E.H.
    • John C. Orrick: Born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, September 15, 1873, and came to Montana in 1883. Deputy Sheriff of Custer, Montana. Married to Cora Wear (or Weir). Deputy under Billings' Sheriff James Webb - was appointed sheriff after...
    • 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.
    • Nutt, Mrs. Henry S (Jennie N)

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nutt, Jennie Nolana. Nutt, Henry S. County officials and employees.
    • The daughter of John Lewis and Charlotte Vale Guiller, Jennie was born on April 19, 1883 in Ohio. Her husband Henry S. Nutt, clerk and recorder for Yellowstone county, died in March of 1946. Jennie Nolana Nutt died in March, 1968 - See Mrs....
    • 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�,...
    • Nickey, O.W.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Orrin Wilbur. Bankers--Montana. Billings (Mont.) City Clerk. Suicide--Montana.
    • Orrin Wilbur Nickey was born Jan. 19, 1875, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, son of Jonathan J. (or Jerome J.) and Margaret Nickey and was brought by his parents to Billings in 1883. His sister was Alice B. Fraser. He worked at Yellowstone National...
    • Nickey, Mrs. O.W.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Grace Church. Nickey, Orrin Wilbur.
    • Grace Church was born Oct. 21, 1877, in Fremont, Nebraska, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel V. Church. Moved to Billings in 1886. She married O.W. Nickey on September 20, 1904, in Billings. Grace Church Nickey, died unexpectedly in her sleep...
    • Nickey, Mrs. J. J. (Margaret Evans)

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nickey, Margaret Evans. Nickey, Jonathan J. Nickey Jerome J. Ross, Dan A. Suicide--Montana.
    • Wife of Jonathan J or Jerome J. Nickey. Came to Billings from Wisconsin in 1882 or 1883. She is the mother of O.W. Nickey and Mrs. Alice Beulah Fraser (married James Fraser in 1897). Mr. Nickey died in 1896. She remarried his contractor...
    • Nickey, Blanche V

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

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Newman, Orson N. Newman, Elizabeth. Newman, Charles. Newman, Edwin. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Charles and Edwin were the sons of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, the pioneer ranch family. Served four years as deputy sheriff under George Burkey. Charles H. Newman served several terms as county commissioner. Married to C. E. Walk about 1898. ...
    • Newman, Charles H

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

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

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Wife of John C. Guy, former sheriff of Gallatin County, died in Bozeman in 1919 - Mrs. Amanda M. Guy, Pioneer, Is Dead, Billings Gazette, November 19, 1919. The Guys were associated with Custer County and had the post office and store at the old...
    • 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.
    • Mr. Nelson

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nelson, Hans Peter. Nelson, Georgiana Svennes. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Roundup (Mont.) Real estate agents.
    • Hans Peter Nelson married Georgiana Svennes in 1879. They had eight children. Moved to Billings area in 1882. Became the first deputy sheriff of the county. Later the couple moved to Reed Point and then to Roundup, where Mr. Nelson engaged...
    • Mr. Guyler Portrait (Guiler)

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

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Custer (Mont.) Pease Bottom (Mont.) Law enforcement officers--Montana.
    • Robert J. Guy was the son of John C and Amanda Guy of Pease Bottom. Mr. Guy was born in Greenfield, Missouri in 1858. Married Alice Higgins who died in Hysham in 1919. Robert J. Guy, former sheriff of Forsyth, died in December, 1935 - See...
    • Mr. & Mrs. Nutting, L.A. (Lucius Allison) called Lew by friends (Lillie E.)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Nutting, Lucius Allison. Nutting, Lillie Ellis. Ranchers--Montana. Legislators--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Traffic accident victims.
    • Son of Dr. Lucius A and Elizabeth Allison Nutting. Lucious (or Lew) was a Laurel pioneer, rancher, Montana Legislator, and organizer for the Citizens National Bank of Laurel. See his story about the winter of 1886-87 - See Pioneer of Laurel,...
    • Morse, 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • McFarland, Henry  F. (Doc)

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

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. African Americans--Montana. McCabe, William. Browning, Walker. Browning, Ruth Merryweather.
    • She was born June 26, 1876, in Laramie, Wyoming. Came to Billings in 1883. Walker Browning and Ruth Merryweather Browning were the father and mother of Mrs. Lulu McCabe and Mrs. Claudia Bivins - See Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lovell, Nellie

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lovell, Nellie Adams. Order of Eastern Star. Dillon (Mont.)
    • She was born in September, 1871, in Sac City, Iowa. Nellie Adams Lovell came to Dillon in 1906. She was married to George W. Lovell, Dillon businessman. Listed as Grand worthy matron of the grand chapter of Montana, Order of Eastern Star in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Logan, A. C.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Logan, Arthur Charles. Southmayd, Grace. Southmayd, Bessie. School superintendents. Freemasons. Ranchers--Montana.
    • In 1886 he was appointed superintendent of schools by Governor Sam Hauser of the territory of Montana. Mr. Logan was married (first) at Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1884, to Miss Grace Southmayd, who was born at Columbus, Wisconsin, and she died...
    • 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....
    • 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,...
    • Linton, Mrs. W. L.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Linton, Julia Vining.
    • Julia Vining Linton, wife of WL Linton, a pioneer Musselshell country ranchman, merchant and Billings oilman. They married at Lewistown in 1884. They divorced and in 1920 he married Hettie Hungerford at Lusk, Wyoming. He died in June 1930 - See...
    • Lenihan, Rt. Rev. Mathias Clement

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy--Montana.
    • Reverend Mathias C. Lenihan was born at Dubuque, Iowa, on October 6, 1854. Ordained priest at Grand seminary, Montreal, Canada, in 1870. Diocese of Great Falls, created May 8, 1904. Catholic Bishop in Montana - See Roman Catholic Diocese of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Layton, Moss

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newspaper publishing--Montana.
    • He was born in Bonham. Texas, Sept. 27, 1874. Worked at the Billings Gazette as a linotype operator and proof reader - See Local Printer Taken by Death, Billings Gazette, September 1, 1938.
    • Lane, Mrs. James R

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Postmasters--Montana -- Forsyth. Lane James Reeves.
    • Likely Sarah Jane (Jennie) Booth, the Rosebud County / Forsyth widow of James Reeves Lane (he died 1898) - See Early State Arrival, Billings Gazette, July 15, 1951. After husband's death she was the sole support of a family of eight and became...
    • Lamport, Jim, George, Grant

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Civil engineers. County Commissioners -- Montana. Park County (Mont.)
    • George Thomas Lamport: Born in Milwaukee, 1844. Billings' first city engineer - built a cabin near site of Rocky Mountain College that was demolished - See Landmark May Feel Clearance Ax, Billings Gazette, February 25, 1966. George T. Lamport,...
    • 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...
    • Lamey, William

    • 1938
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • Son of Daniel Lamey. Born October 20, 1876, at Sauk Center, Minnesota. Resident of Custer / Yellowstone County since 1880. Farmer. Married in 1923 to Miss Evelyn Gardner at Billings. He died in 1953 - See Heart Ailment Fatal to Man, Billings...
    • Lamey, Dan

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • From Minnesota and arrived in Clark Fork Bottom by 1880. The father of William Lamey and Mary P. Morgan. Daniel homesteaded along where Cemetery Road was located on the Billings Bench. He also worked on construction of the Northern Pacific...
    • 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...
    • King, Thos. Wiley

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

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

    • 1919
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pearson, Olga Constance. Barbers. World War, 1914-1918 Veterans.
    • Louis was born on February 2, 1870 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Louis and wife Olga came to Billings about 1900 where he opened a barber shop. He was a World War I veteran. Operated Gazette Kircheis Barber, 1920s - See Gazette Barber Shop Gets New...
    • Kemp, Ora Francis

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana. Conley, Julia Agnes. C. Carroll, Mary Conley.
    • Ora Kemp, born in Missouri in 1882, farmed just NE of Shepherd starting about 1910. Board member of the Billings Bench Water Association and Midland Empire State Fair. Farmed on the Billings Bench. A Democrat who ran for State representative,...
    • Keiser, Henry

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

    • 1933
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Dudley. YWCA Billings.
    • Julie E. Jones was born May 21, 1854 in Oliver County, Indiana. Father was A.J. McNaught. Married Dudley Jones In Iowa In 1873. Arrived in Billings, Montana in 1886. She was the first president of the YWCA, which was founded in the basement of...
    • Jellison, Mr. & Mrs. T J

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Apple growers. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Born in Bangor, Maine, December 27, 1855. Mr. Jellison settled in the Judith Basin in 1877. Married Nellie Reynolds of Beloit, Iowa. In 1896 he purchase a ranch just south of Billings. TJ Jellison owned apple orchards, south of Billings, in...
    • Issac, 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hurley, Mr. & Mrs. T.

    • 1902
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hurley, Tom. Hurley Nellie. Holland Nellie. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Nellie Hurley was born Sept. 29,1876, in Hancock, Mich., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Holland. Mrs. Tom Hurley arrived in Montana in 1898. She was a teacher. Married to Thomas Hurley in 1900 in St. Cloud. They lived on a ranch south of...
    • 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...
    • Holtman, F. J.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Holtman, Frank Joseph. Holtman, Florence. Labor unions--Montana. Bartenders.
    • Mr. Holtman was born April 2, 1864, in St. Louis, Missouri. Frank Joseph Holtman was secretary of the Billings local of the Bartenders' union. Came to Billings in 1906 and then went to Hardin for a short time to Homestead. Mr. Holtman's wife,...

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