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    • 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. ...
    • Bean, Jordan Neil

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bridger (Mont.) Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans Indians of North America--Wars--Utah. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Jordan Bean of Bridger who died in September of 1948. Survivor of Little Castle Valley Fight of June 15, 1881 (near Moab, Utah). He was shot in the temple and played dead. Colorado Historical Society has Jordan Bean's account of battle - The...
    • Browning, Mrs. Walter

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. Browning, Walker. First Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.) First African Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.)
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning about 1872. Arrived in Montana in 1883. Walker Browning died in 1925. See his story in Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings Gazette, February 8, 1925, p....
    • Browning, Mrs. Walter, bio

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Browning, Ruth Merryweather. Browning, Walker. First Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.) First African Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.)
    • Ruth Browning, wife of Walker Browning. Ruth Merryweather married Walker Browning about 1872. Arrived in Montana in 1883. Walker Browning died in 1925. See his story in Walker Browning, Billings Pioneer, Billings Gazette, February 8, 1925, p....
    • 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. ...
    • Calhoun, Donald and J.H.

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

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Perhaps related to Henry D. and Matilda - both buried in Mountview Cemetery. They were married in Osceola Co., Iowa on Nove. 6, 1874 at the home of the brides father Thomas Lightfoot (Ancestry.com). See County Pioneer Dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • Clark, Dr. Andrew

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Clark, Harriet Victoria Foxton.
    • Pioneer doctor who arrived in Billings in 1898. See Pioneer Billings Physician Dies, Billings Gazette, March 8, 1943, p.1, and Once Upon A Time, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1963, p4. Member of the Billings Saddle Club who raised horses. His...
    • Clark, Dr. Andrew

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Clark, Harriet Victoria Foxton.
    • Pioneer doctor who arrived in Billings in 1898. See Pioneer Billings Physician Dies, Billings Gazette, March 8, 1943, p.1, and Once Upon A Time, Billings Gazette, March 24, 1963, p4. Member of the Billings Saddle Club who raised horses. His...
    • Clark, Richard W. ""Dick""

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bozeman Trail. Dairy farms Montana.
    • Pioneer and father of Mrs. Christian Yegen and Mrs. Joe Cochran. Traveled the Bozeman Trail and met Jim Bridger. Clark and AT Ford raised vegetables on the O.N. Newman ranch in 1878. Built ditches at Coulson with PW Bud McAdow. Ran a Dairy...
    • Cothron, Freda Wilkinson

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cothron, G.G.
    • Likely the wife of GG Cothron. Father was AJ Wilkinson. Her mother died in June 1925 - See Pioneer Woman Dies Suddenly, Billings Gazette, June 14, 1925, p.6.
    • Danford, George L.tif

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, George. Story, Margaret Ann Guy. Noble County (Ohio) Canyon Creek Ditch Company (Billings, Mont.). Pioneers of Eastern Montana. Ranchers--Montana. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born May 14, 1857 in Noble County, Ohio. Came to Billings area in 1880. Known as the ""Father"" of the Canyon Creek Irrigation canal - See Canyon Creek Ditch Company, Billings Gazette, April 19, 1936, p.15. Ditch company was organized in July,...
    • Danford, Mrs 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, Mrs. Ruth

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Baker, Ruth Ann. Danford, George Landon. Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.)
    • Born February 24, 1856, Ruth Ann Baker married George L. Danford in Ohio in 1877. Moved to Montana in 1880. Homesteaded east of Billings. See Local Pioneer Woman Dies, Billings Gazette, February 27, 1939. Two sons, Charles C. Danford of...
    • Davis, Martha J. 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • Fenske, TG (Colorized image)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • 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...
    • 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 .
    • Fraser, Jack L.

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bartenders--Montana--Billings.
    • Son of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Born Aug. 17, 1880 in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia. Jack Fraser (A Fraser & Company) listed in 1901-1901 Polk Directory. Wife was Augusta Stark Fraser. Worked at the Stockman. Jack L Fraser, brother of Edward and...
    • Gallaher, P M

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Civil engineers. Surveyors--Montana.
    • Phillip M. Gallaher, a civil engineer and surveyor, came to Billings in the 1880s. Charter member of the Royal Arch Masons in 1886. Ranched in Wyoming in 1900. Mrs. Gallaher had family in Los Angeles as of 1902. Surveyed Bridger to Bearcreek...
    • Gardner,  J William

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

    • 1933
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. Supreme Court.
    • O Fletcher Goddard was born near Troy, Iowa, January 20, 1853. In 1881, he was married at Centerville, Iowa, to Miss Alwilda Stephenson, who died in Billings in 1926. He came to Billings in March, 1883. Member of the Montana State Convention,...
    • Goddard, Judge  O.F.

    • 1883
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. Supreme Court.
    • O Fletcher Goddard was born near Troy, Iowa, January 20, 1853. In 1881, he was married at Centerville, Iowa, to Miss Alwilda Stephenson, who died in Billings in 1926. He came to Billings in March, 1883. Member of the Montana State Convention,...
    • Goss, Judge James (REPEAT)

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Parmly Billings Library. Billings Polytechnic Institute. Goss, Florence E. Lord.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R.

    • 1882
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (Billings)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • Goss, Judge James R. (portrait)

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.) Lawyers--Montana. Judges--Montana. Montana. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. County attorneys--Montana--Billings. Mayors--Montana--Billings.
    • James Goss was born in New York City, April 17, 1848. A Civil War Veteran, James R. Goss, came to Coulson and Billings in 1882. Married Feb. 17, 1878 (or 1879), while In Michigan, to Miss Florence E. Lord. He served as Yellowstone County...
    • 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,...
    • Hershey, Dr.

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

    • 1915
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Montana. Secretary of State. Legislators--Montana. Petroleum industry. Hogan, Kathryn Donovan. Hogan, Katherine A. Donovan
    • See Montana, Its History and Biography by Stout. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on December 23, 1869. A leading attorney in Billings. Married Kathryn (or Katherine A.) Donovan Hogan in 1894. Four children; Ralph, Emmett V. Mary T. and T....
    • Holmes, E. G.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pharmacists. County officials and employees. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Holmes, Sarah E.
    • This is Eugene S. Holmes, a druggist and County treasurer in 1901. Born at Machias. N. Y., October. 9, 1843. Came to Billings in 1882 as Northern Pacific express agent. A partner in Holmes & Rixon. Married to Sarah E. Holmes. Eugene died in...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Losekamp, John

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • McFarland, Chas

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McFarland, Charles. Printers--Montana. Newspaper publishing--Montana.
    • Brother of Henry F. McFarlin. Charles Swan McFarlin was born September 22, 1857, in Wisconsin. Came to Billings, Montana in April, 1883. Harry and Brother Charlie worked as printers and held stock at the Billings Gazette - See Pioneer...
    • McFarland, Henry  F. (Doc)

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

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McFarland, Jennie Staffek.
    • Born May 11, 1875. Jennie Staffek, wife of Henry F. McFarlin. Jennie Staffek arrived in Billings from New York in 1889. They married February 9, 1899. John C. Staffek, her brother, was a cigar manufacturer and ran the �The Pioneer Cigar...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Newman, Charles H

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

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newman, Edwin Martin. Ranchers--Montana. Newman, Flora A. Alling. Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Schools--Montana.
    • Born March 31, 1858 at Croton, Michigan. Son of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, pioneer ranch family. See Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley and Capitalism on the Frontier by Van West. Edwin was rancher who settled east of parent's...
    • Newman, Mark

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Newman, Mark Twain. Ranchers--Montana. Newman, Elizabeth Sheehy.
    • Son of Orson & Elizabeth Newman, pioneer ranch family. Mark Twain Newman was born in April 2, 1877 in Montana. Bought a ranch on Blue Creek in 1903 - See Trails & Tales South of the Yellowstone. Mark T. Newman married Elizabeth Sheehy on...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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