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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. ...
    • Allard, Dr. Louis W.

    • 1931
    • Allard, Dr. Louis W.; Allard, Mrs. W.L.; Allard, Harriet T.; St. Vincent Hospital; Rush Medical College; St. Mary's Hospital; Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth; St. Vincent Hospital School; Polio; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • “In the 1920s, the United States Health Bureau recognized Allard, then the chief orthopedic surgeon in Billings, as one of the country’s leading public health officials for his work at St. Vincent Hospital.” Great Falls Tribune, 125 Montana...
    • Allard, Mrs. Harriet T.

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

    • 1865
    • Allen, Colonel J.I.; Allen, J.I.; Allen, Ike; Allen, Jirah Isam; U.S. scout; "They Gazed on the Beartooths, Volume 2"; Columbus, MT; Pioneers
    • Photo of Colonel J.I. Allen with "U.S. Scout" on front. Photo appears to be circa 1865.
    • Allen, Colonel J.I.

    • 1900
    • Allen, J.I.; Allen, Colonel J.I.; Allen, Ike; Allen, Jirah Isam; U.S. scout; "They Gazed on the Beartooths, Volume 2"; Columbus, MT; Pioneers
    • Photo of Colonel J.I. Allen with "Columbus, Mont." on front. Photo appears to be circa 1900.
    • Allen, Harry Mortimer

    • 1883
    • Allen, Harry Mortimer; Allen, Henry Clay; Gray, Harriet L.; Allen, Harriet L.; Young Men's Christian Association; Congregational Church; Commerce Club; Rotary Club; Allen, Lillian Stevens; Allen, Frank Herbert; Allen, Edwin Gray; Allen, John Henry;...
    • Photo of Harry Mortimer Allen with 1883 on front, referring to subject's date of arrival in Montana.
    • Allen, Harry Mortimer, bio

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

    •  
    • Allen, Lillian; Allen, Edwin; Allen, Harry Mortimer; Adams, Abbie Lord; Talcott, Lillian; Talcott, Carlin Martin; Talcott, Allen Gray; Northern Pacific Railroad; Woman's Century Club; Yakima, WA; Daughters of the American Revolution; Orthopedic...
    • Photo of Lillian Allen Talcott and Edwin Allen, daughter and son of Harry Mortimer Allen and Abbie Lord Adams. Edwin was possibly a Billings High graduate killed during World War I.
    • Allen, Lillian, bio

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

    • 1920
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole
    • Born July 20, 1859 in Monroe, Michigan. Worked with Northern Pacific Railroad. Insurance and postmaster in Billings. Appointed Billings postmaster in 1913. Lived at 227 Wyoming Avenue. Wife Julie's 1954 obituary lists Ihree sons, Sidney C....
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole and sons

    • 1900
    • Armitage, Thomas Cole and sons
    • Born July 20, 1859 in Monroe, Michigan. Worked with Northern Pacific Railroad. Insurance and postmaster in Billings. Appointed Billings postmaster in 1913. Lived at 227 Wyoming Avenue. Wife Julie's 1954 Obit lists Ihree sons, Sidney C....
    • Armstrong, Dr. Henry E.

    • 1900
    • Armstrong, Henry E Dr.
    • Early Day physician and surgeon in Billings and Eastern Montana. Practiced in Jamestown, N.D. before arriving in Billings in 1898. Worked at original St. Vincent's Hospital on Division Street. Close friend of the Mayo Brothers of Minnesota. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Belanger, Mrs. Mary Jane

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McCormick, Thomas. Belanger, Frank. Belanger Severa W. Belanger, Severe W. Baxter, Portas.
    • Daughter of Thomas McCormick of Rexville, NY. Married Frank Belanger at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin in 1865. Came to Billings in 1904. Lived at 804 North Broadway. Member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Husband died about 1915. Her Son...
    • 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...
    • Bill Rixon and John Booz.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, William. Booz, John B. Cooks. Drugstores. Farmers--Montana.
    • William Rixon: One of the three Rixon brothers. John Booz: There was a John B. Booz who was a cook for Paul McCormack's 7-Bar-7 and later farmed on the Billings Bench, as well as earning money in oil and livestock - See Booz and Partner Call...
    • Billings, Frederick

    • 1875
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Northern Pacific Railway Company. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Billings, Julia Parmly. Billings, Parmly.
    • Born in Vermont on September 27, 1823. Resident of Woodstock, Vermont. President Northern Pacific Railway (1879=1881). Billings County, ND and Billings, Montana named for him. Investor in the Minnesota & Montana Land & Improvement Co. (town...
    • 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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • Blackford, Mrs. George N.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blackford, George N. Haydon, Frances. Hines, T.S. (Mrs.) Lappas, Clem (Mrs.) Blackford, George L. Blackford, Mary Alice. Spaeth, Paul K. (Mrs.) Wallace, W.H. (Mrs.)
    • In 1909 George N. Blackford married Miss Frances Haydon of Billings and to them was born six children. In 1939, their children were Mrs. T. S. Hines, Mrs. Clem Lappas, George L. Blackford and Miss Mary Alice Blackford, all of Billings; Mrs. Paul...
    • Buckhouse, Barbara Chapple

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

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Canary, Martha.
    • Martha Canary, known as Calamity Jane, was one of the west's most legendary characters. She owned a cabin on Canyon Creek, west of Billings, and lived in Billings in 1894. See Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend by James B. McLaird. See...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Chapple, James (REPEAT)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Pharmacists. Physicians--Montana. Carriages and carts.
    • James Chapple was born in Canada. He came to the U.S. about 1897. Worked in his brother's drug store for many years. See Chapple's Drug Store, 40 Years, Billings Gazette, February 19, 1932, p. 6. See Dr. James Chapple dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • Chapple, Mr. and Mrs. Lou

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lawyers--Montana. Goss, Marion G. Chapple, Marion G. Chapple, Louis W.
    • Louis W. and Marion G. Chapple. Louis was a lawyer. Attorney At Law. See Billings Gazette, 1907, p31. Marion's maiden name was Goss. Parents of famous World War II hero, Wreford ""Moon"" Chapple. Interrred at Mountview in 1961.
    • Clare, Lotte A.

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Laurel (Mont.) Clare, Laura Lottie Amer. Clare, Sam.
    • See story about Lotte Clare in Trunks Locked Forty Years, Billings Gazette, January 18, 1948, p 21, and Early American Books, Billings Gazette, February, 29, 1948, p.21. Full name was Laura Lottie Amer Clare. Wife of Sam Clare of Laurel. ...
    • 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...
    • Corle, Mrs E.H.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Corle, Edmund H.
    • Perhaps wife of Edmund H. Corle. Born May 3, 1876. Possibly the sister of Mrs. Elmer Summers. EH Corle's nephew was Ralph Smith of Meeteetse, Wyoming. An Iola S Corle died March3, 1947. Buried at Mountview Cemetery. Edmund died June 10,...
    • Cothron, T.A.

    • 1950
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cothron Thurston A. Yellowstone County (Mont.) Treasurer's Office.
    • Thurston A. Cothron. Yellowstone County Treasurer from 1935-1938. Yellowstone County Assesser for 23 years, 1939-1962. Died in 1962 - See Thurston A. Cothron Dies, Billings Gazette, April 20, 1962, p.8.
    • Cramer, M.W.

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Ranchers--Montana. Farmers--Montana. Owens, Anna. Yellowstone County (Mont.) County Commissioners. Businessmen--Montana.
    • Monroe W. Kramer. Prominent cattleman, farmer, and legislator. Came out west with his brother Ward H. Cramer in 1877. Married Anna Owens in Billings on December 17, 1889. Listed as County Commissioner from Laurel from 1906-1912. Director of...
    • Crouch, Rev. Charles D.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Clergy. Billings Deaconess Hospital. Crouch, Beulah Adams.
    • Methodist minister and District Superintendent, Yellowstone District, Montana Conference. Spearheaded building Billings Deaconess Hospital and associated with Deaconess hospitals in Montana. Wife was Beulah Adams Crouch. See Montana, Its...
    • Danford, Mr & Mrs Washington

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Danford, Washington Irwin. Danford, Margaret Craig. Canyon Creek (Yellowstone County, Mont). Clarks Fork Valley (Mont. and Wyo.).
    • Washington Irwin Danford (born 1860 / died on May 31, 1913)and Margaret Craig Danford (Born 1859 / died on January, 5, 1906) settled west of Billings at Canyon Creek and then along the Clark's Fork. See Laurel's Story, A Montana Heritage by...
    • Davis, Martha J. and Family

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

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

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

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

    • 1894
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mayors--Montana. Businessmen--Montana. Surveyors--Montana. Coulson (Mont.) Clerks of court--Montana. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. McAdow, Perry W.
    • Fred Haskel Foster was Billings' Mayor in 1889 and 1893. Formed a business partnership with Perry W. McAdow in 1881 at Coulson. Robert, his father, came to Billings from Minneapolis in 1882 and started Foster's Addition subdivision. N P...
    • 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...
    • Fraser, Miss Chris

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Daughter of Alexander & Agnes Fraser. Listed in the 1901 Polk City Directory as Christina Fraser. In the 1904 City Directory she's not listed in 1904 � married?
    • Fred Rixon's Drugstore 2 (Fred Rixon, Harley Huebner, and Miriam Morris)  Huebner on the right.

    • 1926
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Drugstores. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Rixon, Alvaritta Mundell. Businessmen--Montana. Huebner, Harley. Morris, Miriam. Music teachers. Simmons, Gustave.
    • Frederick Rixon: Owner of the drug store. Harley M. Huebner: Moved to Billings in 1926. Owner of Huebner's Prescription Pharmacy. He married Alvaritta Mundell October 31, 1928, at Watertown, S.D. In 1933 he purchased the Patterson Northside...
    • Frederick Panton Rixon

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Rixon, Frederick Panton. Legislators--Montana. Clerks of court. Volunteer fire fighters--Montana. Rixon, Maude Boyle.
    • The son of John & Susanna Rixon, Frederick Panton Rixon was born in Ontario, Canada on November 23, 1874. He came to Montana in April, 1883. Brother of Harold and William Rixon. Brother of Rebecca Helen Rixon Bates, Eleanor Rixon Fristchi,...
    • 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...
    • Frye, Mr. & Mrs. Mason (Maggie)

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coulson (Mont.).
    • Lived at 240 Custer Avenue. Mrs. Frye's mother was Mrs. Sarah Thompson (a Coulson resident in 1882) - See Tea at Frye Home, Billings Gazette, February 11, 1934. See Sarah Thompson story in Montana Monographs by O'Donnell.
    • 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...
    • Garrity, Henry & Mary

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Probably Sister and Brother. Henry and Mary are listed as students in the 1904 directory living at 3209 Minnesota Ave - father likely Michael Garrity. Mary M. Garrity and Patrick Dixon filed for marriage in December 1919. Mary may have attended...
    • 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...
    • George, W. B.

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Mayors--Montana. Young Men's Christian Association (Billings, Mont.) Legislators--Montana.
    • Leading Billings businessman and politician. Assessor and County Treasurer before becoming Mayor of Billings in 1901. See History of Montana by Miller, Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Saunders. Wife was Virginia Sleeper. ...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Graham, Mrs. JT

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Huntley (Mont.).
    • Sister of Dr. Henry Chapple. Member of St. Luke's Episcopal. Broke her arm in a fall December 16, 1904. Lived on the Huntley Flats.
    • Graham, Mrs. JT2

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Huntley (Mont.).
    • Sister of Dr. Henry Chapple. Member of St. Luke's Episcopal. Broke her arm in a fall December 16, 1904. Lived on the Huntley Flats.
    • Griggs, George

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Mayors--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Bands (Music).
    • Mayor of Billings in 1890 and from 1895-1897. Announcement of his appointment as Mayor in Billings Gazette on December 3, 1890. Theo Griggs, a brother, described in detail visiting George A. Griggs, his brother, in the 1890s - See Early Day...
    • Guiler, Rev John Lewis (named is misspelled Guyler)

    • 1925
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Hammer, Mr. & Mrs.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hammer, Arnold R. Hammer George H. Bell, Theda. Bankers--Montana. United States. Army.
    • This is Arnold R. Hammer or George H. Hammer, the two sons of Adolph E. and Ragna Hammer (married in 1893). Theda Bell married Arnold R. Hammer Jr. in 1922 in Billings (she died December 08, 1973). Arnold was born in 1896 which could set him up...
    • Hannah, Mrs. R. T. (Amelia)

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

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

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Harris, Minnie B. Harris Charles L. Harris, Charles E.
    • There was a Charles L. Harris, an attorney from Hysham. If that's the case, then this is Minnie B. Harris, former long-time resident of Hysham, who died in Omaha, Nebraska in 1958. There was a Charles E. Harris of Montpelier, Idaho, who...
    • 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. ...
    • Hays, Mrs. George (Jennie Jones)

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hays, Jennie Jones. Hays, George Miller.
    • Jennie Jones Hays was married to George Miller Hays. She was born on June, 14, 1868 in Anglesia, North Wales and came to Montana in 1886. Member of St. Luke's Episcopal. She died in 1946 - See Former Billings Resident Dies, Billings Gazette,...
    • 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,...
    • Henry Chapple Portrait

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Physicians--Montana. Coroners.
    • Dr. Kelly came to Billings in 1882. Listed in 1883 Polk Directory as a physician and surgeon with an office over Fenske's Store, in early Billings. See Progressive Men of Montana and History of Montana by Leeson. Filed for a homestead on April...
    • Kelly, Luther Sage

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans. Scouting (Reconnaissance). Indian agents.
    • A frontiersman born in New Jersey, Kelly served in the Union Army during the Civil War. A guide, scout, and hunter in the Yellowstone River Valley region in the late 1860s and 1870s in Montana. His original hand drawn map of the Yellowstone...
    • 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...
    • Kirk, Richard

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Grocers.
    • Co-owner of Kirk's Grocery with his brother Thomas in the 2900 block of Minnesota Avenue. Richard Kirk came here from England in 1900, and established a grocery, in which his brother Thomas became partner. Stayed with relatives in Scotland from...
    • 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...
    • Lamport, Grant

    • 1880
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Grant died by 1931 - His widow Mary E., along with daughter Montana Lamport and Grant F. Jr., are listed living at 204 S 29th in the 1933-34 City Directory.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lindesmith, E. W. J.

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

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

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lloyd, John G. Lloyd, Captain Jack.
    • Is this John G. Lloyd, the local homesteader, or Captain Jack Lloyd, famous western story teller and the 'Burning Daylight' of Jack London's book, who visited Billings in April 1944. I'm going with unknown for now.
    • 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,...
    • 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...

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