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    • Allen, Robert T. Jr.

    • 1920
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr.
    • Born June 6, 1850 in Summerfield, Ohio. Arrived in Billings, August 6, 1882, about the time the train arrives. A City Attorney. Died November 20, 1927 after being hit by a car by the Library on November 11. Son is Roscoe F. Allen, a mining...
    • Allen, Robert T. Jr., bio

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

    • 1884
    • Billings, Frederick. Billings, Julia Parmly.
    • The eldest child of Frederick Billings and Julia Parmly, Parmly Billings grew up the son of a wealthy capitalist, attending the finest schools, traveling to Europe, and being coerced by his father to settle in Billings, Montana Territory in...
    • 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. ...
    • Buchanan, John Franklin

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Mary White. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Montana Legislature. Legislators--Montana.
    • John Franklin Buchanan. Born 1842 in Indianapolis. Arrived in Montana in 1902. Confusion about who he married - maybe Mary White Jones of Minneapolis. Sheep rancher, who ranched west of Billings, near Hesper, and clothing merchant, who served...
    • Buchanan, John Franklin, bio

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Jones, Mary White. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Montana Legislature. Legislators--Montana.
    • John Franklin Buchanan. Born 1842 in Indianapolis. Arrived in Montana in 1902. Confusion about who he married - maybe Mary White Jones of Minneapolis. Sheep rancher, who ranched west of Billings, near Hesper, and clothing merchant, who served...
    • Caldwell, L.H.

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • The 1920 Census lists a Lysander H. Caldwell in Billings, Yellowstone County - he arrived in Montana about 1865. A Lysander H. Caldwell also filed a homestead claim in June of 1909 in the Billings area.
    • Cavender, W.B.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Cowboys Montana. Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
    • Born about 1867. In Montana by 1887 as a cowpuncher. William Cavender, listed as an railroad engineer in 1916. Retired from the Railroad in 1936. Piloted first train into the new Union Depot in 1909 -See N.P. Veteran, 82, Recalls Early Days,...
    • 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,...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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 .
    • Frank, Otto

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana. Ranchers--Wyoming. Pitchfork Ranch (Wyo.)
    • Born in Germany in 1846, Count Otto Franc von Lichtenstein came to America in 1866. Ranched in northern Wyoming - ""A Meeteetse Cattleman"". The Pitchfork ranch of the Big Horn Basin was founded In 1879 by Count Otto Franc von Liechtenstein,...
    • Fraser, Ed (Edward Alexander)

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheep--Montana.
    • Born on July 23. 1882. at Coldbrook. Nova Scotia. An Edward Fraser is listed in the 1901-1901 Polk in Real Estate and Insurance. Father Alexander and mother came to Billings about 1888. Came to Billings 1885 as a 3-yr-old. Listed as a best...
    • 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...
    • Frost, Rev John & wife

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Plenty Coups, Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932. Translators--United States.
    • Baptist minister at Pryor (for Crow) and interpreter for Chief Plenty Coups - Died in 1937 - See John Frost, 64, Indian Minister, Billings Gazette, October 27, 1937, p 1. He was the son of Dr. John H. Frost, a Union surgeon during the Civil...
    • Frost, Reverend

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Plenty Coups, Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932. Translators--United States.
    • Baptist minister at Pryor (for Crow) and interpreter for Chief Plenty Coups - Died in 1937 - See John Frost, 64, Indian Minister, Billings Gazette, October 27, 1937, p 1. He was the son of Dr. John H. Frost, a Union surgeon during the Civil...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Lee, Mrs. Fred

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Hardin (Mont.) Buffalo (Wyo.)
    • Came to Montana in 1886. A Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee lived in Hardin about 1905-1910. A Mrs. Fred Lee lived in Buffalo, Wyoming in 1928.
    • 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....
    • Mashaw, Fred

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Peck, Sadie
    • Born about 1861 in New York. Married Sadie Peck on December 11, 1894 at the Park hotel in Billings. He was vice president of Yegen Brothers for a number of years. He died December 2, 1941. Sadie A. Mashaw, 83, wife of Fred, and a Billings...
    • McAdow, Perry

    • 1895
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Gold miners. Spotted Horse Mine. Coulson (Mont.) Cable cars (Streetcars). McAdow, Clara Tomlinson. Bankers.
    • Perry W. (Bud) McAdow was born in Kentucky to Scottish immigrants early in the Nineteenth Century. As a young man, went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. One of the best known of the early Montana gold mining men and was at Gold Creek,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Morse, Sarah G. Evans and Ollie Meade Messic

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Morse, Sarah G. Evans. Teachers--Montana. County officials and employees. Crow Agency (Mont.)
    • Sarah Evans Morse: Taught at Crow Agency School in the 1890s and became School Superintendent for Yellowstone County by 1908. Executive Secretary of the Montana Tuberculosis by 1916. She died in Hardin at age 61 on January 10, 1933. Grandmother...
    • 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,...
    • 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, 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...
    • 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.
    • O'Donnell, Mrs. Frank (Ellen M.)

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. O'Donnell, Ellen M.
    • Born about 1869 in Massachusetts. A daughter, Margurite, was born in Montana about 1906.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Rowland, Fred Cole

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

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