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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. ...
    • Alexander, Mrs. Evalyn Marcy

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    • Alexander, Mrs. Evalyn Marcy; Forsyth, MT; Billings, MT; Pioneers
    • Photo portrait of Mrs. Evalyn Marcy Alexander with "Forsyth, Montana" on front.
    • 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.

    • 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, 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, Dr. William Alonzo

    • 1885
    • Allen, Dr. W.A.; Allen, William Alonzo; Allen, Marie Finkelnburg; Finkelnburg, Marie Francesco; Finkelnburg, August; Buesch, Mary; Huston, Josephine; Allen, William Orwin; Delfoss, Matilda; Allen, Maurine; Yager, Lelah; Allen, Lelah Corrine; Allen,...
    • Photo portrait of Dr. William Alonzo Allen. Photo appears to be circa 1885.
    • Allen, Dr. William Alonzo

    • 1920
    • Allen, Dr. W.A.; Allen, William Alonzo; Allen, Marie Finkelnburg; Finkelnburg, Marie Francesco; Finkelnburg, August; Buesch, Mary; Huston, Josephine; Allen, William Orwin; Delfoss, Matilda; Allen, Maurine; Yager, Lelah; Allen, Lelah Corrine; Allen,...
    • Photo of Dr. William Alonzo Allen. Photo appears to be circa 1920.
    • Allen, Dr. William Alonzo, bio

    • 1936-06-25
    • Allen, Dr. W.A.; Allen, William Alonzo; Allen, Marie Finkelnburg; Finkelnburg, Marie Francesco; Finkelnburg, August; Buesch, Mary; Huston, Josephine; Allen, William Orwin; Delfoss, Matilda; Allen, Maurine; Yager, Lelah; Allen, Lelah Corrine; Allen,...
    • Biographical facts for Dr. William Alonzo Allen including parents' names, names of wife and children and route travelled to Montana. Document dated June 25, 1936.
    • 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

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    • 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.
    • Allen, Mrs. W A, bio

    • 1939-08-21
    • Allen, Mrs. W. A.
    • Marie Finkelnburg of Fountain City, Wisconsin married WA Allen.
    • 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,...
    • Anderson, August

    • 1930
    • Anderson, August
    • Photo portrait of August E. Anderson.
    • Appelman, Jennie

    • 1930
    • Appelman, Jennie
    • Photo portrait of Mrs. Jennie Appelman.
    • Armitage, Julie Catherine Whiteside and daughters

    • 1900
    • Armitage, Julie Catherine Whiteside and daughters
    • Julie Catherine Whiteside born at Bearmouth, Montana, July 1, 1870. Married TC Armitage at Drummond on May 7, 1887. 1954 Obit lists daughters as Mrs. William J. Sherry of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Harry F. Adams of Missoula.
    • 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...
    • Babcock, Albert L.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Babcock, Antoinette Packer. Babcock, Lewis C. Hardware stores. County officials and employees. Legislators--Montana. Theaters. Bankers--Montana.
    • Albert L. Babcock was born in Albany, NY in December, 1851. On September 12, 1877, Babcock married Miss Antoinette Packer, of Pontiac, Illinois. Their only child, Lewis C. Babcock, was born at Pontiac, in 1878. They arrived in Montana in 1882...
    • Bachellor, N.C.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Sheep--Montana Livestock--Montana--1870-1900
    • Billings Gazette of April 15, 1887 said that NC Bachellor purchased 500 sheep pelts.
    • Bachellor, N.C., bio

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Sheep--Montana Livestock--Montana--1870-1901
    • Billings Gazette of April 15, 1887 said that NC Bachellor purchased 500 sheep pelts.
    • Bailey, Mrs. Herbert Verne

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Brown Lillian Hannah. Bailey Herbert Verne. AL Babcock Hardware Company (Billings, Mont.) Miles City (Mont.) W.B. Jordan & Sons' Company (Miles City, Mont.) Reynolds, SA.G.
    • Lillian Hannah Brown married Herbert Verne Bailey in In Michigan, in July, 1901 - See In Society, Anaconda Standard, July 7, 1901. Sister of Mrs. SA.G. Reynolds. Mr. Bailey was a traveling representative of the AL Babcock Hardware Company of...
    • Bailey, Mrs. Herbert Verne, bio

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Brown Lillian Hannah. Bailey Herbert Verne. AL Babcock Hardware Company (Billings, Mont.) Miles City (Mont.) W.B. Jordan & Sons' Company (Miles City, Mont.) Reynolds, SA.G.
    • Lillian Hannah Brown married Herbert Verne Bailey in In Michigan, in July, 1901 - See In Society, Anaconda Standard, July 7, 1901. Sister of Mrs. SA.G. Reynolds. Mr. Bailey was a traveling representative of the AL Babcock Hardware Company of...
    • Bair, C.M. (REPEAT)

    • 1890
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Bair, Mary Jacobs. Bair, Alberta. Bair, Marguerite. Lamb, Dave. Bair-Collins Coal Company. Two Leggins Canal--Big Horn County (Mont.)
    • Well Known sheep rancher and businessman. Married Miss Mary Jacobs of St. Johns, Mich., in 1886. Father of Alberta and Marguerite (Mrs. Dave Lamb). Fox Theater / Alberta Bair Theater sits on the site of their home. Large sheep operations at...
    • Bair, Charles M.

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Sheep ranchers--Montana. Jacobs, Mary. Bair, Alberta. Bair, Marguerite. Lamb, Dave. Bair-Collins Coal Company. Two Leggins Canal--Big Horn County (Mont.)
    • Well Known sheep rancher and businessman. Married Miss Mary Jacobs of St. Johns, Mich., in 1886. Father of Alberta and Marguerite (Mrs. Dave Lamb). Fox Theater / Alberta Bair Theater sits on site of their home. Large sheep operations at...
    • Barney, Mrs. Charlie

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Barney, Charlie.
    • Wife or mother of County Commissioner Charlie Barney
    • Bates, John G.

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

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Riggs, Eura. Riggs, Royal. Billings Hardware Company.
    • WW Beeman died in Sacramento in March of 1963. He married Eura Riggs at Whitehall, Montana on Sept. 6, 1898. Secretary and Treasurer of the Billings Hardware Company. Left Billings in the 1920s. Son Royal Beeman was still living in Billings...
    • Beidler, John X.

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

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.Dance halls--Montana--Billings. Billiard parlors .
    • Owned the Dance Coliseum and Arcade Pool Hall in Billings in 1930-1932. On March 12, 1932 dances were suspended because of his ill health. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1932.
    • Bennighoff, Julia

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Benninghoff, George Fredrick. Hotels--Montana--Billings. Grand Hotel (Billings, Mont.)
    • Arrives in Montana on April 5, 1896. Sister of George Fredrick Bennighoff. Operated the Grand Hotel from 1896-1922. See Early Hostelries Play Important Role, Billings Gazette, November 29, 1936, p.14. See Bennighoff Hospitality, Billings...
    • Bennighoff, Julia, bio

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Benninghoff, George Fredrick. Hotels--Montana--Billings. Grand Hotel (Billings, Mont.)
    • Arrives in Montana on April 5, 1896. Sister of George Fredrick Bennighoff. Operated the Grand Hotel from 1896-1922. See Early Hostelries Play Important Role, Billings Gazette, November 29, 1936, p.14. See Bennighoff Hospitality, Billings...
    • 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 Police Force, 1912

    • 1912
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Police--Montana.
    • OW Terrell, Bert Talgo, William Schneider and Enos Nelson: Second Row > Charles Heagney (far left - a jailor), PN Schultz, and Matt Thomas. See Police Trio Looks Back, Billings Gazette, July 25, 1937. Enos Nelson was killed in the line...
    • 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...
    • Billings, Frederick (REPEAT)

    • 1875
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Billings, Julia Parmly. Billings, Parmly. Lawyers.
    • Born in Royalton, Vermont on September 27, 1823. Resident of Woodstock, Vermont. Lawyer in San Francisco at the time of the 1849 gold rush. President Northern Pacific Railway (1879-1881). Billings County, ND and Billings, Montana named for...
    • 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...
    • Birely, Mrs. William

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Birely, Lide Manning. Birely, William. Birely, E.M. Sheriffs--Montana.
    • Lide Manning Birely, wife of William Birely. Born July 30, 1856. Came to Montana in 1880 from Boonesboro, Maryland. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1937. Their son was Sheriff EM Birely in 1920s and 1930s (see E. M. (Cap) Birely,...
    • Birely, Mrs. William, bio

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Birely, Lide Manning. Birely, William. Birely, E.M. Sheriffs--Montana.
    • Lide Manning Birely, wife of William Birely. Born July 30, 1856. Came to Montana in 1880 from Boonesboro, Maryland. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1937. Their son was Sheriff EM Birely in 1920s and 1930s (see E. M. (Cap) Birely,...
    • 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, George N.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blackford, Frances R. Blackford, Mildred. Northern Pacific Railway Company.
    • Born March 24, 1870 in Ohio. Railroad employee for Northern Pacific from 1907-1939. Mr. and Mrs. George Blackford and family had been living in Rapids in 1910. Wife was Frances R. Blackford. Daughter Mildred married in late February, 1933. ...
    • 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...
    • Blake, D.P.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blake, Frederick? Blake, DP (Mrs.)
    • Frederick Blake? 1933
    • Blake, D.P.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Blake, Frederick? Blake, DP (Mrs.)
    • Frederick Blake? 1933
    • Blake, Mrs. D.P.

    • 1925
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • Photo of Mrs. D.P. Blake milking a cow.
    • Boal, Cody

    • 1908
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917. Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934.
    • Grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody. In 1908 Buffalo Bill Cody called his little grandson, William Cody Boal, ""Buffalo Bill the Second."" Mother was Buffalo Bills sister. See Buffalo Bill Is Pleased with City, LaCrosse Tribune, August 19, 1908. ...
    • Boyle, D.

    • 1930
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings Boyle, William. Boyle, Daniel.
    • William Boyle? 1916 or Daniel Boyle? 1933
    • Brennan, Lois

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Music teachers--Montana.
    • A music teacher cited, on September 21, 1919, as a former student in the Billings high school and a music pupil of Ralph Rauh. Studied at the Minneapolis School of Music and Ithaca school of Expression at Ithaca, New York. Taught in Billings and...
    • Brennan, Lois, letter

    • 1920
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Music teachers--Montana.
    • A music teacher cited, on September 21, 1919, as a former student in the Billings high school and a music pupil of Ralph Rauh. Studied at the Minneapolis School of Music and Ithaca school of Expression at Ithaca, New York. Taught in Billings and...
    • Brown, Judge

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Andersonville Prison. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons. Osburn, Mary Alice.
    • Born April 20, 1841. Prisoner of War at Andersonville in 1864 during the Civil War. Mary Alice Osburn married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Mayor of Big Rapids, Michigan in 1873. Moved to Billings in 1908. Judge Michael...
    • Brown, Mary Alice

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • Brown, Mary Alice, bio

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    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Brown, Michael. First Congregational Church (Billings, Mont.) Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society. American Red Cross--1880-1920. Reynolds, Carrie (Mrs.). Reynolds, SG. Crow...
    • Mary Alice Osburn was born on February 9, 1852 in Speedsville, NY. Married Judge Michael Brown in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1870. Moved to Billings in 1908. Husband died in 1915. Member of the First Congregational Church and DAR. Worked with...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Burns, Denny  (Byrne, Dennis)

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Byrne, Dennis. Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895.Indians of North America Wars Montana. Medal of Honor. Fort Custer (Mont.) United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815-1957)
    • Fort Custer - A Dennis Byrne of Ireland is listed as a soldier at Fort Custer at 1877-1880. He was 45 at the time (1880) and had served in the 5th infantry. Also spelled Denis Bryne. Byrne received the prestigious Medal of Honor for...
    • Bux, Mike and Mary

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Lambardozzi, Maria. Grocery trade--Montana. Church of the Little Flower (Billings, Mont.)
    • Michael Bux was born in the province of Faggio, Italy, Nov. 6, 1874. He married Maria Lombardozzi in Italy and they came to Billings between 1901-1906. Members of the Church of the Little Flower Parish. Opened up a grocery store beginning in...
    • 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...
    • Calderwood, Hugh

    • 1917
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Hugh Calderwood was deputized Montana sheriff who killed Pigeon-toed Kid, a notorious cattle rustler, in late April 1908, in the Glasgow area. See Two Montana Men Remembering, Billings Gazette, March 10, 1963, p.46. Rancher who came out west in...
    • Calderwood, Hugh

    • 1950
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Law enforcement officers--Montana. Ranchers--Montana.
    • Hugh Calderwood was deputized Montana sheriff who killed Pigeon-toed Kid, a notorious cattle rustler, in late April 1908, in the Glasgow area. See Two Montana Men Remembering, Billings Gazette, March 10, 1963, p.46. Rancher who came out west in...
    • 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.
    • Calhoun, Bill

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Livingston (Mont.)
    • A Bertha Calhoun, who died in Billings, as announced in the Billings Gazette on March 17, 1933, had a brother WB Calhoun who lived in Livingston. Her sister May was the principal of Orchard in 1933. There was a William B. Calhoun who was a...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Camp, Rose

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Coombs, Rose Camp.
    • See Rose Camp Coombs. Sister of Edgar B. and Charles Camp.
    • Cardwell, Edward, bio

    • 1885
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Bannack (Mont.) Ranchers--Montana. Montana Territory. Legislative Assembly. Council.
    • Born February 18, 1850. Arrived in Bannack in 1872. Virginia City miner. Rancher on Countryman Bottom by Park City and representative to Territorial Council. Delegate to 1889 Constitutional Convention and state senator - see Framers of Montana...
    • Cardwell, Sarah, bio

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

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. McCormick, Alphonsus. Carper, Leo Sr.
    • Mary McCormick was born in Rexville, NY in 1871. Came to Billings in 1893. Daughter of Alphonsus McCormick. Her husband, Leo Carper, Sr., died in March of 1936. Mary Carper had two sons, Leo and James. Sister of Jay McCormick (died November,...
    • 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,...
    • Chafee, C.M.

    • 1910
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Farmers--Montana.
    • C.M. Chafee is listed as a Sunday school superintendent of the First Congregational Church in 1910. Chamber of Commerce member in 1912 - See Interesting Discussion of Market, Billings Gazette, January 5, 1912, p. 6. Possibly Charles M....
    • 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, David

    • 1940
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. United States. Navy.
    • Navy Lieutenant David A. Chapple was the son of Charles and Winifred Chapple. He had two brothers, Charles A. and Dr. Richard R., and a sister, Barbara Chapple Buckhouse.
    • 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.
    • Charters, J.H.

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • A James H. Charters was in the Lewistown, Montana area in the 1920s.
    • Claflin, ""Dad""

    •  
    • 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,...
    • Clanton, W.H.

    •  
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • Clanton, W.H.

    • 1900
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Wool industry--Montana.
    • William Clanton freighted at Ft Benton. Married Miss Elizabeth Hopkins in 1883 and came to Billings. Owned land where Billings Polytechnic was sited. Formed Clanton Sheep Corporation with W.H. Clanton, Henry Rowley & Preston B Moss, as...
    • 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. ...
    • Clare, Samuel Henry

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Farmers--Montana.
    • Sam Clare came to Billings in 1901 with his sister HA Clare and ran an apartment house on North 31st. Listed as a farmer in Laurel. See Cancer Claims Laurel Farmer, Billings Gazette, January 20, 1944, p.6. Married Lotte Amer in Glens Falls NY...
    • Clare, Samuel Henry

    • 1935
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings. Businessmen--Montana. Farmers--Montana.
    • Sam Clare came to Billings in 1901 with his sister HA Clare and ran an apartment house on North 31st. Listed as a farmer in Laurel. See Cancer Claims Laurel Farmer, Billings Gazette, January 20, 1944, p.6. Married Lotte Amer in Glens Falls NY...
    • 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...
    • Colvin, Lin

    • 1905
    • Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings.
    • In 1883, Frank McCormick married Mrs William H Colvin, widow of a professor who taught at the University of Ohio. She had two children, Linn L. and Edith Colvin, who came to Junction, with their mother and step-father. See Early Day Women,...

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