Beaverhead County, Montana 1870-1888

Beaverhead County, where the first town of eastern Montana was laid off in 1802, contains 4,2110 square miles. More than any other part of Montana, it reminds the traveler by its nomenclature of the journey of Lewis and Clarke in 1805, containing Horse Prairie, Willard Creek, Beaverhead Rock, and the pass by which these explorers



1863 Settlers to Beaverhead County, Montana

William B. Carter, born in Ohio April 23, 1840. At the age of 223 years he came to Montana with a horse-team, and established himself on Alder Creek, freighting goods from Salt Lake for 4 or 5 years, in company with E. C. Bennett, who came with him from Ohio. Bennett died. Carter married Anna



Biographical Sketch of Willard Sitton

WILLARD SITTON. Although Oregon County, Missouri, is well known for the energy, enterprise and push of its farmers, Willard Sitton stands at the van in this industry, and has shown much wisdom and good judgment in the conduct of agricultural affairs, and, through his own endeavors, has won an enviable reputation. He is a prominent



Biography of Joseph F. White

Among the public officials of Lincoln County is Joseph F. White, who is now serving as sheriff. A native of Iowa, he was born in Allamakee County, July 4, 1854, and traces his ancestry back to the Emerald Isle, whence his grandfather, Andrew White, emigrated with his family to New Orleans. For many years he



Biography of George H. Holmes

GEORGE H. HOLMES. – Among the prominent and successful agriculturists an stockmen of the county, there are none that take rank above the gentleman, whose name is at the head of this article, and whose enterprising and capable efforts in the lines that he pursues have resulted not only in success for himself in his



Holmes, George H. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon George H. Holmes was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1855. In early childhood he crossed the plains with his parents to Bannock City, Montana. Later the family came to Walla Walla and in 1868 they located at Cove, which was his home until early manhood. Mr. Holmes was one of the



Bailey, C. R. “Bill” – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon The Rev. Ron Kratzer of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate at the service for Cloyed Richard (Bill) Bailey, a long-time Baker resident to be held Friday at 2 p.m. in The Beatty Langrell Chapel of the Valleys. Private interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Bailey, who



Moore, Leila Afton – Obituary

Leila Afton Moore, 79, a former Baker and La Grande resident die June 20 in Redlands, Calif. Mrs. Moore was born Dec.3, 1907 in Lima, Mont. She married William H. Moore on May 4, 1934. He died Nov. 12, 1971. They lived in Baker a number of years before moving to La Grande. She lived



True, Etta Severns Mrs. – Obituary

Etta Severns True, 87, a former Baker City resident, died April 1, 2002, at Hermiston. Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Susan Barnes of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mrs. True was



Residents of Bannack City, Montana 1862

Besides the Fisk, Minesota Wagon Train, there were at Bannack City and that vicinity in the winter of 1862-3: John Ault Harry Arnett and brother James M. Arnoux William Babbett Ephraim Bostwick (killed by Crows on Bighorn River 1863), George S. Bachelder William H. Bell (died at Bannack Nov. 12, 1862, the first death in



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