Funeral rites have not been arranged for William L. Carver, about 75, Black Eagle, who died Thursday [September 18, 1947] at his home, 1915 Smelter Avenue. Carver was an early-day Montana cowboy and for many years was deputy sheriff and state stock inspector of Chouteau County. The body is at Croxford’s Mortuary.

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Carver was born in Klamath Co., Ore., and came to Montana in 1886.

Survivors include seven children, Clarence Harold Peterson, a stepson, of Danvers, Mont.; Mrs. Pile Marcoff, Ashuelot, Mont.; Mrs. Rose Mosley, Glasgow; George W. Carver, Highwood; William J. Carver, Black Eagle; James L. Carver, Black Eagle, and Mrs. Sue McElry, Detroit. One brother, James, of Ellensburg, Wash., and four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Pasco, Wash.; Mrs. Hattie Harris, Ellensburg; Mrs. J. H. Ferguson, Ellensburg, and Mrs. J. A. Grimm, Clarkston, Wash., and 26 grandchildren, also are survivors.

Great Falls Tribune, September 19, 1947
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman