Following a brief illness J. M. Montgomery, one of Kittitas Valley’s oldest residents died at the Ellensburg General Hospital Friday afternoon [October 29, 1937].
Mr. Montgomery was born at Scio, Linn County, Oregon, June 30, 1852. Until 1881 he lived with his family in Salinas, Calif., when he moved to Kittitas County where he lived the remainder of his 56 years.
Besides owning a farm in the Broadview District where he has made a home since 1881 he operated a freighting line from various supply points until the railroad was built into this section in 1886.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louisa McCumber Montgomery; a stepdaughter, Mrs. David Bowles; a grandson, Lonnie Rasmussen; a sister, Mrs. Annie Wheeler, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Rev. F. L. Pedersen of the Methodist Episcopal Church conducted the funeral services held at 2 o’clock from the Honeycutt Chapel. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman