Location: Beaverhead County MT

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 crossed the Rocky Mountains. It is a mountainous district interspersed with a few fertile valleys, and furnishing excellent stock ranges on the bench lands between the valleys and the high ridges. Its population was less than 3,000 in 1880. In 1884, its taxable property was

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 B. Selway in 1868, and settled at Dillon. Frederick Temple, born in Germany Aug. 14, 1840, came to America an infant and lived in Ohio and Missouri until 20 years of age, then went to Colorado, following the rush to Montana in 1863. Mined in

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 resident of Johnson Township, this county, and is deservedly ranked among its successful farmers and stockmen. Mr. Sitton was born in Washington County, Missouri, October 14, 1856, and received a fair education in the common schools of the same. His youthful days were spent in

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 was engaged in merchandising in the Crescent City, and at an early day in the history of Ohio removed to that state, where Joseph P. White, the father of our subject, was born and reared. He married Sarah Heffron, a native of Ireland, and later

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 ventures of business but have aided materially in the advancement of interests of the county and in augmenting its wealth, while also he has always displayed commendable principles of uprightness and sound discretion, as well as unswerving integrity and intrinsic moral worth. George H. Holmes

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 earliest settlers of Wallowa County, residing here at a time when there were only thirteen families in the County. While still a young man, Mr. Holmes proved up on a homestead on Crow Creek, the same homestead being farmed by himself the summer previous to

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 lived at 3589 Broadway St. died Monday, November 20, 1978, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after a long illness. He was 74. He was born Sept. 29, 1904 in Dell, Montana to Otis Palue and Elvina Patterson Bailey. He moved to Baker in 1947 where

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 in Redlands the past two years. She was a member of the Unite Methodist Church of La Grande. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Pitsaros and a son-in-law Ted Pitsaros; a grandson, Chris and a granddaughter, Melinda, all of Redlands; a sister, Jean Harsin of LaGrande;

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 born on July 20, 1914, at Dillon, Mont., to James Monroe Severns and Myrtle Olive Jones Severns. She was a 1933 graduate of La Grande High School and then attended Drapers School of Commerce in La Grande. She married Glen True on Aug. 16, 1941,

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 that camp), Henry A. Bell, Samuel W. Bachelder Joseph Bender David A. Bentley William Buchanan, Stewart Buchanan William Beeken Charles Benson John Bertwhistle R. M. Biggs Patrick Bray, Con. Bray George Brown Joseph A. Browne John Bothwell John Burnett (killed by Indians on Salmon River