Location: Gallatin County MT

Gallatin County, Montana 1870-1888

Gallatin County, containing 10,000 square miles, was divided between the two valleys of the Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers, and the Belt and Snowy ranges of mountains. The three forks of the Missouri met within its boundaries, making a remarkable and beautiful combination of river and meadow scenery with bench land and mountains. The basin formed by the Gallatin Valley, from the earliest settlement of eastern Montana, has been a favorite resort for home seekers with agricultural tastes. From its lesser altitude it is more generally productive than the country to the west, and became more thickly settled, having a population

1863 Settlers of Gallatin County, Montana

George E. McKinsey, born in Indiana Aug. 22, 1822. In 1854 he removed to Nebraska, remaining there until 1863, when he went to Montana with an ox-team, and mined for three years at Alder gulch. In 1866 he removed to Madison Valley, and established a ferry, but went back to mining the following year, and in 1869 returned to Middle Creek, settling finally near Bozeman in 1871. He married Sarah Anna Wilson in 1850. Andrew Cowan, Hillsdale, born in Ky March 1834, and raised on a farm. Went to Salt Lake from Missouri by stage in 1863, and from there

Carter, Rita – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Formerly of Elgin Rita Carter 80, of Kooskia, Idaho, and formerly of Elgin, died Oct. 20 at her nephew’s home in Boise. Cremation Society of Idaho is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 21, 2009 ___________________________________ Rita Ann H.S. Carter Formerly of Elgin 1929-2009 Rita Ann Heald Seiler Carter, 80, formerly of Kooskia, Idaho, and Elgin, died Oct. 20 at her nephew’s home in Boise, Idaho. Services will be held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah, Idaho, on Nov. 7. Time of service is pending. Cremation Society of Idaho is in charge of arrangements.

Humphries, Richard “Dick” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Richard, “Dick” Humphries, 71, of Baker city died on Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home. Memorial for Mr. Humphries will be held on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church with Pastor Nathaniel Neff officiating. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory, and a Military graveside service will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. A potluck reception will be held at the Senior Center. Richard Alfred Humphries was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri Jan. 8, 1932. He resided in West Yellowstone, Montana from 1937 until 1942. In 1943 he and his

Norton, John Patrick – Obituary

John Patrick Norton, 88, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 31, 2006, at his home. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mr. Jack Pittman will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Oregon Army National Guard. John was born on Dec. 13, 1917, to Almon and Lubelle Wilson Norton. He was one of five children. He lived at Cavalier, N.D., until his family moved to Bismarck. He attended North Dakota School of Forestry for two years before enlisting in the service. During World War II, he

Fagenstrom, Cregor Patrick – Obituary

Cregor Patrick Fagenstrom, 88, died Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Monday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road. Cregor Fagenstrom was born at Great Falls, Mont., on March 17, 1914, to Hjalmar and Hilma Hammer Fagenstrom. After graduation from high school, Cregor attended Montana State University at Bozeman, majoring in architecture. In 1943, while a patient in a hospital, he met his future bride, Ottilie, who was a nursing student at the time. They were married in October of 1943. Cregor served in

Matthews, Vivian “Ruby” – Obituary

Vivian “Ruby” Matthews, 80, died Dec. 4, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A family gathering will be scheduled later. Ruby was born Sept. 28, 1922, at Three Forks, Mont., to Charles A. Matthews and Cora Jane Andrews. She grew up and went through school at Lonerock. Ruby lived most of her 80 years at Lonerock where she enjoyed the association with lifelong friends. She moved to Baker City in 1994 where she lived most of that time at Meadowbrook Assisted Living Center. Upon moving to Baker City, Ruby made friends with Shirley Johnson, who has remained her dearest and

Chandler, Daniel Scott – Obituary

Daniel Scott Chandler, 71, of Bozeman, Mont., a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 28, 2006, at Bozeman after a long illness. His service will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Valley View Golf Club at Bozeman, Mont. Dokken Nelson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Dan was born on May 6, 1935, at Baker City to Orville and Bell Armstrong Chandler. He attended the Muddy Creek Grade School. He graduated from high school at North Powder where he played all-state football. He earned a degree in agricultural education from Oregon State University at Corvallis. He

Jensen, Vern Reed “Bud”, Jr. – Obituary

Vern Reed “Bud” Jensen Jr., 50, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 17, 2006, at his home in Bozeman, Mont. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Women’s Mutual Improvement Hall at Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. Bud was born on Oct. 27, 1955, at Bozeman. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Bud attended Baker High School in Baker City where he later returned to rear his sons, Travis and Kris. Bud spent his life in the forests of the Pacific Northwest where he owned