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Tidbits and Tales

Families are more than facts and figures. They are people looking for a better life, working to make life better, or sometimes just trying to get along. The purpose of this page is to share notes about folks. Who came to Sweet Grass County? Where did they live? What did they do? Did they create memories? Feel free to share them with me. I will also share people items from long ago Big Timber Pioneer newspapers. Just email me. Thanks.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, September 10-16, 1999.
John B. Selters, Jr. received a trip to his birthplace as an 85th birthday present from his son and daughter.
He was born in Big Timber on September 14, 1914, the son of J.B. and Estelle G. Selters. His father was the county attorney for Sweet Grass County from about 1914 to 1918. The family moved to Pomona, California in 1921, where John received his education. He became an attorney in 1947 and practiced law in Pomona until his retirement from that profession 50 years later in 1997.
When the Selters family lived in Big Timber, they were close friends with J.J. Lacklen, who was the Ford dealer, Beulah Patterson, who was the county clerk and recorder, the Rein family and the Veblum family.
John was accompanied to Big Timber by his wife, Marion; his daughter, Sally Hoffman, who is an R.N. in Upland, California; and his son, John B. Selters, III, who is also an attorney in Pomona.
While in Big Timber John and his family visited the Hospitality House, where he enjoyed visiting with Hazel Ewan and others members of the center. He and his daughter stopped by the Pioneer office on Friday, September 3. They planned to visit the Crazy Mountain Museum that afternoon.

From Don and Lynn Thomas
James Madison (Charlie) PERRY came to Big Timber in about 1888 and opened a blacksmith shop. He returned to Illinois in 1892 and married Cora JOHN. They arrived back in Big Timber 31 Dec. 1892 by train from Illinois. They lived in the Gary Residence in Big Timber. In 1893, they moved to Beaverhead County.

From James Nolan
William HAAS and wife Myrtle MANN HAAS along with Bert WILLARD and his wife Mary MANN WILLARD homesteaded at Gibson, Sweet Grass County in 1910.

From the Big Timber Pioneer, January 23, 1930
Harvey Cort has taken over the pool hall and lunch counter of Fred Weipert, and it is now being managed by John Rau and Hans G. Boe.
Rush Templeton celebrated his eleventh birthday with a party for thirty-two of his friends at his home at the Lee Warren ranch last evening. Dinner was served at 4 o'clock, after which games were played.
Gus Brannin and Clarence McMahan had a hard trip down from the Brannin ranch in the Crazy Mountains the last of the week. They started by team and sled, and finally caught the stage at Melville to complete the trip, which took three days.
John W. Davis is this week closing a deal with Dr. A.P. O'Leary whereby he comes into possession of one and one half lots of the O'Leary place, at the corner of McLeod Street and Fourth Avenue. As soon as weather conditions will permit, work will begin on the erection of a five room bungalow to be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Davis.
Gib McFarland of the well known cattle firm of McFarland Bros. of Two Dot returned Thursday of last week from the big livestock show in Denver.
L.F. Douthett Friday finished the work of cutting and storing the annual ice harvest. Between five hundred and six hundred tons were stored away for summer use.
Alfred Hermanson and John Watt will this week open a lunch room in the old Golden Eagle building near the Miles Implement Co. The building was recently vacated by the Park creamery.
Mervin Sell is the new manager of the A.W. Miles Implement Co. interests at this place, succeeding Pat Bryan, resigned.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, February 6, 1930
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Hoiland of East Boulder, a daughter at the S.P. Harvey home in this city.
Frank A. Sauer, newly elected cashier of the Scandinavian American bank, has rented the D.V. Higbie property and will go to Billings this week to arrange to move his family here.
C.R. McKenzie and Alex Watson accompanied the nineteen carloads of fat lambs shipped to Chicago Saturday by McKenzie and Elmer Arneson.
Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Henry opened their home Tuesday for their annual dinner to employees of the Golden Rule store.
Charles Sloan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sloan, and Agnes Ostrum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Ostrum, residing on the old Neumayer ranch north of town, were married Monday by Rev. A.A. Holbeck of the Lutheran church. Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Ostrum.
The House transfer of Livingston came down Tuesday with a truck piled high with the household goods of Mervin Sell, who has taken the Bryan home.
Leo Overfelt this week purchased of Karl Fahlgren at Springdale his home in this city, located on the north side of the tracks, across from the elevator. The consideration is said to have been $1400.
Harold Branae and his uncle, John Branae of Grey Cliff, arrived home Friday from a visit to their old home in Norway, the first return to his native land for the former since coming to America twenty-five years ago.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, February 13, 1930
L.F. Douthett, B.F. Henry, E.H. Ellingson and C.F. Ullman drove to Hunters Hot Springs Monday to attend the meeting of the Commerical Credit Men's association.
W.R. Stokes left Saturday for Spokane with a load of fat hogs for the market. He remained in that city for a week to visit his son and daughter.
Neighbors to the number of 60 assembled at the Guy Scholten home on Dry Creek Friday evening to welcome Mrs. Scholten and give the newlyweds a real party. John Sago made the presentation speech which accompanied the giving of a substantial purse with instruction to buy what they pleased.
Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Esp, had her right arm broken this week while cranking a car.
Mr. and Mrs. James Elliot invited twelve friends to their home on Tuesday evening for a delicious dinner, and a delightful social time.
Alice Helen Patterson and Theresa Morstein, accompanied by their cousin, Mrs. Margaret Deegan, went to Bozeman last evening to debate with a team from that high school. The girls lost by a two to one decision.
Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Lamp and Mrs. Roy O. Traver entertained at the Lamp home Wednesday evening with cards, games and refreshments, everything being done backwards from the time the sixteen guests backed in until they were ready to back out again at a late hour.
J.N. McCracken was here Tuesday looking after his store business. He left the next day for New York City on a buying trip for his chain of stores.

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From the Big Timber Pioneer, February 20, 1930
A turkey dinner celebrating five birthdays which occur this week was given at the Lew Webb home Monday evening, the honor guests being Lew Webb, his nephews, Leslie and Ray Webb, and Leslie's twin sons, Erwin and Edwin, the latter five years old.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer M. Arneson, Big Timber, February 14, a son.
Benny, seven year old son of S.B. Raisland, had both arms broken at the wrists Monday afternoon in a fall from the slide at the public school play grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Wilder invited a number of friends to their ranch home Friday evening for a delicious turkey dinner. Cards and music were enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Woods and daughter Elizabeth, Miss Nell McCarthy, Mrs. Ida Oleson, Lee Warren, Rush Templeton, Lawrence Hutzel, Bert Gardiner and J. Jennings.
Mrs. W.D. McKenzie entertained Saturday evening with three tables filled for cards and lunch. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Floyd Bailey and John W. Schofield.
Mrs. T.G. Shipton has returned from an extended visit with her son, Harry, and family in McIntyre, Ia. She has taken apartments over the Big Timber Pharmacy.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, February 27, 1930
J.J. Lacklen announces that he will reopen his filling station on Second Avenue on March 15, with Malcolm Goosey in charge.
H.B. Yerkes of the East Boulder has purchased from N.E. Oliver two lots on Fourth Avenue and Busha Street, or just back of the Claude T. Williams and J.J. Lacklen residence.
The Joe Morstein family is preparing to move back to their ranch on Sweet Grass next week. The place has been farmed by L.M. Cunningham for the past three years.
Miss Rhea Traver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy O. Traver, who is a student at the state university at Missoula, has been named one of a committee at that institution to represent the National Student Federation of America.
Richard E. Parry has let the contract for a modern four apartment house to be built on his place just west of town, to Warren E. Blazdel.
Mrs. H. Utermohle and two daughters are expected to arrive home this week. They have been in Lansing, Mich. since last fall, visiting Mr. Utermohle's sister, Mrs. H.M. Perry, and giving the younger girl, Mary, the advantage of treatment from a bone specialist. Last week the crutches were thrown away and the family will return home.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Schiltz of Big Timber, Feb. 23, a daughter.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, March 6, 1930
W.H. Donald of Melville went to Cody, Wyo., over the weekend for a reunion of Princeton graduates now located in this section of the northwest.
Miss Hilda Warp arrived the first of the week from Great Falls where she has been employed with the Commercial Credit association. She will visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Warp, before leaving the first of April to go with the same company in its office in Billings.
The R.S. Jarrett home housed a merry party Saturday night when members of the Duck Creek club met for their regular card party. Seven tables were in play, prizes being won by Mrs. Pat Ebert and J.H. Preston, first, and Mrs. Lawrence P. Officer and Billy Preston, consolation.
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Webb have purchased the O.A. Nepstad home on McLeod street, in the south part of town and will move from the C.W. Allen property on Fifth avenue to their new home the first of April.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rostad were delightfully surprised Saturday evening when about twenty-five of their friends and neighbors dropped in on them for a house warming. The Rostads have a fine modern home in the course of construction, which they have occupied during the winter, but which cannot be completed until warmer weather, and which, when done, will be one of the best ranch homes on the Sweet Grass.
Harvey Cort will resume charge of the Cort Hotel tomorrow, with O.B. O'Dell as manager.
Reed Point Notes: Ross Brothers shipped two cars of horses to Marlette, Mich. Tuesday.
Miss Martha Allen delightfully entertained the Ladies' Bridge club Saturday night at her home. Mrs. Beatrice Adams captured first prize, and Mrs. Everett Farr the low.
The day and night sewing classes conducted by Maud Hickman of Big Timber for the past four weeks tendered that lady a pleasant surprise when they all stepped in and gave her a farewell party at the home of Mrs. Illa Ostenson Wednesday evening.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, March 13, 1930
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Campbell of Big Timber, March 8, a son.
Twelve friends enjoyed the hospitality of Dr. and Mrs. L.H. Lintz at a turkey dinner at their home on Sunday evening, with visiting and radio music on the side.
Mr. and Mrs. John Spannring have a baby girl, born to them on Sunday, at Livingston.
Carl E. Busse, county surveyor, who has been employed for some time at Powell, Wyo., spent last week here attending the session of the county commissioners.
Boulder River friends, all of them, and many from other places, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Nicholson at McLeod Saturday night to give them a farewell party. The crowd was big, the lunch the guests carried with them was excellent, and the dancing at the hall enjoyed by everyone. The Nicholson family is moving this week to the Sweet Grass ranch they purchased recently from Robert Clark, the place being better known as the Ole Crest ranch.
Mrs. Christina Rudd was 71 years of age Tuesday and received a happy reminder of the passing of the milepost when about fifty friends and neighbors surprised her with a real party at her home in the afternoon. The pupils of Rapstad school, who are always entertained by Mrs. Rudd at Christmas time with a turkey dinner, pooled their funds and bought a beautiful bedspread for their beloved friend, whom all affectionately call "Grandma Rudd."
At its regular meeting last week, the board of trustees of the Big Timber public schools accepted the resignation of Supt. A.G. Jahr and elected G.A. Berges to succeed him.
Mr. and Mrs. Havey Coit invited twenty friends to their home last evening for dinner at 7 o'clock, with cards following. High scores were made by Mrs. T.K. Baker and R.H. Wiedman, low by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Egerman.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, March 20, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. George Neumayer of the Gibson country moved their household goods to Livingston Tuesday, to reside in the future. John George will farm the Gibson ranch this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Aller, who have successfully operated their own summer resort, Old Kaintuck, have purchased Whispering Pines, the home of Mr. Aller's father, J.G. Aller, two miles above the first named place on the Boulder.
Mrs. Erik Hammersmark was showered by about twenty-five women friends yesterday at her home in the south part of town, the guests bringing gifts and lunch.
Application blanks for reservations for Gold Star mothers who desire to make the trip to France to visit the graves of their soldier sons have been received by Clerk of Court Emma B. Rees. So far, Mrs. Leroy J. Webb is the only one to go from this county.
Mrs. John Rye sustained a broken hip in a fall at the home of her son, Richard Rye, at Gibson Saturday. She had stepped out of the kitchen door and slipped on a bit of ice.
Mrs. G.A. Loasby drove to Bridger creek yesterday afternoon to the home of Mrs. George Bailey, where women of the neighborhood had assembled for the organization of a club to be known as the Bridger Creek Woman's club. Ten members were present for the initial meeting. Officers elected were: Mrs. Myrtle McLean, president; Mrs. Lena Hausserman, vice president; Mrs. Lulu Marlow, recording secretary; Mrs. Verda Berrie, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Hazel Hausseman, treasurer.
Next week will be moving day for three ranchers in the Grey Cliff section. C.E. Fahlgren will move to his homestead from the Anton Nepstad ranch below Grey Cliff, and on the north side of the river, Tom Hoyem will vacate the John T. Esp ranch to occupy the place left by the Fahlgren family, and Tilmar and Roy Esp will farm the Esp place this season.
Mrs. Dorman Kellogg and Mrs. J.W. Hruza are in Billings this week to attend the annual meeting of the state association of school boards in session there for two days.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, March 27, 1930
One of the first ranchers to finish lambing this season is Mrs. E.H. Budd, who lives on the Boulder a few miles south of Big Timber. The sheep of the ranch are her special care, and she has just finished lambing a band of 175 ewes, with 200 good lambs in the pens. Mrs. Budd looked after all the work herself. Mr. Budd attends to the hay growing and the other part of the farm work, while Mrs. Budd looks after the sheep because she likes to do so.
Mrs. John Rye celebrated her 77th birthday yesterday on a bed in the Big Timber hospital, where she has been confined since a fall ten days ago which broke a hip. Friends remembered the occasion, pooled their funds and gave her a handsome remembrance.
John F. Clark is shipping six cars of sheep from this Boulder ranch today. Two go to Billings, four to Bridger.
The Joe Meister family moved this week from their ranch near Gibson to Livingston, where they will make their home, the boys having employment in the Northern Pacific shops.
Miss Opal Johnson returned to her home at Melville this week after having graduated from the Dillon normal where she was taking a course in teacher's training.
Mrs. Carl Myrstol entertained fourteen members of the Kill Kare club, a social organization of Duck creek women, at her home in town Saturday afternoon.
All officers were reelected at a meeting held by the Crazy Mountain Golf club Thursday evening at the Big Timber cafe. They are: S.H. Solberg, president; E.R. Patterson, vice president; Dr. L.H. Lintz, secretary-treasurer.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, April 3, 1930
John Barstad is this week moving his family from the ranch west of Reed Point, five miles, to the Sam Fallang house in Big Timber. The ranch interests, land, stock, machinery, etc. have been purchased by Carl Messing and Louis Krone.
Peder J. Egeland returned Thursday from Norway, where he visited his old home. He was away four and one-half months. It was Mr. Egeland's first visit home in 42 years.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Burmeister of Gibson, March 27, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. Peder Haug, April 1, a son.
H.C. Roquet is this week starting the building of an addition to the bakery-cafe on McLeod street. The new part will extend from the present brick building to the alley in the rear, and when finished will house the bakery department of the business.
George McFarland came over from his Twodot ranch and spent the last of the week with his old friend, John P. Campbell, at the latter's ranch on Sweet Grass. The friendship of the two dates back to early days, Mr. Campbell stating that they walked into Big Timber together, April 7, 1889, this being the last lap of their journey from Missouri.
Miss Agnes Lavold was in Billings Sunday to take part in the American Lutheran church service, which is broadcast each Sunday over KGHL radio station. Miss Lavold sang a solo after the offertory.
Work will commence Monday on the remodeling of the Knapp garage. An up to date drive-in station will be the aim.
Reed Point Notes: Curly Schuyler has purchased the cafe building and equipment of Billy Boyles and has again opened up for buisness.
George Berrie and Guy Lamb purchased the Charles Smith house on Division street, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Berrie are preparing to move into it as soon as vacated by the J.A. Wagner family.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, April 10, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tangen and Mr. and Mrs. Oren Hathaway drove down from Emigrant Sunday to visit relatives. Mrs. Hathaway will remain for an extended stary at the Tangen home at Glasston.
Fred Falat, a real old timer, was in town Friday from his home on West Boulder, going to Livingston with his son Fred to spend Friday night. He is of Hungarian birth and will celebrate his 75th birthday next November. Fifty-five years ago he skipped out, using his own expression, to evade compulsory army service in his homeland. For 27 years he lived on his homestead above McLeod, and he states the place suits him to die in for he has lived there most happily.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wagner have moved to the McKenzie ranch on the Boulder, better known as the A.T. Ellison place.
Tree planting was begun in the City park this week, members of the Lions Club, with the assistance of L.L. Buchanan and boys of the agriculture department of the high school, doing the work.
Claude T. Williams, first trick operator at the Northern Pacific station, has received notice of his appointment as a second lieutenant with the 416th infantry headquarters.
Jerome Williams, editor of the Pioneer, is expected home next week from a twelve week vacation spent between California on the west, Florida on the south, New York east, and Quebec north.
Miss Jessica Caulkins called her mother in this city Sunday, by telephone from Berkeley, Calif. Mrs. Caulkins said the connection was as good as though she was talking only to the next town.
Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Johnson of Melville drove to Montanapolis, on the park road between Livingston and Chico, Friday afternoon with their daughter, Miss Opal, taking her up to assume charge of a school.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, April 17, 1930
J.A. Stubkjare has purchased two lots adjoining the William Sloan residence on the north. He will very shortly commence the building of a blacksmith shop.
Born, March 22, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibson of Springdale, a son; April 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Clark McKenzie, a son.
Children of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Busha, five boys and five girls, are enjoying a reunion this week at the family home here, the first time in twenty years that all have assembled at one time.
Homer Wheeler has purchased the D.V. Higbie residence property in this city, which he will occupy with his family in the future.
A visitor to Big Timber Monday was Joe Keeney, who from his Boulder ranch home was here for a visit with friends. He told of an old timers' dance to be given Thursday on the Shields river and gleefully stated that he had been invited, and he'd be there if he could get there. As he invited the lady of his choice he informed her they were going to have a prize for the best dancers, and also one for the oldest couple on the floor, and said, "Come on, let's you and me go."
Miss Clara Phillips returned last evening from attending school at Helena and will spend the summer with her parents at Seventy Acres.
Clifford Hoem, who has been attending school in Chicago for the past three months, arrived Saturday to spend the summer with his mother, Mrs. Addie Hoem.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, April 24, 1930
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Iver Hoiland, April 18, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hash of Springdale, a boy, April 20.
Miss Doris Webb was hostess last evening to a group of eight women in compliment to Miss Doris Douthett, who will leave Sunday for Billings after a two week visit at the home of her father. Cards formed the entertainment for the evening.
The marriage of Miss Della Bryan and Earl Wilcox took place Monday at the Lutheran parsonage. Rev. A.A. Holbeck officiated. They will make their home in Livingston.
Frances Hauge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hauge, fractured her arm Thursday afternoon while participating for the jumping conest on the program of the rural track meet in which she would represent Wild Rose School.
John Tobin has been named by Mayor O'Leary to look after the city parks during the summer.
Arvid Larson and Oscar Fallang, Jr. have been chosen captains for the two teams for the annual predatory contest of the Rod and Gun club.
R.L. Lewis came down from Butte the first of the week and will be employed at the Oie garage for several weeks.
J.J. and Mrs. Lacklen left here on Sunday to drive to the north side of the state, Mr. Lacklen having visits to make to Lions clubs. He is district governor.
Miss Violet M. Boileau, teacher of senior English, languages, and dramatics in the high school, has tendered her resignation to the board.
Mrs. J.H. Trower and daughters, Betty and Yvonne, went to the Trower cabin up the Boulder Friday for the weekend. Mrs. Maud H. Hickman accompanied them as far as her own cabin at Whispering Pines.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, May 1, 1930
Too late for publication last Thursday, the news came that, on the sixty-second anniversary of his birth, C.A. Caulkins had sold to J.N. McCracken the stock of the Fair store, retaining the building which the new owner leased for a term of years.
Miss Louise Ryan, glee club member, had a finger rather badly hurt in a car door on the return trip from Great Falls.
The new Toastwich Shop of Tom Olson was opened to the public Saturday.
Miss Pauline Alden is one of a class of nine who will receive diplomas of graduation from the nurses' training school of Billings Deaconess Hospital at commencement exercises to be held Wednesday evening.
Driving up this morning to the vocational congress at Bozeman were the two delegates from the local high school, Gertrude Conwell and Louise Ryan.
Born, April 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Blakely of McLeod, a boy.
Phillips Sektnan, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Sektnan, had tough luck Sunday when he was visiting at the ranch home of his grandfather, William Duffey. He, with two cousins, was riding a horse when another youngster gave said horse a swipe. In the jump that followed the two boys were off, the girl stuck. Results, Phillips is wearing his arm in a sling.
C.H. Hausserman, Grey Cliff, wanted the sheep wagon made in the agricultural department of the high school for him, and found the only way to get it rolling was to help enlarge the door, so L.L. Buchanan, assisted by Mr. Hausserman, spent Tuesday, Sport Day, sporting with chisel and pick to make the opening large enough to get the wagon out. They did, but it took the whole day.
L.L. Buchanan, with four boys, left yesterday for Bozeman where the students will compete in the state meet. Miller Boe, George Crum and Edward Satre were chosen as the stock judging team of the vocational agriculture class, and the Lions club is sending Clayton Willard to contest in the farm work.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, May 8, 1938
C.F. Caverly of New York is a guest of his niece, Mrs. A.W. Strickland. The gentleman has with him a paper of 1799 containing an account of the death of George Washington. It is worn and yellow and was found in an old trunk left by Mr. Caverly's father.
Mrs. Leroy J. Webb, one of the Gold Star mothers to visit the French battlefield where her son, W.A. Webb, is buried, will leave Friday of next week for New York and sail from that point, May 24.
Miss Myrtle Cummings and Walter Baker, popular young people of the Glasston section, were married in Livingston Saturday afternoon by Rev. N.A. Eller of the Evangelical church, their former pastor at Glasston. They were accompanied to Livingston by Mrs. Hattie Cummings, her sister, Miss Nellie Cummings, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baker, parents of the groom. The couple will make their future home on the Cummings ranch at Glasston.
Tuesday's Enterprise announces the marriage in that city of Miss Helen Warp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Warp, and Walter Braughton. They were married Monday morning in the Methodist Episcopal parsonage.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Braaten of Grey Cliff, May 7, a son.
A disasterous fire at the ranch home of Ronald Halverson, three miles up Lower Deer creek and southwest of Grey Cliff, Friday evening destroyed about twenty-five tons of hay and a sheep shed about 100 feet in length.
Alice Helen, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Webb, celebrated hr eighth birthday yesterday with a party for the pupils of the second grade, of which she is a member.
Sweet Grass high school students made a good showing in the contests at Bozeman last week. The stock judging team won second place and as a result will get a trip to the Portland stock show. Miller Boe was but one-tenth of one point behind the winner of first place in the Jersey division; George Crum second in the all class division. Clayton Willard was high point man in the tool sharpening contest.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, May 15, 1938
The annual confirmation services of the Lutheran church will be held Sunday. Members of the class are Evelyn Espe, Mabel Grande, Fay Liebel, Kenneth Boe, Harold Riveland, Edwin Riveland, Belinda Tjaaland, Olive Satre, Edna Halverson, Freda Larson, Thelma Egeland, Barney Warp, Marie Berland, Mary Steensland and Evelyn Hermanson.
At a meeting of the Boulder Valley Woman's club at McLeod Friday at the home of Mrs. Stuart H. Nicholson, it was voted to unveil the memorial to Ansel S. Hubble, in Mountain View cemetery in the city, Memorial Day. The copper plates have been here for some time, and the mammoth half boulder from the Boulder Valley will be in place on the date mentioned.
R. Parry, living west of town, is building a fine new home. Mr. Parry is one of our most successful dairy farmers.
E.O. Busch and John N. McFarlane are building an up to date cabin on the Upper Boulder.
Louise Ryan is valedictorian of the 1930 graduating class from the local high school. Alice Helen Patterson is salutatorian.
Mrs. Walter Braughton was honor guest at a surprise shower given by Miss Hilda Warp Monday evening at her home on the east side. Twelve girls showered her with beautiful gifts and spent a delightful evening with visiting and lunch. Last evening a party was given at the Alfred Rudd home, complimenting Mr. and Mrs. Braughton. Dancing, cards and lunch were enjoyed by the twenty-four young men and women guests.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, May 22, 1930
Mrs. J.A. Lowry departed yesterday by auto for Lexington, Mo., where her son Dean is a student at Wentworth Military academy. She was accompanied by Raymond West. They expect to arrive in time to attend the closing exercises of the school, and will bring Dean back with them for the summer vacation.
Born, May 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McComb of Big Timber, a son.
Work will commence soon upon the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Greig on their lots adjoining the Creston L. Crest residence. The structure is of Spanish design. The cost of the house alone, it is estimated, will be around $6,000. Gus Madsden is the carpenter.
Dr. and Mrs. L.H. Townsend left yesterday for a tour of the east and a short visit with relatives in Ohio and Missouri. Dr. Townsend will take more work in the treatment of veins, in Philadelphia. Mrs. A.T. Ellison and son Hubert accompanied them to Indiana.
Maxine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Traver, was 11 years old Monday. The occasion was celebrated with a party, a real surprise for that little lady. Those present were Alice Ellison, June Johnson, June Campbell, Louise Rostad, Mary E. Deegan, Jean Patterson, Delphine Greig, Frances Cort, Berry Olson, Cecil Price, R.J. Frang, Ian Elliot, Clarence Lamp, Hubert Ellison, Billy Ellison, Emmett Deegan, Archie Ellison and Buddy Traver.
S.M. Nugent, a pioneer locomotive engineer of the Northern Pacific, and Mrs. Nugent were here to spend Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Mervin Sell, and husband.
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From the Big Timber Pioneer, May 29, 1930
Between 140 and 150 attended the Alumni banquet at the Masonic hall Monday evening, in honor of a graduating class of thirty-five of Sweet Grass County High School. Mrs. Beulah Patterson, Alumni president, delivered the address of welcome.
Mrs. Elizabeth McDonnell returned Sunday evening from Los Angeles, Calif., where she spent the winter with her daughters, Ann and Edith. The former may visit Europe after the close of her school in June, and the latter return here for the summer.
Rev. A.A. Holbeck of the Lutheran church is minus a comparatively new Whippet Four, taken from his garage near the parsonage Monday night.
Through the efforts of the Boulder Valley Woman's Club, a fitting memorial to Ansel S. Hubble, pioneer and Indian fighter, who died March 19, 1900, has been placed at his grave in Mountain View cemetery. It is part of a huge boulder from the Boulder valley, the one place above all others he liked best, with a bronze plate, carrying the name and date of death on its face. Tomorrow a firing squad of the American Legion will fire a salute over the grave.
Mrs. Sam Green will open her store at the tourist park on June 1.
The Harry Cross family moved up from Billings yesterday to spend the summer months in their home in this city.
With last week's issue of the Pioneer, Mrs. Jerome Williams retired from active duty after seventeen years of continuous service in the newspaper game.
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