This is an abstraction/ transcription of vital records - birth, marriage, divorce, death - that appeared in Montana, for the most part Big Timber Pioneer newspaper in 1891-1892. If the information is from a different newspaper, that newspaper will be listed. If additional information appears in the news item, (FS) will appear at the end of the item. This means that the full news item or story has been copied. Transcribed and copied information was submitted to the Crazy Mountain Museum in Big Timber by 1 July 2008. Copies can be obtained by contacting the Museum staff.
In these transcriptions, the spelling of names and locations is as it appears in the newspapers.
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Death - 18 Aug. 1891, p. 3 co. 3. In the death of Pierre Saunesville, which occurred at his home near Melville on Thursday the 13th, another landmark of the Sweetgrass has been taken away. "Old Pierre", as he was called, was a French-Canadian half breed and moved onto Sweetgrass many years ago, being one of the early settlers of that now rich and prosperous country. He was a well-known character and had many friends. Honest and fair in his dealings always. As near as can be arrived at he was about eighty years old.
Birth - 25 Aug. 1891, p. 5 c. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb are now the parents of a handsome baby girl who arrived on the 8th.
Marriage - from the Castle Tribune, 12 Mar. 1892, p. 1 c. 4. On Tuesday Gus. Matthew accompanied by Miss May Chidester set out for White Sulphur Springs. That evening about eight o'clock, in the Higgins House they were married by the Rev. John Hosking. (FS)
Marriage - 5 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 1. The report comes that Ed Bryant has captured one of the fair daughters of the Buckeye State and will arrive home soon.
Birth - 5 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 3. Among the little ones who have arrived in this world during the past ten days to gladden their parents' hearts was a son at the home of Will Dodge, near Big Timber; a daughter at B.E. Wheaton's, Sweetgrass and a son at Will Dutton's on the West Boulder.
Marriage - 5 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 3. Married at the residence of the bride's uncle in Livingston on Monday afternoon, March 28, 1892, Mr. Herman Utermohle and Miss Mattie McLeod, Rev. W.C. Fowler officiating. The groom is a member of the firm of Harrison & Utermohle, Sweetgrass, while the bride is the daughter of W.F. McLeod and is one of the society favorites of Big Timber. The happy couple made a short visit west, returning here Thursday evening.
Birth - 12 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 1. Douglas Kern is now the happy father of a girl baby who came on Friday.
Birth - 12 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 1. A little daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Grannis, Friday. Mother and child are doing well and Ike is happy.
Death - 26 Apr. 1892, p. 1 c. 4. A Murder, William Corker Shot Five Times While Hunting Horses, on 19 Apr. about 14 miles southeast of Big Timber. There was an inquest. (FS)
Death - 26 Apr. 1892, p. 5 c. 2. Near Oka, Montana, on April 16, 1892, J. Howard Severance, of East Milton, Mass., aged 22 years and 7 months of peritonitis. Deceased was a very pleasant and popular young man and had only been in Montana a short time visiting his uncle, Mr. F.M. Severance, who arrived here on Thursday with the remains, leaving that evening for the former home.
Birth - 10 May1892, p. 5 c. 1. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Adam, at their ranch near Melville Tuesday morning.
Death - 17 May 1892, p. 3 c. 3. The trial of Charles Countryman who killed his cousin, Henry Countryman at Stillwater on the 12th. of February last, took place in the district court at Billings last week, the deliberation of the jury resulting in a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree.
Marriage - 31 May 1892, p. 3 c. 1. James Brown, formerly of Stillwater, was married on the 20th inst. to Miss Sophia McVeigh, of Worchester, Ont.
Birth - 31 May 1892, p. 3 c. 2. A son was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dunlas Sunday night.
Birth - 7 June 1892, p. 3 c. 1. On Monday the 30th ult., there arrived at the home of Hans Peterson, of Sweetgrass, a daughter.
Birth - 14 June 1892, p. 3 c. 2. Norman Armstrong is now a happy dad, a ten pound boy having arrived on Sunday morning.
Birth - 21 June 1892, p. 3 c. 2. A son was born to the wife of A.S. Flowers, the McLeod cattleman, Thursday night.
Marriage - 21 June 1892, p. 3 c. 2. At the residence of George P. Urner, on Saturday evening, June 18th, Mr. Frank Kline and Miss Josie Peterson, Justice of the Peace J.E. Barbour officiating.
Birth - 21 June 1892, p. 3 c. 2, Stillwater Notes, Stillwater, June 19, '92. J.A. Mayes is the happy father of a bouncing boy. Mother and boy doing well.
Birth - 26 July 1892, p. 3 c. 1. Last week on Fish Creek, the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Widdicombe was gladdened by the arrival of a ten pound girl.
Death - 26 July 1892, p. 3 c. 3. Died, At Big Timber, Montana, on July 25th, 1892, Hattie, beloved wife of James Vestal, in the 31st year of her age. (FS)
Death - 2 Aug. 1892, p. 2 c. 2. Harriette Vestal obituary. (FS)
Death - 16 Aug. 1892, p. 1 c. 4. J.H. Smith, better known as "Seven Devils" Smith, a miner, was killed n the Granite mine Wednesday morning by the explosive of a charge, but whether premature or missed hole is not known. The body was almost torn to shreds. Nobody near. Deceased is a member of the G.A.R. and served in a Pennsylvania regiment.
Death - 16 Aug. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. Died, Theodore Porter, brother of Judge Porter of Stillwater, at the Big Timber Hotel. He was about 32 years old. (FS)
Death - 23 Aug. 1892, p. 2 c. 3. Stillwater Notes, Billy Gates was killed at Youngs Point last Sunday while riding a brake. He is the same man who attempted to swim the Yellowstone at this point when it was at its highest.
Death - 23 Aug. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will Dodge died Tuesday night, at their home west of here. The funeral took place Thursday from the Congregational Church.
Birth - 30 Aug. 1892, p. 2 c. 4. Stillwater Notes , Ed. Chute wears a happy smile on his benignant countenance these days. He is now the father of a bouncing boy who made his advent into this world Thursday morning.
Death - 30 Aug. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. James McQuillan, a Horr, miner, was drowned in the Yellowstone near that camp on Tuesday. He was out fishing and attempted to swim the river. He sank in sight of a companion, who made a fruitless endeavor to rescue him. The body was recovered about an hour afterward and interred Wednesday at Horr. The deceased leaves a wife and five small children.
Birth - 6 Sept. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. A boy was born at the home of James Little, Tuesday night.
Marriage - 6 Sept. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. Miss Lavaughn Hussey, sister of Mrs. C.E. Severance, and J.H. Huneke, superintendent of the Cumberland mine, Castle, were married in White Sulphur Springs on Thursday, Sept. 1st.
Birth - 27 Sept. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. Our fellow townsman Benj. Mjelde was last week receiving the congratulations of his friends over the arrival of a daughter, who made her appearance in this world on Tuesday last.
Marriage - 27 Sept. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. A license to wed was issued by District Judge Emmons Wednesday to James W. Medley and Mrs. Matilda A. Stocker, of Melville. The marriage will take place tomorrow at the ranch on Sweetgrass.
Death - 27 Sept. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. The little son of John Norman, aged about three years, who lives near the mouth of Sweetgrass, was drowned Sunday morning in that stream. The child was near the bank of the creek with his mother who left him playing but on her return a few minutes later found that he had fallen into the water. The body was recovered but life was extinct.
Birth - 4 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. George Jackson and wife are now the happy parents of a daughter, who was born on Wednesday morning.
Birth - 4 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. Charles G. Brown and wife are rejoicing over the advent of a daughter, the little one having arrived on Friday morning.
Birth - 4 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. A baby boy made his appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al Dodge on Saturday.
Marriage - 4 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. Married, at Livingston, Montana, on Wednesday, September 27, 1892. Mr. Robert McClatchey, of Fish creek, and Mrs. Julia N. Silberling, of Cleveland, Ohio, Rev. Mickel, of the Livingston M.E. church officiating. The groom, Mr. McClatchey has been a resident of Montana for a number of years, is well and favorable known, is well fixed in this world's goods as is worthy of his good luck. The bride, Mrs. Silberling, formerly resided in Melville, and while there made many friends who join with the Pioneer in wishing the two who are now one every happiness and prosperity.
Birth - 11 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. Although a little late we take pleasure in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryant on the birth of a son, who came into the world on Saturday, Oct. 1st.
Marriage - 11 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. Marriage, John E. Rees and Emma Brandenberg on Oct. 7 at the residence of Rev. Joseph Pope. (FS)
Marriage - 18 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 5. Marriages, At the Grand Hotel October 12, 1892, James W. Medley and Mrs. Matilda Stocker by Judge J.E. Barbour. (FS)
Marriage - 18 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 5. At the home of James Vestal, David Jackson and Nettie Vestal by Rev. J. Pope, Thurs. Oct. 13, 1892. (FS)
Marriage - 18 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 5. At the residence of the bride's parents, Fri. Oct. 7, 1892, Carl Tangen and Olga Fallang, Rev. J.M. Pederson officiating. (FS)
Marriage - 18 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 5. At the parsonage of the Congregational Church, Friday, William L. Luther and Grace R. Healey by the Rev. Jos. Pope. (FS)
Marriage - 25 Oct. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. Osmond O. Anderson and Mrs. Phelps, both of Nye City were, on Thursday, married in Stillwater by Rev. Cook of Billings. Mr. Anderson is well known throughout this section and has many friends who join with the Pioneer in wishing him and his estimable wife long years of health, wealth and happiness.
Death - 10 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. Mrs. Henry Kertz died at Robinson last week. She was a pioneer in the Musselshell valley and a woman who endeared herself to all who knew her.
Birth - 10 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 5. Musselshell Murmurs, Big Elk, Oct. 22, 1892, We neglected to say in our last budget that Martin J. Settle recently attained the dignity of "Daddy" to a bouncing baby boy.
Birth - 17 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 1. John L. Clark and wife were made happy on Friday night over the birth of an eight pound son.
Marriage - 17 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. Married, At St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, November 10, 1892, Mr. U.G. Keller and Mrs. Marcia F. Coburn. The principals in the foregoing happy event are both well known throughout this portion of Montana. The groom is one of the substantial businessmen of Big Timber. The bride was for some years a resident of Melville and made a large circle of friends by her happy disposition. They arrived here on Saturday morning and will soon commence housekeeping in their cozy residence on Third avenue.
Death - 24 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Widdecombe, who live on Fish creek, died Saturday.
Death - 24 Nov. 1892, p. 3 c. 2. James J. Jackson, died at Castle on the 17th. (FS)
Marriage - 1 Dec. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. At Sac City, Iowa at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. I.A. Marks, 10 Nov. 1892, J. Arthur Hall of Big Timber and Emeline B. Marks of Sac City. Rev. O.S. Bryant officiating. (FS)
Death - 15 Dec. 1892, p. 1 c. 6. Death, Joseph Polhman, west of Stillwater, last Sunday. (FS)
Birth - 15 Dec. 1892, p. 3 c. 3. from the Castle Tribune, Richard Warren, the stage driver received a telephone message Thursday morning that his wife gave birth to a girl child at five that morning.
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