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 1893. If the information is from a different newspaper but appeared in the Pioneer, 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 submitted to the Crazy Mountain Museum in Big Timber on 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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Birth - 4 Jan. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. The arrival of a young postmaster into the world on Tuesday morning was an event that pleased Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Dixon very much. Mother and child doing well, while Harry will in time recover.
Death - 11 Jan. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. The Rev. Jos. Pope returned Tuesday from Stillwater where he, on Monday, conducted funeral services of the late Mrs. L.G. Parker. (Obit. Col. 3, FS)
Birth - 15 Feb. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hatfield, of McLeod, are rejoicing over the birth of a daughter.
Death - 15 Feb. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. W. Henry Landis, formerly of Martinsdale, died last week at Great Falls, cause of death being heart disease. Henry was a warmhearted, generous man, and was his own worst enemy.
Death - 15 Feb. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Death of Harry E. Leveaux by his own hand yesterday. (FS)
Birth - 22 Feb. 1894, p. 3 c. 2. Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Wheaton are rejoicing over the birth of a son, an important event that took place on Tuesday.
Death - 22 Feb. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Leveaux funeral held Saturday, (FS)
Marriage - 1 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. L.F. Brownell arrived here Sunday from Leithbridge, N.W.T., went up to Melville where he was joined by Miss May Alcorn, returned to Big Timber and together they went to Helena, where they were to be married and from there go to their new home in the Northwest Territory.
Birth - 1 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 2. A son was born last night to wife of Dan Cross.
Marriage - 1 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Married - On Thursday evening February 23, 1894, Mr. John W. Davis and Miss Carrie Telan were united in the bonds of marriage, Rev. Joseph Pope officiating. It was intended that the ceremony should take place in the Big Timber hotel, of which Mr. Davis is the obliging proprietor, but the illness of Mr. Pope prevented his leaving the house, so the marriage took place at the parsonage.
Death - 22 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 1, Stillwater Bulletin. Mr. and Mrs. Luther, of East Rosebud, are mourning the loss of their 18 month-old babe, which died very unexpectedly and while his parents were asleep, Friday night of last week.
Death - 22 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Jacob Hoyem was in Sunday from Howie and reported the death of Jacob Halvorsen. (FS)
Birth - 29 Mar. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. There was joy in the household of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee on Monday, over the birth of a daughter.
Death - 12 Apr. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Died - On Tuesday morning, April 10, 1894, at her home on Lower Sweetgrass, Mrs. Jonathan Davis, aged 72 years. (FS)
Death - 19 Apr. 1894, p. 1 c. 7. Died - On Friday afternoon, at the ranch of Ed Meigs, on the West Boulder, E.P. Estey of Hunters Hot Springs. (FS)
Death - 26 Apr. 1894, p. 1 c. 4. Death - Shortly after midnight Saturday morning occurred the death of Dr. Andrew Jackson Hunter at his home on Central avenue in Bozeman. (FS)
Birth - 3 May 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Mr. and Mrs. A. Whitney are now the proud parents of a daughter, born on Friday last at their home at Lake Basin.
Birth - 24 May 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Born - To Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Wadsworth, who reside in the ceded strip, on Saturday, May 12, a son. Mother and child doing well, while in time the father will be able to be around.
Marriage - 24 May 1894, p. 5 c. 2. Miss Carrie Kent and William H. Cashem were married on Thursday last at the residence of the groom, near Grey Cliff, Rev. Jos. Pope of this place officiating.
Births - 31 May 1894, p. 5 c. 1. The population of Big Timber was increased by three, the first of last week, daughters arriving at the homes of Jas. Dundas, Frank Kline and John McLaren.
Birth - 7 June 1894, p. 5 c. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Armstrong were made most happy Sunday morning with the birth of a son.
Death - 7 June 1894, p. 5 c. 3. The only child, aged about four, of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Hedges who reside at Yale, was drowned yesterday afternoon in Careless Creek.
Death - 14 June 1894, p. 5 c. 1. The body of little Emma, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Hedges, who was drowned at Yale a few days ago, has been recovered. The child was only a little over three years of age.
Birth - 28 June 1894, p. 5 c. 5. A girl baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schafer arrived yesterday afternoon.
Death - 19 July 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Minnie, aged 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Olson, died Sunday afternoon at their home on the Big Timber from sickness of long standing. The funeral took place yesterday the remains being buried in the Big Timber cemetery.
Marriage - 19 July 1894, p. 5 c. 2. The words that will join together for life Miss Mary Teresa Budd and Mr. Glenn Wart will be uttered this evening by Rev. Joseph Pope, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Rudd, three miles south of town. The young couple will make their home near Bozeman.
Death - 26 July 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Lee Millison, an old-time miner of Hicks' Park in the Boulder country, is missing and fears are entertained as to his safety. On July 7 he started alone from Hicks' Park for Elk Park, six or seven miles further up the mountains. He failed to arrive there and hasn't been seen since leaving home. The country has been most thoroughly searched but as yet no trace has been found of Millison and the general opinion seems to be that he encountered a bear and was carried off.
Birth - 26 July 1894, p. 5 c. 2. Stillwater Bulletin: W.M. Gordon is the proud father of an 11-pound son, which made its advent into his household Saturday morning. Dr. Moore was in attendance and reports mother and child doing well.
Death - 16 Aug. 1894, p. 1 c. 5. John Gage who had grown from boyhood in this vicinity died, of organic disease of the heart at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.B. Morris, on Swamp Creek, at 11 o'clock Saturday night. He was 22 years of age and was the last of a family of thirteen, except his sisters Mrs. J.B. Morris and Mrs. Horace Bartlett of Livingston. The funeral took place Monday morning and the remains were interred at the Big Timber cemetery.
Birth - 23 Aug. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Olmstead are now the proud happy parents of a son, who came into the world yesterday.
Birth - 23 Aug. 1894, p. 5 c. 2. A ten pound boy arrived at the home of A.T. Dodge this morning.
Marriage - 31 Aug. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. George W. Robertson of Absarokee and Miss Alma R. Allen of Martinsdale were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Livingston on Monday evening by Rev. J. Hosking.
Birth - 31 Aug. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. A ten pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mjelde on Tuesday morning.
Death - 31 Aug. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. The little daughter, aged two, of Henry Bartels, residing on Lower Sweetgrass, died on Friday last. The funeral took place Sunday, the remains being laid to rest in the Big Timber cemetery.
Birth - 6 Sep. 1894, p. 3 c. 2. Joe H. Hogen and wife of Melville had their home gladdened Monday night by the arrival of a ten pound boy.
Birth - 20 Sep. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb are receiving the congratulations of their many friends over the arrival in their home of a baby boy, who made his first appearance in this world on the 12th.
Death - 20 Sep. 1894, p. 3 c. 2. Bulletin: A dead man was found in the Yellowstone near Merrill Thursday by J.J. Croft. It is supposed to be the body of James Weazen who was drowned at Grey Cliff several weeks ago. Milo Collins was here yesterday after a coffin and will take the remains to Grey Cliff for burial.
Marriage - 4 Oct. 1894, p. 3 c. 3. Married - At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. Adam, near Melville, and in the presence of a few friends and relatives, Mr. F.O. Maerdian and Miss M. Nile were on Wednesday, September 26, 1894, joined together in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. J.M. Mitchard of the Livingston Episcopal church, officiating.
Marriage - 11 Oct. 1894, p. 3 c. 2. Married - The ceremony binding together Mr. James William Geiger and Miss Jennie Grace Conklin, both of this place, was performed on Thursday, Oct. 4, 1894, in the parlors of the Grand hotel at Billings by the Rev. Jackson. The bride, who had been on an extended visit to her former home in Michigan being met at Billings by Mr. Geiger, the ceremony was performed and they arrived in Big Timber on Friday morning's train and have gone to housekeeping in their home on Harris street and Third avenue.
Death - 25 Oct. 1894, p. 3 c.1. A Sad Affair - A very sad and pathetic drowning took place yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Brown, three miles northeast of this place, and their little girl lost her life. The little one was about two years old and was just beginning to run around. Yesterday afternoon she was missed for a few minutes and upon looking for her, she was found in an irrigation ditch, flowing near the house, unconscious and apparently dead.
Death - 1 Nov. 1894, p. 3 c. 1. A miner named Upton, was killed Tuesday while employed at the Independence mine. The body is to arrive today.
Death - 8 Nov. 1894, p. 1 c. 1. R.E. Upton inquest. (FS)
Death - 8 Nov. 1894, p. 5. C. 2. Death - Mrs. Lucy A. Mirrielees, Tuesday at 2 a.m., age 20 years, 1 month, 7 days of quick consumption. (FS)
Marriage - 15 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Mrs. Rosa Milliken of the ceded strip, was married last evening to Charlie Gadifee, the ceremony being performed by Justice J.E. Rees.
Death - 15 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Died - At Hunter's Hot Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1894, Bruce Teeters, brother of Sid Teeters of this city. Mr. Teeters was 31 years of age on the day of his death and had been suffering for many months of heart troubles. The funeral took place at the springs, the deceased being buried at that place.
Deaths - 22 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. Deaths, Wed. 21 Nov. 1894, John N. Downs and Bob Ackley in an accident at the Independence mine. (FS)
Deaths - 29 Nov. 1894, p. 1 c. 4. Independence Mine accident inquest for Downs and Ackley. (FS)
Marriages - 29 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Tonight will be a grand wedding party and double wedding at the Henry Ellingson's, near Melville. Pete Becken and Lena Rostad and Geo. Rostad and Susanna G. Ellingson are to be the high contracting parties.
Marriage - 29 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. Married - At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. N. Kelly, near Hunter's Hot Springs, on Tuesday, November 27, 1894, Mr. Geo. H. Webster and Miss Grace N. Kelly were united in marriage will make their home on what is known as the Lowell ranch near the springs.
Marriage - 29 Nov. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. Married - Last Thursday morning in the Catholic church at Livingston, Mr. Phil Cook and Miss Emily McDonald both of Big Timber, were united in marriage. The ceremony being performed by Rev. A.R. Coopman. (FS)
Birth - 6 Dec. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Stubblefield on Sunday morning.
Death - 6 Dec. 1894, p. 5 c. 2. Word comes from Columbus to the effect that Alf Mendenhall was killed near that place Monday by his saddle horse falling on him.
Marriage - 6 Dec. 1894, p. 5 c. 3. Kelly-Webster marriage. (FS)
Marriage - 13 Dec. 1894, p. 5 c. 2. Miss Emma Laub and Mr. C.H. Lippy were united in marriage yesterday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Walbridge, Justice John E. Rees officiating. The bride arrived on the morning train from the east and comes from Wisconsin. The groom has a fine ranch on the East Boulder and is well known hereabouts.
Marriage - 20 Dec. 1894, p. 5 c. 1. Mr. F.E. Runner and Miss M. Ida Kelly, both of this place, were married on Thursday last at Columbus by the Rev. Joseph Pope. The happy couple, who have many friends hereabouts, arrived Friday morning and have gone to housekeeping in the Tumbleson residence.
Death - 20 Dec. 184, p. 5 c. 2. The community was saddened Friday to learn of the death of Thomas F. Sturtevant, which occurred at ten o'clock Thursday night, at this home on the Boulder, fourteen miles south of here. Deceased was for a long time a resident of Livingston; a man of wide acquaintance and of many friends. He leaves a wife and daughter who have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. The body has been taken to Red Wing, Minnesota for burial.
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