This is an abstraction/ transcription of vital records – birth, marriage, divorce, death – that appeared in Montana, for the most part The Tri-County News (Columbus) newspaper beginning in August of 1901. 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 submitted to the Museum of the Beartooths by1 July 2008. Copies can be contained by contacting the Museum staff. The microfilm used was obtained through interlibrary loan from the Montana State Historical Society.
In these transcriptions, the spelling of names and locations is as it appears in the newspapers.
Marriage, 22 Aug. 1901, p. 1 c. 3. Ralph Southworth, of Nye, and Miss Mary Weed, of Alcester, S.D., were united in marriage at Billings, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m., Rev. Clark officiating. Both bride and groom are estimable young people, Mr. Southworth being one of the most prosperous ranchmen in this section. They will reside on their ranch in the Stillwater valley.
Marriage, 22 Aug. 1901, p. 1 c. 3. At Billings Monday afternoon, Aug. 19, were united in marriage two of the most popular young people in this part of the county, Oliver H. Hovda and Miss Belle Wilson. The ceremony was performed in the parlors of the Grand hotel by Judge Fraser. (FS)
Death, 29 Aug. 1901, p. 5 c. 1. Charles Watt, formerly of Absarokee died in Bozeman Saturday night and was buried Monday afternoon. The malady was tumor of the brain. He had many acquaintances in and about Columbus.
Marriage, 29 Aug. 1901, p. 5 c. 2. Ed McFarland returned from Sheridan, Wyoming, Monday evening, bringing his bride with him; and they will live on Al Thomas’ ranch, where Mr. McFarland was working before he left. Mrs. McFarland was formerly Miss Lida Reed, of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Marriage, 12 Sept. 1901, p. 5 c. 1. Willard J. Stoddard and Miss Effie Rothwell were married by Chaplain Stull, of Fort Keogh, last Thursday. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s parents, in Billings.
Death, 12 Sept. 1901, p. 8 c. 3. Fishtail - We have just learned of the death of the mother of Mrs. John Frank. She was a confirmed invalid, and was ninety-three years old. Death came to relieve her sufferings Sunday morning at one o’clock. She was buried Tuesday at 10 o’clock, the funeral service being read by Mrs. Ash.
Death, 19 Sept. 1901, p. 5 c. 3. Mrs. Marcie E. Keller died at Bozeman Monday night. Mrs. Keller was the wife of U.S. Keller, of Melville, and she had been at Bozeman taking treatment for stomach trouble about two weeks. Her death was unexpected.
Death, 26 Sept. 1901, p. 1 c. 3. Death - Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rafe Mulherin, of Absarokee, Saturday of accidental poisoing by carbolic acid. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Geo. R. Searles. (FS)
Marriages, 26 Sept. 1901, p. 5 c. 3. A double wedding took place in Billings Friday, Rev. William Remington officiating. Walter S. Parker of Bridger was married to Miss Francis Smith, of Nye; and her brother, L.H. Smith of Nye, was married to a sister of the above mentioned bridegroom, Miss Mabel Parker of Bridger.
Marriage, 31 Oct. 1901, p. 4 c. 1. Wedding Bells - On Wednesday occurred one of the most pleasing events that have taken place in this village, the marriage of Miss Maude P. Penman to P.A. Pender, Rev. Geo. R. Searles officiating. (FS)
Death, 7 Nov. 1901, p. 5 c. 5. Mrs. Eva Myrtle Frazier, the wife of John Frazier, a ranchman near Columbus, died yesterday at her home of consumption. Mrs. Frazier was a member of the M.E. church. She was 41 years, 8 months, 9 days old. The burial service was held here today, Rev. Geo. R. Searles officiating and the body was interred in the Columbus cemetery.
Death, 14 Nov. 1901, p. 1 c. 3. Death of Mrs. W.A. Whitlock - Passed away at 2 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of about two weeks, typhoid fever. She was thirty years of age. The funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Geo. R. Searles officiating. She leaves a husband and four children, her mother, three sisters and three brothers. (FS)
Moved, 21 Nov. 1901, p. 5 c. 1. Mrs. George returned to her home at Nema, Kansas, Monday evening, taking three of the Whitlock children with her.
Marriage, 28 Nov. 1901, p. 5 c. 2. E.C. McCaddon and Miss Grace Sylvester, both of Absarokee were united in marriage at the Congregational church in this city today, Rev. Geo. R. Searles, officiating.
Death, 28 Nov. 1901, p. 5 c. 4. Blown to Pieces - A terrible accident occurred Tuesday morning in a coal mine near Nye. Edward Smith was working alone; and, in using some dynamite, it was discharged prematurely, blowing off the top of his head and one hand and breaking both legs. Mr. Turco heard the explosion, and went to the scene of the accident. When the body was found, the news of his death spread quickly, and a man was dispatched to Columbus for a coffin. Deceased is a brother of F.M. Smith.
Marriage, 5 Dec. 1901, p. 5 c. 3. A very pretty wedding took place at the ranch home of David Masoner Thanksgiving day. Ernest S. Card and Miss Maude May Masoner being the happy. Rev. Geo. R. Searles performed the ceremony.
Marriage, 26 Dec. 1901, p. 5 c. 2-3. Last Saturday at high noon there took place at the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Irwin, the marriage of Chas. C. Shaw and Miss Mae Pratton, Rev. Geo. Searles officiating. (FS)
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