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 for 1902. 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, 23 Jan. 1902, p. 8 c. 3. Fishtail and Absarokee - Charlie S. Jewett and Miss Glover were united in marriage at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hamson, Wednesday of this week by the Rev. Geo. R. Searles.
Death, 30 Jan. 1902, p. 5 c. 1. Mrs. F.D. O’Conner, of Joliet, died Tuesday at 3 p.m., of typhoid pneumonia. Deceased was 24 years of ago, and leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss.
Death, 30 Jan. 1902, p. 5 c. 4. Death - Charles A. Forsberg died January 15, 1902 in Columbus. He was the oldest son of Adolph F. Forsberg. He was twenty-seven. Services were at the Presbyterian church in St. Peter. (FS)
Death, 20 Mar. 1902, p. 5 c. 1. George Castleberry, whose accidental death occurred last week, was buried in the Columbus cemetery.
Marriage, 27 Mar. 1902, p. 5 c. 5. A Quiet Wedding - James O. Holt of Columbus, and Miss Flora Shepherd, of Absarokee, were united in marriage by Rev. Geo. R. Searles, at the residence of the groom’s parents near Columbus, Wednesday evening, March 26. (FS)
Reminiscences, 10 Apr. 1902, p. 5 c. 4. Reminiscences of W.T. Hamilton. (FS)
Death, 24 Apr. 1902, p. 5 c. 3. Death of Charles Pring - Charles Pring, who lived a short distance west of Columbus, died Saturday evening, April 19, of quick consumption. Mr. Pring had been in ill health since he first came to this part of the country, and since last fall he had been seriously ill. He was fifty-three years of age. The body was taken to Absarokee Sunday for interment, Mrs. H.H. Ash conducting the last sad services. Deceased left a wife and two children to mourn his loss. (print this)
Death, 15 May 1902, p. 5 c. 3. Died, Wednesday, May 14, Jemima McNally, aged 70 years. She leaves to mourn her a husband, Nicholas McNally, to whom she had been married fifty years, or more; four sons; and five daughters. She was a consistant Christian, a kind neighbor, and a woman whom to know was to love. The whole community will feel her loss. The funeral will be held Friday, may 16, at 2 p.m.
Marriage, 22 May 1902, p. 5 c. 3. John Nichol and Miss Edith McBride were united in marriage at the home of R.N. McBride Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m., Rev. Geo. R. Searles officiating. The groom is one of the most popular and intelligent of our young ranchmen; and the bride is a pleasant young lady, the daughter of R.N. McBride, who is one of the most substantial and progressive ranchment in this parat of Montana.
Marriage, 22 May 1902, p. 5 c. 5. May 16 - A marriage license was issued today to John W. Barr, of Columbus, and Miss Bessie M. Young, of Park City. The bride elect is a daughter of F.H. Young, a well known citizen of Yellowstone county.
Marriage, 26 June 1902, p. 5 c. 5. Our citizens were considerably surprised Saturday to learn that Jeff. Payne and Mrs. H.M. Bray had been joined in wedlock on Friday evening. Justice Hawkins performed the ceremony. Both are well known; the groom being the son of Mrs. Margaret Quinn and the bride having lived for some time a short distance south-east of town.
Death, 10 July 1902, p. 8. Bigtimber - Mrs. J.M. Wadsworth, of Grey Cliff, died at her home, July 3. Deceased was about 60 years old and leaves a husband and several grown-up children. For some time she has been a sufferer from stomach troubles which was the cause of her death. - Pioneer.
Death, 17 July 1902, p. 5 c. 4. Mrs Creekmore Passes Away - Mrs. Daniel Creekmore died at her home on Hill creek Sunday evening, July 13, at 8:30 o’clock. The cause of her death is given as typhoid fever. (FS)
Death, 17 July 1902, p. 8 c. 1. Death of A.W. Scarth - It was no surprise to many of those in this vicinity when it was announced that A.W. Scarth had died Sunday evening of tubercular peritonitis. Deceased was 25 years of age and left a wife and one child to mourn him. (FS)
Death, 24 July 1902, p. 5 c. 5. At about 3:30 o’clock last Saturday afternoon Andy Norrin, employed as a blacksmith at Cowles Camp, killed himself by shooting through the head. The body was brought here and buried Monday in the local cemetery. - Pioneer. (FS)
Marriage, 28 Aug. 1902, p. 8 c. 3. Bigtimber- Wilber J. Boomer and Miss Olive Morse were united in marriage Tuesday forenoon by Rev. A.A. Walker at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Walter Edwards. The happy couple left on the west-bound limited for Bozeman where they will make their home on the Boomer ranch, two miles from the city.
Marriage, 11 Sept. 1902, p. 5 c. 4. Frank Baker and Mrs. Annie Williams were united in marriage at Billings Friday, Justice Mann officiating. The bride is the daughter of the well-known rancher, Henry Claussen, and the groom has been employed at the Claussen ranch.
Marriage, 18 Sept. 1902, p. 5 c. 4. We take pleasure in recording the marriage of E.S. Wimsett to Miss Lizzie Bennett, which took place at Billings, Wednesday. The groom is the son of S.E. Wimsett, one of the best men in Montana and the bride is the daughter of Mrs. M.L. Jacques.
Death, 25 Sept. 1902, p. 1 c. 3. Shot Through the Head - Nye, Sept. 24 - A sad accident occurred here on J.W. Trinler’s place, about 3 ½ miles from Nye, on the evening of Sept. 23, in the killing of Oscar Heyde. Deceased was 17 years old, and the nephew of J.W. Trinler. (FS)
Marriage, 6 Nov. 1902, p. 1 c. 3. Arthur C. Campbell of Columbus and Miss Della Fulton of Red Lodge were united in Marriage at the residence of Mrs. Geo. Devins in Red Lodge Oct. 18, 1902, Rev. Mr. Dunlop of the Methodist church at Red Lodge officiating. (FS)
Marriage, 18 Dec. 1902, p. 5 c. 2. L.C. Piper and Mrs. Cora Harriman were quietly married at the parsonage of the Methodist church at Billings, Monday, Dec. 16, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Allen officiating. (FS)
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