King (C.K.) Wyman
Born March 29, 1867 in Whitefield,
Lincoln County, Maine
Died April 21, 1920 in Monida, Beaverhead County, Montana
a partial obituary scanned from a newspaper which was sent to me several
years ago. It is a very large file (6.4 MB) and may take a
few seconds to download. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the person's name who sent it to me. (I'm
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left Maine at age 19 to go to Montana. He was a miner, and also became a
Deputy Sheriff. He married
Alice Hall on March 2, 1898. He began working for the Forest Service in
1904, and in 1905 he became a Supervisor for the Beaverhead National
Forest. In 1916 he was elected Sheriff. He was well liked, and was
elected for a second term.
Sheriff Wyman was shot and killed on the streets of Monida, Montana on
April 21, 1920 at the age of 53. He had broken up the kid Brady Gang,
and it is thought that he was killed possibly to avenge that deed.
was shoty by Albert Yek or Yiek, who was a horse thief. Yek/Yiek
was hanged on August 26, 1921 for his murder.
Wyman was survived by his wife and daughter.
Gazette, Billings, Montana - April 22, 1920
Standard, Anaconda, Montana - April 24, 1920
Standard, Anaconda, Montana - April 27, 1920