FRANK DuBOIS JAQUETTE
Frank DuBois Jaquette, 81, of Hamilton, died
Thursday morning at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital from cancer. He
was born September 4, 1903 at Victor, Colorado, the son of Frank D.
and Esther Jaquette. His family alter moved to Butte, Montana,
graduated from high school and attended the School of Mines. He
moved to the Bitter Root Valley where he devoted his time to mining
and bee-keeping. On October 3, 1930 Frank married Hazel Mary Maxwell
in the Bitter Root Valley.
September 4, 1903 - November 29, 1984
He is survived by two daughters, Maxine Skaw,
Ovando, Montana, and Marion Mendenhall of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest
daughter, Jean Wetzsteon Johnson.
Ravalli Republic, Friday, November 30, 1984, page 2
OSCAR WARREN JENKINS
Jenkins Funeral Service Thursday
April 9, 1879 - May 16, 1955
Funeral services for Oscar Warren Jenkins, 81,
will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dowling Funeral Home with the
Rev. L.L. Grandpre, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church,
officiating. Burial will be in the Corvallis Cemetery.
He was born April 9, 1879 at Alton, Kansas, and
was married January 20, 18905 to Nina May Smith at Neodesha, Kansas.
He lived in Kansas until moving to Montana in March 1900. He lived
in Hamilton area until 1903 then started operating a farm near
Corvallis. Jenkins died May 16 at his home at 119 North 6th Street.
He had lived there since 1951.
Survivors include his widow; sons, Vernon E,
William O, Delwyn J, all of Corvallis; Clayton B, Darby; Joseph A,
Seattle, Washington; Rollin A, Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Cora Mae
Barker, Culleen, Washington; brothers, Charles, Portland, Oregon,
and Thomas, Pueblo, Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Hartz,
Denver, Colorado. There are numerous grandchildren.
Ravalli Republican, May 17, 1955, page 1
GEORGE WASHINGTON JENNINGS
CALLED TO REWARD. AGED RESIDENT OF HAMILTON PASSED AWAY EARLY
January 14, 1833 - March 1, 1910
Shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, George
Washington Jennings, another of the aged residents of the Bitter
Root valley, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.C. Walbridge,
on Second street, death being the result of apoplexy. The deceased
had not been in good health for some time. Five years ago, he
suffered a stroke of paralysis, and since that time, he made his
home with Mr. and Mrs. Walbridge. The direct cause of death,
however, was apoplexy, with which he was afflicted only a few hours.
Mr. Jennings had reached the advanced age of
seventy-seven years, one month and fifteen days, being born in Bon
Tioga County, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1833. Here he lived
forty-two years when he moved to Wisconsin. Twenty years later he
came to the Bitter Root valley, where he lived fifteen years. Ten
years of this time, he lived at Grantsdale, following the trade of a
mason. He was a member of the Grantsdale Presbyterian church and he
was a devoted Christian.
The funeral was held at the Walbridge home
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. J.C. Irwin, pastor of the
Hamilton Presbyterian church. The body was interred in Riverview
cemetery, beside the remains of his wife, who died several years
Ravalli Republican, March 4, 1910
CHARLES (Charley) G. JOHNSON
CHARLES JOHNSON RESIDENT FOR 61 YEARS OF VALLEY CALLED BY DEATH.
September 16, 1875 - April 5, 1953
Charles G. Johnson died at his Corvallis home on
Easter Sunday. He was born September 16, 1875 in Bornholm, Denmark.
In 1897, he was married at Hamilton to Sadie Strange. They
became the parents of three children who survive the parents. Mrs.
Johnson died of cancer at Rochester, Minnesota in 1918.
He is survived by his widow, Ellen; his son,
Robert, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Thomas, all of Corvallis, and
another daughter, Mrs. Wesley Hickey, Bozeman. Also surviving are
four grandchildren. The latter are Ann, Bruce, and Craig Johnson and
Funeral services for Mr. Johnson were held at the
Dowling chapel in Hamilton Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Jesse Dove
officiating. Burial was made in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers were
Howard Boyer, Jack Korman, Eugene Doty, Fred Reinbold, Albert Hess,
and Ed. O'Hare.
Abstract from: The Western News, April 9, 1953
Smothered to Death While Working in a Mine
November 26, 1832 - May 15, 1916
Slide in the Curlew Mine Near Victor Caught Clarence Johnson Monday
Victor, May 18 - Clarence Johnson, aged 22 years, was crushed nd
smothered to death about 1:30 o’clock Monday Morning in the tailing
pit at the Curlew mine northwest of Victor. Clarence, with his
father, George W. Johnson, were working with the night crew at the
mine. The chute became clogged and the young man went down to clean
it out when in some manner, a gradual slide was started and his feet
and legs were caught under the pressure. His father threw a rope to
him, but was unable to pull him out. He then ran for help, but when
the foreman and other help arrived, only a hand was protruding. When
the young man was finally taken out at 3:30 o’clock, the body was
Clarence Johnson was born at Belgrade, Montana,
November 16, 1892. He is survived by his father, two sisters,
Margaret Johnson and Mrs. Henry Corvan, and a brother, Alvin, and a
half-brother, who lives in Iowa.
His friend, Miss Daisy Akin, of Belgrade, and his
uncles, Sam and Dave Bell of Belgrade, were present for the funeral
services which were held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday at 2
p.m., Rev. J.L. Reese of Stevensville officiating. The deceased was
a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges. Interment was made
in the Victor Cemetery. Services were conducted by the joint lodges
at the cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, May 19, 1916
Funeral services for Mrs. Otto Johnson, 79, who
died shortly before midnight Saturday, were held at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon in the Dowling chapel. She was taken ill November
23 and was admitted to the hospital three days later. The Rev. C.J.
Taber will officiated. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery. Pall
bearers were David Hope, Ted LaChambre, Paul Pagenkopf, Frank
Merritt, DeWitt Vial, and Miles Romney Jr.
February 15, 1863 - November 28, 1942
Mrs. Johnson was born near Oslo, Norway, February
15, 1863. She came to this country with her parents on a sailboat
when four weeks old. It required six weeks for the trip. The family
first located in Bloomingdale, Wisconsin. In 1890, Mrs. Johnson went
to Helena from Sparta, Wisconsin, where Mr. Johnson operated a
furniture store. They came here a few years later and for nearly 50
years, Mrs. Johnson has lived in the same house at 739 Main Street.
She was a charter member of the Methodist Church
here, a member of the Scandinavia fraternity, and a former member of
the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Wayne,
and son, Carl, at home; sons Lindahl, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and
Fritz R., Spokane, Washington. Fritz arrived Monday to attend the
services, but Lindahl will be unable to attend because of the
illness of his wife.
Ravalli Republican, December 3, 1942
MARGARET STADE JOHNSON
Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Corvallis Died Saturday; Rites Monday
November 6, 1977 - August 24, 1963
Funeral services were Monday afternoon at the
Dowling chapel for Mrs. charles Johnson of Corvallis who died at her
home Saturday, August 24, after an illness of several weeks. Rev.
E.J. Ruff officiated at the rites and interment was in Corvallis
cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Korman, Eugene Doty, Roy Thomas,
Dudley Bowden, Gilbert Chaffin and Ed Bay. Mrs. Johnson had been in
poor health for several years.
Ellen Margaret Stade was born November 6, 1877 in
Roskilde, Denmark. She came to the United States in 1919 and settled
in Corvallis. She married Charles G. Johnson December 27, 1919 in
Hamilton with Rev. Richard Whitehouse officiating and attendants
were Mr. and Mrs. Harrie Fierce. Mr. Johnson died April 5, 1953.
Survivors are a son, Robert, Corvallis;
stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Thomas, Corvallis, Mrs. W.G.
(Irene) Hickey, Bozeman; four grandchildren; and a sister in
Denmark. The grandchildren of Mrs. Johnson are Mrs. Dean (Janet
Hickey) Ford, Bozeman; Ann, Bruce, and Craig Johnson, Corvallis.
The Western News, August 28, 1963
George Johnson Died at Victor Tuesday Morning
Went to Work as Usual That Morning and Complaining of Pains Returned
Victor, November 2 - Tuesday morning, George Johnson, whose ranch is
about three miles north of here, went to help a neighbor thresh, but
before he arrived there, he was taken with a pain across the breast
and was not able to work so returned home and about 11 o’clock
passed away. He was apparently in the best of health Monday and
helped thresh at his own and at a neighbor’s place. He leaves his
invalid wife, two sons, Otto and Myron of Sidney, and a daughter,
Mrs. Everson of Trout Creek. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house and the remains will be laid to
rest in the Victor cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, November 3, 1916
GEORGE W. JOHNSON
G.W. JOHNSON, BITTER ROOT PIONEER DIES
1858 - March 23, 1929
Stevensville, March 26 - George W. Johnson, who
has been in ill health for 10 years, died early Monday morning at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus L. Franks with whom he lived in late
years. His wife died three years ago and a daughter several years
Two daughters and two sons are yet living. They
are Mrs. Cyrus L. Franks in Stevensville and Mrs. Charles Tepley of
Three Mile, James Johnson, the eldest of the children living in
California; Claude Johnson, the younger son, residing here.
Mr. Johnson came here from Missouri about 59
years ago and was employed by Charles Flannigin on his farm in the
Etna section. He later returned to his home in the eat and brought
back his wife and the family became part of the growing community
along Burnt Fork creek where he has farmed the greater part of his
time as a local resident.
He was one of the Ravalli County representatives
in the legislature and assessor one term. Soon after Judge Henry L.
Myers resigned from the bench in the third district court to become
United States senator, Mr. Johnson was prominently mentioned as the
next United States marshal but another applicant was successful in
getting the appointment.
The Western News, March 28, 1929
JEANETTE EDITH SUMMERS JOHNSON
Jeanette "Nettie" Edith Johnson, 110 years of
age, of Hamilton, died Friday, December 20, 1996 at the Valley View
Estates Nursing Home, in Hamilton. She was born January 7, 1886, on
the Summers Ranch in the Skalkaho Valley, the daughter of John A.
and Judy Summers. On June 20, 1917, she married Harry Johnson in
January 7, 1886 - December 20, 1996
Surviving are two nephews, Bob Summers of
Portland, Oregon and John Ashby of Tacoma, Washington; a niece
Barbara Bernatz of Mesa, Arizona.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, December 23, 1996
JOHN WILLIAM JOHNSON
J.W. JOHNSON, ONE OF BITTER ROOT'S FINEST MEN, FADES FROM LIFE
November 17, 1878 - July 21, 1957
J.W. Johnson died Sunday, July 21 in Daly
Memorial Hospital. John William Johnson was born November 17, 1878,
the first white child to be born in Phelps County, Nebraska. At
Fairfield, Nebraska he met Miss Cora Willis with whom he was wed on
Christmas Day, 1903 at LaMoure, North Dakota.
J.W. Johnson is survived by four children, eight
grandchildren and one great grandchild. The children are Mrs. Glen
Kohls, Hamilton; Mrs. Ansley Peirce, Spokane; Mrs. G.L. McLaren,
Spokane; and William Johnson, Jr, Kooskia, Idaho. All of the
children, Mr. Kohls, Mr. Peirce, and Mrs. Wm Johnson, together with
some of the grandchildren, were here for the rites.
Abstract from: The Western News, July 25, 1957
JEAN JAQUETTE JOHNSON
L. Jean Johnson, 51, of Bigfork died Friday at
the Kalispell Regional Hospital following a brief illness. She
was born November 10, 1931 in Butte, the daughter of Frank D. and
Hazel Click Jaquette. She attended rural elementary schools in the
Bitter Root Valley and graduated from high school at Darby in 1949.
She was also a graduate of the Butte Business College.
November 10, 1931 - March 18, 1983
On July 21, 1974, she married Dr. George Johnson
in Lincoln. They made their home in Havre from 1974 until 1979, when
they moved to Bigfork, where he is associated with the Bigfork
Optometric Practice. Jean worked as an optometiric assistant up
until the time of her death.
Besides her husband at the family home, survivors
include two children by a previous marriage, Terry and Paula
Wetzsteon; two daughter, Loree Johnson of Missoula and Mrs. Eric
(Sharon) Traber of Seward, Alaska; one son, Gregory Johnson of
Somers; two grandchildren; her mother, Hazel Jaquette of Missoula;
her father, Frank Jaquette of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Robert
(Marian) Mendenhall of Hamilton and Mrs. Ralph (Maxine) Shaw of
Ovando; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at the Missoula
Community Chapel on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Stephen Valentine officiating. Arrangements and cremation are by the
Weatherford Funeral Home in Kalispell. The family suggests memorial
contributions to the ALERT Foundation, Buffalo Hill, Kalispell.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, March 21, 1983
MYRTLE ELIZABETH WILLARD JOHNSON
Mrs. Myrtle Johnson Dies of Heart Attack At Home In Corvallis
May 15, 1876 - March 31, 1947
Corvallis - Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Johnson, 70, died of a heart
attack at her home Monday afternoon. She was born May 15, 1876, and
had lived in the valley for the past 36 years. She was the widow of
John Fred Johnson, a Spanish-American war veteran who died in 1942.
Mrs. Johnson was a charter member of the Corvallis Community Church.
Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mace,
Stevensville; Mrs. Raymond Birch , Clinton, Ind.; Mrs. Edna Rothe,
Lewistown; and sons, Jack, Corvallis; Carl, Lebanon, Ore. The body
is at the Dowling Funeral Home.
Ravalli Republican, Tuesday, April 1, 1947
ROY HAROLD JOHNSON
Roy Harold Johnson, 75, died Monday at the Valley
View Estates following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 26,
1908 at Michigan City, ND to the late Charles and Linda Hokamson and
received his education in Mapes, ND.
April 26, 1908 - May 2, 1983
He entered the U.S. Army in March 1943 and was
discharged in February 1944. Following his discharge, he moved to
Hamilton. He owned and operated the Johnson Electric from 1956 to
1970 when he retired. He married Alice Bickner Clyde in Hamilton in
1946. They were divorced in 1965.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Johnson
of Darby, and Judith Clark of Moses Lake, Washington; one son, James
Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska; four sisters, Mabel Nelson of Spokane,
Hattie Langstaf of Sacramento, California, Ether Schroeder of
Seattle, and Myrtle Harbaugh of Hamilton; one brother, Harry Johnson
of Aberdeen, SD. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two
There will be no services. Cremation will take
place in Missoula. The family suggests memorials to the Faith
Lutheran Church, the Bitter Root Humane Shelter, or Hamilton Haven
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Dowling Funeral Home.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, May 3, 1983
ABRAHAM L. JOHNSTON
Abraham L. (Abe) Johnston, 80, described in the obituary as a
Pioneer Realtor in Hamilton since 1899, died on October 22, 1948, in
Hamilton. His wife, Mabel C., had died on May 28, 1948. He was
survived by two sons: Joe of Spokane, WA; Robert of Hamilton; and
Mrs. L.L. Davis of Hamilton.
Independent Record, Helena, MT, October 23, 1948
Contributed by: Carol P. Garitty
Contributor's Notes: Abraham Johnston was born about 1867 in
Iowa to Robert and Sarah Selena Crowther Johnston. Abraham and
four brothers survived a typhoid epidemic in IA that claimed his
mother, three sisters and another brother. Robert and the five
surviving sons moved West and settled in MT and CA. Abraham and
Mabel are buried in the Hamilton Cemetery, Ravalli County, MT.
Abraham's survivors would have been Joseph H. born about 1907,
Robert C. born about 1903 and Mildred L. born about 1910.
If any descendants of Abraham and Mabel and
their children would care to contact me, I have additional family
information to share. (Abraham's father and my great-grandfather,
George Johnston, were brothers.)
ED L. JONES
Ed L. Jones, a farmer of the south Hamilton district, died at the
Daly hospital Monday night from effects of a chronic ailment that
necessitated amputation of his leg to halt gangrene. The amputation
was made Sunday, but the inroads of the poisoning had gained too
much headway and death resulted.
Mr. Jones came here about two years ago from the
Blackfoot valley. He had ranched there about five years after moving
west from Rygate, where he lived several years. He had following
farming throughout his life and his home here ws the small truck and
fruit ranch which he purchased from Roy Moore. Born November 5, 1878
at Platteville, Wisconsin, Mr. Jones was nearing his sixtieth year.
Surviving family members are the wife, and a son Rex of Hamilton,
and a son Robert, who arrived Tuesday from his home at Helmville for
the last rites.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Dowling chapel
with an old-time friend, Mrs. Rose Williams of Rygate giving the
last tribute. Pallbeares were Otto and Dick Kent, Joseph Gaffney,
Charles Clements, J.E. Dresel and Hugh MacMillan. Burial was in
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1938
MAY McINNIS JORGENSEN
DEATH OF MOTHER
May 16, 1902 - May 15, 1932
Mrs. S. Jorgensen Passed Away at Hospital
Last Rites Held Tuesday Afternoon for Young Matron and Burial Was
Made in Corvallis.
Spotted fever claimed its first victim in the
Bitter Root Valley this year with the death Sunday afternoon of Mrs.
May McInnis Jorgensen at the Daly Hospital. Mrs. Jorgensen had never
been inoculated with the preventive vaccine, but made a heroic fight
to conquer the disease and until early Sunday was thought to have a
fair chance for recovery. She was brought to the hospital from her
home at Stevensville the previous Monday.
Mrs. Jorgensen was born at New Freeport, PA, May
16, 1902. She came to the Bitter Root Valley with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J.A. McInnis, six years later. The family settled in the
West Fork district, southwest of Darby. Her marriage to Mr.
Jorgensen took place there nine years ago. Three children,
Evangeline and Wallace, twins, and Gerald survive with the husband,
the parents, two sisters, and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs.
James Erickson of Wenatchee, WA, and Miss Helen McInnis, and the
brothers are Jack of Seattle, and Wallace of Hamilton.
Last rites were held at the Dowling Chapel
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H.H. Longnecker delivering the sermon. The
pallbearers were A.P. Nickel, G.F. Shook, and T.E. Milburn of Darby,
and James Gage, W. Shriner, and Jack Lucas of Stevensville. Burial
was in the Corvallis Cemetery, where other relatives rest. With the
exception of the brother in Seattle, the relatives were all present
at the time of Mrs. Jorgensen's death.
Ravalli Republican, May 19, 1932