GUY K. McCLUNG
July 10, 1906 - November 25, 2003
Guy K. McClung, 97, died at the Riverside Health Care Center
on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003.
He was born on July 10, 1906, in Quanah, Texas, and was the son of
James T. and Maude R. (Hare) McClung. He was a graduate of Victor
High School. On
Aug. 12, 1925, Guy married Louise E. Schweitzer in Victor.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1998 and
sons, Sidney Guy and James Richard (Dick); a granddaughter, Tami,; a
two half-sisters; a stepbrother and a stepsister. Guy is survived by
Billy Joe McClung, of Texas; a daughter, Jeannine McClung-Hackett
Hackett) of Victor; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Nov.
at 11 a.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Thursday, November 22, 2003
JOHN E. McCONNELL
1894 - September 17, 1918
J. McCONNELL DIES IN ACTION
The many friends of Private John E. McConnell,
machine gun company, 5th regiment U.S.M.C. and his parents, Mr. and
McConnell of Como, Montana, will learn with sorrow and regret of his
on September 17 of wounds received in action. John McConnell was
in Iowa in 1894. With his parents and sister, Mabel, he came to
in 1908. Attending Hamilton schools, he was a member of the class
graduated from high school in 1914. He left Como in February 1918,
in the marines and was sent to Mare Island for training. On going to
in June, he was assigned to duty in the 5th regiment, one of the
in the Marine Corps, a fact of which he was very proud.
His regiment was in the second division which
received high praise from General Pershing for gallantry in action.
In his last
letter, he said that he saw the papers were giving the Marine Corps
His parents and friends will cherish his memory
as one who saw his duty and did it bravely even to giving his life
The Western News, October 17, 1918
CORA QUAST McCORMICK
September 15, 1895 - July 17, 1985
Cora Quast McCormick, 90, died Thursday morning
at the North Valley Rest Home in Stevensville. She was born
September 15, 1895 in Missoula, the daughter of Otto and Helena
Ziesing Quast, and was raised and educated in Missoula. She
graduated from Montana State University in Missoula with a degree in
education and music, and later moved to New York where she studied
voice and piano.
On June 16, 1937, she married Washington Jay
McCormick in Hamilton. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1949.
taught primary education in the Corvallis, Grantsdale, and Hamilton
systems, retiring in June of 1964. She also taught voice and piano
for several years. For the past year, she had resided in
at the North Valley Rest Home due to her health. She was a member of
Alpha Phi, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Montana
Teachers, and the Music Teachers Association.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Camilla
McCormick and Angela Weisel, both of Missoula; a brother, Otto Quast
of Corvallis; three nieces and a nephew. A brother and five sisters
her in death.
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at
Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton with the Rev. Edgar Toevs officiating.
Cremation will take place in Hamilton.
Following the service, there will be a coffee
hour for family and friends in the community room at the chapel.
Ravalli Republic, July 18, 1986
Contributed by Karolyn Simpson
WASHINGTON JAY McCORMICK
W.J. McCORMICK TAKEN BY DEATH, EX-CONGRESSMAN, WAS BRILLIANT
January 4, 1884 - March 7, 1949
Funeral services at the Elks Lodge were held
at Missoula yesterday afternoon in tribute to Washington Jay
McCormick, prominent native western Montanan, who passed away at St.
Patricks Hospital, Missoula, Monday following a long illness.
Pallbearers were Wellington D. Rankin, J.D. Taylor, Fred W.
Schilling, Jack Sterling, Ed Thomas, and
Grant Higgins. Burial was made in Missoula Cemetery. Representatives
the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers and the Western montana
as well as numerous friends of the deceased attorney attended the
W.J. McCormick was a man of extraordinary
intellectual attainments. He was educated in the schools of
Missoula, at Montana State University in Missoula, and at Notre
Dame. He graduated from Harvard University in 1906 and later studied
at Columbia where he received his L.L.B.
Born January 4, 1884, W.J. McCormick was a son of
W.J. and Kate McCormick, Montana pioneers. His father, one of the
first attorneys in Montana, purchased Fort Owen at Missoula in 1871
Major John Owen, and it was there that the father was killed during
McCormick was a veteran of World War I and during
World War II, engaged in war work in the San Francisco region. He
was widely traveled, served in the Montana legislature from Missoula
County, and was elected to the Congress from the western district of
Montana in 1920, serving one term. He was a brilliant
conversationalist, a loyal friend, and was possessed of a most
In 1915, Mr. McCormick was married to Edna
Theresa Fox. A son, Washington J., Jr, died 18 years ago and the
daughters are Angela of Missoula, and Mrs. John Vance, Chevy Chase,
Maryland. In recent years, McCormick had resided at Stevensville
with he present wife, the
former Cora Quast. A sister, Mrs. William Fitzgerald, resides in
The Western News, March 10, 1949
Contributed by Karolyn Simpson
RUTH E. BROWN
November 11, 1925 - October 13, 1989
Ruth E. McCoy,
63, of Corvallis, died Friday, October 13 at Marcus Daly
Memorial Hospital from complications of arthritis. She was born
November 11, 1925 in Higgins, Texas, the daughter of George and
She was raised and educated in Texas and
worked in a defense plant in Arcadia, Calif., during World War
II. She married Neil McCoy in Arcadia on February 2, 1944 and
the couple lived in various places before moving to Nevada then
moved to Corvallis where she lived until her death.
She is survived by her husband at the family
home in Corvallis; her father, George Brown of Auburn, Calif.;
two sons, Keith and Kenneth, both of Reno, Nevada; two sisters,
Roberta Wunch of Auburn, Calif., and Jean Broyles of San
Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Same Brown of Spokane, Wash., and
L.G. Brown of Houston, Texas and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Monday,
October 16 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton
with the Rev. Jack Park officiating. Cremation and arrangements
are under the direction of Daly-Leach Memorial Chapel in
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, October 16, 1989
September 7, 1858 - November 24, 1933
DEATH OF PIONEER. MRS. W.W. McCRACKIN IN MONTANA MANY YEARS.
Mrs. Gertrude McCrackin, aged 75, widow of the
late W.W. McCrackin, old-time Montana banker, was found dead in her
room at the family home here last Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock by
her son's wife, Mrs. Wallace McCrackin. Dr. George McGrath stated
death had come
some hours before, presumably from a heart attack. She had
during the night and when discovered, her body lay across the bed.
She returned to Hamilton in May from Long Beach,
California, where she spent the past six years with her daughter,
mrs. M.A. White, for her health. Mrs. White returned to Long Beach
three weeks ago.
Mrs. McCrackin came to the state with her husband
in 1877, settling at Sand Coulee, where he engaged in raising sheep.
Two years later, they went to Butte, where Mr. McCrackin was
affiliated with the Clark Bank and later was president of the Silver
Bow National Bank. They came to Hamilton in 1894.
Her son, Wallace, and the daughter, Mrs. M.A.
White, survive, with three granddaughters, Misses Gertrude and
Virginia White of Long Beach and Mrs. Milton D. Byrd of Hamilton. A
twin sister, Mrs. J.B. Swinbourne, lives at Fairfield, Iowa,
birthplace of Mrs. McCrackin. Another sister, Mrs. J.F. Hinkhouse,
is at Iowa City, and a brother, P.S. Junkin, is postmaster at
Fairfield. A brother, W.D. Junkin, is editor of the Daily Press
Dispatch at Brainerd, Minnesota. Their father was founder and editor
for years of the Fairfield Ledger.
Mrs. McCrackin was a director of the Ravalli
County Bank, founded by her husband in 1894, and was a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Mr. McCrackin died in 1913 and their oldest
Helen, well-known school teacher, was a victim of the influenza
Last rites for the beloved pioneer woman were
held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Presbyterian Church, Rev.
C.R. Miller and Rev. J.C. Irwin uniting in the service. A brief
tribute to the
serene Christian character of Mrs. McCrackin was paid by Rev.
steadfast devotion to old-time friends in this community which had
her home for the greater part of 40 years and the fact that she had
able to spend the last few months of her life among them were
the minister. The church was filled with scores of people from every
of western Montana and others were unable to find room, waiting
outside until the service was finished. Many followed the casket to
its last rest in Riverview Cemetery, where Mrs. McCrackin's husband
and daughter are buried.
The pallbearers were: Dr. George McGrath, C.H. Raymond, Dr. G.E.
C.A. Smithey, B.W. Reimel, and T.R. Glass.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralston McCrackin of Phillipsburg
were relatives who came from out of town to attend the rites.
Ravalli Republican, November 30, 1933
WILLIAM BAKER McDANIEL
February 13, 1866 - August 11, 1946
PIONEER BUILDER OF THE HAMILTON COMMUNITY TAKEN BY GRIM REAPER.
William Baker McDaniel passed away at Daly
Memorial Hospital Sunday, August 11. Funeral services for Mr.
McDaniel were conducted at the Dowling Chapel in this city by Rev.
Vernon Griggs Tuesday afternoon after which interment was made in
Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of his first wife who died May
3, 1903. Those who acted as pallbearers at
Mr. McDaniel's funeral were Carl Knudson, Osborne Back, Charlles
Talbot, H.V. Gilmore, Joseph Haigh, and Fone Shook.
William Baker McDaniel was born February 13,
1866 at Springfield, Missouri, he came west in 1887 to Blackfoot,
where he was married August 31, 1891 to Vicie Ward. They came to
to make their home in the autumn of 1896.
On December 19, 1914, Mr. McDaniel was wed to
Mrs. Myrtle Odell of this city. She survives her late husband and
other survivors are Calvin McDaniel of Hamilton, and Sarah Seigler
of Santa Barbara,
California, a son and daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Mary J. Ward of
state. All were in Hamilton for the last rites.
Abstract from: The Western News, August 15, 1946
AGED RESIDENT DEAD
Funeral Service for James McDowell to be Held Tomorrow By Rev.
Corvallis, June 28 - James McDowell, aged 83 years, succumbed to
paralysis early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Charles Price. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon
from the home, with Rev.
E.P . Wilson of the United church officiating, and interment will be
James McDowell was born in Ireland and came to
America in early boyhood. He first made his home in Michigan and was
united in marriage to Jane Johnson. About 22 years ago, the family
moved to Corvallis from
Anaconda. Mrs. McDowell died at her Corvallis home eight years ago,
her grave is in the Corvallis Cemetery. To them were born 12
of whom survive. They are Elizabeth Daugherty of Seattle, John,
and Albert of Hibbing, Minnesota; Mrs. Charles Price of this place,
Mary Coombs and George of Butte, and James, who is somewhere on the
Mr. McDowell was a master mechanic, working for
years in Michigan and continuing his profession by making drag saws
weeks before his death. The Myers blacksmith shop was the scene of
until a few months ago when he became too feeble to walk and he
tools to the Magni building across the street from the Price
He had been confined to his bed but four days before his death. He
man of find principle and was respected by everyone.
The Ravalli Republican, Friday, August 18, 1922
JANE JOHNSON McDOWELL
MRS. J. M'DOWELL DEAD. FUNERAL AT CORVALLIS
Mrs. James McDowell died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at the
home near Corvallis, following an illness resultant from the
of old age. The funeral will probably be held next Sunday afternoon,
being made in Corvallis Cemetery.
Jane Johnson Mcdowell was a most estimable lady
and had reared a large family. She was born in Ontario, Canada, in
February 1942. With her family she came to Montana from Michigan in
1896 and had resided in the Bitter Root valley for 13 years.
She is survived by the aged husband, four
daughters, Mrs. C.W. Price of Corvallis, Mrs. W.J. Coomb and Mrs.
A.P. Coomb of Butte, and Mrs. J.S. Doughterty of Anaconda, and five
sons, John H.., Albert, and Joseph of Hibbing, Michigan, A.G.
McDowell of Butte, and J.J. McDowell of Missoula.
The Western News, November 13, 1914
Card of Thanks
We thank our many kind friends and neighbors for
their care and attention previous to and after the death of our
beloved wife and mother, and may God reward them for their kind care
and attention in the hour
of our bereavement. We also thank our many friends for their
James M'Dowell, Sons and Daughters
The Western News, November 14, 1914
November 18, 1855 - October 29, 1946
MISS MARY McFADDEN NONAGENARIAN, DIES. FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR LONG
One of the eldest residents of Montana passed
from this world either late Monday or early Tuesday morning when
McFadden died at her home on Geneva Avenue, Hamilton, where she
resided alone. neighbors noticed that she did not appear all day
prevailed upon Mrs. Walter Maki, who had long looked after the
woman, to investigate. She found Miss McFadden dead about 5:30 that
Miss McFadden would have been 91 years of age had she lived to
Rosary services for Miss McFadden will be held at
St. Francis Church tomorrow night at 7:00 and Rev. M.J. Donohue will
conduct services in the church for her the next morning. Interment
will be in Riverview cemetery.
Before coming to Hamilton about 1914, Miss
McFadden resided in Butte, Seattle, and North Dakota. She is
survived by a niece, Mrs. L.P. Keefe of Los Angeles, who is to
arrive in Hamilton this afternoon; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Leonard of North Dakota, and Mrs. Annie Wells of Washington state.
The Western News, October 31, 1946
JOSEPH ALEXANDER McGREGOR
Last rites for Joseph Alexander McGregor, 64,
Grantsdale, who died at a local hospital Tuesday following a short
illness, were held this afternoon from Dowling's chapel, the Rev.
G.O. Schultz officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Erick Nordgren, Otis Lyndes, Arthur Treece, Hugh
Wylie, John Jackman, and A.P. Nickel.
1877 - May 6, 1941
JOSEPH A. McGREGOR TAKEN BY DEATH
Mr. McGregor was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and
came to the Bitter Root about 32 years ago. He first located in the
Mile area, later moving to Darby and then to Grantsdale. He was a
and followed his trade of well drilling despite the loss of an arm
25 years ago. He became a citizen in 1914.
Survivors include his widow, daughters, Mrs.
Chris Kiehn, Mrs. Leslie Herbert, and Marie McGregor, Grantsdale;
sons, Charles H., Malcome and Gregory Delroy, Hamilton, and Fred J.,
Sitka, Alaska; mother, Mrs. Helen McGregor, and a brother, George,
Albany, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Stella Cowbrick, New York, N.Y., and
brother, Ronald, Denver, Colorado.
Ravalli Republican, May 8, 1841
MINNIE S. BLODGETT McKILLOP
August 1879 - May 8, 1909
MANY ATTEND THE FUNERAL. MRS. ARCHIE McKILLOP PASSED AWAY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND WAS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON.
The funeral of Mrs. Minnie B. McKillop, wife
of Archie McKillop, Monday afternoon at the family home on the west
side of the Bitter Root river, was one of the largest gatherings of
the kind in the vicinity of Hamilton for several years. She was a
worthy and popular woman and her friends are legion.
Mrs. McKillop was a native daughter of the Bitter
Root valley. She was born in 1879 and had she lived till july would
have been 30 years old. She leaves a husband and three children,
besides three brothers and two sisters. The cause of her death was
tuberculosis to which she succumbed Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. F.N. Cockcroft, pastor of St.
Paul's Episcopal church, with interment at the Blodgett family
The Western News, May 12, 1909
Mrs. Minnie McKillop, wife of Archie McKillop,
the well-know contractor, died Saturday morning at the family home
the west side. Consumption was the cause of death. The funeral was
Monday afternoon and was largely attended.
Mrs. McKillop was 29 years of age and a native of
the valley. She is survived by the husband, three small children,
three brothers, and two sisters. Mrs. McKillop was a most estimable
lady and the bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire
Ravalli Republican, May 14, 1909
Perry McKinney Rites Conducted This Afternoon
January 12, 1891 - May 14, 1950
Funeral services for Perry "Peg" McKinney, former
valley resident who died last Sunday in Longview, Washington, were
conducted by the Rev. Richard Price at the Dowling Chapel this
afternoon. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery at Darby beside the
grave of his wife, Grace, who passed away about ten years ago.
Pallbearers were C.W. Shockley, Robert Nicholson, E.L. Sargent,
Frank Waddell, Edward MacKay, and William Daw.
Mr. McKinney was born January 12, 1891 in Twin
Bridges, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. McKinney, old time valley
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Q. Nelsen of
Longview, Washington, and Mrs. W.H. Nelson of Mountain View,
California; a son, Merel, Longview; a brother, Troy McKinney,
Corvallis; six sisters, Mrs. L.L. Scharinota, Darby; Blanche
Warwick, Missoula; Mrs. Harry Young, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Wade
Shockley, Seattle; Mrs. H.L. Summers, Hamilton; and Mrs. Richard
Alberts, Ogden, Utah, and five grandchildren.
The Western News, Thursday, May 18, 1950, page 1
ANDREW J. McNETT
November 29, 1851 - November 2, 1949
Funeral services for Andrew J. McNett were held
at 10:30 am, Saturday, at the Dowling chapel. Burial was at the
Riverview cemetery and services were conducted by the Reverend E.F.
Mr. McNett was 97 years old and for a number
of years he had been blind. He was born November 29, 1851 at
Algonquin, Illinois. He came to Montana in 1902 and for many years
was a farmer and was located in the upper Three Mile locality where
he operated a dry land farm.
After his eyesight failed, he retired and came
into Stevensville where for a number of years he had made his home
with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Daisy McNett. He passed away Wednesday
last week at a Hamilton hospital where he was taken when he became
few weeks ago.
The pallbearers at the funeral Saturday were
Selman Eldridge, Bill Nogler, Harry Ahrens, Wilbur Cook, Barney
and Francis Brazier. Mr. McNett is survived by his sister-in-law and
a niece, Mrs. Dayton Lockridge and nephews, Andrew and John McNett
this place, and Earl McNett of Missoula
Northwest Tribune, November 10, 1949
A.J. McNETT, 96, TAKEN BY DEATH
Andrew Jackson McNett, 96, a resident of Hamilton
since 1943, died in Daly hospital Wednesday night following a long
illness. He entered the hospital the last time about three months
He was born November 29, 1852 in McHenry County,
Illinois and had lived in Stevensville for many years. He was a
farmer in that vicinity until he lost his eyesight. A sister-in-law,
Mrs. S.B. McNett, Stevensville, is believed to be the only survivor.
The body was taken to Stevensville.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1949
DAISY GARFIELD McNETT
April 23, 1868 - December 14, 1954
Funeral services will be held at Stevensville,
Monday for Mrs. Daisy McNett who died Tuesday. Burial be be in
Stevensville's Riverview cemetery. Rev. Ellen Rose will officiate at
Mrs. McNett was born April 23, 1868 at DePere,
Wisconsin and was married there to Stephen McNett on March 20, 1889.
He died August, 1941. They came to Stevensville in 1902 engaging in
ranching. Survivors are three sons, Andrew and John, both of
Stevensville, and Earl of Missoula; a daughter, Mrs. Dayton
Lockridge of Stevensville and other relatives.
The Western News, December 16, 1954
October 31, 1932 - July 10, 1988
Jack McNett, a former Stevensville resident,
died of a heart attack in Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday, July 10.
McNett was born October 31, 1932 in Stevensville.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, and four
children, John Jr, Colleen Hildebrand, Kent and Kirk, all of
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Monique and Mar; brothers,
Clarence and Dick McNett, both of Great Falls; and an aunt, Maude
He was educated in Stevensville schools, served
four years in the U.S. Air Force, and 31 years in the reserve. He
was a graduate of Montana State University in Missoula, and was an
electrical engineer for Boeing in Seattle.
Ravalli Republic, July 12, 1988
STEVEN B. McNETT
October 31, 1864 - August 16, 1941
Funeral services for Stephen B. McNett were held
at the Dowling Funeral home here Monday at 2:00 pm and burial was at
the Riverview cemetery.
Mr. McNett had been a resident of Stevensville
for 39 years. He was born at Algonquin, Illinois, October 31, 1864.
He would have been 77 years old on his next birthday. In his earlier
life, Mr. McNett followed railroading. He was married to miss Daisy
Garfield, march 20, 1889 and for some time they lived in Iowa and in
1902 they came with their family to the Bitterroot Valley. Since
that time, they have
made their home here in Stevensville. Most of the time, since living
this community, Mr. McNett has followed the farming vocation, but in
years, he retired from active work and lived here in Stevensville.
the past year or more, Mr. McNett's health has not been good and the
came early Saturday morning.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Andrew of
Stevensville and John and Earl of Missoula; a daughter, Mrs. Dayton
Lockrdge of Stevensville; a brother, Andrew J. of Stevensville, and
four grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by the
Reverent H.K. Cross and the pall bearers were Robert Rasmussen, L.C.
Wickham, Jr, Charles Goffe, John Emerson, and O.M. Hightower.
Northwest Tribune, August 21, 1941
STEPHEN EARL McNETT
January 26, 1893 - July 27, 1976
Former Valley Man, S.E. McNett Died July 27 in Missoula
Stephen E. McNett, 83, of Missoula, former
valley resident who died at Community Hospital July 27. Pastor John
Newbern officiated and interment was in Stevensville Riverview
cemetery. Pallbearers were Christ Blotzke, Ralph Blotzke, Phil
Barnett, Con Meckler, Dave Braach, and Allen Roberts.
Stephen Earl McNett was born January 26, 1893 in
Cary, Illinois, son of Stephen and Daisy Garfield McNett. He married
Mamie Wood there in 1926. She preceded him in death.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Christ (Earldean)
Blotzke, Missoula; stepson, Jerome E. Wood, Missoula; stepdaughter,
Cleo Wetzel, Modesto, California; sister, Mrs. Dayton (Maude)
Lockridge, Stevensville; nieces and nephews.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, August 4, 1976