RAVALLI COUNTY OBITUARIES

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GUY K. McCLUNG
July 10, 1906 - November 25, 2003
Guy K. McClung, 97,  died at the Riverside Health Care Center in Missoula 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 his sons, Sidney Guy and James Richard (Dick); a granddaughter, Tami,; a half-brother; two half-sisters; a stepbrother and a stepsister. Guy is survived by a half-brother, Billy Joe McClung, of Texas; a daughter, Jeannine McClung-Hackett (Prescott Hackett) of Victor; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Memorial services will be held on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, 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 Mrs.R.W. McConnell of Como, Montana, will learn with sorrow and regret of his death on September 17 of wounds received in action. John McConnell was born in Iowa in 1894. With his parents and sister, Mabel, he came to Hamilton in 1908. Attending Hamilton schools, he was a member of the class that graduated from high school in 1914. He left Como in February 1918, enlisted in the marines and was sent to Mare Island for training. On going to France in June, he was assigned to duty in the 5th regiment, one of the crack regiments 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 well deserved praise.
    His parents and friends will cherish his memory as one who saw his duty and did it bravely even to giving his life for his country.
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. She taught primary education in the Corvallis, Grantsdale, and Hamilton school systems, retiring in June of 1964. She also taught voice and piano privately for several years. For the past year, she had resided in Stevensville at the North Valley Rest Home due to her health. She was a member of the Alpha Phi, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Montana Retired 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 preceded 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
January 4, 1884 - March 7, 1949
W.J. McCORMICK TAKEN BY DEATH, EX-CONGRESSMAN, WAS BRILLIANT
    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 of the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers and the Western montana Bar Association, as well as numerous friends of the deceased attorney attended the rites.
    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 from Major John Owen, and it was there that the father was killed during a wind storm.
    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 engaging personality.
    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 Missoula.
The Western News, March 10, 1949
Contributed by Karolyn Simpson

WILLIAM WALLACE McCRACKIN
June 22, 1842 - May 31, 1913
W.W. M’CRACKIN, PIONEER BANKER AND FORMER MAYOR, IS STRICKEN
Died at His Home of Apoplectic Stroke Saturday Morning - Friend and Associate of Late Marcus Daly, He Had Distinguished Career - Funeral Held Today
    W.W. McCrackin, for 18 years a leader in the business and public life of Hamilton, organizer and president of the pioneer Ravalli County Bank and long an associate and friend of the later Marcus Daly, died suddenly at his home in Hamilton shortly after 11 o’clock Saturday forenoon. Death is believed to have been due to an apoplectic stroke super induced by the strain of a severe attack of nausea. He went to the bank as usual Saturday morning and performed his regular work, chatting with friends and patrons as they entered the building and also appearing on the street. About 10:30, he was seized with a sudden attack of nausea. Dr. George McGrath, his family physician, was called and he was removed to his home in the doctor’s automobile, where he lay upon a couch. A second and more violet nauseous attack followed and the doctor advised the patient to go to bed. Mr. McCrackin then walked unassisted upstairs to his room expiring within five minutes. But a little while before, he had joked his wife and daughter, Mrs. M.A. White, for causing them trouble. Mrs. McCrackin was alone with him when the end came.
Funeral Today
    The funeral was held from the McCrackin home on South Fifth street at 1:30 this afternoon. Rev. J.H. McJunkin of Missoula, one of the oldest and most intimate friends of the deceased in the state, conducted the services, which were simple but impressive. The pallbearers were Dr. George A. McGrath, W.H. Roberts, W.O. Fisk, George K. Disk, Zene Moore, and J.E. Totman. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
    Among the out-of-town relatives who came here to attend the funeral were Miss Eliza McCrackin, a sister of the deceased, and Mrs. j.F. Hinkhouse, a sister of Mrs. McCrackin, both of Fairfield, Iowa; Dr. A.D. McCrackin of Kellogg, Idaho, a nephew, was also present. Among those from Butte was A.J. Davis, president of the First National bank of that city, under whom Mr. McCrackin worked during his early years in Montana. There were many beautiful floral pieces, the offerings of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Distinguished Career
    William Wallace McCrackin was born June 22, 1842 in Indiana, Penn., of Scotch-Irish parentage. In 1855, after the death of his father, the family moved to Fairfield, Iowa where young McCrackin and his brothers became the breadwinners of the family. At the outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted in the Fourth Iowa cavalry and saw active service on the battlefield. Later, he enlisted as a mate on a federal gunboat plying the Mississippi river, and after serving out his enlistment in the naval service, went back to Pennsylvania at the time that General Robert E. Lee was making his victorious invasion that terminated so disastrously at Gettysburg. Young McCrackin again entered his country’s service and bore arms in the field during the period when the integrity of the north was menaced.
    With the civil war as at an end, Mr. McCrackin, a young man in his 20’s, went back to Iowa and worked as a surveyor for the Burlington railroad company, which ws building westward through the state. Later, he worked as a telegrapher and storekeeper along the line of the Union Pacific railroad, which was then building through Nebraska and Wyoming. In 1876, he went back to Fairfield and entered a bank where he laid a foundation for the business that was to become his lifework. In 1868, Mr. McCrackin  and Miss Gertrude Junkin were married in Fairfield and their 35 years of wedded life was one of mutual comradeship and devotion.
To Montana in 1880
    Turning his face farther to the west, Mr. McCrackin came to Montana in 1880, engaging in the sheep business at Sand Coulee, near Great Falls. A hard winter, during which most of the band died on the range, gave him and his partner, a brother-in-law, a decided financial reverse. They went “broke” and Mr. McCrackin returned to Omaha where he worked for a short time in a bank. He then located in Butte, accepting a position in the banking house of W.A. Clark and brother. he was thereafter successively assistant cashier of the First National bank of Butte and president of the Silver Bow National bank, the latter of which he ws chiefly instrumental in organizing. During the years he spent in Butte, Mr. McCrackin was identified with the leading business and civic activities of the city, being at one time the republican candidate for mayor.
Organized First County Bank
    it was in the fall of 1894 that Mr. McCrackin came to Hamilton with Marcus Daly and which him organized the Ravalli County bank, the oldest banking house in the Bitter Root Valley, which opened its doors for business in April 1895. He superintended the construction of the building and served at first as cashier of the institution. later he organized a company of local capitalists and assumed control of the bank, becoming its president. Under his conservative and energetic management of the institution has grown steadily into one of the popular and prominent banks of the state.
    During his long residence in hamilton, embracing the ripest years of his life, Mr. McCrackin gave freely of his time and talents to the public service. he served three terms as mayor of the city, being elected the last time without opposition. His administrations were successful because of the sound business principles upon which they were conducted. it was during his last term of office that the Hamilton city hall was built. Always a staunch republican, mr. McCrackin ws honored by his party with the nomination for state senator in 1906, winning the distinction in a direct primary against several competitors. He served a term as president of the State Bankers’ association. he also served on the Hamilton school board.
Community Shocked
    The deceased leaves a widow and three children to bear the shock of his sudden death. The children are Miss Helen McCrackin, a teacher in the local high school, mrs. Virginia White, wife of M.A. White, cashier of the Ravalli County bank, and Wallace McCrackin one of the assistant cashiers of the institution.
    The suddenness of his death came with the force of a shock to the community in which he was such a familiar figure. A few years ago, his health seemed to break, causing worry to his family, but the last two years he regained his characteristic ruggedness and the thought of impending death was far from the minds of himself, his family and friends. Last summer for the first time in years saw him back on the fishing stream angling for trout with old-time enthusiasm. Only the day before his death, he attended a ball game, never losing his interest in baseball. under these circumstances, his taking-off at this time was most unexpected and many are mourning his loss.
His Career in Butte.
 Butte, June 1 - News of the death of W.W. McCrackin at Hamilton came to A.J. Davis, president of the First National bank, early yesterday. About 31 years ago Mr. McCrackin came to Butte from Omaha, where he had been employed in the banking house of Henry W. Yates. For a time, he served as clerk in the Clark Bros. banking house. Then, he transferred to the First National bank and, under the late Judge Davis, continued in the banking business. In 1888, he became assistant cashier of the First National bank. Two years later Mr. McCrackin resigned from the position of assistant cashier to carry out plans to organize the Silver Bow National bank. He was one of the chief promoters of that bank. Later he ran for office of mayor, but was defeated. he was president of the Silver Bow National bank for 10 years and then went to Hamilton, where he because president of the Ravalli County bank. He was active at first in the prosecution of the bank’s business and the business acumen he had displayed in Butte and which won him a large measure of popularity and business confidence made the Hamilton bank a successful one. Failing health recently made it impossible for Mr. McCrackin to participate as actively in the business, although he kept an active interest in its management.
    As a citizen of Hamilton he entered into the city’s welfare with the same spirit he displayed in Butte, where he was regarded as one of the leaders in civic work.
The Western News, June 13, 1913, page 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
GERTRUDE McCRACKIN
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 apparently risen 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 daughter, Helen, well-known school teacher, was a victim of the influenza epidemic of 1918.
    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. Miller. Her steadfast devotion to old-time friends in this community which had been her home for the greater part of 40 years and the fact that she had been able to spend the last few months of her life among them were sketched by the minister. The church was filled with scores of people from every part 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. Davis, 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, Idaho where he was married August 31, 1891 to Vicie Ward. They came to Hamilton 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 Washington state. All were in Hamilton for the last rites.
Abstract from: The Western News, August 15, 1946


JAMES McDOWELL
AGED RESIDENT DEAD
Funeral Service for James McDowell to be Held Tomorrow By Rev. E.P. Wilson

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 in the Corvallis Cemetery.
    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, and her grave is in the Corvallis Cemetery. To them were born 12 children, eight of whom survive. They are Elizabeth Daugherty of Seattle, John, Joseph, and Albert of Hibbing, Minnesota; Mrs. Charles Price of this place, Mrs. Mary Coombs and George of Butte, and James, who is somewhere on the Pacific coast.
    Mr. McDowell was a master mechanic, working for years in Michigan and continuing his profession by making drag saws until two weeks before his death. The Myers blacksmith shop was the scene of his labors until a few months ago when he became too feeble to walk and he moved his tools to the Magni building across the street from the Price residence. He had been confined to his bed but four days before his death. He was a 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 family home near Corvallis, following an illness resultant from the infirmities of old age. The funeral will probably be held next Sunday afternoon, interment 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 beautiful floral offerings.
James M'Dowell, Sons and Daughters
The Western News, November 14, 1914


MARY McFADDEN
November 18, 1855 - October 29, 1946
MISS MARY McFADDEN NONAGENARIAN, DIES. FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR LONG TIME RESIDENT.
    One of the eldest residents of Montana passed from this world either late Monday or early Tuesday morning when Miss Mary McFadden died at her home on Geneva Avenue, Hamilton, where she resided alone. neighbors noticed that she did not appear all day Tuesday and prevailed upon Mrs. Walter Maki, who had long looked after the elderly woman, to investigate. She found Miss McFadden dead about 5:30 that evening. Miss McFadden would have been 91 years of age had she lived to November 18.
    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
1877 - May 6, 1941
JOSEPH A. McGREGOR TAKEN BY DEATH
    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.
    Mr. McGregor was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and came to the Bitter Root about 32 years ago. He first located in the Three Mile area, later moving to Darby and then to Grantsdale. He was a farmer and followed his trade of well drilling despite the loss of an arm about 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 cemetery.
The Western News, May 12, 1909

    Mrs. Minnie McKillop, wife of Archie McKillop, the well-know contractor, died Saturday morning at the family home on the west side. Consumption was the cause of death. The funeral was held 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 young lady and the bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Ravalli Republican, May 14, 1909

PERRY McKINNEY
January 12, 1891 - May 14, 1950
Perry McKinney Rites Conducted This Afternoon
    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 residents.
    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. Mignery.
    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 night of last week at a Hamilton hospital where he was taken when he became ill a few weeks ago.
    The pallbearers at the funeral Saturday were Selman Eldridge, Bill Nogler, Harry Ahrens, Wilbur Cook, Barney Brazier, and Francis Brazier. Mr. McNett is survived by his sister-in-law and by a niece, Mrs. Dayton Lockridge and nephews, Andrew and John McNett of 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 ago.
    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 the rites.
    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

JACK McNETT
 October 31, 1932 - July 10, 1988
    Jack McNett, a former Stevensville resident, died of a heart attack in Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday, July 10. Mr. 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 Washington state. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Monique and Mar; brothers, Clarence and Dick McNett, both of Great Falls; and an aunt, Maude Lockridge, Stevensville.
    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 in this community, Mr. McNett has followed the farming vocation, but in recent years, he retired from active work and lived here in Stevensville. For the past year or more, Mr. McNett's health has not been good and the end 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. Battles, George 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