September 2, 1887 - January 9, 1979
CLARENCE TABER DEAD AT 91
Clarence J. Taber, 91, died last night in the
Valley View Estates Nursing Home. He was born September 2, 1887 in
Juliaetta, Idaho.He married Mary Southwick in 1909 in Missoula and
she preceded him in death in 1952. In 1953, He married Alice Wood in
Missoula and they resided there fore 20 years. She preceded him in
death in 1973. In 1974, he married Ada Smith in Yakima, Washington.
They resided in Covena, California until June of 1977 when he
returned to Montana and lived with his daughter Ruth at Victor
because of ill health.
He is survived by his wife Ada in Covena; two
daughters, Ruth Applebury of Victor and Edith Blair of Kalispell;
two brothers, Samuel N. of Hamilton and Lester E. of Tacoma,
Washington; six grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 pm at the
Corvallis Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Corvallis
Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Whitesitt Funeral Home.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, January 10, 1979
VIVIAN BROWN TAGGART
1927 - October 19, 1988
Vivian Taggart, 61, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday afternoon in
Missoula at St. Patrick Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
Arrangements are pending will be announced by the Daly-Leach Chapel.
Ravalli Republic, October 20, 1988
May 18, 1913 - July 8, 1977
A well-known Corvallis man, George Otto Talbot,
died Friday afternoon at Daly Hospital. Mr. Talbot, known throughout
the state for his search and rescue work with bloodhounds, suffered
an apparent heart attack minutes after participating in a Search and
Rescue ceremony at the Ravalli County Courthouse. Mr. Talbot was a
special guest of honor at the vent, the unveiling of the John W.
Downing memorial plaque.
George Otto Talbot was born at LaPine, Oregon,
May 18, 1913, the son of Otto H. Talbot and Orilla Jones Talbot. He
married Ora Sessions, a Corvallis schoolmate, was an event November
1, 1935 and their home was in the Corvallis community.
Survived by daughters, Wilma - Mrs. Roy Robstock
of Spokane, Wash; LaDonna - Mrs. Ray Wagner, Missoula; Georgean -
Mrs. Vernon Swanson, Walnut Creek, calif; Judy - Mrs. Orvil
Thompson, Superior. Others to survive are one brother, Manley
Talbot, Fortuna, Calif; and two sisters, Jennie Ashworth and Bess
Winchester, both of Tacoma, Wash. Cousins living in the valley are
Otis Talbot of Corvallis and Mrs. Beth Talbot of Valley View Estates
and several nieces and nephews, /there are 14 grandchildren.
Last services of the Latter Day Saints Church
will be conducted by Don Merkley, longtime friend, at the Dowling
Chapel in Hamilton at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Corvallis
Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are to be members of the Montana
Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association of which George Talbot had
long been a member. Active pallbearers will be Francis Tamiettl,
John Murphy, Clyde Wood, Robert Zaharko, Ray Froelich, and Roy Hern.
Memorials may be made to Ravalli County Search and Rescue
Association in care of the Ravalli County Sheriff’s office.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, July 11, 1977
JOSEPH RICHMOND TALBOT
January 28, 1866 - March 4, 1925
WELL-KNOWN RANCHER OF WEST SIDE OF BITTER ROOT VALLEY PASSED AWAY
Joseph Richmond Talbot, well-known rancher of
Woodside, succumbed to a relapse early Wednesday morning, following
a third stroke of paralysis at his home four miles west of Woodside.
The body was brought to the Dowling undertaking parlors and the
Hamilton Order of Odd Fellows will be in charge of the funeral to be
held in the Odd Fellows hall this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment
will be in the Corvallis cemetery.
Mr. Talbot was born at Lisle, New York, 59 years
ago January 28. He came west in 1884 and to the Bitter Root valley
five years later. Here he was united in marriage to Miss Flora Moore
and to them were born nine children, seven of whom survive. They are
Mrs. Fred Luderman of Bridger, David C. of Chicago, Elmer K. of
Bridger, and Otis D., Charles A., Curtis O., and Emmet L. of
Corvallis. The widow, ten grandchildren, two brothers, and two
sisters also survive. One sister, Mrs. Carrie Winchester, and one
brother, Otto Talbot, reside at Tacoma and may come for the funeral
Ravalli Republican, March 6, 1925
ALICE LAMBKINS TERRIO
April 9, 1855 - March 18, 1944
Funeral services for Alice Terrio were held
Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Darby with Rev. Edgar T.
Thorne officiating. Afterward burial was made in Lone Pine
Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ira Hendrickson, Ernest
Townsend, Marion Oswald, Walter Griggs, Perry Smith and Fone Shook.
Alice died March 18, 1944 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The deceased was born April 9, 1855 at Orange Twp, Wyoming
Co., NY, (Her parents were Henry Huycke and Lavina Lambkins.
By 1860 the family had moved to Waupaca, Wisconsin) She
married first, Lewis Henry Hopkins in Waupaca. After his death
she married Lewis Terrio. She spent most of her life in the
Bitter Root valley where she raised most of her family. Three
years ago Mrs. Terrio went to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where she resided
with her daughter Mrs. Frank (Beryl) Harris and Mrs. J.(Win) Henry
Johnson. She died there Saturday, March 18, 1944.
Besides the daughters there survive the deceased the
following sons: Perry Hopkins and Claude Hopkins , whose homes
are in Darby; Cecil Hopkins of Ogdensburg, Wis.; Alvin Hopkins of
Seattle, Leo Terrio of Los Angeles.
Contributed by Ann Hopkins
Oscar Thomander ended his life early yesterday
morning at his home four miles south of Victor by shooting himself
with an old 32-20 rifle. He had been despondent over continued ill
health and a crippled state of his hands, relatives said, His death
was discovered by his sister, Miss Phoebe, when she head a shot
about 5:30 o'clock in the morning. She found his body lying in the
door yard, his head on the cement walk. He had fallen backward after
the shot had pierced his neck. Coroner John Dowling, who was called
immediately to the Thomander home, said the dead man had evidently
used a stick about two feet long to pull the trigger as he leaded
over the muzzle of the old single shot firearm. Death was
instantaneous. The body was brought to the Dowling Funeral home
A brother, Arthur Thomander, the sister, and his
daughter Beulah, live at the ranch, and a son Alfred resides in
Butte. Other relatives are the sisters, Mrs. William Blackie and
Mrs. Jason Jones of Missoula. Mr. Thomander was 62 years of age and
a native of Utah. He came to the Bitter Root Valley as a child of
three, with his parents, the late M. and mrs. peter Thomander, who
made the journey by covered wagon and settled at Victor. The father
died in 1917 and the mother five years later.
Funeral services will be held at the Victor
Community Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rites of the
Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints will be given. Burial will
be made in the Victor Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1938
ESTHER SPARRHAWK THOMPSON
January 10, 1878 - July 23, 1957
DARBY MATRON, MRS. R. THOMPSON DIED TUESDAY, WAS 79.
Mrs. R.J. Thompson died Tuesday, July 23, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester (Kathleen) Summers of the Summers
Motel in Darby. She had made her home with her daughter and family
Esther Sparrhawk was born January 10, 1878 in
London, England. She married Reuben James Thompson and he died in
1942 in Eklaka where they had lived since 1908. Funeral services
will be at Ekalaka Saturday. Dowling Funeral home has had charge of
Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong member of the
Episcopal Church, being confirmed in the Church of England, and
automatically transferred in the church after coming to the United
States. She attended the St. Thomas church at Darby regularly as she
had attended regularly at Ekalaka.
Survivors beside the daughter are a
granddaughter, Mrs. Phyllis Van Pelt, Portland and a grandson, Ben
Asbury, Missoula; two great grandchildren.
The Western News, July 25, 1957
WILLIAM ALBERT THORNING
William Albert Thorning Died in Hospital
Stockman of the Rye Creek District Nearly Half a Century and Funeral
Will be Today
William Albert Thorning died at midnight at the
Daly Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr.
Thorning had been a resident of the Rye Creek District southeast of
Darby for over 45 years. He was a native of Devonshire, England, and
came to the United States as a youth with his brothers and other
relatives. A brother, Thomas Thorning, also a pioneer resident of
the upper Bitter Root valley; a sister, Mrs. William Coles of
Aberdeen, Washington; and two sisters in England survive him.
Mr. Thorning was unmarried. His years in the
valley have been spent in the livestock industry and he was active
until the past year when his ailment necessitated intervals as a
hospital patient here.
Funeral services will be held at the Dowling
Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. W. H. Mitchell of St.
Paul's Episcopal church. burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Fred
and Sid Edwards, Frank and Sid Wakeman of the valley, and E.L.
Wakeman of Missoula are cousins. Mrs. Donald McGregor of Hamilton is
Ravalli Republican, February 11, 1932
MABEL W. WHITE THRAILKILL
March 1, 1898 - May 23, 1985
Mabel W. Thrailkill, 87, of Hamilton, died of
natural causes Thursday in Stevensville. She was born March 1, 1898
in Alma, Nebraska, the daughter of Frank and Dora Purdy White. She
married Byron Thrailkill on September 23, 1916. They lived in
Missoula and Hamilton.
She is survived by her husband, Byron, at the
North Valley Nursing Home; a son, Raymond Thrailkill, Hamilton; a
grandson, Grant Thrailkill, and a granddaughter, Susan Brotman, both
of Bellevue, Washington; a brother, Lee White, Victor; three great
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service
will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
in Hamilton with the Rev. Wayne Wardwell officiating.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, May 28, 1985, page 2
GEORGE RANSOM TILTON
George Tilton, Grantsdale Native, 56, Died April 21
July 8, 1911 - April 24, 1968
Funeral services were held at he Croxford and
Sons mortuary in Great Falls April 24 for George Tilton, 56, of that
city, who died April 21. Death was caused by a heart ailment. He was
the former owner and manager, for 30 years, of Tilton’s Office
Outfitters which he recently sold.
George Ransom Tilton was born July 8, 1911 in
Grantsdale, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tilton and grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. Col. Ransom Tilton, early residents of the Grantsdale and
Hamilton area. He moved to Great Falls with his parents. He was
president of the Lions Club in Great Falls in 1953-54 and was a
member of he board of regents of the College of Great Falls, the
Elks Club and the Cascade County Sheriff’s Posse. A member of the
Montana Pilots Association, he flew his own plane.
Surviving are his widow, Gladys; sons George and
Bill, Great Falls; daughter, Mrs. Robert Holm, Great Falls; three
grandchildren; brother, Edgar and sisters, Mrs. Otto (Merle) Hoefler
and Mrs. Dorothy Lundquist, Great Falls; aunts in the Bitter Root
are Mrs. Ray (Doris) Bell of Stevensville and Mrs. Frank (Pearl)
Merritt, Hamilton; cousins, Mrs. Paul (Crescent) Tschache, Mrs. Rex
(Odete) Watson, of Hamilton. He visited many times here. Mrs.
Tschache and Mrs. Watkins motored to Great Falls to attend the
funeral last week.
The Western News, May 1, 1968
Fred Timmons, one of Montana's oldest pioneers,
died at the family home in Hamilton last Monday morning, March 24,
after a brief illness, old age being the cause of death. Mr. Timmons
was 89 years of age, and was born in Montreal, Canada.
Besides the widow, Agnes, there are six children
left in the family: Mrs. Harry South, Mrs. Frank Rapp, and Henry
Timmons of this city; Mrs. Gebean of Butte; Mrs. A.E. Bevan of Des
Moines, Iowa, and Fred Timmons of South Bay City, Michigan. The
funeral services were conducted by Father Marmon of the Catholic
Church yesterday morning, burial taking place in Riverview Cemetery
Mr. Timmons was one of the oldest residents of
Montana, and was one of the discoverers of Alder Gulch in 1863,
being one of the party of prospectors consisting of Barney Hughes,
Bill Fairweather, Henry Edgar, Henry Rodgers, Mike Sweeney, and
George Orr, who were the first to "strike it rich" in Alder Gulch,
their discovery of gold being the start of the big stampeded into
that territory in early days.
Mr. Timmons was also one of the first ranchers in
the state, locating on a ranch on Mill Creek, 18 miles from Virginia
City, in 1864. In those days, there were no railways west of
Chicago. All traffic came by wagon, mostly over the old Mormon
trail, via Salt Lake city, and every argonaut had to run the
gauntlet of numerous tribes of hostile Indians. Society was in a
very chaotic state throughout the territory of Idaho, which embraced
what is now Montana. The first white woman, a Mrs. Cram, came in
1865. The better element, for self protection, were constrained to
band together as "vigilantes," and with utmost severity, stamped out
the lawlessness that had grown rampant. Everybody was rolling in
gold dust and prices were very high.
Speaking of this phase, Mr. Timmons recalled that
in the spring of 1865, he bought 3,500 pounds of potatoes at 65
cents per pound. These Lake potatoes had been hauled to Virginia
City from Salt Lake by Chas. Andrew. Timmons decided to plant them
and the wealthiest woman in Virginia City drove out to his ranch and
offered to cut out the "eyes" for seed and pay him well for the
cores. Flour sold for $1 per pound and eggs for $1 per egg. Timmons
sold his first crop of potatoes for 10 cents per pound. He would
load his wagon and drive to Virginia City, taking along his scales
to weigh the dust, and clean up $300 for each load of spuds.
The Western News, March 27, 1919
November 1, 1917 - December 30, 1979
MARTHA TINTZMAN DIED IN NEBRASKA
Martha Tintzman, 61, died in Alliance, Nebraska
on December 30. She was born in Minatara, Nebraska on November 1,
She moved to Corvallis after she married Henry
Tintzman about 3 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Henry,
in Corvallis; a son Steve in Denver; a daughter, Janice, Alliance,
and a daughter, Carol in Chaldron, Nebraska; three stepsons, Elmer,
Ray, and don Tintzman, Corvallis; one stepdaughter, Alta Reich,
Missoula; three sisters, three brothers, seven grandchildren, eight
step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a
member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held in the Bates Landa
Funeral Chapel in Alliance on January 4 at 1:30 pm with the Rev.
Barkley Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn
Cemetery in Minatara. Memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran
Church in Hamilton.
Ravalli Republic, January 3, 1979
March 5, 1868 - May 6, 1953
Holger Toftoy, 85, Early Orchardist, Dies
One of the Bitter Root Valley’s early
orchardists, Holger Toftoy, formerly of Corvallis, died in Portland,
Oregon, Wednesday, according to word received here. Funeral services
were held there on Saturday. He had been ill for a long time.
He was born in Norway 85 years ago and came to
the valley about 1910 when he was one of the organizers of the
Bitter Root Plantation on Willow Creek, an apple orchard which
employed 75 people at one time. The orchard has since been broken up
into smaller farms. He left the valley in 1942.
He is survived by his widow, Aslaug, Portland;
two sons, Holger Jr, Seattle, Wash, and Konrad, Williston, N. Dak, a
daughter, Aslet, address unknown; and several grandchildren.
Ravalli Republican, Monday, May 11, 1953
ELIZABETH M. LILLICK TRENARY
May 31, 1868 - May 24, 1950
Funeral Services To Be Conducted On Saturday For Mrs. E. Trenary
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Trenary, valley resident since
the turn of the century, passed away last evening at Daly Hospital
here and funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon at the Dowling Chapel. The Rev. Beryl Burr will officiate
and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Mrs. Trenary was born in Lafayette County,
Wisconsin, May 31, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey
Lillick. In 1899, she and her husband, Thomas Trenary, came to the
valley from Platteville, Wisconsin. Mr. Trenary passed away in 1920.
Survivors are a son, Guy E. Trenary, Bonner;
three grandsons and five great grandsons, and two sisters, Miss
Nancy Lillick, St. Helens, Oregon, and Mrs. Margaret Strickland of
Wisconsin. Mrs. Strickland has been in Hamilton the past two years
to make her home with her sister.
The Western News, Thursday, May 25, 1950, page 1
JOSEPH (Joe) TRIPP
PIONEER RESIDENT DEAD
Joe Tripp, a Resident of Corvallis Forty Years, Buried Tuesday
Joseph Tripp died at the Hamilton Hospital Sunday
evening after a lingering illness. Death was due to senile
debility,. He was a pioneer resident of the Bitter Root, having
lived at Corvallis forty years. He was a native of Missouri and was
87 years old last fall. The funeral was held at Wagner's undertaking
parlors Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Riverview
Cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church, and Rev. O.W.
Jones of that denomination officiated. He is survived by one brother
and two daughters, who live at butte, and a son and a daughter of
Helena, all of whom are married.
Western News, April 18, 1916, page 1
May 19, 1943 - October 11, 1990
Bill Leroy Trollop, age 47, died of cardiac
complications at his home in Florence, october 11, 1990. He was born
on May 19, 1943 in Tacoma, WA to Charles and Alice Grace Bliss
Trollope Jr. He moved at an early age to the Bitterroot and Missoula
area. He graduated from the 8th grade at Lolo and in 1962 from
Sentinel High School. He married Valerie Jean Babs at Lolo Community
Church. Bill worked for Frenchtown Pulp Mill for the past 24 years.
Survivors include his wife Jean of Florence, 1
son, Bill Brian Trollope with the U.S. Navy at San Diego and 2
daughters, Tammera Lei Ratka of Missoula and Barbara Ann Trollope of
Baltimore, Maryland. His parents, Charles and Alice Trollope, of
Funeral services were held on Sunday October 14
at the Whitesitt Funeral Home with Pastor Gale Fister officiating.
burial was in the Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby. Whitesitt Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bitter Root Star, October 24, 1990
May 26, 1969 - July 23, 1983
Burial Riverview Cemetery,
Boy is Killed in Accident
A 14-year old Corvallis boy, Jerome Clyde
Trollope, was killed when his three-wheel motorcycle rolled off
Little Boulder Creek Road Saturday. Highway Patrolman Wes Johnson
said Trollope was driving on the road near Painted Rocks Reservoir
at 9:15 a.m. when he lost control of the behicle and went off a
steep emankment. he and passenger 5-year-old Charles R. Trollope
were thrown from the cycle. Charles Trollope had minor cuts. Johnson
said the motorcycle rolled once and Trollope his his hear on rocks.
He was dead at the scene.
Ravalli Republic, July 25, 1983