Missoula County, Montana
Genealogy and History
Obituaries and Death Notices
Died of Spotted Fever
Missoula, Mont, Sept 8 - J.C. Baskerville, a well-known telegraph operator, whose home was in Washington, D.C., died Monday night of spotted fever, a malady peculair to this part of Montana. It results from the bite of a woodtick. [The Evening Bulletin. (Maysville, Ky.), September 08, 1903]
The remains of Mrs. Charles Bourne, who died at the Sisters' hospital, after having undergone an operation for appendicitis, were shipped to Stevensville today for internment. ["Butte Weekly Miner", June 22, 1899 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Eldon Thomas Buss
Eldon Thomas "Bud" Buss, 78, died Oct. 28, 2003, at his home in Missoula, Mont.
He was born May 11, 1925, in Jordan, Mont., the son of Alfred and Emma Thomas Buss. In 1937 the family moved to Florence, Mont.
He graduated from Florence-Carlton High School in 1943, after which he served in the Navy during World War II.
On Sept. 5, 1952, Mr. Buss married Louise "Jackie" Higgs in Missoula, where they made their home. They celebrated 51 years of marriage in September.
He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, tinkering and many other pastimes.
He is survived by his wife Jackie Buss of Missoula, daughters Shirlee Champ of Missoula, Melodee Drake of Florence, Mont., and Shellee Buss of Ketchikan, Alaska, grandchildren Heather (Rick) Bronwell of Stafford, Texas, Mike Champ of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tifanni (Michael) Watkins of Cody, Deven Drake of Lolo, Mont., Derek Drake of Florence, Mont., and Rena Drake of Florence, great-grandchild Aurrora Watkins of Cody, and another on the way in Stafford, sister Clara (Peter) Fritz of Missoula, niece Pam (Pat) Cainan of Missoula, great-nephew Chris Cainan of Missoula.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rhea Buss, one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services were Saturday at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula. Interment with military honors was at Carlton Cemetery in Florence. [The Missoulian, Oct. 2003 - Sub by A. Pabolo]
Richard was born in Va in 1809; married in 1832 to Margaret Snell, in Albemarle co; emigrated to Mo in 1845, and settled in Callaway co, where, in Apr 1848, he was married to his 2nd wife, Nancy A Wilson, with whom he lived happily till death overtook him. He left Mo, 25 May 1871, and settled in Missouli, Montana Terr, the same year. He had been visiting a dau in Helena and was returning to his home in Missouli when he was over taken … and borne on angel wings to his home in the skies from Deer Lodge Valley, MT, 29 Sept 1877. His remains were conveyed to Missouli to their final resting place. He was an official member of the QC of the Missouli circuit, MECS, from the time of its organization … He leaves a wife and 6 children to mourn his loss. – EJ Stanley
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 23 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)
Chris Choening, a blacksmith, formerly of Greenwood Ia., and Missoula, Mont, shot and killed himself in a hotel at Seattle, kneeling before a mirror. [The Garland globe (Garland, Utah), July 03, 1909 - Submitted by K.T.]
The funeral of Alex Delong, who died at his residence on the south side last night, will be held tomorrow and many old-timers from Bitter Root, Frenchtown, Missoula and Grass valley will be in attendance. Mr. Delong came to Montana in 1863. He lacked two months of being 70 years of age. He leaves a wife but no children. ["Butte Weekly Miner", June 22, 1899 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Missoula, Feb. 17. - Mrs. James Ellison died at her home near Belknap, Thursday after a short illness. Mrs. Ellison is an old timer in the western part of this country and is well and favorably known. The remains were buried at Thompson today. ["Butte Weekly Miner", Feb. 22, 1900 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
The death of W. B. Fawcett, an old and respected resident of the city startled the people by the suddenness of the news. Monday night he was discovered cold in death in his rooms by a neighbor. Mr. Fawcett was a man of wide information and will be greatly missed. The order of Masons took charge of the funeral. [Butte Weekly Miner Dec. 20, 1900 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Missoula, April 23. - Edgar Greenough, brother of the well-known capitalist and contractor, died at the Northern Pacific hospital last night. Mr. Greenough had been in the hospital for the past four months, but the direct cause of death was pneumonia. He was a railroad man and four months ago his left hip was broken in a railroad accident at Rathdrum, Idaho, and he was brought to Missoula for treatment. He was recovering from the effects of the accident when stricken with pneumonia, from which, owing to his weakened condition, he was unable to rally. Mr. Greenough leaves a wife and two children, a mother, four brothers and a sister. He was but 33 years of age and popular with all who knew him. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. ["Butte Weekly Miner" Apr. 26, 1900 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Missoula, Mont., Aug. 14, - Mrs. Frank Ives died at the Sisters' hospital after a lingering illness. An operation performed to save her life was of no avail. She was well known in Missoula and Ravalli counties, having lived in western Montana for many years. ["Butte Weekly Miner" Aug. 17, 1899 - Sub. By MZ]
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Jennings were called to Redwood Falls, yesterday to attend the funeral of Mr. Jennings’ brother, Claude, who died at Missouli, Mont., on Thursday. He had been depot agent at Missouli for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings will be gone for two weeks. [Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, 1 Nov. 1908; MZ - Sub by FoFG]
(Mattew) Matt N. Marx
Matt N. Marx Is Dead At 60; Was Forest Aide
Matt N. Marx, 60, Missoula, Mont., died Friday (Apr. 3, 1970) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness. Born in Marxville, he was a retired fiscal agent for the United States Forest Service of the U.S.-Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1969 after 35 years of service. He started in Park Falls with the Forest Depratment. During World War II he worked for the United States Army. He was stationed at Missoula, Mont, from 1957 to 1967, when he transferred to Milwaukee where he worked until retirement.
Surviving are his wife, the former Fay Madigan of Madison; a son, Terry, Missoula, Mont.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Miller, Worms, Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Grosse, 923 Chandler St.; Mrs. A. B.
Schmitt, 5306 Denton PL; and Mrs. Adam Statz, 4333 Bagley Parkway; a brother, John, Cross Plains; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. ioday at the Joyce Funeral Home, 540 W. Washington Ave. vhere Scripture services will be held at 8:30 tonight. The Geraghty Funeral Home, Missoula, Mont., is in charge of the funeral which will be held early next week. [The Capital Times, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin; Saturday, 4 April, 1970 - Sub. by K. Hellrood]
Missoula, Mont., June 19. - Mrs. Thomas C. Marshall died in New York city today. With Mrs. Marshall were her husband, Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Mills, and Mrs. Walters. It is probable that the remains will be brought to Missoula, though they may be taken to Kentucky for burial. Besides her husband, Mrs. Marshall leaves three daughters and one son, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. ["Butte Weekly Miner" June 22, 1899 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Missoula, Mont., Jan. 7. - Albert McCoy died in the Sisters' hospital here from injuries received while working on a lumber pile at St. Regis a few days ago. He was assisting in the removal of some large timbers and had climbed to the top, when in some unaccountable manner he was caught by a falling timber and dragged to the ground. His leg was broken and the bones of the upper portion were driven into the ground. He suffered untold agonies while being brought to the city. His remains will be prepared for shipment to the east, where his parents reside. [Butte Weekly Miner Jan. 11, 1900 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Gaza Burnett O'Bryant
LEWISTOWN - Gaza "Butch" Burnett O'Bryant, 59, of Missoula, Mont., formerly of Lewistown, died at 2:56 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Born Feb. 11, 1940, in Klondike, Texas, to Amon Burnett and Imogene Taylor O'Bryant, he married Sandra England on Jan. 23, 1959, in Lewistown. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Imogene and Les Hudson of Linden, Texas; his stepmother, Florine Burnett of Cooper, Texas; his grandmother, Jimmie Taylor of Linden; one son, Monty (and Cynthia) of Helena, Mont.; one daughter, Shelley (and Tom) Burr of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one half sister, Floretta Beyer of Amarillo, Texas; one half brother, David Burnett of Lake Creek, Texas; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
He was a World War II Navy veteran. He worked as a coal miner until 1971, and he worked in the logging industry until 1983. He was a trucker who owned and operated his own vehicle, retiring in 1993. He most recently worked for Weyercomm Inc. He was a member of the Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association and the National Rifle Association.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula. Cremation has been accorded.
[Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, November 8, 1999 - Submitted by Sara Hemp]
George B. Sauble
Mendon, Ill – Services for George W. Sauble, 79, of Livingston, Mont., a former resident of Lima and Mendon, who died Saturday (Dec. 5, 1970) at 3:50 p.m. in a Livingston hospital, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Curry Funeral Home. The Rev. Lee Anthony will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Mr. Sauble was born in Lima, July 6, 1891, a son of William and Emma Shipe Sauble. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of the IOOF and Rebekah lodges of Thompson Falls, Mont. He was a manager of an apartment house in Livingston. He married Hazel Laughlin in Carthage, April 22, 1914. She survives. He was the last of his family. He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Dec. 7, 1970 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Scott, wife of W. J. Scott, died in this city Monday after a week's illness. The infant babe, which died a few days before, was placed in the casket with the young mother and the bodies were taken to Maroni, Utah, by the sorrowing husband, to be laid away in the old family burying ground. ["Butte Weekly Miner" Dec. 20, 1900 - Sub. By Marla Zwakman]
Miller -- Earl F. Seeley, resident of Missoula, Mont., died Sunday at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula at the age of 69.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Reck Funeral Home, Miller, with the Rev. David Belzer, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Reck Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Seeley was born June 29, 1904 at Frankfort, the son of Ed and Etta Seeley. He spent most of his life in construction work and lived in Alaska for a number of years. He married Ida Gilbertson in 1928 and she currently is a resident of Warm Springs Hospital, Warm Springs, Mont. Survivors include his widow; two brothers, William, Miller, and Walter, Watertown; and six sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Myrtle) Ames, Miller, Mrs. Morris (Mary) Waite, Watertown, Mrs. Helen Mann, St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Mamie Piper, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Herman (Esther) Kramer, Rapid City; Mrs. Carl (Clara) Winegar, Hughson, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and two brothers. Pallbearers will be Jim, Larry and Don Ames, Layton Stebbin, Bill Kindle and Kenneth Stewart.
[Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman, Wednesday, May 8, 1974 - Submitted by Karen Seeman]
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