Glendale Pioneers


Clyde Clair died before 1952. He married Bertha Ethel Vance on 12 Sep 1944 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Bertha Ethel Vance [Parents] was born on 1 Oct 1884 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1966 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Clyde Clair on 12 Sep 1944 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Other marriages:
Ploof, John Calvin
Murphy, Dennis J
Slater, Robert Lawrence

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

Marriage: from news clip out of Butte paper.

Death: SSDI online; MT death index on line.

Bio:
1886 Oct born at Glendale.

1895 Aug 14 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.
1896 Aug 26 - noted on the public school census data reported byschool board clerk, Ger. Conway.

1900 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana,George Vance, born July 1856, age is 45, married 15 yrs. Imigrated1876, naturalized 24 yrs., from Canada, owns hotel, free; with wifeMary, Mar. 1869, age 31 of Mt; children Ethel, Oct. 1886, age 13; Roy,May 1887 is age 13; Percie, Nov. 1889 is age 11, all born in Mt.(note: error in age and year of birth for Ethel.)

1905 May 14 - at Glendale, she signed Alta Chinn's friendship book.

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Prct. 46, Silver Bow,Montana is Robert Slater; age of 27, of Illinois, doing labor on oddjobs; his wife Ethel B is 24, of Montana. They are married less than ayear.

1920 - Census -

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Melrose, Precinct 63, Silver Bow, MT;Robert L. Slater, age 47, married at age 26, of IL, an engineer forthe railroad; Ethel B. age 45, married at 24 of MT; George R. age 19,an attendant at service station, of MT; Leona M. age 14 of MT.

1931 residence shown as Melrose

12 Dec 1941 - date she filed for delayed birth certificate, her namewas then Ethel Ploof.

20 Jun 1943 card addressed to Ethel Ploof in Seattle, from Portland,OR, Honey and Gert.

12 Sep 1944 Ethel married Clyde Clair at Butte, Mont; divorced in1952.

1949 Dec 8 - rec'd a postcard from Alta regarding the operation ofPercy in Seattle. Addressed to Mrs. Clyde Clair, at Mike Horse Mine.(Near Lincoln, MT) Also inquired to health of Ralph and Lemon andall.

24 Nov 1950 card addressed to Mrs. Ethel Clair at 614 E. Park St.,Butte, MT from Clyde Clair, Mina, Nev.

24 Apr 1958 rec'd mail at 1900 1/2 Jackson, Butte, MT; Ethel Murphy.

10 Nov 1960 received a card from Alta Vance of Bridgeport, WA; mailedto Ethel Murphy at 221 E. Platinum in Butte, MT

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

1920 - Census -

1920 Jan 23 - Census - listed at or in township of Melrose, SilverbowCo., Montana is Robert L. Slater, (indexed as Waters; is clearlymisread by transcriber), owns house free, is 38 years old, married andworks as pump man for the railroad, is native of IL/NY/NY; wife EthelB. is 34, native of Mt/Can/Mt; children are George R. age 9 and LeonaM. age 3 and 4 months, both born in Montana

1928 Oct 23 - from the Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana,Dillon Notes: "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slater of Melrose were in Dillontoday to visit their son George, who is a patient at the Barretthospital."


Dennis J Murphy [Parents] was born about 1903 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He died . He married Bertha Ethel Vance on 14 Apr 1952 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Bertha Ethel Vance [Parents] was born on 1 Oct 1884 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1966 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Dennis J Murphy on 14 Apr 1952 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Other marriages:
Ploof, John Calvin
Clair, Clyde
Slater, Robert Lawrence

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

Marriage: from news clip out of Butte paper.

Death: SSDI online; MT death index on line.

Bio:
1886 Oct born at Glendale.

1895 Aug 14 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.
1896 Aug 26 - noted on the public school census data reported byschool board clerk, Ger. Conway.

1900 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana,George Vance, born July 1856, age is 45, married 15 yrs. Imigrated1876, naturalized 24 yrs., from Canada, owns hotel, free; with wifeMary, Mar. 1869, age 31 of Mt; children Ethel, Oct. 1886, age 13; Roy,May 1887 is age 13; Percie, Nov. 1889 is age 11, all born in Mt.(note: error in age and year of birth for Ethel.)

1905 May 14 - at Glendale, she signed Alta Chinn's friendship book.

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Prct. 46, Silver Bow,Montana is Robert Slater; age of 27, of Illinois, doing labor on oddjobs; his wife Ethel B is 24, of Montana. They are married less than ayear.

1920 - Census -

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Melrose, Precinct 63, Silver Bow, MT;Robert L. Slater, age 47, married at age 26, of IL, an engineer forthe railroad; Ethel B. age 45, married at 24 of MT; George R. age 19,an attendant at service station, of MT; Leona M. age 14 of MT.

1931 residence shown as Melrose

12 Dec 1941 - date she filed for delayed birth certificate, her namewas then Ethel Ploof.

20 Jun 1943 card addressed to Ethel Ploof in Seattle, from Portland,OR, Honey and Gert.

12 Sep 1944 Ethel married Clyde Clair at Butte, Mont; divorced in1952.

1949 Dec 8 - rec'd a postcard from Alta regarding the operation ofPercy in Seattle. Addressed to Mrs. Clyde Clair, at Mike Horse Mine.(Near Lincoln, MT) Also inquired to health of Ralph and Lemon andall.

24 Nov 1950 card addressed to Mrs. Ethel Clair at 614 E. Park St.,Butte, MT from Clyde Clair, Mina, Nev.

24 Apr 1958 rec'd mail at 1900 1/2 Jackson, Butte, MT; Ethel Murphy.

10 Nov 1960 received a card from Alta Vance of Bridgeport, WA; mailedto Ethel Murphy at 221 E. Platinum in Butte, MT

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

1920 - Census -

1920 Jan 23 - Census - listed at or in township of Melrose, SilverbowCo., Montana is Robert L. Slater, (indexed as Waters; is clearlymisread by transcriber), owns house free, is 38 years old, married andworks as pump man for the railroad, is native of IL/NY/NY; wife EthelB. is 34, native of Mt/Can/Mt; children are George R. age 9 and LeonaM. age 3 and 4 months, both born in Montana

1928 Oct 23 - from the Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana,Dillon Notes: "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slater of Melrose were in Dillontoday to visit their son George, who is a patient at the Barretthospital."


Robert Lawrence Slater [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Oct 1881 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA. He died 2 on 10 Nov 1932 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He was buried on 12 Nov 1932 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Bertha Ethel Vance on 2 Jun 1909 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.


Bio:
1900 Jun 1 - Census - listing at 430 Platnum, Butte City, Silver Bow,MT; Smith Slater, born Sept. 1838, is 61 years of age, married for 36years, a carpenter of NY/NY/NY; wife Josephine born Aug 1845, is 54years of age, of NY/NY/NY, married 36 years, has borne 5 children, allsurviving at this time; at home are Frank born Nov. 1873, age 26,single of ILL; working as a carpenter; Charles born Dec. 1878, age 21of IL working as a teamster; Robert born Oct. 1881, age 19 of ILworking as a stationary engineer.

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Prct. 46, Silver Bow,Montana is Robert Slater; age of 27, of Illinois, doing labor on oddjobs; his wife Ethel B is 24, of Montana. They are married less than ayear.

1918 Sep 12 - WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917/1918 for RobertLarence Slater: resides at Melrose, Silver Bow County, Mont. Age 37,born October 9, 1881, is natura born citizen of USA. Works asRailroad pumper on the Oregon Short Line, home based at Pocatello,Idaho. Nearest kin is Mrs. Ethel Slater, (wife) also of Melrose, Mont.Described as being of medium height and medium build with blue eyesand light brown hair.

1920 Jan 23 - Census - listed at or in township of Melrose, SilverbowCo., Montana is Robert L. Slater, (indexed as Waters; is clearlymisread by transcriber), owns house free, is 38 years old, married andworks as pump man for the railroad, is native of IL/NY/NY; wife EthelB. is 34, native of Mt/Can/Mt; children are George R. age 9 and LeonaM. age 3 and 4 months, both born in Montana.

1928 Oct 23 - from the Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana,Dillon Notes: "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slater of Melrose were in Dillontoday to visit their son George, who is a patient at the Barretthospital."

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Melrose, Precinct 63, Silver Bow, MT;Robert L. Slater, age 47, married at age 26, of IL, an engineer forthe railroad; Ethel B. age 45, married at 24 of MT; George R. age 19,an attendant at service station, of MT; Leona M. age 14 of MT.

1932 Nov 10 - passed on at Melrose, MT and buried there. Pallbearerswere: Elmer Little, Roy Peterson, Louis Hoffman, Sherman Dodgson,Isaac Dodgson and Jim LaMarche.

Birth: extracted from gravestone; US Census for 1900, 1910 & 1930.

Marriage: Newspaper clipping in Vance scrapebook.

Death: MT death index; gravestone & actual view of burial servicerecords.

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Prct. 46, Silver Bow,Montana is Robert Slater; age of 27, of Illinois, doing labor on oddjobs; his wife Ethel B is 24, of Montana. They are married less than ayear.

1920

Bertha Ethel Vance [Parents] was born on 1 Oct 1884 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1966 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Robert Lawrence Slater on 2 Jun 1909 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Other marriages:
Ploof, John Calvin
Clair, Clyde
Murphy, Dennis J

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

Marriage: from news clip out of Butte paper.

Death: SSDI online; MT death index on line.

Bio:
1886 Oct born at Glendale.

1895 Aug 14 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.
1896 Aug 26 - noted on the public school census data reported byschool board clerk, Ger. Conway.

1900 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana,George Vance, born July 1856, age is 45, married 15 yrs. Imigrated1876, naturalized 24 yrs., from Canada, owns hotel, free; with wifeMary, Mar. 1869, age 31 of Mt; children Ethel, Oct. 1886, age 13; Roy,May 1887 is age 13; Percie, Nov. 1889 is age 11, all born in Mt.(note: error in age and year of birth for Ethel.)

1905 May 14 - at Glendale, she signed Alta Chinn's friendship book.

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Prct. 46, Silver Bow,Montana is Robert Slater; age of 27, of Illinois, doing labor on oddjobs; his wife Ethel B is 24, of Montana. They are married less than ayear.

1920 - Census -

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Melrose, Precinct 63, Silver Bow, MT;Robert L. Slater, age 47, married at age 26, of IL, an engineer forthe railroad; Ethel B. age 45, married at 24 of MT; George R. age 19,an attendant at service station, of MT; Leona M. age 14 of MT.

1931 residence shown as Melrose

12 Dec 1941 - date she filed for delayed birth certificate, her namewas then Ethel Ploof.

20 Jun 1943 card addressed to Ethel Ploof in Seattle, from Portland,OR, Honey and Gert.

12 Sep 1944 Ethel married Clyde Clair at Butte, Mont; divorced in1952.

1949 Dec 8 - rec'd a postcard from Alta regarding the operation ofPercy in Seattle. Addressed to Mrs. Clyde Clair, at Mike Horse Mine.(Near Lincoln, MT) Also inquired to health of Ralph and Lemon andall.

24 Nov 1950 card addressed to Mrs. Ethel Clair at 614 E. Park St.,Butte, MT from Clyde Clair, Mina, Nev.

24 Apr 1958 rec'd mail at 1900 1/2 Jackson, Butte, MT; Ethel Murphy.

10 Nov 1960 received a card from Alta Vance of Bridgeport, WA; mailedto Ethel Murphy at 221 E. Platinum in Butte, MT

Birth: Family history; US census extracts; SSDI on line. Originalcopy of delayed birth registration filed with State of Montana.

1920 - Census -

1920 Jan 23 - Census - listed at or in township of Melrose, SilverbowCo., Montana is Robert L. Slater, (indexed as Waters; is clearlymisread by transcriber), owns house free, is 38 years old, married andworks as pump man for the railroad, is native of IL/NY/NY; wife EthelB. is 34, native of Mt/Can/Mt; children are George R. age 9 and LeonaM. age 3 and 4 months, both born in Montana

1928 Oct 23 - from the Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana,Dillon Notes: "Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slater of Melrose were in Dillontoday to visit their son George, who is a patient at the Barretthospital."

They had the following children:

  M i George Robert Slater
  F ii Leona Maxine Slater

Percival E Vance [Parents] was born on 2 Nov 1889 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. He died 1 on 1 Sep 1956 in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, USA. He was buried 2 on 5 Sep 1956 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Deer Lodge , Montana, USA. He married Alta G. Chinn on 2 Jun 1909 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: newspaper accounts, death certificates, family records.

Marriage: recorded at Clerk of the Court for Silver Bow County in
Butte, MT., #A1800. Witnesses: James & M E Donovan; E J Groenveld,Minister.

Death: recorded at Powell County Courthouse, Deer Lodge, MT.

Obit:
3 Sep 1956 Montana Standard

Bio:
1889 Nov 2 born at Glendale, Mt.

1895 Aug 14 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.
1896 Aug 26 - noted on the public school census data reported byschool board clerk, Ger. Conway.

1900 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana,George Vance, born July 1856, age is 45, married 15 yrs. Imigrated1876, naturalized 24 yrs., from Canada, owns hotel, free; with wifeMary, Mar. 1869, age 31 of Mt; children Ethel, Oct. 1886, age 13; Roy,May 1887 is age 13; Percie, Nov. 1889 is age 11, all born in Mt.(note: error in age and year of birth for Ethel.).

1910 Census - Melrose, Silver Bow, MT; Percival E. Vance, age 21,newly married, with wife Alta; age 20. Working as farm laborer.

1920 Jan 22 - Census - Melrose, MT; listed Percy Vance, butcher, age31 of Mt.; wife Alta age 30 of Mt.; daughter Ruth A. age 9; daughterRhea M age 10 mos.

1930 Apr 7 - Census - listed at Melrose, MT; Percey Vance, owns-400,house,a ge 41, married at 20, of MT/Can/VT, laborer on sheep ranch;wife Alta, age 40, married at 19, of MT/KY/UT; daughter Rhea M. age11, of MT.

1931 Jan residing at Melrose

1943 Mar residing at Melrose

1951 Feb residing at Hauxwells Motor Crt; Deer Lodge, MT.

1956 Mar residing at 711 1/2 4th St, Deer Lodge, MT (postcard)

OBIT:

Alta G. Chinn [Parents] was born on 19 Jul 1889 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. She died 1 on 30 May 1981 in Bridgeport, Douglas, Washington, USA. She was buried 2 on 4 Jun 1981 in Sunset Mem. Gard, Opportunity, Montana. She married Percival E Vance on 2 Jun 1909 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: orally from Ruth Noorsgard & Rhea Lewis, both daughters. Deathcertif.

Marriage: Clerk and Recorders Office for Silver Bow County, Butte,Mt. F1800.

Death: Obituary, family knowledge.

Bio:
1894 Aug 30 - listed on the public school census record submitted byGeorge Conway, clerk
1895 Aug 14 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.
1896 Aug 26 - listed on the public school census record, Geo. Conway,secretary.

1900 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Glendale twp., Beaverhead County,Montana, George Chinn, born Jan 1844; age 56, married 23 years, fromKY/KY/KY; his wife Elizabeth, March 1861 is age 39; from Ut/Pa/Can;has borne 6 children, four of which are living. Children are: Frank,August 1878, is 21 a teamster; Minnie, May 1884 is 15; Ella (Eli)November 1886 is 13 and Alta, July 1888 is 11. All show Montananativity..

7 Mar 1907 Card from Mary to Melrose ("tell the folks to meet Frankand I at
the train tomorrow...")

20 Mar 1907 Card from Mother at Butte to Melrose.

26 Nov 1907 Card from Ezla to Sis from Butte to Melrose.

14 Mar 1908 Card from Percy to 904 S. Wyoming, Butte.

19 Jul 1908 Card from Roy to Percy @ Glendale.

18 Sep 1909 Card from Ella of Melrose to Glendale.

26 Oct 1908 Card from Mother to Alta addressed to Glendale.

18 Feb 1910 Card from Mrs B S Brown of Melrose to Melrose.

1910 Census - at Melrose with Percival, age 20; born Mt.

1920 Jan 22 CENSUS; Melrose with Percy.

4 Aug 1923 Card from Marcia in Oregon to Melrose.

1930 Apr 7 - Census - listed at Melrose, MT; Percey Vance, owns-400,house,a ge 41, married at 20, of MT/Can/VT, laborer on sheep ranch;wife Alta, age 40, married at 19, of MT/KY/UT; daughter Rhea M. age11, of MT.

16 Mar 1956 Card from Lewis at Hermiston to 711 1/2 Fourth, DeerLodge.

10 Nov 1960 sent a card to Ethel Murphy at 221 E. Platinum in Butte,MT; posted at Bridgeport, WA

They had the following children:

  F i Ruth Vance
  F ii Rhea Vance

Elmer Henry Pond [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 27 Jan 1880 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. He died on 15 Feb 1940 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD at Murray Hospital, arterio sclerolic heart disease. He was buried on 18 Feb 1940 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Lillian Maudess Stewart on 27 Nov 1904 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. Elmer was employed as Laborer in 1901 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.


!Birth: family records, gravestone marker at Melrose, MT. A twin ofErnest
Pond.

Marriage: filed at Clerk of the Court, Silver Bow County, Butte, MT.
#8750. Filed on 27 Nov 1904.
NAME: POND - STEWART - PL OF EVENT: BUTTE - DATE OF PAPER: 1904/12/03- GROOM: POND, ELMER H. - GROOM RES: BASIN - BRIDE: STEWART, LILLIANM. - BRIDE RES: MELROSE - NAME OF PAPER: BASIN

Death: filed at Clerk and Recorders Office, Silver Bow County,Butte,MT.
#Bt. 12898.

Search:Anaconda Standard has Basin column in 1925 issues;

*Obit:
16 Feb 1940 Montana Standard, p.6.
17 Feb 1940 Montana Standard, p.3.

Bio:
1880 - born at Glendale w/twin brother Ernest

1895 Jan 22 - Glendale; signed Tullias' auto book. (copy in hardfile)

1894 Nov 30 - listed on the District 5 Glendale School census reportfor the previous year as reported by George B. Conway, clerk. Elmer is13 and parent listed is H S Pond.

1895 Aug 30 - listed on thel District 5, Glendale School census reportfor the previous year as reported by George B. Conway, clerk. Elmer is14 and parent is H. S. Pond.

1896 Aug 20 - listed on the District 5, Glendale School cesnsus reportfor the previous year as reported by clerk George B. Conway. Elmer is15 and parent is H. S. Pond.

1900 Jun 15 -Census - Red Mtn. Prec., Silver Bow County, MT. [Melrose]age is 44, Jul 1855, IL; merchant, grocery store and own home; sonElmer, age 19, Jan 1881, a salesman.

1904 Jan 16 - postmaster at Basin [next appt. 28 May 1904]

1904 Nov 27 -- married Maudess Stewart [newsclip from the Vancescrapbook: "Pretty Wedding: Mr. Elmer Pond, the popular postmaster ofBasin and Miss maudess Stewart, of Melrose, were quietly married atthe home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Griffith, Sunday evening at six p.m.Rev. Groeneveld officiating. Only immediate friends and relativesbeing present.
The bride was charming in white mull and carried brideroses. Thematron of honor, Mrs. C. Griffith, was dressed in crepe. The groomwas attended by Mr. Carl Griffith. After the ceremony a sumptuoussupper was served by Mrs. Griffith. The happy couple will beside atBasin."]

1904 Nov 30 announcement card, returning to Basin on thisdate.(hardcopy file)

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed Melrose, Silver Bow, MT, Elmer Pond,age 29, married once, for past 6 years; no children; merchant,general store, from MT/IL/IL; with wife Maudess L., age 27, ofNY/NY/NY. Also listed in mother, Hattie Stewart, age 47, widow, ofNY/NY/NY. [Roll 836, page 184A] Walter Vance, enumerator.

1911 abt. - she stated she lived with Elmer & Maud from age 3 thru13, then made it on her own. (src. Montana Railey)

1912 Sep 22 - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 3,d.o.b. as 1/20/1907, female, parents are Elmer and Maudess Pond.
1913 Sep 20 - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 6,d.o.b. as 1/20/1907, female, parents are Elmer and Maudess Pond.
1914 Sep 22 - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 6,d.o.b. as 3/14/1908, female, parents are Elmer & Maud Pond
1915 Sep 1 - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 7,d.o.b. as 3/14/1908, female, parents are Elmer and Maudess Pond.
1916 Sept - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 8,d.o.b. as 3/14/1908, female, parent is Elmer H. Pond.
1917 Sep 24 - Melrose school census record shows Vera Pond, age 9,d.o.b. as 3/14/1908, female, parents are Elmer and Maudess Pond.
1918 Sep - does not appear on this or any subsequent reports forMelrose School Dist.

1918 - Polk; Butte Bottling Works; r 713 Utah

1920 Jan 11 - Census - at 32 E. Platnium, Butte, MT; Elmer, head, age38, with wife Lillian M age 36; working as constable for Silver BowCounty; MT/ILL/ILL

1925 - Polk; Butte millman, Black Rock, 922 A, Emma Street.

1926 - Polk; mach.Black Rock; 732 S. Main

1927 - Polk; Also Maud S; " " "

1928 - Polk; also Maudess; address same as (1927)

1929 - Polk; also Lillian; r 321 S. Washington, Butte.

1930 - Polk; assayer, Black Rock; same address as (1929)

1935 Oct 9 - postmaster at Melrose

1940 Feb 15 - passed away at Melrose, was still operating store andp.o. [Maud continued on]

Lillian Maudess Stewart [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 15 May 1881 in Rose, Wayne, New York, USA. She died on 7 Apr 1953 in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD - St Joseph's Hospital, cerebral hemorrhage, arterio inclusion. She was buried on 10 Apr 1953 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Elmer Henry Pond on 27 Nov 1904 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: Family record of her sister, my grandmother.

Marriage: Filed at Clerk of the Court, Silver Bow County, Butte, MT.
#8750. Filed on 27 Nov 1904.

Death: filed at Clerk and Recorders Office, Powell County, Deer Lodge
Montana. #53 390738. Filed 4-11-1953.

Obit: The Dillon Tribune, Thursday, 9 April 1953, Front Page.

Bio:
1881 May 15 born at Rose, NY.

1895 aprox. arrived in MT. with parents.

1898 Apr 8 with mother, accompanied Mrs. Wells to Melrose from Butte.

1900 Jun 20 - Census - Red Mtn. tnshp., Silver Bow Co., MT.[Melrose]; Hattie E Stewart, head of house, born Aug. 1864, age 35,widow, lists 2 children both survive; dressmaker, of NY/NY/NY; notemployed for 1 months; L Maudess, May 1881, age 19 of NY; Zada E Dec1891, age 8 of NY.

1904 Nov 27 married Elmer Pond in Butte. [copy of COM in paper files]

1904 Nov 30 announcement returning to Basin on this date.(hardcopyfile)

1910 Apr 15 - Census - listed at Melrose, Silver Bow, MT, Elmer Pond,age 29, married once for past 6 years; no children; merchant, generalstore, from MT/IL/IL; with wife Maudess L age 27, NY/NY/NY. Alsolisted in mother, Hattie Stewart, age 47, widow, of NY/NY/NY. [Roll836, page 184A] Note: Walter Vance, enumerator.

1920 Jan 11 - Census - at 32 E. Platnium, Butte, MT; listed LillianM.; husband Elmer, head, age 38, with wife Lillian M age 36; Elmerworking as constable for Silver Bow County; NY/NY/NY.

1923 Apr - residing in Butte at time of Mrs. Browns death. Listed as723 Main, Butte.[from COD]

1925 - Polk; Butte millman, Black Rock, 922 A, Emma Street.

1926 - Polk; mach.Black Rock; 732 S. Main

1926 Oct 11 Inherited from Emma Wells share of Tuxedo claim up onVipond Park and 1 Ford Car. Living in Butte at this time. [The car wasstill in her garage in Melrose at the time or her death]

1927 - Polk; Also Maud S; " " "

1928 - Polk; also Maudess; address same as (1927)

1929 - Polk; also Lillian; r 321 S. Washington, Butte.

1930 - Polk; assayer, Black Rock; same address as (1929)

1940 - postmistress at Melrose, MT.

1951 retired the post office and bus depot in Melrose. [stated in herobituary]
1953 was in St. Joseph's Hospital in Deer Lodge, MT. at time of death.[COD in paper files]

obit:
1900 Jun 15 -Census - Red Mtn. Prec., Silver Bow County, MT. [Melrose]age is 44, Jul 1855, IL; merchant, grocery store and own home; sonElmer, age 19, Jan 1881, a salesman.

They had the following children:

  F i Vera May Pond

Roscoe Harmon Vance [Parents] was born 1 on 24 Oct 1866 in Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was christened on 28 Oct 1869 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died 2 on 20 Mar 1944 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD - cancer of stomach. He was buried on 23 Mar 1944 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Mary Bryant on 12 Dec 1896 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

Birth: death certificate, indicates VT as place of birth.
Extract from Trinity Church records, Que. Nat'l. Archives.

Marriage: recorded Silver Bow County Courthouse, #4105, 12 Dec. 1896.

Death: #S.B.5725 Recorded at the clerk and recorders office forSilver
Bow County, Butte, MT.
Informant: Ruth Strub by F.O.

Residence listed as Melrose, MT...for 45 years

>All records found to date show his name as Oscar, baptised name isRoscoe.<

Obit:
[Obituaries are recorded in *sources files]
22 May 1944 Dillon Examiner
22 May 1944 Montana Standard

Bio:
1866 OCT 24 - Born Dunham, Missiqui County, Quebec, Canada

1869 Oct - Baptised at Anglican Church, Cowansville, Missiqui County,Quebec.

1871 - Census - dwelling 151, family 152 at Dunham, Missiqui, Que.,Canada is listed Charles Vance age 46, farmer of Ireland, religion asC. of Eng., Irish; Elizabeth age 35 of US, same church affiliation,also Irish; children as follows: Mary age 15 of Que.; Geoge age 12;Edward age 9; Sherman age 6; Roscoe age 4 and Fredrick age 2. Allchildren show Que. as their nativity.

1880 Census <<<<>>>>

1887 - resident of Glendale, when serving as witness for brotherShermans lists him of Glendale.

1887 Nov 25 - Tribune note states that, "Oscar Vance takes the Dewey'sFlat school for the winter."

1889 Sept 13 - appeared and sign a Declaration of Intent to become aUS Citizen. Dillon, MT; large leather bound book titled Declaration ofIntent - 1881 - 1894, #330.

1891 Mar 13 - Dewey's Flat column of the Dillon Tribune notes thatMessrs. Fred and Oscar Vance of Glendale are visiting their brotherGeorge Vance at this place.

1892 Jan 29 - note in the Dillon Tribune Dewey's Flat column statesthat, "the smiling countenance of Oscar Vance may be seen duringbusiness hours behind the counter at Pond & Vance's."

1895 about, listed in Polk as boarder at 394 E. Park, Butte,Montana, a teamster.

1896 Dec 12 married Mary (Minnie) Bryant in Butte, applicationgives Butte as residence for both.

1898 - noted in the Montana State Gazeteer at Dewey is Oscar Vance,hotel.

1899 Butte, rms 215 W. Galena, Polk.

1900 Butte, tmstr.,r 220 S. Montana, Polk.

1900 Jun 14 - Census - Silver Bow Prcnt.; Butte, MT; head, born Oct1866, age 33, married 3 years; CAN/IRE/IRE; immigrated 1880, been here20 years; carriage stable, renting home. Wife Minnie age 20, April1880, married 3 yrs.; had one child, none survive. Of NV/ME/NY.

1902 Butte, Polk direct., carman, Original Mine; residence10 N. Washington.

1904 Glendale, Charles Vances obit lists him of Glendale.

1905 May 30 - Charles Vance died at Glendale. All seven sons inattendance for his funeral as indicated in photo found by Ben Goody ofMelrose. Obit states that he was to be buried on Thursday, (June 1,1905) in the Glendale cemetery.

1910 Apr 21 - Census - listed at Gardiner, Park County, Montana aOscar Vance, age 39, from (?Nebraska) Scotland, Ireland. [thoinconsistent, this info is supported by the info offered by his motherin the affidavit noted below.]

1912 Sep 16 - In a process to clear title to lots 1 & 2 of Block 1,Bowe Addition, Melrose; that had been originally purchased by CharlesVance from William Bowe; a copy shows action by Elizabeth Vance onchildren listed as other heirs of Charles Vance and name as such:George R.; Fred W.; Walter T.; Edward; Sherman; Roscoe H.; Arthur W.,all Vances and daughter Mary A. Capron. Has to do with lost or failedregistration of the original deed to Clerk and Recorders Office inButte, Montana.
[In an affidavit filed on July 12, 1912, the where abouts of Roscoe H.Vance, son to Elizabeth Vance, was not known and that last was knownto be at Gardiner, Montana in 1911.]

1920 Jan 24 - Census - listed at Melrose, Silver Bow County, Montana,next door to nephew Roy Vance's family, Roscoe Vance, age unk., fromCan/Sco/Vt; works as teamster, doing gen. hauling.

1924 Apr 24 Melrose, Elizabeth Vances obit lists him of Melrose.(Roscoe)

1927 Dec 15 Melrose, Obit of Edwards lists him of Melrose.

1930 Apr 22 - Census - listed at Melrose, MT; Oscar Vance, head, rentsfor 10.00; age 60, d-s; of Can/Scot/Can; immigrated 1884, Na; laboreron stock farm, not presently working. [Listed next to brother George &Mary Vance]

1941 Dec 12 - witnessed to Ethel Vance's date of birth for a delayedbirth certificate at Melrose, MT. (age 75)

1943 Mar listed as of Melrose; brother Geo. Vances obit listshim of Melrose.

1944 Mar 20 Melrose, died in Butte, county Hospital.

Mary Bryant [Parents] was born in Apr 1878 in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, USA. She died . She married Roscoe Harmon Vance on 12 Dec 1896 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
Copinus, Albert

Birth: extracted fro 1880 US Census data.

Marriage: Silver Bow County Clerk and recorders office, Butte, Mt.

~!Death:

Bio:

1880 Jun 1 - Census - listed at Empire City, Ormsby County, Nevada isEldridg Bryant, age 54; laborer, from ME/ME/ME; with family, wife Janeage 41 of Canada; Ginnie 17; Matilda 14; Sherman 10; Maud 7 and Minnie(Mary) 1..

1890 Jan 3 - there appeared in this issue of the Dillon Tribune, thefollowing: "The Flat indulged in a very nice little ball on Christmasnight and all went home saying it was the most enjoyable dance of theseason. All repaired to Mrs. wm. Smale where a well filled table withall the delecacies of the season, awaited them. Over forty couplespartook of supper. Among those present were Miss Minnie Bryant,dressed in a delicate pearl gray Henrietta square cut bodice fulled inwith Duchess lace, accordeon from to skirt, pearl jewelry, pointedbasque, decollette; diamonds, gold beads and longgloves......etc...etc...."

1900 Jun 14 - Census - at Silver Bow prcnt., Butte, MT; with Oscar;listed as wife, born April 1880 in MT; 20 years old, married 3 years,had one child, deceased. NV/ME/NY

1920 Jan 8 - Census - living at 119 Chestnut St., Anaconda, MT;married to Albert Copinus, age 38 of Nev/Maine/Mich. [no childrenlisted]


Sherman Warner Vance [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Apr 1864 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was christened on 28 Oct 1869 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died 2 on 17 Jun 1937 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA. The cause of death was COD - myocarditis. He was buried on 20 Jun 1937 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Melrose A. Fleser on 27 Dec 1887 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Other marriages:
Smith, Mary Ann
Jordan, Anna Olson


1869 Oct 28 - Christening - Extract from registers of the AnglicanChurch in Cowansville, Que.,
for the year of 1869 on folio 17, Quebec Nat'l. Archves film #124.1:baptised in Trinity Church, Cowansville, Que. on twenty eighth day ofOctober, 1869.(Parents of North Dunham; Trinity Church)

N½NE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Silver Bow SENE 27/ 2-S 9-W NoMontana PM MT Silver Bow SWNE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead[this 160 acres is the immediate area west of Melrose to the river]

SWSW 28/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead N½NW 33/ 14-S 7-W NoMontana PM MT Beaverhead SENW 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT BeaverheadW½E½ 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead [this adjacent parcel toMary A. Vance, near Lima on Big Beaver Creek, should be about 7.5miles south of Lima.]

BIO:
1864 Apr 9 Cowansville, Canada POB from obit.

1869 Oct 28 Cowansville, Anglican Church, baptised.

1871 - Census - dwelling 151, family 152 at Dunham, Missiqui, Que.,Canada is listed Charles Vance age 46, farmer of Ireland, religion asC. of Eng., Irish; Elizabeth age 35 of US, same church affiliation,also Irish; children as follows: Mary age 15 of Que.; Geoge age 12;Edward age 9; Sherman age 6; Roscoe age 4 and Fredrick age 2. Allchildren show Que. as their nativity.;

1879/80 - arrived in Montana Territory, went almost directly toGlendale w/family; age 16. (from obit)

1883 Apr 18 - Wednesday - involved in a serious accicent while workingfor HCMC and riding tram from Lion City to Greenwood, whereby itjumped the track, ran over his partner, (Joseph Baker) killing himand receiving serious injury to himself.

1883 Apr 21 - noted in the Dillon Tribune:
MAN KILLED
On last Wednesday morning three men started with a train of nine carsloaded with ore from the mines at Hecla City, on the tramway, for theconcentrator at Greenwood, three miles below. From some unknown causethe brakes would not check the train, and the grade being steep thecars ran down at a rapid rate. The rear brakeman jumped off andescaped injury. The middle brakeman, S. Vance, received seriousinjuries on the head from which he remained unconscious for twelvehours. The front brakeman, Joe Baker, was killed instantly.

1883 Apr 22 - reported by the Butte Miner, "that on, Wednesday a caron the tramway between Glendale and Lion City jumped the track,throwing from the car two men, one of whom was killed by the carpassing over his body, and the other seriously injured by the fall.The car was loaded and coming down grade at a fearful rate of speed.Owing to the failure of telegraphic communication with Glendale wewere unable to gather further particulars of the accident."

1883 Apr 24 - noted in the Miner, "A Fatal Accident; Last Wednesday aman named Vance was dangerously hurt abot the head and breast (notfatally it is thought) and a Polander (name not known) was killed byan accident on the tramway on which ore from Hecla company's mines atLion City is brought down to the reduction works at Glendale. The twomen were coming down from the mine on a heavily loaded car, and whenpart of the way down the car from some cause flew the track, and themen were thrown violently to the ground. The Polander was run over bythe car and lived but a short time. No further particulars of theaccident are yet known."

1883 Apr 25 - noted in Butte Miner, "The name of the man killed on theGlendale and Lion City tramway last week was Joseph Baker. ShermanVance, who was also on the car when it jumped the track, was seriouslyinjured, but is rapidly recovering." i

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, known as the Murry Ranch, consisting of 160 acres moreor less; and adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,consisting of 160 acres more or less, and known as the Murray ranch.

1884 Dec 18 -MORTGAGE - This indenture, made the 15th day ofDecember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andeighty four, between George and Sherman Vance, residing at Glendale,in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, parties of the first part andJohn Wells (merchant) of said Glendale, party of the second part,witnesseth: That the said parties of the first part for and inconsideration of the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty dollars, lawfulmoney of the USA to them in hand paid by the said party of the secondpart, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted,bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain,sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, and to hisheirs and assigns forever, all of the following described propertysituate, lying and being in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, andparticularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: That tract orparcel of land known as "The Vance" ranch and formerly owned by ElzyMurry and deeded to the parties of the first part, containing onehundred and eighty (180), more or less, the said tract or parcel ofland being about two (2) miles N.W. of Melrose and about four (4)miles east of Glendale and lying along the Big Hole River on thewestside thereof and directly below the canyon above the town ofMelrose. Together with all and singular the tenements, heredetamentsand appurtenances thererunto belonging or in anywise appertaining orusually had and enjoyed, to have and to hold all and singular the saidpremises together with the appurtenances unto the said property of thesecond part and to his heirs and assigns forever. This conveyance isintended to secure the payment of a certain promissory note or anynote given in renewals thereof, said note was given by the saidparties of the first part to the said pary of the second part, for thesum of seven hundred and fifty dollars (750) bearing date December15th, 1884 and payable one year after date with interest and if theamount of said note principal and interest and all notes given inrenewal thereof, shall be paid at maturity then these presents shallbecome void, but if default shall be made in the payment of the saidnote or notes given in renewal thereof or any part thereof, then thesaid party of the second part and his assigns are hereby authorizedpursuant to statute to sell the premises above granted or so muchthereof as will be necessary to satisfy the amount hereby secured withcosts and expenses allowed by law, rendering the surplus if any theremay be to the said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors,administrators or assigns.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereuntoset their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signedand sealed in presence of: Richard Z. Thomas, notary public. Filed onDecember 17, 1884, Phil D. McGough, county recorder.

1885 Jun 17 - indenture recorded whereby George and Mary Vance boughtSherman Vance's interest for the figure of $950.

1887 - Jan 17\April 12 - a Glendale general merchants account ledgerbook has revealed purchases made on account, during this time period.Some account collections are also posted, as well as a few creditassignments by third parties. History of the ledger indicates this waskept at the Company Store. (only entry to date, on the 5th of Feb.)

1887 - was on the Bowe Ranch at Melrose.

1887 Dec 27 - at Melrose, Silver Bow County, Mont. Territory; marriedRose A. Fleser.

1891 Jun 9 - appeared and signed his certificate of Citizenship in theUS. Recorded in large record Book entitled the same, page 100. FifthJudical District.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: "Bornon the 17 inst., to the wife of Sherman Vance a daughter."

1894 Aug 24 - from the Dillon Tribune weekly Melrose news columns isfound, to wit: "The National Park fever has struck town. Besides thedelegation from Glendale, that went last week, Geo. Howard and wife,Geo. Vance and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Vance left by privateconveyance for the park last Monday and on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. B. S.Chester and miss Sallie Haynes started."

1897 Apr 1 - was living on the Bowe Ranch at time of Roses' death.

1897 - at Melrose, Sherman Vance house occ. by Mr. Cheney and Family.(from newsclip in scrapbook.)

1900 Jun 15 - Census - listed at Wm Bowe address, Red Mtn. tnsp.,(Melrose), Silver Bow County, MT; Sherman Vance, boarder, age 36, bornApr. 1864; widower, of Can/Vt/Vt; came to US in 1880, been here 20years, naturalized. Also listed is daughter Dorcia, boarder, born Jan1889, age 11, of MT/CAN/IA.

1900 Nov 7 - noted in the Tribune, "Melrose column" that Sherman Vancehas been elected constable of that town.

1900 Nov 28 - residence is Melrose, married Mary Ann Smith at Butte.(from marriage license)

1901- newsprnt clip lists Mr.& Mrs. Sherman of Melrose.

1902 - newsprint clip lists Sherm Vance of Melrose, part interest inthe meat market.

1904 - Montana Gazateer; lists Sherman Vance with meat mkt.

1904 - newsprint says; sold out in Melrose, bought Market andrelocated to Lima.

1904 Aug 2 - newprint: "Letters of guardianship of Dorcia A. Vance, aminor, have been issued to S. W. Vance. Oscar Wells is attorney forthe guardian."

1905 May 30 - Charles Vance died at Glendale. All seven sons inattendance for his funeral as indicated in photo found by Ben Goody ofMelrose in November, 2005. Obit states that he was to be buried onThursday, (June 1, 1905) in the Glendale cemetery. Thereby dating thepicture.

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1910 Feb 19 - listed at Lima, from marriage license of Dorcia at Lima.

1912 Sep 16 - In a process to clear title to lots 1 & 2 of Block 1,Bowe Addition, Melrose; that had been originally purchased by CharlesVance from William Bowe; a copy shows action by Elizabeth Vance onchildren listed as other heirs of Charles Vance and name as such:George R.; Fred W.; Walter T.; Edward; Sherman; Roscoe H.; Arthur W.,all Vances and daughter Mary A. Capron. Has to do with lost or failedregistration of the original deed to Clerk and Recorders Office inButte, Montana.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1924 Apr 25 - resident of Lima, from obit of Elizabeth Vance.

1927 Mar 23 - resident of Lima, COD on Mary Ann, for 23 years.

1929 Dec 19 - resident of Lima, COM, married at Dillon to Anna OlsonJordan.

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, age 66, first married at 23; a butcher with own shop,on Main Street; age 66 from Can/Scot/VT; renting for 20; with wifeAnna age 56, first married at 18; sons Clarence age 26 and Marvin age20, both of Montana and single. Clarence working on RR and Marvindoing odd jobs.

1930 - relocated residence to Idaho Falls, after selling meat marketin Lima.

1937 Jun 17 - died at his home at 228 W. 14th in Idaho Falls; age 73.

RESEARCH:
In Bvhd. County History, p.33, mention by Bonnie Merrell

Melrose A. Fleser [Parents] was born on 7 Nov 1869 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA. She died 1 on 1 Apr 1897 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She was buried on 3 Apr 1897 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Sherman Warner Vance on 27 Dec 1887 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: on gravestone marker.

Marriage: Clerk and recorders office, Silver Bow County, Butte, MT.#46.

Death: gravestone marker, obituary in Dillon Tribune.
"Dearest Mother Thou Hast Left Us
And Thy Loss We Dearly Feel
But Tis' God That Has Bereft Us
He Can All Our Sorrows heal."

Obit:

1880 Jun 25 - Census - listed on report including Moose, Camp and Soapgulches, in Deer Lodge County, MT is Wm Bow age of 35, farmer fromIreland; Lucina is 43, keeping house from Oh/Vt/Vt; Wm's step childrenlisted are: George 22, wagon maker of Ill/Russ/Oh; Charles is 20 ofILL, Calista is 16 and Rosa is 10 both show Iowa as nativity.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: "Bornon the 17 inst., to the wife of Sherman Vance a daughter."

1894 June 8 - noted in the Dillon Tribune, Melrose newsy column, towit: "Mrs. Sherman Vance (Melrose) has opened a boarding house onupper Camp creek for the accommodation of the ore haulers."

1894 Aug 24 - from the Dillon Tribune weekly Melrose news columns isfound, to wit: "The National Park fever has struck town. Besides thedelegation from Glendale, that went last week, Geo. Howard and wife,Geo. Vance and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Vance left by privateconveyance for the park last Monday and on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. B. S.Chester and miss Sallie Haynes started."

They had the following children:

  F i Dorcia A. Vance
  F ii Lucinda Myrtle Vance was born on 18 Nov 1891 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She died on 23 Nov 1893 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She was buried in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth:
1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: "Bornon the 17 inst., to the wife of Sherman Vance a daughter."

Death: gravestone reads:
Lucina M. daughter of SW & RA Vance:
A Precious One From Us Has Gone
A Voice We Loved Is Stilled
A Place Is Vacant In Our Home
Which Never Can Be Filled

Burial: gravemarker has dates; newsclip found in Vance scrapbook;Death of Myrtle Vance.; The many friends of Sherman W. and Rosa A.Vance of Melrose will hear with regret of the death of Lucinda Myrtle,their youngest daughter, aged 2 years and 5 days, which occured on the23rd inst.
"The flower that blooms the brightest
Is doomed the first to fade
The form that moves the lightest
In earth the soonest laid."

Sherman Warner Vance [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Apr 1864 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was christened on 28 Oct 1869 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died 2 on 17 Jun 1937 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA. The cause of death was COD - myocarditis. He was buried on 20 Jun 1937 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Mary Ann Smith on 28 Nov 1900 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Other marriages:
Fleser, Melrose A.
Jordan, Anna Olson


1869 Oct 28 - Christening - Extract from registers of the AnglicanChurch in Cowansville, Que.,
for the year of 1869 on folio 17, Quebec Nat'l. Archves film #124.1:baptised in Trinity Church, Cowansville, Que. on twenty eighth day ofOctober, 1869.(Parents of North Dunham; Trinity Church)

N½NE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Silver Bow SENE 27/ 2-S 9-W NoMontana PM MT Silver Bow SWNE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead[this 160 acres is the immediate area west of Melrose to the river]

SWSW 28/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead N½NW 33/ 14-S 7-W NoMontana PM MT Beaverhead SENW 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT BeaverheadW½E½ 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead [this adjacent parcel toMary A. Vance, near Lima on Big Beaver Creek, should be about 7.5miles south of Lima.]

BIO:
1864 Apr 9 Cowansville, Canada POB from obit.

1869 Oct 28 Cowansville, Anglican Church, baptised.

1871 - Census - dwelling 151, family 152 at Dunham, Missiqui, Que.,Canada is listed Charles Vance age 46, farmer of Ireland, religion asC. of Eng., Irish; Elizabeth age 35 of US, same church affiliation,also Irish; children as follows: Mary age 15 of Que.; Geoge age 12;Edward age 9; Sherman age 6; Roscoe age 4 and Fredrick age 2. Allchildren show Que. as their nativity.;

1879/80 - arrived in Montana Territory, went almost directly toGlendale w/family; age 16. (from obit)

1883 Apr 18 - Wednesday - involved in a serious accicent while workingfor HCMC and riding tram from Lion City to Greenwood, whereby itjumped the track, ran over his partner, (Joseph Baker) killing himand receiving serious injury to himself.

1883 Apr 21 - noted in the Dillon Tribune:
MAN KILLED
On last Wednesday morning three men started with a train of nine carsloaded with ore from the mines at Hecla City, on the tramway, for theconcentrator at Greenwood, three miles below. From some unknown causethe brakes would not check the train, and the grade being steep thecars ran down at a rapid rate. The rear brakeman jumped off andescaped injury. The middle brakeman, S. Vance, received seriousinjuries on the head from which he remained unconscious for twelvehours. The front brakeman, Joe Baker, was killed instantly.

1883 Apr 22 - reported by the Butte Miner, "that on, Wednesday a caron the tramway between Glendale and Lion City jumped the track,throwing from the car two men, one of whom was killed by the carpassing over his body, and the other seriously injured by the fall.The car was loaded and coming down grade at a fearful rate of speed.Owing to the failure of telegraphic communication with Glendale wewere unable to gather further particulars of the accident."

1883 Apr 24 - noted in the Miner, "A Fatal Accident; Last Wednesday aman named Vance was dangerously hurt abot the head and breast (notfatally it is thought) and a Polander (name not known) was killed byan accident on the tramway on which ore from Hecla company's mines atLion City is brought down to the reduction works at Glendale. The twomen were coming down from the mine on a heavily loaded car, and whenpart of the way down the car from some cause flew the track, and themen were thrown violently to the ground. The Polander was run over bythe car and lived but a short time. No further particulars of theaccident are yet known."

1883 Apr 25 - noted in Butte Miner, "The name of the man killed on theGlendale and Lion City tramway last week was Joseph Baker. ShermanVance, who was also on the car when it jumped the track, was seriouslyinjured, but is rapidly recovering." i

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, known as the Murry Ranch, consisting of 160 acres moreor less; and adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,consisting of 160 acres more or less, and known as the Murray ranch.

1884 Dec 18 -MORTGAGE - This indenture, made the 15th day ofDecember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andeighty four, between George and Sherman Vance, residing at Glendale,in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, parties of the first part andJohn Wells (merchant) of said Glendale, party of the second part,witnesseth: That the said parties of the first part for and inconsideration of the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty dollars, lawfulmoney of the USA to them in hand paid by the said party of the secondpart, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted,bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain,sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, and to hisheirs and assigns forever, all of the following described propertysituate, lying and being in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, andparticularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: That tract orparcel of land known as "The Vance" ranch and formerly owned by ElzyMurry and deeded to the parties of the first part, containing onehundred and eighty (180), more or less, the said tract or parcel ofland being about two (2) miles N.W. of Melrose and about four (4)miles east of Glendale and lying along the Big Hole River on thewestside thereof and directly below the canyon above the town ofMelrose. Together with all and singular the tenements, heredetamentsand appurtenances thererunto belonging or in anywise appertaining orusually had and enjoyed, to have and to hold all and singular the saidpremises together with the appurtenances unto the said property of thesecond part and to his heirs and assigns forever. This conveyance isintended to secure the payment of a certain promissory note or anynote given in renewals thereof, said note was given by the saidparties of the first part to the said pary of the second part, for thesum of seven hundred and fifty dollars (750) bearing date December15th, 1884 and payable one year after date with interest and if theamount of said note principal and interest and all notes given inrenewal thereof, shall be paid at maturity then these presents shallbecome void, but if default shall be made in the payment of the saidnote or notes given in renewal thereof or any part thereof, then thesaid party of the second part and his assigns are hereby authorizedpursuant to statute to sell the premises above granted or so muchthereof as will be necessary to satisfy the amount hereby secured withcosts and expenses allowed by law, rendering the surplus if any theremay be to the said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors,administrators or assigns.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereuntoset their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signedand sealed in presence of: Richard Z. Thomas, notary public. Filed onDecember 17, 1884, Phil D. McGough, county recorder.

1885 Jun 17 - indenture recorded whereby George and Mary Vance boughtSherman Vance's interest for the figure of $950.

1887 - Jan 17\April 12 - a Glendale general merchants account ledgerbook has revealed purchases made on account, during this time period.Some account collections are also posted, as well as a few creditassignments by third parties. History of the ledger indicates this waskept at the Company Store. (only entry to date, on the 5th of Feb.)

1887 - was on the Bowe Ranch at Melrose.

1887 Dec 27 - at Melrose, Silver Bow County, Mont. Territory; marriedRose A. Fleser.

1891 Jun 9 - appeared and signed his certificate of Citizenship in theUS. Recorded in large record Book entitled the same, page 100. FifthJudical District.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: "Bornon the 17 inst., to the wife of Sherman Vance a daughter."

1894 Aug 24 - from the Dillon Tribune weekly Melrose news columns isfound, to wit: "The National Park fever has struck town. Besides thedelegation from Glendale, that went last week, Geo. Howard and wife,Geo. Vance and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Vance left by privateconveyance for the park last Monday and on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. B. S.Chester and miss Sallie Haynes started."

1897 Apr 1 - was living on the Bowe Ranch at time of Roses' death.

1897 - at Melrose, Sherman Vance house occ. by Mr. Cheney and Family.(from newsclip in scrapbook.)

1900 Jun 15 - Census - listed at Wm Bowe address, Red Mtn. tnsp.,(Melrose), Silver Bow County, MT; Sherman Vance, boarder, age 36, bornApr. 1864; widower, of Can/Vt/Vt; came to US in 1880, been here 20years, naturalized. Also listed is daughter Dorcia, boarder, born Jan1889, age 11, of MT/CAN/IA.

1900 Nov 7 - noted in the Tribune, "Melrose column" that Sherman Vancehas been elected constable of that town.

1900 Nov 28 - residence is Melrose, married Mary Ann Smith at Butte.(from marriage license)

1901- newsprnt clip lists Mr.& Mrs. Sherman of Melrose.

1902 - newsprint clip lists Sherm Vance of Melrose, part interest inthe meat market.

1904 - Montana Gazateer; lists Sherman Vance with meat mkt.

1904 - newsprint says; sold out in Melrose, bought Market andrelocated to Lima.

1904 Aug 2 - newprint: "Letters of guardianship of Dorcia A. Vance, aminor, have been issued to S. W. Vance. Oscar Wells is attorney forthe guardian."

1905 May 30 - Charles Vance died at Glendale. All seven sons inattendance for his funeral as indicated in photo found by Ben Goody ofMelrose in November, 2005. Obit states that he was to be buried onThursday, (June 1, 1905) in the Glendale cemetery. Thereby dating thepicture.

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1910 Feb 19 - listed at Lima, from marriage license of Dorcia at Lima.

1912 Sep 16 - In a process to clear title to lots 1 & 2 of Block 1,Bowe Addition, Melrose; that had been originally purchased by CharlesVance from William Bowe; a copy shows action by Elizabeth Vance onchildren listed as other heirs of Charles Vance and name as such:George R.; Fred W.; Walter T.; Edward; Sherman; Roscoe H.; Arthur W.,all Vances and daughter Mary A. Capron. Has to do with lost or failedregistration of the original deed to Clerk and Recorders Office inButte, Montana.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1924 Apr 25 - resident of Lima, from obit of Elizabeth Vance.

1927 Mar 23 - resident of Lima, COD on Mary Ann, for 23 years.

1929 Dec 19 - resident of Lima, COM, married at Dillon to Anna OlsonJordan.

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, age 66, first married at 23; a butcher with own shop,on Main Street; age 66 from Can/Scot/VT; renting for 20; with wifeAnna age 56, first married at 18; sons Clarence age 26 and Marvin age20, both of Montana and single. Clarence working on RR and Marvindoing odd jobs.

1930 - relocated residence to Idaho Falls, after selling meat marketin Lima.

1937 Jun 17 - died at his home at 228 W. 14th in Idaho Falls; age 73.

RESEARCH:
In Bvhd. County History, p.33, mention by Bonnie Merrell

Mary Ann Smith [Parents] was born on 28 Dec 1875 in County Cavin, Ireland. She died 1 on 23 Mar 1927 in Lima, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD - uterin pueral sanoma. She was buried on 25 Mar 1927 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Sherman Warner Vance on 28 Nov 1900 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: gravemarker, marriage certificate; obit.

Marriage: #6217, Silver Bow County, Butte, MT.,shows residence as
Meaderville.

Death: #BVD.356. Recorded with the clerk and recorders office of
Beaverhead County, Dillon, MT.; Obit.

Obit:
1937 Mar 24 Lima Ledger, p.1.

Bio:
1876 Ireland, POB.

1881 immigrated to US with family at age 5 years.

1891 November 6 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune;The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Gallagher, who has been thought forsome weeks to be recovering from his serious illness, died suddenlyFriday evening. The remains were taken to Butte for interment. Thefuneral was conducted in the Catholic church there by Rev. Father Vande Ven.
Also noted, Miss Mary Ann Smith is spending a few days with Mrs.Gallagher.

1900 Jun 16 - Census - listed as boarder at hotel (Robbins proprietor)is Mary Smith, December 1876, from Ireland, age 24; works as awaitress.

1900 Nov 28 - married Sherman W.Vance (age 24)

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1926 Feb 26 from Lima visiting sister in Melrose. (Mrs.(Ada)ArthurJones)

1927 Lima, at time of her death.

They had the following children:

  M i Clarence Vance was born on 4 Aug 1903 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He died 1 on 7 Oct 1938 in Monida, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD - injuries resulting from horse falling on him on range. He was buried on 16 Oct 1938 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: extracted from death certificate & obituary.

Death: Recorded with the clerk and recorders office for Beaverhead
County, Dillon , #BVD 613.

Obit:
20 Oct 1938 Dillon Tribune
20 Oct 1938 p.1

Bio:
1902 Aug 4 Melrose, place of birth
1904 Lima with family

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1927 Mar 24 Lima, at time of Mothers passing.

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, age 66, first married at 23; a butcher with own shop,on Main Street; age 66 from Can/Scot/VT; renting for 20; with wifeAnna age 56, first married at 18; sons Clarence age 26 and Marvin age20, both of Montana and single. Clarence working on RR and Marvindoing odd jobs.

1937 Jun 24 Lima, at time of Fathers passing.
1938 Oct Lima, Gleed ranch at time of his death.

obit:
  F ii Verena G. Vance was born in 1904 in Lima, Beaverhead, Montana, USA. She died 1 on 28 Jan 1936 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA. She was buried on 30 Jan 1936 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.

Birth: since parents located in Lima in 1904, presumed she was born
there. Moved from Melrose in that year, could be there.

Death: inscript. on headstone: obit below. Also 2nd in files.

Burial: (believed to have been buried at Forest Lawn, then laterre-interred in Melrose.)

Bio:
1904 Lima, presumed to be place of birth

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1926 Feb 26 Lima, visiting in Melrose from home in Lima.

1927 Mar 23 - Dillon at passing of her Mother.

1930 Apr 5 - Census - listed at 722 South Hartford Avenue, Los Angles,California; (Capulet Apartments) Verena Vance, age of 25, single, fromMt/US/Ire; rents apartment for $35.00, works as stenographer atautomobile dealer.

1936 Jan 30 Los Angles area, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in charge.
  M iii Marvin S Vance

Sherman Warner Vance [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Apr 1864 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was christened on 28 Oct 1869 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died 2 on 17 Jun 1937 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA. The cause of death was COD - myocarditis. He was buried on 20 Jun 1937 in Melrose, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Anna Olson Jordan on 19 Dec 1929.

Other marriages:
Fleser, Melrose A.
Smith, Mary Ann


1869 Oct 28 - Christening - Extract from registers of the AnglicanChurch in Cowansville, Que.,
for the year of 1869 on folio 17, Quebec Nat'l. Archves film #124.1:baptised in Trinity Church, Cowansville, Que. on twenty eighth day ofOctober, 1869.(Parents of North Dunham; Trinity Church)

N½NE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Silver Bow SENE 27/ 2-S 9-W NoMontana PM MT Silver Bow SWNE 27/ 2-S 9-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead[this 160 acres is the immediate area west of Melrose to the river]

SWSW 28/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead N½NW 33/ 14-S 7-W NoMontana PM MT Beaverhead SENW 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT BeaverheadW½E½ 33/ 14-S 7-W No Montana PM MT Beaverhead [this adjacent parcel toMary A. Vance, near Lima on Big Beaver Creek, should be about 7.5miles south of Lima.]

BIO:
1864 Apr 9 Cowansville, Canada POB from obit.

1869 Oct 28 Cowansville, Anglican Church, baptised.

1871 - Census - dwelling 151, family 152 at Dunham, Missiqui, Que.,Canada is listed Charles Vance age 46, farmer of Ireland, religion asC. of Eng., Irish; Elizabeth age 35 of US, same church affiliation,also Irish; children as follows: Mary age 15 of Que.; Geoge age 12;Edward age 9; Sherman age 6; Roscoe age 4 and Fredrick age 2. Allchildren show Que. as their nativity.;

1879/80 - arrived in Montana Territory, went almost directly toGlendale w/family; age 16. (from obit)

1883 Apr 18 - Wednesday - involved in a serious accicent while workingfor HCMC and riding tram from Lion City to Greenwood, whereby itjumped the track, ran over his partner, (Joseph Baker) killing himand receiving serious injury to himself.

1883 Apr 21 - noted in the Dillon Tribune:
MAN KILLED
On last Wednesday morning three men started with a train of nine carsloaded with ore from the mines at Hecla City, on the tramway, for theconcentrator at Greenwood, three miles below. From some unknown causethe brakes would not check the train, and the grade being steep thecars ran down at a rapid rate. The rear brakeman jumped off andescaped injury. The middle brakeman, S. Vance, received seriousinjuries on the head from which he remained unconscious for twelvehours. The front brakeman, Joe Baker, was killed instantly.

1883 Apr 22 - reported by the Butte Miner, "that on, Wednesday a caron the tramway between Glendale and Lion City jumped the track,throwing from the car two men, one of whom was killed by the carpassing over his body, and the other seriously injured by the fall.The car was loaded and coming down grade at a fearful rate of speed.Owing to the failure of telegraphic communication with Glendale wewere unable to gather further particulars of the accident."

1883 Apr 24 - noted in the Miner, "A Fatal Accident; Last Wednesday aman named Vance was dangerously hurt abot the head and breast (notfatally it is thought) and a Polander (name not known) was killed byan accident on the tramway on which ore from Hecla company's mines atLion City is brought down to the reduction works at Glendale. The twomen were coming down from the mine on a heavily loaded car, and whenpart of the way down the car from some cause flew the track, and themen were thrown violently to the ground. The Polander was run over bythe car and lived but a short time. No further particulars of theaccident are yet known."

1883 Apr 25 - noted in Butte Miner, "The name of the man killed on theGlendale and Lion City tramway last week was Joseph Baker. ShermanVance, who was also on the car when it jumped the track, was seriouslyinjured, but is rapidly recovering." i

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, known as the Murry Ranch, consisting of 160 acres moreor less; and adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,

1883 Apr 26 - indenture was made between Elzy Murry of Glendale,Beaverhead County, Montana Territory and Sherman W. and George R.Vance, of same place, and for the consideration of $2000 did purchaseparcel of land, adjoining on the north, the Andrew McBride Ranch,consisting of 160 acres more or less, and known as the Murray ranch.

1884 Dec 18 -MORTGAGE - This indenture, made the 15th day ofDecember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andeighty four, between George and Sherman Vance, residing at Glendale,in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, parties of the first part andJohn Wells (merchant) of said Glendale, party of the second part,witnesseth: That the said parties of the first part for and inconsideration of the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty dollars, lawfulmoney of the USA to them in hand paid by the said party of the secondpart, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted,bargained, sold, and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain,sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, and to hisheirs and assigns forever, all of the following described propertysituate, lying and being in Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, andparticularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: That tract orparcel of land known as "The Vance" ranch and formerly owned by ElzyMurry and deeded to the parties of the first part, containing onehundred and eighty (180), more or less, the said tract or parcel ofland being about two (2) miles N.W. of Melrose and about four (4)miles east of Glendale and lying along the Big Hole River on thewestside thereof and directly below the canyon above the town ofMelrose. Together with all and singular the tenements, heredetamentsand appurtenances thererunto belonging or in anywise appertaining orusually had and enjoyed, to have and to hold all and singular the saidpremises together with the appurtenances unto the said property of thesecond part and to his heirs and assigns forever. This conveyance isintended to secure the payment of a certain promissory note or anynote given in renewals thereof, said note was given by the saidparties of the first part to the said pary of the second part, for thesum of seven hundred and fifty dollars (750) bearing date December15th, 1884 and payable one year after date with interest and if theamount of said note principal and interest and all notes given inrenewal thereof, shall be paid at maturity then these presents shallbecome void, but if default shall be made in the payment of the saidnote or notes given in renewal thereof or any part thereof, then thesaid party of the second part and his assigns are hereby authorizedpursuant to statute to sell the premises above granted or so muchthereof as will be necessary to satisfy the amount hereby secured withcosts and expenses allowed by law, rendering the surplus if any theremay be to the said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors,administrators or assigns.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereuntoset their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signedand sealed in presence of: Richard Z. Thomas, notary public. Filed onDecember 17, 1884, Phil D. McGough, county recorder.

1885 Jun 17 - indenture recorded whereby George and Mary Vance boughtSherman Vance's interest for the figure of $950.

1887 - Jan 17\April 12 - a Glendale general merchants account ledgerbook has revealed purchases made on account, during this time period.Some account collections are also posted, as well as a few creditassignments by third parties. History of the ledger indicates this waskept at the Company Store. (only entry to date, on the 5th of Feb.)

1887 - was on the Bowe Ranch at Melrose.

1887 Dec 27 - at Melrose, Silver Bow County, Mont. Territory; marriedRose A. Fleser.

1891 Jun 9 - appeared and signed his certificate of Citizenship in theUS. Recorded in large record Book entitled the same, page 100. FifthJudical District.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: "Bornon the 17 inst., to the wife of Sherman Vance a daughter."

1894 Aug 24 - from the Dillon Tribune weekly Melrose news columns isfound, to wit: "The National Park fever has struck town. Besides thedelegation from Glendale, that went last week, Geo. Howard and wife,Geo. Vance and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Vance left by privateconveyance for the park last Monday and on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. B. S.Chester and miss Sallie Haynes started."

1897 Apr 1 - was living on the Bowe Ranch at time of Roses' death.

1897 - at Melrose, Sherman Vance house occ. by Mr. Cheney and Family.(from newsclip in scrapbook.)

1900 Jun 15 - Census - listed at Wm Bowe address, Red Mtn. tnsp.,(Melrose), Silver Bow County, MT; Sherman Vance, boarder, age 36, bornApr. 1864; widower, of Can/Vt/Vt; came to US in 1880, been here 20years, naturalized. Also listed is daughter Dorcia, boarder, born Jan1889, age 11, of MT/CAN/IA.

1900 Nov 7 - noted in the Tribune, "Melrose column" that Sherman Vancehas been elected constable of that town.

1900 Nov 28 - residence is Melrose, married Mary Ann Smith at Butte.(from marriage license)

1901- newsprnt clip lists Mr.& Mrs. Sherman of Melrose.

1902 - newsprint clip lists Sherm Vance of Melrose, part interest inthe meat market.

1904 - Montana Gazateer; lists Sherman Vance with meat mkt.

1904 - newsprint says; sold out in Melrose, bought Market andrelocated to Lima.

1904 Aug 2 - newprint: "Letters of guardianship of Dorcia A. Vance, aminor, have been issued to S. W. Vance. Oscar Wells is attorney forthe guardian."

1905 May 30 - Charles Vance died at Glendale. All seven sons inattendance for his funeral as indicated in photo found by Ben Goody ofMelrose in November, 2005. Obit states that he was to be buried onThursday, (June 1, 1905) in the Glendale cemetery. Thereby dating thepicture.

1910 May 12 - Census - Lima, MT; family of Sherman W. Vance, age 46,2nd marriage of 9 years, butcher shop on own account; naturalized1885; Can;Scot;Ire. Wife Mary A. age 34, first marriage of 9 years, 3children, all living, they are as follows: Clarence age 7, Verena age5 and Marvin S. 9 mos.

1910 Feb 19 - listed at Lima, from marriage license of Dorcia at Lima.

1912 Sep 16 - In a process to clear title to lots 1 & 2 of Block 1,Bowe Addition, Melrose; that had been originally purchased by CharlesVance from William Bowe; a copy shows action by Elizabeth Vance onchildren listed as other heirs of Charles Vance and name as such:George R.; Fred W.; Walter T.; Edward; Sherman; Roscoe H.; Arthur W.,all Vances and daughter Mary A. Capron. Has to do with lost or failedregistration of the original deed to Clerk and Recorders Office inButte, Montana.

1920 Jan 6 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, of Canada; age 55; wife Mary A. age 44 of Ireland;Clarence W. age 16; Verena age 15; Marvin G. age 10. Kids all bornMontana. (Citizenship: 1880/na/1888) Butcher, own shop, on MainStreet.

1924 Apr 25 - resident of Lima, from obit of Elizabeth Vance.

1927 Mar 23 - resident of Lima, COD on Mary Ann, for 23 years.

1929 Dec 19 - resident of Lima, COM, married at Dillon to Anna OlsonJordan.

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, age 66, first married at 23; a butcher with own shop,on Main Street; age 66 from Can/Scot/VT; renting for 20; with wifeAnna age 56, first married at 18; sons Clarence age 26 and Marvin age20, both of Montana and single. Clarence working on RR and Marvindoing odd jobs.

1930 - relocated residence to Idaho Falls, after selling meat marketin Lima.

1937 Jun 17 - died at his home at 228 W. 14th in Idaho Falls; age 73.

RESEARCH:
In Bvhd. County History, p.33, mention by Bonnie Merrell

Anna Olson Jordan was born on 25 Jun 1873 in Logan, Cache, Utah, USA. She died on 17 Jul 1938 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA. She married Sherman Warner Vance on 19 Dec 1929.

Birth: extracted from Marriage certificate.

Marriage: recorded with Clerk and Recorders Office, Beaverhead County
Courthouse, Dillon, MT.#2968.

Death: Post Register 18 p6, 22 p3, Wood Mort.

1930 Apr 2 - Census - listed at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana;Sherman Vance, age 66, first married at 23; a butcher with own shop,on Main Street; age 66 from Can/Scot/VT; renting for 20; with wifeAnna age 56, first married at 18; sons Clarence age 26 and Marvin age20, both of Montana and single. Clarence working on RR and Marvindoing odd jobs.


Charles Edward Vance [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Jan 1862 in Dunham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was christened on 28 Oct 1869 in Cowansville, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died 2 on 13 Dec 1927 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. The cause of death was COD - acute obstruction of bowels, peronititis. He was buried on 15 Dec 1927 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. He married Mary E. McKenzie on 1 Dec 1887 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA.

Birth: from census records; p.o.b. shown as Vermont on lic.app.MRIN048;
c.o.d. shows only Canada as p.o.b.;
Church baptism records lists him Charles Edward Vance.

Marriage: Territory of Montana, County of Beaverhead #8.
Filed for record on 3 Dec 1887.
[newsclip found in Vance Scrapbook:" Married: Vance--MacKenzie.--InGlendale, Montana. Dec. 1, 1887, Ed. S. Vance and Miss Mary E.MacKenzie."]

Death: COD Silver Bow County Clerk and Recorder, Butte, MT

Burial: Mt. Moriah, Block O, Lot 272, plots 2 & 3.

Bio:

1871 - Census - dwelling 151, family 152 at Dunham, Missiqui, Que.,Canada is listed Charles Vance age 46, farmer of Ireland, religion asC. of Eng., Irish; Elizabeth age 35 of US, same church affiliation,also Irish; children as follows: Mary age 15 of Que.; Geoge age 12;Edward age 9; Sherman age 6; Roscoe age 4 and Fredrick age 2. Allchildren show Que. as their nativity.

1880/81 abt Glendale- "obit"; came to U.S. 47 yrs ago, to MT, 2 yrslater.

1883 Jun 15 - appeared and signed a Declaration of Intent to become aUS Citizen. Dillon, MT; large leather bound book titled Declaration ofIntent (1881-1894) #127.

1887 - Jan 17\April 12 - a Glendale general merchants account ledgerbook has revealed purchases made on account, during this time period.Some account collections are also posted, as well as a few creditassignments by third parties. History of the ledger indicates this waskept at the Company Store. [1st entry noted was on March 29, 1887, fora pair of gloves.]

1887 Dec 1 - at Glendale, married Mary McKenzie by J.P., RichardThomas.

1887 Nov 11 - Tribune ad announcing a, "Thanksgiving Ball at theGlendale Rink, on Nov. 24, 188....etc. Ed Vance is on the Floorcommittee....and much much more....."

1888 Jan 1 - birth of son Arnold Ray, at Glendale, Mont.

1888 Mar 16 (04) - appeared on Dillon Tribune published list ofbusiness licensees, lists includes type of license and amount to bepaid. For quarter ending February 29, 1888. [retail liquor - Ed. Vance& Co.]

1888 Jun 15 (03) - noted on the Dillon Tribune published list ofLicenses and fees collected for the quarter ending May 31, 1888.Listed as Picket & Vance, retail liquor; also another Pickett & Vance,gambling.

1888 July 6 (1) Tribune published Dissolution Notice: "Thecopartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Vance & Barthis this day dissolved by mutual consent. Ed. Vance assuming allliabilities and will collect all accountys due said firm. Ed C Vanceand J. Barth (believe it should be Jeremiah Bartl)

1888/1889 - Montana Gazateer and Business Directory lists lists Vance,Edward C. & Co. (Edward C. Vance, Jeremiah Bartel), saloon.

1889 Mar 15 - published tax list in the Tribune shows Pickett & Vance,gambling & retail liquor for a total of 93.33.

1889 Sep 13 (05) - Dillon Tribune published statement of licencescollected for quarter ending August 31, 1889. Name appears for
retail liquor license, Ed C Vance, for 45.00.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Glendale column of the Dillon Tribune:"Thanksgiving was observed here in a quiet way, but some of our youngfolks thought it a little too dull so they attended the dance atMelrose, in the evening, given by Ed Vance. They all report anexceedingly good time.

1891 Dec 4 - noted in the Melrose column of the Dillon Tribune: Asocial hop was given by Ed Vance last evening, at Moore's hall.Several couples attended from Glendale, and a very pleasant time wasenjoyed by all. [Nov. 27, 1891. "Sybil."]

1892 Feb 26 - noted in the Glendale column of the Tribune, "Ed. Vance,who has been at the hot springs near Ogden, Utah, for his healthreturned Monday. He is greatly improved."

1895 Jul - listed in an account record journal of the HMBC at theButte Archives. Generates a census of sorts for the summer.

1900 Jun 19 - Census - listed at Rochester, Madison County, MT;Edward C Vance, born June 1862, age 38, married 12 years, works as daylaborer, immigrated in 1880, been in US, 20 years, is n/a citizen;from Can/Ire/Vt; his wife Mary, Sept. 1871, is 28, has borne onechild, living, is from Mt/Oh/Vt; son Ray, born Nov. 1888, is age 11,of Mt/Can/Mt. Shows they own a house.

1901 Aug 23 Rochester, Dillon Trib in Rochester news column.
1901 Sep 13 Rochester, Dillon Trib in Rochester news, Mrs. Ed Vancequite ill.
1903 Apr 10 Rochester news col., went to visit ailing Father atGlendale.
1903 May 22 Rochester news col., fell at new mill on his face, blackeye.

1905 May 30 - Charles Vance died at Glendale. All seven sons inattendance for his funeral as indicated in photo found by Ben Goody ofMelrose. Obit states that he was to be buried on Thursday, (June 1,1905) in the Glendale cemetery.

1906 Butte, lab; MT Zinc Co.; r 526 Colorado, Polk.
1907 Butte, miner, Berkley Mine; r 526 Colorado, Polk.
1908 Butte, top man, Berkley Mine; r 526 Colorado, Polk.
1909 Butte, millman, Berkley Mine; r 108 Shields, Polk.
1910 Butte, carp. hlpr.; Berkley Mine; r 108 Shields ave,Polk.

1910 Apr 20 - Census - listed at 108 Shields, in Prct. 39, (Butte)Silver Bow, Montana, age 48, married once for past 23 years, amillman in mines, for wages, is from Can/Ire/Vt; came to states in1879, n/a citizen. His wife Mary is 39, married once for past 22years, has borne one child and is from Mt/Scot/Vt; their son Ray is21, single, is a salesman in shoe store, of Mt/Can/Mt.

1911 Butte, " " " " " " "
1912 Butte, teamster; ACM warehouse; r 1941 Oregon, Polk.

1912 Sep 16 - In a process to clear title to lots 1 & 2 of Block 1,Bowe Addition, Melrose; that had been originally purchased by CharlesVance from William Bowe; a copy shows action by Elizabeth Vance onchildren listed as other heirs of Charles Vance and name as such:George R.; Fred W.; Walter T.; Edward; Sherman; Roscoe H.; Arthur W.,all Vances and daughter Mary A. Capron. Has to do with lost or failedregistration of the original deed to Clerk and Recorders Office inButte, Montana.

1915 Butte, sawyer; Berkley; " " "
1916 Butte, Dillon Trib Melrose news column, Mr. & Mrs EdVance of.
1917 Butte, Polk; same as (1915)
1918 Butte, Polk; " " "

1920 Jan 12 - Census - listed at 1941 Oregon Ave., Butte City, SilverBow County, Montana, Charles Vance, age 57 of Can/Ire/VT; sawyer inthe mines; immigrated to US in 1880, n/a in 1889; his wife Mary E. age49, is of Mt/Scot/Vt.

1923 Butte, Polk; " " "
1924 Apr 25 Butte, Elizebeth Vances obit lists him of Butte.
1925 Butte, Mountain Con Mine; 1941 Oregon, Polk.
1926 Butte, also Mary E.; Sawyer, Mtn. Con; 1941 Colo. Polk.
1927 Dec 15 Butte, Passed away at home 1941 Oregon Ave.

Mary E. McKenzie [Parents] was born in Sep 1869 in Silver Bow, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She died on 27 Nov 1932. She was buried on 29 Nov 1932 in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA. She married Charles Edward Vance on 1 Dec 1887 in Glendale, Beaverhead, Montana, USA.

Birth: extracted from 1870 census records.

Marriage: Clerk and Recorders Office, Beaverhead County, Dillon, MT.

1880 Jun 22 - Census - listed at Dewey Flats, Bvhd. Co., M.T. is JohnP MacKenzie, age 34, farming and from Oh/Oh/Oh; wifei s Jerusha age29, from Vt/Vt/Vt; children are: James A age 10, Mary E age 9, LauraR age 4, and Maud E 8 mos., born Sept. 1879. All show Montananativity.

1887 Dec 1 at Glendale, married Edward Vance by Richard Thomas,Justice of Peace,

1900 Jun 19 - Census - listed at Rochester, Madison County, MT;Edward C Vance, born June 1862, age 38, married 12 years, works as daylaborer, immigrated in 1880, been in US, 20 years, is n/a citizen;from Can/Ire/Vt; his wife Mary, Sept. 1871, is 28, has borne onechild, living, is from Mt/Oh/Vt; son Ray, born Nov. 1888, is age 11,of Mt/Can/Mt. Shows they own a house.

1901 Sep 13 Rochester, Dillon Trib in Rochester news, Mrs. Ed Vancequite ill

1910 Apr 20 - Census - listed at 108 Shields, in Prct. 39, (Butte)Silver Bow, Montana, age 48, married once for past 23 years, amillman in mines, for wages, is from Can/Ire/Vt; came to states in1879, n/a citizen. His wife Mary is 39, married once for past 22years, has borne one child and is from Mt/Scot/Vt; their son Ray is21, single, is a salesman in shoe store, of Mt/Can/Mt.

1920 Jan 12 - Census - listed at 1941 Oregon Ave., Butte City, SilverBow County, Montana, Charles Vance, age 57 of Can/Ire/VT; sawyer inthe mines; immigrated to US in 1880, n/a in 1889; his wife Mary E. age49, is of Mt/Scot/Vt.

1925 Butte, Mountain Con Mine; 1941 Oregon, Polk.

1926 Butte, also Mary E.; Sawyer, Mtn. Con; 1941 Colo. Polk.

1927 Dec 15 Butte, husband Edward passed away at home 1941 OregonAve.

obit:
BUTTE PAPER
DEATH NOTICES COLUMN
------
ATTENTION--Pioneers:
SUND-Rev. Edward Smith will conduct services for Mrs. Mary E. (Vance)Sund, at White's funeral home this (Tuesday), orning at 10 o'clock.Interment in Mount Moriah cemetery.
(she was Mary McKenzie of Silver Bow and Dewey)

They had the following children:

  M i Arnold Ray Vance

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