HENRY AND RACHEL BLAIR GOODALE
From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
Henry Charles Goodale was with the Indian service in the Dakotas and also at Lame Deer. He had a ranch on Tongue River, about 50 miles south of Miles City, Mont., Montana rritory, at this time. His registered brand was the pear brand.
Mr. Goodale was born June 6, 1859, at Monroe, Mich. He married Rachel Blair Nov. 2, 1880, at North Platte, Neb. They came to Montana in 1886 and in 1893 moved to Lame Deer, where Mr. Goodale was in the Indian Service. From 1889 to 1906 he held a position in the Government. While in this service at Lame Deer, Brule, S.D., and Elbowoods, N.D., at intervals he went to the ranch on Tongue River and spent part time there.
During this period Mr. Goodale, his hobby photography, assembled a large collection of pictures depicting various phases of Indian life of the Cheyenne and Sioux, which collection Mrs. Goodale had carefully preserved. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Goodale celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Goodale was born Jan. 10, 1860, at Dauphin (near Harrisburg), Penn. Both parents died during her infancy: her father in Andersonville prison during the Civil War. She was raised by an aunt.
Mrs. Goodale passed away at 91 and was buried at Brandenburg in the family lot on the ranch. Mr. Goodale passed away in 1939.