From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Andrus Tyler
Riley Tyler was born at Holden, Missouri, October 25, 1859, the son of Jacob and Caroline (Cox) Tyler. In the year 1879 Riley came west to Colorado. After a time spent in Leadville, Cripple Creek, and Colorado Springs, he then went to Texas and started riding the range from there to North Montana. In the early nineties, he worked on ranches south of Miles City, namely: Judge C. H. Loud of the SL; R. R. Selway; Charles Daly; George Horkan; and W. E. Harris of the SY. Riley Tyler and Annie E. Henning were united in marriage at Miles City, August 1, 1896. They resided on a ranch five miles up the Tongue River until 1910. Then disposing of that ranch and livestock, they purchased the Robert Nelson ranch north of Stacey, Montana. They used the quarter circle S quarter circle brand. They resided there for the remainder of their lives. Riley Tyler passed away at the ranch February 11, 1931. Annie E. (Henning) Tyler was born in Minnesota near Minneapolis, September 19, 1872, a daughter of F. H. and Dorreta (Menzing) Henning. After the death of her mother, she came as a girl with her father and family to Miles City. At this time the Northern Pacific Railroad terminated at Bismarck, North Dakota. The remainder of the journey was made on a river steamer, the "Eclipse", arriving at Miles City, Montana, on June 8, 1880. Except for one visit to her native Minnesota, she spent the remainder of her life here, passing away at her ranch home on January 9, 1936. The following children were born to the Tylers: Andrus J.; Nellie M., married John Schoonover; Fred H. (Pat), married Martha Martelle; Minnie C., married Otis Miller; Grant L. married Gwen; and Bruce J. (Mickey), married Margaret Arnett.