CHARLES HUCKINS
From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Mrs. Charles Green
Emil Henning sold his holdings to Charles Huckins, his nephew, in 1940. Charles had been leasing the place since 1936.
Charles Huckins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Huckins. He was born on his folks ranch on Powder River in 1899. The post office at that time was Franklin, at the mouth of Bay Horse Creek. He was one of a family of seven children-five boys and two girls.
Charles was married to Willa Price from Colorado. They lived on Powder River, where they ranched before moving to the Henning place in 1936.
Charles raised Hereford cattle and alfalfa. They had three daughters; Jean, Patty, and Barbara. They received their grade school education at home. When they attended high school in Miles City, Willa returned to teaching school at the local schools in the community. She taught the Loesch, North Stacey, and South Stacey schools.
Charles and Willa sold their place in 1959 to L. J. Green and Sons, and moved to Dayton, Montana, on Flathead Lake where they now ranch. Willa continues teaching at their present location. Her mother, Mrs. Price, now makes her home with them.
Their daughters names and present locations are: Jean Knutson of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Patty Crew who lives on her folks' place at Dayton; and Barbara Slager who at present is in Japan, where her husband who is in the service is stationed.