ABRAHAM HARRINGTON
From 'An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley', published 1907, Western History Publication Company, Spokane, Washington
Abe Harrington
ABRAHAM HARRINGTON resides in the Tongue valley about fourteen miles up from Miles City and is engaged in the sheep industry. He has long been in Custer county and although not a pioneer in raising sheep still he is to be classed with the pioneers of the county, for he has dwelt here about twenty years. He is a native of Laporte county, Indiana, and was born on August 18, 1867. His father, Henry Harrington, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1831. At the age of fourteen he came with his parents from Ohio to Kosciusko county, Indiana, and later removed to Laporte county. He was among the early settlers of Indiana and died in 1894. He married Miss Rozilla Ann Bentley, a native of Laporte county, Indiana. Her parents were pathfinders in that section. In his native county our subject was reared and there received his education. When twenty, in 1887, Mr. Harrington came direct to Custer county and for the first two years he was engaged in various employments. In 1889 he entered a grocery store in Miles City and there remained for fourteen years. Then he determined to try the sheep business and since then he has given his attention to this work. He has been favored with success in the venture and his place is assuming the characteristic marks of the sheep rancher in Montana.
In 1890 Mr. Harrington married Miss Martha Flemming, a native of Arkansas and the daughter of Hiram and Mary Louisa (Bramblette) Flemming, both natives of Arkansas. When Martha was a child of ten years, the family came on to Kansas and there the father died five years later. The mother still lives in Kansas. Mrs. Harrington came to Montana in 1890, the year of her marriage. The children born to this union are 9, Flossie Helen, Callie May, Sylvia, Panzy, who died when four, Eva, Evelyn, Eugene, Abraham, and Frank who died when six months old.