Healy and Bonine (Echoing Footsteps)
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9690) 4 years ago
HEALY and BONINE
By Buren Bonine

Dan Healy and Buren Bonine purchased the old George Horkan ranch on Little Pumpkin Creek in the spring of 1940 from Arthur T. McIntosh. They were brothers-in-law, Buren having married Dan’s sister, Helen. After he and Helen were married, they went into the sheep business with his brother-in-law, Dan Healy. They were in the sheep business in Wyoming for about three years before moving to Little Pumpkin Creek near Stacey, Montana.

They raised Black Angus cattle and sheep on this ranch. They also began renovating the meadows and planting them to alfalfa as they had mostly grown up to weeds. During this time they were also operating lamb feed lots at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. They operated those until 1944.

At the outbreak of World War II, Dan Healy, being a reservist in the Quartermaster Corps, was immediately called into service. During Dan’s time in the service, Buren continued to operate the ranch and feed lots.

In 1947, they sold their Powder River County holdings to L. J. Green.

Dan and Martha Healy now live in Worland, Wyoming. They have three children: Katherine, who works for an attorney in Denver; Mike, who attends college in Whittier, California; and Debra, who attends high school in Worland. Dan operates music stores in Worland, Sheridan, and Casper, Wyoming. He also has the dealership for International Harvester, Chrysler and Plymouth cars in Worland. He also raises Rambouliet sheep, Black Angus cattle, and Morgan horses on a ranch near Meeteetse, Wyoming.

Buren and Helen Bonine now reside in Miles City, Montana, where they have owned and operated the two Western Pharmacies since 1956. They have two children, Kay, who is now Mrs. Robert Johnson of Kansas City, and a son Richard who married Jane Donohoe and has four children. They reside on a ranch in the Pine Hills east of Miles City.

-- Transcribed from Echoing Footsteps, p. 256, published 1967, Power River County Council Extension Homemakers Council
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
The Richard above is Richard Bonine Sr, correct? Did he go to any of the schools in the stacey area?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14183) 4 years ago
Yes he did. And while they sold they biggest chunk to Greens, they sold tracts to other indiviuals as well.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (9/11/2015 4:14:38 PM)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 4 years ago
Howards? Merchants?
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+410) 4 years ago
Thanks for posting Larry. Dan and Buren have both passed on, but Helen is 98 years old, in an assisted living facility down in Powell. All the children mentioned for both Dan and Buren are still living, and Helen has 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14183) 4 years ago
Howards? Merchants?


As I recall Howards was part of it. Nibs Allan's was part of it and some of Trainers. They paid $0.25/ac back-taxes and sold for around $5/ac.
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