Deputy William J. Casey and the Casey family/families in MC
Posted by sally petersen (+6) 14 years ago
Hi. I've always been told that my great grandfather, William J. Casey, had once been a deputy in Miles City, many years ago. Does anyone have any info on him and the Casey family in general? Many thanks!
Posted by Bridgier (+9508) 14 years ago
You're not refering to William J. Casey, former Director Of Central Intelligence are you?
Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+592) 14 years ago
I couldn't find much.

1900 MT Custer Co Miles City
Casey- Wm John born July 1854, age 45, married 15yrs, born England, father born England, mother born Canada(English), Naturalized citizen, Engineer
Casey-Bertha E born Sept 1860, age 39, mar15yrs, born Germany, both parents born Germany, mother of 7 children all 7 alive today.
Charles E 1883 born Montana, father born England, mother born Germany
Helen 1884 all children same- born MT, father born Eng, mother Germ
Caroline 1886
Amelia 1889
William 1892
Bertha 1895
Albert 1899

**Note that Charles & Helen were born before marriage. Perhaps they are from a former marriage of Bertha's. They list father's birthplace as England.

Of interest is next door neighbor also named Casey. I can not see an immediate relationship.
Casey, Frank born Mar 1859 Mass, parents born Ireland butcher
Jennis born 1868 NY, parents born Ireland
Frank age 11 all born Montana
John age 10
Belle age 2
Curley, Wm brother born 1880 MT, parents Ireland

1910 MT Custer Co Miles Ward (this census is very hard to read)
Casey, W J age55 mar25 born Eng, father born Eng, mother born Canada, occupation Engineer Stationary

indexed as Mytt J but you can tell it's Bertha
age48 mar25 mother of 7, 6 alive today, born Germany, parents Germany

Charles Edward son 27 MT Eng Germany, Engineer Stationary
..Helton sp?, Caroline daug 26
WJ Jr. son 17
Bertha daug 14
Albert son 10
Prince, John lodger 20 single born Florida laborer
Harrison, Amelia sp? granddaughter age 2

1920 MT Custer Miles Ward
William J Casey 63 widowed rents immigration in 1881, naturalized in 1884, born England, father born Eng, mother born Eng occupation janitor at State Bank.

Charles E & wife Mary C are living at Fort Keough

1930 MT Custer Ft Keough Experiment Station
Casey, Charles E age 47 born abt 1883 MT, England, Germany laborer at Experiment Station
Mary C age 45
Curtis W 19
Estella M 17
Floyd C 15
Montana death index
Charles E Casey died 1956
Posted by pat strickling (+7) 10 years ago

I think your great grandfather William J(ohn) Casey is also my great grandfather. My Grandmother, Caroline Frances Casey (Stidham), was William's oldest daughter. She was born in Miles City on 26 November 1886. We have quite a few of William's books and in one of them, his son, also William, wrote that his address in 1911 was 519 Washington Street in Miles City. Is your connection to William through his son or daughter?

Pat strickling
Posted by David Casey (+5) 9 years ago
I just started trying to research my family history when my oldest daughter applied to Carroll College in Helena where I know I had family at one time. William is my Great-great grandfather. His son Charles had son Curtis, who had son Charles Robert Casey and is my father. Thank you for posting here. I was able to learn quite a bit about my ancestry. I am looking to see who my relatives might be in or near Helena today, if there are any. They would be descendants of my great aunt Helen M. Casey. Of course she married and I do not recall her married name. It is interesting to learn William may have been a deputy sheriff, as I am a deputy sheriff.
Posted by David Casey (+5) 9 years ago
Caroline's brother, Charles, was my great grandfather. It would be interesting to know more about William. Did any of his books indicate that he might actually be a deputy sheriff, as Sally Peterson was asking?