From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
Lorin Gilman was born in Troy, Kans., Jan. 18,1875. His father Albert Gilman moved his family to Montana in 1892. He and his son Lorin came in an emigrant car to Terry, Mont., while the family came by train.
They trailed the milk cows and horses up Powder River and settled near what was known later as the Corney Davis Ranch. They also brought some chickens with them. Their home went up in a hurry, a sod shack. This is where they spent the winter. This is about 60 miles from Miles City.
When spring came they moved to Dougen Creek near Ekalaka. They lived there until Lorin's father moved to the western part of Montana and settled near Tarkio where they went into the lumber business.
Lorin didn't go with his folks, as he had been working for different cow outfits. He worked for George McKenzie near Powderville. In later years he went into partnership with Walter H. Peck in the sheep and cattle business on the George Boggs Ranch on Beaver Creek, five miles west of Ekalaka. During this time he became acquainted with Adele Newbary, the daughter of C. D. Newbary.
C. D. Newbary was born in Wisconsin. His folks trailed west when he was 16. They settled on Ruby Creek. He then married Alice May Wilton and they had five children, Carrie, Adele, Otto, Henry and Alice. They lived there for 15 years. After his wife died from the flu and whooping cough, a neighbor, Mrs. George Farwell, became his housekeeper. She had three children, George, Hattie and Sarah.
During this time Mr. Newbary was manager for the Buford Horse and Cattle Co. The range was getting short for the number of livestock that they were running so he came east to find range for the stock. He came as far as Miles City and ended up finding a site on Spring Creek near the Chalk Buttes, 15 miles from Ekalaka. He left Ruby Creek and started over the trail eastward. He trailed 250 head of horses and reached here in October, 1891, on the north side of the Yellowstone River. They swam the horses across and the rest of the family all crossed on the ferry. The cattle were brought by train to Miles City, and then trailed to the ranch.
He brought his housekeeper and her son, George, with him. Later they were married. She became known as "Auntie Newbary" to the family.
Adele was 11 years old at the time her father moved here. She helped at times with the trailing of the horses. She grew up on this ranch and received her education at a home school, a rural school and also in Ekalaka. She did her share of being a real ranch hand. Auntie Newbary saw to it that she learned the routine to become a good housekeeper.
Lorin and Adele were married Jan. 19, 1903, by Zip Cady, the Justice of the Peace. The wedding took place at the C. D. Newbary ranch and there were over 100 people at the ceremony.
A long table was set up with linen tablecloth, on which to place all of the food. There were ham with cloves, chicken, turkey and duck, a variety of pickles, many different kinds of bread, home made butter and a wedding cake. A dance with local music and all of the rest of the trimmings was held following the reception.
Lorin bought a claim, squatters right, on O'Fallon Creek about 20 miles northwest of Ekalaka, from Jack Kinsey. At first they lived on the Walter I. Maxwell place close to their claim until May, 1904. By then they had their place fixed up and ready to move into. They kept on improving it all of the years they lived there.
They had cattle and horses and in later years sheep.
They had eight children in their family and at the present time, six of them are living. They are Johnnie, Colin, Lorin (Muggens), Kenneth, Adele and Alice. Their children are all married. In all they have 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
They lived on their ranch until they passed on, Lorin on Jan. 28, 1950, and Adele on Oct. 7, 1958. They both are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Ekalaka, Mont.