From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Gladys Cain
George and Martha Cheever and daughter Lucertia came from New Hampshire to Miles City in about 1889. They worked at the State School for several years. Lucertia gave music lessons to the girls at the school, and also went to Billings once a week to give lessons.
Lucertia's piano is still in use at the Hugh Daily home in Miles City.
She was married to Ernest Shy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Shy. Early in the 1900's Mr. and Mrs. Cheever and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shy came to the South country, where they purchased the Titus place and also filed on a homestead at the head of Little Pumpkin Creek near the Home Creek Butte.
These two families lived ttiere for several years, building a very fine ranch home. George and Martha passed away, and then Ernest and Lucertia operated the ranch until Lucertia passed away in 1934.
Ernest lived alone at the ranch for a few years. Then he married Mrs. Jim Sutton, a widow neighbor. They sold the ranch to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cain and, moved to Miles City, where they passed away.