From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
I was born September, 1898, in Iowa to J. E. and L. M. Bott. I came to Montana in 1917 on the railroad and settled 17 miles south of Rosebud. I worked on ranches and have ranched all my life.
I married Frances Stary on Nov. 6, 1924, in South Dakota. We have three children. Edward R. married Bea Hobbs and lives in Columbia Falls, Mont.; William married Dorothy Swart and lives in Rosebud, Mont., and Lillie married Bill Smith and lives in Missoula, Mont.