From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
Prescott Boutelle was born Feb. 15, 1893, in Minnesota to Frank E. and Alice M. Boutelle. He came to Montana March, 1914, to operate tractors. His first stop was in Glendive. In June he filed on a homestead at Cohagen and still owns it.
Prescott Boutelle's first year in Montana he operated large plowing and threshing outfits for others. His second year he went in partnership with John Bentreger and purchased an outfit and did custom breaking and threshing until they went to World War I service. On his return from the Service he worked in local garages until 1925. From 1925 to 1939 he ran a service station. In 1939 he took an auto dealership and has operated it ever since. In 1952 he took his son in as a partner.
The winters of 1914 to 1917 while on the homestead, he worked part time on the Charley Coil Ranch, west of Cohagen.
He served 11 years on the Miles City School Board, three years on the Custer County Fair Board. Mr. Boutelle was Mayor of Miles City from 1947 to 1951, President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1954, President of the Rotary Club 1935, Post Commander of the American Legion 1930 to 1931 and was Dep. Vice Commander of the American Legion in 1939.
Mr. Boutelle and Mamie Roenbeck were married April 2, 192 1, at Miles City. They had one son, Clifford, who married Darlene Senter and lives in Miles City.
Mamie Roenbeck Boutelle was born July 19, 1900, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended schools in Hicksville, Long Island and New York.