From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
I was born in 1924 and live on the home place located on the north fork of Foster Creek in southern Custer County. I attended a local school most of my first eight years and graduated from Custer County High School in 1942.
Then I went to work at home as Dad was killed when a horse fell with him in a Range Riders parade in Miles City in 1941.
My mother, sisters, brother, and I lived here until the fall of 1947 when Mother moved to Miles City, about the time I was married. I married Bernice Carter Nov. 20, 1947.
Bernice is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Ted) Carter from the Coalwood community.
We have one son, Ira, and five daughters, Karen, Coleen, Patsy, Julie and Francis, who, incidentally, was born on Nov. 20 which, in addition to being our anniversary, is both her mother's and my birthday. We live on the old home place where Dad homesteaded in 1909, raising cattle and some grain.