From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
I was born Sept. 27, 1910, at Stacy, Mont. to John and Eva Griffin Gold. They homesteaded at Stacy. I attended the South Stacy school and Custer County high school, then Eastern Montana college for one year and began teaching in 1932 at the Loesch school. I taught there four years and one year at Elk Ridge in the same district. I have also taught the Powder River, Weaver, Locate and Spring Creek schools in Custer County. The snow storm April 25, 1969, was unbelieveable, the snow and slush on the road. I left school around 2 o'clock and high centered many times. I feared sliding in the borrow pit and was more than glad to get on the highway, there would at least be help if I needed it. I didn't get back to school for four days and we were without water and electricity. We made coffee over a bonfire for two days. The Orestads loaned me a camp stove. The electricity wasn't repaired until June.
On April 8, 1933, I was married to Lynn McFarland. We reside on a ranch seven miles south of Miles City and raise Angus and crossbred cattle.
We have two daughters, Marilyn Kay Leischner of Billings, who has two children and Carol Anne Abbott who has one boy and lives in Miles City. Her husband Dale, is in the service.