James and Bridget McGlade Cavanaugh family
Genealogy, burials in Fayette Co. Iowa, and time-line notes on son Dominic and
some other Fayette area early Montana ranchers, stock breeders & traders.

...James and Bridget brought the family to the area around Main & Water St's in Fayette village, Fayette County Iowa, by 1857.
...They lived in Fayette and farmed, either an acreage by renting/sharing and/or worked as a farm hand and doing day labor.
...In the early 1870's the family bought 60a, 2mi SE of Fayette, in the NE corner of sec 34, Westfield.Twp, but both parents died around 1880.
...Their children were schooled with and grew up around Main.St, Fayette's first generation families.
...They had 7 children.  Dau Mary died young in Fayette, son's Andrew and John have not been located yet, bz/2012.
...In the early 1880's, their children Dominic, Kate, Alice would move to the Glendive area of Dawson Co, Montana.
...Son John went to CA, then homesteaded in ND, before joining brother Dominic, ranching north of Glendive.
...There was a significant link between the Fayette.IA area and the early ranches in Montana and stock trading.
...Dominic was elected Sheriff of Dawson County, MT, and murdered on Xmas Eve 1898.
...James continued ranching, Kate and Alice married and lived in Glendive.

Some other Fayette.IA and Montana linked stock raisers, breeders, traders  (genealogy basics may be in the Iowaz FTM file) : 
Duncan, Farr, Reed, Scobey, Schoonmaker, Sweet, Taylor.


1 CAVANAUGH, James
b: 1812 in Dublin.Co.Ireland
d: 18 Mar 1880 in NE corner, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA
Burial: St. Francis Cath Cem, 1mi NW of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA 
Note 6: Bet. 1856 - 1857 Canada to Fayette village, Fay.Co.IA.
Note 8: 1860 Census; farming $100/200, Water/Main St area, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.
Note 9: 1860 James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.
Note 12: 1870 Census; farming, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.
Note 13: 1870 James58, Bridget55, James18laborer, Dominick16laborer, Catherine12, Allice8.
Note 14: Aft. 1870 James bought 60a 2mi E of Fayette in the NE corner of Sec 34.
Note 15: James would have farmed sec 34 only a few years before death.
Note 24: 1879 Plat; 60a, E portion of NE1/4, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
Note 25: 1879 Farmstead in NE corner of sec 34, 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.
Note 27: Aft. 1875 James would have farmed sec 34 only a few years before death.
Note 28: 1880 Census; on Cavanaugh sec 34farm, Dominic26, sis Catherine21, sis Alice18; bro James has gone to CA.
.. +MCGLADE, Bridget
b: 1815 in Derry.Co.Ireland
d: 14 Sep 1879 in NE corner, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA
Burial: St. Francis Cath Cem, 1mi NW of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA


 

Page Chronology2012Feb02, initial first draft; 2013June, material reviewed for Scobey surname project, plus info from a Cavanaugh relative supplied information on the divorce of James Jr. by wife Elnora Reed and her remarriage to William Barger, was blended into the Cavanaugh tree.

Contains webpage links to various Fayette Co. surnames and history projects.
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Do not trust as totally valid any tree/report data...it will be my best guess at the time of working on a specific project.  Often World Connect or Ancestry trees/data were utilized as a foundation upon which to add material gleamed from obits, articles, histories, biographies, stories, burials, censuses and other data collected.


 James Cavanaugh line
A  tree was created from online, census, burial info and personal knowledge of Fayette area families,
 so there will be speculations/best guesses.
Any tree can be added too or corrected should anyone want to copy/paste/email info.

Descendants of James Cavanaugh
                                                                                                                                                                                           
    1      CAVANAUGH, James    b: 1812 in Dublin.Co.Ireland    d: 18 Mar 1880 in NE corner, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, 2mi SE of Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA    Burial: St. Frances Catholic Cem, 1mi NW of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.                Note 1: 28 Jan 2012 Cavanaugh initially reviewed; Barry.Zbornik, Hannibal.MO  iowaz@hotmail.com    Note 2: Jun 2013 File reviewed, info blended from P.Killoran.                Note 6: Bet. 1856 - 1857 Canada to Fayette village, Fay.Co.IA.        Note 8: 1860 Census; farming $100/200, Water/Main St area, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 9: 1860 James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.            Note 12: 1870 Census; farming, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 13: 1870 James58, Bridget55, James18laborer, Dominick16laborer, Catherine12, Allice8.    Note 14: Aft. 1870 James bought 60a 2mi E of Fayette in the NE corner of Sec 34.    Note 15: James would have farmed sec 34 only a few years before death.                                    Note 24: 1879 Plat; 60a, E portion of NE1/4, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 25: 1879 Farmstead in NE corner of sec 34, 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.        Note 27: Aft. 1875 James would have farmed sec 34 only a few years before death.    Note 28: 1880 Census; on Cavanaugh sec 34farm, Dominic26, sis Catherine21, sis Alice18; bro James has gone to CA.                                           
..        +MCGLADE, Bridget    b: 1815 in Derry.Co.Ireland    d: 14 Sep 1879 in NE corner, sec 34, Westfield.Twp, 2mi SE of Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA    Burial: St. Francis Cath Cem, 1mi NW of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                       
.    2      CAVANAUGH, Mary Ann    b: 18 Dec 1842 in Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: 08 Feb 1861 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: St. Francis Cath Cem, 1mi NW of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA                                            Note 8: 1860 Census; Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.                                                                                                                           
.....        +UNMARRIED                                                                                                                                                                                   
.    2      CAVANAUGH, Andrew    b: 1846 in Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: in Where did he go? bz/2012                                                Note 8: 1860 Census; Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.    Note 9: 1870 Census; not found in Fay.Co.IA, bz/2012.                                                                                                                       
.    2      CAVANAUGH, John    b: 1848 in Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: in Where did he go? bz/2012                                                Note 8: 1860 Census; Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.    Note 9: 1870 Census; not found in Fay.Co.IA, bz/2012.                                                                                                                       
.    2      CAVANAUGH, James    b: 03 Feb 1852 in Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: Abt. 11 Jul 1928 in Shell Lake, Washburn.Co.WI    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv2,  lot15, Glendive, Montana.                                            Note 8: 1860 Census; with A.Winston31 family, close to James Cavanaugh, Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 9: 1860 Census; Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.    Note 10: Went to Calif, ND, settled on ranch near Glendive.MT.        Note 12: 1883 Moved to ranch, Plankinton, Aurora.Co. ND, after marriage; about the time bro Dominick went to Glendive.MT.    Note 13: Stayed in ND a few years, then joined bro. Dominick in Glendive.MT.                    Note 18: 1900 Census; widower 48, wid sis Alice35, her dau Agnes Lemoyne3, Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT.        Note 20: Abt. 1893 Acquired ranch (abt 10 sections) 6mi E of Bloomfield, 15mi NxNW of Glendive, Dawson.Co.ME.    Note 21: Bought bro. Dominic's ranch from widow.            Note 24: 06 Jul 1928 Glendive.MT ranch to WI, to sell 2 car loads of horses, heart trouble on train.    Note 25: Abt. 07 Jul 1928 Dr.'s care, bronchial pneumonia, death; had heart trouble several yrs.    Note 26: 1927 Old time rancher & horseman, most of time spent on ranch, moved into Glendive last year of life.        Note 28: One of Glendive area 'real horsemen,' with ranch producing quality stock.                                           
.....        +REED, Elnora Ellen 'Ella'    b: 24 Jul 1858 in IN or Fay.Co.IA    d: 06 Nov 1938 in Pasadena, Los Angeles.Co.CA    Burial: Los.Angeles.Co.CA    m: 19 Apr 1883 in Brides mother res, near Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.    Father: William W. REED    Mother: Clarkey BOGUE                                Note 8: 1885 Census:  On farm, NE1/4 of NE1/4, sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.  Reed: Clarkey50 wid farming, Grandville23, Lenoir21, Adaline18, Wm13.            Note 11: Reed & Cavanaugh farms 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.            Note 14: Bef. 1892 Divorced James Cavenaugh, moved to Cedar.Rapids.IA, remarried Wm. Barger, moved to Pasadena.CA after dau Clara finished college.                Note 18: Aft. 1908 Moved from Cedar.Rapids.IA to Pasadena.CA with dau Clara & 2nd husb Wm.Barger.                                                                                   
.....    3      CAVANAUGH, Clara Elna 'Cally'    b: 20 Mar 1887 in Plankton area homestead, Aurora.Co.SD    d: 12 Jan 1973 in Laguna Beach, Orange.Co.CA                                    Note 5: Reddish br. hair, freckles, greenish eyes.        Note 7: Bef. 1892 Mother Clara Reed, divorced father James Cavanaugh, & moved to Cedar.Rapids or Marion, Linn.Co.IA    Note 8: 1892 Mother remarried Wm. Barger in Marion, Linn.Co.IA.        Note 10: 1908 Fayette.IA.paper: Attending IA State Normal College in Cedar.Falls.IA; father in Glendive.MT.    Note 11: Aft. 1908 Moved from Cedar.Rapids.IA to Pasadena.CA with mother & her 2nd husb Wm.Barger.        Note 13: Aft. 1908 Finished education & practice taught in CA.    Note 14: Lifelong friend of Agnes Lemoyne Reeves (later years lived at Long.Beach.CA), P.Killoran/2013.        Note 16: Spent summers with father James & cousin Agnes LeMoyne, in Glendive.MT, P.Killoran/2013.        Note 18: 1913 Father James gave Plankton.SD ranch as marriage present (NW1/4, sec12, T10N,R66W), sold it 1914 for $5.5K.                            Note 25: 1928 Living in Pasadana, Los.Angeles.Co.CA.    Note 26: Abt. 1945 During WWII:  Sold Pasadena home, moved to alfalfa ranch near Ontartio.CA.                                                   
.........        +SCHOENLEBER, Charles Wilhelm Jr.    b: 14 Mar 1882 in New York, NY    d: 25 Apr 1960 in Laguna Beach, Orange.Co.CA        m: 25 Nov 1913 in 8798 Los Robles, Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    Father: Charles Wilhelm SCHOENLEBER    Mother: Marie Anna 'Mayr' EGGER                                                                                                                                                           
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, James Chalres    b: 23 Sep 1914 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    d: 25 Jun 1975 in South Laugna Beach, Orange.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                           
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, Myrella    b: 25 Nov 1915 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    d: 24 May 1954                                                                                                                                                                           
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, Robet W.    b: 01 Aug 1917 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, Benjamin    b: 25 Nov 1918 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.............        +DE ZAMORA, Florence Fenton                                                                                                                                                                                   
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, Shirley    b: 14 Jul 1920 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.............        +ENGLESTAD, Anthonly Bernard    b: 10 Apr 1917 in St.Paul.MN    d: Jan 2002 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA        m: 15 Nov 1942 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                   
.........    4      SCHOENLEBER, Donald    b: 02 Jul 1924 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.............        +SMITH, Janet Watt    b: 17 Jun 1930 in Manchester.NH                                                                                                                                                                               
.....    3      CAVANAUGH, Unknown                                                                                                                                                                                   
.    2      CAVANAUGH, Dominic Dominick    b: 05 Apr 1854 in Hamilton area, Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: 23 Dec 1898 in Murdered, Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT Sheriff.    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv1, lot 12, Glendive, Montana.                                            Note 8: Bet. 1856 - 1857 Canada to Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, with parents, age 2.    Note 9: 1860 Census; 6/Can, with parents, Main.St area, Fayette.Co.IA.    Note 10: 1870 Census; 16/Can, laborer, with parents, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.        Note 12: 1880 Census; 26/Can, farming, 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, sis Catherine21, sis Alice18.    Note 13: 1880 Parents have died, on father's 60a 2mi SE of Fayette. IA.    Note 14: 1883 Partnered with AndrewR Duncan, cattle range ranch, brand OU, Dawson.Co.MT.    Note 15: 1883 Ranching on Thirteenmile Creek abt 15mi north of Glendive.MT.    Note 16: 1884 Sold out cattle, invested in horses, connected to Fayette.IA shippers.    Note 17: Sis's Kate & Alice went with Dom. to MT, eventually settling in Glendive.        Note 19: Bef. 1886 Ranch concentrated on horses; survived severe 1886 winter.        Note 21: Served two terms as Dawson.Co.MT assessor.        Note 23: Bet. 1894 - 24 Dec 1898 Elected & served as Dawson.Co.MT sheriff.                Note 27: 24 Dec 1898 Murdered Xmas eve while Dawson.Co.MT sheriff; Joe Hurst hanged for murder.    Note 28: Aft. 1899 Wid sold ranch to b/law James Cav. from ND, moved into Glendale, bought millinery.                                           
.....        +WALMSLEY, Lillian C.    b: Jul 1872 in Butler.Co.IA    d: 1963 in Glendive,  Dawson.Co.MT    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv1,  lot12, Glendive, Montana.    m: 28 May 1893 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT    Father: John WAMSLEY                    Note 4: Parents b. OH.                Note 8: 1886 From a family that homesteaded on Morgan Creek, close to Cavanaugh ranch.    Note 9: 1898 Bought house built by Dr.A.R.Duncan, 214W.Bell.St, Glendive.MT.    Note 10: 1899 Sold share of OU ranch to b/law James Cavanaugh; moved into Glendive.    Note 11: 1900 Census; wid, 3ch, Glendive.Twp, Dawson.Co.MT; bought Eleanor's Millinery Shop.    Note 12: Traveled spring/fall with stock of hats to ajoining communities.        Note 14: 1910 Census; remarried Gron Williams, with 3 ch, Glendvive.MT.                                                        Note 28: Aft. 1958 Sold millinery, moved with wid dau Esther in Glendive.MT.                                           
.....    3      CAVANAUGH, Esther W.    b: Mar 1894 in Glendive,  Dawson.Co.MT    d: 1977 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk5, grv1,  lot25, Glendive, Montana.                                                Note 9: 1928 Living in Glendive,MT.                    Note 14: 1964 Living 214 W. Bell St, Glendive.MT, house built by Dr. AndrewR Duncan, Glendive's 1st doctor.                                                                                                   
.........        +O'NEIL, Desmond J.        d: 1958    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk5, grv2,  lot24, Glendive, Montana.    m: 1916    Father: Ed O'NEIL                                    Note 8: Lawyer in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT                                                                                                                           
.....    3      CAVANAUGH, Raymond J.    b: Nov 1895 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT    d: 1967    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv1, lot13,  Glendive, Montana.                                                                                                                                                                       
.........    4      CAVANAUGH, Dan                                                                                                                                                                                   
.........    4      CAVANAUGH, Tom                                                                                                                                                                                   
.....    3      CAVANAUGH, Dominick F.    b: 19 Feb 1898 in Glendive,  Dawson.Co.MT    d: 1926    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv2, lot12, Glendive, Montana.                                                        Note 11: 1917 Draft.Card; Glendive.Twp, Dawson.Co.MT.            Note 14: 1920 Census; 22y, roomer with lawyer Desmond J. Oneill, Kendrick.St, Glendive.MT.                                                                                                   
.    2      CAVANAUGH, Catherine Kate    b: 1858 in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA                                            Note 6: 1902 Living in Evansville, IN.        Note 8: 1928 Married and living in Evansville, IN.                                                        Note 22: Taught school.                                                                   
.....        +DORSETT, Unkown                                                                                                                                                                                   
.    2      CAVANAUGH, Allice Alice E.    b: Apr 1865 in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: Oct 1943 in CA                                            Note 7: 1888 With bro Dominick in Glendive.MT, teaching.    Note 8: 1900 Census; James Cavanaugh wid 48, wid sis Alice35, her dau Agnes Lemoyne3, Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT.    Note 9: 1902 Visiting sis Kate in IN, friends in IL & WI.    Note 10: 1910 Census; wid 43 own income, 2ch/1living, dau Agnus13, Barry.St, Glendive.MT.        Note 12: 1920 Census; 54, teacher, Barry.St, Glendive.MT, dau & husb with.    Note 13: 1920 Alice, dau Agnes Reeves23 transfer co. clerk, s/law Oscar Reeves28 jetney driver.        Note 15: 1930 Census; 64, $3k, wid, alone, retired, Barry.St, Glendive.MT.            Note 18: 1928 Livinig in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT.                Note 22: Taught school.                                                                   
.....        +LEMOYNE, Unknown    b: in WI    d: Bef. 1900 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT?                                                                                                                                                                           
.....    3      LEMOYNE, Agnes    b: Aug 1896 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT                                                    Note 8: 1900 Census; James Cavanaugh wid 48, wid sis Alice35, her dau Agnes Lemoyne3, Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT.                                                                                                                           
.........        +REEVES, Oscar    b: 23 Oct 1891 in Austin, Mower.Co.MN    d: 09 Jul 1955 in Los Angles, CA            Father: John Claremont REEVES    Mother: Edan Belle MCALLISTER

 


Cavanaugh burials
 in St. Frances Cemetery, 1.5 mi NW of Fayette, Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 

Cavanaugh James Cavanaugh McGlade Bridget 1835/Derry.Co.IRE-1879/Westfield.Twp. 1812 18 Mar 1880 St Francis Cath Westfield Twp Age 68yr; Born County Dublin, Ireland.  Ch; Mary Ann, Andrew, John, James, Dominic, Catherine, Allice.  Would like to know parents & siblings, bz/2012.
Cavanaugh Bridget McGlade Cavanaugh James 1812/Dublin.Co.IRE-1880/Westfield.Twp. 1815 14 Sep 1879 St Francis Cath Westfield Twp Age 64yr; Born County Derry, Ireland.  Ch; Mary Ann, Andrew, John, James, Dominic, Catherine, Allice.
Cavanaugh Mary Ann Cavanaugh Cavanaugh dau of James1812 18 Dec 1842 8 Feb 1861 St Francis Cath Westfield Twp Age 18y1m21d.  Dau of James Cavanaugh 1812/IRE-1880/Fayette.area.IA & Bridget McGlade 1815/IRE-1879/Fayette.IA


Dominic Cavanaugh's brother James Jr. Cavanaugh 1852-1928 married a girl on an adjacent farm east of Fayette,
Elnorah Ella Reed 1858-abt1900 (dau of Wm. W. Reed 1835-1872 & Clarkey Bogue 1831-1897.
James Jr. Cavanaugh moved to ranch near Glendive.MT and  is buried in Dawson.Co.Cem, Glendive.MT
Elnorah Reed divorced James Cavanaugh and moved to Linn.Co.IA where she remarried in 1892 at Marion.IA, William Barger.
The Barger's moved to Pasadena.CA by 1910, where they both died and are buried.

Reed burials
 in Grandview Cemetery, Fayette,  Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 

Reed Bert F Reed Reed son of WmW1872 Dec 18, 1892 Nov 5, 1921 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 229, 6' from S side, burial #1338.  Co A 4th Am Tr 4 Div, WWI.  Cause; effect of service overseas.  Son of Wm Reed 1872-1948, Fay.Co.IA & Nettie Agnus Hamrick 1873/Nevada.IA-1946/Fay.Co.IA.
Reed Charlotta Johnson Reed Lenor Ralph 1863/INorIA-Cedar.Rapids.IA, 1st wf; 2nd Catherine Unknown. 1864 Sep 27, 1892 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 118, burial #613.  Dau of Andrew Johnson. Ch; Unknown Dau, dau Francis, Hazel.Morrison. Relative at death; Ella Reed Badgley.
Reed Claracy Clarkey Bogue Reed Wm W. 1835/IN-1872/Westfield.Twp. 28 Jul 1831 21 Mar 1897 Grandview Fayette Sec A, Lot 118, burial #706.  Dau Jesse Bogue 1800/NC-1884/? & Gula Thomas 1807/NC-1839/IN.  Relative at death listed; Ella Reed Badgley. Ch; OrvilW, Elnorah (Cavanaugh), GranvilleE, Lenoir Ralph, AdalineM, ElectaL, William.
Reed Dora Doratha E. Unknown Reed Granville E. 1862/INorIA son of Wm W.1835. Jul 1879 May 1902 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 301, S end, burial #894.  Age 24y, suicide, Glendive, Montana.  Body returned to Fayette for burial on Oct 28, 1905, when Granville moved back from MT, bz/2012.  G.E. Reed listed as relative (husb).
Reed Electa L Reed Reed dau of WmW1835 Jun 23, 1868 26 Aug 1868 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 118, burial #110.  Age 2m, 3dy; Dau of Wm W. Reed 1835/IN-1872/Westfield.Twp & Claracy Bogue1831/IN-1897/Westfield.Twp.  Ella Reed Bardley listed as relative.
Reed Granville E. Reed Unknown Dora E. 1878/Westfield.Twp-1902/Dawson.Co.MT Dec 1859 Jan 8, 1937 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 301, 2nd from S. end. burial #1750.  Cause; coronary occulsion, Son Jesse's farm SW of Maynard.  Relative at death; Jesse Reed (dau).  Son of Wm. W. Reed 1835/IN-1872/Westfield.Twp & Claracy Bogue 1831/IN-1897/Westfield.Twp. Ch; Jesse E.
Reed Nettie Agnus Hamrick Reed Wm 1872-1948/, Fay.Co.IA Jan 3, 1873 Oct 3, 1946 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 229, burial #2121.  Dau of James Edward Hamrick abt 1855/BellePlaine.IA-abt 1883/? & Frances Idabell Clark 1855/Mahaska.Co.IA-1930/Oelwein.IA.  Ch; Bert F.
Reed William W Reed Bogue Claracy Clarkey 1831/IN-1897/Fayette.IA.area. 11 Jul 1835 23 Mar 1872 Grandview Fayette Sec A, lot 118, burial #182.  Age 36y8m12d.  Need parents. Ch; OrvilW, Elnorah (Cavanaugh), GranvilleE, Lenoir Ralph, AdalineM, ElectaL, William.
Reed William W Reed Hamrick Nettie Agnus 1873/Nevada.IA-1946/Fay.Co.IA Jan 19, 1872 Apr 22, 1948 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 229, burial $2164.  Son of Wm Reed 1835/IN-1872/Westfield.Twp & Claracy Clarey Bogue 1831/IN-1897/Fayette.IA.area.  Ch; Bert F.

William Reed line
James Jr. Cavanaugh (Dominic's brother) married Wm. Reed's dau, Elnorah Reed and ranched north of Glendive, Montana.
Wm. Reed's son Granville Reed ranched in the Glendive area of Montana.

A  tree was created from online, census, burial info and personal knowledge of Fayette area families,
 so there will be speculations/best guesses.
Any tree can be added too or corrected should anyone want to copy/paste/email info.

Descendants of Granville Reed
                                                                                                                                                                                           
    1      REED, Granville    b: in England    d: 1872                                                                                                                                                                           
.    2      REED, William W.    b: 11 Jul 1835 in Randolph.Co.IN or OH    d: 23 Mar 1872 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 118, burial #182,  Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA                Note 1: 01 Feb 2012 Reed last reviewed; Barry.Zbornik  Hannibal.MO  iowaz@hotmail.com                                                                                                                                                       
.....        +BOGUE, Clarkey    b: 28 Jul 1831 in Grant.Co.IN    d: 21 Mar 1897 in Fayette area, Fay.Co.A    Burial: 25 Mar 1897 Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 118, burial #706,  Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA    m: 09 Dec 1855 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA    Father: Joshia 'Jesse' BOGUE    Mother: Gulielma 'Gula' THOMAS                                            Note 11: 1885 Census:  On farm, NE1/4 of NE1/4, sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.  Reed: Clarkey50 wid farming, Grandville23, Lenoir21, Adaline18, Wm13.                                            Note 22: Age at death; 36y8m12d.                                                                   
.....    3      REED, Orville W.    b: 24 Jul 1857 in Randolph.Co.IN    d: 21 May 1921                                                                                                                                                                           
.........    4      REED, Vernie                                                                                                                                                                                   
.....    3      [1] REED, Elnora Ellen 'Ella'    b: 24 Jul 1858 in IN or Fay.Co.IA    d: 06 Nov 1938 in Pasadena, Los Angeles.Co.CA    Burial: Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                            Note 8: 1885 Census:  On farm, NE1/4 of NE1/4, sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.  Reed: Clarkey50 wid farming, Grandville23, Lenoir21, Adaline18, Wm13.            Note 11: Reed & Cavanaugh farms 2mi SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.            Note 14: Bef. 1892 Divorced James Cavenaugh, moved to Cedar.Rapids.IA, remarried Wm. Barger, moved to Pasadena.CA after dau Clara finished college.                Note 18: Aft. 1908 Moved from Cedar.Rapids.IA to Pasadena.CA with dau Clara & 2nd husb Wm.Barger.                                                                                   
.........        +CAVANAUGH, James    b: 03 Feb 1852 in Norfolk.Co, Ontario, Canada    d: Abt. 11 Jul 1928 in Shell Lake, Washburn.Co.WI    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, bk3, grv2,  lot15, Glendive, Montana.    m: 19 Apr 1883 in Brides mother res, near Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.    Father: James CAVANAUGH    Mother: Bridget MCGLADE                                Note 8: 1860 Census; with A.Winston31 family, close to James Cavanaugh, Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 9: 1860 Census; Fayette, Fay.Co.IA, James51, Bridgett46, Andrew14, John12, MaryA11,Dominick6; James8, with A.Winston31 family adj.    Note 10: Went to Calif, ND, settled on ranch near Glendive.MT.        Note 12: 1883 Moved to ranch, Plankinton, Aurora.Co. ND, after marriage; about the time bro Dominick went to Glendive.MT.    Note 13: Stayed in ND a few years, then joined bro. Dominick in Glendive.MT.                    Note 18: 1900 Census; widower 48, wid sis Alice35, her dau Agnes Lemoyne3, Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT.        Note 20: Abt. 1893 Acquired ranch (abt 10 sections) 6mi E of Bloomfield, 15mi NxNW of Glendive, Dawson.Co.ME.    Note 21: Bought bro. Dominic's ranch from widow.            Note 24: 06 Jul 1928 Glendive.MT ranch to WI, to sell 2 car loads of horses, heart trouble on train.    Note 25: Abt. 07 Jul 1928 Dr.'s care, bronchial pneumonia, death; had heart trouble several yrs.    Note 26: 1927 Old time rancher & horseman, most of time spent on ranch, moved into Glendive last year of life.        Note 28: One of Glendive area 'real horsemen,' with ranch producing quality stock.                                           
.........    4      CAVANAUGH, Clara Elna 'Cally'    b: 20 Mar 1887 in Plankton area homestead, Aurora.Co.SD    d: 12 Jan 1973 in Laguna Beach, Orange.Co.CA                                    Note 5: Reddish br. hair, freckles, greenish eyes.        Note 7: Bef. 1892 Mother Clara Reed, divorced father James Cavanaugh, & moved to Cedar.Rapids or Marion, Linn.Co.IA    Note 8: 1892 Mother remarried Wm. Barger in Marion, Linn.Co.IA.        Note 10: 1908 Fayette.IA.paper: Attending IA State Normal College in Cedar.Falls.IA; father in Glendive.MT.    Note 11: Aft. 1908 Moved from Cedar.Rapids.IA to Pasadena.CA with mother & her 2nd husb Wm.Barger.        Note 13: Aft. 1908 Finished education & practice taught in CA.    Note 14: Lifelong friend of Agnes Lemoyne Reeves (later years lived at Long.Beach.CA), P.Killoran/2013.        Note 16: Spent summers with father James & cousin Agnes LeMoyne, in Glendive.MT, P.Killoran/2013.        Note 18: 1913 Father James gave Plankton.SD ranch as marriage present (NW1/4, sec12, T10N,R66W), sold it 1914 for $5.5K.                            Note 25: 1928 Living in Pasadana, Los.Angeles.Co.CA.    Note 26: Abt. 1945 During WWII:  Sold Pasadena home, moved to alfalfa ranch near Ontartio.CA.                                                   
.............        +SCHOENLEBER, Charles Wilhelm Jr.    b: 14 Mar 1882 in New York, NY    d: 25 Apr 1960 in Laguna Beach, Orange.Co.CA        m: 25 Nov 1913 in 8798 Los Robles, Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    Father: Charles Wilhelm SCHOENLEBER    Mother: Marie Anna 'Mayr' EGGER                                                                                                                                                           
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, James Chalres    b: 23 Sep 1914 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    d: 25 Jun 1975 in South Laugna Beach, Orange.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                           
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, Myrella    b: 25 Nov 1915 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA    d: 24 May 1954                                                                                                                                                                           
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, Robet W.    b: 01 Aug 1917 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, Benjamin    b: 25 Nov 1918 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.................        +DE ZAMORA, Florence Fenton                                                                                                                                                                                   
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, Shirley    b: 14 Jul 1920 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.................        +ENGLESTAD, Anthonly Bernard    b: 10 Apr 1917 in St.Paul.MN    d: Jan 2002 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA        m: 15 Nov 1942 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                   
.............    5      SCHOENLEBER, Donald    b: 02 Jul 1924 in Pasadena, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.................        +SMITH, Janet Watt    b: 17 Jun 1930 in Manchester.NH                                                                                                                                                                               
.........    4      CAVANAUGH, Unknown                                                                                                                                                                                   
.....        *2nd Husband of [1] REED, Elnora Ellen 'Ella':                                                                                                                                                                                   
.........        +BARGER, William        d: 07 May 1910 in Pasadena, Los Angeles.Co.CA        m: 09 Feb 1892 in Marion, Linn.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                   
.........    4      BARGER, Georgia Elnora    b: 21 Jan 1895 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA    d: 24 Mar 1956 in North Hollywood, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                           
.............        +JENSEN, John                m: 15 Aug 1917 in Cedar Rapidis, 616 Eastlack.CT, Linn.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                   
.............    5      JENSEN, Alice June    b: 10 Jun 1918 in IA or CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.............    5      JENSEN, Dulc Clarkey    b: 29 Aug 1929 in North Hollywood, 11141 Weddington Pl, Los.Angeles.Co.CA                                                                                                                                                                               
.....    3      REED, Granville E.    b: Dec 1859 in IN or Fay.Co.IA    d: 08 Jan 1937 in Son's farm hm, SW of Maynard, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: 10 Jan 1937 Grandview Cem, sec G, lot 301, 2nd from S, burial #1750, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.                                                    Note 10: 1900 Census; horse breeder, sheep ranch, GranvilleE40, DorathaE20,  Newlon.Twp, Dawson.Co.MT    Note 11: 1900 CharlesG Tucker22Eng herder, John Walker21IA herder, John Hamisk21IA ranch hand.    Note 12: May 1902 Wf committed suicide, buried in Dawson.Co.Cem, moved back to Grandview.Ce, Fayette.IA 1905.    Note 13: Abt. May 1905 Appaently sold ranch, made enough to retire back to Main.St, Fayette.IA, bz/2012.        Note 15: Mar 1908 Moved into the Webser house on S. Main.St, in Fayette.IA.        Note 17: 1920 Census; 56, retired, wid, son Jesse19, S. Main St, Fayette.IA.        Note 19: 1930 Census; retired, along, adj. to Charles Knight, S. Main St, Fayette.IA.    Note 20: Lived in Stanely.IA a few months before death.    Note 21: 07 Jan 1937 Son Jesse took Granville hm. near Maynard evening before death.                                                                       
.........        +UNKNOWN, Doratha E. Dora    b: Jul 1879 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: May 1902 in Newlon.Twp ranch, Dawson.Co.MT    Burial: 28 Oct 1905 Grandview Cem, sec G, lot 301, S end, burial #895, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.    m: 1900 in Dawson.Co.MT                                                    Note 11: Age at death 24y, paralysis, brought back from MT for reburial, bz/2012.                                            Note 22: Cause of death; suicide.                                                                   
.........    4      REED, Jesse J.    b: 1901 in Newlan.Twp ranch, Dawson.Co.MT.                                                                                                                                                                               
.....    3      [2] REED, Lenor Lenoir Ralph    b: 12 Apr 1861 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: 13 Jun 1938 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA    Burial: Czech Nat. Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA.                                    Note 6: Attended 4y H.S. in Fayette.IA.                    Note 11: 1885 Census; with wid. mother on farm 2.5mi E of Fayette, middle sec26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.    Note 12: 1885 Clarkey50, Grandville23, Lenoir21, Adaline18, Wm13.                        Note 18: 1915 Census; married, farming Bertram.Twp, Linn.Co.IA.                Note 22: 1930 Census; LenoirR69 odd jogs, KatieR50 servant priv. family, 10th St, Cedar.Rapids.IA.                                                                   
.........        +JOHNSON, Charlotta Mamie    b: 1864 in Sweden    d: 27 Sep 1892 in Iowa    Burial: 29 Sep 1892 Grandview Cem, sec A, lot 118, burial #613,  Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA    m: 20 Mar 1886 in Cedar Rapids, Linn.Co.IA    Father: Andrew JOHNSON                                                Note 11: Abt. 1873 Immigrated with sister to live with Norwegian Minister's family.                                            Note 22: Friend/relative at death listed Elle Reed Barger.        Note 24: Died after the birth of dau Hazel.                                                           
.........    4      REED, Ellen Ella (suspect)    b: in Iowa    d: 1976 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, Glendive, Montana.                                                                                                                                                                       
.............        +BADGLEY, John        d: 1954 in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT    Burial: Dawson Co. Cem, Glendive, Montana.                                                                                                                                                                       
.........    4      REED, Mabel    b: 21 May 1886 in Iowa    d: 20 May 1959                                                                                                                                                                           
.........    4      REED, Francis 'Fannie'    b: 19 Jul 1889 in Linn.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                               
.........    4      REED, Hazel Morrison    b: 02 Apr 1892 in Iowa    d: 02 Sep 1970 in Davenport, Scott.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                           
.............        +FIFIELD, Clintono William    b: 04 May 1891 in Fremont.Twp, Winneshiek.Co.IA    d: 12 Feb 1941 in Winneshiek.Co.IA        m: 28 Oct 1909 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                   
.............    5      FIFIELD, Eight Children    b: in Iowa                                                                                                                                                                               
.....        *2nd Wife of [2] REED, Lenor Lenoir Ralph:                                                                                                                                                                                   
.........        +UNKNOWN, Catherine Katie                m: 1893                                                                                                                                                                   
.........    4      REED, Mahala    b: 1895                                                                                                                                                                               
.........    4      REED, Arthur    b: 1897                                                                                                                                                                               
.....    3      REED, Adaline M. 'Addie'    b: 20 Oct 1863 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: 02 Apr 1948                                                                                                                                                                           
.........        +MCANANEY, W. D.        d: 04 Apr 1894        m: 15 Aug 1892 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA                                                                                                                                                                   
.....    3      REED, Electa L.    b: 23 Jun 1868 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: 26 Aug 1868 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: 25 Sep 1868 Grandview Cem, Sec A, lot 118, burial #110,  Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA                                                        Note 11: Age at death; 2m3d.    Note 12: Relative at death listed Ella Reed Barger.                                                                                                           
.....    3      REED, William W. Jr.    b: 19 Jan 1872 in Center of Sec 26, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    d: 22 Apr 1948 in Oelwein (hm of nepehw Jesse Reed) Fay.Co.IA    Burial: Grandview Cem, sec G, Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA                                                                                                    Note 22: Cause of death listed coronary occlusion, relative Jack Reed (nephew Jesse).                                                                   
.........        +HAMRICK, Nettie Agnus    b: 03 Jan 1873 in Nevada, Story.Co.IA    d: 03 Oct 1946 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: Grandview Cem, sec G, lot 229, burial #2121,  Fayette,  Fay.Co.IA    m: 20 Feb 1892 in Hm of nesphew Jesse Reed, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA    Father: James Edward HAMRICK    Mother: Frances Idabelle CLARK                                Note 8: Cause of death listed derebral apolplexy.                                                                                                                           
.........    4      REED, Bert Freeman    b: 18 Dec 1892 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA    d: 04 Nov 1921 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA    Burial: Grandview Cem, sec G, lot 229, 6' from S. side, burial #1338, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.                                                        Note 11: Abt. 1918 WWI, Co A, 4th Am Tr 4h Div.                                            Note 22: Cause of death; effect of service overseas.

 



 



Fayette Iowa early Montana Ranchers & Stock Traders
Scobey page contains duplicated, plus other info/data.

Murder of Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh of Glendive, Montana
(with some notes regarding other early Montana ranchers and stock traders from the Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA area)

...1873-1875 The rails were laid to Fayette and Fayette.Co.IA,  which linked to Marion, Linn.Co.IA and villages to the east.  Rails were laid northward to Calmar where the spur linked with other rail lines moving northward into MN and west through Dakota Territory.  Trains from Fayette northward had to wait until 1875, when the 1st cut at Fayette, the 'abutment bridge' a half mile west, and the 2nd cut 2mi west would be finished.  From 1875 on, there was a great boom in farm production and trading due to rail transportation opening the markets all over the country.  Before 1875, agriculture and merchandising depended on draft horses and oxen to transport products to/from the Mississippi River ports 40-60 miles to the east and rail hubs 60 miles to the south.  From 1875 to the early 1900's was a 'boom' time in Fayette.Co.IA.   The established first and second generation pioneer families dominated the farms and Main.St businesses, with smaller numbers moving directly to the area from states to the east of the Mississippi. As the rails open westward, a number of Fayette.Co.IA stockman began accompanying horses and cattle to the western ranges in NE Montana territory.  They were instrumental in opening up the stock trade between the western ranges and cities to the east such as Chicago, Boston, New York.  Several of the families settled in Montana and western states to include CA and the pacific northwest.
...1882Nov08Fayette.IA.  Moulton & Scobey of Fayette is the place to sell your oats, we want 30,000 bushels.  We want them to feed and will pay the highest market price.
...1882Nov14Fayette.IA.  George Scobey is off with another car load of horses.
...1882Dec12Fayette.IA, Hiram Sweet has had a big offer for his Montana investment.  If he does not quit monkeying with cattle he will yet be worth more than we are.  $70,000 in clean cash is a heap, but so are our personal effects, a heap of rubbish.  A Chicago man is going to start a town at Donnan, the railroad crossing north of Randalia.  C.W. Sperry left on Friday morning with a car load of hogs, for Chicago, and will return with a car load of new goods.
...1883Jan23Fayette.IA, James Cavanaugh (brother of Dominic) returned home from Columbia, Cal., on Wed last.  So saith his brother, Dominic.
...1883Feb06Fayette.IA, Charles W. Sperry  (son of Jedidiah Bushnell Sperry) left on Friday's freight with five cars of cattle and hogs.  The train was in the vicinity of Edgewood at night.  Where or when they will fetch up we won't pretend to say this week unless we know.
...1883Feb27Fayette.IA,  The Scobey Brothers are after the horse-flesh.
...1883Apr10ChicagoHerald, The Scotch, always a thrifty race, are investing largely in American cattle ranches.  During 1882 the large ranches for herding cattle were bought by Scotchmen.  The profit is so much greater than from any use the money can be put to at home, that investments of this kind are sure to increase.
...1883Apr24Fayette.IA, C.W. Sperry and Geo. Scobey went north Thursday evening.  Charley expects to visit St. Paul, Minneapolis, Grand Forks, Bismark and wherever he pays fare to.  Their business is their own.  Probably they are looking about to see if the horses they sold last fall are all dead.
...1883May22Fayette.IA, Scobey Brothers and Others are contemplating a "hoss ranche" in Montana.  If they do Charles will doubtless pouch on Helena and let somebody else run night lines for Uncle Sam (Fayette postoffice).
...1883May01Fayette.IA, The entire Texas cattle drive this spring is estimated at 240,000 head, against 350,000 last year.
...1883May15Fayette.IA, The Misses Cavanaugh (Kate & Alice) sisters of Dominic, have taken rooms at J.B. Sperry's.  (Dominic, Kate, Alice were out on the Cavanaugh farm.  Dominic is getting ready to moved to Montana, so the sisters moved into Fayette and are rooming with the Sperry's who are also involved with the Iowa/Montana cattle business.  The sisters will join Dominic in Montana after he gets established, bz/2012).
...1883May29, D. (David) Schoonmaker has gone to join T.A. (Theordore) Duncan on an expedition to Montana to look for grazing ground for horses.
...1883Jun19Fayette.IA, C.R.A. Scobey proposes to drop the mail service about the 1st of July, intending to go to Montana.
...1883Jun26Fayette.IA.  It is told us, on what authority we do not know, that the mother of the Barber boys has returned from Montana vowing vengeance on this town.  (The Barber Boys were Fayette.Co 'outlaws' lynched for the shooting death of Deputy Shepard of Lima, in Wadena.  Fayette.Co. Sheriff Farr had deputized Shepard to go arrest the Barber Boys, who had been sighted in Wadena.  This is the same Farr of the 'firm' of Scobey, Taylor, Farr, who were stock dealers with offices in Fayette and West Union, shipping between Iowa, Montana and eastern states. bz/2012).


 

...1883July12Fayette.IA, W.A. Hoyt,  G.P. Duncan, C.R. Duncan, A. Scobey, D. Schoonmaker and Dominic Cavanaugh are all "in cahoots" in the Montana cattle business.  C.W. Sperry ships cattle to the same ranch but brands in his own name.  Hank Boyce and Ern. Holmes have gone to Montana.  There were nine men and two train loads of stock who and which left here (Fayette) Saturday for Montana via St. Paul and Bismark.  The Glendive Times (Montana) notices the opening of a cattle ranche on Thirteen Mile Creek, by Duncan & Schoonmaker, of this place (Fayette.IA), and predicts an influx of Iowa population in consequence.
...1883July12Fayette.IA, Charley Scobey has quit kicking old mail pounces around and throwing out maledictions and tobacco juice at every junction in Illinois between Dubuque and Chicago, and has donned a blue woolen shirt with pearl buttons, a broad-brimmed hat and sombrero, a two weeks old beard and a hungry look, a Winchester rifle and double-action revolver loaded for elephant, and when astride a cream-colored broncho, looks like a veritable cow-bow in a panic and hearts of a funeral procession.  He and Dominic Cavanaugh, another wild Irishman born in American, have been into the woods daily on their bucking mustangs, striking attitudes and rehearsing their frontier speeches, so that they will not be taken for tender-feet when they appear on the plateaus of Montana.  By Harris, if our hair was a little more plentiful and lengthy and we had on our ancient moccasins, it would be difficult to keep us from going on their trail and giving them a St. Regis and St. Lawrence county war whoop that would make them hunt cover too expeditiously to be seen.  But is is thirty years since we came civilized, that is, what little we have left.  The boys will take more comfort up in Montana than they have any business with.

...1883, Dominick Cavanaugh went to Dawson county, Montana, with Andrew R. Duncan, from Fayette,  and entered into the cattle business, but sold out in 1884 and invested in horses.  Mr. Cavanaugh was county assessor for two terms and in 1894 was elected sheriff, was re-elected in 1896 & 1898.  Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh would be murdered Dec 24, 1898 (paper articles below).
...1883Jul26Fayette.IA, A Montana firm bought 5000 head of cattle on the Sun River and Telton range about a year ago for $135,00 cash.  They were sold to a Colorado syndicate recently for $235,000, the increase in the value and the increase in the head netting $100,000 in one year.  Chicago Tribune.
...1883Jul26Fayette.IA, From the Glendive (Mont.) Times we learn that George Scobey was laid up with neuralgia; that the company shipped about a thousand head of cattle there, on which the freight was $3,000; that they have twenty head of find young brood mares, and the whole outfit is nicely settled on their ranch; and the Times wishes there were seventy Fayette county people there instead of seven.
...Aug02Fayette.IA, Boyce, Scobey, Schoonover had just manners enough to come home from Montana the day our last paper was out, so all the other papers for 30 miles around could get the news first just to be mean and break down a 'nasty,' newspaper.  But we'll get even with them yet, we'll tell something on them they never did.  Charley Scobey has commenced the study of geology and seven-up since locating in Montana.  At the train containing their stock was passing through the Bad Lands, were the ground seemed to be or was smoky and burning, and desolation marked the landscape for its own, Charley stood on the hurricane deck, and with folded arms and solemn countenance imparted the following information; "boys, this used to be Hell, here, but the country got so bad they had to move it."  The last that was noticed of him and Dominic (Cavanaugh) they were consulting some ancient books concerning the location of kings and diamonds and other things in that new country.
...1883Aug30Fayette.IA, Armstrong, until lately Butler's partner in the 'Union,' (West Union paper) has gone to Glendive, Montana, with a train load of cattle.  Some have cheek enough to say Butler will start up salt creek on a flatboat on the 10th of Oct.
...1883Aug30Fayette.IA, (political chatter about Iowa prohibition and temperance due to Fayette and UIU being Methodist Church dominated)  "The Montana Cattle Firm" are solid for Ed Rice.  It is not told us whether Charlie (Scobey) and Dominic (Cavanaugh) are coming down to talk for the new "temperance ticket" or not.  It will likely depend on whether the wolves tip over their jug or not.  Come down, down, boys, they need thee every hour.  The cause languisheth, for something to drink.
Note:  Cavanaugh was murdered
on Christmas Eve, 1898, while he was sheriff of Dawson County,   That tragic event left his wife Lillian, with three small children to raise by herself.  Born 1872July22, in Butler.Co.IA, Lillian had moved with her parents to the lower Yellowstone in 1886.  About 21yrs old when she married Dominic Cavanaugh, she prove to be a resilient and self-reliant woman.  The year following Dominic's death, Lillian sold her interest in the OU ranch to her b/law James Jr. Cavanaugh, and moved into Glendive.  There she bought Miss Eleanor's Millinery Shop.  In spring and fall, Lillina would travel to nearby communities with her stock of hats.  In 1916, Esther Cavanaugh married Desmond O'Neil, the son of train driver Ed O'Neil.  After some 42yrs together, Desmond died in 1958.  Some time after Desmond's death, Lillian finally sold her millinery business in Glendive and moved in with her widowed daughter, Esther.  Lillian was then more than 85yrs old and had been selling ladies hats all over Dawson County and eastern Montana for more than 60yrs.   Lillian Cavanaugh died in 1963 at the age of 91.  Esther died in 1977.

From the Play, "An Uncommon Journey" (about the murder death of Sheriff Cavanaugh):    Dominic Cavanaugh is credited with arrival in Yellowstone country "in the early '80s; p.o. Glendive; brand OU; range Thirteenmile Creek."  Hoopes also showed a partnership of Cavanaugh and Duncan in 1885 (Dr. Andrew R. Duncan, the first NPRR physician in Glendive).  The 'Glendive Independent on 1885Aug01 reported on the "Duncan and Cavanaugh" partnership on Thirtteenmile Creek.  The OU Ranch of Duncan & Cavanaugh was one of the first in the Montana area.  Cavanaugh was primarily interested in horses, consequently his ranch survived the winter of 1886-1887.  In 1893, Dominic married Lillian Walmsley, whose family had homesteaded on nearby Morgan Creek in 1888.  They had three children; Dominic Jr, Ray/Raymond and Esther
.....In 1893 Major C.R.A. Scobey bought the Snyder & Hodgson butcher shop in Glendive.  In 1894, C.R.A. Scobey was elected superintendent of schools for Dawson County.  He came back to Glendive from the ranch to work in that capacity until 1898, when he (C.R.A. Scobey) was appointed Indian Agent at Fort Peck by Wm. McKinley's administration.  He was re-appointed in 1902 by Theo. Roosevelt, who Charles knew personally, inviting Charles to the Whitehouse to receive the commission. He served in that capacity until 1904.   'Major' C.R.A. Scobey and his wife, Elizabeth, had seven children: five dau's and two son's.  One girl and one boy died young.  In 1905, Scobey and family left Montana, moving to a farm by Lake Pomme de Terre, Stevens.Co.MN.  In 1908, he was a rural mail carrier until months before his death.  In 1912, the Scobey family moved into Morris, Stevens.Co.MN.  Charles R. A. Scobey died 1923Sep02, Morris.MN, age 72.  His wife Elizabeth, died 38yrs later, 1961Oct26, age 91.  Scobey village, the county seat of Daniels.Co.MT, was named after him (by close friend from the Ft.Peck Agency, Mansfield Daniels, whom Daniels.Co.MT is named after) although C.R.A. Scobey never lived there.

...Fay.Co.IA.Bio.1891,  Having farmed until 1876, Mr. Almon Rawson removed to Brush Creek and with his brother-in-law, G. E. Rice, started the Brush Creek Bank, which they carried on together for ten years, when he purchased his partner's interest is now sole proprietor. He also has a large horse ranch on which he keeps thoroughbred Clydesdales and other high grades of horses, having about sixty in all. He has made several importations. In former years, in company with Mr. Rice, Almon dealt extensively in cattle, one deal with Hiram Sweet amounting to $14,300, and another in Montana to $18,500. He was one of the organizers of the bank at West Union and was a member of its first board of directors, and in the Brush Creek Creamery Company with which he is connected he holds the position of treasurer.

...1887 George P. Scobey of the firm of Scobey, Taylor & Farr, dealers in horses and other live stock, is a resident of Fayette. The firm has an office in West Union, and also in Fayette. Mr. Scobey was born in Litchfield County, Conn., April 27, 1851, and is a son of Z. D. and Eleanor E. (Anderson) Scobey.  With them he came to Iowa, in March, 1859, and the succeeding ten years of his life were spent in Delaware County, when the family came to Fayette. His education was acquired in the Upper Iowa University, after which for three years he was employed as merchant's clerk in Fayette, and then engaged in merchandising in that town for himself (George Scobey) in company with his brother, C. R. A. Scobey, under the firm name of Scobey Brothers, which connection continued some seven or eight years, when they sold out. Mr. Scobey then engaged in his present business and formed the existing partnership with Messrs. Taylor & Farr in 1887. This firm does the largest livestock business of any in the country. Their annual business amounts to $250,000 and upwards. In addition to their usual shipping trade, they import and keep constantly on hand a number of fine Norman and French coach stock horses. Mr. Scobey is the resident partner at Fayette, and does much of the business of the firm at home and in Eastern markets.  1891 Bios/Fay.Co.IA.
...1887Nov05Fayette.IA, H. Sweet has been gone Montana-wards for about ten days.  Scobey has shipped, recently, more cattle to Montana.  There appear to be about as many cattle going up there as coming down.
...1887Nov26Fayette.IA, Ensign Sweet (son and partner of Hiram) and wife came down (to Fayette) from Montana last Sat. night.  We understand he intends running the Ransom farm next season.  H. Sweet has settled down for the winter after having sold $8000 worth of his Montana cattle in the Chicago market.  He has enough stamps to take him through the winter at the present prices of fuel.
...1888Feb09,  The winter of 1887-1888 was reported severest in ten years.  Many people and cattle perished in Montana.

...1888Feb18Fayette.IA, Geo. P. Scobey paraded five Norman stallions on the streets ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish-Norman_horse  )where many stock-raisers, who chanced to be in town, had a chance to look them over.  He is getting out a catalogue of his stock horses, with history and pedigree, we presume.  They will be printed we hear, at Bro. John's office in Chicago.
...1888Feb25Fayette.IA, G.P. Scobey ships next Tues. a car-load of mare colts to Montana.  He embarks at Sumner over the Chicago,St. Paul & Kansas City, saving $25 a car on freight.
...1888Mar03Fayette.IA, George Scobey left on Tuesday for Montana.  Dominic Cavanaugh returned to Glendive.MT with him.
...1888Mar10Fayette.IA, G.P. Scobey did not and now will not sell "Bertrand" (stallion) this season.  he will son be billed for the season.
...1888Mar17Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is in New York with horses.  Geo. Scobey's horse doctrine is out in pamphlet form (stallions and breeding stock).
...1888May05Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is home from a protracted stay in New York city and state.
...1888May12Fayette.IA, We have had an invitation to move the Postal Card (paper) office to a town in Montana (Glendive).  Not yet; our mission is not ended.  Ensign Sweet (partner with father Hiram Sweet in stock trading and ranching) started on Monday evening for Philbrook, Mont.  His wife has been east on a visit, and will join him somewhere up the line, St. Paul or Minneapolis.
...1888Jul07Fayette.IA, W.A. Hoyt & Alex. James Duncan, law, collection, loan, real estate, office over the bank, Fayette, Iowa.  Bank of Fayette, A.W. Lken, W.A. Hoyt, Dr. Marcus Young Baker, Theodore A. Duncan (bro of Alex).
...1888Jul14Fayette.IA, Arthur Crawford, of Maynard, sold a 2 1/2 months old colt, sired by "Austerlitz," Geo. P. Scobey's Norman stallion for $100.
...1889Feb18Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh, of Glendive, Mont., dropped in on us Friday morning, as hale and hearty as a jack rabbit, and about as good for a long race.  He reports his sister Alice well and contented, following her profession of teaching.
...1889Oct18Fayette.IA, C.R.A. Scobey and family came down from Montana last week.  Charles weighs about 200 pounds since he was appointed Indian agent at Fort Peck.
...1889Oct25Fayette.IA, Chas. Scobey has returned to Montana.
...1889Nov01Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh and his sister Alice were both candidates on the Democratic ticket for county office in Dawson.Co.MT, at the recent election, and both were elected.  He was elected assessor, and we presume she was elected school superintendent, although the newspaper tabulated statement did not say what anybody running for or after.
...1889Dec13Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey was in Boston last week with a car load of horses.
...1889Dec27Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is home from his third trip to Boston this fall and winter, with horses.
...1890Apr04Fayette.IA, H.E. Burch, of Helena, Mont., came to town on Saturday night last week.  He will visit a short time in Nebraska before returning to Montana.  Geo. Scobey and son Ed. are east with a shipment of horses.
...1890Apr11Fayette.IA, Chas. Gaynor and Chas. R. Noble started last Sat. for Montana, taking their families and household goods.  They are interested in a horse ranche near Glendive.
...1890Apr25Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey went east again on Tues.  He is getting more railroad rides than anybody.  Geo. Scobey returned on Mon. from another horse trip to Boston.  A portion of the train he was on going down was wrecked although it did not include his cars of stock.  Look Here:  The standard bred stallion, Grimes, No. 5274, weight 1300 pounds, stands at Scobey's barn Thursday and Friday.  Also Prince McCord 1100 pounds.  Some and see them.  Taylor & McCord of West Union.
...1890May16Fayette.IA, Montana cattle shipments this year will reach nearly 100,000 head, an increase of at least 30,000 head over last year.  Geo. Scobey made a double trip to Boston, this time, without returning home.
...1890Jun20Fayette.IA, J.M. Edmunds went on Tues. with Geo. Scobey towards Buffalo.NY with horses.  Jim will look farther and beyond and come home later.
...1890July04Fayette.IA, Ed Bray is home from sheep shearing in Montana.  Indian outbreaks continue.
...1890July11Fayette.IA, Scobey started a car load of horses Thus. morning for Rawlings.NY, where we believe, has sold, with the present shipment, 240 horses.
...1890Aug22Fayette.IA, H. Sweet staid in Montana very briefly, arriving home one week ago.  Two of Geo. Scobey's Norman stallions had a meeting on Wed. morning about dayling and had one of the worst fights on record.  John Fryer, their groom, was out among them as soon as possible, but had several narrow escapes before they were corralled.
...1890Sep05Fayette.IA, Chas. Gaynor arrived home from Montana on Monday evening, bringing his household goods with him.  They remained at the outposts of civilization about as long as one could expect.
...1891Jan30Fayette.IA, A car load of horses left here yesterday morning for "Taylor, Scobey & Farr's ranch" at Buffalo (NY).
...1891Mar13Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh, of Glendive, Mont., is in town this week, younger and livelier than ever.  He thinks Montana is far superior to Iowa for a young man to get a start in the world.  Don Palmer of Brush Creek, has gone to Buffalo.NY to sell horses for Taylor, Scobey & Farr.
...1891Mar27Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh started home to the wooly wilds of Montana on the 10:22 passenger, Wed.
...1891Aug28Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey has had 600 large sale bills printed, announcing a public sale of all his portable property, including household furniture.  He will sell those noted horses, Bertram and Partos.  He contemplates a removal of his family to Buffalo.NY, if everything proves auspicious.
...1892Jan15Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey is "making dates" when he will be at various towns (in Fayette.Co.IA area) to purchase horses regardless of grades, sizes or pedigrees.
...1892Jul07, Miss Alice Cavanaugh, a former well known resident of Fayette county, now Supt. of Schools at Glenville, Montana, has been visiting Miss Delia Blunt and other old time friends at West Union and attended the 4th of July celebration in Fayette.
...1892Aug05Fayette.IA, Hiram Sweet reports a drunken row and fight on or near his Montana cattle ranche, in which two or three men were killed and a half-breed range-rider cut up so badly he looked as if he had come from a dissecting table.  The boys have to have their amusements even in the great and free northwest.  Geo Scobey went northwest (Montana) with a car load of horses last Saturday.
...1892Nov25Fayette.IA, Generally reported that Geo. Scobey has purchased the stock in trade in Pooler's building (grocery and general merchandise).
...1893Feb10Fayette.IA, Geo. P. Scobey wants to buy horses

...1894Mar, Stories of Eastern Montana's Pioneers, Dominic Cavanaugh's wife Lillian, when ready to give birth to their first child Esther, chose to stay with her mother Mrs. John Walmsely, at her Morgan Creek ranch rather than come from the OU Ranch to Glendive to the doctor.  Mrs. Walmsley, was a 'mid-wife' that had helped deliver many babies.  Dr. Hunt agreed that would be okay if there were no complications.   There were complications, so on a stormy March day, Dominic Cavanaugh set out to fetch the doctor from Glendive.  The Yellowstone bridge had previously washed out, leaving a ferry crossing in warmer weather.  In winter the crossing was made on the ice.  At this time the ice was breaking up and not safe, nor could the ferry operated, so Dr. Hunt refused to return because of the river conditions at the crossing.  With his wife's life at stake, at the point of Dominic's gun, Dr. Hunt safely reached the other side of the river, and in spite of blizzard conditions arrived at the Walmsley ranch in time to save Lillian who lived until 1963 and the baby (Esther, Mrs. O'Neil) who lived until 1977.  Dominic moved the family into Glendive about the same time he ran for sheriff in early 1894.  The county jail/sheriff's office was located in the courthouse, with the sheriff's residence behind the courthouse.  The stable were nearby, with 'trustees,' in jail for up to six months taking care of the horses and doing chores.   The sheriff's deputy (Joe Hurst)  wanted to run against Dominic in the election of 1898.  Dominic had urged Joe to wait another term before running because he was too young.  Dominic promised his support in the next election (1900)  when the Cavanaugh's would go back to the ranch.  But the deputy could not wait and lost the election.  Joe nursed his bitterness until Christmas Eve 1898, and as Sheriff Cavanaugh was returning back to the residence from shopping and checking on the stables, the deputy followed him into the stable barn, hit him over the head killing Dominic.  Joe Hurst would be tried, convicted and hung Apr 1900.

...1894Apr14Fayette.IA, Vermont Boy (stallion), by Jack Sheppard, he by Rysdyk's Hambletonian.  Jack Sheppard's dam Laura Keene by Seely's American Star.  Vermont boy's dam by Wicked Will by Hill's Black Hawk; second dam by Vermont (Rysdyk's) Hambletonian.  Vermont boy can be found at all times on the farm of John T. Fockler, 3 1/2 miles sourth of Fayette, by parties desiring to use him.  Terms, $4.00 single service, $7.00 for season, $10.00 to insure.  Parties parting with mares will be held for service fees.  No responsibility for accidents.  John T. Fockler.....Vermont boy, owned by John T. Fockler, is a dark bay horse with black points, the best of style and make up; a sure foal getter and can show the finest styled horses for carriage drivers of any stallion in northeastern Iowa.  We have been buying his colts for the past two years.   They are of the best disposition, bring the highest market price.  They are up-headed, best of necks and will please the eye of any good horseman for style, size and general make-up.  Geo. P. Scobey, Peter G. Widger, Fred Holmes, J.J. Schrack  (these were major stock dealers/breeders in Fayette village, bz/2012).

...1894Jul05Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh, of Glendive Mont., stopped off here a couple days last week on his way home from New Hampshire, where he had been to sell some horses raised on his north ranche.   He is the same Dominic as when he used to farm it in this vicinity.
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1895Mar14Fayette.IA, Dominic Cavanaugh sends us a "note" from Montana which we appreciate.
...1896Mar05Fayette.IA, Geo. Scobey shipped a car load of fine draft horses to St. Paul Monday afternoon, which was accompanied by Ed.  (Geo. Scobey & Duncan went into the grocery, hardware, general merchandise business on Main.St Fayette.IA but continued feed and horse buying).
...1899Dec29Fayette.IA, In the St. Paul Pioneer Press of Sunday was found the following dispatch from Glendive, Mont., dated the 24th inst: Dominick Cavanaugh, sheriff of Dawson county, was murdered during the night.  His body was found in the rear of the county building, where he lived, at an early hours.  From the broken skull and indentations on his hat and the back of his head the blow as probably from behind.  There is no clue to the murderer. Mr. Cavanaugh was raised in this county and vicinity of Fayette and left here more than a dozen years ago and for a number of years was part owner in a horse ranch.  Later he became sheriff of Dawson county.  If we remember rightly he missed a term or two but last Fall was again elected.  The natural supposition is that some outlaw who should long ago have been hanged, had a grudge against him and being a coward took him by surprise and at a disadvantage.  Dominic has been a subscriber to this paper for sixteen years.  We very much regret to thus chronicle his death, and especially by the hand of a villainous and cowardly assassin.
...1899Jan05Elgin.IA, A dispatch in 'The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec 25, was a shock to many Fayette people who knew the victim in days gone by, Mr. Dominick Cavanaugh having lived in this county.  The dispatch is dated at Glendive, Mont., Dec 24, and says:  Dominick Cavanaugh, sheriff of Dawson county, was murdered during the night.  His body was found in the rear of the county building, where he lived, at an early hours.  From the broken skull and indentations on his hat and the back of his head the blow as probably from behind.  There is no clue to the murderer.
...1899Jan05Fayette.IA,  Dominick Cavanaugh, From the Glendive MT Independent.  The citizens of Glendive were never more shocked than this morning when the news spread of the finding of the body of Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh, who was foully murdered in front of his stable door and within fifty feet of his residence.  The body was discovered about daylight by J.H. Ray, Jr., while on his way to his place of business, who, not recognizing the features, went at once to the sheriff's residence in the court house and inquired for the she\riff.  Mrs. Cavanaugh answered the summon at the door, and in answer to the question of his whereabouts, stated that she remained up all night waiting for him, and then inquired of Mr. Ray whether he has seen him, and in answer that he had not and wished to see him on business.  He next went to the residence of Dr. J. Hunt, and in company with the doctor returned and examined the body, which was lying face downward in a large pool of blood.  When the body was turned over an imprint of one hand with a glove on was plainly visible.  Two large holes, both fracturing the skill on top of the head, made with a shovel, the handle of which was wrapped with wire,  showed how the crime was committed by the assassin.  The hat worn by the sheriff, a soft one, showed the impression of the wrapped wire handle.  It was is habit to visit the stable before going to the house every evening, and he was last seen at W. B. Foster's store where he made a small purchase for one of his children, and this bundle was found near the body.  He was next reported as being seen passing the livery stable, closely followed by a man who was not recognized about 8:30pm, on his way home.  The murder must have taken place about this time, as the body indicated that it was exposed to the frost at least ten hours before it was discovered.  Thos. F. Hagan, who was visiting Dr. Hunt, shortly after 8:30, heard a sound which resembled a wail or moan coming from the rear of the house, but thinking it was made by some boys playing, paid no attention to the sound. 
......Dominick Cavanaugh was born at Hamilton, Canada, April 5, 1854.  When he was two years old his parents located in Fayette county, Iowa, and he was educated there.  In 1883 he came to Dawson county and entered into the cattle business, but sold out in 1884 and invested in horses.  Mr. Cavanaugh was county assessor for two terms and in 1894 was elected sheriff, and giving such excellent satisfaction to the tax-payers was re-elected in 1896, and again at the last election. As an officer was fearless in the discharge of his duty and was respected by all suspicious characters and law-breakers. 
......The entire county mourn with the bereaved wife, three children and brother and sisters, the last two being absent in the east, but have been telegraphed for.  Mr. Cavanaugh was a believer in beneficial orders and belonged to the Knights of Pythias, Woodmen and A.O.U.W.    The Independent is in possession of several facts and rumored suspicions not published, to aid justice in apprehending the murderer.

...1899Jan12Bismark.ND, Hurst arrested.  Former resident of Mandan (Morton.Co.ND, east edge, NE corner) arrested charged with the murder of Sheriff Cananaugh.  Had been an unsuccessful candidate against him (Cavanaugh).  Evidence said to be strong.  Cavanaugh's murder occurred shortly before Christmas and the arrest recent.  Joe Hurst a former resident of Mandan.ND and well known in this city as a member in the hose company engaged in several tournaments, has been arrested at at Glendive, Mont. (Dawson.Co.MT, east central), charged with the murder of Sheriff Dominick Cavanaugh of Dawson city, a day or so after Christmas.  Cavanaugh had been sheriff of Dawson county for a number of years and had been re-elected.  He was found dead at the rear of his house near the entrance to the barn, his head crushed in.  Hurst had been a candidate for the office and had been defeated and it is said had made threats against the victim.  After the murder of Cavanaugh he (Hurst) applied for appointment to fill out his (Cavanaugh) unexpired term and secured it, and came nearly being appointed as sheriff for the full term, losing the appointment by only two votes.  suspicion was directed to him shortly after the murder and it is reported that a suit of clothing belonging to Hurst has been found covered with blood and there is other evidence tending to establish his guilt.

...1899Mar30Fayette.IA, Hurst, the man arrested for murder of Dominic Cavanaugh, has had his trial, been convicted, and sentenced to hand on May 19, 1899, at Glendive, Montana.  Hurst was the republican candidate for the office of sheriff, in opposition to Cavanaugh but was defeated, and the only one on his ticket who was beaten.  By killing Cavanaugh he expected to get the office by appointment from the county commissioners, and was so appointed, holding the office about a week before he was arrested on suspicions and condemnation.  It is said Hurst has always borne a good reputation and that his family connections are good, but his avarice and greed for office have done him up, unless some obstacle intervenes not now known.

...1900Mar31Bismark.ND,  The Hurst Hanging.  Why the Governor refused to commute the death sentence of Joe Hurst.  An account of the hanging of Joe Hurst at Glendive.MT says:  Rev. Pacher Cluade of Dickinson was with the condemned man on the scaffold.  He accepted the Catholic faith and expressed implicit faith in the hereafter.  He marched to the gallows along, saying to Deputy Twihle, "you needn't hold me, George, I can stand along."  After the noose was placed around his neck, he said, "Gentlemen, this is a terrible mistake.  I forgive you all as Jesus would do."  At 2:43pm the body was taken down and delivered to is friends. Rev. Henry Warman made public a statement this morning in which he claims Hurst admitted that he killed Cavanaugh.  The Helena Herald of Wed., published the following synopsis of Governor Smith's letter to Hurst's attorneys wherein he declines to commute the condemned man's sentence:  Governor Smith has declined to interfere with the judgment  of the courts in the case of Joesph C. Hurst, under sentence of death in Glendive for the murder of Dominick Cavanaugh, sheriff of Dawson county, on December 23, 1898.  The governor announced this decision at noon today by making public a long letter he had written to C.P. Connelly, H.J. Gaskell and G.W. Myers, Hurst's attorneys, who recently appeared before the governor in behalf of executive clemency.
......The governor reviews the leading contentions of Hurst's attorneys as to there being ample grounds for executive clemency on account of the circumstantial  character of the evidence and the absence of evidence connecting Joe Hurst with the crime except the testimony of witnesses Gilmore and Ward and concludes that the showing made by the attorneys is not sufficient for the Governor to warrant his interfering.  The governor criticizes severely the articles that C.P. Connelly printed in the Anaconda Standard reflecting upon the trial of Hurst and attacking the citizens of Dawson county.  Referring to his belief in Judge Lord's sincerity and fidelity to his sworn duty in over ruling the motion for a new trial the governor says:  "I cannot be forced into the belief that Judge Loud would sentence any man to be hanged unless he was thoroughly satisfied with the verdict rendered by a jury in his court."  The governor reviews the supreme court opinion and comments upon the pardoning power, saying in effect that if he allowed sympathy or personal feeling to control his actions there would be no necessity for courts and juries. "Such exercise of power would be legal and judicial anarchy," says the governor.  Concerning Gilmore's testimony, the governor says it stands unshaken from the first to the last.
......There is a sensational feature of the governor's letter in which he makes public a letter written by Attorney Myers to C.P. Connelly, explaining why Hurst did not take the stand. and also why evidence was not introduced as to his good character because it was feared that evidence would be introduced attacking his reputation, the defense learning there were witnesses ready to testify that Hurst's reputation was bad.  The governor says in conclusion that after patient examination, he cannot believe that he would be justified in interfering with the judgment of the courts and that the law must take its course.
......Referring to the opinion of the supreme court, State vs Hurst, the governor recites:  "We have given our attention carefully and patiently to the examination of the whole of the evidence and we cannot say that the result reached by the jury is not justified by it, or that there is upon the whole of the evidence a reasonable doubt of the defendant's guilt."  Here the supreme court of the state says that they have carefully and patiently examined all the evidence and that they find that the verdict of the jury was justified by that evidence, nor are these men able to say that the evidence did not prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
......The counsel claim not that the reason they did not put Hurst on the stand was that they did not think any case has been made against him and in referring to this the governor says:  "The true reason, however is to be found in the letter written by C.W. Myers to C.P. Connelly, dated Mar 2, 1900.  Among other things in that letter, Mr. Myers says:  "I do not believe Hurst could have been safely put on the stand in his own behalf, owing to the number of people who would have contradicted him as was explained to you by Ben. Haskell while you was as Glendive.  Now, as to why Hurst's good character was not put in evidence, under the feeling existing at the time of the trial it would not do, while we could find a number of people that would swear they knew Hurst for a number of years and that he had a good reputation for honesty and integrity , but we learned upon investigation that there was a number of leading citizens that would say that his reputation was bad.  So we rested that point on the fact that he had been nominated for sheriff."  This letter gives the true and exact reasons, no doubt, why Hurst was not put upon the witness stand.  This letter is among the papers files with me by Mr. Connelly.

...1900Apr05Fayette.IA, Joseph C. Hurst, the man who was convicted of the murder of Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh at Glendive, Mont., was hanged there the morning of March 30, 1900.  Cavanaugh, as our out people know, was murdered in the fall of 1898 after being elected to the office of sheriff, and his opponent in the race was arrested for the crime and convicted on purely circumstantial evidence.  The case was appealed or something of that sort, but no change was made in the decision of the trail court, and no interference on the part of the governor.  Hurst declared he was innocent from the first to the last, and on the scaffold said it was all a mistake.  But it is said he made a statement, or confession, to a priest on condition that it sho'd  not be made public until after his execution.  Cavanaugh's friends here where he was raised and known, will now be anxious to know if Hurst did confess, or if there are still any doubts who was the murderer.

...1900Apr05SanFranciso, The Weekly Examiner,  Confessed and talked about the murder. Young Hurst Told a Clergyman of His Crime. Glendive (Montana)March 30, 1900, 3:30 a.m. - Jospeh Hurst was hanged here shortly after 3 O'clock this (Friday) morning. He met death unflinchingly, protesting innocence. Butte (Montana) March 30 - The execution by hanging of Joseph C. Hurst for the murder of Sheriff Dominick Cavanaugh, on December 23, 1898, took place at 2:26 o'clock this morning at Glendive, as announced in "The Examiner" this morning.  Nothing has occurred in Montana in recent years that has aroused so much public feeling as the conviction and execution of young Hurst. Fully two-thirds of the people of the State believed in his innocence and had petitioned the Governor to save him. Their belief in his innocence, however, was badly shattered today when the Rev. Henry Warman of Glendive gave out the following concerning a confession Hurst had made to him. The confession bears the stamp of truth, as it agrees with many facts and makes explanations that had previously been wanting:  Now that Joseph C. Hurst has passed into eternity and died with a quotation on his lips from Sheldon's book, "In His Steps; or What Would Jesus Do?" which neither admitted his guilt nor denied the same. I therefore feel that in justice to all parties concerned I should make known the fact that Hurst admitted to me that he killed Dominick Cavanaugh. In his cell, on Tuesday, March 27, he stated to me that he followed Cavanaugh through the alley on December 23, 1898, and after conversing with him in a friendly manner, when he turned to shut his stable door he struck him with an iron bolt. Cavanaugh fell to the ground, uttering two cries. A woman in the alley near Steele's house uttered some kind of an exclamation and in looking over his shoulder toward here, he missed his second blow at Cavanaugh's head, and striking the ground, broke the end off his bolt. The woman disappeared and he struck the man several times. While looking for the end of the bolt he saw the Meyers boys at the end of the alley, and he fled.  When urged to give to the officers the same statement he gave me, he replied: "Damn them, they have thirsted for my blood, and I won't satisfy them to tell them."  When I asked him if I could be of any consolation to him spiritually, he replied: "No; this book you gave me" referring to Sheldon's book, "is good enough for me. But I want you to keep this statement from the public until I am dead, and not to contradict anything I may say on the scaffold if you are present. Perhaps I may tell the whole story then, but not until I am sure that the last moment has come, for my attorneys might be able to save me at the last moment. I may ask you to be with me if I must hang, but I will think about it."  I have been the only clergyman to visit him during his imprisonment to my knowledge, and I stated to him when first I visited him that if any facts came to my knowledge that would help vindicate him I would be delighted to bring them before the proper authorities; and on the other hand if I became aware of his guilt I would not hesitate to give it to the public. Rev. Henry Warman
......Pastor M. E. Church, Glendive, Montana, March 30, 1900, 10 p.m. The condemned man was accompanied to the scaffold by Father Claude M. E. Benner of Dickinson, North Dakota who was telephoned for yesterday afternoon, and who has baptized him yesterday afternoon and who ministered the last rites of the church. The father, mother, brothers an sisters, wife and two children, and other relatives, visited the condemned man yesterday afternoon for the final leave taking. The scene as the member of the family came into the jail was heart-rending, and the final leave takings and farewells were very affecting. From the rumors circulated the past few weeks trouble was anticipated, and Sheriff A. E. Aiken appointed a number of special deputies to guard the jail and town, but the rumors were groundless and a more orderly execution is not chronicled in the Northwest.
......At 2:20 Hurst, accompanied by Sheriff Aiken and Deputy George Turble, emerged from the jail and advanced to the gallows, Hurst bareheaded and apparently cool and collected. When placed under the drop he requested permission to say a few words:  "This is a great mistake," he said. "I will forgive all here present, as Jesus did."  "Have you anything further to say?" asked the Sheriff.   "This is a great mistake. I forgive all, as Jesus did" he repeated. The black cap was drawn, the drop sprung at 2:26 and in eleven minutes the physicians announced to the Sheriff that Hurst was dead.   The reason for the unusual hour for the hanging was that there were reports that Hurst's friends would attempt by force to prevent it and also the fear that the Governor might at the last moment grant a reprieve.  The body was taken to Wadena, Minnesota for burial.

...1900Apr19Fayette.IA, We were somewhat surprised yesterday to receive a visit from Alex. Wandell, who had just arrived from near Glendive, Montana, where he has resided for seven years (since abt. 1893).   He had been absent from this region four years.  He gave us a thorough history of the Cavanaugh murder case.  Mr. Wandell is in the horse raising business (in Montana).

....1906Aug30Fayette.IA, Sunday a train of 83 cars loaded with Montana cattle went through Oelwein enroute to Chicago.  Those who got a glimpse considered them the finest they had seen in a long time, and it was estimated that they would bring about $60,000.

...1908Jan02Fayette.IA,  On account of a whirligig rush at this office last week we forgot to mention the arrival in town of James Cavanaugh, of Glendive, Montana.   He is a brother of Dominick Cavanaugh who was murdered at Glendive a number of years ago while sheriff of the county by a neighbor who wanted the office of sheriff.   The Cavanaugh brothers were residents in the Fayette vicinity thirty years ago.  James was a resident of North Dakota a number of years before going to Montana.  He has been absent 25years.  His daughter Clara, came Monday from Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she is attending the state Normal School, to join him.

...1922Nov15Fayette.IA, The stock car situation will ease up after the 15th of the months, when the Montana cattle are out of the way.  There are, however, about 1700 carloads out there to move yet.

...1935Apr23Butte.MT, Cities Old Case, In a Montana paper of April 21, 1935, I have read of the case of Joseph C. Hurst, who was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff Dominick Cavanaugh in Dawson county in 1898.  Hurst was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to hang.  Petitions requesting commutation of sentence were sent to Governor Smith.  The question of the propriety and effectiveness of capital punishment was raised.  It was brought to the attention of the governor  that the defendant had a wife and two small children.  If the people of Montana are opposed to capital punishment hey have had ample opportunity since then to bring about its abolishment.  This in a measure is parallel case to the Hurst case.  It has been said that other criminals who have been properly convicted and sentenced have received favorable consideration at the hands of the executive.  But each case must be judged by its own peculiar facts.  I am in agreement with the argument of former Governor Smith, who in 1898 took a position similar to that which I take now.  "This, then does not appear to me to be a proper case for the exercise of executive clemency and in this view I am fortified by the action of Governor Cooney, who on a former occasion refused to commute or reprieve."

 


Sunset near the Milk River in Montana, 2008.

 



Dawson Co. Montana Community College, Fall 2011 Play

"Frontier Justice 1898"
A Twisted Glendive Murder Mystery
written by John M. Watkins Ed.D.
(possibly will be future project to adapt it for Montana Public Television)

http://www.dawson.edu/news/2011/11/04/twisted-glendive-murder-mystery-frontier-justice-1898-dccs-fall-play


The Murder of Sheriff Dominic Cavanaugh
and hanging of Joe Hurst
in Glendive, Dawson.Co.MT,


On the eastern border of Montana.  Population in 1898, abt. 1200.

 


 

 


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