The story of young black policeman, George Williams, is remarkable. He served as a corporal in the supply company of the 349th field artillery of the famed 92nd Buffalo Division. In 1920 he lived at 501 Fifth Avenue South in Great Falls, the home of his sister Helen H.
Williams served on the fledgling Great Falls police force during 18.
Black Americans have played an important role in every era of Montana history.
Proudly standing on the south side of Great Falls is an elegant symbol of what blacks did with their newly won freedom in the early days of Great Falls. From the arrival of Edward Simms in 1886, efforts began to build a Christian community. congregation, meeting at the first city fire station. While both Democrat candidates were defeated in the November election, Little’s nomination may represent a first for any black in Montana. Susie Marshall of Seattle, and a sister Helen Collins of Seattle.
We should move the results of this research into what our schools are teaching. He later lived at the rear of 207 Fourth Avenue South and worked for various barbershops and at Ward’s cigar store. [CC Cemeteries; 1900 Census MT Cascade County; GFLD ; 1904-05, 1906-07 GFCD; GFLD , p. In 1900 he worked as a porter and lodged at a rooming house at 225 Second Avenue South in Great Falls. William (Bill) Albert Bairpaugh, pioneer rancher and businessman, was born at Talequah in the Indian Territory, the son of Reuben J. His father was a Cherokee chief and his mother black. He was instrumental in paying off the debt at the Great Falls church and in building the church in Havre.
We can encourage the Cascade County Historical Society to gather material relating to local black history and to present displays that highlight black history. [Municipal Census Directory Company’s Census Directory of Great Falls, Montana 1913; GFLD , p. A black man, William Addison was a laborer for the Great Northern Railroad in 1913. Aldrich was a black male living in Great Falls in 1898. William or ‘Blondy’ Anderson, a black man, worked as a blacksmith or teamster in Great Falls in 1908. In 1902, Billy worked as porter at Nick O’Brien’s barber shop. Anthony worked as a porter for Nicholas O’Brien and roomed at 214 Fourth Avenue South in Great Falls during 1901-03. At age 12, disliking his stepfather, Bill ran away from home. Reverend Baker served as pastor at the African Methodist Episcopal (A. E.) church in Great Falls and resided in the parsonage in the rear of the church at 916 Fifth Avenue South.
This study is dedicated to the memory of the early black residents of Great Falls. From 1899 to 1902, Mamie lived at 205 Second Street South. Lizzie Anderson, a black woman, lived in Great Falls in 1918. He was born in MO in Aug 1848 and lived at 907 Seventh Avenue South. In 1901 Anderson’s barbershop was located at 214 First Avenue South. Rosa was born in 1882 at Lexington, KY, the daughter of Preston B. Their son, William Lionel Bairpaugh, died as in infant age 6 months 24 days and is buried in Highland Cemetery.
I have compiled the following biographic sketches of early black settlers living in Great Falls from a wide variety of sources including those listed below. In the winter of 1902-03, she “went insane” while living on the West side and was committed to an asylum. Hughlie Bink Anderson, a black man lived at 208 Sixth Avenue South in Great Falls , when he registered for the World War I Draft. Lewis Anderson, a 50 or 58 year old black man, died at the Columbus Hospital . The Great Falls Tribune in 1902 carried a long article speculating that Peter Anderson “a Colored Barber in Great Falls” owned property in Plainfield, CO adjacent to where a major gold strike had occurred. Dowell’s barbershop at 221 First Avenue South, and boarded at 1005 1/2 Seventh Avenue South. 8; 1901, 1903, 1904-05, 1908-09, 1913, 1919, 1923, 1925-26 GFCD]Anderson, R. On , William and Rosa lived at 1219 Eighth Avenue South, when Rosa gave birth to a baby girl.
The next day, he received 503 votes to defeat two Democratic Party opponents and win election as one of two constables for Great Falls. He was born in Great Falls on and attended local schools. Banks, his birth date is off by 12 years between the 1900 Census and his obituary.