Some sources claim that the old mining and lumber town of Clinton, Montana was originally known as Betters' Station. It was started as a stage station on the Mullan Road in 1883 and named for Austin Betters, a homesteader. Austin Betters was my great-great-grandfather. Because the story of the Betters is inextricably linked to the history of Clinton, Montana, I thought there might be a broader interest in the stories and facts I find in the course of researching my family history.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
October 1959 photo of Aunt Fannie's family
This past week, my parents sent me a photo of Aunt Fannie's family from October 1959. Pictured in this photo are (from left to right): Ernest Terry (Fannie's son, one-time owner of the general store in Clinton and co-operator of the Hobo Mine), Margaret Pickering Whitney (Fannie's granddaughter and Martha Terry Pickering Swartz's daughter) Fannie Betters Terry (Austin and Jane Betters' daughter), Ben Whitney (Margaret's husband), Martha Terry Pickering Swartz (Fannie's daughter), Edna Pickering (Fannie's granddaughter and Martha's daughter), Mable Terry (Fannie's daughter, and longtime Clinton postmaster), and Earl Swartz (Martha's husband).
I'm not sure where this photo was taken. I'm assuming it was inside Fannie's house.
UPDATE (11/23/2013): Guy Howlett confirmed that this photo was taken in the living/dining area of Fannie's house.