Columbus Creamery Company By-Laws, 1906 March 31-June 5  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Columbus Creamery Company
Title
Columbus Creamery Company By-Laws
Dates
1906 March 31-June 5
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 0646, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Columbus Creamery Company by-laws consist of five articles adopted March 31, 1906 and amended on June 5, 1906. The by-laws address: authorization to construct a facility, state the purpose of the company is to manufacture butter and cheese from milk obtained from local milk producers, delineates the selling of shares to stockholders, designates it as a cooperative, sets rules as to the disbursement of dividends, defines stockholders' meetings, establishes officers and a board of directors as well as their respective duties, outlines the creation and issue of stocks, and rules regarding borrowing money for company operations.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Columbus Creamery Company was registered with the state of Montana for incorporation on April 6, 1906 by several prominent citizens of the community. Among the founders were J.B. (Joseph Burt) Annin and George H. Simpson. Annin, a Methodist minister born on October 26, 1865 in Leroy, New York, moved to Columbus in 1892 where he operated a mercantile business and was elected to the Montana State Senate in 1914. He died on June 22, 1918. Simpson, a Canadian born on March 15, 1856, moved to Columbus in 1893 and served as the secretary for the Columbus Creamery Company. He was also an attorney, justice of the peace, and for a time, Deputy Assessor of Yellowstone County. He died May 25, 1927. The Columbus Creamery Company ceased operations sometime prior to April 6, 1926 when the corporation was officially designated as inactive by the Montana Secretary of State office.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The by-laws of the Columbus Creamery Company consist of four handwritten pages with signatures of the officers and stockholders. The original five articles of the by-laws were adopted March 31, 1906. They address: authorization to construct a facility, state the purpose of the company is to manufacture butter and cheese from milk obtained from local milk producers, delineates the selling of shares to stockholders, designates it as a cooperative, sets rules as to the disbursement of dividends, defines stockholders' meetings, establishes officers and a board of directors as well as their respective duties, and outlines the creation and issue of stocks. The by-laws were amended on June 5, 1906 to establish rules regarding borrowing money for company operations.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture -- Montana -- Columbus
  • Creameries -- Montana -- Columbus -- Finance
  • Dairy products industry -- Montana -- Columbus
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Bylaws (administrative records) -- Montana