John R. Toole family papers, 1849-1916 PDF
- Toole, John R., 1850-1916
- John R. Toole family papers
- 1849-1916 (inclusive)18821916
- 0.2 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 680
- The John R. Toole family papers consist of photocopies of family correspondence from 1882 to 1916, undated genealogy papers, two family photographs, and a 1905 Montana court case involving timber and John R. Toole.
- University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
John R. Toole was born in Maine in 1850 and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. While working at the Bonanza Mine in Challis, Idaho in the 1870s, he met and married Anna Hardenbrook. In 1883 the young family moved to Anaconda, Montana, with Anna’s father, Allen Hardenbrook and his wife, Thula. John Toole worked in Marcus Daly’s Anaconda smelter. In 1886 he was elected to the territorial legislature for two terms, and in 1890 he served a term on the state legislature. In 1900 the family moved to Missoula. John Toole went to work for the Big Blackfoot Milling Company where he became president and was heavily involved in timber acquisition.
John R. and Anna Toole had six children: Honora, Thula, Allen, Howard, Brice, and John R., Jr. John R. Toole died in 1916 and Anna Toole died in 1934.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The John R. Toole family papers consist of photocopies of family correspondence from 1882 to 1916, undated genealogy papers, two family photographs, and a 1905 court case involving timber and John R. Toole.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.
[Name of document or photograph number], John R. Toole family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Family Names :
- Toole family
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