Della J. Rowland Reminiscence, circa 1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rowland, Della J., 1887-1979
Title
Della J. Rowland Reminiscence
Dates
circa 1965
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 404, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Della J. Rowland Reminiscence is an undated two page handwritten account of the journey the Rowland family made in 1899 and 1900 from Nebraska to Montana and Adelaska Rowland's subsequent working life as a farm hand and homesteader.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Della J. Humble was born in Idaho on December 8, 1887. She moved to Teton County married Homer O. Rowland sometime prior to 1917. Homer had been born in Nebraska on December 17, 1892, the son of Adelaska Rowland and moved with his family to Montana in 1899. After a brief residence in Canada, the Rowlands first settled in the Bynum area, but afterwards settled a homestead claim near Pendroy. The homestead eventually became part of Homer's farm where he and Della raised two children. In addition to farming, Homer also served as a Teton County commissioner. Homer Rowland died on July 8, 1966 and Della Rowland passed away on October 21, 1979.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Della Rowland reminiscence is an undated two page handwritten account of the journey the Rowland family made in 1899 and 1900 from Nebraska to Montana and Adelaska Rowland's subsequent working life as a farm hand and homesteader. Some information is given on fellow travelers in the 1899 caravan from Nebraska, but there are few details in the narrative.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Families-Montana-Teton County
  • Frontier and pioneer life-Montana-Teton County
  • Overland journeys to Montana
  • Pioneers-Montana-Teton County
  • Personal Names :
  • Rowland, Adelaska
  • Rowland, Homer O., 1892-1966
  • Family Names :
  • Rowland family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bynum (Mont.)
  • Teton County (Mont.)-History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences-Montana