Person:William Flanagan (387)

William Flanagan
d.BEF 1926 Montana, USA
m. 3 OCT 1833
  1. Bryant Flanagan1834 - 1862
  2. William Flanagan1836 - Bef 1926
  3. Amilia Flanagan1836 - 1915
  4. Nathan Flanagan1838 - 1909
  5. Lloyd Flanagan1840 - 1863
  6. Charles Flanagan1841 - Abt 1862
  7. Anthony Flanagan1841 - 1921
  8. Martha Flanagan1842 - Est 1843 to 1936
  9. John Flanagan1848 -
  10. Mary Elizabeth Flanagan1850 - 1925
  11. Benjamin FlanaganAbt 1851 - Est 1852 to 1941
  12. Nancy Flanagan1853 - Est 1867 to 1947
  13. Elizabeth Flanagan1856 - Est 1870 to 1950
  14. Daniel Flanagan1858 - 1932
  15. Phoebe Ann Flanagan1861 - 1919
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Flanagan
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] 1836 Russell Co., Ky.
Alt Death[1] WFT Est 1837-1926
Birth? 22 JAN 1836 Russell, Kentucky, USA
Marriage 03 AUG 1879 Montana, USAto Jennie Blane
Death? BEF 1926 Montana, USA
Other? Montana, USAMoved to

From p. 1482 -- Progressive Men of the State of Montana -- Mansfield Library -- The University of Montana -- Missoula -- http:\\ . . . .and more URL

William Flanagan. --Seven miles to the south of the thriving little city of Cascade is located the ranch property of the subject of this review, who has been identified with the three principal lines of industry which give to Montana her pre-eminence -- agriculture, stockraisingand mining. In his present vocation he has met with excellent success, and is to be classed among the representative agriculturists and stockmen of the state. Mr. Flanagan, who traces his origin to stanch oldIrish ancestry, is a native of Jamestown, Russell county, Ky., where he was born January 22, 1836, his parents being John and Ruth Flanagan, likewise born in the Bluegrass state, where the father was engaged in farming pursuits until 1850, when he became identified with ministerial work as a clergyman of the Missionary Baptist church, giving his services to the cause of the Master until the hour of his death, whichoccurred in September 1869, his devoted wife surviving him until February, 1889, when she too passed to her reward. William Flanagan obtained but ordinary educational advantages in his youth, his services being early demanded on the parental homestead. He continued to assist his father until 1859, when he made his way to California and engaged in placer mining until 1863, when he went to Oregon, continuing hismining operations at Canyon City and in the Powder river district until 1873, fair success attending his efforts. From Oregon he proceeded to Idaho and mined on Snake river until the spring of 1874, when he moved to Deer Lodge, Mont., with the view of going to the Black Hills. He started out for that section, but the Indians manifested such great hostility that he eventually retraced his steps and located on a ranch near Butte, where he engaged in farming and stockraising for two seasons. He became satisfied that excellent opportunities were offered in this line of occupation and therefore came to Cascade county and enteredtwo claims of 160 acres each, one being a pre-emption and the other ahomestead claim, located seven miles south of Cascade; and this tract, with forty acres which he has since acquired by purchase, constitutes his present fine ranch, 200 acres of which can be put under effective cultivation. Mr. Flanagan began raising horses in 1898, and also devotes attention to raising sheep and cattle, as well as to the raisingof hay, in which last line he has carefully developed his ranch, making it one of the best in this section.

In politics he renders allegiance to the Democratic party; in religion he holds to the faith of the Christian church, as did also his wife. The marriage of our subject was solemnized on the 3d of August, 1879, when he wedded Miss Jennie Blane, who was born in Missouri, being the daughter of Edward and Anna R. Blane, natives of the same state, the father being a farmer and merchant by occupation. His death occurred in 1868. To Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan five children were born, of whom Bertha and Jennie E. are deceased. Those who survive are: John E., Albert S. and Merritt. The cherished and devoted wife and mother was summoned into life eternal on March 10, 1888, deeply mourned by a large circle of friends, who had decided appreciation of ehr many noble attributes.

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1545, Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998]

Went to Montana

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Flanagan - published in CD issued by Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1. (Release date: August 22, 1996)
    Tree #1545.

    Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998