Ulysses Grant Bishir

Male 1865 - 1951  (86 years)


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  • Name Ulysses Grant Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 1865  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1866  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Died 2 May 1951  Park Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Person ID I2434  Bishir Family | Major Christopher & Susanna/Rebecca Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 

    Father John Henry Bishir,   b. 26 Jul 1829, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1898, Madison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eleanore Cochrane,   b. 3 May 1833, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1867, Madison Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie L. Beattie,   b. Abt 1874, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1951, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1894  Seattle, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Nellie B. Bishir,   b. 10 Sep 1896, Springdale, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1982, Ogden, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Eleanor Jeanette Bishir,   b. 16 May 1909, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1989, Springdale, Park Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    BISHIR, Grant and Minnie, Mountainview Cemetery, Livingston, Park Co., Montana
    BISHIR, Grant and Minnie, Mountainview Cemetery, Livingston, Park Co., Montana
    Contributed by Cyndi, MTTreeHugger@wmconnect.com

  • Notes 
    • Grant bred the first White Galloway cattle in the U.S. All present-day White Galloways in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can be traced to his daughter’s ranch, Anchor Galloway, in Springdale, Montana.

      Livingston Enterprise - May 3, 1951

      GRANT BISHIR, DUCK CREEK RANCHER, DIES; FUNERAL FRIDAY
      Grant Bishir, 86 and a pioneer of the Yellowstone Valley, died early Wednesday morning at the Lott Hospital. Funeral services will be held from the Cloyd Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, followed by burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

      Born on October 31, 1864, at Winterset, Iowa, Mr. Bishir spent his early life in that state, and came to Montana in 1878. He was a water boy with the Northern Pacific construction crews when the road was built through the Livingston area. He drove stage in Yellowstone park before the turn of the century. In 1900 he established a ranch on Duck creek, east and north of Hunter's Hot Springs, and he operate the ranch until 1937, when he turned its operation over to his son in law, Bud Gibson. He and Mrs. Bishir have made their home in Springdale for several years past.

      Mr. Bishir was active in the civic affairs of his community and was active in livestock circles during the years he operated the ranch, which lies in both Park and Sweet Grass Counties.

      He married Minnie Battee in Seattle on February 22, 1894. He leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Carney of Springdale and Mrs. Jeanette Gibson of Duck Creek, and two grandchildren. Two foster sons whom he raised but never adopted are Richard Dunn of Missoula and Bayne Neal of Superior. His parents, two brothers, a sister and a daughter preceded him in death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S725] Census 1930 Ulysis Grant Bishir.

    2. [S228] Census 1880 Grant Bishir.

    3. [S557] Census 1910 Ulyses Grant Bishir.

    4. [S597] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    5. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

    6. [S1077] Montana Grasslands Beef.

    7. [S34] Montana Death Index, 1907-2002.

    8. [S765] The Descendants of Heth Hart, (http://www.hethhart.com).

    9. [S1082] Park District Court Ruling Appealed.

    10. [S1446] Marriage Records for King County Washington, Genealogy Trails.

    11. [S1491] King County, Washington, Marriage Records.