Pete Pelissier

Pete Pelissier

Pete Pelissier was born March 11, 1865, in Cold Springs, MN, to Antoine and Samantha (Bonney) Pelissier. The family moved to present-day Jamestown area in 1873. Antoine died in 1874. In about 1883, Pelissier left his widowed mother and siblings behind in MN when still...
Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Richard Moore was born in 1884 near Coon Rapids, IA to Ernest and Sarah (Thomas) Moore. The family relocated to Rushville, NE when he was six years old. The Battle of Wounded Knee took place within 30 miles of his home. This was a frightening memory for him to recall....
John Leakey

John Leakey

By age 17, John Leakey had left home and was on the trail driving cattle from New Mexico to the Yellowstone River of Montana. He arrived in North Dakota in October 1893 to work on the Towers Gudgel Ranch. He was involved with the last big North Dakota roundup–of...
Frank P. Keogh

Frank P. Keogh

Frank P. Keogh was born on July 18, 1877, in Benson, Minnesota, one of several children of Patrick and Catherine (Keliher) Keogh. 
The family moved west in 1882 when Patrick was transferred with the Northern Pacific Railroad to present-day Hebron. The family later...
Angus Kennedy Sr.

Angus Kennedy Sr.

Angus Kennedy Sr. was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1886. In 1901, when Angus was 15, his family moved to Miles City, Montana. He arrived in the Tobacco Garden Bay area of McKenzie County in 1904 with just a saddle and a pack horse. Angus found jobs with local ranchers...