Martin Paschal ELDER in Sanders County, Montana              Early Settlers Certificate
on the Flathead Indian Reservation,
about 1910-1926                                                             Montana Photos and Kinneys

References from the book:
Settlers and sodbusters :
the bicentennial project of the Hot Springs Historical Society.        Photo of George and Martin
Mission Valley News, 1976.
 206 p. : illus. ; 28 cm.
    SUBJECT    1) Camas (Mont.) -- History.                      Martin P. Elder photos in Michigan
               2) Hot Springs (Mont.) -- History
               3) Sanders County (Mont.) -- History.
   LCCN/WLN    wln88024785
      978.683 SETTLER
   2. MONTANA ROOM              checked In      MISSOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY
      R 978.683 SETTLER

Indexed and contributed for use in USGenWeb Project by:
Gayle Collins <gcollins@digisys.net>"
Elder          M P                      14
Elder          M S                      134
Elder          Martin                   29
Elder          Mr                       14
Elder          Reverend              30,42

page 14
Extracted from section "Lonepine Church History by Mrs. W. W. Von Segen"

        The first Sunday School and church services in the Little Bitter Root
Valley were held in a hall just north of the Headquarters Hotel in what
was known as Pineville in the fall of 1910.  The first Minister was M.
P. Elder, who homesteaded near Lonepine. ...
        The first Sunday School was started in the Lonepine community in the
Dry Creek schoolhouse in the fall of 1911, with Mr. Swetland as
superintendent, and Mr. Elder preached there from time to time. ...

page 29
Extracted from section "Pictures and Story Courtesy of R. G. Holmberg"

        Some of the most promising seed growers were W. W. Perkins, who
pioneered the raising of alfalfa seed.  Roy Bras, Claud (Scrubby)
Howser, Jim Howser, Wiggo Rasmussen, Carl Kiern, Al Cyr, Martin Elder,
and Chet Taylor were some of the others who tried seed raising.  Alfalfa
seed sold for as much as $1.25 per pound.

page 30
Extracted from section "Pictures and Story Courtesy of R. G. Holmberg"

        Some of the first ministers were Reverends Fisher of Kalispell, Smith
of Irvine Flats, and Walter and Frank Hillis of Kalispell.  Earlier
ministers were Reverened E. F. Beaudrea and Reverend Elder of Lonepine.
They were both homesteaders.  ...

page 42
Extracted from section "As Told To Me--by Howard Buck"

        Elma Jellison had filed on 40 acres which was located a quarter mile
east and on the opposite side of the road from the present Carl Hyre
property.  After John [Buck] moved to Camas, romance blossomed and Elma
and John were married in June 1914.  The wedding took place at the
Jellison home.  The bride wore a lovely white dress.  The officiating
minister was Reverand [sic] Elder, who was also a homesteader.

page 134
Extracted from section "Melbourne G. Freeman Family"
...Some of the teachers were a Miss Foley, Helen Clark, and M. S.
Elder.  The lady teachers 'batched' at the schoolhouse during the school
year.  Mr. Elder stayed at the George More homstead and walked out over
the 'Letson Trail' on weekends to his ranch near Lonepine.  The 'Letson
Trail' was the shortest route to the store and post office at Lonepine.
Also in Montana history book: "Fabulous Flathead"
Listed under the section titled "Homesteaders in Sanders County who
filed and/or proved up on their land". page 247:
"This is just a list of names and Elder, Martin P. is one of them."

1920 census -MONTANA
Name:   Martin P Elder
Home in 1920:  Horte, Missoula, Montana
Age:  42 years
Estimated birth year:  abt 1878
Birthplace:  Michigan
Relation to Head of House:  Head
Spouse's name:  Emily K
Father's Birth Place:  Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Marital Status:  Married
Race:  White
Sex:  Male
Home owned:  Rent
Able to read:  Yes
Able to Write:  Yes
Household Members:
Name  Age
Martin P Elder  42
Emily K Elder  37
Sandford J Elder  8
Martin E Elder  7
Emily E Elder  6
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Horte, Missoula, Montana;
Roll: T625_973; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 1131.


Bureau of Land Managment record:
date: 11/31933
Martin P. ELDER
Earl HAWORTH, assignee of Martin P. Elder
According to the "Farm Unit Plat"
80 acres
Farm Unit E
NWSE and NESW Sec. 14
Twp 22-N
Range 24-W
Sanders Co MT
.”..does give and grant, unto the said Earl Haworth and to his heirs,
the Tract above described, together with the right to the use of water from the Flathead Reclamation Project as an appurtenance to the irrigable lands in said tract...”