Great Falls Tribune newspaper
Great Falls, Montana
Saturday, 6 Sept. 1924
Boyâ€™s Axe Slips; Cuts Gash in Sisterâ€™s Face
Special to The Tribune.
Melstone, Sept. 5 â€“ Lowell Deyo, 9-year-old son of Mrs. Deyo of this place, seriously injured his 5-year-old sister Wednesday, when he gashed her face open with an axe. The child was playing around her brother, who was chopping wood, when the axe slipped, cutting her face badly. Six stitches were necessary to close the gash.
( I am not related, but curious when newspaper didnâ€™t identify the mother or daughter.
I had hoped through census records to identify family of Lowell Deyo â€“ was unable to
do so. This Lowell would have been born about 1915 / 1916. )
The 1920 Montana Census Index lists
Deyo, John P. - age 29 - born Iowa - residence Melstone, Musselshell Co., Mont.
Deyo, Abraham - age 16 - born Montana - res. Great Falls, Cascade Co., Mont.
Deyo Clyde L.I. - age 31 â€“ born Nebraska - res. School Dist. 51, Fergus Co., Mont.
Deyo, Carolyne - age 23 â€“ born Wisconsin - res. Wisall, Park Co., Mont.
1920 Montana Census â€“ Musselshell Co. - Melstone
School Dist. 64, Enumeration Dist. 77, pg. 213, date 19 Jan. 1920
dwelling / family 50 / 50
Deyo, John P. Head renter male/white age 29 married (read yes & write yes) - born Iowa - father b. N.Y. - mother b. W. Virg. - occ. car carpenter â€“ Railroad
Deyo, Eva S. wife female/white age 24 married (read yes & write yes) - born North Dakota - father b. Canada (language French) - mother b. Canada (language French)
Deyo, Francis S. son M/W age 4 yr 5/12 b. Minn. - father b. Iowa â€“ mother b. N.D.
Deyo, Thompson G. son M/W age 3 yr 2/12 b. ND - father b. Iowa â€“ mother b. ND
Deyo, David D. son M/W age 2 yr 1/12 b. Mont. â€“ father b. Iowa â€“ mother b. ND
Deyo, Megrien daug. F/W age 6/12 b. Mont. - father b. Iowa - mother b. ND
(Unsure about her first name â€“ seemed to be Megrien)
1920 Montana Montana Census â€“ Fergus County
School Dist. 51 Enumeration Dist. 95
pg. 55 date: Jan. 19, 1920
dwelling / family 11 / 11 (script writing of census film very difficult to read)
Deyo, Clyde (D.) ? Head renter â€“ male / white - age 31 married (read yes / write yes)
born Nebraska â€“ father born Indiana â€“ mother born Vermont
occ. Farmer â€“ general farm
(census index lists him as Clyde L.I. Deyo â€“ film script looks more like his name
is Clyde D. Deyo)
Deyo, (unable to read her first name) M. (her middle initial is â€œM.â€
(first name second letter looks like â€œaâ€ or â€œoâ€ & last letter like â€œeâ€ )
wife female / white â€“ age 31 â€“ married (read yes / write yes)
born West Virg. - father born W.Virg. - mother born W. Virg.
(Might she be Rose M. Deyo â€“ of the land records ? )
Deyo, Clyde D. Jr. son male / white - age 4 yrs 6/12 - born Montana
father born Nebr. - mother born W. Virg.
Deyo, ----- James (unsure of first name â€“ looks like it might be Clinton ? James)
son male / white - age 2 yrs 1/12 - born (script blurry â€“ born Mont. ? or Oreg. ?)
father born Nebr. â€“ mother born W. Virg.
Deyo, ----- (first letter â€œCâ€ - name might be Claire or Charles ?? ) son male / white
age 9/12 moâ€™s - born Montana - father born Nebr. - mother born W. Virg.
Judith Basin County, Montana â€“ Land patent records
Name Meridian Location Acres Type / Case Type / Doc. ID Date
DEYO CAROLYN - 20 - 016 N 013 E 014 - 160 - 251101 PA - 454025 - 01/16/1915
DEYO CLYDE - 20 - 016 N 013 E 013 - 80 - 251101 PA - 454026 - 01/16/1915
DEYO CLYDE - 20 - 016 N 013 E 014 - 80 - 251101 PA - 454026 - 01/16/1915
DEYO ROSE M - 20 - 016 N 013 E 006 - 40 - 251101 PA - 627191 - 04/24/1918
DEYO ROSE M - 20 - 016 N 013 E 007 - 40 - 251101 PA - 627191 - 04/24/1918
Fergus County, Montana â€“ Land patent records
Name Meridian Twp./Range/Sect. Acres Type / Case Type / Doc.ID Date
DEYO CLIFF - 20 - 019 N 020 E 029 - 120 - 272002 PA - 257 - 04/24/1893
DEYO CLIFF - 20 - 019 N 020 E 032 - 40 - 272002 PA - 257 - 04/24/1893
DEYO MINNIE J - 20 - 017 N 019 E 028 - 120 - 251101 PA - 660 - 05/11/1900
DEYO MINNIE J - 20 - 017 N 019 E 029 - 40 - 251101 PA - 660 - 05/11/1900
DEYOE FRANK - 20 - 012 N 021 E 020 - 40 - 251104 PA - 963229 - 07/16/1925
DEYOE FRANK - 20 - 012 N 021 E 021 - 240 - 251104 PA - 963229 - 07/16/1925
There are no â€œDeyoâ€ persons listed in the 1930 Montana census index. There is
a family in 1930 Idaho that looks like it might be the Abraham Deyo of 1920
Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana census.
There is a Cliff Deyo age 54 born Iowa in the 1910 Montana Census living in
Fergus Co., Montana. He would be born about 1855 or 1856.
1930 Idaho Census Index (only Deyo persons found)
all listed Central Ridge, Lewis County, Idaho
Abrehan Deyo (Abrehan in census index) age 26 born Montana - Head
Minnie Deyo age 25 wife
Gale Deyo age 2 son
Glen Deyo age 3/12 months son
Leonard Deyo age 24 brother
A search of the 1930 U.S. census index lists only 1 entry for any â€œLowell Deyoâ€ being:
Lowell Deyo age 13 born New York white â€“ lodger â€“ home: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York. He is with Laretta Deyo age 50 born N.Y. and they are both lodgers in
the dwelling of Mary Ertz age 40 born N.Y. with her son George Ertz age 13 and
(listed as Davis Ertz age 12 in index) but film appears to be Deala Ertz age 12 daug.
World War I Draft Reegistration Cards, 1917-1918 lists 3 Deyo men of Montana.
Clyde Delbert Deyo born 28 July 1888 in Nebraska â€“ registration place Fergus Co., MT
John Deyo born 5 June 1891 in Iowa â€“ registration place Musselshell Co., MT.
Glenn A. Deyo born 4 May 1895 in Montana - registration place Sanders Co., MT.
Clyde seems to be the Clyde Deyo of 1920 Fergus Co., Mont. census.
John seems to be the John Deyo of 1920 Musselshell Co., Mont. census.