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Shorey Family Papers
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The Shorey family correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from Louisa Dunham Shorey of Belfast, Maine, dating from 1873-1905.
Louisa Dunham Shorey (1837-1907) of Belfast, Maine was married to Wellington Shorey (1831-1903), a farmer. The couple had seven children: Raymond, Robert, John D., and James W., who all settled in the Montana Territory as well as Jennie, Emma, and Charles, who remained in Maine. Raymond was a farmer who settled in Roberts, Montana, southwest of Billings. Robert (variously Bert or B.G.) purchased a ranch, worked successfully as a sheep rancher, and eventually rose to prominence as a businessman in Billings. John D. worked in White Sulphur Springs as a contractor, builder, and, occasionally, in the mines as an operator. James worked as a farmer and stockman in Richland County. Jennie married a farmer, Emma was a spinster, and Charles was a farmer.
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