Wednesday, November 04, 2009
(History of Montana, by Joaquin Miller, 1894 USGENWEB Montana Archives May be copied for non-profit purposes.)
Hon. Judson B. Losee, a prominent businessman and enterprising citizen of Anaconda,
In 1878 Mr. Losee came up the Missouri River to
Chronological notes from IOGR files are:
1880 - Atlantis ad shows dry goods merchant
1882 Jul 29 - noted in the Dillon Tribune, Z.E. Thomas has sold out his interest in the firm of Thomas & Armstrong to J.B. Losee, former partner of A. G. Clarke.
1882 Oct 3 - In a Dissolution Notice that appears in the Butte Miner, it is stated that the partnership of Z. Edwin Thomas and Charles Armstrong, dealers in merchandise at Glendale, Lion City and Hecla, has been dissolved by mutual consent. Thomas has sold his entire interest in the entity to Judson B. Losee. All accounts payable and receivable have been assumed by the new venture known as Armstrong and Losee.
1883/84 - listed on the
1886 Sep 10 - The Dillon Tribune mentions that during a meeting of the Glendale Republicans, Mr. Losee was elected as chairman.
1887 Jul 29 - Tribune notes, "J B Losee and Ed. Maxwell, formerly of
1896 - Anaconda city directory lists Judson B Losee, occupation at Losee & Maxwell, residence at 216 East Fourth Street.
1900 Jun 5 - Census - listed at Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana is Judson Losee, age 49, married 29 years, a merchant from NY; Alice is 49, from Canada, has borne 3 children, all are living and they are: Grace 24, Bessie 19 and Harvey is 14.
1910 Apr 19 - Census - listed at 1601 Palm Ave., Seattle, King County, Washington is Charles Armstrong, age 52, married for the past 31 years, a wholesale merchant, from Mn/Can/NY; wife Bertha E. is 48, married past 31 years, has borne 8 children, just 2 survive. They are Carl E. age 25, married for one year, from Montana; and Cora E. is 22, single and of Washington. Also here is friend Judson E. Losee, age 60, married for 39 years, from NY/Wi/NY; a dry goods merchant, o/a.
1910 Apr 25 - Census - listed at Long Beach, LA County, California is Judson B Losee, age 60 of NY/unk/unk; own income; Alice A is 59, has borne 3 children, all living and is from Can/Can/Can. (note: since Judson shows up on census in Seattle also, most likely Alice furnished the info here in his absence, accounting for the "unk" nativity source of his parents.)
1920 Jan 20 - Census - listed at Long Beach, LA County, California is Judson B Losee, age 70 of NY/NY/NY; chief clerk at railroad; wife Alice is 68 and from Can/Can/Can; daughter Grace is 44, single, born in Michigan and not employed.
1930 Apr 14 - Census - listed at Long Beach, LA County, California is Grace Losee, head of house, age 54, single, a stenographer for a letter shop, from Mi/NY/Can; father Judson B Losee is 80, from NY/US/NY; mother Alice is 78 and from Can/Can/Can. A note states that she is staying with son on