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 Robert Harley Draper

Robert Harley Draper

Powersville, Putnam County, Missouri, USA
Death 16 Mar 1957 (aged 71)
Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA
Burial Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 79578139 · View Source
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Robert H. Draper, 71, resident of Rosebud County since 1915, passed about 5:00 pm, Saturday, on the eve of his 50th. wedding anniversay. He had been a patient at the Rosebud Community Hospital, the last two weeks.

He was born at Powersville, Missouri, on September 14, 1885, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Draper. He grew to manhood at Powersville and Mercer, MO. and on March 17, 1907, married Myrtle Callen at Ravanna, MO.

They owned and operated a small farm and grocery store at Mercer until 1915.

In December of 1915 they came to Montana and homesteaded on Horse Creek, 16 miles northeast of Forsyth, MT. For the first 15 years they owned and operated the Horse Creek
Coal Mine. Later they enlarged their holdings, and with the help of their son, Willard Draper, ran several hundred head of cattle and engaged in wheat farming.

Due to Mr. Draper's failing health, they sold the ranch and built a home in Forsyth, were they have lived for the last year.

Services wil be held at Beals Chapel Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
The Rev. Wayne A. Larson of the Federateed Church will officiate at the rites, and Mrs. Helen Percy will be soloist.

Burial will be in the family plot at the local cemetery.
(Forsyth Cemetery)

Surving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Draper of Forsyth; a son
Willard Draper of Anaconda, MT; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

News paper Archives: Billings Gazette, March 19, 1957: Page 8

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Harley Draper (14 Sep 1885–16 Mar 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79578139, citing Forsyth Cemetery, Forsyth, Rosebud County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Griswold Stroh (contributor 47133098) .