Obituary taken from Great Falls Tribune or Leader February 1949
R. Spencer, 73, one of
He was a resident of this city about five years, moving here from his ranch northeast of Geyser, where he lived since he began operations at the site of the Spencer ranch in 1909.
was born in Boyd county,
17, Frank Spencer set out for
married Katheyne M. Bain at Lewistown,
1909 he left the leased property and purchased the George Knerr
and Zeno Bain ranches, about 2000 acres, northeast of Geyser. At that time his ranch was socked with sheep
and cattle. Since then he increased his
holdings until the Spencer ranch now has about 35,000 acres of deeded and
leased land. The
Spencer was a member of the Knights of Pythias at Stanford and belonged to the Montana Stockgrowers Assn. since it was organized. He also was a member of the Montana Woolgrowers Assn.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, F. L. Spencer, Great Falls, and H. B. Spencer, Geyser, a daughter, Jessie M. Coppens, San Diego and six brother and sisters, Mrs. Sallie Thomas, North Kansas city, MO, Mrs. Berdie Williams, Gashland, Mo., Ballard E. Spencer, Artesia, NM, Carl Spencer, Torrington, WY, and Robert T. Spencer, Chinook, MT James E. Spencer, Chinook, MT; and four grandchildren. Verl Spencer, another son died at the age of 5.
services will be at Croxford's at 2 Wednesday afternoon
with Rev. Carl Davidson officiating.
Burial will be in