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Richard Lockey, b. 1845, Yorkshire, Eng>IA>MT ca 1868 - Bio
Posted by: Carole (ID *****4261) Date: May 21, 2006 at 17:51:36
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A picture and detailed biography/family history of Richard Lockey are included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 2.

Richard Lockey was born, 11 Jun 1845, to John and Mary (Raw) Lockey, born 1816 and 1818 in Yorkshire, England, respectively. John Lockey was a miner. John brought his family to a farm near Dubuque, IA, where he died in 1874. Mary Raw Lockey died in Helena, MT, 1898. Children: Jane (Mrs. Crawford Bowman) of Dubuque, died 1919 in SD; Barnard, farmer who died at Spencer, IA; Richard; James T., Helena, MT; Elizabeth, died in infancy; John W., Helena, MT: Sarah E. (Mrs. Emile Brulo), Helena, MT; George W., died at Bozeman, MT; Joseph E., died at Bozeman.

Richard Lockey attended the public schools of Dubuque, IA. He was a member of the Fremont Hussars in Missouri. Campaigned through MO, AR, KY, TN, AL. Contracted malaria, was invalided in Memphis, and returned to Dubuque. Later traveled through the northwest. Richard located to Helena, MT, ca 1868; studied law & operated a store and bakery. 1881, opened a real estate, insurance and abstract of title business. At one time was one of the largest real estate owners in Helena (the ground for the State Capital was donated from one of his holdings). Organized and served as director of the Helena National Bank for 21 years (as well as being president of several companies). Held several political jobs and belonged to several fraternal organizations.

On 5 June 1870, Helena, MT, Richard married Miss Emily E. Jeffrey, a native of Ohio. She died at Palo Alto, CA, 26 Dec 1907. Two surviving children: Mary Ishbel; Richard, Jr. In 1906, Mary I. organized and established the Castilleja girls' prepatory school in Palo Alto, CA. Son, Richard, graduated from Stanford law school; attended Harvard Univ. and was a special agent and adjuster in MT, ID, and UT, for several fire insurance agencies, and was actively involved in his father's business.

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