CHARLES F. CADY FAMILY Charles F. Cady was born in Troupsburg, New York [Steuben Co.] December 11, 1836, the tenth child of Hollis and Aurilla (Grinolds) Cady. When 17 years of age he accompa- nied his father to Winsonsin. His father soon returned to New York, but son Charles never returned to his native state. At age 26 he was married to Orril Styles in Wisconsin. Soon after their first child Burr E. Cady was born Sept. 30, 1862 the family moved to Minnesota. Their second child Ella M. Cady was born March 6, 1864 at Rochester, Minnesota and after her arrival they contin- used their way west by ox team. They traveled south to strkie the Oregon trail where they joined hundreds of other outfits which were being escorted by a company of soldiers as a protection from Indians. They passed through Cheyenne, Wyoming and into Utah, then north to Virginia City, Montana and Alder Gulch where the gold fever was running wild. When they reached Virginia City they were driving an ox and a cow hitched to their wagon as they had lost one of the oxen enroute. They could not get another ox and did not dare let the wagon train proceed without them. They did not stay long at Alder Gulch, Montana but soon moved to Whitehall where they ran a state station for a while and it was there Charles L. Cady was born Oct. 16, 1865. They were just getting a good start when wife Orrill's brother was drowned back in Minne- sota where her folks had since located. She was so homesick and anxious to see them they decided to return to Minnesota. The dad couldn't leave until he had settled his business affairs, so Orril and the three small children made the trip by themselves. They went by stage to Fort Benton, MT then by boat to St. Louis going down the Missouri, then up the Mississippi to St. Cloud, Minnesota and from there to her parents' home at Sauk Center by stage coach. It was a long hard trip for the young mother scarcely more than a girl herself. Charles F. Cady returned to Minnesota that fall and they rented a place near Sauk Center. There Mont Cady was born June 22, 1869. The next winter they took up a homestead near there, four miles west of Sauk Center. At this place three more boys were born; Theodore Cady Jan. 9, 1872, Frank L. Cady Nov. 11, 1875, and Albert M. (Bert) Cady July 14, 1878. While there C.F. Cady freighted to Calgary, Winnepeg, and Fort Gary in Canada. C.F. Cady and his sons Burr and Charles who was 11 years old freighted to Deadwood, South Dakota. They had many thrilling experiences with the Sioux Indians who, under Chief Sitting Bull were on the warpath most of the time those days. The summer of 1880 the family moved to Glendive, Montana where they contracted roadbed for the rail- road in the summer and cut ties and piling in the winter. The next summer 1881 they again did railroad work and it was the following winter when they reached Rosebud, Montana that my mother Clara Cady was born in a tent in a construction camp Feb. 7, 1882. In the spring of 1882 they moved to Elton, Montana just east of Livingston. C.F. Cady had a contract on the railroad grade from Springdale to a point five miles west, including the grade below Bartlett Creek. While working at Elton he secured a good farm on which were two fine springs of water, well known for miles around as Antelope Springs. Here he built a house and established a permanent home where he lived out the rest of his life. In the fall of 1882 he had a grading contract on the railroad from old Fort Ellis through Bozeman. In 1883 he had the grading work on the Yellowstone Park branch line south of Livingston. He returned home to Montana, bringing back with him four railcar loads of cattle. That winter he had a contract hauling oats from Junction City to Fort Custer, both places located in eastern Montana. Burr Cady died at Elton June 30, 1886 and is buried in Livingston. That winter C.F. Cady had a contract hauling flour from Junction City to the Crow agency on the Crow Indian Reservation. The next summer July 1, 1887 Orril Cady, the youngest of the Cady children was born. In 1888 C.F. Cady had a contract to work on the Cokedale branch of the Northern Pacific, having pur- chased some new equipment. His last railroad grade was in 1889 on the Jefferson River section of the Gallatin and Butte branch of the Northern Pacific. After this most of his work was on ditches, street work and excavations in or near Livingston. The excavation for the original courthouse in Livingston was one of his jobs. Grandpa Cady's last years were spent on his farm at Elton where he raised cattle and horses. He died in his buggy on his way from Livingston to his ranch July 23, 1903. Grandma Cady died Feb. 6, 1908. Both are buried in Livingston's Mountain View Cemetery. By Morris Cady Glenn.
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