1: THE GRANDPARENTS | Elma and Peter Killorn Elma Mather, schoolmarm Peter Killorn rancher and logger | Lydia,Henna, John Sr, Marie Anna and John Jr | John Palo Sr | Lydia Pajala Palo | miner and farmer | mother of 12
2: John and Irene, Early years John at Square Butte in Woolies 1915 Irene's school picture around 1921, about the time she decided to marry the good looking cowboy working on the ranches around Wilsall. Dad posing in Woolies around 1921 and various ranch jobs from then until they married on June 28, 1925. | Irene, John's Overland
3: Dad with whiskers, car and team while working on the Swandall place after they were married. Group, Dad, Mom back left, Anna, PeteJr, and Peter Killorn back right. Dad's sisters and Mom, second from right. Ida far right.
4: Mom and Dad were married on June 28,1925 they spent their 'honeymoon' at the Livingston Roundup at which Dad competed. See above program. The fabric swatch was Mom's wedding dress. Their 50th Anniversary.
5: Dad at Wilsall 1922, Mom on left, Dad wishing for a 'silencer' Dad breaking sod Dad at hunting camp with the Taylor crew Mom Dad and Peggy at Dad's 80th Mom and Dad at Wilsall
6: Mom and Dad came to Square Butte in 1929 to work for McCartneys and teach their son the ranching business. They got $30 a month for both of them. After the depression hit, the McCartneys could not pay them their back wages, so they took land in lieu of wages. They milked cows, ran sheep and trapped in order to make a living. Junior was born April 4, 1928 in Livingston, and Dede was born October 14, 1929 in Great Falla They hauled their water from the spring we now use with a horse (see mosquito net) and buggy. The sorrel horse Dad is riding to the right was his favorite----named Fox. He cried when he got in a ditch and died. I was born June 8, 1947 and lived in the 'old house for 2 years. My bottle would freeze in my crib at night.
7: My folks were pretty excited to have me show up----or so I was always told!! I was always Dad's 'cowboy' and didn't like to do much in the house. I had a dog named Billie that guarded me from the snakes, but Junior shot her cause she got in the way hunting. I wanted to be just like my big brother, so I was always going around with my shirt undone or my chest puffed out--not too girlish!! Junior brought me the hula outfit from being in the service in Hawaii, so Mom had pictures taken. Upper left is Mom and Dad at St. Peter's Mission. The palomino is Golden Boy and I thought he was A-Okay.
9: Phil playing ball. State 1965 3rd place | Phil at Jordan on Ole Fagin | Peggy on Mint and Golden Boy | Peggy with her 4-H colt Deucie Peggy in the Miss Western Contest
11: These pictures are all around 1980. Mom got sick in 1979 and Dad spent his first time in the hospital in 1980. Mikell and Tim are on Flaxie, Lance on Gypsy, whom he broke by himself . Dad is on Skipper . Jingles is sittling with Dad. Mom and her lilacs.
14: Philip Timothy Johnson December 1, 1966 With Kim Walt in stroller at married apartments at WMC All photos at Dillon except the one with the horse (Mint)
15: Lance Coleman Johnson February 2, 1969 Tim and Lance at Dillon Then in our 'new' trailer house. Lance on Nugget