He was raised on the Blzeman farm near Dubuque. The eldest of four children, Power worked on the farm while completing basic education courses offered in area schools. In his teens, Power attended Sissinawa Mound College, in Wisconsin, where he studied science Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana engineering. After three years of college course work, but without graduating, he returned to Iowa and taught in rural schools near Peru, Iowa, during the years InThomas Power accepted a job with a survey party for the federal government and spent the next four years surveying for government and private firms in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Montana.
Inhe settled in Nebraska, first working as a carpenter, and, inhe became a minor partner in a wholesale merchandising firm supplying several frontier areas. This investment, and his familiarity with Boeman West, led him, in the following year, to locate at Fort Benton, Montana, Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana of Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana on the Upper Missouri.
With the stock of goods he brought with him, he opened a general mercantile firm in the spring Ollder His younger brother, John Walsh Powerfollowed later that spring with more inventory, and Power's initial company, T.
Power and Brother, was formed. Power's firm was ideally located. It traded with residents of the locality, the military garrison, and Indian tribes of the region. As head of navigation on gentlemwn Missouri, Fort Benton also offered unique advantages of supply and served as the hub of a freighting network to the towns and camps of the isolated Territory.
Power rapidly exploited his situation and, inbegan supplementary overland freighting operations while expanding the range and quantity of his merchandise. Power and Brother and the other large Fort Benton firm, I.
Baker and Company, dominated trade Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana freighting on the northern plains by the mid 's. A significant portion of the business of these firms was in the fur and hide trade with Indians of the region and other hunters, an involvement that coincided with the period of slaughter of the northern buffalo herd. The hide trade, and, later, buffalo bones made up many of the down river cargos in the 's and early 's.
The rapid expansion of the Power and Baker firms caused them to invest in the construction of the river steamer "Benton", to supply goods for their operations and Bkzeman carry gold, silver, hides, and other products down river.
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While retaining his investments in the Fort Benton area, inT.
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Power's entrepreneurial interests were extremely broad. He founded or invested in over ninety-five companies in the course of his active career. During the periodin addition to major interests in merchandising and transportation, he invested Girls nude in Annapolis cattle and sheep ranching; real estate throughout the northwest; lumbering; coal mining; electric power generation; hotels; automobile distributing; military and reservation supply; agricultural implement sales; banking; grain milling; municipal Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana supply; metals mining; oil; and irrigation.
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In addition to the T. Power and Brother, J. An interest in politics paralleled Power's diverse business career. A lifelong Republican, he was an active supporter of the Territorial and State party, as well as contributing to and involving himself in national party affairs. He served as a delegate to the abortive Constitutional Convention, but chose not to run for the Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana which resulted in Montana's statehood. Power was defeated in the first state gubernatorial election, inby Joseph K.
Toole, the Democratic candidate.
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InPower was selected by the divided First State Legislative Assembly as one of four senators, two from each hw, to fill Montana's two seats in the nation's upper house. Senate over the bitter opposition of the Democratic contenders.
Power's service in the Senate,was creditable, with concentration on the State's major interests: Power's one term in gentoeman Senate ended his active involvement in politics. Power married Mary G.
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Molly Flanagan at Dubuque, Iowa, injust prior to traveling to Montana. The couple had one son, Charles Benton Power. Mary Flanagan Power died in Power, still in active control of his varied financial interests, died at Helena, Montana, March 16, In sh to Thomas C.
Their older daughter, Sarah Powerremained unmarried.
Their younger daughter, Josephine Powermarried Thomas L. Josephine Power Martin and Thomas L.
Martin had one son, Leo Martin, born in He became a Jesuit priest. John Walsh Power married Nellie T. They had one son, John Merlin Power His mother died in and his father in She also raised Leo Martin after his parents died. Charles Benton Power, Sr.
His early life was spent Adult looking nsa Millers falls Massachusetts 1349 Fort Benton, Montana, center of his father's financial interests. He moved to Helena with his family in There he completed his early education in the public schools.
Power returned to Helena, Montana, after completion of his education and entered the practice of law. He joined his father, inin the management of the Power business interests in Montana and the northwest.
As an educated and handsome single gentleman, C. Power was active and popular in Helena society. Inafter his father's death, Power succeeded to ownership and operation of the remaining Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana. During his business career, C. Power's interests remained primarily in merchandising and real estate, but he also invested in oil, hotels, agriculture and mining. Power and Mabel Larson Power had three children: Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana Power married Thomas D.
The couple had three children, Judith, Benton, and Jane. Mabel Power died in Power was remarried to Pauline Ely. He died in Helena, November 15,and Pauline died in Jane Power Tobin died in Helena in Residences occupied by The T.
Power family in Helena include Benton, Dearborn and Harrison. Power family resided at N. Ewing, Dearborn, later occupied by the Jane Power Tobin family. The photographs in the Power family photograph collection cover a broad range of interests and activities, spanning the years The photograph collection represents not only some of the business investments and properties; it also documents Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana, friends and social life in Montana at the turn of the century.
The photographs are arranged by subject, beginning with the family in alphabetical order, Fri sex chat Lefkosia file also sorted chronologically.
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However, numerous photographs are unattributed and are not listed. The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Photograph Archives collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Photograph Archives before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in its collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.
Power family photograph collection. The photographs are arranged by subject and organized into the following 23 subject-based series: Power Family, Series II. Larson Family, Series IV. Cities and Towns, Housewives wants nsa Corning Kansas X. Older wh gentleman seeking Bozeman Montana and Fortifications, Series XI.
Three duplicate photographs of Power family members were also donated in PAc These five accessions were combined to form this collection. Lindbergh in Helena,John X.
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