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Title: Matt Crowley

Dates: n.d.

Collection Number: 00250

Quantity: 20 items

Abstract: Images of cattle ranching outside of Hebron, N.D.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the album from Pauline Crowley.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researcher should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17 U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection name, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections:
00032-DU-05 Carrie Beck Peterson
00193 Pauline Shoemaker
00196 Sheila Robinson
00746 Pauline Shoemaker

From the Dickinson Press, Tuesday January 25, 1955

Matt Crowley, Hebron, was buried from the Dittus Funeral Chapel, Hebron, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. H. Reifschneider officiating. Burial was made in the St. John’s cemetery.

Mr. Crowley died at his home Jan. 20. He was born at Caledonia, Minn., Feb. 21, 1874. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Jeromia Crowley. He came to North Dakota from Minnesota in 1886 to a ranch 20 miles north of Hebron and lived there until 1929 when he moved into town at Hebron.

After attending schools at Caledonia he was married to Pauline Shoemaker at Hebron in 1914. Three daughters were born to them. They are: Mrs. J. W. Bowen, Tacoma Wash.; Mrs. R. N. Cambridge, Strongsville, Ohio; and Mrs. D. N. Robinson, Cole Harbor, N.Dak. They with his wife Pauline survive him. Others who survive him are his brother Jack Crowley, Hebron; sisters Mrs. Joe Gamble, Grand Junction, Colo.; Mrs. James McVay, Salt Lake City; and Miss Genevieve Crowley, Kirkland, Wash.

Mr. Crowley was a retired rancher and cattleman. He had served as Mercer County Commissioner for seven years; and was a state representative for one term. He was a director of the National Livestock association and director for the North Dakota Stockman’s association. He was a charter member of the North Dakota Farm Bureau. His portrait is hung in the hall of fame at NDAC representing the Saddle and Sirloin Club.

Serving as pallbearers for Mr. Crowley were Carl Gilbertson, Roland Eslick, William Spiller, Oscar Heinemeyer, William Backfish, and C. M. Helfrich.


00250-01              Cowboy ready to mount and break a wild bucking bronco
00250-02              Cowboy breaking wild bucking bronco
00250-03              Cowboy thrown from a wild bucking bronco
00250-06              Cowboys rounding up range cattle at the river
00250-08              Cowboys' Kitchen, the "Chuck" Wagon
00250-09              Cowboys at Dinner on the Roundup
00250-11              Roping a steer to inspect brand
00250-12              Cutting out a beef for branding
00250-13              Branding a steer
00250-14              Inspecting a Brand
00250-15              Bulldozing a steer by twisting his neck
00250-16              Cowboys Killing a Beef for Breakfast
00250-19              A Bull Fight on the plains
00250-21              Mrs. Pauline Crowley

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