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Family Group Record: Robert Lee Biffle and Henrietta Self

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen e-mail adress
Researching this family: Lee Spangler

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   Robert Lee Biffle  
   Born: January 18, 1871 Place: Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
   Married: April 27, 1893 Place: Johnson County, Texas
   Died: November 15, 1935 Place: Glendale, Los Angeles County, California; he and his wife were killed instantly when a train crashed into their car in Glendale, California, where they were visting family. He and his wife are buried in Bonnievale Cemetery, Baker, Fallon County, Montana. Copy of the Permit for Removal and Burial from California is in the files of Janet M. Roseen.
   Parents: Wilson S. Biffle and Martha E. Parish
  Robert was connected with the prison at Deer Lodge, Montana, and carried a pearl-handled six-shooter.

   Henrietta Self   
   Born: November 1876 Place: Texas
   Died: November 15, 1935 Place: Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
   Parents: William Self and Minerva ?


1 Laura A. Biffle
Sex Born: January 8, 1894 Place: Texas
  F Married: ca. 1912; Robert Baugh Place:
   Died: February 1973 Place: Washington
  She lived in Spokane Washington in 1930; Tacoma, Washington, in the late 1940s.

2 Charlotte Biffle (Lottie)
Sex Born: July 7, 1895 Place: Durant, Oklahoma (Indian Territory)
  F Married: 1917; Bernard Martin Spangler Place: Plevna, Montana
   Died: May 1977 Place: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  She grew up in Durant, Oklahoma, and graduated from "Normal" School in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and later moved to Montana where she met her husband around 1919. They later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Charlotte taught in the public school system.

3 Marion L. Biffle
Sex Born: November 1897 Place: Montana
M   Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

4 Inez I. Biffle
Sex Born: February 5, 1899 Place: Montana
  F Married: ca. 1916; Roy G. Wheeler Place: Montana
   Died: February 23, 1990 Place: Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington
  In the late 1940s, she lived in Ferndale, Washington

5 Chauncey Park Biffle
Sex Born: April 7, 1900 Place: Carter County, Montana
  M Married: Josephine G. Howell, June 2, 1922 Place: Baker, Fallon County, Montana
   Died: June 13, 1989 Place: Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

6 James Wilson Biffle
Sex Born: March 20, 1904 Place: South Dakota
  M Married: January 23, 1927, Lydian Hythecker Place: Fallon County, Montana
   Died: July 1985 Place: Baker, Fallon County, Montana (last benefit went to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio)

7 Chester A. Biffle
Sex Born: January 20, 1906 Place: South Dakota
  M Married: ca. 1927; Edna Place:
   Died: February 1983 Place: Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Ekalaka Pct, Custer County, Montana, T623-910, p. 158
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Harding County, South Dakota, T624-1481, p. 189
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Fallon County, Montana, T625-970, p. 9A, E.D. 56
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Fallon County, Montana, T626-1255, pg. 5B, E.D. 10
    1930 U.S. Census, Minot, North Dakota, T626-1744, p. 7B; Chester is a lodger, listed as married

Article: Helena Daily Independent, Saturday, November 14, 1935
R.L. Biffle, 64, and his wife, Henrietta, 58, of Baker, Mont., were killed when a Southern Pacific passenger train struck their automotile at a Glendale crossing.
Baker, Mont., Nov. 15. R.L. Biffle, 63, and his wife, 57, killed today in an automobile accident at Glendale, Calif., were residents of Fallon county many years and were well known throughout eastern Montana. Biffle formerly was a cowboy and rancher and later was under-sheriff for 10 years. For the last three years the couple managed a restaurant and lunch room here. They are survivied by three daughters. They left Baker by automobile in later October on a vacation and sightseeing tour, and had planned to visit Biffle's brother at San Diego, Calif. Arrangement were being made for their burial in Baker.
NOTE: They would have been survived by sons, also.

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