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Mrs. Douglas was not well and Mr. Douglas had written to the manager of the store at Bonanza asking about the opportunities in this section of the country and he had replied that the possibilities were wonderful and the climate Just "what the Doctor had ordered," and "If he any women folks, for _________;s to come on over and bring them."
Morrell Wyman was a young man who had come into this
Headquarters for the
Although Morrell Wyman had been connected with big cattle interests, he felt that the man who did not have a big outfit, was entitled to his place in this section and refused to carry out all the instructions of his employers and others of the others of the larger cattle concerns.
However, during this troubulous time, he evidently had time for romance. Somefhere, he had met Mary Douglas, and decided it was time for him to take unto himself a wife. On July 4, 1891, Morrell Wyman and Mary Douglas were married at the Bay State Ranch, by O. E. Gebhart.
For two years the Wymans continued to live at the
After leaving the Bay State Co., Morrell Wyman became associated with the Bar X Bar Cattle Company, where the Johnson County Raid took place and because of the private views of Morrell Wyman regarding the relations of the big outfits and the homesteaders, he was in perilous position and Mrs. Wyman was greatly relieved when he decided to go into business for himself and take up land and establish their own home.
When the Wymans decided to establish their own ranch and stock business, the place where now lives was taken as a homestead and other lands about them were bought and all in all Morrell Wyman and Mary Douglas-Wyman through years of hardships and pleasures became one of the substantial and prosperous families of the Big Horn Basin. The Wyman ranch is just out of the town of
Anne Laurie Wyman was born, Nov. 11, 1898 and Charles Edward Wyman was born Sep. 6, 1900 at the home on the Nowood.
Morr ell Wyman passed away in 1932 at the ranch home and the daughter Mary Victoria who was Mrs. Keeler died in 1936, leaving a family. Mrs. Wyman has two granddaughters who make their home with her.
Another daughter, Maude Helen Wyman-Helmer passed away in 1937.
Mary Douglas-Wyman has endured many heartaches during the fifty-five years she has spent on the homestead but is still carrying on.
Many of the
Mrs. Wyman has many of her family about her. Chas. E. Wyman and family live on the original home place and others on adjoining ranches later acquired. She has nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
SOURCE: Newspaper clipping in Edna Greets scrapbook in possession of George Greet in 2012.