man Michael Tracy ROONEY‏‎, son of Patrick ROONEY and Elenor TRACY‏.
Born ‎2 Aug 1845 Wakefield Twsp, Quebec, Canada, died ‎1922 Hobson, Judith Basin, Montana, USA‎, 76 or 77 years
Michael T Rooney (aka Black Mike) built the first permanent building in Billings, Montana . He was the first of the three brother to go to Montana. They first settled in Miles City, then moved to Billings, then Judith Basin. He was a contractor in freighting and ditching, and there's a big Rooney ditch above Utica, irrigating land on the south bench.

His Montana death index says he died in 1923, while his gravestone says is was 1922.

Married ‎1875 Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN (10 or 11 years married) to:

woman Catherine Sophia DARCY‏‎
Born ‎1844 Ireland, died ‎15 May 1886 Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN‎, 41 or 42 years
Kate was injured in an accident and returned to Minnesota, leaving her two children in Montana, and died after a lengthy illness.

Children:

1.
man Francis John Patrick ROONEY‏
Born ‎28 Oct 1877 Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN, died ‎26 Aug 1953 Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, USA‎, 75 years, buried ‎31 Aug 1953 Lewistown, Fergus Co, Montana
Gertrude L; Hobson hist.
CEN:1880 US-MN, age 2
From MN to MT when about 6 yr old
Eileen, adopted

1916, he and Tom in horse-drawn wagon hit by train; Tom killed; Frank had damaged arm that never mended properly

Anaconda STANDARD: D: age 76; 28 Aug. rosary at Kendrick Funeral Chapel, Anaconda; funeral 31 Aug at St.Leo Cath.Church in Lewistown (Creel Funeral Home)
2.
woman Mary Agatha ROONEY‏
Born ‎24 Jan 1879 Sauk Centre, Stearns Co, MN, died ‎20 May 1965 Burlingame, San Mateo, California, USA‎, 86 years, buried ‎24 May 1965 San Bruno, San Mateo, California