I recently received an obit. on James Jay Brookins. New info.on him.James Jay Brookins b. 28 Oct. 1888 in Newark Valley,Tioga Co.,NY.He came to Montana from New York and married Lulu May Frazier in 1915.He owned and operated a ranch in eastern Montana for 18 yrs.and then moved to the Bitter Root Valley and operated a stock ranch for 11 yrs.In 1948, he moved to Missoula and retired. James J. Brookins d. 18 Mar. 1968 Survived by his wife, a son,Richard James of Porterville,CA. a dau.,Mrs. Wilma Reed of Victor.