T. MOUAT, HARDIN'S FIRST MAYOR, IS VICTIM OF ILLNESS. Pioneer Operated First Meat Store in Tent
Hardin, Feb 17--Thomas H. Mouat, 83, who died this week, had been a resident of Montana since 1900. Funeral services which were conducted by the Rev. Gordon Winsor, were well attended. Burial was in Hardin Cemetery.
Mr. Mouat was born in Harmony, Wisconsin, resided as a boy in St. Paul, Minnesota, and as a young man in North Dakota. He engaged in stock raising and during the Boer War took several shipments of horses to England.
Entering Montana, he continued raising stock and in 1907, when the first city lots were sold in Hardin, Mr. Mouat and Mr. Clifford of Crow Agency, bought land and opened a butcher shop in a tent. When Hardin was incorporated in 1911, Mr. Mouat was elected as its first mayor. He served until 1913.
His wife, the former Grace Gibson, died in 1938. Surviving are a son Frank, and a daughter, Grace, both of Janesville, Wisconsin.