A biography and family portrait of Elezeor DeMers, Montana pioneer, are included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 888 & 889.
Elzeor, born Sep 1869, was the son of Alexander DeMers.
He was educated in Quebec and first came to Montana in 1882. Subsequently, he traveled throughout the US and in 1888 settled on land near the present site of Eureka, MT. At the time, there were only 16 white men and one woman in the valley.
At Columbia Falls, MT, ca 1899, Elzeor married Miss Amine Dewey, who was born in Iowa, Jun 1877.They had two children, Lela and Albert.In 1919, Elzeor spent a year in California with the children to give them the educational opportunities of Los Angeles.They completed their schooling in Eureka, MT.Amine died in Apr 1917.
Elzeor spent his life in stock raising and ranching and acquired about 1,200 acres, including the site on which Eureka was built.He was appointed one of the first commissioners of Lincoln county, MT. Elzeor traveled extensively through the US, Canada, and Mexico.