Richard R. Horner (ca.1858-1943) in his jewelry shop, Townsend, Montana, May 1940. The three customers are unidentified.
Ohio native Richard Ralph Horner came to Montana in 1904, and opened his jewelry store on Broadway in Townsend. It was a modest wooden frame building with a false front, located just west of the building that today houses the Sweet Briar Bistro. The site of the jewelry store is now in Massa Park.
Several different dates for Mr. Horner's birth are found in census and other records, but his grave marker in Helena's Forestvale Cemetery says 1858. He sold the jewelry store and lot in 1942, and died in Townsend in 1943. He was survived by nine children. Mr. Horner is buried
in Forestvale Cemetery in Helena.