Rodney George Montrose was born in Walsingham township, Norfolk county, Ontario, Canada on the 2nd day of Dec. 1836. He received a thorough education in the various schools of that country and for a time taught school later learning the trade of a millwright. He came to Nevada in 1860 and engaging in the saw-mill business in Washoe. He entered into politics in Douglas county and was elected assessor for several terms. During the Bodie excitement he moved his sawmill to Mill canyon near this place later moving it to Lundy. When the Lundy excitement started he was one of the formost citizens and won a legion of friends. In 1884 he was elected Tax Collector and filled the position with credit to himself and to the welfare of the county. In 1898 he was elected a member of the Board of Supervisors the Lundy-Mono Lake district and was re-elected in 1900 and served as Chairman of the Board. “Old Monte” as he was familiarly called, was a jovial disposition, and with this and his sterling upright manliness won friends which time only served to endear, he raised a large family of sons and daughters. Bridgeport Chronicle Union Vol. XLVII, No. 13, Saturday Sept 26, 1908.

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