Mary Frances Garrigus was born at Stillwater, Mont., on August 22, 1891 to William Brewer Garrigus and Margaret Elizabeth Gasia Garrigus. The family moved to Billings sometime prior to 1910 where Frances graduated from high school in 1912. She studied at the University of Montana during the academic year 1914-1915. In June 1918, she was one of three women to graduate from the law school at the university. By the September 1918 she was working as an instructor at the Carbon County High School in Red Lodge. During the influenza outbreak Frances served as a volunteer nurse at the emergency hospital. She contracted the disease while there and died of pneumonia on November 30, 1918.
From the description of M. Frances Garrigus Papers, 1914-1918. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 780438494