This is identified as "Cram Birthday Party, August 6th 1906." Frank Cram (#15) owned Cram's clothing store on Oak Street. I'm amazed the photographer was able to get so many little girls to pose so well. Maybe he added something to the punch?
I'll share the names as I'm sure there are some descendants out there who will enjoy seeing great-Grandma as a little girl:
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Can you imagine how long it took to open birthday gifts...Wow....
The only one I know much about is Ella McDonald. Her family came down from
Biggs, Oregon where her father, Dixon McDonald was a close business associate and friend of my great-grandfather. The families always remained close. Not certain, but think # 26 Ethel McDonald was probably her sister.
Charlott on 8th May 2015 @ 7:05am
Mary Bartmess Kramer your ancestors must have landed in Hood River when Jesus was in about the 2nd grade. Tell us about Marie Bartmess.
Buzz on 8th May 2015 @ 9:09am
I think the photographer forgot to say "Cheese". They all look pretty serious.
Ellen on 8th May 2015 @ 9:54am
As does the dog ... )
Steve r on 8th May 2015 @ 12:24pm
So much ironing and then tying of bows! How pretty they all look! Homemade ice cream?
Jill on 8th May 2015 @ 4:55pm
Marie Bartmess was my grandfathers youngest sister. She married Bill Marshall and her son Ned Marshall still lives in the valley.
mary bartmess kramer on 8th May 2015 @ 11:21pm
#18 is Ned's mom? I'll have to make sure he sees this one.
Check out the phonograph behind #8, back row.
Arthur on 8th May 2015 @ 11:44pm
A few bio details: Frank Cram was mayor of the Dalles before moving to Hood River to open his store. Grandmother Cram and her husband were in Texas when the Civil War broke out. To escape conscription they entered Mexico. They traveled by mule for 7 months to reach the coast, where they took a boat to San Francisco.
Arthur on 8th May 2015 @ 11:55pm
The twin girls at the bottom of the page caught my eye. Florence and Frances Moe.
Born August 11, 1901, Florence passed away in 1918.
She drowned in the Columbia in September of 1918 while swimming with her sister and friends.
December of 1922, Frances married Oral Edwin Palmateer and moved to the Salem area.
In 1916, A.D. Moe was editor of the HR Glacier. He turned it over to his sons Ron and Mark in 1931.
Today, Glacier Ranch of Odell is owned by the Moe family. It has been passed down through the family from Arthur Moe who founded the ranch in 1905.
A. D. Moe was president of the HR First National Bank in 1917.
Their brother Roger Moe was publisher and editor of the Mosier Bulletin.
Their cousin Edna Clapp married Charles Stranahan. Their is a possibility that is the girl whose lap Frances and Florence are sitting on. She would have been 12 years old in 1906.
L.E. on 9th May 2015 @ 8:00pm
An amazing photograph.....how to keep this many folk still and got the dog to drink the punch also?...wow. missed the phonograph..... nice dog. sure glad some smart person identified the people. Mary, your HR roots still amaze me. a classic "sunday best" picture even though it is a birthday party.
Arlen Sheldrake on 11th May 2015 @ 10:11am
I am the granddaughter of # 12 Dorothy Cram. I just found this photo while searching the internet for family information. I am always excited to find something new, and this is really a photo to be excited about.
I am sending a family history to a cousin who lost everything in a fire a few years ago. I expect that he will be very happy to have this photo as well.
Thank you for posting!
Molly Monroe Boggs, granddaughter of Dorothy Cram Monroe
Molly Monroe Boggs on 12th January 2016 @ 3:45pm
I am the granddaughter of Frances Moe. How surprised was I to see a photo of her as a young girl.
She really didn't change that much even into her 80's. It was charming to see her and her identical twin Florence. She said that it was nice to be a twin, but she said that often they could hear people from their homes say "here comes the twins" when they walked down the street. Thanks for sharing this with the world.
Diane Creel on 13th July 2016 @ 2:19pm