Here's the 1919 football team at Hood River High School. Earl Fleischman is the coach. The team is identified as:
Standing (l-r): Julius Johnson, John Carson, Loyd "Beans" Blowers, ? Gordon.
Kneeling (l-r): Glen Lane, Ross Collie, Wamsley, Ray Slavens, Paul Reed, T. Scott, ? Davenport
Check out those goal posts. I'll bet they were knocked down every game.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Lloyd Beans Blowers???
Did the main entrance of this school face north onto May Street?
L.E. on 8th September 2015 @ 8:33am
Julius Johnson was the son of Thomas Johnson, who was the county sheriff at the time. Julius later resided in Clackamas.
Loyd Blowers was the son of Lawrence and Betha (Mifflin) Blowers. Eventually moved to San Mateo, California where he was the operator of an oil station.
John Carson was the son of Joseph K. and Sallie Carson, who was in retail grocery. Young John later worked for Richfield Oil and was a fuel oil distributor.
Glen Lane was the son of Albert and Lydia Lane. He never got from from his Hood River roots, living in White Salem where he was a truck driver for Union Oil.
Ross Collie was the son of Windfield and Genevieve Collie. His father had been a doctor back east, gave it up, came to Hood River, where Ross grew up on the family ranch, just south of Panorama Point. After college Ross worked a field man for a number of years in Hood River.
Charlott on 8th September 2015 @ 8:44am
It is likely the incomplete names were: Claud Gordon, Franklin Davenport, and Normal Wasley (not Wamsley)
Jeffrey Bryant on 8th September 2015 @ 6:05pm
The main entrance to the school, as I understand it, was on the North side. Right above the football field.
Judy on 8th September 2015 @ 7:28pm
Jeffrey Bryant on 8th September 2015 @ 8:27pm
North end of Gibson field
LMH on 8th September 2015 @ 9:04pm
Question: Why was it named Gibson????
Charlott on 9th September 2015 @ 7:01am
Hood River Glacier, December 21, 1916
"The student body of the high school has voted to call the new athletic field, recently acquired by the city school district, Gibson Field, in honor of Prof. L. B. Gibson, formerly principal of the high school, now county superintendent. The new athletic field, comprising an entire city block just south of the high school building, will be prepared for all athletic events next spring. Bleachers will be built. Shower baths have been provided in the gymnasium of the new high school annex."
For a number of years the school district proposed to voters that the school district to acquire the second half of the block on which the high school was located. Voters, with their eyes on their wallets, were reluctant to spend money for anything they considered frivolous. School district officials in a concerted effort convinced voters to approved (188-172) a bond for construction of a grade school and a new annex to the high school in May, 1916. The purchase of the half block was included in the bond.
LMH on 9th September 2015 @ 7:31am
Norman F. Wasley lived on 12th St. with his parents, John and Emma Wasley. They had come to Hood River from Pualllup. He later became a furniture refinisher in a furniture factory and later was an insurance salesman.
Ray A. Slaven was the son of Francis and Catherine Slaven. Went to Spokane where he became an engineer in an oil company. He died in Seattle in 1996.
Paul Reed lived with his mother Lucy and apparently worked to help support the family by working on farms and did some janitorial service. He later worked as a salesman at a service station. He was married, but him and his wife Mildred divorced in 1940.
Davenport's father was the manager of the lumber company in Hood River.
Charlott on 10th September 2015 @ 7:08am
Frank's grandfather was the original "Frank" - Jeremiah Franklin Davenport, the lumberman, who brought irrigation water into the lower Hood River valley. People used to call them Old Frank, Young Frank and Little Frank - although he doesn't appear to be so "little" in this football picture. He spent summers working in one or the other of his grandfather's mill, and was probably solid as a rock.
Jerry on 16th September 2015 @ 6:56am
I'm assuming T. Scott is Tom Scott, son of R.E. Scott, who joined his father in the insurance business.
Jeanie Senior on 17th September 2015 @ 10:10pm
In my copy of the 1919 HR Mascot I do not find anyone by the name of Gordon. I do however find Claude Gorton who was a Junior in the High School at that time.
There is no Wamsley found in my copies of 1918 or 1919 HR Mascot, but there is a Mid-Year Freshman recorded in my 1918 copy, of a Norman Wasley. The T. Scott was Thomas Scott a Junior and the Davenport mentioned is most likely Franklin Davenport a Sophomore in the school, tho there was also Edward Davenport listed as a Freshman. Under the Freshman notes it was said they hadn't any real athletes, so this leads me to think the footballer was Franklin Davenport the Sophomore.
Lesa on 12th March 2016 @ 2:39pm