Here's Conrad (Buddy) Jacobson. I'm guessing this pony was brought in for his birthday party. Notes say he is the son of Ellen (Nellie) Blowers.
I don't see much about Buddy in our records. There was a Conrad Jacobson in the Barrett School 9th grade class of 1910.
I wonder if in fact he was a child of Ellen Blowers. She was married to Amby Blowers and had children: Laurence,Laura, Aubrey, Minnie and Edith.
Looks like an awfully happy little Range Rider...
Charlott on 12th May 2017 @ 7:07am
What an awesome saddle. It even has a holster for his gun.
And those chaps! He's a really cowboy for sure.
Kathie A. on 12th May 2017 @ 8:23am
I researched Ellen Blowers for the History Museum Cemetery Tales - I would anticipate this is Ellen's grandson, based on Ellen's age and date of death.
Kate Dougherty on 12th May 2017 @ 10:17am
According to census and ancestry records, Conrad was the son of Mary and Carl Jacobsen. Born 1896.
He married Ellen Blowers in 1918.
In the 1920 census, he is married to Ellen Jacobsen and living with his in-laws Lawrence and Bertha Blowers.
They moved to Casper, Wyoming. Ellen passed away in 1936 and Conrad in 1967.
L.E. on 12th May 2017 @ 2:52pm
Don't ever call me "Nellie".
Ellen on 12th May 2017 @ 6:06pm
Conrad Blowers Jacobson was born 25 May 1926 to Conrad Jacobson (1895 - 1967) and Ellen Blowers (1895 - 1936). (See History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1987, pages 201, 202, & 225)
Jeffrey Bryant on 12th May 2017 @ 8:22pm
Ellen Blowers was a daughter of Laurence Blowers (1868 - 1932) and Bertha Mifflin. Laurence was a son of Captain Amby Slilas Blowers and Ellen Lavina Damon.
Jeffrey Bryant on 12th May 2017 @ 8:55pm
Thanks all for sorting this out. This is what happens when families keep recycling the same names. It reminds me of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" where every generation is the same names but in a slightly different order.
Arthur on 13th May 2017 @ 6:23pm
Ellen, my grandmother Nellie Davenport (married to Emory, and daughter-in-law to Frank Davenport) actually chose "Nellie" for her first name. She originally had been named "Nanny" by her parents, but the other kids would say, "oh.. there's little nanny goat!" so she changed it to Nellie. Probably better than "Nanny..."
Jerry Larsen on 14th May 2017 @ 1:56pm
Jerry, My grandmother, whose name was Ellen,was called Nellie and another ancestor Ellen was also called Nellie. As a teenager, when I saw that on her plinth I said "Don't ever call me Nellie". Ellen was a common Irish name around the turn of the 20th century and "Nellie" was the common nickname. Always wondered how that got started...someone being funny and pronouncing Ellen backwards?
Ellen on 15th May 2017 @ 6:35pm