This fine portrait was taken at Samuel and Clara Blythe's "Twin Oaks Farm" in 1914. We know most of the party-goers (though the dog isn't named). It's a "who's who" of Hood River society in 1914:
Front Row (L_R): Mrs. Wm. Stewart, Mrs. Tazwell, Mrs. John Hinrichs, Correan Stranahan, Gertrude Howe.
Second Row: Mrs. G?, Nancy Wilson, Mrs. Adelia Stranahan, May Jones, Mrs. Monroe, ?, Mrs. Blythe
Back Row: ? Rand, John Hinrichs, J.E. Wickers, Newton Clark, John Wilson, S.F. Blythe, E.L. Smith
It's interesting that whenever Samuel Blythe and E.L. Smith were at a group event they are almost always in close proximity.
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You loved to have been a little mouse to hear all the tales told amongst this group.
Mrs. John Hinrichs was Eliza Ellen Sims 1845-1926
Correan Fowler Stranahan was Mrs. Albert Stranahan
Gertruded Ingalls Howe was the wife of Frederick Howe
Nancy Ann Chamberlain Wilson (1869-1961 was the wife of John Anderson Wilson
Adelia Berdan Stranahan (1838-1914 was the wife of Oscar Stranahan (if this is a 1914 photo she died soon afterwards)
Emma Jane Nation Blythe (1850-1925) born in England was the wife of Sam Blythe
The Rand man listed is probably Robert Rand
John Hinrichs (1840-1915) German born, married Eliza Sims He served in Co. C. Colorado Cavalry and Co. B 28th Illinois Infantry
Newton Clark (1838-1918) wife Mary Ann Hill Clark, born in Scotland
Newton Clark Glacier and Clark Creek named after him. H enlisted inthe 14th Wisconsin Inf. as a private and mustered out as a Lt. Credited with firing the first shot at the Battle of Corinth, from an outpost. He was also on the forming of the first school district,which was Barrett.
Samuel Finley Blythe and E. L.Smith we already pretty well know about.
Charlott on 5th April 2017 @ 4:10pm
Mr. & Mrs. John Hinrichs are my great-great grandparents. I have never seen this picture before, a big thank you to HHR for sharing. I understand the Hinrichs were living in the Frankton district at this time, up until when John Hinrichs passed away 11 months after this picture was taken.
kmb on 5th April 2017 @ 8:27pm
This the first photo I recall seeing of Newton Clark! I believe Surveyors Ridge is also named in his honor (as an early land surveyor).
Tom Kloster on 6th April 2017 @ 7:19am
I'm am not sure I have seen the name Gertrude Howe before. We have often heard of Alma Howe.
Gertrude was a member of the Ingalls family who came to Hood River with the Parkhurst Colony around 1875.
L.E. on 6th April 2017 @ 7:51am
Twin Oaks farm was located on the old State road, later the Columbia River highway, just west of the site of the town of Hood River. It is described in https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn97071110/1922-02-16/ed-1/seq-1/
Jeffrey W Bryant on 1st January 2021 @ 11:46pm
I've been able to find Blythe's land holdings on a 1900 and 1931 map. I'll share them in a post soon,
ArthurB on 2nd January 2021 @ 10:58am
The Blythe's Golden Wedding Anniversary was celebrated at Twin Oaks on May Street in the Frankton District, as reported in the Hood River Glacier, August 2, 1923 edition on page 1.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 8th July 2021 @ 6:52am