Carmichael was Andrew Lee, a native of Pennsylvania. He married Clara Ruffnes from The Dalles area.
Fletcher was John A., from Wisconsin originally having been born there in 1859. He married a Mary J. Kennedy who was from Illinois.
Much like today. Native Hood Riverites can avoid the tourist trap of downtown and do their shopping on the Heights.
Were smpw extriders the same as what we called golashes?
Charlott on 26th December 2017 @ 7:18am
The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., November 4, 1920, page 1
J.H. GILL DIES VERY SUDDENLY
The many Hood River friends of J.H. Gill, for many years a resident of the Heights, were deeply grieved and shocked last Thursday when news arrived here of his death early that morning at Sheridan, where for several months he and Mrs. Gill have been making their home with their son, Charles Gill. The shock was all the more felt because Mr. Gill had just arrived home after a visit here. While in the city he called on friends and commenced on the good health that had been his in the Sheridan district. While he had been seriously ill when living here, the Yamhill climate seemed to agree with him.
News of Mr. Gill’s death came in a telegram to W.H. Taft, Mrs. Gill’s brother, who hastened at once to Sheridan. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Portland crematorium.
Other surviving children are Verne Gill, of Bellingham, and Miss Edith Gill, a veteran United States Army nurse.
The following were in Portland for the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Peffer, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Taft and F.M. Slavens.
Jeffrey Bryant on 26th December 2017 @ 7:49am
I remember galoshes as three buckles, rubbers and overshoes but had not heard the term snow excluders, I like it .~
Kenn on 26th December 2017 @ 9:14am
Apparently "snow excluders" are what we now call gaiters.
Here's the Montgomery Ward Catalog for 1895:
Arthur on 26th December 2017 @ 9:55am
Downtown is not a tourist trap. It is very nice & bustling with activity. Unfortuately, some old timers never like change. They just need to give it a chance. I am not a native, but have lived in HR for 52 years. Times change.
Judy on 27th December 2017 @ 12:25am
Thank you Judy for standing up for downtown HR
Kenn on 27th December 2017 @ 7:15am
Times most certainly have. I shall keep my thoughts to myself on this issue....and others....bye, bye.....
Charlott on 27th December 2017 @ 9:21am
I don't know if I think of downtown Hood River as a tourist trap, but I very seldom stop there any more. When my kids were young, in the 1970's I would park downtown and we would shop at the different stores.
Yes, things have changed. It's not that I don't like change, it's that I can never find a place to park. There are several shops I would like to visit, but I never do. I just drive through downtown and head for The Heights.
L.E. on 28th December 2017 @ 10:31am
I wonder if J.H. Gill was related to J.K. Gill of Portland book store fame?
L.E. on 28th December 2017 @ 10:37am
Ample parking across from the Post Office & in back of Bette’s Restaurant.
Two parking lots.
Judy on 28th December 2017 @ 11:14am