This rather distinguished looking woman is identified as, "Margaret Roberts Fabric, now living in Medford July 21-51." I see newspaper references to her in Medford through the 1930s, so perhaps her ties to Hood River are earlier than that. Can anyone fill us in?
The Hood River Glacier, April 20, 1905, page 2
Fabrick - Reid
Saturday evening, April 15, 1905, Glen Fabric, was united in marriage with Mrs. Margaret Reid at the residence of Rev. J. L. Hershner. The bride has been for a number of years a popular teacher in the Park street school, and also prominent as a worker in church and lodge circles. The groom has also been a teacher in the public schools but at present is the proprietor of the Paradise laundry.
Mr. and Mrs. Fabrick will reside on their property on the hill near the residence of John Donahue.
She had previously been married to J. H. Reid. The Fabrick's moved to Seaside in October 1907. By 1910 they were in Medford, where she died in 1957. I believe her father was Charles George Roberts, who purchased land in what became Hood River County in 1892.
Jeffrey Bryant on 18th May 2018 @ 5:58pm
Now that we know who Margaret Roberts Reid Fabrick was (thanks to Jeffrey), any guesses as to what year the photo above was taken?
Arthur - when you post some of these more mysterious pictures, do you have any information on the source of the photos? Can and do you share this when you know it? Or do you just have a big pile of pictures to scan, with no information on where they came from?
kmb on 18th May 2018 @ 7:12pm
I would like to talk to someone about bringing some artifacts and doing a presentation at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living.
Victoria Cauldwell on 19th May 2018 @ 8:22am
kmb, many of these “mystery” photos come with little or no context. If we’re lucky we have some notes on the back. I’ve become pretty good at recognizing the handwriting of some of the people who left us notes so I sometimes have an opinion of how accurate the note might be. Usually I have some context from on where in the collection the image was stored. For example, if it’s in the Samuel Blythe collection that's an important clue, but frequently it’s just in a folder marked “transportation”.
In this case the notes appear to be from a family member, and the image was in the miscellaneous alphabetic biography files, so most likely it was donated by a family member long ago.
We try hard to record much more information on new acquisitions, but I am sure someone in the future will wish we left more clues.
ArthurB on 19th May 2018 @ 6:15pm
In the 1900 census, a Glen Fabrick is a school teacher in Timber Valley, Klickitat County.
In 1904 Glen Fabric is listed as a bookkeeper in the Hood River city directory.
In the 1910 census, Glen Fabrick is listed in Medford, OR as a laundryman. His wife Margaret is 33 years old. She was born in California, her parents were born in Scotland. There are four children living with them. Margaret and Charles Reid and Glen and Catherine Fabrick.
Glen passed away in 1932. Margaret in 1957.
A Glen Fabrick is listed in the 1924 Medford High School Year Book as a senior, playing quarterback on the football team.
L.E. on 19th May 2018 @ 10:38pm