This portrait of Frank Davenport includes a good biography on back:
Jeremiah Frank Davenport. Born June 17 1853. Dies December 27 1931. Pioneer to Hood River in 1890. Built a saw mill in upper Hood River Valley. Also first man to bring irrigation into orchards in Hood River Valley.
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He was called Frank, but his full name was Jeremiah Franklin Davenport, a native of Salt Lake City. He was married to Helen Maria Badger Remington. They had at least 11 children and as many as 15. He was in the lumber industry in the early 1900's, prior to moving to Portland. He eventually moved to Freewater, Oregon, probably that would be Milton-Freewater, where he died.
Charlott on 10th December 2019 @ 7:19am
Is he the namesake of Davenport Road in Mosier (next to the cemetery)?
Harold on 10th December 2019 @ 9:52am
I sometimes wonder why early implementers of revolutionary advances in our valley did not have their names attached to such actions, such as names of canals or roads to remember those who brought about change. 'Course, Billy Sunday managed to be remembered, but not an agricultural name. Davenport Canal would have been a good one.
nels on 10th December 2019 @ 1:19pm
It should have been "Ma" Sunday who was remembered. Billy didn't do anything here other than when he kind of whizzed through would preach a sermon at the Pine Grove Church. She was the one that kept the home fires burning and her orchard operation going.
Gladys on 11th December 2019 @ 7:07am