It's a good bet this is an interior view of the Hood River High School building we saw yesterday. We know several of the students in this 1922 chemistry class. Those identified are: Agnes Chipping, M.K. Scott, Margaret Pierson, Wendell Keck, Paul Kirk, Harry Tomlinson, Louis Eastman, Wilmuth Gibson,Reese Hawthorne, Walter Isenberg, George Frey, Floyd Dixon, Leonard Thompson, Dick Ford, Bob Wilbur, and Ed Volstorff.
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At this point I can only tell about Margaret Pierson.. She is the third girl from the left of the picture. She would become the wife of Eino E. Annala, who was an orchardist and did a lot of writing. Many of his little poetry items used to appear in the Hood River News. She was the sister of Danny Pierson of the Oak Grove area.
Charlott on 21st December 2011 @ 7:43am
Some of these students, such as Bob Wilbur, have had fathers return recently from the WWI, or "The Great War" as we learned in a previous photo.
Some have lost family members in the flu epidemic of 1918.
Bob Wilbur's father was a HR attorney and served as state senator.
l.e. on 21st December 2011 @ 7:55am
I would imagine this George Frey is the same one that became County Engineer/Surveyor and did a number of surveys in the County in the early to mid 1960's.
spinsur on 21st December 2011 @ 8:42am
I also thought that George Frey was the county surveyor, but upon looking at things I think he was too old to be in this photo. Could be wrong as I certain have been before.
Wonder if the crock was for pickles or draining out some chemistry experiment?
Dresses are getting shorter aren't they?
Can we somewhat assume that the man in the back with the moustache might be the teacher?
Love the H on the letterman sweater, as I have one of those hanging in my closet, though a button one. One of my prized possession of my late husbands.
Charlott on 21st December 2011 @ 5:24pm
The Mascot shows that everyone in the photo belongs to the Class of 1924. From the size of the graduating class (74) compared to the Class of 1922 (36) and 1923 (34), it appears that 1924 may have been the first year of consolidated High School. Does anyone know when the Odell and Parkdale High Schools closed?
Other graduating Class of 1924 members not listed above include:
George Corwin, Ethel Samuels, Helen McCauley, John Mohr, Kathleen Carlos, Roscoe Anderson, Aileen Johnson, Rena Barney, Hattie Hackett, Glen Green, Alice Carson, Genevra Nickelsen, Irene Bower, Onalee Turnbull, Jessie Sletton, Cora Miller, Stanley Wach, Frances Zolls, Laura Peterson, Dorothy Doane, Hazel Gilman, Kingsley Roberts, Audrey Young, Charles Taft, Esther Osburn, Leona Finch, Glen Hughes, Hattie Howard, Elva Merrill, Hal Wittenberg, Alverta Mills, Cecile Mowers, Elizabeth Thompson, Norma Larson, Bernice Bennett, Elwin House, Heino Hukari, Irma Miller, Gertrude Goin, Clarence Buffam, Dorothy Davenport, Anna Palmer, Francis Sandman, Esther Hutson, Zoe Scobee, Paul Tomkins, Mildred Benson, Margaret Davenport, Hilja Annala, Arthur Anderson, Rahles Epping, mildred Van Horn, Violet Hukari, Paul Huelat, Mattie Gerdes, Helen Jones
Jeffrey Bryant on 21st December 2011 @ 8:57pm
Does the HR Museum happen to have copies of yearbooks for the Odell and/or Parkdale High Schools? If so, I would love to get lists of the students.
Jeffrey Bryant on 21st December 2011 @ 8:59pm
Evidently, Reece Hawthorne is also spelled Hathhorn. That is the obituary spelling for his father who is buried in Idlewilde and that is the spelling in Reece's obituary. 1904-1993
In the 1920 census it is spelled Hawthorne.
l.e. on 21st December 2011 @ 10:17pm
Odell and Parkdale High Schools didn't close until Wy'east opened up in 1952.
Charlott on 22nd December 2011 @ 6:58am
I am glad to see it was OK for girls to take chemistry in 1922.
John Edward Volstorff was married in July of 1933 and killed in a hunting accident, September of 1933.
l.e. on 26th December 2011 @ 7:13pm
Agnes Elizabeth Chipping:
Born 1907. Daughter of Maude Davidson and William H. Chipping.
Maude is a sister to Horatio Davidson. William Chipping was assistant superintendent of the Electric Light and Water Company.
l.e. on 20th November 2012 @ 9:49am