Here's another snap from Arline Moore's album. This is Earl Franz at Winans Station, circa 1912. Winans was a spot on the Mt. Hood Railroad near Dee.
Maybe someone ca check the genealogy, but I believe Earl Franz is the son of E.A. Franz, who opened Franz Hardware in 1908. Lots of great comments in this earlier HHR post.
Jeffrey can do a better job at this than I can, but in the 1910 Census:
Earnest A. Franz (born in Germany) and wife Dora (born in New York), sons Earl age 19, and Edgar age 16 live on West Oak St. HR.
Earnest is a retail merchant in in hardware.
In 1900 they were still living in New York where Earnest was a grocer.
In 1930 Earnest and Dora and granddaughter Dorothea are living at 116 Oak St. He is still a dealer in hardware and furniture.
Earnest passed away in 1933. Dora in 1931. Both are buried in Idlewilde.
L.E. on 7th October 2021 @ 9:26am
With heavy boots and gloves, is this motorcycle paraphernalia?
And two interesting lumber bracing methods visible. Maybe a bridge?
nels on 7th October 2021 @ 10:06am
Motorcycle! Yes, I think you're correct. We've seen those boots and gloves in several other motorcycle shots: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=647
ArthurB on 7th October 2021 @ 5:02pm