I can give a little information on the family back ground of Caughey. His wife Gertrude was of the old Masiker family that lived in Columbus, Washington in the 1880's. Her maiden name was Crosby. It is interesting that so many of these families sort of followed each other around. The McDonald's of Biggs and now we have members of the old pioneer family of Masiker. Definitely these old families that ended up in Hood River together were friends, their children were friends, etc. I seem to recall that Caughey came to this area originally from somewhere in Pennsylvania.
That man probably is playing what they called the "bones" much like they also played the "spoons."
charlott on 29th March 2013 @ 7:16am
The gathering appears to be in someone's home, but they are dressed rather formal. I wonder what the occasion was.
I am on a laptop so can't see clearly, but what is Mr. Caughey playing?
l.e. on 29th March 2013 @ 7:31am
Could have been a "barbershop" quartet? Just kidding....
Judy on 1st April 2013 @ 2:34pm
It looks like a ukulele being played by Mr Caughey and the man standing to the left in back is playing an accordion
a.t. on 2nd April 2013 @ 10:06am