These GAR men are part of the July 4th parade in 1917. They are identified as:
Front row: Samuel Copple, George Reamen "GR" Castner carrying the flag, to his left is Sanford Smith.
Second row: Mr. Goss and Mr. Henry.
Third row: Samuel Finley Blythe and his 4 year old grandson George Finley Marlor.
Enjoy the parade and fireworks tomorrow!
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Old soldiers just march along.
We know about Sam Blythe.
Casler served in Co. H. 12th Michigan during the Civil War. He would later be a commander in the GAR Canby Post and also served on the board of directors for the AGA.
Goss was Thomas Goss who was a sgt. in Co. H. 14th Wisconsin. He died in 1930.
With the death of Sanford Smith at the age of 91, in 1936 that ended the Hood River GAR post, as he was the last surviving Civil War veteran in the Hood River area. He was a native of Caldwell County, Kentucky.
Charlott on 3rd July 2018 @ 7:20am
Forgot about little George. He was the son of Samuel Blythe's daughter Clara. He would have been 5 years old when he walked down the street with his grandpa. As an adult he lived in the San Diego area.
Charlott on 3rd July 2018 @ 7:25am
Charlott, you are a treasure. A veritable walking history book. Thank you.
Marilyn on 3rd July 2018 @ 8:25am
Interesting tidbit here. Sanford Smith's own father was in the Confederate Army and was killed at the Battle of Wilson Creek, also known as Oak Hills near Springfield, Missouri in 1861. This battle was actually the first one fought in the middle part of the country. Sanford was also in that war, but was he a Reb or Yankee? That border area was 6 of 1 and half a dozen of the other. If he had been in the Confederate Army I don't think he would have been in the GAR. I know that like Capt. Jackson the war was somewhat put behind when the veterans arrived from both armies. Just trying to determine where and when Sanford served. I guess I shall dig.............no pun intended.
Charlott on 3rd July 2018 @ 8:58am
The last Civil War veteran buried in Idlewilde Cemetery was Charles Horace Stranahan, who died 7 November 1944 in Vancouver, Washington at age 99.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 3rd July 2018 @ 10:27am
On Findagrave.com I've created a virtual cemetery of Hood River County Civil War and Indian War veterans at: https://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/895109
Jeffrey W Bryant on 3rd July 2018 @ 10:31am
On the north side of the Oak St., what was Crams?
Bill Seaton on 3rd July 2018 @ 11:51am
Cram's was a men's clothing store.
ArthurB on 3rd July 2018 @ 1:50pm
Remember the little girl birthday party at the Cram's. Frank owned the store and had at one time been the mayor of The Dalles.
Charlott on 4th July 2018 @ 7:54am
Charlotte and Arthur never cease to amaze me ~
Kenn on 4th July 2018 @ 8:43am
So much info from the State Archives. Glad it can be re-posted on this blog. Thanks
Judy on 4th July 2018 @ 11:52pm
We have s shoe button hook from the Frank A. Cram shoe store in our collection. Would have been given away free with a pair of shoes.
Roger Sheldrake on 5th July 2018 @ 7:40am