We've met Arline Winchell Moore several times before. Here she is at Moore Electric at 9 Oak Street, helping James Slim Jim review his patent on 80 acres of timber east of the city of Hood River. Apparently Mrs. Moore was well known for helping her native neighbors with documents such as this. The photo was taken by Archie McKeown in 1954.
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She was very involved in helping the Indians. I have been in Moore Electric more than once when some of the Indians would come in. She along with Martha McKeown were advocates for the Indians. During WWII they took both clothing and food to those at Celilo. She seemed to know how to explain things, such as she is doing to Slim Jim here, so that they could get a better understanding. She very well knew the history of Hood River and the surrounding area. We need more like the woman that I knew as "Grandma Moore."
charlott on 20th November 2013 @ 7:04am
I agree Charlott. We need more like Arline Moore!
After coming across her name often, while searching HR history, it is a pleasure to meet her "face to face".
There are still Jim's in the Celilo area. Some of them were moved to the Georgeville area north of Goldendale.
l.e. on 20th November 2013 @ 8:13am
I don't know whether it was one in the same, but I recall the name Slim Jim Charlie from somewhere way back when. Maybe someone knows.
charlott on 20th November 2013 @ 8:16am
Slim Jim and his wife Jean Jim are both buried in Mountain View Cemetery.
charlott on 20th November 2013 @ 8:20am
Stand Corrected: Jean Jim was James Slim Jim's mother. She was born in 1847. He had a brother Thomas, sisters Julia, Eliza and Alice. We have heard of Alice Slim Jim before.
charlott on 20th November 2013 @ 8:27am
Think I have this sorted out finally. Alice Slim Jim was Alice Slim Jim Charlie. She was married to Henry Charlie. James Slim Jim and Henry Charlie lived next door to each other up there on the Indian land, which was considered part of Pine Grove.
charlott on 20th November 2013 @ 8:31am
In the early days, the Indians sometimes used the Scandinavian practice of taking the father's first name as the last name.
Makes it kind of hard to keep track sometimes.
l.e. on 20th November 2013 @ 9:42am
Ckarlott, what do you mean when you say they lived up there on the Indian land.? Do you know if it was bought by them, given title to them as individuals or as a collective entity? Was it part of a reservation at one time? Just curious.
Buzz on 20th November 2013 @ 3:34pm
Since we have just observed Veterans Day, I am going to post this link about Clarence Olmstead. He is Arline's son in law. The article mentions that she would buy groceries for the Japanese and he would deliver them.
l.e. on 20th November 2013 @ 8:31pm
Anyone know if Jim''s 80 acres is the same 80 acres where the Indians have been wanting to build their casino east of town?
Longshot2 on 20th November 2013 @ 11:05pm
Clarence Olmstead, as I knew as Uncle Clarence worked at Moore Electric. He did the majority, at least when I was in my early teens, of the work out of the shop. He was also a World War II vet.
Grandma Moore would have given the shirt off her back to anyone in need.
I am not certain about the indian land, but wouldn't be surprised if it were not one in the same.
Charlott on 21st November 2013 @ 7:34am
I remember that photo over the door. Isn't that President Warren Harding?
Charlott on 21st November 2013 @ 7:39am
It looks like Thomas Edison to me, which would make sense for an electric supply shop.
Arthur on 21st November 2013 @ 7:51am
Yip...it's Edison. Sometimes I am not the brightest bulb in the socket.
Charlott on 21st November 2013 @ 9:30am
Good one, Charlott!
Arthur on 21st November 2013 @ 10:17am
I was going to ask who the guy hanging on the wall was. Now I'm glad I didn't.
Charlott, you gave me a good laugh.
l.e. on 21st November 2013 @ 7:36pm
Slim Jim , Jean Jim, 2 James Jim’s, Alice Jim and Marilda Jim are actually buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Hood River. It is commonly confused as being part of Mountain View Cemetery.
Jeffrey Bryant on 22nd November 2013 @ 3:52am
Does anyone happen to know where burial records for the Knights of Pythias Cemetery or the Hood River County Cemetery are located? Did they happen to end up in the museum collections?
Jeffrey Bryant on 22nd November 2013 @ 4:07am
MMY GREAT GRANDFATHER
jeremy davis james on 10th February 2014 @ 7:26am