Now there is a real "surrey with the fringe on top." Shows an element of affluency doesn't it? Love the pose the dog has, as if to say he is the head of the family. Well taken care of horse. Wonder if the "city" horses were housed at the stables? It is amazing to me, those tiny thin wheels on the carriages of the way. Wonder how often they broke on the wonderful Hood River area roads.
charlott on 19th February 2014 @ 7:04am
Dr. Marion F. Shaw, born Aug. 26th, 1859 in Noble Co. Indiana. Attended Fort Wayne College and earned his B.A. Taught school for three years until he earned enough money to attend medical college.
He graduated from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1882. He practiced in Indiana and then moved to Oregon in 1891.
He was in Enterprise for three years, was in Ashland for one year and then came to Hood River.
In 1886, he married Miss Lizzie L. Wood, daughter of Dr. Alphonso Wood of Indiana.
Lizzie died Feb. 9th, 1910.
Since Dr. Shaw passed away in 1912 at the age of 54 this must have been written not long before his death.
l.e. on 19th February 2014 @ 7:52am
Lizzie died very young. So sad. I wonder if they had any children. Where was this picture taken?
nlc on 19th February 2014 @ 9:03am
Maybe they are on their way to check how the building of their new home is coming along?
There are several photos here at HHR of the home.
They moved into their new home in June of 1888. In August of 1901, Dr. Shaw sold the home and his practice to Dr. Dumble and moved to Ashland because of Lizzie's poor health but returned in 1905 to help found the Hood River Hospital.
Dr. Shaw passed away on his ranch near HR on Oct. 31, 1912 from heart disease at age 54.
l.e. on 19th February 2014 @ 9:26am
Do we know the age of Lizzie Woods at the time of her death?
Buzz on 19th February 2014 @ 9:54am
Does anyone know the address for either the house in town or the ranch?
nels on 19th February 2014 @ 11:47am
American born Count Rumford did some experimenting around 1800 on the width of carrage tires and found that wider tires had less rolling resistance than narrower ones. He was unable to sell his ideas as those who had the money to own a carrage preferred the narrow tires. The narrower tires separated the elite carrage class from the toiling class whose drays and wagons would have had heavier and wider tires and wheels.
Something similar had happened several centuries earlier when the first ball bearings were invented, which allowed a 6 horse carrage to be pulled by four or even just two horses. The only people who could have afforded to buy the bearings could instead afford to own, maintain, and be seen with a six horses so had no need in the bearings.
Longshot2 on 19th February 2014 @ 1:56pm
Looking at the carriage in detail, it looks absolutely ragile if a horse took a turn too fast or decided to cause any trouble. Notice that the doctor has his hand on one rein even though the Mrs. is handling the reins. Good man.
nels on 19th February 2014 @ 5:26pm
Ooops, my lost comment should read....they moved into their new home in 1898.
Nels...if you click on the Tags Shaw, a previous HHR photo of their home will come up.
Arthur hasn't tagged this one yet.
I found a record that says Lizzie Shaw was born April 1862. That would make her about 48 yrs. old. There are a lot of gaps in their life story. Hopefully when the Glacier goes online, some of our questions will be answered.
l.e. on 19th February 2014 @ 6:20pm