This W.D. Rogers photo is of Susan Dean and her son Alf Shepler. It's hard enough for me to keep track of my own family, but here goes: Susan Shepler's son Alf (A. J.) was born in 1882 in Indiana. In 1895 she married Oliver "Commodore" Dean, the ferry captain we met before, so Alf is O.C. Dean's stepson. Not sure why he is not in this photo-- perhaps it is prior to their marriage in 1895.
Susan's maiden name was Simpson and she was born in Waterloo, Indiana (no in September 1859. She died right here in Hood River on 7 September 1934.
Alf was also born in Indiana on 14 Sept. 1882.
Alf was across the river working for a lumber company apparently as in 1900 he was timber faller.
Love her hat....
Charlott on 20th November 2014 @ 7:15am
He looks husky enough to handle one end of an old "misery whip".
Buzz on 20th November 2014 @ 8:00am
They both look pretty well fed for those times. Alf's hands look like he might do some pretty tough work.
longshot on 20th November 2014 @ 8:16am
I know Simpson is a very common name, but, I wonder if Susan, had a connection to Cincinnati Simpson who married Grasshopper Jim in photo #991.
l.e. on 20th November 2014 @ 8:44am
Now we're talking my kind of people! No 17 inch waist here!
Judy on 20th November 2014 @ 11:03am
I think Alf is really a ventrloquist to Susan! Just taking a break.
ralph on 20th November 2014 @ 1:51pm
Susan married James Shepler in Indiana. She had two sons. Theodore F. Shepler and Alfred James Shepler.
Don't know what became of James Shepler.
Theodore married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Wyers, sister to Teunis Wyers.
He was one of the directors of the 1910 plan to run an electric railway from White Salmon to Glenwood.
I don't know what happened to that plan. He and Minnie later moved to Portland where he owned an electrical shop.
l.e. on 20th November 2014 @ 10:09pm