Historic Hood River
Business and Professional Women’s Chorus
Not only do we know when this photo was taken, we know many of the women:
Front row: Virginia Wilson, Zadah Ebi
Second row: ?, Katherine Parkhurst, ?, Wilma Sherwood, Marian Bostwick, Hildur Peterson, Mrs. Joe (Earline) Meyer, Dorothy Duckwall Applegren
Top row: Lois Thomas, ?, Magie Eddington, ___ Annala Bramlett, Anna Calmetts
As always I apologize for misspellings. It’s not easy to transcribe handwritten notes.
Category: Downtown Hood River
Tags: 1940s, chorus, organ
Tags: 1940s, chorus, organ
Virginia Wilson was the grandaughter of Flora Wilson, who was at one time the post mistress in Hood River.
Dorothy Applegren was the daughter of John Duckwall and Minnie Paasch. Her father was head of Duckwall fruit company. She was a half sister of Fred Duckwall.
I am thinking that this might be Asbury Methodist Church.
Wilma Sherwood was a beautician in Hood River and married to Leslie Sherwood.
Zadah Ebi was a music teacher. Her husband was the baggage man at the depot.
Dorothy Bostwich's maiden name was Howe and she was married to Lyle Bostwich.
Anna Calmettes was married to Ray Calmettes and they had the green houses and florist shop on The Heights.
I believe this was taken at Asbury Methodist Church.
Ugh…all I can think of is pulling up a tight girdle, then pulling on a pair of nylons hoping you didn't poke a hold in them and create a run, snapping them to the girdle, pushing your feet into pointy toed high heels, pulling on a slip, then the dress, while trying not to mess up your curled and styled hair…..
Makes me glad I can't sing.
Is that a pipe organ in the background?
I took piano lessons from Zadah Ebi in the 1950's.
Yes there was a pipe organ at Asbury.
What happened with the pipe organ when they sold the church building?
Is it still there?
I was wondering that myself. I don't know if the organ is still there. Isn't that like a play school now? Would they have use for a pipe organ. I know there was one at Asbury, as that is where my brother was married and all the wedding photos have it in them.
The organ was still there a year ago.
My first thought was that this was Asbury Methodist Church. Arlen, did you pick up on that? We spent a lot of hours there; maybe it helped. Our Mother was probably the organist at that time.
Does anyone else remember the old pump organ in the side room?
Arlen L. Sheldrake
not sure about it helping but we did spend a LOT of time at Asbury….
Dorothy Duckwall Appelgren was my aunt. My dad, Richard Duckwall's sister. Yes, looks like Asbury Methodist. Roger Sheldrake, I remember the old, smaller pump organ in the side room also. I took photos of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary and that side room, too. Your name is familiar in my memories of family/church friends.
Lois Thomas is on the top row first woman on the left Second row down, third woman in is Vienna Annala Both my Aunts