Historic Hood River
“Children of John Tostevin”
What great family portrait of the sons and daughters of John Tostevin. According to notes we have Mrs. Harry Brown, Mrs. James Graham, Mr. P.J. Tostevin, and Mr. Nick Tostevin.
We’ve met the Tostevin’s before. They came to Hood River from the Isle of Guernsey. Mrs. Brown was born Adelaide (or Adaline) Tostevin in Guernsey. She and Harry (and son Clarence) lived at an Oak Grove homestead which we’ve seen before in this image. I am having a little trouble sorting out Harry and Henry Brown. I’m not sure if they are the same person or related. A 1915 obituary for Harry Brown, husband of Adelaide and father of Clarence matches this image, though the other image from the same era seems to call Adelaide’s (or Adaline’s) husband Henry. A 1915 legal notice for the estate of Henry Brown lists Clarence as the executor, so I’m going to say they are the same person.