Historic Hood River
How It’s Done
This is how it’s done: make a copy of a photo so you don’t deface the original, then neatly describe the contents leaving nothing requiring interpretation. I was going to complain they didn’t include a date, but then I noticed the “c.1908” in the corner. I’m sure Charlott would approve!
This, of course, is the entire Hood River Davidson clan. This is the perfect reference photo for all those great Ella May Davidson images which got shuffled and separated from their documentation. This is from a batch of images Bruce Copper, a Davidson descendant, shared with us a couple of years ago. I am not sure if he is responsible for the documentation or if he was just passing it down.
Tags: 1900s, Davidson
To refresh my memory, the Davidson family depicted in this picture are the Davidson's that ran the fruit company in HR, correct? There was also a Capt. Pete Davidson who came to Hood River to run the Lost Lake Lumber Company and passed away in July 1901 – was he related to the fruit growing Davidson's? My recollection is they were not related, but I could be wrong.
Correct, KMB. Ella May left us a collection of 525 negatives we've enjoyed at this site. and her brother Horatio (HF) started Davidson Fruit, which later became AGA (Apple Grower's Association). Dad Charles Davidson had a custom buggy operation back in Ohio which we also learned about in previous posts.
Julia Childers is the mother in law of H.F. Davidson. Mother of Mary. She came to Hood River to live with them.
But, I can not figure out who Kathern Rice Creasy is.