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Tsuboi family

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Teruo Tsuboi and his older brother operated "Tsuboi Brothers" store, selling western-style clothing, suitcases, and jewelry for people coming from Japan. Following World War II, Teruhisa ("Ted") Tsuboi operated an in-store optometry exam room.

Burnham family

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In 1908, Allison Burnham (approximately 1866-1939) became the first postmaster in the unincorporated lumbering community of Mountain in Josephine County, Oregon. Mountain was located just southeast of Sexton Mountain and a few miles north of Grants Pass, at or near the location of the Lucky Queen Mine. The post office in Mountain was closed and consolidated to Threepines in 1913. Allison Burnham and his wife, Ella Whipple Burnham (1868-1927), had two children Howard J. Burnham (1901-1985) and Myrtle C. Burnham (1902-1992). By 1910, the Burnham family moved to Vancouver, Washington. Allison Burnham started Clark County Title and Abstract Company in Vancouver in the early twentieth century. His son, Howard J. Burnham, owned and operated the company from 1926 to 1968.

Robertson family

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The Robertson family arrived in the Portland area in 1856, when Thomas Robertson (1817-1900) and his wife, Mary Freeland (Corbett)Robertson moved from New York to the area. Joining Mary Freeland's brother Henry Winslow Corbett, Thomas Robertson formed Robertson Heavy Hardware. The Robertson family remained influential in the Portland area through multiple generations, forming business partnerships with the Corbett and Failing families.