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Blain, Wilson Robert

Wilson Robert Blain, born in about 1848 in Indiana, to Wilson and Elizabeth Blain. He was the younger brother of Leighton Blain. He remained in Oregon until just before his death in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920.

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Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “H. H. Spalding, born 1803. To bro(?) Dickenson with love.” Transcription from back: ““H. H. Spalding born Nov 26 1803 Bath N.Y. Educated W. R. Col. & Lane Sem. O. Married to Eliza Hart 1833 ordained by Bath Presbtery 1835 _ with his wife of A. B. C. F. M. & in comp. with Dr. & Mrs. Whitman crossed the mts in 1836, first white women to cross which established the Grt. Emgrt. Route, which set the coast with Am. Settlement & this country. Estab. first press and print. first book on this coast 1839, saw God’s word with simple means[.] Change a savage tribe in 11 yrs to a church & school going & Sabbath loving people 100 converted, 234 in schools, 25,000 bushels grain raised yearly.”

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Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “Your brother in Christ, 1868, Age 65, Brownsville, Oregon, H. H. Spalding.” Transcription from back: “To dear brother Lewis, but if gone home, to some of his family, from his bro. (brother) H. H. Spalding, born Bath (?) N.Y. 26 Nov 1803. [W]ith his wife & Doct. Whitman & wife crossed Rocky Mts. & the continent to Pacific 1836. First white woman to cross[.] This settled the question & established the Grt. Emgrt. R__t & setld this coast with Amers. Mrs. S. taught good woman to weave. Mr. S. printed first book in /39 & first press on Pacific coast by blessing of God[.] Nez Perces raised 25,000 bushels yearly[.] 500 in school over 100 converted[.]”

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Price, Elizabeth Jane (Applegate) and George W.

Elizabeth Jane (or Jane E.)(Applegate) Price and son, George W., in 1867. She was the wife of Levi Nelson Price, of Benton County. They had another son, Wasco W., who lived from 1862 to 1865. Their daughter, Sarah M., was born in 1859, and they had another son, William J., born in about 1861. George is not present in the family census records, though he is clearly seen in this and the following two photographs.

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West, Jane and David

David West (b. ca. 1842) and his sister, Ann Jane (ca. 1840), before her marriage in 1872 to Charles A. McGuire, in Clatsop County, Oregon. Both siblings were born in Canada, to John and Margaret West, and arrived in Oregon in approximately 1857.

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Gray, Mary Amanda (Stowell)

Mary Amanda Stowell, who married Rev. David Baxter Gray in 1862. She was from Eugene at the time. He was a Congregational Minister in Albany and in many places in the Northwest.

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Damon, Reverend John Fox

Reverend John Fox Damon, the "marrying parson" and founder of the First Congregational Church in Seattle, Washington. He arrived in California in 1849, then Oregon in 1855. He was a printer, and a sailor on board a whaling vessel from Bedford. He worked as a type setter in California and Oregon, editing the "North-West" in Port Townsend (1861-2) and the Oregonian (1864).

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