Transcription from back: “Cyrus Hamlin Walker. 1st Lieut. 1st Oregon Infty. Vols. This photo taken at The Dalles – April 1865. Born at the Whitman Mission [about 6 miles west of the present city of Walla Walla, Wn., on the 7th day of December, 1838. Oldest son of Rev. Elkanah and Mrs. Mary (Richardson) Walker, Pioneers of 1838 from Maine – via the Plains.”
Transcription from back: “Hon. George Henry Williams. Pioneer of 1853 from Iowa – via Mississippi River, New Orleans, Isthmus of Panama, and San Francisco. Married at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1850, to Miss Kate Van Antwerp. For biography see - “History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon” - page 282.”
Bishop Benjamin W. Morris, Episcopal bishop of Oregon. He was born on May 30, 1819, in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He was elected to be Bishop of Oregon in October of 1868. He married Hannah Rodney, of Delaware, in June of 1852. He died on April 8, 1906, in Portland.
Henry Bromwell Morse, originally from Bath, Maine, who arrived in Oregon in 1858, from California. He married Harriet Newell Millard (the daughter of Dr. Justin Millard) in Portland in 1861. Their children were Henry F., Dr. Edwin W., Eugenia, Emma C. (Riddell), and Harriet M. (Lockwood). The Morses were among the charter members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Henry was the Portland City Treasurer in 1862, as well as a merchant and miner.
Reverse of photo labeled "Mr." Moyer of Brownsville, Oregon. This must be John M. Moyer, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1829 and came west over the plains from Ohio in 1852. He first settled as a carpenter in Clackamas, but moved to Linn County by June 1857, when he married Elizabeth Devine Brown, the daughter of the Hon. Hugh L. Brown, founder of Brownsville. They had three children: Edward D., Hugh B., and Ethel (deceased by 1885). John Moyer became the proprietor of the woolen mills in Brownsville. He died in Brownsville, July 25, 1904.
Orlena Maria (Cardwell), the daughter of William Lee and Mary Ann (Biddle) Cardwell, who came to Oregon in 1852 and settled in Portland. She first married Charles F. Johnson in 1855 in Benton County. After his death, she then married George W. Murray, in Portland, in 1863. She is pictured with her daughter, Lillie, who was born in 1858, the daughter of Charles Johnson.
Lillie Cora Johnson, the daughter of Charles F. and Orle(a)na Johnson. Her father died when she was young, and her mother married George W. Murray. Lillie married John M. P. Chalmers in 1886 and resided in Portland, but they divorced between 1900 and 1914. She was the mother of Louise Chalmers (married Barton).
Sarah Jane McGary, born December 23, 1823, in Kentucky, who married William T. Newby in 1841 in Missouri, and started across the plains to Oregon in 1843. They settled in Yamhill County and obtained a donation land claim. William was an assessor in 1848 for the Provisional Government, and would be a state senator in 1870. They founded what would become McMinnville (named after Newby's home town in Tennessee), having built a grist mill in 1853 and a store in 1854. The town of McMinnville was platted in 1856. They had nine children. She died in Marion County on January 29, 1887.
Andrew B. Overbeck, born about 1828, in Maryland. He married Sarah E. Wilhoit and was a physician in Jacksonville, Oregon. He died on May 23, 1872. They had three children: Henry (d. before 1870), Emma F., and Amelia E.