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Thornton, J. Quinn

Transcription from back: “J. Quinn Thorton. Pioneer Lawyer of 1846 from Illinois via _____. An advocate and promoter of free schools.”

Troup, Capt. James W.

Transcription on front: “Born in Vancouver, Wa. T., 1855, By the time he was 20 he had filled every place in steamboat service from deckhand to Captain. Began on the old steamer Vancouver, of which his father W. H. Troup, was the Captain. Was in the service of the O.R.&N. Co. for many years, first as purser and afterwards as Captain. He left Oregon waters in the 80’s, he went to British Columbia. While in charge of the Union Pacific Water lines he built the Thomas J. Potter, the fastest sidewheeler afloat in the Pacific Northwest.”

Train, George Francis

Transcription on front: “George Francis Train, Noted Lecturer Orator, July 5, 1869, Portland. Site away out on P. O. Block, bet. 5th and 6th, Morrison and Yamhill Sts.”

Buchtel, Joseph, 1830-1916

Turnbull, Capt. James

Transcription on front: “Resident of Vancouver, W. T., many years, prior to 1864. Born in England, 1811. Came to U. S. in youth. Had a foundry and machine shop in St. Louis. Crossed plains in 1852. Joined David Monastes, also from St. Louis, in starting first foundry and machine shop in Portland in 1858. Was connected with steamer Eagle, and later, beginning about 1862, with the Str. Vancouver, running between that city and Portland. Died Nov. 6, 1874.”

Turnbull, William

Transcription from back: “Pioneer of 1849 from via with his parents. With his father, he operated a side-wheel steamboat between Portland and Vancouver during the Sixties. A resident of Vancouver W. T. many years.”

Trutch, Julia E. (Hyde)

Transcription from front: “Mrs. Julia Hyde Trutch. A Pioneer of 1852; a sister of Mrs. John B. Preston, whose husband was the first Surveyor General of Oregon. Was married to Joseph W. Trutch by Bishop Scott at Oregon City, January 8, 1855.”

Elliott & Fry

Tilton, Major James

Transcription from front: “Major James Tilton. Born at or near Wilmington, Delaware, about 1822. Removed to Indiana in his youth. Entered volunteer service at the beginning of the War with Mexico, & at its close held the rank of major. Was appointed Surveyor-General of Washington Territory in 1854 by President Pierce, and reappointed by President Buchanan. Was Quartermaster General of Washington Volunteers in the Yakima Indian War of 1855 and 1856. Became a civil engineer in early life. His family were connected with the early Episcopal Church at Olympia.”

Trutch, Joseph W.

Transcription from front: “Joseph W. Trutch. Born in England; came to Oregon in 1850; via Cape Horn; Civil Engineer; had contract from John B. Preston, first Surveyor General of Oregon, to establish the starting point of the first United States land surveys on the Pacific Coast beginning in July, 1851; and the marker designating that point is within the limits of Portland. The base line, east and west, is on Stark Street. The meridian, north and south, intersects the base line in the western part of the city. Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 1871-1876, and a little later was known as Sir Joseph W. Trutch. Married at Oregon City – January 8, 1855 to Miss Julia Hyde – by Bishop Scott.

Talbot, Chas Beal

Transcription from front: “From F. S. Akin, April 28, 1912.” Transcription from back: “Chas. Beal Talbot, 1849- Pioneer of 1849 from Monmouth Illinois via the plains.”

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