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.”
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.
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.
Joel Palmer was born on October 4, 1810, in Ontario, Canada. After serving as a representative in the Indiana legislature, he traveled overland to Oregon in 1845 and married Sarah Ann Derbyshire, who had arrived that same year. Palmer became commissary-general of volunteer forces during the Cayuse Indian War. In 1853, he was appointed superintendent of Indian affairs for the Oregon Territory, a post he held until his removal in 1857 when opponents characterized his reservation policies as being too tolerant toward the Indians. He later served in the Oregon state legislature and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1870. He made his home in Lafayette and Dayton, Oregon, and died June 9, 1881.
Inez Eugenia Adams, the eldest daughter of William Lysander and Frances Olivia (Goodell) Adams, and wife to Wilder W. Parker, of Astoria. She was born in about 1845 in Illinois and married Wilder in July of 1863 in Clatsop County.