Joseph Lafayette Meek (1810-1875) was a sheriff and U.S. Marshal. He was a trader and trapper for the American Fur Company from 1829-1840. He settled a donation land claim near Hillsboro in 1840. He was active in political and civic affairs in the years before statehood. He participated at the Champoeg meeting. He was a provisional legislator from 1846 to 1847. He participated in the fight again the Indians who attacked the Whitman Mission and served in the Yakima Indian war. He was married three times and had five children.
Transcription from back: “Wife of William F. Wilcox, an Oregon Pioneer, and a stair-builder and cabinet maker in Portland, Oregon, for many years. Lived for a number of years at 207 Front Street, Portland, Oregon.”
Transcription from back: “Cyrus Hamlin Walker. Born: Dec. 7th, 1838 at the Whitman Mission, which was about 6 miles west of the present city of Walla Walla, Wa. Oldest son of Rev. Elkanah and Mrs. Mary (Richardson) Walker, Pioneers of 1838 from Maine – via the Plains.”
Reverend Thomas Fletcher Royal and family. Front row, left to right: Mary Ann (Stanley), Carrie C., Thomas Fletcher, Miller Gould, and Aeolia F. Back row: Forrester S., William Watson Ebey, Stanley D., and Anna Tema.
Paine Page Prim, who arrived in Oregon in 1851, and was a prominent lawyer in southern Oregon. He was a member of the Oregon State Constitution Convention, as well as an Oregon Supreme Court Judge. He married Teresa M. Stearns in 1857.
Nellie (Ellen) Beauchamp (seated), the daughter of Tilden and Mary Beauchamp, of Forest Grove. She married John Northrop in 1888. Alice (Darr) Beauchamp (standing), who married William, the brother of Nellie, in 1877, in Portland.
James Bush Nesmith, the seventh child of James W. and Lucinda Pauline (Goff) Nesmith, born October 31, 1856, in Polk County, Oregon. He married Charlotte Orr in 1884. He farmed in Rickreall and they had one daughter, Pauline, born about 1885. He died October 8, 1853.
Probably Velina Pauline Nesmith, born Sept. 4, 1855, to James W. and Lucinda Pauline (Goff) Nesmith. She married William Markland Molson, a Portland brewer, in 1882, and eventually relocated to Montreal with her husband and stepsons. She died in Polk County on July 17, 1937.
Malcolm Adelbert Moody, the son of Zenas Ferry and Mary Moody, of The Dalles. He was born November 30, 1854, in Linn County, Oregon. He was a Republican, and was a U. S. Representative from Oregon from 1899-1903. He died in Portland on March 19, 1925.