Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cone Grandchildren on Oregon Beach 1935

Frederick Naaman Cone
Born 29 Mar 1859, Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York
Died 29 Dec 1957, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Through, I've recently connected with my second cousin, grand daughter of my grandfather's sister Flora Harriet Cone. Also named Flora, she has been sharing some wonderful photographs of the extended Cone family. Our mutual great grand father Frederick Naaman Cone is pictured above.

Great grandfather Cone's life journeys took him from New York state to Worthington, Minnesota; to Mapleton, Utah; to Salem, Oregon and finally to retirement in Portland. A farmer, from the mid 1920s to mid 1930s, he raised prunes somewhere in Marion County outside Salem. We're trying to determine exactly when he moved off the farm and though Marion County land records are probably the quickest answer, we have not located those on-line.

During the time period in question, all but one of his children also lived in the Portland - Salem area.
Daughter Molly and her husband Rev. Thomas Acheson were in Salem where he was pastor of the Jason Lee Methodist Church. Daughter Flora and her husband Charles R. Brim were also farming in rural Marion County in 1934. Son Charles Newton Cone and his wife Hazel Allen Cone were living in Portland where he was working as a chemist in the plywood industry. Only oldest son William Laurence Cone and his wife Rhea Wauneta Watts Cone and their four daughters remained in Utah.

Cousin Flora sent a wonderful photograph of the Northwest based Cone grandchildren lined up by age on the beach at Neskowin, Oregon in 1935. If the inserted caption is too difficult to read, the grandchildren are from left: Bob Brim ( he wants us to notice that he was standing on his toes to seem taller), Josephine Brim, Helen Acheson, Barbara Brim, Fred Brim, Mary Acheson, Chuck Cone, Flora "Lally" Brim, and Tom Acheson.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I've ever seen this photo before. Barbara Brim was my mother.