The subject of this striking W. D. Rogers portrait is George Slocum. He and his brother were orphaned when he was 5. He was sent to live with his aunt and uncle Georgiana and Ezra Smith. He has a stationery store in the Smith Building on Oak Street for many years.
We know he was a delegate to the meeting of the National Good Roads Association at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Interesting ring. Can you see anymore to it with a closeup Arthur?
Is the ribbon of significance or is it attached to a watch ?
nels on 25th September 2018 @ 9:09am
I can't see any sign of a pocket watch. The ribbon seems to stand alone. The ring has some ornament that looks like a flower, and a single stone.
Arthur on 25th September 2018 @ 9:36am
George Slocum was the son of Charles and Eva Slocum, coming to the Smith's from Forreston, Illinois.
I don't know when he had his store downtown, but around the 1930 era he was a clerk for Apple Grower's Assn.
His wife's name was Zoloto and they had three children, Georgiana, Kelsey and Cathryn.
Charlott on 25th September 2018 @ 9:38am
The "ribbon" appears to have an adjustable buckle just like a belt, no idea what it is though.
Longshot on 25th September 2018 @ 10:40am