Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Frank & Myrtle



On the left is a photo of Frank Buckmiller in the 1920's, sent to me by a family member of his. On the right is the only photo I have of Myrtle, from the Seattle Times in 1920. In the center is a photo I found online of a group of people standing outside the Moreland Theater in Portland in 1930. I think it is Myrtle & Frank. What do you think?

To see the whole photo and the article about it, here's a link (it takes a while to load): http://www.pamplinmedia.com/sb/75-features/235528-100497-going-to-the-theater-entertainment-in-early-portland

As always, if you have any old Eltrym photos, please let us know.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Myrtle's Mother

I'm continuing to research Myrtle Buckmiller. In the last few months, I've been working with libraries and historical societies across the country, and together we've discovered all sorts of neat things. Today I received photos of her childhood home in the mail along with newspaper clippings and property records. I already knew that in 1898, Myrtle's dad founded a town where she grew up, but today I learned that it wasn't her dad that founded the town, it was her mom!