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Asa Marion White and Lawalta M. Knowles




Husband Asa Marion White

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Wife Lawalta M. Knowles

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Stephen Knowles and Phoebe Lange




Husband Stephen Knowles

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Wife Phoebe Lange

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1 M Lauren or Larry Stephen Knowles 1

         Born: 30 Mar 1914
         Died: 17 Oct 2003 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
       Buried:  - Cashmere City Cemetery, Cashmere, Washington



2 M Larry Knowles

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3 F Wilma Knowles

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4 M Dave Knowles

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5 F Alice Knowles

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6 M Paul Knowles

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Charles Murphy and Leviney Knowlten




Husband Charles Murphy

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Wife Leviney Knowlten

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1 M Kenneth Emery Murphy 2

         Born: 3 Apr 1914 - Woodland, Maine
         Died: 13 Jun 2002 - The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon
       Buried:  - Mt. Adams Cemetery, Glenwood, Washington



2 F Kathleen Murphy

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3 F Elizabeth Murphy

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Dan M. Rust and Anna Knox




Husband Dan M. Rust

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Wife Anna Knox

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Jacob or Jake Matthew Lenz and Clara Bell Knox




Husband Jacob or Jake Matthew Lenz 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

         Born: 2 Nov 1872 - , , Wisconsin
         Died: 19 Feb 1942 - , Hood River, Oregon
       Buried: 23 Feb 1942 - Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon


       Father: John Adam Lenz 3 11 12
       Mother: Anna Marie Biversi 3 12 13 14


     Marriage: 1894




Wife Clara Bell Knox 4 6 8 9 10 15

         Born: 1874 - , , Missouri
         Died: Abt 1960
       Buried: 11 Jan 1961 - Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon



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1 M Glen Allen Lenz 6 15 16 17

         Born: 1897 - , , Oregon
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       Spouse: Cleo 17




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Farmer

The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., May 6, 1909, page 1
ALONG THE STAGE ROAD TO MT. HOOD COUNTRY
J.M. Lenz is located on 60 acres of his original homestead. Has 20 acres improved, 400 apple trees, 100 bearing. Mr. Lenz located here 15 years ago. He was born in Wisconsin in 1867. He is a mighty hunter and the walls of the rooms in his large and comfortable house are decorated with reminders of his prowess. His ten-year-old son killed his first deer last summer. He dropped the deer at first shot. Immediately he asked his father the time and then said: "At 11 o'clock August 21, 1908, at 10 years of age I killed my first deer. I will write it down."

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The Hood River County Sun, Hood River, OR., November 3, 1937, page 4 "Pioneers of the Hood River Valley…"
JAKE LENZ
During the great immigration movements of the 19th century, it often happened that certain districts of the Middle West became inhabited almost entirely by people from a single European country, such as Sweden, Norway, or Germany. Such a place was Dane County in southern Wisconsin, where all settlers were German-born, no language was spoken but German -- even in the schools, and where German customs and habits of living prevailed almost as completely as in the Fatherland. On November 2, 1872, Jacob Lenz was born at Dane Station, a whistle-stop on the C. & N. W. railway. His father, John Jacob Lenz, and his mother, in her maidenhood, Annie Biversi, had both been born on the Rhine River, and had come to America in their youth. Jacob was the second oldest child of a family that was eventually to consist of 12 children, six boys and six girls.
Only German Spoken
For the first seven years of his life, it is doubtful if Jacob so much as heard a word of English spoken. But upon entering school he began learning the language, much as a present-day American student would take up the study of French. John Lenz was a farmer with 80 acres, and of course, when not in school, young Jacob did farm work, which meant usually the tending of his father's 12 or 15 cows. He was a small, weak, and sickly boy, so much so that it was sometimes feared he wouldn't live long. Lenz had a distant relative away out West in the Hood River Valley, named Peter Mohr. Mohr wrote such glowing descriptions of Hood River to Lenz, that the latter decided to take a chance on the new country. By November of 1881, when the journey was begun, seven children had been born, and the family of nine went to San Francisco by train, and in the conventional manner, came to Portland and then to Hood River by boat.
Takes Homestead
Upon arriving here, John Lenz took a homestead in what is the Odell region today, located just east of the business district. There he began the arduous task of clearing the land of its pine and oak timber, so that wheat and garden truck could be planted. But there were no markets in Hood River at that time, and hence no ready money. Valley families of that day were the Odells, Ehrcks, Neils, Jacksons, Lages, Mohrs, and Turners. In the wilds to the south were located those hardy old bachelors, S.M. Baldwin and Harry Tieman. When cash ran out after a year, Lenz left this tiny community to work at The Dalles, and the family stayed there a year and a half while their financial situation was rehabilitated. As soon as young Jacob (or "Jake," as he was of course known) arrived in Hood River, he began improving in health and growing in stature, and soon was as big and strong as any other boy. He began attending the district's school, which was located in Charley Ehrck's cabin, as has been told before.
Family of 14
The Lenz family, which soon grew to number no less than 14, lived in a small house that was on that their homestead when they arrived. John Lenz was short, heavy-set, and dark; Mrs. Lenz was tall and light of complexion. They both must have been rather remarkable people to successfully raise such a big family. The Lenz' were Catholics, and as there was no Catholic Church in the region at that time, religion did not play a very large part in the children's lives. In the summer, however, a priest named Father Bronskey (spelling uncertain) paid them monthly visits. He was a very fine man, and numbered many friends among Protestants of the Valley. Jake's first outside job was procured at the age of the 11, when he worked in The Dalles harvest fields, doing a man's work at a man's wage, one dollar a day with room and board. When 13, he obtained his first experience at what was to be his life's trade, logging and mill work, at the Ed Miller mill.
Six Children Living
Of the 12 children, six are living today, and all but one is in Hood River County. Kate, Mrs. Clarence Knapp, lives in Pine Grove. Her husband, well known in Odell and Mount Hood, died three years ago. Anna is Mrs. Edgar Clark, wife of an Odell dairyman. Lucy is married to Joe Dimmick, a Mount Hood farmer. Peter Lenz is married, and a carpenter at Rockford. Joe Lenz is an Odell farmer, and his twin-brother, Bill, is a carpenter at present living in Portland. When 23 years old, Jake Lenz married Miss Clara Knox of Duke's Valley (Central Vale.) Mrs. Lenz is one of Hood River's early residents herself, having come here with her parents in 1889 from Umatilla County. Prior to that the family had come from Livingston County, Missouri, in 1883, where Mrs. Lenz was born on October 20, 1874. Her father was a farmer and blacksmith. The small wedding was held at the nearby home of Rev. Troy Shelley on December 20, 1893.
Builds Home
Upon attaining the age of 21, Jake had acquired a homestead of his own, 160 acres on both sides of the Loop Highway in the Middle Valley. There he built a seven-room house, and the Lenz' lived there until last year, when they built a smaller home across the road, and after renting the big one, moved there. They still own 36 acres of the homestead, and the Lenz children together own 20 acres of their parents' land in Odell, including Lenz Butte. Despite the large acreage he has owned, Lenz has never been a farmer or orchardist, although Mrs. Lenz has always kept a garden. But in the field of logging and lumbering, Lenz knows every camp and mill in the county. In the timber he was usually a "hook tender," sometimes a "faller." In the mills he worked as an "edger." Another of his vocations was that of building log houses, and he constructed a great many of those frontier dwellings in the early days.
Escapes Death
Jake Lenz made a miraculous escape from death 14 years ago when he was knocked off a bluff at Dee by a cable, to fall 40 feet headlong through the air onto broken rock. Just as he was about to strike the rock with terrific speed, he thrust out his hands to break the fall and protect his head, thus saving him a fate that seemed so certain that onlookers had turned to face the other way. Although badly shaken up internally, the only fracture was a broken toe. Two years later Lenz had an even more serious accident when a "widow-maker," a heavy falling branch, struck him across the forehead, so narrowly missing breaking his neck that for years he could turn his head only a few inches. But two years ago tragedy struck the Lenz family in earnest. Their only child, Glen, had been born in 1899, and had grown up a fine handsome boy of whom they were very proud. During the World War he served 19 months in France as an airplane mechanic for the U.S. 12th Balloon Squadron. After leaving the army, he became a pilot, and was highly successful in commercial aviation.
Son Killed
On October 6, 1935, he was flying across Utah as co-pilot of the Standard Oil Company business plane. Something went wrong mechanically, and the plane plummeted into the Great Salt Lake, causing the death of both men. Mrs. Glenn Lenz lives today with her two children in Los Angeles. Jacob Lenz has been retired for some years now, and devotes a major part of this time to his life-long hobbies, hunting and fishing. Each summer for 14 years he has made an annual pilgrimage to the Klickitat River, his favorite salmon fishing waters. The hunts for deer in season, and all through the year hunts and traps bear. Lenz traps bear for the meat, of which he and Mrs. Lenz are very fond. The apparently increasing number of bears in Hood River County pleases him, not so much because they add variety to his food supply, but because he is genuinely fond of bears. They're fine animals. Something of the outdoors is in Jake Lenz' still boyish face, the blue eyes and winning smile, topped with sandy hair that is just turning gray.
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Clayburn Lee Knox and Pheobe Arvilla Lindsay




Husband Clayburn Lee Knox

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Wife Pheobe Arvilla Lindsay 18 19 20

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       Father: Andrew Lindsay 18
       Mother: Tisney 18



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Everett L. Knox and Maude Rush




Husband Everett L. Knox 13

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Wife Maude Rush 21

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       Father: Harvey Clayton Rush 5 13 22 23 24
       Mother: Leurannah Agnes McPherson 5 22 23 24





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George Minshall Knox and Elsie Winnifred McLucas




Husband George Minshall Knox 20 25 26 27 28 29 30

         Born: 1887 - , , Oregon
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Wife Elsie Winnifred McLucas 20 25 26 27 30 31 32 33

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       Father: John Dayton McLucas 5 25 34
       Mother: Winnifred L. 25 27 34





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1 F Jean Knox

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2 M James or Jim McLucas Knox 25 27 28 29 30 35 36

         Born: 30 Dec 1922 - Hood River, Hood River, Oregon
         Died: 26 Mar 2005 - San Bruno, California
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3 F Nancy Knox

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4 F Ann Knox

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Urban Whitaker and Jean Knox




Husband Urban Whitaker

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Wife Jean Knox

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       Father: George Minshall Knox 20 25 26 27 28 29 30
       Mother: Elsie Winnifred McLucas 20 25 26 27 30 31 32 33





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Charles Lennstrom and Nancy Knox




Husband Charles Lennstrom

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Wife Nancy Knox

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       Father: George Minshall Knox 20 25 26 27 28 29 30
       Mother: Elsie Winnifred McLucas 20 25 26 27 30 31 32 33





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Sources


1 Hood River News Obituary, 25 Oct 2003.

2 Ibid, 18 Jun 2002.

3 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 177, 178.

4 United States Census, 1920, Hood River County, Oregon, Dee, page 3.

5 Hood River County, Oregon Death Index from Ancestry.com.

6 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 248A.

7 Land Patent Details - BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/, 1/27/1900.

8 United States Census, 1930, Hood River County, Oregon, 180A Baldwin.

9 Pine Grove Butte Cemetery Records, Hood River Page on USGENWEB.

10 World War I Draft Registration Cards, FHL US/CAN Film 1852057.

11 Land Patent Details - BLM GLO Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/, 4/27/1897, 12/13/1889.

12 History of the Columbia River Valley, from The Dalles to the Sea, by Fred Lockley, Vol. II, page 487-488.

13 Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society, Hood River County Cemeteries, St. Mary's Cemetery.

14 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 292B.

15 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 178.

16 Oregon State Archives, Genealogical Information Locator
http://159.121.172.88/genealogy/search.lasso, World War 1.

17 United States Census, 1920, Hood River County, Oregon, Waucoma Precinct, page 127A.

18 United States Census, 1900, Wasco County, Oregon, South Hood River, page 90A.

19 Oregon State Archives, Genealogical Information Locator
http://159.121.172.88/genealogy/search.lasso, Delayed Birth.

20 Hood River Marriages from Ancestry.com Oregon Marriage Index.

21 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, pagee 341.

22 Ibid, page 341.

23 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 247A.

24 Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River Oregon.

25 Hood River County Historical Society, History of Hood River County, Oregon 1852 - 1982, page 273.

26 Oregon State Archives, Genealogical Information Locator
http://159.121.172.88/genealogy/search.lasso, Marriage.

27 United States Census, 1930, Hood River County, Oregon, Page 274A, West Precinct.

28 Hood River School Census 1933, District 3.

29 Hood River School Census 1940, District 3.

30 Hood River News Obituary, 9 April 2005.

31 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 280B, 13th St.

32 Hood River Mascot, Class of 1912.

33 Hood River Mascot Yearbook, Class of 1912 (1917 Mascot), Class of 1912 (1911 Mascot), 1912 Mascot.

34 Heritage Quest, United States Census, 1910, Hood River County, Oregon, page 280A, 13th St.

35 John Lamphiear, Dragonville Sketches - Hood River High School, A Picture History, Class of 1940.

36 World War II Enlistment Records from NARA, Residence County: Hood River, Oregon, http://aad.archives.gov/aad/.


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