Tag Archives: Throckmorton store

Lumen H. Nichols and Ann M. Nichols

  The circa 1890s photo of the first general store and post office in Garden Home shows Mr. Lumen H. Nichols standing against the picket fence.  The building has a cough remedy poster and a typical “Wanted” poster attached to … Continue reading

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Memoir of Dorothy Lois Upchurch (1919-2009)

This story about the Upchurch family was sent to us by Dorinda Troutman, from her home in Hamilton, Montana.  Her mother Dorothy Lois Upchurch Hogue Bates was a teenager and young woman when her parents Theresa Boyd Upchurch and her … Continue reading

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Garden Home Post Office

According to the book, Oregon Post Offices, 1847-19821, the Garden Home Post Office was first established March 6, 1882. It was then discontinued or had a change of designation on Jan. 31, 1904. It was then reestablished Oct. 26, 1912.  On Feb. 28, … Continue reading

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History of Garden Home written by students in 1962

The following Garden Home history  was written by seventh grade students  in 1962.  It was apparently presented publicly by the PTA at a Founder’s Day event, 1964.   We have an original quite faded copy with the name Dorothy Meisner at … Continue reading

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Darrell MacKay

My father, Rod MacKay, was a custodian at Garden Home School. When the Throckmorton store was starting to burn someone called our house and asked if Dad could get the fire hoses from the school and try to put the … Continue reading

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Carolyn Ernstrom Welch

About 1950 through 1957 In my experience, having lived in Garden Home in 1950 when I was eight years of age, and then again in 1955 through the summer of 1958, when I was twelve through fifteen years old, the … Continue reading

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Garden Home Church and Community History Speech, 1994

This speech was given by Elaine Shreve on June 5, 1994 at the closing of the Garden Home Community United Methodist Church. This church was located at 7650 SW 81st street. This church has always been an important part of … Continue reading

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Don Smith

March 29, 2010, Rev. 2012 Don Smith is a retired golf pro who worked at the Portland Golf Club, Golf Land, Eastmoreland Golf course and at the national headquarters of the P.G.A. in Florida. Early days: Don was in second grade … Continue reading

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The Newton Boys

The Newtons: Growing Up With Garden Home Gladys and Albert Newton and their seven boys moved to Garden Home in the early fall of 1935. Their eldest, Donal McIntosh, Gladys’ son by a previous marriage, was in his last years at … Continue reading

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Clark Stephens

My parents Noble and Bessie (Elizabeth) Stephens moved to Garden Home in 1928. They both were going to business school in Portland. They and friends would go camping in the area before they decided to move out here. Their home is still … Continue reading

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Colin Lamb and the history of Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway

April 22, 2010 by Colin Lamb My Dad, Forrest Lamb, developed the first Lamb’s Thriftway in 1957 on th e northeast section of the Garden Home intersection. Dad and his brother Robert had started a grocery business, Lamb Brothers Market, in … Continue reading

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Oscar and Mary Olson

Interviewed March 2010. Oscar and Mary Olson have retired to a lovely complex, Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego. They have fond memories of Garden Home, a place where they raised their family. They lived most of the time at 7380 S.W. 77th in … Continue reading

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George and Mae Babbitt

Oral history interview done on Feb. 26, 2010 by Elaine Shreve George and Mae Babbitt moved to Garden Home in January of 1950. George served in the Army Air Force in WWII and moved to Oregon in a 1932 Ford … Continue reading

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