Ole Larson's Folks

Died in Polk County, Oregon, on this date in 1981: Atley McKinley Pederson, cousin of Isaac Larson, and close friend of my parents. Despite the caption below, most members of this family spelled their name “Pederson.”

1910c Petersons Hoffs w-namesI remember Atley only vaguely, from a few visits to his home when I was less than ten years old. Here is a rather blurry frame from a home movie taken on one of those visits. I don’t know the identity of the younger man on the left. Read more …

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In U.S. history, exactly 150 years ago (on this day in 1865), at a private home in the town of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, General Robert E Lee surrendered his army to General Ulysses S Grant, effectively ending the Civil War.




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