Oregon Genealogy

Hazeltine Photos, Baker City, Oregon

G. I. Hazeltine, brother of H. H. Hazeltine

In his early years, George was also a photographer and maybe he photographed sporadically after coming to Oregon. He married wife Emeline in California in April 1862 and almost immediately left for Oregon and was on John Day River by July 1862.
The attraction was gold mining. He went back for his family and moved them to Grant Co. in 1863. Helen Rand, a grand daughter of the Geo. I. Hazeltines
published Whiskey Gulch in Baker City about 1881
J. R. Flynn
 
It is identified, in J. R. Flynn's own hand, I suspect. In the 1900 census for Baker City, there is a James  Flynn, 45, born in New York (father b. in Ireland) and he is a bartender.
Wife seems to be Zella (?) 35, also b. in New York. Children are Isabelle 16,Sarah 13, Philip 8. Only Philip was b in Oregon, so we know Flynn arrived between 1887 and 1902.

Unidentified Man

Young Boy, Baker City, Oregon

No info on the photo to identify
this happy young couple (an assumption, as they look pretty sober & serious in the pose)  We see
Hazeltine's standard painted backdrop which is evident in other photos.
 
Two young couples and Child, Baker City, Oregon Unidentified Woman
Ada and Mary - See story Aunt Sarah and Husband - See Story

Identified in ink, in a fine hand on the back as "W. L Finch  1885." In the 1880 census for Baker City, there was a family consisting of  William Fraker, 53, Carpenter from Missouri.  His wife is Eliza F. Fraker and she is 36, also from Missouri.  They have 2 sons and 2 daughters, all b. in Oregon - ages ranging from 14 down to 4, meaning they came from Missouri a bit more than 14 years before 1880 - or about 1865 +/-. In the household also are William Finch 18, and Margaret Finch 16 (both older than the Fraker children). They are stepson and stepdaughter, meaning they are Eliza Fraker's children from an earlier marriage to a Finch - and they were born in Missouri-so the move to Oregon was likely between 1862+ and 1865. 

Maybe someone there can figure out the meaning of the elaborate uniform of young Finch. If I have him pegged correctly in the census, he is 23 at the time of the photo. 

Unidentified People - Baker City

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