Portrait of John D. Shorb and Elizabeth Kesselring

Title

Portrait of John D. Shorb and Elizabeth Kesselring

Description

Portrait of John D. Shorb and his wife, Elizabeth Kesselring Mr. Shorb is sitting while Elizabeth is standing by his side. He is wearing a suit with an open shirt. She is wearing a long dress and a buttoned sweater. She has her right hand on his shoulder.
[front] [black ink] John D Shorb 1822 – 1909 Elizabeth Kesselring 1820 - 1891 [back] [black ink, hand written] May 8 1891 Elizabeth Shorb: Wife of John D. Shorb died at their home May 6, 1891 – Born Maryland Oct 28, 1820 – Married 48 years. Moved from Maryland to Kansas – lived there 47 years. Came in 1865: Came by team across plains. Settled 7½ miles N.W. of Forest Grove, Oregon. Moved to town (Forest Grove) 2 years ago: 8 children 7 survive. She was paralyzed for 6 years: Completely helpless lately. Union Cemetery Thurs. A.M.

Date Created

circa 1890

Subject

Shorb, John D.
Shorb, Addie
Shorb, John F.
Shorb, Elizabeth
Shorb, Henry Thomas
Shorb, M.F.
Shorb, Mary E.
Shorb, R.A.
Local & State History

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0302

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact Friends of Historic Forest Grove at: rights@fhfg.org

Source

Joyce (Shorb) Sauber collection; Friends of Historic Forest Grove