Portrait of John D. Shorb and Elizabeth Kesselring


Portrait of John D. Shorb and Elizabeth Kesselring


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


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