Portrait of Elizabeth McGary Lovejoy


Portrait of Elizabeth McGary Lovejoy


A studio portrait of Elizabeth Martha McGary Lovejoy (1829-1904). Elizabeth was the wife of Asa Lawrence Lovejoy, who is remembered as the founder of the city of Portland, Oregon. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photograph, this portrait was taken in Hillsboro in 1872. The photograph formerly belonged to Charles T. Tozier, who collected images of "Oregon Whites," according to the notes.

The back of the photograph has additional notes written in a later hand which misidentify the subject as as the widow of Asa Munger and Henry Buxton, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Sarah Hoisington. However, this appears to be incorrect.
Transcription of notes on the photograph: [Front] [typed label glued on] Mrs. Asa Lovejoy. [Back] [Earlier hand in ink] The Charles T. Tozier collection of pictures of early Oregon whites. Hillsboro, Oregon, 1872. Mrs. Asa L. Lovejoy of Portland, Oregon. [A second hand in ink; note that the following appears to be incorrectly mixing up Mrs. Asa Lovejoy with Mrs. Asa Munger, who later married Henry Buxton.] Her first husband was Asa Mungar. One daughter, Mary Jane. She married Darius Smith. After Mr. Lovejoy died, she married Henry Buxton I. She had one daughter, Sarah E. Buxton. She married Charles Reynolds.

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