This photo was taken at the annual cherry picnic at Marion and Lily
Young's home in Wilsonville, Oregon. The occasion is also a recognition for surviving
GAR members (Grand Army of the Republic) and a meeting of the
Women's Relief Corps of World War I. We know it is spring of
1918 partly because the infant is Dorothy Lehan, born in April,
1918. The two stars in the window are for Marion and Lily's
two sons, Norris and Dorris, who are both serving in France.
Their wives, Fanny and Mattie, along with their children, Margaret,
Hardy, and Dorothy, are living with Marion and Lily. I do not
know the significance of the other insignia in the windows.
There are not many men in the photo, perhaps because it is the
height of World War I.
The GAR members include Peter Meeks, seated in front of his
daughter, Dessa, Lily's sister-in-law. Other GAR members
could include the following Civil War vets at Pleasant View: