Who is Luella Allen in 1930s?
Peggy Christopherson, Mary & Giff Jones and Noel (Moist) Storms look for the jacquard weaver's signature
A FRIENDS HOME IN LEBANON, OREGON, MID-1930'S...Luella Allen found a historic jacquard woven coverlet “at friends home in Lebanon,” in Oregon. In the mid-1930’s Luella gifted it to Kathryn Cornwall Smith.
In 1985, KC Smith passed the coverlet to Giff and Mary Jones for safekeeping. On Saturday, 20 December 2008, the Jones brought this bit of Lebanon’s heritage back home.
Lebanon's heritage... 1840s jacquard woven coverlet
The coverlet may have been woven in the 1840 era in Virginia (West).
According to KC, Luella told her the coverlet, “... came from Virginia over the Oregon Trail with the pioneer Moise family.” Today, it’s believed Moist may be the correct pioneer family instead of Moise.
Who was the Oregon Trail pioneer family?
Who is “Luella Allen?” Was she in the mid-valley?
Was her “friends home in Lebanon” area a Moist family (1845, Oregon Trail)? Or was it a member of other Oregon Trail pioneer families – 1852-McDonalds, 1852-McCullys, Crawfords, or Reeves?
KC Smith... Anyone remember her being up here?
Where was Kathryn Cornwall Smith in Oregon in the mid-1930s? KC was a Californian in her early 30’s up here studying Oregon pioneer history. She became a journalist. Probably born: San Fernando Valley, California, 1906, and died: Goleta-Santa Barbara, California, 1986.
Check the Lebanon's woven coverlet website
For more info, check the website for photos, family trees (Moist, McDonald), and other helpful articles. Or call Peggy or Chris 541-258-1774, at Peggy’s Alaskan Cabbage Patch B&B, 194 S Second St, Lebanon.