Here is another mover and shaker group photo. In the next few
weeks, I am going to search these guys out and see who is who.
Our famous Earnest "Red" Hallen is third from the right in
the front row. That is the second photo that Hallen has shown up
in. The first man in the front row is Thomas I. Grimison who is
the great grandfather of my friend Richard Grimison. Now
that is great stuff to find my friends grandfather in one of these old
photos. The Society of the Chagres was an organization formed
for those with service time during the construction of the
Canal. All these in this photo are Roosevelt Medal recipients.
I have added two links that you can read about the society. The
UF link has a link that will take you to the yearbooks of the Society.
I have a set of these books and are very interesting.
The caption part of the photo is hard
to read so I typed it out below. The last two men in the front row
names are off the photo.
Outing – Taboga, May 11, 1930
Top row: W.H. Bolen,
1907; D.F. Donahue, 1904; A.F Sickler, 1906; Jack Meehan, 1904
Second row: H.R.
Westcott, 1906; W.S. Perry, 1905; Gerald Bliss, 1905; Howard Baxter,
1906; W.F. Morrison, 1906
Third row: F.L. Sala,
1908; C.M. Lupfer, 1905; C.O. Carlson, 1905; W.H. Witmer, 1906;
William Ramey, 1906; R.H. Draughn, 1907
Bottom Row: Thomas I.
Grimison, 1907, R.M. Davies, 1906; F.H. Sheibley, 1896; George H.
Watts, 1905; E. Hallen, 1906, ?, ?