McClain-Hammel Timeline

Five-generation fan chart of the ancestry of Florence Lavon McClain (click image to view larger)

Below is an attempt to put the McClain and Hammel photos on this blog onto a timeline. Naturally the dates that photos were taken are not always known with precision, so this is just my best guess based on available information. Click on any photo in the timeline to be taken to the blog post concerning that photo.

As I post photos to the blog related to these families, I will add them to the timeline. At some point the timeline will grow to the point of being unwieldy (if it isn’t already). So I may have to break it into sections eventually.

early 1880s

Portrait of Nathan McClain in Nebraska

early 1880s

12 Jul 1883

Certificate of the marriage of John W. Hammil and Sarah M. Rine

12 Jul 1883

early 1885

Arthur Blaine McClain’s baby picture

early 1885

possibly 1885

Martha and William Rine, Sarah Hammell’s parents

possibly 1885

late 1886

Addie May Hammell’s baby picture

late 1886

c. 1887

McClain homestead near Paxton, Nebraska

c. 1887

c. 1890

Frank, Ray and Arthur McClain

c. 1890

c. 1895

Portrait of Nathan and Mary McClain’s family

c. 1895

1898

Individual portraits taken near Paxton, Nebraska:

Nellie McClain
Jim McClain
Mae McClain
Arthur McClain
Frank McClain
Ray McClain
Ellery McClain
Clyde McClain

1898

c. 1899

The McClains at school, near Paxton, Nebraska

c. 1899

c. 1900

Sarah Hammell with May Sellars (probably)

c. 1900

c. 1900

John Hammell portrait

c. 1900

c. 1900

Mary McClain with sisters, maybe Paxton, NE

c. 1900

c. 1902

Addie Hammel, age 16

c. 1902

c. 1902

Bessie Hammell, age 14

c. 1902

c. 1904

Addie Hammel, probably high school graduation

c. 1904

c. 1904

Bessie Hammell, about age 16

c. 1904

c. 1905

Unknown group including Addie and Bessie Hammell

c. 1905

c. 1905

Bessie Hammell, graduation from high school

c. 1905

c. 1905

Arthur McClain portrait

c. 1905

c. 1905

Portrait of Arthur and Ellery McClain

c. 1905

c. 1907

Photo album given to Addie Hammel by Anna Akerman about 1907.

c. 1907

3 Jun 1908

Addie Hammell – Arthur McClain wedding

3 Jun 1908

c. 1908

Portrait of Ray and Frank McClain

c. 1908

c. 1908

Hammell residence and neighborhood

c. 1908

c. 1909

Bessie Hammell and Addie and Arthur McClain riding bicycles
Arthur and Addie McClain at 1027 E Seventh

c. 1909

c. 1909

Addie McClain inside her home, 1027 E. Seventh

c. 1909

c. 1909

Bessie and Addie Hammell and Lena Saylor with Roy Hutchins, Arthur McClain and an unidentified man

c. 1909

c. 1910

Sarah Hammell, dressmaker

c. 1910

c. 1910

John and Sarah Hammell standing by their house at 122 N Sherman St

c. 1910

c. 1910

Studio portrait, probably taken in Albany

c. 1910

c. 1910

Bessie Hammell, “collar girl”

c. 1910

c. 1910

Soda springs at Cascadia

c. 1910

late June 1910

Addie McClain with her first baby, Florence
Addie and Arthur McClain with baby Florence

late June 1910

Summer 1910

Florence McClain in a baby buggy on the porch of 1027 E Seventh

Summer 1910

Sep 1910

Florence McClain, three months old

Sep 1910

Fall 1910

Sarah Hammell holding her first grandchild Florence
Florence McClain in a high chair

Fall 1910

Fall 1910

Florence McClain at about four months

Fall 1910

c. 1910

Nathan McClain at the “McKnight Place” near Tallman

c. 1910

c. 1910

Nathan McClain and his brothers

c. 1910

c. 1911

Sarah Hammell in her parlor

c. 1911

Spring 1911

Florence McClain, about nine months old

Spring 1911

Spring 1911

John and Sarah Hammell family

Spring 1911

6 Jun 1911

Florence McClain, one year old

6 Jun 1911

c. 1911

Hammell family group photos taken in front of the Hammell home

c. 1911

c. 1912

John Hammell, the Hutchins and others on a drive

c. 1912

c. 1912

Bessie Hutchins and Florence McClain
Sarah Hammell and Florence McClain

c. 1912

c. 1912

Florence McClain and grandfather John Hammel
Florence McClain in front of the McClain home at 1027 E Seventh

c. 1912

c. 1912

On the porch of the Hammell home

c. 1912

c. 1912

Portrait of Floyd Hammel (“Uncle Jack”)

c. 1912

1912

John and Sarah Hammell driving with friends

1912

c. 1912

John Hammell’s car in front of its garage

c. 1912

c. 1913

1027 SE Seventh Ave, Albany

c. 1913

c. 1913

Sarah Hammell with Florence and Bernard in front of the McClain home

c. 1913

c. 1913

Clara McClain, possible high school graduation

c. 1913

c. 1913

Nathan & Mary McClain family picnic

c. 1913

Late 1913

Florence McClain, age 3½

Late 1913

c. 1914

Florence McClain and a neighbor(?), 1027 E 7th

c. 1914

c. 1914

Sarah Hammell with her grandchildren
Bernard and Florence McClain

c. 1914

6 Jun 1914

Florence McClain, 4th birthday

6 Jun 1914

10 Jun 1914

Florence McClain, possibly as flower girl at her Uncle Clyde McClain’s wedding

10 Jun 1914

c. 1914

Mary McClain and Florence McClain

c. 1914

1914

Nathan & Mary McClain with 15 grandchildren

1914

c. 1915

John Hammell with his grandchildren

c. 1915

c. 1915

Inside the Hammell’s home at 122 N Sherman

c. 1915

c. 1915

Home of Nathan and Mary McClain in North Albany

c. 1915

c. 1915

Nathan McClain in his apple orchard

c. 1915

20 Aug 1915

Camping at Cascadia

20 Aug 1915

c. 1918

Addie and Arthur McClain on the Tallman farm

c. 1918

c. 1918

Florence and Bernard McClain

c. 1918

1919

Children on the porch of the Arthur McClain family’s home in Tallman, alone…
…and with their grandparents

1919

c. 1919

Sarah Hammell and Betty McClain

c. 1919

1919

Tallman School students

1919

c. 1920

Martha Ann (Bucy) Rine

c. 1920

c. 1920

McClains and Hayeses

c. 1920

c. 1920

McClain children in front of their house in Tallman

c. 1920

c. 1920

Arthur McClain with a milk pail

c. 1920

c. 1920

Sarah Hammell and Betty McClain

c. 1920

Fall 1920

Tallman School “Older Girls”

Fall 1920

c. 1920

Sarah Hammell, duck hunting model

c. 1920

c. 1920

Clara McClain (above and below)

c. 1920

c. 1921

McClain children and Tallman neighbors

c. 1921

c. 1921

Mary McClain at her Albany home

c. 1921

c. 1921

The Grugett Children

c. 1921

c. 1922

Vida Beougher, teacher at Tallman School

c. 1922

c. 1922

John and Sarah Hammell with their grandchildren at Tallman train station

c. 1922

c. 1923

Florence McClain on a horse

c. 1923

c. 1923

Barney McClain

c. 1923

c. 1923

Betty McClain
as a flower girl?

c. 1923

c. 1923

Marie McClain with grandmother Mary McClain

c. 1923

c. 1923

Roy Warren and his uncle Arthur McClain

c. 1923

c. 1924

McClain family by their house in Tallman

c. 1924

c. 1924

Betty McClain with the Jincks girls

c. 1924

1924

School pageant at Tallman School

1924

c. 1924

Florence McClain, evidently cut from copy of family portrait below
Arthur McClain family portrait

c. 1924

c. 1924

Bernard and Arthur McClain collecting cream for the Albany Creamery

c. 1924

c. 1924

Florence McClain and flowers

c. 1924

Summer 1924

Florence McClain and her sweet peas

Summer 1924

c. 1924

Barney McClain

c. 1924

c. 1924

Betty McClain

c. 1924

c. 1924

Elmer and Cheslah Lake

c. 1924

c. 1924

Cheslah Lake

c. 1924

c. 1924

Clara McClain with brother Bill
…and with sister Mary (Mae)

c. 1924

c. 1924

Florence McClain, new coat and hat

c. 1924

1924

Construction of Albany General Hospital

1924

c. 1924

Joseph and Nellie Warren’s house in Toledo, Oregon

c. 1924

c. 1924

Ray and Roy Warren with their dog

c. 1924

c. 1925

McClains and Bennetts

c. 1925

c. 1925

Roberta Gregson with Florence McClain

c. 1925

c. 1925

Betty McClain on the farm in Tallman

c. 1925

mid-1920s

Addie McClain with her chickens
Addie McClain with Penny

mid-1920s

mid-1920s

Tallman Goodwill Club

mid-1920s

mid-1920s

Addie and Arthur McClain with unidentified cousins…
…and their children

mid-1920s

mid-1920s

Miss Jaeger, piano teacher

mid-1920s

c. 1925

Clara McClain
AKA “Aunt Peggy”

c. 1925

c. 1925

John Hammell hunting pheasants

c. 1925

c. 1926

Hammell Family group photo

c. 1926

c. 1926

Florence McClain posing by a car

c. 1926

c. 1926

Florence McClain with friends

c. 1926

c. 1926

Bernard McClain with horse cart

c. 1926

c. 1926

Bernard McClain on the farm

c. 1926

c. 1926

Leah Rodenberger
Mereva Rodenberger
Rodenberger girls with Florence McClain
Betty and Florence McClain with Mereva Rodenberger

c. 1926

c. 1926

Arthur McClain family in front of 122 N Sherman
Three Generations of Female First Chidren

c. 1926

c. 1926

Group from Tallman at the Oregon Coast

c. 1926

15 Aug 1926

Picnic in Sodaville

15 Aug 1926

c. 1926

Florence McClain and Sarah Hammell at lava beds
Sarah Hammell and Florence McClain at the summit of McKenzie Pass

c. 1926

c. 1926

Walt and Gordon McClain

c. 1926

c. 1927

Billy Hutchins…
on the McClain farm…
in Tallman

c. 1927

c. 1927

Sarah Hammell surrounded by all her grandchildren

c. 1927

c. 1927

Unidentified boy and girl near Bryant Park, Albany

c. 1927

c. 1927

mock wedding

c. 1927

c. 1928

Tallman…
…people

c. 1928

c. 1928

Florence McClain possible high school graduation portrait
Bernard McClain possible high school graduation portrait (Florence and Bernard graduated the same year)

c. 1928

26 July 1928

John & Sarah Hammell at Lost Creek Campground
Sarah Hammell with friends at Lost Creek Campground

26 July 1928

1928

Florence McClain and Anna Wright

1928

c. 1928

Florence McClain, sitting on the porch of the McClain home in Tallman

c. 1928

c. 1928

Florence McClain with friends at nursing school

c. 1928

1929

Mary McClain’s high school graduation photo (probably)

1929

c. 1929

Portrait of Florence McClain as a student nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland

c. 1929

c. 1929

Florence on campus, Good Samaritan, Portland

c. 1929

c. 1929

Florence McClain and Reta Rowley as student nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital

c. 1929

c. 1929

Florence McClain with friends at nursing school

c. 1929

Fall, prob. 1929

Florence McClain in her student nurse uniform, taken on the Tallman farm

Fall, prob. 1929

sometime 1920s-early 1930s

Bill McClain (Arthur’s brother) in Tucson, AZ

sometime 1920s-early 1930s

1930

Margaret McClain, during her brief life

1930

1930

Hammells and McClains with baby Margaret
Three generations of first children: Addie McClain, Sarah Hammell, Florence McClain

1930

c. 1930

Arthur McClain Family with Walter (?) McClain

c. 1930

c. 1930

Florence McClain as a student nurse, Good Samaritan, Portland

c. 1930

Early 1930

Florence McClain as a nursing student at Good Samaritan Hospital

Early 1930

c. 1930

Florence McClain with Dorothy Holmes and Shirley Briggs’ mother.

c. 1930

Spring 1931

Florence McClain, graduation from nurse’s training, Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland

Spring 1931

c. 1931

Florence McClain with friends and cousins

c. 1931

c. 1931

Mary and Myrtle McClain in Tallman

c. 1931

6 Jun 1932

Florence McClain on her 22nd birthday…
…McClain farm, Tallman

6 Jun 1932

Jun 1932

Day trip from Tallman to Helmick State Park
Lloyd Wright, preparing to take a photo, steadied by Barney McClain

Jun 1932

c. 1932

Betty McClain, on a horse, bareback, in a dress

c. 1932

c. 1932

Three Generations of Female First Children
Sarah Hammell with daughters

c. 1932

5 Sep 1932

Near the top of Marys Peak
With George Weeks and Dorothy Holmes
…also Betty Scott and friend Marian Morris

5 Sep 1932

c. 1932

Florence McClain and Anna Wright, cooling their feet
A friend and Florence McClain with fern bouquets
Florence McClain on a really large stump

c. 1932

c. 1932

Florence McClain with Anna and Mina Wright and an unidentified woman

c. 1932

probably early 1930s

Bill & Arthur McClain

probably early 1930s

c. 1933

Betty McClain school photo

c. 1933

23 Apr 1933

Lloyd Wright proposes to Florence McClain at the confluence of the North and South Santiam rivers

23 Apr 1933

c. 1933

Florence McClain and Mary McClain in front of the McClain residence in Tallman

c. 1933

c. 1933

Florence McClain & Dorothy Holmes on the Tallman farm
Florence and Dorothy with Lloyd Wright
Bernard McClain and a friend with Lloyd Wright

c. 1933

2 Jul 1933

McClains and Wrights on Cleveland Rock (now Snow Peak)

2 Jul 1933

early 1935

Sarah Hammell holding Donna Wright beside brick garage at 130 N Sherman

early 1935

12 May 1935

Donna Wright at seven months, held by grandmother Addie McClain

12 May 1935

Spring 1935

Betty McClain high school graduation

Spring 1935

October 1935

Donna Wright at one year, hanging onto grandfather Arthur McClain

October 1935

mid-1936

Four Generations of Female First Children

mid-1936

18 Jul 1937

Marriage of Betty McClain and Lee Scott on the farm in Tallman

18 Jul 1937

12 July 1938

Sarah & John Hammell’s 55th wedding anniversary

12 July 1938

July 1938

Reunion of the children of Nathan and Mary McClain:

Group…
…photos
“The Boys”
Clyde and Arthur McClain
Arthur and Ellery McClain
Clyde McClain, Addie McClain and others

July 1938

late 1930s

John & Sarah Hammell, location unknown

late 1930s

late 1930s

John Hammell holding a dog on the Tallman farm

late 1930s

Spring 1939

Florence Wright & Betty Scott on the McClain farm, Tallman

Spring 1939

likely late 1930s/early 1940s

Arthur McClain shoveling snow on the Tallman farm

likely late 1930s/early 1940s

c. 1940

Arthur McClain and grandchildren at 406 N Geary, Albany

c. 1940

1 Jul 1940

Celebrating John Hammell’s 80th birthday

1 Jul 1940

probably also 1 Jul 1940
(judging from matching clothing)

Four Generations of Female First Children

probably also 1 Jul 1940
(judging from matching clothing)

October 1940

Donna Wright and her grandfather Arthur McClain on the occasion of their birthdays

October 1940

c. 1940

Ray McClain, manager for Mountain States Power

c. 1940

1943

Mary and Carl Rundback’s three sons

1943

October 1944

Donna Wright and her grandfather Arthur McClain on the occasion of their birthdays

October 1944

4 Jul 1945

Art’s fifth birthday and John Hammell’s 85th

4 Jul 1945

c. 1945

Portrait of Bessie (Hammell) Radford

c. 1945

c. 1945

Ellery and Leota McClain and family

c. 1945

c. 1949

Addie McClain with granddaughters Judy, Janet and Joyce McClain

c. 1949

c. 1949

Lee Scotts, Bernard McClains, Lloyd Wrights

c. 1949

c. 1950

The last years of John Hammell’s long life

c. 1950

c. 1963

Four Generations of Female First Children

c. 1963

c. 1980

Floyd (“Jack”) and Verna Hammel in their high-rise apartment in Portland

c. 1980

2012

Brick garage at 130 Sherman St. NE, Albany (from Google StreetView)

2012

18 Aug 2019

1027 SE Seventh Ave, Albany, after destruction by fire

18 Aug 2019