Gallery #5 PEOPLE, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES
Biswell, Dr. Roger, Sr. (1883-1943).

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Record 1195/2101
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Collection Fleming, Suzanne Watson
Date of photo 1918
Description Dr. Roger Biswell, Sr. (1883-1943) was born in Baker City to James Joseph Biswell (1849-1913) and Sally Ann Eubank (1852-1909). James was a road supervisor for Baker County around the turn of the 20th century. Their children were Wallace, Carrie, William, Ora, Roger, and Ella. Roger, Sr., married Mary Myrtle Bratton in 1907. He began his medical practice in Haines. He served in the Army medical corps in 1918. Their children were Marjorie Biswell Watson (11-4-1911 to 6-16-1999) and Dr. Roger Biswell, Jr. (9-15-1910 to 5-12-1969), both born in Haines, Oregon. Roger, Jr., and his wife, Dr. Flora Corkery Biswell (6-25-1911 to 4-14-1998), practiced medicine in Baker for many years. Roger and Flora's children are Roderick "Rick", Mary, and Ann (BHS '55, '56, & '62). Marjorie and David Edmund Watson (2-23-1910 to 2-18-1987) are the parents of Suzanne Watson Fleming.

Wallace "Wally" Merle Byam, inventor of the Airstream travel trailer, was 1st cousin of Marjorie and Roger, Jr. Wally was born 7-4-1896 in Baker City to Bert Byam and Carrie Biswell Byam, a Baker City teacher and sister of Roger Biswell, Sr.
Object ID 2009.2.3
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