Dr. Peg Gilbert, Pacific University and Forest Grove: A Look Into the Past

"Benjamin H. Catching Family
Left to right [Photo 37]: Charles Dixon; Mrs. Frank catching, Benjamin H. Catching; Mrs. Owen, mother of Mrs. Frank Catching; Mr. Dixon; Edward Catching; Annie E. Catching; Frank Catching.

Benjamin H. Catching and his wife Lavina came to Oregon from Kentucky in 1849. He settled on land that included present day Mountain View Cemetery and all the land directly east of the cemetery to Sunset Drive.

The handwritten notes and names of the back of the original photography that these people are taking balsam from a felled fir tree."