From all the photos on my homepage there is so little information about who they are or where they're from. Most are anonymous and we will never know their names or descendants.

Wouldn't it be great to have very old photos from your ancestors in your possession and to know a lot about them. These photo scans were sent to me by Caryl Lamont Munson and he added some data with them. These are his ancestors and Ezra William Edward Munson is his great great great grandfather.

Thanks Caryl for sending these very nice photos of your ancestors and sharing them with us.

Caryl's ancestors on father's side


Captain Samuel Uzal Munson Sr.

Born 9 April 1781 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.
Died 20 Nov 1866 in Niantic, Macon County, Illinois
Buried at Long Point Cemetery, Niantic Tp., Macon Co., Illinois
Occupations:  Antique Appraiser, Shoemaker,  Cooper, And Carpenter.

Military Background:
Samuel fought in the war of 1812.  He was first stationed in New Jersey, then at Fort McHenry near Baltimore, Maryland before he was to go off and serve on a ship called the Constitution which was the defeat of the British ship Guerriere on Aug. 19, 1812.

Relegion: Lutheran
Member of St. John's Lutheran at Creagerstown.

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Ezra William Edward Munson.


Justice of the Peace

Son of Captain Samuel Uzal Munson Sr.


Born 4 April 1811 in Creagerstown, Frederick Co., Maryland

Died 28 Feb 1891 in Tilghman, Talbot County, Maryland

Buried at Bakersville Cemetery, Tilghmanton, Washington County, Maryland


Not only was he a Justice, he was also a Shoemaker and Cooper in Tilghmanton, Washington Co., Maryland.


Josephus Washington Munson

Son of Ezra W. E. Munson

Born 25 Feb 1835 in Sharpsburg, Frederick County, Maryland.

Baptized at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creagerstown, Frederick, Maryland.
Died 26 Dec 1897 in Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois
Buried 27 Dec 1897 at Illini Cemetery in Warrensburg, Macon County, Illinois.
Occupation:  Cooper, Broom Maker, Laborer, and Ditcher.
Josephus spent many years in the business of making wine barrels and brooms.  He learned these trades from his father Ezra.  He also worked the railroad company as a laborer and ditcher, prepairing the way for the tracks to be laid.
Josephus was a man of great success and was well established in his community.  He owned land and had a beautiful two story Victorian House in Hagerstown Maryland where he raised his children.  He was friendly to everyone he encountered and was very helpful to others in need.




Julia Ann Boyer

Married with Josephus Washington Munson.

Born 14 Jan 1840 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.

Died 28 May 1868 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.
Buried at Bakersville Cemetery, Washington County, Maryland.
Julia died young from Tuberculosis.  She and her son William Edward Ezra Munson are buried next to one another.  William died a little over a year before Julia.  They have a shared headstone.


Caryl's ancestors on mother's side



Oliver Cromwell Moak & Mary Ann Wilson


Oliver Cromwell MOAK was born 10 Apr 1847 in Cincinatti, Hamilton County, Ohio. He died 27 Sep 1937 in Brooklyn, Pacific Co., Washington and was buried 28 Sep 1937 in Wynooche Cemetery in Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington.

Oliver married Mary Ann WILSON, daughter of James Patriot WILSON Jr. and Elizabeth Rebecca WELLS, on 4 Nov 1869 in Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa. Mary was born 1 Oct 1852 in Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa. She died 27 Jun 1935 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington and was buried 1 Jul 1935 in Wynooche Cemetery in Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington.



Phillip Scott Moak & Mary Maude Hendricks


Philip Scott MOAK (son of Oliver Cromwell) was born 23 Feb 1874 in Eddyville, Mahaka County, Iowa. He died 30 Aug 1949 in Big Point, Jackson, Mississippi and was buried in Big Point Church Cemetery.


WWI Civilian Draft Registrations

Moak, Philip Scott

Birth Date: 23 Feb 1874 Ethnicity: W

Birth Place:  Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa

Residence: City/County: Jackson Co.

State: MS 

  Military Background:  Philip Scott Moak served in WWI above his son

  Forrest Given Moak

  Occupation:  Mechanic


Philip married Mary Maude HENDRICKS, daughter of Eber Augustus HENDRICKS and Thena A. HANDY, on 4 Nov 1894 in Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington. Mary was born 28 Mar 1876 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. She died 15 Apr 1967 in Hurley, Jackson County, Mississippi and was buried 21 Apr 1967 in Big Point Church Cemetery.



Forrest Given Moak & Effie Osborne Christian


Forrest Given MOAK (son of Philip Scott, Oliver Cromwell) was born 4 Apr 1897 in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington. He died 20 Jun 1985 in Redding, Shasta, California and was buried Cremation.


Forrest Given Moak

Occupation; Logger, Plywood Maker.

Hobbies: Cabinet Building, Wood Carving, Gardening, Hunting, And Fishing.

Military Background: Forrest served in The United States Army during WWI and was injured in that war.  He lost one lung and was given the "Purple Heart".



Forrest married Effie Osborne CHRISTIAN, daughter of Mose CHRISTIAN and Frances (Fannie) Jane REYNOLDS, on 3 Jul 1923 in Alpha, , WA. Effie was born 14 Apr 1904 in Rife, Lewis, WA. She died 28 Jul 1962 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery In Leaburg, Lane Co., Oregon.


A little story about Granddad by Judith C. Moak


Granddad could be a real character at times. He was always planning some kind of mischief and playing tricks on people.  We could always tell when he was up to something because he would twist the ends of his bushy eyebrows with his fingers and his eyes would twinkle.

I remember one time when Great Grandma Christian (Fannie) came to visit.  She was making an apron out of quilt pieces, and without realizing it she sewed part of the apron to the one she was wearing and Granddad sat there and watched her do it and didn't say a word, he just got that twinkle in his eyes.  Grandma Christian noticed the devious look he had.  She realized that she had sewn part of the apron to the one she was wearing.  Then she asked Granddad why he didn't say anything.  He looked at her with a grin and simply said "I was having too much fun watching you do it".



Forrest Jr 3 & Dorothy Goins 2


Forrest (Dick) MOAK (son of Forrest Given, Philip Scott, Oliver Cromwell) was born 1 Apr 1923 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington. He died 3 Nov 1996 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon and was buried 7 Nov 1996 in Eagle Point National Cemetery In Eagle Point, Jackson County, Oregon.

Occupation; Ply Wood Maker.

Hobbies: Playing The Harmonica, Wood Crafting, Hunting, And Fishing.

Military Background: Forrest Moak Jr. served in The United States Army during WWII.  He fought in Germany.

Forrest was born in Spokane Washington.  Raised there until he was a teen ager, he finished school and then right into the Army in 1941.  Most of his time in the service he was stationed at different bases in the US.  Periodically he would take leave to visit home.  During one of these visits in 1942 he married his sweetheart Dorothy Goins in Vernonia Oregon.  Then back to the Army he went performing his duties as a soldier.  He came home again in 1943 to spend Christmas with his wife.  Then he went overseas to fight in Germany.  While he was there he received news of his daughter's birth.  A baby girl named Judith.  He proudly jumped for joy.

In 1945 he finally got to go home to his family for good.   The next year his daughter Francine was born.  Then in 1949 his son Timothy was born. 

Forrest started working in the plywood industry in Myrtle Creek Oregon.  He later moved to Wilmington California to work for a company called "Virco School Furniture ".  He was there for about five years.  Then in 1955 he returned to Oregon and got a job at "Bates Lumber Company" in Grants Pass.  This is where he worked until he retired.

In 1964 Forrest and Dorothy were divorced.  Years later he married Wanda Joyce Asher.  During his marriage to Joyce he did landscaping in his spare time for a little extra money.  He and Joyce remained together until his passing in 1996.


Moak, Forrest, b. 04/01/1923, d. 11/03/1996, US Army, PVT, Res: Grants Pass, OR, Burial: Eagle Point National Cemetery In Eagle Point, Jackson County, Oregon, Plot: 22 0 430, bur. 11/07/1996


Forrest married (1) Dorothy Jane GOINS, daughter of Merle Isaiah GOINS and Rheta Belle HOERLE, on 14 Nov 1942 in Vernonia, Columbia Co., Oregon. The marriage ended in divorce. Dorothy was born 16 Aug 1926 in Hubbard, Marion Co., Oregon. She died 26 Mar 2003 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.

Dorothy Jane Goins

Occupation:  Hops Harvester, Care Provider, Singer, And House Wife.

Hobbies:  Embroidery And Sewing.

Religious Background:  Baptist, Mormon, and Catholic


Dorothy was born in Hubbard Oregon on August 16, 1926.

At the age of fifteen she married her first husband Forrest Moak..

At seventeen she gave birth to her first child Judith.  Her husband was in Germany at the time she delivered and she had to get her support from her mother and stepfather with whom she lived. In 1945 Forrest left the military and the couple truly began their life together.  

In 1946 Dorothy had her second daughter Francine.  She took very good care of her children but,  Francine was born with spina bifida and was in need of extra care.  Caring for her took much of Dorothy's time. 

In 1949 she gave birth to her final child and only son Timothy.  She raised her three children and kept house.

During a financially difficult time she took a job in the hops fields so the family could have a better Christmas.

In 1963 she divorced her husband Forrest.

In 1965 She married Louis Johnson, and began her career singing in clubs.


Death Notice

Dorothy Jane (Goins) Moak Johnson 

AKA Evett Yvonne Lamont

Dorothy married Forrest Moak Jr. on 14 Nov 1942 in Vernonia, Columbia Co., Oregon.  She divorced Forrest in about 1963.  She later married Lou Johnson.

Death Occurred At:

12:50 in the afternoon at Adventist Medical Center at 10123 S.E. Market Street on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon 97216

Room 3314


Newspaper article from the Vidette regarding the Moak family


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