News and information from our partners

Edgar Ashbrenner celebrates 105th birthday

EDGAR ASHBRENNER, wearing a party hat, pays close attention to musicians at his early 105th birthday party March 21. He turns 105 Sunday, March 24.


EDGAR ASHBRENNER, wearing a party hat, pays close attention to musicians at his early 105th birthday party March 21. He turns 105 Sunday, March 24.



photo

EDGAR AND LAURA Ashbrenner were married in December 1937. Their engagement lasted seven years because the onset of the Great Depression made it difficult for Edgar to find a job that could support the family.

— When Edgar Ashbrenner drew his first breath, Babe Ruth was still six years away from his professional baseball debut with the Boston Red Sox, humanity didn’t yet know about world wars or Great Depressions, and movie fans were still 18 years away from hearing John Barrymore and Mary Astor utter the first words on the silver screen in “Don Juan...

Get full access to The Dalles Chronicle!

To subscribe and read the full version of this story please click here.

If you are an active subscriber, click here to continue reading.



Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment

CLOSE X

Information from The Chronicle and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)