REUNION MEMORIES: Highlights of Reunions

You can read a synopsis of the minutes of all the reunions from 1919 to 1941 online at under Reunion Minutes Archive. (coming soon!)  Here are some highlights:

  • 1919 first reunion. Seventy-five in attendance.
  • 1920 Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood was guest of honor.
  • 1925 voted to put Uncle Adam Hewitt’s name on Champoeg historical marker;  monument to Henry and Elizabeth Matheny Hewitt discussed.
  • 1927 There were 125 in attendance.
  • 1933 Erection of the monument to Elizabeth and Henry Hewitt completed.
  • 1937 Discussed christening of new ferry boat at the Wheatland crossing.  It was named for Daniel Matheny[as have all of the ferries at Wheatland since]; “Moving pictures” (movies) were taken by Roy Hewitt.
  • 1940 Dr. Henry Hewitt presented to the family a gavel made from a piece of the old walnut tree on the old Hewitt Donation Land Claim.
  • 1942 No reunions were held during WWII because it was considered inappropriate to be celebrating while the men and boys were fighting

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