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Mayor, Eagle Rock City 1920-22, Lived on Loleta
Assembled over 40 parcels to allow construction of Eagle Rock Plaza
Built house now used as Cresse Mortuary
Councilman 14th district 1983-99
Regionalist/Modern painter. Studied Otis Art Inst.
Composer Pianist, toured with Doobie Brothers (Sharon Gould)
Civil Engineer. Ran for Governor of California
She founded an early school for mentally handicapped children. US Mother of the Year 1960. Mrs.Glenn T. Arbogast
Purchased the Japanese style garden created by C. C. Loomis on Hill Drive, which included the Argus Bowl, the site of early performances of community organizations, avant guard dance and music.
Publisher Eagle Rock Sentinel
Founding principal of Eagle Rock High School served 1927-1945. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar in 1905. while she was there she held thecollege and U.S. women’s hi jump record. She was also a published poet.
born in Indiana,
Chairman First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911, Mayor 1911, laid out Kenilworth and built 2 houses, Trustee of Church of the Good Shepherd (Bungalow Church)
Publisher Eagle Rock Advertiser, Westernlore Press
Early real estate broker, located on Colorado Boulevard
Owner Scholfield and Shepherd real estate. Built and developed many properties and subdivisions in Eagle Rock.
Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Mr. Biles was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told” He served on the Eagle Rock Board of Trade in 1911 and was manager of the Eagle Rock Bank.
Blankenship Castle Ellenwood Dr
Ms. Blumer was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
World famous tuba virtuoso, brass pedagogue and conductor (Played first solo tuba concert in the history of Carnegie Hall) first chair tuba with the Los Angeles Philharminic. (Sharon Gould)
Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz composer and percussionist. Lived in Eagle Rock, daughter graduated from ERHS.
ERHS graduate 1982. Afro Cuban and Jazz Trombonist (Grammy award winning composer, performer and music Professor) (Sharon Gould)
Heating company businessman (A.J.) and piano tutor and artist (Constance) Commissioned the (now known as) Egasse-Braasch House in 1923
ERHS graduate 1986. Emmy nominated producer of “Key and Peele”.
ERHS graduate 1988. Television Producer
Eagle Rock City Manager, Marshall and Street Superintendent. Lived on Loleta CA 1922
Married Anna Kashfi in Eagle Rock, October 11, 1957 at the home of his grandmother, Bessie Pennebaker, and his aunt and uncle, Betty and Ollie Lindemeyer.
Artist & Real Estate develper (with husband Colonel)
“Died in Eagle Rock, Wrote “Songs of a Pagan”
Farmer and Dahlia breeder.
b. Lewiston, Maine ,First ER City Board of Trustees ’11,ER Board of Trade 1911
Bass player in many Jazz ensembles in the 50’s and 60’s. ER Location and date unknown.(Bill Clancy)
Painter Muralist, Children’s book illustrator
Buff was one of Los Angeles’ formost post war architects.
ERHS graduate S’66. Won the “Oscar” for editing “Titanic”
Children’s book author
ERHS graduate 1997. Filipino Baseball player (plays for the Barangay Ginebra Kings in the Phillipines, where he is known as “the spark”) (Sharon Gould)
Eagle Rock City Clerk
Olympic Weightlifter (1974 US Weightlifter of the Year; Member of the US Weightlifter Hall of Fame) (Sharon Gould)
Remodled house on Wiota later 1325 Saginaw in chinese style. Operated a successful group of Chinese medicine stores. His family lived in ER from 1922 until 2003.
Invented the concept of valet parking
Jazz double bass player and composer (studied with ERHS’s instrumental teacher John Rinaldo; has toured and performed with numerous well known bands and performed on over 200 successful recordings.)
Plein air style painter
Eagle Rock City Treasurer ca 1922. Lived at “Valle Vista” Hill Dr. then at 5227 Sierra Villa
Mrs. Cooley was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
Eagle Rock High School ( W’ 64), Rose Queen 1966
Drew Katzenjammer Kids
President WTCC 1911
born in Missouri; First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911; built “Rosemary” and moved to “Vista del Valle”
Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees
Judge, Eagle Rock City Municipal Court
Dean of Men, Occidental College, Teacher at Eagle Rock High, Graduated Eagle Rock High in the first graduating class, 1929.
Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Actor mostly in silent films. ER location and date unknown(Bill Clancy)
Artist Modern sculptor in plastics
Played Reeds with Gerald Wilson
Modern Dancers Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn purchased the Galpin house in ER in August of 1917. They were displaced and moved away in November of 1919 when a disastrous fire burned their home and many of their costumes and souvenirs collected on their world tours.
Installation and Easel artist. Owner with her partner Aude Charles of “Fatty’s” vegetarian restaurant in Eagle Rock until recently.
First Eagle Rock postman
Member. Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922
ERHS graduate W’ 67. Superior Court Judge appointed by then Governor Ronald Reagan.
Mrs. Eckert was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
Foreman on the Gates strawberry ranch. Superintendent ER City Water Dept. CA 1922. Built one of the earliest suburban houses on Yosemite Drive with his wife Edith in 1909
Built “Angels Flight” , his retirement residence was on Colorado Blvd & El Rio (then Eddy Avenue)
Built Women’s Club; E&W Building. Member: Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922. Member Library Board.
Painted easel paintings, stage sets and murals. Taught at Lincoln High school. Restored background art at the Southwest Museum. Built a home and studio in ER now an LA Historic Cultural Monument. Founded and built the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, now a State Park.
He was born in 1840 in Illinois and died in 1917.He owned a ranch in the area occupied now by Ellenwood Drive. He is buried at Forest Lawn with his first wife, Virginia Cole Ellenwood. They had 16 children. (per Donna Zinser, great-grand-daughter)
Stepmother of Amelia Erhardt, who visted her her in Eagle Rock.
Owner Carroll Evans Insurance
Built “Happyland”tract, College Inn building, old Mason’s Hall and Ferdon Building at Merton and Eagle Rock. Owned Ferdon-Silverwood house and Gates Ranch
Ms Fey was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
ERHS graduate. Native American educator, scholar and poet.
Lived in ER in the 60’s, painted large rocks which may have been inspired by local landscapes
Built the farmhouse which still stands on Frackelton Place with his wife Katherine V. Frackelton. Parents of Elena Frackelton Murdock.
Founding Member of the Women’s Twentieth Century Club
Early teacher in Eagle Rocks first school. Brother to John.
First Principal of West (Dahlia Heights) School 1916-1927
ERHS graduate W’63. Photographer for the Northeast Newspapers continuing his father’s work. Freelance and sports photographer. Contributed his and his father’s archive of over 10,000 negatives to Occidental College’s Special Collections.
Photographer for the Northeast Newspapers from 1958. Member of the Dutch resistance in WWII.
Councilmember and former mayor of Burbank
Mayor of ER City, donated land for first schoolhouse
Member Library Board, Librarian 1913-1942
Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
ERHS graduate S’65. Emmy award winner for makeup design. Set Designer for the “Ice Capades”.
Lived on Onteora Way between 1975-1985, Owner of the famous Poo-Bahs record shop, still located in Pasadena. Jay was an active parent and Jazz journalist and met John Rinaldo, when his step-son was in band during the early 80’s. The Pro Jazz concerts on Sundays that Rinaldo played with many pros, were friends of Jay and he attended all the concerts with greats like Shelly Mann and many others.
ERHS graduate 1971. Automotive Product Planner/Designer (Considered “biological father” of Mazda’s MX-5/Miata. Currently designing a rear drive sports car. Identical twin brother, Jim Hall (ERHS 1971) is also in the automotive business.) (Sharon Gould)
Special effects pioneer at 20th Century-Fox Studio.
City Attorney, Eagle Rock City 1915-May 8, 1922 Member Library board,passed bonds for ER Carnegie Library.
Member Library Board
President Western State University
Councilman 14th district 1929-30
Councilman 14th district 1947-
ERHS graduate S’50. Pioneering art curator. Popularized Avant Garde artists in the 60’s in Southern California.
ERHS graduate W’61. Football offensive line coach for, USC, Miami Dolphins, and Dallas Cowboys. (Sharon Gould)
Folk musician, attended Eagle Rock High School
ERHS graduate CA S’35. Film production illustrator.
ERHS graduate 1975. Trumpet player who played in the state championship band led by John Rinaldo, played in Woody Herman’s last Herd (Bill Clancy).
Wrote the first book on Southern California’s Gabrielino (Tongva) Indians published by the Southwest Museum.
|Suggested Navajo “Code Talkers” effort to the US Government. He spent much of his youth among the Navajo and became acquainted with their complex language.|
One of the founders of Juett, Clements, Lenney, which grew from a bicycle tire shop into a long time auto repair buisiness on Colorado Boulevard. Later taught at Pasadena City College
Craig Kauffman graduated from Eagle Rock High School with Walter Hopps. He was one of the original artists associated with L.A.’s infamous Ferus Gallery in the late 1950s and ’60s, Kauffman has yo-yoed between the more traditional concerns of abstract painting and making the vacuum-formed plastic wall reliefs that earned him membership in L.A.’s so-called Finish Fetish school. Dissimilar on the surface, both aspects of his work actually reflect a lifelong interest in the properties of light and the aesthetics of the Far East.
Second princpal at Eagle Rock High School. Later Los Angeles Suprintendant of Schools
Attended Occidental College 1953-1957, played NFL football, U.S. Congressman, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Vice-Presidential candidate (Bob Dole)
born in Kentucky, First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911 (represented east end), house: “Rosemont”
ERHS graduate 1979. Jazz Guitarist, Teacher at Cal Arts.
Defender and popularizer of the interocular lens surgery which is now commonly used to treat cataracts.
Cellist, Assistant Princpal LA Chamber Orchestra, studio musician, Owner of one of ER’s oldest houses.
President, University of Redlands
Navy fighter pilot in World War II; President of Manufacturing for Capitol Records/EMI Music
Editor and publisher of the Eagle Rock Sentinel. Born on Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Canada. Died Thanksgiving 1978.
born in Monticello, Came to Eagle Rock 1913, Founder; Eagle Rock Presbyterian Church, 1914, DAR (San Raphael) 1920, BP Women’s Club 1923, ERVHS 1961, Pioneers ’61
Owned the Eagle Rock, renowned travel writer and documentary producer.
ERHS graduate S’57. PhD UC Berkley professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, and Curator of Paleontology at the UC Museum of Paleontology. (Sharon Gould)
Mrs. John Lorenz, was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
came from Austria with Kargers
Regionalist/ modern painter USC Painting faculty
L.A. City Fire Chief
Eagle Rock City Clerk ca 1922
Member. Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922
Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
[ May Co.] Joe & Audry Lazaroni lived in his summer house on Escarpa
Eagle Rock City Attorney, Boy Scouts Scrapbook
Mdme. Played Cello at the 20th Century club opening.
Member Library Board
Owner of the Sentinel
Showgirl and producer. Married Minsky of Minsky”s Burlesque. Sister of Lili St Cyr
A longtime community activist who was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”,the Women’s Twentieth Century Club Garden was named for her.
California Supreme Court Justice
1st Worthy Matron Eagle Rock Eastern Star, Goat & plant expert, friend of Helen Pratt, Husband : Rufus
Artist and Illustrator known for his collaborations with Ray Bradbury. ER location and dates unknown (Malcom Bell)
Mrs. Ray Murdock, was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”. This pioneering historian and teacher contributed many early photographs and her memories of growing up in 19th century Eagle Rock.
Interior designer specializing in food service and kitchen design.
Drummer plays in many contemporary and rock bands. Pioneer of pool skating.
Film composerand orchestrator for many prominent films
Asst. City Attorney
Mrs.Newhan was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series “Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told”
ERHS graduate S’51. Scientist.
ERHS graduate W’55. Cinematographer, author journalist. actor, television producer. (Once anchored Channel 5 news with Marilyn Fisher) (Sharon Gould)
Lived at “Valle Vista”, Hill Dr., Wrote “”Davy Crockett Forgotten Pioneer”
Nutting was born in Michigan. He owned Dahlia Motors on Colorado Boulevard where he repaired and restored Stanley Steamers. He his wife and a passenger died at Knott’s Berry Farm in a fire in his Stanley.
Photographer famed for her photo series shot from the window of her central park adjacent apartment while she was raising her family.
Eagle Rock City Mayor ca 1922 Councilman 14th district to 1929
Councilman 14th district 1999-2003
Founder of the Women’s Twentieth Century Club and Glendale’s Tuesday Afternoon Club, Second wife to Philip W. Parker
|Owner of a large ranch on Rosemont Avenue (now Dahlia Drive) in early Eagle Rock; noted for his generosity in allowing public use of his land and his pivotal role in ER’s early Union Church and the bringing of Trolleys to ER.|
First wife to Phillip W. Parker, one of 3 Orchard sisters to marry prominent early ER ranchers. Instrumental in ER’s Union Church, the WCTU and ER’s early social life.
Artist & Author — “Eagle Rock’s Grandma Moses”
Author “Landscape plants for Western Regions”
Eagle Rock’s first doctors, both Osteopaths. Myrtle was an activist with the WTCC.
First Eagle Rock City Clerk
Star of “Greed”
Early bird authority. Named Ridgeway (now Ridgeview) for the famous ornithologist
|Violist with the LA Opera, studio musician.|
Painter Leading Plein Air artist
Owned the Eagle Rock
Inspirational instrumental music instructor at Eagle Rock High School from 1969 to 1987, his stage band won state honors at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1974 and 1984.
d Pittman Member Library Board
Manager of Root & Vandervoort Of East Moline, Ill.(Moline Auto Co.) Autos & engines, trustee of Eagle Rock Bank, 1st President of Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce 1913.
Inspirational instrumental music instructor at Eagle Rock High School
Built 1928 (Genine)
ERHS graduate W’68. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for Feature Photography in 1993 for his series of photographs of the 1992 presidential campaign.
Came to Eagle Rock in 1917; with her father, William Sheppard, founded Scholfield & Sheppard Real Estate
Head of the Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Scenic Art Department for over 30 years. Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, won 2.
City Attorney,City of Eagle Rock 1911-15. Later Judge Shaw
Choral director (Robert Shaw Chorale)
Clerk of Eagle Rock School District, known as Professor.
(Dr.) Oxy professor, developer, poet
Wrote “La Paloma” & “Feilcita”, “(Escondido)”
Silverwood’s, developer Eagle Rock’s “Happyland”, Lyricist for California’s state song “I Love you Calfornia””adopted 1988.
First President of the Eagle Rock Business and Professinal Women’s Club
Councilman 14th district 67-83
ERHS student ex 1934. (Willis Marie Blackadder) Burlesque Queen, entrepreneur.
Violinist, Assistant Concertmaster, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Author Lived in Eagle Rock several times [click here for more information]
ERVHS graduate 1973.Bass player, studio musician.
Actress, Film debut “Stakeout”, 1987; Member of TV “Raines” cast, 2007
Taught Chorale at ERHS & Oxy
ER’s first library was in her dry goods store in Symphony Hall.
Owner Eagle Rock Lumber
Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Actor, Occidental College student, was on cross country team; in 1994 left Oxy fro movies “To Hell and Back”; host of TV’s “Daktari
Councilman ca 1935
Owner of Tritch Hardware. Father of Merritt and Jack, the current owners, and Stewart, who died in World War II.
Blacklisted Hollywood Writer, Mitzi Trumbo
1970 Graduate of Eagle Rock High School. He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in the last couple of years and is considered the world’s finest aerobatic pilot and flies the most sophisticated aerobatic plane in the world.
Vallance sang Scottish songs on radio, produced the opening show for Yosemite (Eagle) Theater. He was married to Harry Lauder’s sister. He owned and managed grocery stores.
Photographed several panoramas of ER valley and class photos for East (San Raphael) School
ERHS graduate CA 1983. Jazz Trombonist and Studio Musician.
Received grant for Rancho San Raphael from the King of Spain
Last Verdugo family owner of Rancho San Raphael
|Republican Congressman 1971-75|
ERHS student ex S’67. Film and television actor (best known as the “Bionic Woman” in the Emmy award winning series.) (Sharon Gould)
|1940 Juvenile Actress of the year, Roles in The Women, All This and Heaven Too, Young Tom Edison and most notably The Philadelphia Story.|
Developer of ER, Built LA coluseum and many others as contractor, President LA Yacht club.Traveled to Tahiti from 1931 thru 1936 to escape depression.
Founder Northeast Trees, Agriculture teacher at Eagle Rock High School
ERHS Eagles Scream Founder
born in Illinois, First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911, House “Castle Crags” above Ellis Ave., Eagle Rock City Clerk
Longtime chair of the California History and Landmarks section of the Womens Twentieth Century Club, She was a friend and mentor to many authors, most famously, John Steinbeck.