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rosiep 03-23-2011 03:37 PM

Trivia ? about Elias & Flora Disney
 
So, I just learned that Elias and Flora Disney once lived in Portland Oregon. I would love to know where abouts!!!

Does anyone have an idea?

TagsMissy 03-23-2011 04:12 PM

There was something about this in the CNBC biography program they did on Walt Disney, unfortunately I've deleted the PVRed copy I had... I can't remember specifics but maybe if you can get your hands on it?

rosiep 03-23-2011 04:26 PM

I'll look. Several books reference this fact but the details are sparse since Walt himself never lived here.

TagsMissy 03-23-2011 04:33 PM

Not what you want but this is where Ruth's grave is

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=55885489

Amazing what you can find on the web when you put the name + Portland... unfortunately i see nothing on the house. When I am hope I can spend more time researching

rosiep 03-23-2011 04:38 PM

Very cool!!! Thank you!

Saxton 03-23-2011 08:33 PM

Ask and you shall receive ... but only this (get your mind out of the gutter): 628 Morrison (at least that's what it looks like).

rosiep 03-23-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Saxton (Post 40441825)
Ask and you shall receive ... but only this (get your mind out of the gutter): 628 Morrison (at least that's what it looks like).

I love you..guess I'll have to stop stalking you now.;)

OrlandoMike 03-24-2011 01:19 AM

Elias also lived in Kissimmee! :thumbsup2

Walts father Elias Disney had moved to the United States after his parents failed at farming in Canada. As a child Elias moved with his family all around the United States, as his father chased various business ventures. He also worked as a mailman in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida, future home of Walt Disney World. Elias moved to Chicago in the late 1800s soon after his marriage to Flora Call.

zeitzeuge 03-24-2011 10:55 AM

I think I've read all of the Walt Disney biographies, and from what I can remember, they moved to Portland OR, after living in Kansas City. They ran sort of a boarding/rooming house. Think they did this around 1922? They lived there until 1937 when Walt had them moved closer to him and Roy, because they worried about them running a rooming house. Of course, Flora died not long after they moved to California due to a faulty gas line in the house that Roy and Walt bought for them. I don't know specifics on the address that they lived at. Not even sure it was mentioned in the books I read or not.

Saxton 03-24-2011 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by rosiep (Post 40444343)
I love you..guess I'll have to stop stalking you now.;)

If I knew that's all it took then I wouldn't have spent all that time and money on restraining orders!


Quote:

Originally Posted by OrlandoMike (Post 40445136)
Elias also lived in Kissimmee! :thumbsup2

Walts father Elias Disney had moved to the United States after his parents failed at farming in Canada. As a child Elias moved with his family all around the United States, as his father chased various business ventures. He also worked as a mailman in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida, future home of Walt Disney World. Elias moved to Chicago in the late 1800s soon after his marriage to Flora Call.

That is cool - I wonder if that influenced his choice of location.

OrlandoMike 03-25-2011 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Saxton (Post 40456966)
That is cool - I wonder if that influenced his choice of location.

From what I have read, the primary location was chosen because of...

1. Weather

2. Price of the land

and 3. The proximity to the I-4 Florida Turnpike intersection.

mikelan6 03-25-2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by zeitzeuge (Post 40448631)
Of course, Lilian died not long after they moved to California due to a faulty gas line in the house that Roy and Walt bought for them.

It was Walt's mom Flora that died from the gas poisoning.

Lillian was Walt's wife who died in 1997.

zeitzeuge 03-25-2011 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by mikelan6 (Post 40461359)
It was Walt's mom Flora that died from the gas poisoning.

Lillian was Walt's wife who died in 1997.

Yeah, I mixed my names up. All corrected now. lol

wallyb 03-25-2011 11:01 AM

I heard Walt had them both preserved and placed in the park-
Elias is filling in for William Howard Taft in the The Hall of Presidents and
Flora was first in The Land - but now has been recolorised and placed in Spaceship Earth -
she's that one with the afro and the groovey boots in the computer scene. :flower3:

nowwatch 12-26-2014 03:20 PM

Flora and Elias Disney's house in Portland, Oregon
 
Disney is noted as the owner of this house on the oldest historical permit from 1925. Later, the name Mrs. Beecher is noted - the name Walt's sister Ruth took when she married Theodore Beecher. Apparently, they retained ownership of the house after Ruth's parents moved to California in 1937 to be near Walt. It appears to still be in their ownership to this day, even though Ruth, her husband and their only son have all passed.

Portland Maps:
Property ID: R114344

Google Map: Blue house at 1633 SE Morrison


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