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Old 03-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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I'll look. Several books reference this fact but the details are sparse since Walt himself never lived here.
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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
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Very cool!!! Thank you!
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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).
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Elias also lived in Kissimmee!

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.
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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.

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Elias also lived in Kissimmee!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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