About Albert Richmond
This is the letterhead or ad line for Bert’s and Dell’s music business. It is not known how long it existed. Bert was a Tenor or Baritone with a broad range and strong singing voice in an era when many more people sang and the competition was tough. Bert was also a conductor and station master, possibly on the Salem and Eugene (S&E) or “Slow and Easy” Railroad as reported by Ruthie who was a passenger, likely more than once.
When the family gathered as they often did, music was the form of entertainment and enjoyment…our legacy…and Bert often sang. I know you have heard the oft reported quote from Ray Griswold who, when Bert would invariably sing Danny Boy, would invariably say “Sing it again, Bertie, sing it again.”
January 14th, 1939 Extract from Albert Richmond Obituary:
He was associated with the Standard Oil company in Cottage Grove for many years and had reported at his office for work in Portland Friday whan was taken suddenly ill. with a heart attack and moved to a hospital, where he died in a few minutes.
Mr. Richmond is survived by his wife, Della Durham Richmond, two sons Delmas Richmond of Los Angeles, California, and Marrion Richmond of Fort Sill, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. E, W. Armes and Mrs. R.E. Griswold of Eugene OR, and Miss Eva Richrnond, Wooster, Ohio.