For this first Friday blog, it just so happens that both ends are in the same family so I decided to tell you about both - Friday's Famous, and Forgotten.
Frederick William Pickhard, Jr.
University of Alabama
Fred, Jr. attended the University of Alabama and played on the Crimson Tide Football Team from 1925-1927. Fred was a 6'3", 205 lb. Offensive Tackle for the Tide. His bio on rolltide.com states:
|University of Alabama 1925 National Championship Team|
(Fred Pickhard pictured middle row, center)
In 1938 Fred moved to Oregon, where he married Lucille Hoober and together they had 3 children. Only son Fred, III, went on to play Left End for Michigan, playing in the 1951 Rose Bowl, where his Wolverines beat the California Golden Bears 14-6.
Fred Jr. retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as a service manager in 1971. He died on April 11, 1993 and is buried at Portland Memorial Mausoleum. He was survived by his wife of 53 years, his three children and nine grandchildren.
Amelia Helmetag Pickhard
|AMELIA G. HELMETAG|
Wife of FREDERICK W. PICKHARD
Born Dec. 24, 1862 Died Dec. 4, 1898
AMALIE ST. JOHN,
Aged 3 months and 6 days.
OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.