Leaves From My Family Tree
Dean Pollock was my grandfather. He was born in Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon on 9 June 1897 to Edgar Anderson Pollock and Edith Mabel Amey Pollock.
He served in the Army in World War I, then returned to Oregon, where he graduated from Willamette University in 1922. He married Mildred "Pip" Knox Brown on 29 June 1923, and they moved to Chicago where he attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. His two children were born while they were living in Illinois.
The family returned to Oregon in about 1936, settling in Portland, Oregon. Dean took a position as an artist and writer at Gerber Advertising Agency, and retired from the firm in about 1970. Family Tradition holds that he was the artist who designed the Sunset magazine logo that was used for the past five decades, and he designed the style of the Gerber knives.
Dean played the baritone, as did his father, Edgar Pollock, making Dean a second-generation baritone player. Dean's son, Richard, also played the baritone (third generation), and Richard's son did, too. (Richard's son now plays an euphonium, a baritone-like instrument.) That son has three sons, and they are all musically talented. It is highly likely that at least one of them will be become the fifth-generation baritone player.
Dean Pollock died in Portland, Oregon on 22 April 1971.
Click here for an Enhanced Timeline, and links to photos, for Dean Pollock's life. The Timeline includes information on the lives of his father, Edgar A Pollock, and his son, Richard W Pollock.
Some of the information on this site is Family Tradition;
some of it has been documented.
If you would like to know my sources, please e-mail me.
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