Etcetera column of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin seems to have been solved A picture was recovered showing an unidentified man in front of the steel warehouse of B. Barer And Sons, our family business.
In depth research seems to point to a George Gibbs, a Walla Wallan who lived to be 110 Gibbs was frequently featured in articles in the UB as Walla Walla's oldest citizen. He died in 1972. According to the article, Gibbs lived alone, cooked for himself and chopped wood all the way into his 110th year. Perhaps, age is just a state of mind.