On February 12th the new school was named Louis C. Tobias, after a successful early lumberman in the Reedville area. One of the district patrons, Oscar Hagg, rode the bus to Portland to the Multnomah County Historical Society office to verify the name for the board as Tobias had signed his name "L. C. Tobias" on his voting records on file at the Washington County Historical Society. More information was provided by Delores Cortesy, former columnist for the Hillsboro Argus. She once lived in the house he built at the northeast corner of 198th and Alexander Street. It was reported to have been the first house in the immediate area to have indoor plumbing, electricity and windows 44-inches wide.