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George Abernethy
Birth: Oct. 6, 1807
Death: Mar. 2, 1877

Oregon Provisional Governor. A lay minister of the Methodist faith, in 1845 the Oregon pioneers determined their form of government, and elected him as Oregon's first (and last) provisional Governor, which he served as from 1845 to 1849. During his time in office he promoted road building and repair, which provided easier access to the rivers - the main avenue of commerce. The beginnings of Oregon's tax laws came into effect during his tenure. In 1848 a bill signed by President James K. Polk made Oregon a territory of the United States, and President Polk appointed Joseph Laneto become the Oregon's first Territorial Governor. Originally interred in Vancouver, Washington, his body was moved to Portland, Oregon in 1883. (bio by: RB) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anne Pope Abernethy (1811 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  William Abernethy (1831 - 1916)*
  Annie Abernethy Hodges (1837 - 1911)*
 
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Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Nov 12, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5954245
George Abernethy
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George Abernethy
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George Abernethy
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