|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1905|
ALBERT J. APPERSON DEAD
Pioneer of 1847, and Indian War Veteran Passes Away
Albert Jefferson, pioneer of 1847, Indian War Veteran, and for many years a resident of McMinnville, died yesterday morning at the family residence, 204 ½ Park street, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral will take place at McMinnville, Sunday, at 10:30 o'clock ant interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery. The remains will be taken to McMinnville this afternoon.
Mrs. Apperson was born in Newton, Mol, September 17, 1839 and was the sixth child of a family of ten. When Mr. Apperson was in his 8th year the long journey across the plains was undertaken by his father, who died en route at Green River, of mountain fever. With his brother, a lad of 10 years, Mr. Apperson continued the journey, the older sisters driving and caring for the stock.
They arrived in Oregon City and took up a farm on the Columbia bottom, where they remained but a short time, when they removed to Portland, where a cousin had formerly established a tannery. Mr. Apperson was in the Indian War of 1855-58, afterward going to Fraser River, during the gold excitement in that vicinity. He returned to Oregon City later and worked as a clerk on the steamer Clinton. He spent a season in the mines, during which he was very successful, and upon again returning he, together with his brother, built the steamer Union, at a cost of $16,000.
In 1884 he went to McMinnville to reside, where he established a general merchandise store. He became known as an active worker in Republican politics. In 1880 he was appointed receiver of the United States land office at Sitka, Alaska, remaining there until 1903, when he returned to Portland and lived the life of a private citizen until his death.
He leaves a wife and five children, A. Beverlay Apperson, E. Clyde Apperson, Mrs. Ross L. Conner, and Misses Elvie E. and Lasira Apperson, two brothers, Captain John T. Apperson, of Park Place, and J. R. Apperson, who resides in Eastern Oregon, besides a sister, Mrs. Elvira Fellows.
Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)
March 18, 1905 pg. 10
Jane Gilbert Tubbs Moore (1809 - 1859)
Elosie Augusta Cook Apperson (1843 - 1931)*
Edwin Clyde Apperson (1870 - 1946)*
Matilda Jane Apperson Jefferson (1830 - 1907)*
John T Apperson (1834 - 1917)*
Albert Jefferson Apperson (1839 - 1905)
Created by: Nathan Haines
Record added: Jan 29, 2010
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