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Albert Barklow
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Birth: 1856
Death: 1922

b.Jun. 22,1855 - d. Nov.30,1921, s/o John Yager Barklow(1824-1891) & 1)Elizabeth Jones(1830-1863). Headstone says b."1856", d."1922", both errors.
[Obit] ALBERT BARKLOW HEWED HIS OWN WAY- Albert Barklow was born July 22,1855, at Stephenson Co.,Illinois; died at Myrtle Point Nov.30,1921. Moved with his parents from Illinois to Iowa in 1867 where he lived until April,1872, Then to Oregon. Came to the end of the railroad at Red Bluff,Cal. where they bought teams and wagons; from there to Jackson Co.,Oregon driving with a team to what is now known as Fairview, but which was then called Burton Prairie.
No road from there to Coquille so they made a horse sled and set their compass for the head of Cunningham Creek as near they could and began their journey of 6 miles through dense forests. Took them 6 days. They would load on to the little sled they had made as much of their outfit as one horse could draw and go as far as the axe men had the road hewn out. Then unload and go back to camp for another load.
By this time they could go a little farther, so they made their own road and traveled as fast as they could until they reached the head of Cunningham Creek, where there was a trail cut to Coquille.
When they reached Coquille which at that time consisted of only 7 buildings, they hired a flat boat. As not one of the crew knew how to man a boat they just turned the boat loose and the tide would drift them slowly up stream. When the tide would turn they would tie up the boat until the tide would come back again, when they would untie the boat and drift towards their journey's end.
There they had to live or camp in a barn or log cabin in which the woodrats had made their home, but they were driven out and the families took possession. This all seemed very discouraging but they went to work and hewed out homes in our now beautiful valley.
Mr. Barklow was married in December 1875 to Nancy H. Snyder and to this union 5 children were born. His wife died in Aug.1886. In May 1887 he was married to Ora Bonewitz, and to this union 9 children were born. He was thus the father of 14 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, and 11 children, brothers, sisters and grandchildren. (SCCA-12/1/1921) 
Family links: 
  John Barklow (1824 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Jones Barklow (1830 - 1863)
  Nancy Barklow (1855 - 1886)*
  Ora Ann Bonewitz Robison (1870 - 1957)*
  Leander V. Barklow (1881 - 1950)*
  Lottie Barklow (1883 - 1957)*
  Lloyd Barklow (1888 - 1946)*
  Lawrence Alvin Barklow (1892 - 1970)*
  Perna I. Barklow Hammack (1900 - 1942)*
  Alden Barklow (1912 - 1913)*
  Jeremiah Barklow (1852 - 1876)*
  Thomas Barklow (1853 - 1928)*
  John David Barklow (1856 - 1933)*
  Albert Barklow (1856 - 1922)
  Martha Ann Root (1862 - 1927)*
  Daniel Barklow (1865 - 1936)**
  Benjamin Franklin Barklow (1869 - 1925)**
  Emanual Barklow (1875 - 1971)**
*Calculated relationship
Norway Cemetery
Coos County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Blk 15, Lot 5
Created by: David Bartlow
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
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Albert Barklow
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Albert Barklow
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