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Martha (#47144896)
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The Columbian Cemetery
1151 N. Columbia Blvd.
Portland Oregon.
is thought to have about 5000 graves,
around 80% are now listed.

The Columbian Cemetery depends on,
Volunteers for all maintenance.
Organized events are a few times a year.

The Cemetery is in desperate need,
If you are able to get there removing sod,
From even one gravestone helps.
The official cemetery website is
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Added by Michael Glowartz
on Aug 20, 2010 9:25 AM
Pvt William James English Columbia Cemetery
Hello Martha
His mother was Elizabeth Clifford
(maiden name Jackson)
who was the last time I saw from a photo
had her plaque for her stone broken in pieces.
It might be near her some William
or even Thomas English.
If There Is Any Doubt What
1 Or 2 People Can Do
Look At Whats Happening At
Multnomah Park Cemetery
With The Efforts Of 2 Individuals
Eric & David
Mable L Steppes No Marker found April 2013

Thelma Ann Luse 1946 1947
Stone Was Unfound July 2009

Marion Crook 1843 1909
Stone Was Unfound Fall Of 2009

George Albert Moore 1878 1946,
Stone Was Unfound Fall Of 2009

Clara Edwards Born 1886 Died 1973,
Stone Was Unfound Fall Of 2009

Ernest Hatcher
Died 1951 Stone Was Unfound Fall Of 2009

From the old names list
8 stones noted only as broken
1 stone noted as Stone Shattered,
could not read
1 stone noted as Rectangular Stone,
set with marbles in pattern. Inscription blank
1 stone noted as Stone Missing
1 stone noted as Stone Fallen Face Down
2 stones noted as Blank Stone
6 stones noted as unreadable
1 stone noted as Footstones,
Inscription: Mother
1 stone noted as Footstones,
Inscription: Father
1 stone noted only as Inscription,
Beloved in Life
1 stone noted only as,
Upright portion of stone missing
1 stone noted as Marker next to tree,
and is unreadable
1 stone noted as Broken Stone,
Inscription: Pioneer of 1852

Simon Roth Names list shows 1837,
Stone photo appears to be 1832.
Is the earliest burial listed.

Henry Arnold Mock 1793 - 1884.
Grandfather of John Mock
Is the earliest born person listed.

These are in hope someone,
finds their ancestor.

Those in The Virtual Cemetery,
H.C.C. Help Needed,
Are Most Likely Miss-read Stones
These Surnames May Be Misspelt,
& Or Years Wrong Or Missing.
Each Is However Burried At The,
Historic Columbian Cemetery.

Photo Contributors:
Autumn Murphy.
Cheri Dodge.
Katie Kirk.
Linda Lathrop.
Greg Nelson.
Rick Bryant.
Ryan Moore.
PDX Loki
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Special Thanks to:
Pat Palmer and
Candace Carter-Green.
Autumn Murphy
And all contributors to
building a record of those
buried at the Columbian.
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Nathan Haines
John Henry Beavers
I guess you heard there was a mix up on John Beavers. The John Beavers that you added the info to in Columbian Pioneer Cemetery is the wrong John Beavers. Believe it or not there were two John Beavers who were born one year apart and then died in the same year of 1944!! The John Beavers in Columbian died in Cougar, WA. The John Beavers you added all the info to is buried in Warren, OR by his wife Adelia. The John in Columbian is buried by his wife Maude in Columbian.
I sent you a bunch of edits on the John you made the page for. I sent you links to his parent's who are buried in Nebraska and dates and things. I guess you know about the new edit system where you have to go onto your profile page and click on the edit tab at the top of the page to see if you have any edits, right?
All that info you added to the page you made for John is for the other John and needs to be taken off of the page you made, sorry to say. Don't you hate that when you do something and it turns out to be all wrong or something messes it up and you have to do it all over again? Groan.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jan 16, 2015 1:48 AM
John Beavers
Thank you for all your amazing work on the Historic Columbian Cemetery!

I followed up on the confusion over John Beavers, and I found two John Beavers in Portland in the 1940 census. One was a year older than the other and one was a widower living with his daughter (he was born in Indiana, not MO).

Apparently, they both died in 1944. Our records give a date for burial or death in Sept. of 1944 for the John Beavers at HCC. In addition, based on O. Maude Bevers obituary, I would say that this is the John Beavers who was married to Maude, not Adelia. Maude and John are buried next to each other in the Resurvey area of the cemetery.

Best, Elizabeth
Added by Phillips-Frasier on Jan 15, 2015 1:37 PM
Patricia Edmonds
Harlan P. Cone
I visited the Pleasant Home cemetery today and found a grave stone for Harlan next to his wife Jennie R. Cone. Her memorial for that cemetery is #89632334. Harlan's obit states he was interred in this cemetery. His memorial is #61143089. I will leave it for now until we have the opportunity to figure this out :)
Added by Patricia Edmonds on Jan 02, 2015 6:52 PM
Nathan Haines
John Beavers
I sent you an edit a couple months ago on the John Beavers you made a page for in Columbia Pioneer Cemetery. I am curious why you added him to that cemetery since he is not in that cemetery? Maybe you have something that proves that he is there in Columbia??
There is another page for this same John Beavers in the cemetery he is really in and it has a picture of his gravestone on the page.

Find A Grave #= 43273221

This is the Find A Grave # for the same John Beavers that you made a page for= 39995294

Check it out and see what you think, ok?
I guess they could have sawed him in half and buried him in two different cemeteries do you think?
Added by Nathan Haines on Dec 04, 2014 5:09 PM
Judith Jendrey
Doris Kilkelly
Good Morning,
Could you please transfer my Aunt Doris Kilkelly's memorial to me. She was one of my mother's older sisters. My mother was Lois Manuel Ellsworth who is buried over in Evergreen Mem. Gardens in Vancouver, WA. There is much more family research to be added to her memorial.
Judith Jendrey
Added by Judith Jendrey on Nov 13, 2014 6:58 AM
Judith Jendrey
Julia L. Ellsworth
Good MOrning!! Could you please transfer my Aunt Julia Ellsworth's memorial over to me for addition family research on her to be added. Julia was my mother Lois Manuel Ellsworth's older brother, Kelley McKinley Ellsworth's wife. Kelley is also interred at Columbia Historic Cemetery.

Judith Jendrey
Added by Judith Jendrey on Nov 13, 2014 6:52 AM
Ross Adam Wood Sr.
Claude Lamar Stewart
Hello, I discovered another Claude L. Stewart, #90035,. He is buried with his parents, James and Mary Evelyn Stewart in the Richfield City cemetery, Sevier Co., UT. The one buried in WA is obviously a different one. The UT decedent died in 1959 and was born on 2 Nov 1887. I believe this will call for additional research. I just wanted to bring this to your attention. The Laura Isabelle Gardner that was married to the deceased in UT was my Great Aunt.


Ross Wood
Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Nov 03, 2014 6:22 PM
#64740476 mabel Bogynske
wife of John mother of Margaret-can you give me any other info on Martha-does she have anything listed other than birth and death date on stone-are you sure of the birth date? I think I may have the possibility of whom she was before she married(her maiden name)-and I think I know whom her parents are-that why I need more info if he says anything on the stone-Thanks
Added by Roxanne on Oct 07, 2014 8:01 AM
Susan E. (Stansbery) Windle images
May I have your permission to download the gravestone photo and other information regarding Susan E. Stansbery (Memorial# 41492649)?
I would like to upload them into my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Sep 20, 2014 11:53 AM
Aaron John Turner
James Milton Steel
Good evening,
It has recently been discovered that there are actually TWO cemeteries in Richland County, Ohio, by the name PLEASANT GROVE. One is on Reed Road in Mifflin Township and the other on Coursen Road in Perry Township. The confusion has to do with the picture of the cemetery with the sign “Pleasant Grove Cemetery” which is on both pages even though that is only the sign for the Perry Township one.
I am asking that you please move James Milton Steel Find A Grave Memorial# 41976185[and any other memorials you have in Pleasant Grove, Reed Road, Mifflin Township] to his correct cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Coursen Road, Bangorville, Perry Township. Attached please find [I can email you this file] the list of burials in the Pleasant Grove Reed Road, Mifflin Township from the book “Richland County, Ohio Cemeteries. By: Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society © 1981”. As you can see James Milton Steel [and any others you have in the Mifflin Twp. Pleasant Grove] are not listed as buried there because they are in the OTHER Pleasant Grove cemetery. Please let me know when you have moved him and any other memorials out of the Mifflin Twp. Pleasant Grove and into the Perry township Pleasant Grove, Bangorville.
Thank you,
Aaron Turner
Lexington, Richland County, Ohio.
Added by Aaron John Turner on Sep 14, 2014 4:18 PM
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