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Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery (#47150050)
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Bio Photo As volunteers for the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, we manage Find-A-Grave memorials for the majority of the people buried at the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. We make a concerted effort to insure that the posted information is as accurate as possible. Our primary focus is on maintaining and expanding historical records rather than conducting extensive genealogical research on individuals. The material that we post on Find-A-Grave is typically limited to basic information about the deceased because of personal privacy concerns, copyright restrictions, and the suggested Find-A-Grave policy. We have also determined that if extensive information is posted on the memorial, we may not make direct contact with people who will help us further our knowledge that we, in turn, can share with others. We are always happy to hear from relatives and researchers and make any material we have collected available to them.

Since the cemetery is located adjacent to Marshfield High School, it is essential to help foster in students an appreciation of this special place. Therefore, we also facilitate collaborative endeavors that engage students in historical inquiry and the care of the cemetery. In addition, we assist students in presenting a Memorial Day program for the school and community, and our virtual cemeteries are an outgrowth of those projects.

We have noticed that there are several common points of confusion about local cemeteries. The Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery was officially established by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) in 1891, and served as the primary burying ground from the late 1880s until the 1910s, serving the communities of Marshfield, North Bend, Empire, Eastside and other small, neighboring communities. There have been less than 300 burials in the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery since the 1920s, although burials in family plots can still be arranged. After 1914, the I.O.O.F. opened a new cemetery, today known as Sunset Memorial Park, which was also referred to as the “Marshfield Cemetery.” In addition, for a comparatively short time, a cemetery, now referred to as the “Old Marshfield Cemetery,” was situated on Knob Hill (Telegraph Hill). We have also noted that a number of burials were relocated from one cemetery to another. We encourage you to visit our website for further information.

We hope that you will respect the choices we have in regards to Find-A-Grave. Please contact us directly with any concerns or questions.
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David Anderson
Peter Johnson
Thank you very much for the information on Peter's unmarked grave. It is really appreciated. I like the 'photo'!
Added by David Anderson on Mar 31, 2015 10:54 AM
Martin Burrell
Loren W Lyster

Is it not wonderful to have a answer to who his parent's were and what happened to them. This answers several more questions. One of his sisters married another member of the Lyster clan. I did all this to see where she fit into a family. I have maybe 10-12 clippings concerning the family from very old Douglas and Coos County newspapers. Most of them are just daily actives.

I tracked down his parent's and siblings. Please, reframe from being upset as I have newspaper clippings to install. I would ask that you would not report me.

The parents both died in Portland, after having lived there for years. They moved there sometime after the 1930 U.S. Census. I was so hoping to find obits.

By the way, Loren's mother very likely had the maiden name, Law. It appears that they left the United States for Quebec, Canada after the Revolutionary War.

Thanks, Martin Burrell

Mother: Lillie Lorena Law Lyster - Find A Grave# 142103806
Father: Fredrick William "Fred" Lyster - Find A Grave# ..........142103592
Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 02, 2015 1:30 AM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
RE: O. N. Geers w/o Gonterman
Other then Katy being an aunt several times over, I have no information on her or Geers. Sorry I couldn't help.
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Nov 23, 2014 6:36 AM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
RE: O. N. Geers w/o Gonterman
I just got a headstone from the VA for my gr-gr-grandfather who was in the civil war. The free stone cost me$105, worth every penny. I'll look at my records tonight on Gonterman and see if I have any information that would be an interest to you.

Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Nov 22, 2014 1:56 PM
James L Dies
Could you possible transfer ownership on James' memorial (74408785) to me? Thank you so much.
Added by Joann on Aug 24, 2014 9:27 PM
RE: Francis Holland
1900 census for Ten Mile Coos county as Jun 1836 and he was born in Nova Scotia, not England. His brother, David Holland is buried in this same cemetery but he was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Added by LBHolland on Aug 01, 2014 10:06 PM
John Dixon Johnson
Hello everyone!
We would like to thank you all once again for all the work you do in preserving our family's memorial's! The work by you and the high school is wonderful! Cheers to you all! Hopefully John's grave marker will be found. Thank you!!!
Susan :)
Added by ScottandSusan on Jul 02, 2014 7:17 AM
Elizabeth Malicoat Johnson
Good Morning!
We would like to thank you all very much for your time in managing and photographing our family's memorials!
Susan :)
Added by ScottandSusan on Jul 02, 2014 7:07 AM
James L Dies
How did you connect Martha to James? I am not sure that they are related as I am not finding her on the census. Do you have more information on Martha that you can send me or know how I can get more information on either Martha or James? Thank you so much.
Added by Joann on Jun 04, 2014 7:21 PM
ronald conrad
Omar Eugene Burford
Thank you for the photo of Omar resting place, looks like time has not been kind to the headstone. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Jun 01, 2014 12:30 PM
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