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Martha (#47144896)
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Bring Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi home.

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
Stone Branches

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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#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
Clan Logan
Jincey Ann Morris Blevens
Hi Martha, I know you are a super busy woman but I have a question about the origin of the bio which lists her mother's name as Elizabeth Mary Tyree Morris. So far we have never known her middle name so would love to be able to authenticate this with the source. Thank you so much for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you. Vickie
Added by Clan Logan on Sep 10, 2014 5:37 PM
David Sawdy
PFC Russell Frank Sawdy
I have sent corrections to you with no action?????/
Added by David Sawdy on Sep 08, 2014 12:07 AM
rita mangler
estill williams
Estill williams is my great uncle. I woild like to know if also my great aunt bertha angeline densmore is buried in that cemetety with him. Its his wife. Thank you Rita
Added by rita mangler on Aug 31, 2014 4:02 PM
My Grand Parents- Harry & Helen Boothby
Hi Martha! Found an error in the heading for my grandma Helen Nellie Fowler Boothby- had Flower instead of Fowler! Any way- Gramma was born 6/25/1880 in Ontario Canada to James & Sarah Fowler.

My grampa Harry Boothby was born 8/18/1863 in Harborne, Warwickshire England to Harry and Myra (Pickrell Shore) Boothby

and yes- Margaret Zelma Boothby is their daughter.
Thanks so much for posting them in the Find A Grave.
:) Barb

Added by Barbara on Aug 28, 2014 4:38 PM
Database for Historic Columbian Cemetery
HCC volunteers are working on proofing the database for the Historic Columbian Cemetery. The information is based upon burial cards and will be proofed by re-checking cards and matching to plot maps. While further review is necessary, most grave locations can be located with ease at this point.

Added by Phillips-Frasier on Jul 10, 2014 10:46 PM
English and Clifford
Elizabeth J. Clifford: ReSurvey, Block 39, Lot 5 S 1/2.

William J. English: Resurvey, Block 39, Lot 8 S 1/2
Added by Phillips-Frasier on Jul 10, 2014 10:42 PM
Ann-Mary Engum
Martin O. Selnes Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA

Martin O. Selnes

Birth: 1886, Norway
Death: Nov. 8, 1956
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

The Oregonian Monday November 12, 1956
Names list Martin Selenes.

1930 U.S. Census Portland,
Multnomah, Oregon.
Lodger, Martin Selnes Born <1887> Norway
Immigration 1910. Marital Status Single.

Head of household was Inga Johnson
she is also at the Columbian cemetery.

Martin Selnes
1886 1956

Historic Columbian Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

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Created by: Martha
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39928398


Martin O.Selnes was baptisted Ole Martin.He was born 28 may 1886 in Selnes,Stjørna,Sør-Trøndelag,Norway.He was baptisted 27 june 1886.
Parents:Ole Ovesen Selnes,born about 1847,and wife Marit Nilsdatter,born about 1849.

Kildeinformasjon: Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Stjørna i Bjugn, Klokkerbok nr. 653C01 (1866-1893), Fødte og døpte 1886, side 38.
Permanent sidelenke:
Permanent bildelenke:


Emigranter fra Trondheim 1867-1930

24.03.1909 Martin Ols. Selnes ug Fisker m 1886 Skjørn Portland, Oreg. Cunard Tasso Bill. bet. i Trondhjem a Till


Martin Olson Selnes

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

birth: 28 May 1886 , ,
draft registration: from 1917 to 1918 Portland City no 1, Oregon, United States


Martin Selnes


United States Census, 1930

birth: 1887 Norway
residence: 1930 Portland (Districts 271-553), Multnomah, Oregon, United States
immigration: 1910

other: Inge Johnson, John Strand, Peter N Hellem, Sam Jorgenson


Martin Selnes


United States Census, 1940

birth: 1887 Norway
residence: 1940 Tract 22, Portland, Portland City Election Precinct 240, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

other: Bertha Johnson, Pete Hellem, Samuel Torgesen


Martin Selnes was a good friend of my grandfather,Rikard Kornelius Olsen Engum,that lived in Rainier ,Oregon for many years.Rikard died in Norway 21 may 1961.


Rikard Kornelius Olsen Engum
Added by Ann-Mary Engum on Jul 04, 2014 7:42 AM
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