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rjjenks (#47577843)
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Bio Photo My family, on my mother's side, has been in Oregon since before it was a state. I am descended from the McCallisters, and the McCrackens. I am also descended from the Jacksons, who came to Oregon a little bit later. I got my start trying to help mother research her mother's side of the family.
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Mary Houghton
I went to take the photo of Mar Houghton's grave today. However, it is unmarked. The cemetery records for the older graves do not show birth and death dates. I can tell you that the section in which she is buried held graves from the late 1930's to the early 1940's which would be consistent with the Mary Houghton you are looking for. Chris
Added by macso on Jul 31, 2014 1:25 PM
Sutton Researcher
RE: Capt W M Jenks
Yes. Thank you.
Added by Sutton Researcher on Jul 03, 2014 10:05 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
William Mills Grave
Thank you so much for attempting to find the grave of WIlliam Mills in Salem's Lee Mission Cemetery. I have asked the owner of the memorial to please make a notation that it is unmarked.
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Apr 09, 2013 9:21 AM
Bobs your Uncle
Mary Jenks

Just a note to inform you that I have added headstone photos to Mary. I also added to Capt. Jenks an area shot showing both Capt. Jenks & Mary together. Now the photos on his page are sort of out of order which you can re-arrange if you wish or let me know and I can remove them.

Added by Bobs your Uncle on Dec 11, 2012 3:33 PM
Bobs your Uncle
Capt W Jenks
Hello again,

I will be returning to the Odd Fellows Cemetery soon and will try to get a photo of Capt's wife. What my sister had done to requests that had no marker is she would write the name, dates, and plot number on an index card and would lay it down where the headstone would normally be. That way it wasn't just a photo of grass and also when she would take an overall shot of the area you can see the card in relation to the other graves. She told me that people kept requesting the same grave photo over the years and having to keep going out there and finding nothing got frustrating. You are not suppose to post pictures of just empty grass I don't think. But there is a grave there. So I think this is a good compromise. Especially when she takes the area shot that has a nearby stone showing. That way a person can look up the plot number of the stone that is there and see that the no marker one is suppose to be next to that one so the temporary card one is accurately placed.

I have another request for Odd Fellows that has no marker so I was going to buy some index cards beforehand. I am also saving towards a GPS compass that will give me an exact position of the older stones that are getting hard to read. I figure, imagine if some are hard to read now - imagine 10 years from now. If I am able to get one that works for me (need one with big print so when I place it next to a headstone it shows up in the photo) I might be bugging you again with that information as well. You can enter the lat. and lon. by clicking on the edit plot. I didn't know it was there until recently when I forgot to include a plot for a memorial I made. If there is any more requests Odd Fellows or the Masonic or City Cemetery please let me know. They are next to one another and have no fences between and I can wander. And the staff is wonderful. While strolling around the old City Cem. and looking at the pioneers' stones a worker offered a 5gallon bucket of Iris bulbs. They were dividing them. The whole city cemetery is elevated plots with little brick or concrete walls. They have an adopt-a-plot program where people are allowed to plant them with flowers. Some are overplanted and the flowers block the stones. It is a pretty site in Spring and Fall.

I don't know if you know this but the cemetery had vandals attack it back in the late 1970's. It was bad. They didn't just break stones - they smashed them to bits. The cemetery collected the pieces and poured concrete around them so now they lay flat. It was really sad. A lot of the stones goes back to the gold rush days. And there was Native American section that got hit bad too. The monuments were toppled, angels lost heads. It was our heritage that was attacked and its still talked about. The police had stakeouts going (my dad volunteered). Fortunately, your Capt Jenks was over in Odd Fellows and not many were hit in that area.

Well, please let me know if I can help you further.
Added by Bobs your Uncle on Dec 05, 2012 6:13 PM
Bobs your Uncle
Capt W Jenks

Just a note to inform you I added another photo for Capt Jenks. I was taking another photo nearby and noticed this one as being a military stone so I photographed it as well. I also wanted to let you know that if you would like to update your memorial with a grave location, name and date there is a website for the cemetery and he is listed on there as William Morgan Jenks. The website is:

Please keep in mind that not all names are on the list and they need to update it. Some of the names are also linked to a map page where it would highlight the grave with a star showing its exact location. Not all of the names are mapped this way and Capt. Jenks unfortunately is not mapped as of yet.

Margaret Ballinger
Added by Bobs your Uncle on Nov 28, 2012 2:44 AM
Sutton Researcher
RE: Capt W M Jenks
Sure thing.
Did I photo his cemetery marker?
Added by Sutton Researcher on Jun 14, 2012 7:22 PM
Kitty Whitlock
RE: Darrold R. Jenks
It was my pleasure.
Added by Kitty Whitlock on May 27, 2012 8:23 AM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Betsy Simpson
Corrections made, Thanks
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Jan 13, 2012 11:58 AM
Sutton Researcher
RE: Capt W M Jenks
This is wonderful. I photo to give back to the community in hopes of families finding their family history.
Added by Sutton Researcher on Oct 22, 2011 3:43 PM
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