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John Howard Colvin
Birth: Nov. 30, 1825
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1908
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA


John H. Colvin, Well Known in Oregon and Washington

John H. Colvin, who died in this city Thursday, October 28, was born in Indiana, November 30, 1825. In early life he removed to Iowa, where he resided for 10 years. With his wife and children he crossed the plains to Oregon in 1865 and resided in this state and Washington until his death. Mrs. Colvin died at Kalama, Wash., several years ago.

For a number of years, Mr. Colvin had made his home with his son, H. L. Colvin, a well-known lumber merchant, of this city. He is survived by three sons: H. L. Colvin, W. L. Colvin and J. W. Colvin; 26 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jane Carwell, of Goldendale, Wash.

The funeral was held from Holman's chapel, Saturday afternoon under Masonic auspices. Services were conducted by Rev. Joseph A. Leas, of St. James' Lutheran Church. Interment was in Riverview cemetery.

(More about the John Colvin family in "The Colvins, Oregon Pioneers, 1982")
Family links: 
  John B. Colvin (1795 - 1856)
  Mary Howard Colvin (1800 - 1845)
  Eliza Jane Newkirk Colvin (1830 - 1875)*
  Thomas S Colvin (1849 - 1897)*
  John Wesley Colvin (1851 - 1914)*
  Henry Leander Colvin (1857 - 1940)*
  Walter Benjamin Colvin (1860 - 1947)*
  Francis Marion Colvin (1818 - 1902)*
  Priscilla Colvin Sloan (1822 - 1850)*
  John Howard Colvin (1825 - 1908)
  Nancy Jane Colvin Carwell (1829 - 1916)*
  Elisha Jefferson Colvin (1832 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
River View Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 12, Blk 48, Grave 29
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Originally Created by: Mark and Glorene Stevens
Record added: May 29, 2012
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