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 George Abernethy

George Abernethy

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 2 Mar 1877 (aged 69)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sec 03, Lot 110, Grave 4
Memorial ID 5954245 · View Source
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Oregon Provisional Governor. A lay minister of the Methodist faith, in 1845 the Oregon pioneers determined their form of government, and elected him as Oregon's first (and last) provisional Governor, which he served as from 1845 to 1849. During his time in office he promoted road building and repair, which provided easier access to the rivers - the main avenue of commerce. The beginnings of Oregon's tax laws came into effect during his tenure. In 1848 a bill signed by President James K. Polk made Oregon a territory of the United States, and President Polk appointed Joseph Laneto become the Oregon's first Territorial Governor. Originally interred in Vancouver, Washington, his body was moved to Portland, Oregon in 1883.

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  • Originally Created by: RB
  • Added: 12 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5954245
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Abernethy (6 Oct 1807–2 Mar 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5954245, citing River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .