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 Marcus Willis “Mark” Weygandt

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Marcus Willis “Mark” Weygandt

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death
8 Aug 1944 (aged 62)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot
Sec 31, Lot 201, Grave 3S
Memorial ID
60066998 View Source

Death Takes Noted Guide – Mark W. Weygandt, 62, for many years a guide on Mount Hood and who had scaled that peak 588 times during his career, died Tuesday at his home, 9933 E. Burnside Street. He had been in ill health since 1932.

Mr. Weygandt was born in Excelsior, Ill., on December 16, 1881. While still a boy he set out on a bicycle trip with two brothers. They pedaled their way from Polo, Ill., to The Dalles, Or., in 1897.

Path Discovered, Opened –The recreational possibilities of Mount Hood early interested Mr. Weygandt and he devoted much of his time to learning the mountain trails and seeking new ways to the summit. In 1916 he discovered what is considered one of the easiest and safest ways to the peak, and in 1923 he opened this path to the public, naming it the Sunshine Trail.

He was the winner of the first ski race in the northwest, along a course from Cloud Cap Inn to Kirby Camp on the Cooper Spur Road. He was a constant booster for winter sports on the mountain.

Mr. Weygandt was instrumental in the establishment of Lookout Cabin on Mt. Hood, in creation of the Portland Snowshoe Club and the annual American Legion climb to the peak.

Large Party Led – On July 31, 1921, he led a party of 247 persons to the summit. This is believed to have been the largest party of climbers ever to have ascended a snow-capped mountain at any one time.

Surviving are his widow; Beulah; four sons, Wesley, Theodore and Richard of Portland, and Myron, who is in the army; two daughters, Vera and Violet of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickey of Portland, Mrs. Nellie Hornbeck of California, Mrs. Daisy Faulkner, San Jose, Cal., and a brother, George, San Jose.

Services will be at 2 P.M. Monday at the Gable Funeral Chapel, 225 N.E. 80th Avenue, with interment in Lone Fir Cemetery.

The Oregonian; Date: 08-10-1944

Death Takes Noted Guide – Mark W. Weygandt, 62, for many years a guide on Mount Hood and who had scaled that peak 588 times during his career, died Tuesday at his home, 9933 E. Burnside Street. He had been in ill health since 1932.

Mr. Weygandt was born in Excelsior, Ill., on December 16, 1881. While still a boy he set out on a bicycle trip with two brothers. They pedaled their way from Polo, Ill., to The Dalles, Or., in 1897.

Path Discovered, Opened –The recreational possibilities of Mount Hood early interested Mr. Weygandt and he devoted much of his time to learning the mountain trails and seeking new ways to the summit. In 1916 he discovered what is considered one of the easiest and safest ways to the peak, and in 1923 he opened this path to the public, naming it the Sunshine Trail.

He was the winner of the first ski race in the northwest, along a course from Cloud Cap Inn to Kirby Camp on the Cooper Spur Road. He was a constant booster for winter sports on the mountain.

Mr. Weygandt was instrumental in the establishment of Lookout Cabin on Mt. Hood, in creation of the Portland Snowshoe Club and the annual American Legion climb to the peak.

Large Party Led – On July 31, 1921, he led a party of 247 persons to the summit. This is believed to have been the largest party of climbers ever to have ascended a snow-capped mountain at any one time.

Surviving are his widow; Beulah; four sons, Wesley, Theodore and Richard of Portland, and Myron, who is in the army; two daughters, Vera and Violet of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickey of Portland, Mrs. Nellie Hornbeck of California, Mrs. Daisy Faulkner, San Jose, Cal., and a brother, George, San Jose.

Services will be at 2 P.M. Monday at the Gable Funeral Chapel, 225 N.E. 80th Avenue, with interment in Lone Fir Cemetery.

The Oregonian; Date: 08-10-1944


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  • Created by: VDR
  • Added: 13 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 60066998
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60066998/marcus-willis-weygandt: accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Willis “Mark” Weygandt (16 Dec 1881–8 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60066998, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA; Maintained by VDR (contributor 47292775) .