Samuel Royal Thurston

Samuel Royal Thurston

Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 9 Apr 1851 (aged 35)
At Sea
Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 6254265 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He was the territorial delegate to the 1850 US Congress, representing the Oregon Territory. Inscription reads :Hear rests Oregon’s first delegate, a man of genius and learning. A lawyer and statesman. His devotions equaled his wide philanthropy, his public acts are his best eulogium. Originally interred in Acapulco, Mexico. Brought to Oregon by act of Legislature. Body arrived in Portland March 3, 1853.

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Hon. Sam'l R. Thurston Born in Maine Apr. 17, 1815. Off Acapulco Apr. 9, 1851 Thurston-Erected by the People of Oregon.

Samuel Royal Thurston On January 12, 1852, Thurston County, in what was then part of Oregon Territory and now Washington State, was named in memory of the First Territorial Delegate to the 1850 United States Congress. Placed by the board of Thurston County Commissioners 1991 Thurston County Washington Since 1852



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