Asa Lawrence Lovejoy

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Asa Lawrence Lovejoy

Birth
Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Sep 1882 (aged 74)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sec 8M L50 G2N
Memorial ID 6306933 · View Source
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Early Oregon Pioneer of the 1840s. Portland, Oregon’s name dates back to a coin flip in 1845. Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove shared ownership of a choice 640-acre (259-hectare) clearing along the Willamette River, near its confluence with the Columbia. Lovejoy wanted to name the site “Boston,” but Pettygrove won the coin toss and named it “Portland,” after his hometown in Maine. Pettygrove’s choice turned out to be apt, because the town quickly became a busy port, which it remains today. Francis Pettygrove went on to found Port Townsend, Washington. His burial is also recorded in Find-A-Grave.

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  • Created by: RB
  • Added: 1 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6306933
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (14 Mar 1808–10 Sep 1882), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6306933, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by RB (contributor 45982754) .