Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery

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10 years · 16 days
Find A Grave ID
47150050

Bio

As volunteers for the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, we manage Find-A-Grave memorials for the majority of the people buried at the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. We make a concerted effort to insure that the posted information is as accurate as possible. Our primary focus is on maintaining and expanding historical records rather than conducting extensive genealogical research on individuals. The material that we post on Find-A-Grave is typically limited to basic information about the deceased because of personal privacy concerns, copyright restrictions, and the suggested Find-A-Grave policy. We have also determined that if extensive information is posted on the memorial, we may not make direct contact with people who will help us further our knowledge that we, in turn, can share with others. We are always happy to hear from relatives and researchers and make any material we have collected available to them.

Since the cemetery is located adjacent to Marshfield High School, it is essential to help foster in students an appreciation of this special place. Therefore, we also facilitate collaborative endeavors that engage students in historical inquiry and the care of the cemetery. In addition, we assist students in presenting a Memorial Day program for the school and community, and our virtual cemeteries are an outgrowth of those projects.

We have noticed that there are several common points of confusion about local cemeteries. The Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery was officially established by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) in 1891, and served as the primary burying ground from the late 1880s until the 1910s, serving the communities of Marshfield, North Bend, Empire, Eastside and other small, neighboring communities. There have been less than 300 burials in the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery since the 1920s, although burials in family plots can still be arranged. After 1914, the I.O.O.F. opened a new cemetery, today known as Sunset Memorial Park, which was also referred to as the “Marshfield Cemetery.” In addition, for a comparatively short time, a cemetery, now referred to as the “Old Marshfield Cemetery,” was situated on Knob Hill (Telegraph Hill). We have also noted that a number of burials were relocated from one cemetery to another. We encourage you to visit our website for further information.

We hope that you will respect the choices we have in regards to Find-A-Grave. Please contact us directly with any concerns or questions.

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