Lot # : 60
Plot # : 12
Nov. 29, 1912
Oregon Pioneer, Donor of land for the cemetery
Ledger Notes: Age: 84 Yrs.,
Mos. 9 Days
Family Contribution: Son of
John Jehu (Jehuennes)and Elisabeth (Derryberry) Baker.
Brother of Endymian, Terry, Malinda (Adams), Williamson,
Parmelia (Tuckness), Henry and Polly. Emigrant of 1853 from
Emigrated with brothers, sisters, and extended
families. PVC established on a corner of his Donation
Land Claim. Moses donated and officially deeded the land
much later. The southern boundary of the cemetery marks
the southern boundary of the DLC.
Baker Road marks the eastern boundary of his DLC.
His brother, Endymian, organized and led the Baker
Endymian was friendly with John Zumwalt from their
Missouri days together. After making his emigration
a couple of years earlier, Zumwalt probably enticed
the Bakers to go to Oregon and to join him in the
new territory. The Bakers took DLC's immediately
north of Zumwalt's. Moses was said to be a
bachelor. As such, his DLC passed out of family
hands earlier than most of the other family
holdings. His niece, Mary Baker, aged 4, appears to
be the first "resident" of the cemetery. That
family death probably played an important role in
his donating the land for the cemetery. The oldest
one was his nephew, Thomas Tuckness, though Thomas
is probably not buried at PVC -- given his death
date and place along with the fact that his parents
did not make the trek from Missouri until 1853 with
the entire Baker Clan.
From 1989 Sherwood Cultural Resource Inventory,
M. M. Baker, known as "Old Uncle Matt", died in
December, 1912. He was 84 years old and well known
in the community.
monument and concrete apron
||Edges have mower chips; because of its location next to a large ground squirrel colony, it is frequently covered by their excavations nearby.
||Mint condition with minor lichen stains
|Inscriptions, top reading from the East:
MOSES MATTHEW BAKER
1828 ----- 1912
DONATED THE LAND FOR THIS
CEMETERY ON MAY 15, 1886