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Quigley, Donald Alan

 1918 - 1997

Quigley, Ruth Dale

 1921 - 2003

Quimby

          ?

Quinn, Mariah

 1811 - 1887

Raggen, Mrs.

         - Abt. 1903

Rains, Bertha Jean

 1901 - 1953

Rains, Grace Teresa

 1891 - 1979

Rains, Willard Ernest

Abt.  1885 - 1951 

Raphaeson, W.

1909 - 1909

Ratcliff, David

Abt. 1834 - 1862

Redenbacher, Mary

 1902 - 1987

Redenbacher, Russell

 1902 - 1944

Reese, Margaret S. Page

 1844 - 1923

Reisch, Joan Marie

 1939 - 1998

Reisner, C. George

1850 - 1921

Reissner, Christian

 1856 - 1930

Reissner, Henry J.

 Abt. 1897 - 1960

Reissner, Lena R.

 1907 - 1929

Reissner, Mary

 Abt. 1866 - 1938

Rezach, Josephine

 Abt. 1895 - 1943

Rich, Marion

1904 - 1907

Richards, Charles R. 1912 - 2000
Richards, Mildred M. 1915 - 2003
Richards, Robert Charles 1939 - 2001
Richey, Frances D. 1920 - 2000

Rider, Granville C.

 1833 - 1914

Rider, John C.

 1865 - 1870

Rider, Mary Ellen

 1845 - 1914

Rider, Nancy Elenor

 1862 - 1870

Rieden, Leo

1903 - 1970

Last Name:  QUIGLEY First:  Donald Middle:  Alan

Lot # :  265

Plot # :  3

Gender:  M
Born: 
Mar. 4, 1918
Died: 
Mar. 16, 1997
Burial Date:  June 2, 2003
Ledger Notes:  Ashes
Other Notes:  World War II Veteran

 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument on concrete base 
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition, black paint in engraved letters
Illustrations: None
Flower Containers:    Two holders with cups
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:    

QUIGLEY

DONALD  ALAN
MAR. 4, 1918     MAR. 16, 1997
DULUTH, MN                OAKLAND, CA
RUTH  DALE  (YOUNG)
JAN. 21, 1921     JAN. 12, 2003
WILSONVILLE, OR          OAKLAND, CA   
Date Surveyed:   10-11-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  QUIGLEY First:  Ruth Middle:  Dale

Lot # :  265

Plot # :  3

Gender:  F Birth Name:  Young
Born: 
Jan. 21, 1921
Died: 
Jan. 12, 2003
Burial Date:  June 2, 2003
Ledger Notes:  Ashes
Notes:  Daughter of Dorris & Mattie Young, granddaughter of Marion and Lily Young, great granddaughter of John Wallace and M. Clementine Graham, great granddaughter of William Shelby and Isabel Young, great-great granddaughter of George and Anna Bailey, great-great granddaughter of John and Sarah Zumwalt, great-great-great granddaughter of Sobrina J. Russell. 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument on concrete base 
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition, black paint in engraved letters
Illustrations: None
Flower Containers:    Two holders with cups
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:    

QUIGLEY

DONALD  ALAN
MAR. 4, 1918     MAR. 16, 1997
DULUTH, MN                OAKLAND, CA
RUTH  DALE  (YOUNG)
JAN. 21, 1921     JAN. 12, 2003
WILSONVILLE, OR          OAKLAND, CA   
Date Surveyed:   10-11-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  QUIMBY First:  Middle: 

Lot # :  47

Plot # :  3

Gender:  Birth Name: 
Born:  Died:  Burial Date: 
Notes:  Listed in the ledger only as "Quimby" with no detail. 
           Entry for burial date occurs before Jan. 1887.

Ledger Notes: 
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   7-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  QUINN First:  Mariah Middle: 

Lot # :  81

Plot # :  2

Gender:  Birth Name: 
Born:  1810 Died: 1887 Burial Date:  Jan. 23, 1887
Notes:  Oregon Pioneer  Monument is here as Maria Parrott but burial is recorded in the ledgers as Mariah Quinn, a later married name.  Wife of Samuel Parrott
Ledger Notes:    Age:  75 Yrs., 8 Mos., 27 Days          Nativity:  England
 
Date Surveyed:   10-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RAGGEN First:  Mrs. Middle: 

Lot # :  81

Plot # :  7

Gender:  Birth Name: 
Born:  Died:  Burial Date:  Abt. 1903
Notes:  Listed in the ledger only as "Mrs. Raggen" with no detail.  Entry for burial date occurs between 1902 and 1904.
Ledger Notes: 
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   7-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RAINS First:  Bertha Middle:  Jean
Lot # :  145 Plot # :  7 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  1901 Died:  1953 Burial Date:  April 24, 1953
Ledger Notes:    Age: 56 Yrs.            Funeral:  Hollingsworth & Smith
Other Notes: 
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Tilted; Sunken; Apron is completely covered
Engraving:                  Clear, but worn; all in relief
Illustrations: Flower
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:     

BERTHA  RAINS
1901                 1953

Date Surveyed:   1-6-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RAINS First:  Grace Middle:  Teresa
Lot # :  145 Plot # :  8 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  1891 Died:  1979 Burial Date:  Feb. 19, 1979
Ledger Notes:    Age:  87 Yrs., 6 Mos., 21 Days        Funeral:  Donelson Sewell, Hermiston
Notes:  Burial is recorded in the ledgers but monument is missing.
Date Surveyed:   1-06-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RAINS First:  Willard Middle:  Ernest
Lot # :  145 Plot # :  9 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  Abt. 1885 Died:  1951 Burial Date:  May 25, 1951
Ledger Notes:    Age:  66 Yrs.        Funeral:  Hollingsworth & McMahon
Notes:  Burial is recorded in the ledgers but monument is missing.
Date Surveyed:   1-06-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RAPHAESON First:  W. Middle: 

Lot # :  3

Plot # :  4

Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  1909 Died:  1909 Burial Date:  March 14, 1909
Notes:
Ledger Notes:  Age:  3 Mos.  1 Day      Nativity:  Washington
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   5-20-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RATCLIFF First:  David Middle: 

Lot # :  47

Plot # :  12

Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  Abt. 1834 Died:  Sept. 30, 1862 Burial Date:  Sept. 30, 1862
Notes:  Oregon Pioneer
Ledger Notes:  28 Yrs.      Nativity:  Missouri

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Marble monument
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Seriously tilted, loose; broken and re-set in the ground
Engraving:                  Clear, but worn; legibility reduced due to lichen
Illustrations: None
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions:  East face:    

DAVID RATCLIFF
DIED
Sept.30, 1862
AGED
28 years

Date Surveyed:   7-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REDENBACHER First:  Mary Middle:  M.
Lot # :  208 Plot # :  8 Gender:  F Birth Name:  Lehr
Born:  23 Jul 1901 Died:  25 May 1987 Burial Date:  May 29, 1987
Ledger Notes:    Age:  85 Yrs.          Funeral:  Attrell's
Notes:  Wife of Russell W. Redenbacher; Mother of Phyllis (Chaney)

Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

REDENBACHER
MARY LEHR
1901   -   1987

Date Surveyed:   1-21-2014 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REDENBACHER First:  Russell Middle:  W.
Lot # :  208 Plot # :  7 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  1902 Died:  1944 Burial Date:  Oct. 15, 1944
Ledger Notes:    Age: 41 Yrs.      Funeral:  Hollingsworth & Gwin
Other Notes:  Husband of Mary (Lehr) Redenbacher; Father of Phyllis Chaney
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete base
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Minor sinking
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: None
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

REDENBACHER
RUSSELL  W.
1902   -   1944

Date Surveyed:   2-23-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  Reese First:  Margaret Middle:  S.
Lot # :  97 Plot # :  2 Gender:  F Birth Name:  Curless
Other Name: Page
Born:  1844 Died:  1923 Burial Date:  Nov. 10, 1923
Ledger Notes:    Age:  79 Yrs.       Funeral:  J. P. Finley
Notes:  Possible Pioneer    Mother of Paul W.  and Clarence W. Page

 

Monument Material:    Granite monument on granite base w/ concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   Marble "MOTHER" stone is loose.  Paul W. has an auxiliary headstone.
Monument Problems:  None besides the loose aux. stone
Engraving:                  Mint condition (photo shows tree shadows)
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:      
 

PAGE
MARGARET  PAGE  REESE
1824          -          1923
PAUL  W.    1876 - 1928
HARRY  W.    1905 - 1935
PAUL  P.    1908 - 1934
JOSEPH  E.    1915 - 1916

Date Surveyed:   10-21-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REISCH First:  Joan Middle:  Marie
Lot # :  150 Plot # :  2 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  1939 Died:  1998 Burial Date:  Dec. 23, 1998
Ledger Notes:    Age: 59 Yrs., 1 Mos., 19 Days      Funeral:  Attrell's Chapel
Other Notes: 
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: Open books with hummingbirds & flowers; wedding bands and ribbon; Mason's and Eastern Star insignia
Flower Containers:    Two holders, two cups
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, West face:     

REISCH

BOBBY  J.
1936                    

JOAN  M.
1939 ---- 1998

Date Surveyed:   1-1-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  Reisner First:  C. Middle:  George
Lot # :  98 Plot # :  6 Gender:  M Birth Name:  Reisner
Born:  1850 Died:  1921 Burial Date:  Aug. 17, 1921
Ledger Notes:    Age:  71 Yrs., 10 Mos.                  Funeral:  W. W. Hollingsworth
Notes:  Possible Pioneer

 

Monument Material:    Granite monument; base or apron is sunken underground, probably concrete
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Fallen off the base or apron, sunken, edges and corners are badly chipped by mowers.
Engraving:                  Legibility reduced due to lichen and moss. 
Illustrations:                  Decorated border.
Flower Containers:     
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the West:      
 

C.  GEORGE
REISNER
1850 ----- 1921

Date Surveyed:   10-21-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REISSNER First:  Christian Middle: 
Lot # :  159 Plot # :  7 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  1856
Germany
Died:  26 Mar 1930 Burial Date:  March 29, 1930
Ledger Notes:    Age: 73 Yrs.      Funeral:  Holman & Pace
Other Notes:  Possible Pioneer  Husband of Mary Reissner; Father of Anna (Baker), Mattie, Henry, and Lena
Family Contribution:  Born in Bavaria in 1856.  Emigrated from Germany to Canada (1866) and Oregon in 1872. First settled in Yamhill County. Parents of Henry, Lena, Mattie, and Anna.  All except Anna buried at Pleasant View. Anna married into the Baker family, marrying Raymond (son of Alison & Florence) who lived on the adjoining farm. Anna was the eldest child (b. 7/31/1892 and d. 1947. Buried in Canby w/ husband Raymond, and three children: Pearl, Opal and Harold). 

Christian & Mary built a modern, new home (c. 1908-10) which still stands on SW Bell Road and east of Baker Road intersection. Christian died from severe burns suffered during a fire accident while burning brush and briars alone in a remote part of the farm. 

Henry took over the family farm, marrying Evelyn. No children. The "new," Reissner barn collapsed in the Columbus Day storm in 1962. Remnants of the old apple orchard and their "new" filbert orchard remain. Henry died of a heart attack in the barn while pitching hay to the dairy cows. Evelyn sold the farm and moved away.
Stephen Baker  310-490-8510   sgb90210 at aol.com   Great-grandson of Christian & Mary Reissner

 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument with granite base
Auxiliary Stones:   Granite Footstone
Monument Problems:  Christian's footstone is partially sunken
Engraving:                  Mint condition, with some lichen staining
Illustrations: Modified floral curtain on large monument
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:     

REISSNER
 

GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Footstones, top reading from the East:

HENRY  REISSNER
1897
-  1960

No stone apparent, but s/b where Mary Reissner is.

LENA  REISSNER
1907 - 1929

FATHER
1856 - 1930

Date Surveyed:   12-31-07 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REISSNER First:  Henry Middle:  Christian
Lot # :  159 Plot # :  10 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  29 Aug 1897 Died:  26 Jun 1960 Burial Date:  June 29, 1960
Ledger Notes:    Age: 62 Yrs., 9 Mos.      Funeral:  Smith-Mannenbach
Other Notes:  Son of Christian and Mary Reissner
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument with granite base
Auxiliary Stones:   Granite Footstone
Monument Problems:  Henry's footstone is sunken and partially buried
Engraving:                  Mint condition, with some lichen staining; footstone engraving is covered
Illustrations: Modified floral curtain on large monument
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:     

REISSNER
 

GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Footstones, top reading from the East:

HENRY  REISSNER
1897
-  1960

No stone apparent, but s/b where Mary Reissner is.

LENA  REISSNER
1907 - 1929

FATHER
1856 - 1930

Date Surveyed:   12-31-07 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REISSNER First:  Lena Middle:  L.
Lot # :  159 Plot # :  8 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  1907 Died:  11 Jun 1929 Burial Date:  June 15, 1929
Ledger Notes:    Age: 22 Yrs.      Funeral:  Holman & Pace
Other Notes:  Daughter of Christian and Mary Reissner
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument with granite base
Auxiliary Stones:   Granite Footstone
Monument Problems:  Lena's footstone is sunken and almost completely covered
Engraving:                  Most of engraving is underground
Illustrations: Modified floral curtain on large monument
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:     

REISSNER
 

GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Footstones, top reading from the East:

HENRY  REISSNER
1897
-  1960

No stone apparent, but s/b where Mary Reissner is.

LENA  REISSNER
1907 - 1929

FATHER
1856 - 1930

Date Surveyed:   12-31-07 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REISSNER First:  Mary Middle: 
Lot # :  159 Plot # :  9 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  Abt. 1866 Died:  15 Oct 1938 Burial Date:  Oct. 15, 1938
Ledger Notes:    Age: 71 Yrs., 10 Mos., 16 Days      Funeral:  Holman & Hankins
Other Notes: 
Family Contribution:  Born 1866 in Hamburg, Germany; emigrated from Germany in 1872 via Canada. First settled in Yamhill County. Mother of Henry, Lena, Mattie, and Anna (Baker).  All except Anna buried at Pleasant View. Anna married into the Baker family, marrying Raymond (son of Alison & Florence) who lived on the adjoining farm. Christian & Mary built a modern, new home (c. 1908-10) which still stands on SW Bell Road and east of Baker Road intersection. Henry took over the family farm, marrying Evelyn. No children. The "new," Reissner barn collapsed in the Columbus Day storm in 1962. Remnants of the old apple orchard and their "new" filbert orchard remain. Henry died of a heart attack in the barn while pitching hay to the dairy cows. Evelyn sold the farm and moved away.  Anna's fourth child, Lowell is buried at PVC.
Stephen Baker  310-490-8510   sgb90210 at aol.com   Great-grandson of Christian & Mary Reissner
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument with granite base
Auxiliary Stones:   Granite Footstones
Monument Problems:  Mary's footstone is not visible and may be sunken
Engraving:                  No individual footstone, just the main monument
Illustrations: Modified floral curtain on large monument
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, East face:     

REISSNER
 

GOD BE WITH YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Footstones, top reading from the East:

HENRY  REISSNER
1897
-  1960

No stone apparent, but s/b where Mary Reissner is.

LENA  REISSNER
1907 - 1929

FATHER
1856 - 1930

Date Surveyed:   12-31-07 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  REZACH First:  Josephine Middle: 

Lot # :  101

Plot # :  5

Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  Abt. 1895 Died: 1943 Burial Date:  Aug. 27, 1943
Notes: 
Ledger Notes:  48 Yrs.      Funeral:  Henry Young
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   10-11-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RICH First:  Marion Middle:  L.

Lot # :  8

Plot # :  4

Gender:  M Birth Name:  Rich
Born:  Sept. 9, 1904 Died:  June 12, 1907 Burial Date:  June 13, 1907
Notes: 
Ledger Notes:  In ledger only as "Rich"

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Marble monument and plinth on a sandstone base
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Was broken and toppled by vandals; repaired in 5/08
Engraving:                  Clear, but worn; plinth engraving is in relief
Illustrations: Heart-shaped stone with fronds decorating
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks: Base is carved
Inscriptions, West face:     

MARION L. RICH
Born
Sep. 9, 1904
Died
June 12
1907

OUR DARLING BABY

Date Surveyed:   3-29-09 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RICHARDS First:  Charles Middle:  R.
Lot # :  252 Plot # :  9 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  July 6, 1912 Died:  August 7, 2000 Burial Date:  
Ledger Notes:   
Other Notes:  Veteran of WWII, Merchant Marines
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: Rose stem
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

RICHARDS

CHARLES  R.
JULY 6, 1912
AUGUST 7, 2000

MILDRED  M.
JUNE 4, 1915
APRIL 26, 2003

Date Surveyed:   5-26-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RICHARDS First:  Mildred Middle:  M.
Lot # :  252 Plot # :  9 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  June 4, 1915 Died:  April 26, 2003 Burial Date:  
Ledger Notes:   
Other Notes: 
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: Rose stem
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

RICHARDS

CHARLES  R.
JULY 6, 1912
AUGUST 7, 2000

MILDRED  M.
JUNE 4, 1915
APRIL 26, 2003

Date Surveyed:   5-26-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RICHARDS First:  Robert Middle:  Charles
Lot # :  252 Plot # :  9 Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  Jan. 18, 1939 Died:  July 26, 2001 Burial Date:  
Ledger Notes:   
Other Notes:  Veteran of Marine Corps
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: Marine Corps insignia with, "Col. USMCR"
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

ROBERT CHARLES
RICHARDS
JANUARY 18, 1939
JULY 26, 2001

Date Surveyed:   5-26-08 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RICHEY First:  Frances Middle:  D.
Lot # :  257 Plot # :  11 Gender:  F Birth Name: 
Born:  10 Apr 1920 Died:  18 Oct 2000 Burial Date:  
Ledger Notes:    (Ashes)   Family
Other Notes: 
 

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  None
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: Frame with cross and open book with rosary beads
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions, top reading from the East:     

FRANCES  D.
RICHEY
Apr. 10
1920
Oct. 18
2000

Our Darling Nonie

Date Surveyed:   05-29-12 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

 

Last Name:  RIDER First:  Granville Middle:  C.

Lot # :  77

Plot # :  12

Gender:  M Birth Name:  Rider
Born:  Jan. 18, 1833 Died:  July 18, 1914 Burial Date:  July 19, 1914
Notes:  Oregon Pioneer of 1851      Details in obituary differ from ledger and monument.
Ledger Notes:     Age:  81 Years        Nativity:  Tennessee
Obituary: Sherwood News-Sheet July 24, 1914      Mr. and Mrs. Rider
     The last sad rites were performed over the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Granville C. Rider last Sunday afternoon in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, who died at their home in Portland only a few hours apart, the wife going first. Rev. John Foster of the local Congregational church officiated at the funeral.
     Granville C. Rider was born in Missouri in 1833, and moved to Oregon in 1851, where he has since lived.
     Mary Ellen Westfall was born near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, January 29, 1845, moving to Oregon with her parents in 1852.
     This couple were married in 1861. To the couple two children were born, Nancy E. and Johnny C. Rider, who died at the ages of seven and four respectively.  Mary Ellen Rider died last Friday, July 17 at the age of 69 years 5 months and 18 days.
Granville C. Rider died July 18, 1914, at the age of 81 years.
     Two brothers of the wife are left to mourn their loss besides a host of friends.
Sherwood Journal July 24,1914
Double Funeral Is Long Love Sequel
Grenville C Rider dies of Grief while friends await him for wifes burial
50 years Wedded Life Happy Pioneer of 1852 is unable to stand shock of life long 
mate and heart breaks. Rites held in Sherwood
Behind the double funeral here Sunday at 11 o'clock of Mr and Mrs Grenville C 
Rider was one of the most pathetic stories of love and devotion that probably 
has ever come to light.

A week ago today Mrs Rider died at the Mt Scott (Portland) home of the aged 
couple, who were pioneers of the period of 1852. At the Portland depot Saturday 
friends waited in vain for Mr Rider, who is 79 years old, to accompany the body 
of his beloved dead wife to burial in Sherwood. While they waited, Mr Rider was 
lying on the floor of his home at 5326 Foster Road, Portland, dead from grief 
over the loss of one who had been as life itself to him since their marriage 
fifty years ago. Left alone in the world  a week ago, the old gentleman was 
grief stricken. Death itself intervened to relieve the mourning husband and 
sweetheart of many years.

The friends at the depot waited and waited, missed one train and then 
another. With the kindly aid of friends, arrangements were made to take Mrs 
Riders body here, but the husband did not come. Becoming alarmed, the friends 
went to the Rider home. The doors were locked. Through a window they saw the 
old man lying prostrate on the floor. They summoned the coroner and detectives 
accompanied the party of investigation. Death, it was stated, was due to heart 
disease, undoubtedly brought about by grief over the death of his wife.
The bodies of the aged coouple were buried here side by side.

Mrs Rider is a sister of S. T. Westfall of this place and at one time was a 
resident of this vicinity making her home on the Bauer place. The Journal 
extends sympathy to the bereaved brother and the many friends here who mourn 
her death.

 
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Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Marble monument with sandstone base
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Was loose, but was re-secured in 5/08; minor edge chips on monument and base; cleaned with D2 in 2014.
Engraving:                  Legibility is clear; Lower RIDER is carved in relief
Illustrations: Border decoration
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks: Carved base
Inscriptions, facing East:     

GRANVILLE C.
RIDER
BORN  JAN. 18, 1833
DIED  JULY 19, 1914
AGED 81 Y'RS.  6 MO'S.
AND  1  DAY

RIDER

Date Surveyed:   3-09-15 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RIDER First:  John Middle:  Cornelius

Lot # :  77

Plot # :  2

Gender:  M Birth Name:  Rider
Born:  1865 Died:  1870 Burial Date:  Feb. 5, 1870
Notes:  Son of Granville & Mary Ellen (Westfall) Rider
Ledger Notes:  Age:  4 Yrs., 6 Mos. 28 Days      Nativity:  Oregon
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   10-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RIDER First:  Mary Middle:  Ellen

Lot # :  77

Plot # :  11

Gender:  F Birth Name:  Westfall
Born:  29 Jan 1845 Died:  July 17, 1914 Burial Date:  July 19, 1914
Notes:  Oregon Pioneer of 1852
Ledger Notes:  Age:  69 Yrs., 5 Mos. 18 Days      Nativity:  Iowa
Obituary: Sherwood News-Sheet July 24, 1914       Mr. and Mrs. Rider
    
The last sad rites were performed over the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Granville C. Rider last Sunday afternoon in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, who died at their home in Portland only a few hours apart, the wife going first. Rev. John Foster of the local Congregational church officiated at the funeral.
     Granville C. Rider was born in Missouri in 1833, and moved to Oregon in 1851, where he has since lived.
     Mary Ellen Westfall was born near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, January 29, 1845, moving to Oregon with her parents in 1852.
     This couple were married in 1861. To the couple two children were born, Nancy E. and Johnny C. Rider, who died at the ages of seven and four respectively.  Mary Ellen Rider died last Friday, July 17 at the age of 69 years 5 months and 18 days.
Granville C. Rider died July 18, 1914, at the age of 81 years.
     Two brothers of the wife are left to mourn their loss besides a host of friends.
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   10-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RIDER First:  Nancy Middle:  Elenor

Lot # :  77

Plot # :  1

Gender:  F Birth Name:  Rider
Born:  1862 Died:  1870 Burial Date:  Feb. 13, 1870
Notes:  Daughter of Granville & Mary Ellen (Westfall) Rider
Ledger Notes:  Age:  7 Yrs., 8 Mos. 5 Days      Nativity:  Oregon
Monument is missing but burial is recorded in the ledgers.
Date Surveyed:   10-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

Last Name:  RIEDEN First:  Leo Middle:  A.

Lot # :  48

Plot # :  8

Gender:  M Birth Name: 
Born:  20 Jul 1903 Died:  Aug 1970 Burial Date:  Aug. 11, 1970
Notes:  Ledger states location as Lot 40, Plot 7 but monument is clearly in Lot 48, Plot 8.
Ledger Notes:  Age:  67 Yrs., 0 Mos., 17 Days      Funeral:  Caldwell's Mortuary

Monument Survey

Monument Material:    Granite monument and concrete apron
Auxiliary Stones:   None
Monument Problems:  Sunken; apron is covered
Engraving:                  Mint condition
Illustrations: None
Flower Containers:    None
Other Remarks:  
Inscriptions:  top reading from the East:     

LEO A. RIEDEN

1903  ------  1970

Date Surveyed:   7-01-06 Surveyor:  C. Lehan

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