Canemah Cemetery Inscriptions: Clackamas County, Or
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This information is published with the permission of Lucille Geigle
from volume I of "Walking Throught The Cemeteries."
The history of the pioneer Canemah Cemetery starts with the people who
donated the land from their DLC Absolom Fouts Hedges came west in 1844
from Morgan County OH. He was born there Oct 13, 1817. He died Mar 6,
1890 in N. Yakima, WA. He married Elizabeth Jane Barlow daughter of
Samuel K. Barlow of Barlow Road fame. She was born in Indiana in 1830
and came across the plains in 1845. She died in Tacoma, WA Dec 1, 1898.
The Canemah Cemetery Assn was formed in Jun 1864 with President, Alwin
M. Harding, Sec-Treas Joseph Hedges, Directors George Jerome, Isaac F.
Beals and Joshua P Blanchard. An ax blaze in a fir tree marks the east
boundry and it can still be seen today.
Joseph J. Hedges and William Barlow, sons of Absolom Hedges and Sam
Barlow laid out the townsite of Canemah. Canemah is an Indian name
meaning canoe place.
The Cemetery was started in the early 1830's. It consists of 8 Acrs
and is only open to relatives of pioneers for burial. It has 298 known
graves, 4 of which are servicement. There are 1162? unknown about 40 of
which are vacant. The cemetery holds 1500. The plots should have been
numbered from the gate to the back of the cemetery instead of the way it
is now numbered. Mr. Harold Klemsen has the key to the cemetery.
South of Oregon City on US99E or S. McLoughlin is the town of Canemah.
The Cemetery is located 0.3 miles from Oregon City, on Blanchard Road
which is off Ganong Road in Canemah. The county location of it is
T2SR1ES1.
NOTE: In 2001, this cemetery was vandalized and the information contained
within this file is valuable from the standpoint that several stones were
moved and/or destroyed by vandals.
Surname Given/Maiden DOB DOD Grave Notes
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Hamtpton Kate 1830 1884 Row A Plot 3
Hampton Thomas W 1827 1884 Row A Plot 3
Bolton Eva D 1895 Row A Plot 4
Bolton Julian 1895 Row A Plot 4
Bolton Leita 1900 Row A Plot 4
Taylor Frank Row A Plot 4 Son of E. Taylor
Fouts Lydia Jul 16, 1813 Jan 9, 1899 Row A Plot 5 Wife of Wm
Morton Robert 1900 1903 Row A Plot 10
Morton Baby Row A Plot 10
Carlson Sven 1903 Row A Plot 10
Fouts Sarah Emily 1844 Apr 1, 1874 Row B Plot 6 Wife of WHH Fouts
Stokes A F 1847 1903 Row B Plot 7
Brown Milton 1809 1890 Row C Plot 1
Brown Emily 1812 1890 Row C Plot 1
Anderson Charles 1832 1890 Row C Plot 2
Anderson Fanny 1844 1890 Row C Plot 2
Beals Albert L 1851 Aug 10, 1872 Row C Plot 3
Beals Angelina A 1843 May 29, 1863 Row C Plot 3
Beals Edwin 1842 1862 Row C Plot 3
Beals Roxanna S 1814 Jan 7, 1882 Row C Plot 3 Wife of Isaac F
Blanchard Elnora 1865 1866 Row C Plot 4
Blanchard Emma J 1861 1883 Row C Plot 4
Blanchard Evangeline 1854 1873 Row C Plot 4
Blanchard Joshua P. Sr. 1820 1884 Row C Plot 4
Blanchard Rebecca J. Riggs 1828 1921 Row C Plot 4
Blanchard William 1852 1929 Row C Plot 4
Palmeteer Lydia Blanchard 1855 1877 Row C Plot 4
Paquet Francis Zavier Row C Plot 5
Paquet Mary Louise Row C Plot 5
Duzier Ida 1864 1889 Row C Plot 5
Paquet Mother Row C Plot 5
Dozier Audrey 1889 1916 Row C Plot 5 Daughter
Barlow Elizabeth Garrison Shepard Row C Plot 7
Sheppard William B 1828 Dec 8, 1952 Row C Plot 7 Lost over falls
Barlow E.J. Row C Plot 7
Fields Thomas F Row C Plot 7 Baby
Sweitzer Joseph 1827 Feb 22, 1865 Row D Plot 1
Blanchard May 1859 1942 Row D Plot 2 Wife of Robert
Blanchard Robert 1859 1929 Row D Plot 2 Husband of May
Blanchard Rees W 1890 Sep 22, 1897 Row D Plot 2
Hedges Arthur E. Sep 28, 1862 Oct 12, 1862 Row D Plot 3
Hedges Ellen J 1839 Sep 24, 1896 Row D Plot 3 Wife of Joseph
Hedges Joseph J 1827 1895 Row D Plot 3
Hedges Frank R Dec 26, 1866 Feb 22, 1886 Row D Plot 3
Smith George Sr. Row D Plot 4
Mount Baby Row D Plot 5 Baby of Dr. Mount & wife Matilda Ganong
Mullins Hiram Sep 19, 1867 Jul 12, 1870 Row D Plot 6
Mullins Martha 1838 Row D Plot 6
Mullins William 1831 1879 Row D Plot 6
Mead Julia 1867 1947 Row E Plot 1 Wife of Absolom
Mead Absolom 1865 1932 Row E Plot 1 Husband of Julia
Jones Orimel Jan 5, 1902 Jul 13, 1903 Row E Plot 2
Jones Ellen Blanchard 1876 1953 Row E Plot 2
Harris Row E Plot 3
Knapp Boy 1930 Row E Plot 3
Knapp Girl 1930 Row E Plot 3
Phillips Baby 1930 Row E Plot 3
Remington Baby 1940 1940 Row E Plot 3
Greer Baby 1930 Row E Plot 3
Gray Martha 1881 Row E Plot 4
Carothers Ervin 1825 Dec 7, 1890 Row E Plot 4
Carothers Samuel Row E Plot 4
Carothers Edward 'Eddie' 1862 1883 Row E Plot 4
Carothers Harriet 'Tillie' Row E Plot 4
Carothers Matilda Feb 26, 1862 Mar 2, 1880 Row E Plot 4
Carothers Hilda Ann Gray Jan 26, 1814 Oct 24, 1823 Row E Plot 4
Carothers Mary Jane 1855 1880 Row E Plot 4
Dey Mary Elizabeth 1870 1971 Row E Plot 5
Fine Gilbert Preston 1872 Mar 23, 1879 Row E Plot 6
Berry Ellery M. Aug 2, 1925 Row E Plot 7 1-1/2 yrs old
Van Eman Sylvia Stevens 1873 1952 Row E Plot 8
Van Eman William 1941 Row E Plot 8
Pennington Ella Row F Plot 1
Pennington Row F Plot 1
Pennington Row F Plot 1
McDonald Simon 1870 1952 Row F Plot 2
McDonald Margaret 1873 1954 Row F Plot 2
Clark Oliver 1875 1926 Row F Plot 2
Clark Minnie 1873 1952 Row F Plot 2
Bartlett Elizabeth 1818 1887 Row F Plot 3 Wife of Samuel K.
Nelson Ada 1943 Row F Plot 3
Nelson Lewis Sep 25, 1924 Row F Plot 3
Waterpaugh Margaret 1844 1925 Row F Plot 3
Waterpaugh William W 1837 1911 Row F Plot 3
Bingham James K Jun 29, 1828 Nov 21, 1895 Row F Plot 4
Bingham Mary Delma Paquet Mar 19, 1837 Aug 14, 1880 Row F Plot 4
Lazelle Edith 1882 1892 Row F Plot 4
Lazelle Inez 1876 1888 Row F Plot 4
Beals Daumis 1849 1860 Row F Plot 5
Rutter Belle 1851 1927 Row F Plot 6
Welch Henry E 1939 Row F Plot 8 husband and wife
Welch Betty Low Row F Plot 8
Cary Martha J 1872 1959 Row F Plot 8
Cary William Dr. 1859 1939 Row F Plot 8
Harvey Mary 1876 1971 Row F Plot 8 95 years
Harvey William 1874 1941 Row F Plot 8
Plummer William 1840 1915 Row G Plot 1
Plummer Martha Carothers 1851 1935 Row G Plot 1
Smith Cosby 1884 1949 Row G Plot 1
Smith Leona 1886 1968 Row G Plot 1 husband and wife
Moore Lucy E 1817 May 6, 1975 Row G Plot 2
Midlam Bess Delia 1901 1910 Row G Plot 3
Midlam Charilla Emma 1845 1893 Row G Plot 3 Wife of Enoch
Midlam Charles 1873 1902 Row G Plot 3
Midlam Enoch Walter 1837 1934 Row G Plot 3
Midlam Ivan Loy 1871 1937 Row G Plot 3
Midlam Baby Row G Plot 3
Bruce Clara Quinn 1875 1933 Row G Plot 4
Bruce Franklin Row G Plot 4
Bruce Frank N 1895 1918 Row G Plot 4
McLaren Theodore Row G Plot 4
Quinn Eugene Jul 22, 1881 Aug 10, 1881 Row G Plot 4
Quinn George O Apr 19, 1873 Aug 24, 1906 Row G Plot 4
Quinn Mary Ella 1845 1908 Row G Plot 4
Quinn Thomas F 1876 1877 Row G Plot 4
Fields Annie 1861 Oct 18, 1976 Row G Plot 5
Fields Laura Alva 1867 May 12, 1877 Row G Plot 5
Fields Baby Son Row G Plot 5
Fields Clara 1848 1925 Row G Plot 5
Fields Thomas N 1837 1892 Row G Plot 5
Fields Edwin T 1867 1913 Row G Plot 5
Aldrich Alice 1913 1927 Row G Plot 5 Dau of JP & G
Aldrich Edna B 1892 Row G Plot 5
Aldrich Genilla F May 22, 1847 Jan 14, 1925 Row G Plot 6
Aldrich John P Jul 18, 1843 Apr 19, 1914 Row G Plot 6 Husband of Genilla
Aldrich L.S. Ted Row G Plot 6 Son of G & JP
Cox Melissa Elmire 1861 1901 Row G Plot 7
Miller Murray 1894 1982 Row G Plot 8
Miller Agnes 1895 1975 Row G Plot 8 Husband & Wife
Smith Child Row G Plot 8
Smith Child Row G Plot 8
Smith Clara Miller Row G Plot 8
Lowry George 1960 Row H Plot 1
Lowry Henry 1907 1931 Row H Plot 2
Long Elizabeth Hedges 1857 1907 Row H Plot 2 Wife of Thomas M
Long Thomas M 1857 1920 Row H Plot 2
Hamilton Lovena 1882 1933 Row H Plot 3
Moore Mary 1933 Row H Plot 3 Wife of SD
Quinn Charlotte 1879 1961 Row H Plot 3
Smith Lillie 1912 195? Row H Plot 3
Smith Vernon 1912 1950 Row H Plot 3
Moline Ann 1898 1979 Row H Plot 4
Moline Andrew O 1942 Jun 23, 1909 Row H Plot 4
Moline Carl 1891 1982 Row H Plot 4 Husband of Ann; Caretaker of cemetery and Scout Master of Troop 220
Moline Gustaf Jun 30, 1842 1909 Row H Plot 4
Moline Laura 1848 1934 Row H Plot 4
Moline Victor 1883 1966 Row H Plot 4
Phillips Mary M. Moline 1859 1941 Row H Plot 4
Quinn Frank 1884 1932 Row H Plot 4 Twins
Quinn John 1884 1932 Row H Plot 4 Twins
Quinn Mary Ellen 1870 1932 Row H Plot 4
Quinn Ferdinand 1881 1954 Row H Plot 4
Quinn Adele 1883 1965 Row H Plot 4
VanHorn Hazel Grossenbacker Row H Plot 4
McLaren Emma Quinn 1887 1971 Row H Plot 4
Worsham E.J.S. Emerine Oct 24, 1815 Feb 6, 1882 Row H Plot 5
Worsham R.N. Mar 15, 1812 Sep 24, 1896 Row H Plot 5
Baker J.L. 1828 1912 Row H Plot 6
Wallace Nora Row H Plot 6
Hedges Alice F. Brayshaw 1860 1902 Row I Plot 1
Hedges William A 1859 1937 Row I Plot 1 Husband of Alice
Smith Ruth Hedges 1874 1964 Row I Plot 1
Vogel Harold 1878 1923 Row I Plot 1
Carothers Chester 1892 1974 Row I Plot 2
Carothers Kate Von-der-ahe 1915 1971 Row I Plot 2 Wife of Chester
Carothers Baby Dec 9, 1894 Dec 31, 1894 Row I Plot 2
Carothers John W 1857 1927 Row I Plot 2
Carothers Mary Clear 1864 1949 Row I Plot 2
Dickerson Sarah Jane Clear 1861 1932 Row I Plot 2
McGetchie James H 1840 Row I Plot 3
McGetchie 1842 Row I Plot 3
McGetchie 1880 Row I Plot 3
Smith Helen J 1867 1924 Row I Plot 3
Smith Peter H 1857 1932 Row I Plot 3
Lindsay James H 1840 Row I Plot 4
Lindsay Mary 1842 Row I Plot 4
Lindsay Thomas 1880 Row I Plot 4
Lindsay Wilson 1881 Aug 25, 1886 Row I Plot 4
Smith Stanley 1924 1924 Row I Plot 4
Soesge Helen J 1916 Nov 19, 1917 Row I Plot 4
Balcom Charles 1852 1918 Row I Plot 5 Husband and wife
Balcom Sarah 1857 1946 Row I Plot 5
Armstrong Arthur 1894 1906 Row I Plot 5
Armstrong Hiram P 1821 1897 Row I Plot 5
Armstrong Loretta 1871 1936 Row I Plot 5
Stine Otto M Jan 27, 1860 Apr 7, 1914 Row I Plot 6
Lewis Nelson Row I Plot 7
Lewis Walter 1905 1911 Row I Plot 7
Donaldson Frederick 1907 1981 Row I Plot 8
Freeman Carrie Balcom 1894 1937 Row I Plot 8
Freeman Charles 1890 1931 Row I Plot 8
Lettermaier Edward 1908 1964 Row I Plot 8
Lettermaier Erma Freeman Row I Plot 8
Taylor Delia Long 1889 1937 Row I Plot 9
Long Thomas B 1858 1937 Row I Plot 9
Long Ida Pearl 1897 Row I Plot 9
Long Sarah 1861 1948 Row I Plot 9
Ormiston Elmer 1875 1948 Row I Plot 9
Freeman Calvin May 26, 1914 Jun 1, 1914 Row I Plot 10
Freeman George W., Jr. 1871 1898 Row I Plot 10 Lost life over the Willamette Falls
Freeman James 1879 Feb 8, 1898 Row I Plot 10 Lost life over the Willamette Falls
Freeman George Sr. 1849 1898 Row I Plot 10 Lost life over the Willamette Falls
Freeman William 1889 1974 Row I Plot 10
Freeman Winnie Rittenhouse 1894 Row I Plot 10
Rutter Belle 1851 1927 Row I Plot 10
Freeman Mary Row I Plot 10
Sievers Henry E 1865 1925 Row J Plot 1
Smith Row J Plot 1
Lewis Roy Sep 26, 1924 Row J Plot 1
Benson Row J Plot 1
Harisberger John 1843 1925 Row J Plot 2
Brayshaw Robert 1888 Row J Plot 3
Brayshaw William 1896 Row J Plot 3
Lloyd Sarah Ash 1907 Row J Plot 3
Painter Flave J 1867 1915 Row J Plot 3
Painter Eva Row J Plot 3
Painter Minnie 1873 1915 Row J Plot 3
Painter Walter 1899 Row J Plot 3
Miller Sarah E Sep 9, 1848 Row J Plot 4
Miller Sebastian E., Capt Sep 12, 1828 1901 Row J Plot 4
Hedges Row J Plot 4 4 markers
LeFur Emma Taylor 1898 1959 Row J Plot 4
Grossenbacker Gottfried 1865 1946 Row J Plot 4
Grossenbacker Susanna 1863 1943 Row J Plot 4
Grossenbacker William 1891 1918 Row J Plot 4
Bolton Melissa Miller 1910 Row J Plot 4
Finnigan Alexander 1863 1939 Row J Plot 5
Finnigan Elizabeth Painter 1862 1932 Row J Plot 5
Follemsbee Louise 1857 1887 Row J Plot 5
Follemsbee Lulu A 1872 1891 Row J Plot 5
Dickerson Baby Son 1892 Row K Plot 5
Dickerson Crosby D 1810 Sep 9, 1889 Row K Plot 5
Dickerson Crosby Son 1858 1931 Row K Plot 5
Dickerson Arthur 1886 1939 Row K Plot 5
May Clara L. Kellogg Nov 11, 1880 Apr 26, 1906 Row K Plot 6
Fisher Laura Ann Row K Plot 6 Stone reads LAF
Tate Cary E 1874 1910 Row K Plot 6
Tate Viola 1873 1938 Row K Plot 6
Tate Susan Jane Coffman 1907 Row K Plot 6
Criteser Carolyn Row K Plot 9
Criteser Henry Row K Plot 9
Criteser Wesley Row K Plot 9
Criteser William Row K Plot 9
Champion Frank J 1886 1920 Row L Plot 2
Champion Rosa A 1869 1928 Row L Plot 2
Kayser Emma 1890 1964 Row L Plot 2
Kayser Wayne 1885 1964 Row L Plot 2
Martin Rosalia May 24, 1897 1951 Row J Plot 5 Wife of J
Painter Marietta 1839 1900 Row J Plot 6 Wife of Josephus
Painter Josephus May 21, 1835 Dec 8, 1869 Row J Plot 6
Adams Eva 1856 1942 Row K Plot 1
Adams Peter M May 1852 28 May 1901 Row K Plot 1
Adams Rob 1903 Row K Plot 1
Mayville Doris 1900 1910 Row K Plot 2
Mayville Child Row K Plot 2
Mayville Child Row K Plot 2
Hatch Davie Row K Plot 4
Hatch Ernest 1874 1900 Row K Plot 4
Taylor Dora 1870 Row K Plot 4
Taylor Edwin 1869 1934 Row K Plot 4 Husband and Wife
Martin Clara 1873 1930 Row K Plot 4
Martin William 1864 1896 Row K Plot 4
Clark John F., Capt. 1826 1902 Row L Plot 4
Forner Hester G Sep 6, 1866 Jun 13, 1943 Row L Plot 4
Painter Olive 1868 1940 Row L Plot 4
Painter Fred 1864 1906 Row L Plot 4
James U R Row M Plot 2
Harisberger Godfrey Jun 22, 1864 Jan 16, 1895 Row M Plot 2
Johnson Jacob Row M Plot 3
Driskell Son Baby Jan 6, 1915 Jan 11. 1915 Row M Plot 4
Driskell Frank 1877 1961 Row M Plot 4
Driskell Grace 1887 1983 Row M Plot 4 Age 96
Driskell Thelma Nov 17, 1909 Oct 2, 1913 Row M Plot 4
Turney David 1830 1904 Row M Plot 6
Turney Rebecca 1838 Dec 21, 1922 Row M Plot 6 Husband and Wife
Osborn Josiah W 1844 1922 Row N Plot 2
Osborn Terril D 1869 1927 Row N Plot 2
Anderson Cora 1892 1968 Row N Plot 3
Anderson Otto 1890 1968 Row N Plot 3
Bowers Harriett 1900 Row N Plot 6
Smith Mary Elizabeth Sep 7, 1854 Jun 28, 1911 Row N Plot 7
Smith Oscar M 1850 Aug 19, 1924 Row N Plot 7
Smith Grace Mildred Dec 3, 1913 Feb 22, 1914 Row N Plot 7
Smith George W 1894 1974 Row N Plot 7
Smith Helen J 1867 1924 Row N Plot 7
Smith Peter H 1857 1932 Row N Plot 7 Husband and Wife
Cowell C Row O Plot 7
Henderson Joseph Row O Plot 8
Paddock William H 1903 Jul 22, 1910 Row O Plot 8
O'Dell Baby 1909 Oct 9, 1909 Row O Plot 10
Tate Sarah Jane Coffman In cemetery but no records from the family; (info from Katherine Munday)
Pageno Row K Plot 7