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From: "Mary Houser" <>
Subject: Metro Pioneer Cemetery List
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 18:52:57 -0700
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I'm trying to find out where my grandmother is buried. I have called the Metro Pioneer Cemetery assoc. but all I have encountered is a message machine where I have left my name and phone number several times with no calls back. Is there somewhere I can access the list of names on this list? I do know that my grandmother's name was Avis Erikson and she died in Portland on July 2, 1937. My grandfather is buried in Riverview with most of the family on his side, but she is not buried there.
Any one have any clues to how I can find this info out?
----- Original Message -----
From: Janice M. Healy
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [GFO] Charles Albert McKean burial
>a 94 year old lady has made a request that she would like to visit
>her father's grave before she dies. She has someone who will take
>her to the cemetery but the only problem is, she doesn't know where
>her father is buried.
>The name she gave is Charles Albert McKean, died 13 Nov 1926. He was
>living at the Multnomah county poor farm in Troutdale at the time of
>Does anyone know where this poor man is buried so his daughter can
>visit his grave before she passes over?
>Thanks in advance,
I just checked the Metro Pioneer Cemetery list and he is not listed there.
Does this lady have his death certificate? If she does asked her to
look for the place of burial on it and have her give you the name
that is listed if it lists a name. Also have her look and see if a
mortician is listed possibly that will be one way to locate his
grave. These are on the lower right hand corner of that age bracket
of OR Death Certificates. Unfortunately a lot of death certificates
do not list a place of burial but most will list the mortician. The
is also a chance there might possibly be an Obit in the Gresham
Outlook which you can find at the Gresham public library.
A lot of poor farm burials are in unmarked graves, some are on the
grounds of the various poor farms or they will be in the Paupers
section of a local cemetery. The Troutdale Poor Farm as best as we
have been able to determine did not have burials on the grounds.
Janice M. Healy
Co-compiler of "Oregon Burial Site Guide"
Aloha, Oregon U.S.A.
"Oregon Burial Site Guide"
Hope to see you in Sacramento at booth #709 during the NGS Annual
Conference May 19-22, 2004
Public service site
Jannies Frog Pond
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