Wingville Cemetery, Baker County Oregon

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A cemetery was started in Wingville in 1878 after a diphtheria epidemic made a cemetery a necessity. The Wingville Grange No. 150 purchased ten acres from Thomas Bailey and his wife for a two dollar gold piece on 8 April 1878.

On 8 December 1883 the trustees of the Wingville Grange 150 for fifty dollars deeded 2 ½  acres in the northwest corner of the cemetery to the Wingville  I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 69.

The cemetery is reached by taking a side road off of U. S. Highway 30 Westerly about 3 ½  miles to Wingville, follow the road through town to the end, turn left for ¼ mile, then turn right ½ mile.  The cemetery is approximately ten miles northwest of Baker (City).

Grounds are neglected and the cemetery is in poor (good) condition. Individual graves are cared for by relatives and friends. A caretaker is (not) employed. There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery. The following list of burials, as taken from the tombstones by a pioneer resident of Baker (City), was given us in 1965:

SurnameFirst/MiddleDate of BirthDate of DeathComments
Angel,James Thos.aged 77 yrs
Angel,Matilda18911927dau of N. & A. Irvin
Angel,Allen18831887Son of Mike & Sarah
Asher,MikeHus of Sarah
Asher,Odal18851906Son of Mike Sarah
Asher,Sarah18341911Wife of Mike
Asher,Addie18741894Wife of Auron
Barker,Eva18661905
Blair,Anna June19111913
Boyce,Birdie18771896
Boyce,Elvina18811902
Boyce,John W.18821895
Boyce,Laura E.18431926
Boyce,Roy19031903
Boyce,Stonewall18961896
Boyce,W. H.18421912
Boyce,J. H.8th Inf.
Boyd,John18311898
Boyd,Robert18601882
Boyd,Thos. Franklin18881899
Bunch,Prisilla18341903
Brannock,Baby1924
Carpenter,Roma18971898
Cavin,Anne Bell18761904
Cavin,Ellen18241904
Cavin,William18181892
Chadd,John18561919
Chadd,Myrtle19021903
Chase,George18701911
Chase,Lucius18691915
Christensen,Clara18651883Dau of J. W. Dwinell
Christensen,John18481907
Christensen,Lizzie18631905Dau of James Ingram
Clem,William18661904
Coile,Cornelius18151889
Coile,Mary Ann18201904
Coleman,George18571898
Coleman,Olive Osborn18561899Dau of H & D Osborn
Cox,Rachel18651887
Cox,Thomas18131894
Dwinell,Emily18431886Wife of J. W.
Dwinell,Harriett18391872
Dwinell,J. E.18631883
Dwinell, L. H.18691871
Emery,Alma19071907Dau of Tom & Martha
Emery,Clemb.19101913Son of Ira & Laura
Emery,GlennAged 5 mos. Son of Tom & Martha
Emery,Martha18621921Dau of J & M McQuowen; Wife of Thomas
Emery,RoySon of Ira & Laura
Ferguson,Permelia18491886
Ferguson,Robert1891aged 3 mos.
Ferguson,Rosa1876aged 5 yrs.
Fosnot,Florence1901aged 21 yrs. Wife of James
Fosnot,James18691938Son of J & M
Fosnot,John18361914
Fosnot,Matilda18301915
Fosnot,Mollie18741940Wife of James; nee Mollie Woodworth
Fosnot,Thos. Franklin1899aged 2 mos.
Fosnot,Washington18691938
Gibson,Carl18941897Son of H. S.
Gray,Eugene18811883Son of N & M
Gray,Garland18761883Son of N & M
Heimsoth,Reensta18671903Wife of John
Holland,Alex1858aged 70 yrs.
Holland,Lilly18901956aged 65 yrs, dau of N. Irvin
Hutton,James1897Husband of Mary
Hutton,Mary18241908Wife of James
Irvin,Adelia (White)18651926
Irvin,Arthur19031949
Irvin,Beulah19051910
Irvin,Charles18821962
Irvin,George18841962
Irvin,Harold19001962
Irvin,Infant son18951895
McQuowen,Jacob18331902
McQuowen,Mary1827Wife of Jacob
McQuowen,Thomas18641939Son of Jacob & Mary
McQuowen,William18571917Son of Jacob & Mary
Melvin,Beulah Belle18841904Dau of Stephen & Lettie Osborn
Melvin,Lena Belle18831884Dau of E. B. (L. B.?)
Melvin,Martha18611888Wife of E. B.
Osborn,Drusilla18091888
Osborn,Evangeline19151916Dau of M.S.
Osborn,Francis19011903Dau of M.S.
Osborn,George Beldon18721878Died of diphtheria; son of Stephen & Lettie
Osborn,Hiriam18091898
Osborn, Homer1875Died of diphtheria; son of Stephen & Lettie
Osborn,Infant19121912dau of M.S.
Osborn,Johnie18771878Died of diphtheria; son of Stephen & Lettie
Osborn,Minnie1959aged 78 yrs; dau of E. B. Woodworth
Owen,LeRoy18911906
Ownen,William1890infant son
Patton,18461932
Perkins,BeulahDau of J.C. & Maggie
Perkins,Georgia18941896Dau of Flavius & Alta
Perkins,Harden Z.18381902
Perkins,Ira18831904Son of H. Z. & Lizzie
Perkins,Leslie1878Died of diphtheria; son of H. Z. & Lizzie
Perkins,Lizzie18431910Wife of Harden Z.
Perkins,Sallie18761878Died of diphtheria
Phillips,James18951914
Phillips,Lottie Frances18981919
Poulson,Edwin18911891Son of P. S. & Jeanne
Poulson,Kristine18851885Dau of P. S. & Jeanne
Poulson,Ora Julians18871888Dau of P. S. & Jeanne
Rhoner,Infant19191919Dau of W. H. & Bertha
Shepherd,Della18891925
Shepherd,EdithBaby
Shepherd,Virgil18891906
Speelman,Elizabeth18271897nee Creighbaum; Wife of Nelson
Speelman,Martha18641878
Speelman,Martha Bell18651879Dau
Speelman,Michell18491936Son
Speelman,Nelson18231883
Stone,Oren18611903
Thompson,Sidney18911897Son of Wm. & Eva
Toney,Alfred18071872
Toney,Bulah1892Aged 3 months; twin dau of Ben & Nan
Toney,James18271907
Toney,Lily May18731878Dau of A. J. & H. R.
Toney,Margaret18071885
Toney,Milfred19051906
ToneyOlive Oatman18681880
Toney,Pearl1892Aged 3 mos; twin dau of Ben & Nan
WaggyEva18661905Mother
WaggyN. E.Name might be W. E.
WaggyNobleSon of J. & A. A.
WardJohn18661906Son of Lydia
WardLydia18431908
WardWallace19031906Son of John
WarfieldJoel1892Aged 73 years
WarfieldWilliam1896Aged 40 years
WarrenMontgomery18361904
WicksAlfred1899Aged 5 months
WicksAlfred18941894Son of J. E.
WicksMaud18781901
WoodruffSusan Arbaugh18821952
WoodworthElmirie18681920
WoodworthFrances18461882Wife of E. B.
WoodworthSusan18821952
YoakumLee1903

John T. Parkinson, died 7 October 1862 when en-route to Oregon.  He is buried in an unknown grave somewhere in the Willow Creek section.  The grave was marked with the end gate of a wagon with name and date carved on it, however, no one was ever able to locate it again.

There is a private fenced cemetery about three miles directly west of the Big Flat Cemetery on the original Frank Hardman homestead.  There are two graves here, one is that of an infant daughter of Ben Hardman, the other is that of Grace Hardman, the six-year old daughter of Frank Hardman.

About three-fourths of a mile south of the junction of Highway No. 7 and a county road west of Hereford there is a small fenced cemetery containing the graves of two of Tom VanCleave’s children, Edwin and Charles.  These boys died of diphtheria in the early 1900’s.

There are two infants buried on the old Jim Fleetwood ranch on Burnt River, approximately three miles east of Hereford on Highway No. 7.  The graves are on a narrow ridge about 400 feet north of the highway and approximately 800 feet northeast of the bridge crossing Cow Creek. Buried here is the baby of the Jim Fleetwoods and the baby of their daughter Alice Tetreau.  The graves are not marked but there is a layer of rocks covering each one.

Source: These cemetery records were provided by Gary Jaensch and the Family History Center, Baker City, Oregon.


MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy.com. Cemetery Collection. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 25 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/wingville-cemetery-baker-county-oregon.htm - Last updated on Oct 15th, 2013


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