Kings Valley Pioneer Cemetery

(Taken from King Folk, Newsletter No. 6, 7, 8, 9)

The Kings Valley Pioneer Cemetery has been read several times since the Works Progress Administrations, County and Historical Records Survey of Oregon was done by Mark Phinney in 1938.  Phinney wrote that the earliest grave (1850) is that of Cynthia Norton, child of Lucius C. and Hopestill King Norton.  He reported that settlement of Kings Valley was in the spring of 1846 and that the cemetery is located on a hill rising about 75 feed above the Luckiamute River between the villages of Hoskins and Kings Valley.  The site is on the Charles Allen Donation Land Claim.  Whether it's beginnings were that of the Allen family burials or that it was intended as a public cemetery is not known.  "There is no plat on file or no records of lots or burials," he states.  "Since there is no organization to care for the graves and so many of the old families are no longer represented in the neighborhood, the old cemetery is badly neglected and overgrown."

He tells of a "well-cared-for rural cemetery" adjoining the pioneer cemetery which was owned and managed by the Odd Fellows Lodge. It was the cemetery used by the community at that time and which is still in use today.

Ruth Price Moore, daughter of Arthur Price, grew up on her parents' farm in Kings Valley and read the old cemetery in 1946.  At that time she reported it being badly overgrown and difficult to read.  

When Patricia Bearden, Charlotte Wirfs, Katherine Johnson, and Art Lyday read the cemetery in 1981-1986, it was in very good condition, thanks to a small group of Kings Valley residents who mowed and maintained the cemetery each spring.  Art Lyday and his family were an active part of this group.  Art had added wooden crosses painted white to mark graves he knew existed from his experience with the graveyard during his long lifetime.  Many of the grave he had even helped dig, although he had forgotten the names of many occupants.  Art enlivened (so to speak) the methodical task by recounting oral history and his own recollections of the people buried there.

The group recorded and mapped 19 rows and 244 markers.  There were 245 markers if one counts the DAR memorial to Nahum and Serepta Norton King, who are buried on their DLC near Wren, OR.

Kings Valley Cemetery Association continues to manage the Pioneer Cemetery and donations can be made to"  Kings Valley Cemetery, W.P. Eddy, 2620 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333.

The graves are widely spaced in row one and there is a long gap as well as a jog downhill between graves #9 and #10 in row tow.  Graves #18 and #19 in row three are separated from the others and #19 is located near #10 of row two.  There appears to be no other graves in row two after #19.


This list was compiled by Patricia Bearden, Katherine Johnson, Art Lyday, and Charlotte Wirfs from January 24, 1981 through January 2, 1986.

Row 1:  Beginning at top of the hill.
     1.    William H. Burgett, son of Wm. & R.J. Burgett, b. Jan. 12, 1861, d. Jan. 9, 1863.
     2.    Benjamin F. son of Wm. & R.J. Burgett, b. Dec. 18, 1858, d. Dec. 16, 1860.
     3.    Wm. Franklin, son of B. & P. Wood, d. Jan. 15, 1855, age 51y.
     4.    Elisabeth Wood, wife of J. Wood, d. Jan. 15, 1855, age 51y. 10m. 3d.
     5.    James Wood, d. Oct. 4, 1874, age 98y. 10m. 28d.
     6.    H. H. Gasber, 2nd Lieut. 4th Infantry, who died at Fort Hoskins, Oct. 12, 1859.  This stone is
            erected by his comrades.  (Note:  the name is misspelled as this man's name is Garber.  It is
            believed that this grave has been victimized by robbers.)
            Note:  Art Lyday reported Memorial Day 1981 that there is an unmarked grave somewhere near
            grave #6.  It is the grave of Tony Shay, mail carrier.  Art said that he helped with this burial,
            however he's not sure of the spelling of Shay.

Row 2
     7.    Baby Fogg.  (Note:  Art Lyday related oral history that this child was born out of wedlock and
            Rev. Fogg and his wife took the baby in.  It died not long after.)
     8.    Serena Norton, June 9, 1873, age 18y. 11m. 17d.
     9.    Benjamin F. Watson, d. Sept. 17, 1858, age 5y. 7m. 28d. Son of J. & M. Watson.
   10.    Stone, but no marking.
   11.    Arthur O. Carpenter, b. Mar. 8, 1858, d. April 4, 1862.
   12.    Andrew Kinney, d. Jan 13, 1885, age 81y.
   13.    Michael McGraph, d. Nov. 16, 1899, age 55y.

Row 3:
   14.    Cynthia Norton, d. May 14, 1850, age 6d.  (Note:  Art Lyday reports that this is the oldest
            grave in the cemetery and Cynthia is one of Lucius & Hopestill Norton's triplets.)
   15.    Cerilda Norton, d. May 5, 1858, age 1y. 9m. 28d.
   16.    Lucius C. Norton, d. May 6, 1859, age 40y. 4m. 10d.
   17.    Hope S. Norton, 1816-1892. (Note:  Hopestill Norton.)
   18.    A.    Chas. A. Fowler, 1861-1925.
            B.    John M. Fowler, 1859-1929.
   19.    A.    Philena Fowler, b. Oct 4, 1825, d. Nov. 28, 1901. 
            B.    George M. Fowler, born Dec. 25, 1852, d. Nov. 1857.
            C.    Cordellia J. Fowler, b. Dec. 25, 1852, d. Nov. 1857. 
            (Note:  The dates of the last two graves need to be checked to see if an error has been made.)

            In Row 4 graves #20 & #21 are close to #'s 14, 15, 16, & 17 of row 3 and #'s 22, 23, 24, &
            25 are located between #18 of row 3and #12 of row 2.  Row 4 takes a slight jog downhill after
            grave #25.  Number 26 & #27 of row 4 are below #'s 12 & 13 of row 2.  In the 1980's a
            broomstick and holly tree were found between rows 4 and 5 above #'s 28, 29, & 30 of row 5
            and below grave #20 of row 4.

Row 4:
 
  20.    A.    Samuel Huffman, 1826-1854.
            B.    Chloa, daughter, 1852-1854.  (Note:  Art Lyday related oral history of these deaths.
            Huffman had a farm near Wren, Oregon.  He had rabies and his daughter, Chloa, got it from him
            by drinking from his glass of water.  He became so sick with the disease that he was placed
            between two mattresses and smothered.)
   21.    Lucretia Hallock, d. May 14, 1860, age 53y. 10m. 9d.
   22.    Luther William Cooper, b. April 16, 1879, d. Sept. 12, 1953.
   23.    Murl Cooper Ray, b. June 25, 1892, d. Jan. 1937.
   24.    White cross of unmarked grave placed by Art Lyday in 1981.
   25.    White cross of unmarked grave placed by Art Lyday in 1981.
   26.    White cross of unmarked grave placed by Art Lyday in 1981.
   27.    White cross of unmarked grave placed by Art Lyday in 1981.

Row 5:
   28.    James Watson, d. June 2, 1861, age 53y. 3m. 3d. 
   29.    Mary E. Watson, dau. of J. and M. Watson, d. Jan. 31,1865, age 18y. 1m. 11d.
   30.    Mary Watson, d. Feb. 11, 1873, age 62y. 2m. 27d.
   31.    Infant child.
   32.    Infant child.
   33.    Infant child
   34.    Emma Long
   35.    Irena Long
   36.    Phebe Long, d. 1860.
   37.    Fannie Long, 1870-1880.
   38.    Mary A. Cooper, d. Oct. 3, 1877, age 29y. 1m. 16d.
   39.    Ida Cooper, b. Jan. 31, 1884 and d. April 1884.
   40.    Ora Cooper, b. Jan. 8, 1890, d. Oct 1892.
   41.    Edith Cooper, born 1899.  (Note:  the stone was broken off and buried.  In 1946 Ruth Moore
            compiled a list of this cemetery and listed Edith Cooper dates as Oct. 27, 1899-Jan 1900.)
   42.    Barbara Ellen Cooper, b. Nov. 23, 1861, d. May 26, 1908.
   43.    Willard Cooper, b. June 18, 1885., d. March 27, 1911. Son of Charles S. and Barbara Ellen
            Cooper.  Woodman of the World emblem on the stone.
   44.    Pearl M. Townsend, 1894-1908.  At rest.
   45.    Dad, Merl C. Jones, 1910-1979.
   46.    Metal marker with no inscription.
   47.    Grace M. Mathany, d. Nov. 3, 1897, age 18y. 1m. 0d.
   48.    Metal Marker with no inscription was replaced by a white wooden cross in 1981.

Row 6:
   49.    Thelma Caves, 1906-1911.
   50.    Marcus Caves, 1872-1906.
   51.    No marker.  A lilac bush marks a grave here.
   52.    Metal marker with no inscription.

            Row 6 takes a jig uphill.  No. 53 of row 4 is below #33 of row 5.

   53.    Father, Gabriel Long, 1825-1908.
   54.    Gabriel, G. De. H. Bevens, 1895-1896.
   55.    Ellen Long, Mother, 1832-1890.  (Ruth Moore has dates of 1822-1890. A recheck shows
            1832-1890 is correct.)
   56.    Hugh Long, 1878-1880.
   57.    David A. Grant, son, d. Feb. 27, 1860, son of R.J. & S.J. Grant.
   58.    Gilbert M. Grant, son of R.J. & S.J. Grant, d. July 23, 1871.
   59.    Sarah Jane Grant, b. Dec. 2, 1826, d. Jan. 8, 1913.
   60.    Richard J. Grant, d. April 24, 1891, age 65y. 3m. 28d.
   61.    James M. Townsend, b. Oct. 11, 1834, d. May 12, 1892.
   62.    Sophronia Townend, 1844-1923, Mother.
   63.    Son of James M. & Sophronia Townsend, b. Sept. 22, 1837, d. Oct. 1, 1871.
   64.    Infant daughter.
   65.    Ella, wife of J.M. Townsend, 1896-1907.
   66.    J.M. Townsend, 1861-1910.  Woodman of the World emblem and a small flag on the stone.
   67.    Jessie Townsend, 1893-1914.
   68.    Albert Lawrence, 1919-1919.
   69.    Ellen Lawrence, 1922-1923.
   70.    Lillie Lawrence, 1897-1926.
   71.    Metal marker with no inscription.  Ella is on the stone.

            No. 71 of row 6 is between #46 & #47 of row 5.  In row 7 #75 is below #28 of row 5.

   72.    Reason McConnell, b. Sept. 22, 1837, d. April 13, 1904.
   73.    Mary McConnell, b. Oct. 28, 1845, d. Feb. 16, 1913.
   74.    Willie M., son of E.C. & J. Maxfield, b. July 4, 1864, d. March 26, 1870.  Our loved one.
   75.    Jane Maxfield, born Aug. 12, 1826, d. April 26, 1909.
   76.    E.C. Maxfield, b. Aug. 22, 1826, d. July 18, 1887.  Lost to sight a member dear.
   77.    A stone but nothing else.
   78.    Lyman T. Maxfield, b. Oct. 12, 1854, d. Sept. 14, 1891.  My darling is gone, a truant from time,
            from tears and sin.  The angels on watch took the wanderer in.  Erected by wife and daughter.
   79.    John E. Rice, d. Jan. 8, 1863, age 3y. 1m. 22d., son of S. & M.J. Rice.
   80.    Charles Edwin Rice, b. in Kings Valley Feb. 10, 1857, d. Feb. 19, 1941.
   81.    Samuel Rice, b. March 7, 1828, d. Jan. 25, 1898.

            No. 82 of row 7 is below #49 of row 6.

   82.    Martha J. Rice, b. May 12, 1828, d. April 11, 1900.
   83.    Josiah Caves, Co. A. 1st Oregon Infantry.
   84.    James Caves, d. June 30, 1869, age 3m. 8d., son of N. & J. Caves.
   85.    Thelma VanMeter, dau. of N. & J. VanMeter, d. Nov. 3, 1904.
   86.    Nancy VanMeter, born May 1850, d. Jan. 1910.
   87.    James T. VanMeter, b. Nov. 1852, d. June 1932.
   88.    William F. VanMeter, son b. Jan. 1892, d. Mar. 1964.

            No. 88 of row 7 is below #31 of row 5.  Row 7 jigs uphill and #89 of row 7 is below #58 of
            row 6.  There is a long space between graves #88 & #89.

   89.    Willard W. Bevens, son of T. & M.E. Bevens, d. Sept. 12, 1877, age 11y. 11m. 21d.
   90.    Frances M. Bevens, dau. of T. & M.E. Bevens, d. Aug. 21, 1876, age:  (is partly buried, but it
            looks like) 8y. 5m. 1d.
   91.    Ida Bevens, d. Dec. 27, 1884, daughter of T.O. & M.E., age 4m 24d.
   92.    A.    Ettie Hastings, b. Sept. 10, 1859, d. Feb. 20, 1895, wife of R.A. Hastings.
            B.    Ella Hastings, b. June 5, 1861, d. Aug. 18, 1884, wife of R.A. Hastings.
   93.    A.    Ella Hastings, d, Aug. 18, 1884, age 23y, 2m. 13d., dau. of F.R. Price and wife of R.A.
            Hastings. (Same person as in #92 B.)
            B.    Gilla Pirce, d. Feb. 14, 1890, age 72y. 11m. 12d., wife of F.R. Price. (Note:  F.R. Price
            and son, Larkin, are buried in Salt Creek Cemetery in Polk Co.)
   94.    Carl E. Price, b. April 22, 1892, d. Nov. 14, 1893, son of L.R. & M.A. Price.
   95.    G. Rogers, 1836-1903, Father.
   96.    Agnes L. Rogers, 1844-1911.

            No. 96 of row 7 is between #46 & #47 of row 6.  No. 97 of row 8 is below #76 & #77 of row
            7.

Row 8:
   97.    A.    Chambers, John Chambers, 1851-1928.
            B.    Mary, his wife, 1857-1916.
   98.    A.C. (Looks like a foot stone).
   99.    Delmer, son of J. & M.E. Chambers, died Jan. 18, 1882, age 3y. 8m. 28d. (There is a foot
            stone with D.C.).
 100.    James R. Chambers, June 11, 1883 - July 19, 1974.
 101.    Rebecca J., wife of Wm. Burgett, d. March 5, 1875, age 33y. 3m. 25d.  (There is a foot stone
            with R.J.B.)
 102.    Josephene M., dau. of W. & R.J. Burgett, b. Nov. 4, 1863, d. Mar. 24, 1873.  (Foot stone
            with J.M.B.)
 103.    Only a foot stone with S.L. (Note:  Footstone for #104)
 104.    Sidi, son of S.N. & L.A. Lilly, d. April 2, 1863, age 1y. 8m.

            There is a fir tree next to #104 and a long space to #105, which is located between #89 & #90
            of row 7.  There is another long space to #106, which is located below #96 of row 7.

 105.    Otto G., son of G.J. & N.M. Bevens, d. Oct. 10, 1899, age 8y. 7m. 7d.
 106.    A.    Haight, Adeline E., May 19, 1850, Dec. 22, 1932.
            B.    Haight, Cornelius A., Spet. 18, 1842, Dec. 26, 1926.

            A tree, a lilac bush and a fence mark the boundary of the cemetery after #106.

 107.    Charles Bruce Miller, 1873-1945.  (Note:  1980 list has a different wording: "Charles Bruce 
            Miller, d. Sept. 21, 1945, 72y. 14d.)
 108.    A.    Rosa, wife of C.B. Miller, Rosa G. Miller, 1876-1916.
            B.    Dolly O. Miller, 1882-1905, wife of C.B. Miller.
 109.    A.    Beloved Mother, Viena F. Miller, b. Sept. 17, 1837, d. July 30, 1906, Mother.
            B.    John S. Miller, b. Feb. 28, 1831, d. Jan. 13, 1910, Father.

Row 10:
 110.    Edger Elkins, May 8, 1886, May 15, 1912.  (There is a foot stone with no markings).
 111.    A.    Children of A.B. & Rebecca Alexander:  James R., b. July 12, 1878, d. June 27, 1879.
            B.    Minnie E., b. April 21, 1877, d. May 12, 1879. (There is a foot stone with M.E.A.)

            There is a tree between #111 and #112 of row 10.

 112.    Metal marker:  Asa Alexander, d. May 14, age 72y. 7m. 7d., M.S. Bovee, funeral director,
            Corvallis, OR.  (Note: 1946 list and 1980 list provide a death year of 1924.)
 113.    (Metal marker), ____ch, Betty _ _ Alexander, d., 19_1, Corvallis Funeral Home, Miller _ _
            Funeral Home.  (This is very difficult to read.)
 114.    Infant son of A.J. & E.L. Price, b. May 5, d. May 9, 1901.  Suffer little children to come unto
            me, & forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
 115.    A.    Rowland Chambers, b. March 12, 1813, d. Jan. 6, 1870, Father.  (There is a foot stone
            with R.C.)
            B.    Lovisa, wife of R. Chambers, d. Dec. 3, 1889, age 63y. 9m. 1d., Mother.
 116.    Children of  R. & L. Chambers:
            A.    Farewell, Annie, d. May 27, 1879, age 14y. 2m. 20d.
            B.    Alice, d. May 25, 1879, age 11y. 4m. 17d.
 117.    A.    W. G. is on the side of the stone.  Wm. Grubbs, d. Jan. 18, 1864, age 27y, 1m. 13d.
            B.    D. G. is on the side of the stone.  David Grubbs, d. May 31, 1886, age 77y.
 118.    Allen:
            A.    blank
            B.    Maria A. Allen, 1848-1913.
 119.    Allen, Hetty Ann, wife of Charles Allen, d. Jan. 12, 1864, age 54y. 8m. 19d.
 120.    Lucy, dau. of J.W. & J. A. Allen, d. Jan. 12, 1878, age 4y. 2m. 28d.
 121.    Julia A. Allen, 1848-1926.
 122.    J.W. Allen, 1846-1920.
 123.    J.M. Huston, d. Oct. 23, 1875, age 71y. 8m. 15.d, Masonic emblem on the stone.
 124.    Price:
            A.    Mother, Mary E., 1847-1915.
            B.    Father, James B., 1841-1909.

            There is a fir tree in row 10 between #124 and #125

 125.    E. Grant, d. Sept. 19, 1880, age 55y. 6m. 13d.
 126.    White cross and a small stone with no markings.
 127.    Preston Price, 1851-1926.  Masonic emblem on stone.

Row 11:
 127.5  (This is a new stone since first reading)
            A.    Asa B. Alexander, Oct. 7, 1851 - May 4, 1924.
            B.    James, July 12, 1874 - June 27, 1879.
            C.    Rebecca, Feb. 8, 1860 - March 5, 1951.
            D.    Minnie, April 21, 1877 - May 12, 1879.

            There is an open space in row 11.  Grave #128 of row 11 is below #119 & #120 of row 10.

 128.    Children of Wm. M. and Emily C. Pitman:
            A.    Hetty A., b. April 20, 1864, d. May 28, 1864.  Foot stone with H.
            B.    Charles E., b. Aug. 29, 1859, d. Nov. 16, 1859.  Foot stone with C.
            C.    Ellah, b. May 18, 1865, d. May 18, 1865.  Foot stone with E.
 129    Wm. M. Pitman, d. Feb 1, 1886, age 60y.  Erected by dau.
 130.    Clarence Lee Bump, 1876-1950.
 131.    Jessie Esther Bump, 1880-1971.
 132.    Liet. J.M. Pitman, Co. A. 71st Ohio Inf.
 133.    J.W. Price, 1846-1908.
 134.    Mary O. Kays, beloved dau. of F.R. and G. Price, d. Dec. 27, 1882, age 24y. 9m. 15d.
 135.    Dora Loretta, dau. of S.T. & Z. Garrison, b. Jan. 18, 1860, d. Nov. 4, 1876, age 16y. 9m. 22d.
 136.    Serilda Garrison, Oct. 10, 1838 - Sept. 23, 1888.
 137.    Mary A. Lemon, 1858-1895.
 138.    White cross and metal marker with no marking.

Row 12:
 138.5  (New stone since first reading)  Wm. Perry, son of F.G. & H. J. Thomas, d. July 16, 1872, age
            4y. ? (a fresh break is in the stone) 7d. 
            (Note:  this stone may not be new.  It may have been missed during the first reading.  It's straight
            down from Miller's grave and in line with Little Annie's.
 139.    E. Byron, son of J. & R. Harris, d. Aug. 6, 1870, age 1y. 11m. 6d.
 140.    Ralph L., son of J.A. & Tena Wood, April 15, 1904, Jan. 31, 1906.  At rest.
 141.    Zedie (unsure of that name) D., son of A.D. & S. Scrafford, d. July 8, 1875, age 1y. 11m. 4d.
 142.    Britton Wood, b. Clay Co. Mo., March 11, 1822, d. Jan. 11, 1880, age 57y. 11m. 3d.
            Masonic emblem on stone.
 143.    Infant sone of B. & P. Wood, d. May 25, 1872, age 7d.
 144.    Unknown, Metal marker.
 145.    Glen ?, Fisher Funeral Home Albany, Halsey, Jefferson.
 146.    Metal marker with no name.
 147.    Susie F. Groshong, d. Dec. 23, 1875, age 4y. 1m. 18d.
 148.    Lilac bush with white cross, no name.
 149.    White cross with no name.
 150.    Nahum Norton, d. Oct. 6, 1850 - 1922, age 72y. 4m. 27d. Metal marker and grey stone.  A.L.
            Keeney, Independence Funeral Home.
 151.    Rebecca Fuller, 3, 13, 1851 - 11, 25, 1893.
 152.    Jasper Frantz, be. Jan 6, 1849, d. Jan. 28, 1907.
 153.    Mary E. Kingery, 8, 29, 1875 - 1, 26, 1920.
 154.    Metal marker and red stone.  Charles A. Frantz, 1849-1933.

Row 13:
 155.    Melvesta A., dau. of H. & M.A. Wood, d. Feb. 7, 1879, age 4y. 1m.
 156.    Mary A., wife of J.A. Wood, b. Feb. 24, 1854, d. Dec. 16, 1899.  Wood.
 157.    B.P. Barton, son of J. & A. Plunket, d. Sept. 26, 1875, age 4y, 27d.
 158.    Jas. Plunkett, Co. D., 4, Cal. Inf.
 159.    A.  Plunkett:  James, 1833-1911.
            B.  Plunkett: Ashnah, 1847-1933
 160.    Mary Norton, b. April 10, 1866, d. March 14, 1875.
 161.    Byron Norton, b. Dec. 1, 1884, d. Nov. 11, 187?.  He sleeps but not forever.
 162.    A.  Norton:  Wiley, 1844-1933, Father.  This grave displayed a flag.
            B.  Norton:  Nancy Ann, 1847-1930, Mother.
 163.    Serena Norton, 1877-1950.  Daughter of American Revolution, Wakkenna Chapter.

Row 14:
 164.    Metal marker with no marking.
 165.    David Kibbey, d. April 30, 1888, age 81y. 4m.  Our father is gone, but not forgotten.
 166.    Eliza, wife of David Kibbey, b. March 12, 1806, d. Oct. 6, 1882.  Beloved in life and lamented
            in death.
 167.    Mary E. Cline, b. Feb. 27, 1845, d. April 2, 1905, Remembered still.  Cline.
 168.    White cross.
 169.    White cross.
 170.    White cross.
 171.    Flowers, but no marker.
 172.    Edgar Oleman, b. Sept. 11, 1902, d. Jan. 20, 1903.  Footstone with E.O.
 173.    There was a stone near this grave with M. A. W. Also a white cross and metal maker.  Jacquline
            Conaway, Apr. 27, 1938.  Age 15y. 7m. 22d.
 174.    White cross and a wooden board with L. S.
 175.    Cleve Norton, 1884-1919.
 176.    A.    Norton:  Ruby R., 1906-1976.
            B.    Norton:  Elsie E., 1908-blank.
 177.    Rest in Peace.  Luella M., dau. of Isaac & Olive Norton, b. Jan. 13, 1868, d. June 6, 1888.
 178.    Mother.  Olive Norton, 1842-1897.  At rest.
 179.    Isaac Norton, Co. D., 4 Calif. Inf.
 180.    A.    L. J. Frantz, b. Feb. 1, 1867, d. Oct. 29, 1881.  Footstone with L. J. F.
            B.    J. E. Frantz, b. Sept. 5, 1858, d. Nov. 7, 1888.  Footstone with J. E. F.
            C.    In loving Remembrance of S. P. Frantz, d. April 11, 1891, age 68y, 5m, 22d.  A precious
            one from us has gone.  A voice we loved is stilled.  A Place is vacant in our home, which never
            can be filled.  Footstone with Father.
 181.    Jane C. Owen, d. Apr. 15, 1887, age 44y.
 182.    Benjamin F. Owen, Co. H., I. Ore. Inf.
 183.    George W. Owen, Co. D. 5 Mo. S. M., Cav.
 184.    Baby Taylor.  Note:  leaning against a tree above this grave are two metal & glass signs with 
            hand-written letters:  Alice Burbank Wellman, b. 1800, d. 1900 and Nathaniel Craven, b. 1800,
            d. 1900.
 185.    John Sheythe, 1875-1894
 186.    A.    Sheythe:    Charles, 1836-1898
            B.    Sheythe:    Christina, 1841-1899.
 187.    Edward Sheythe, 1871-1898.

            Note:  There is a tree near grave #184 and a tree at the end of row 14, near grave #187.

Row 15:
 188.    Little Annie, dau. of C. W. & F. Stewart, d. Oct. 23, 1880, age 2m. & 16d.  She is gone, but
            not forgotten.
 189.    Price, Willard L., b. April 21, 1850, d. Feb. 18, 1911.
 190.    Serepta Price, 1850-1909, Mother.
 191.    Infant.
 192.    Birdie Lane, son of W. L. & S. Price, d. Mar. 21, 1885, age 3y. 9m. 20d.
 193.    Emma L., dau of W. L. & S. Price, d. Aug. 15, 1886, age 15y. 8d.  A precious one from us has
            gone.  A voice we loved is stilled.  A place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled.
 194.    Joe Craton (could be Graton), Jan. 7, 1872, Mar. 2, 1903, God's finger touched him and he 
            slept.
 195.    Junia, wife of Fred W. KAU, b. April 3, 1869, d. Dec. 27, 1888.  Gone but not forgotten.
 196.    Wooden marker with no apparent inscription.
 197.    A.    Bryant:    Father, Perron, June 18, 1824, Feb. 12, 1895.
            B.    Bryant:    Mother, Sarah Ann, Nov. 4, 1831, Sept. 27, 1911.
 198.    White cross and iron marker:  M. P. Newman, b. March 15, 1822, d. April 22, 1890.
 199.    A.    West:    Kate, 1870, 1905.
            B.    West:    Ellen, 1851-1890.
 200.    A.    Metal Marker:  Alice W__?__ (could be Wellman).
            B.    Metal Marker and glass with hand-written letters (like those described earlier that were 
            leaning against the tree) Sabrina Burbank Craven, b. 1800, d. 1900.
            C.    Old hand-painted limestone slab:  with Craven, Nathaniel and Sabrina.
            Note:  there is another small metal maker in this area that is unreadable.

            A cone-shaped evergreen tree is located between rows 14 & 15 below 175 of row 14.  There
            are three trees in row 15 below #'s 180 and 182 of row 14 and between #'s 199 and 200 of
            row 15.

Row 15:
 202.    Stephen King, b. Nov. 17, 1853, d. June 6, 1882.  
            Note:  there appears to be more to the inscription, but it is below the ground.
 203.    Lazarus VanBebber, b. Feb. 27, 1807, d. Feb. 20, __?__ (1899)
            Note:  the stone is broken and death year is illegible.  Top of stone is propped against the base.
 204.    Martha, wife of L. Vanbiber, d. Nov. 3, 1883, age 76 y. 8m.
            Note:  the spelling of surname is different than her husband.  The name has also been spelled
            VanBibber.
 205.    Small metal marker by lilac tree with Almeda King.  This is the grave of Almeda VanBibber 
            King Aumwalt, dau. of Lazarus and Martha VanBibber.
 206.    Lilac tree with no marker next to grave #204.  Local oral history indicates this is the unmarked
            grave of Andrew Jackson Zumwalt, husband of Almeda Zumwalt.  Her first husband, Isaac 
            King, is buried on his nearby DLC.
 207.    A.    Allen:    Dora, 1877-2939.
            B.    Allen:    Lincoln, 1869-1939.
 208.    A.    Children of L. & Dora Allen, 1895-1896, in rest:  Alta Allen
            B.    Alpha Allen.
 209.    Richard Seifert, b. Sept. 18, 1863, d. June 28, 1890.  All is well.
 210.    Emma Seifert, July 7, 1869, Nov 21, 1959.
 211.    John G. Seifert, Oct. 22, 1818, Nov. 2, 1980.
 212.    Johanna, wife of John G. Seifert, 1828-1916.
 213.    White cross and small metal marker.  The paper inside is crumpled and the ink has worn off.
 214.    White cross and small metal marker with no name.

Row 16 is short.  Grave #214 is located below grave #198 of row 15.

Row 17:
 
215.    A.    Lizzie E. Boothe, 1861-1914, Erected by the Women of Woodcraft; courage, hope,
            remembrance (on front of the stone).
            B.    On the back of the same stone is F. A. Chenoweth, 1819-1899.
            C.    Elizabeth, his wife, 1833-1911
            D.    Robert, 1865-1883.  At rest.
            Note:   Three small rectangular stones rest against the main stone with Robert, Father, and
            Mother.  A Lilac tree is planted nearby.
 216.    Thomas C. Alexander, 1880-1950.
 217.    Mae M. Alexander, 1880-1909.  Mother.
 218.    Byington Frantz, 1860-1950, Father.  There is an elk head emblem on the stone.
 219.    Laura B. Frantz, 1867-1908, Mother.
 220.    Son of Byington & Laura Frantz.
 221.    Edith Seifert, d. Jan. 6, 1908, age 9y. 11m. 13d.  Our darling.
 222.    A.    Seifert:    Clarenda, 1866-1939
            B.    Seifert:    Herman, 1866-1943.

            A lilac tree planted near grave #222 marks the end of row 17.  The lilac tree is just below grave
            #213 of row 16.  Row 18 curves up toward the empty part of row 17.

Row 18:
 
223.    Hope.  In memory of James Chambers, d. Aug. 17, 1883, age 11m. 10d.
 224.    Winnie, dau. of T. F. & F. A. Alexander, d. Feb 22, 1885, age 9y. 10m. 4d.  Shed not for her
            any bitter tear, Nor give the heart to vain regrets, Tis but the casket that is here, the gem that
            filled it sparkles yet.
 225.    T. F. Alexander, b. Nov 37, 1844, d. Feb 16, 1892.  A place is vacant in our home which never
            can be filled.
 226.    Dora A., wife of Edgar Plunkett, Feb. 14, 1874.  At rest, Jan. 12, 1907.
 227.    John F. Read, June 28, 1870.  At rest, May 27, 1890.
 228.    Otto P. Read, Feb. 3, 1876.  At rest, Dec 24, 1907.
 229.    Read, Delilah Read, Aug. 9, 1840, Jan. 14, 1919.
 230.    Walter P. Read, 1877-1945.  An Elk's Lodge emblem is on the stone.
 231.    Lillie Nelson, 1899-1904, Nelson.
 232.    White cross, Otto Harbin, 1887-1899.
 233.    A.    Mother on square granite stone and small metal marker:  Amanda M. Winniford, d. Sept. ?,
            age 75 y. 9m.
            B.    Winniford, Alexander Findley, June 11, 1834, Apr. 4, 1918.
            C.    Winniford, Amanda Melvina, Dec. 9, 1848, Sept. 9, 1924.  Note:  This is the same person
            as #232A.  Another sq. granite stone is placed aside with Father.
 234.    At rest:  Nora A. Winniford, b. March 17, 1892, d. March 16, 1910.
 235.    Florence E. Winniford, July 30, 1881.  At rest, Sept. 19, 1901.  Note:  the top of this stone is
            lying next to the base.
 236.    Mary Amanda, wife of Perry Eddy, d. March 20, 1905, age 40 y. 14d.  We trust our loss will
            be her gain, and that with Christ she's gone to reign.
 237.    Mary Eddy (infant), b. Mar. 25, 1896, d. April 5, 1895.  Our darling one hath gone before, To
            greet us on the blissful shore.  Note:  the baby has  separate marker next to her mother's.  Both
            names are on big metal marker.

            Grave #237 of row 18 is below grave #180ABCD of row 14.

Row 19:
 
238.    Charles A. Ward, b. Sept. 5, 1865, d. July 8, 1884.
 239.    Basil Ward, b. June 12, 1826, d. Oct. 16, 1890.
 240.    Sarah J. Ward, Dec. 18, 1846, Dec 28, 1942.  Note:  this grave is followed by empty plots
            before the next grave in the row.
 241.    White cross with no name.  Note:  This grave is followed by more empty plots.
 242.    White cross with no name.

            D.A.R. marker to Nahum & Serepta (Norton) King.
            Note:  this is the marker for two individuals that are not buried in this cemetery.  They are buried
            on their DLC near Wren, Benton Co., OR.  There the graves were marked with simple stones.
            The marker in this cemetery was intended to replace those simple markers, but because of
            ownership rights were placed in this cemetery:

            In honor of services N.S., U.S.D., 1812, in the war of 1812, Nahum Amos King.
            A.    Nahum A. King, 1783- 1856.
            B.    Serepta King, 1791-1869.
                    Oregon pioneers of 1845 after whom Kings Valley was named.  Buried near this spot.