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Philomath in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Mt. Union Cemetery

 
 
Mt. Union Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
1. Mt. Union Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
On May 11, 1861 Reuben and Mary Jane Holmes Shipley, former negro slaves, deeded from their farm purchased from Charles Bales’ donation land claim, the original plot for this cemetery. Buried in Lot 10 are Reuben Shipley, Mary Jane Shipley Drake, Alfred Drake, and the Shipley children:

Ella • Wallace • Martha • William
 
Location. 44° 32.27′ N, 123° 20.058′ W. Marker is in Philomath, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is on Mt. Union Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philomath OR 97370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Philomath College Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oak Creek’s Watershed (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ecology of the Agricultural Reach (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sustainable Farm Management (approx. 2.6 miles away); Peavy Hall War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Kings Valley Millstone (approx. 3.2 miles away); Avery Park Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alice E. Biddle (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mt. Union Cemetery. Website of the Mt. Union Cemetery. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Mt. Union Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
2. Mt. Union Cemetery Marker
 

2. Mt. Union Cemetery History. Established May 11, 1861 Reuben Shipley, William Wyatt, Abiathar Newton and George Bethers formally established the cemetery on May 11,1861 on two acres of land donated by Reuben Shipley, which he divided off from the northwest corner of his 80-acre farm. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Entrance to the Mt. Union Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
3. Entrance to the Mt. Union Cemetery
Mary Jane Holmes Shipley image. Click for full size.
By Findagrave.com
4. Mary Jane Holmes Shipley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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