Masonic Section - Jacksonville Cemetery - Jacksonville, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 42° 19.043 W 122° 58.340
10T E 502280 N 4685015
Marker describing the history of the Masonic Section in Jacksonville Cemetery
Waymark Code: WMJQE9
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Jacksonville Cemetery, a contributing site within the Jacksonville National Historic District, is a pioneer cemetery dating to circa 1860. The cemetery is divided into several sections, one of which is the Masonic Section. Several years ago, the local Rotary placed a number of markers describing the history of each section. The text of the marker reads:


In 1861, Warren Lodge No. 10 of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons purchased a section of land
for $1 for burial of its members and their relatives. Some of Jacksonville's very prominent residents
lie here. You will find woodworker and coffin maker, David Linn (1826-1912), who built most of the
city's wooden buildings, including the historic Presbyterian Church.
   Banker Cornelius C. Beekman (1828-1915), is credited with starting the first bank in southern
Oregon. Judge U.S. Hayden (1810-1879), Beekman's confidential clerk and family friend, also rests
in the Beekman enclosure. Beekman's banking partner, Thomas Givings Reames (1839-1900), once
Sheriff of Jackson County, lies nearby.
   Remembered most often for setting aside the original cemetery acreage, Colonel James Napper
Tandy Miller (1826-1900), fought in the Indian wars, planted vineyards, and was active in state pol-
itics. John S. Love (1830-1867), who helped lay out the newly established town, was also instrumen-
tal in the formation of the Jacksonville Cemetery. On October 23, 1859, his mother, Margaret, was
the first person buried on its grounds--by special permission she was interred before the cemetery
officially opened.

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Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Jackson

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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