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Gibson Cemetery
Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon

Contributed by Dee Warren, Jan 16, 2002 [dwarren@bctonline.com]. Total records = 34.

Presented here with permission from Lucille Geigle, who compiled this information from tombstone inscriptions.

Located across from SE Wildcat Mountain Drive and SE Grain Road. James Gibson was buried in the cemetery located on land which he had donated many years ago to be used as a public cemetery.

Between 1964 and 1994 the location of many graves was "lost" due to vandalism, restoration (bulldozing), or other unknown reasons. All of the metal grave markers of the Woodle family members were removed during a "cleanup" in the 1970s. After June 1980 several flat stones disappeared - photographs taken of those markers proved useless due to reflections from glass plates covering name inscriptions (no written copy of those names was made then). Only one photograph of a "flat stone" was kept. In 1980 the debris pile at the northwest corner of the cemetery contained some broken pieces of inscribed" concrete. There is positive knowledge of 32 burials in the cemetery - there may have been as many a forty burials.

Three Woodle's (children of Joseph and Lydia Ann Howlett Woodle) graves and one Chapman grave were mentioned as being in the Gibson Cemetery in a genealogy book, "East Goes West" by Alta Craft. Mabel Valentine Woodle, b 26 Aug 1884 and died 10 Jun 1900; Howard Woodle b July 1905 and died 13 Aug 1905; and Linnie Viola Chapman Gibson b. 3 Aug 1877 d 10 Aug 1966 (married 23 Dec 1900, Richard Gibson #4 above). The whereabouts of the markers (and so the location) of the aforestated graves is presently unknown.

Gary Woodle maintains that there were more than three Woodle graves in the cemetery in 1964, possibly six.
- Dee Warren

Baker, Julia (Douglass), b. Jan 1, 1852, d. Mar 5, 1901, 49y 2m 5d, s/w W. B. Baker, Row 4
Baker, W. B., b. Jul 13, 1845, d. Oct 20, 1917, s/w Julia Baker, Row 4
Denning, Viola (Howlett) Douglass, b. 1855, d. 1942, m. 1st James W. Douglass, d/o William & LydiaHowlett, Row 2-16
Douglass, Carl D., b. 1893, d. 1919, s/o J. W. & V., Row 2-18
Douglass, Edward, b. Apr 2, 1888, d. Jul 31, 1947, father, s/o J. W. & V., Row 2-21
Douglass, Grace E., b. Nov 12, 1884, d. Jan 26, 1901, d/o J. W. & V., Row 2-19
Douglass, James W., b. 1848, d. 1910, 1st h/o Viola (Howlett), Row 2-17
Douglass, Lester, b. 1886, d. 1887, s/o J. W. & V., Row 2-20
Douglass, Mary Katherine (Sweeney), b. 1882, d. 1952, w/o William F., Row 2-13
Douglass, Maude Mae, b. 1902, d. 1903, d/o Andrew J. & Edith C. (Peabody), Row 2-15
Douglass, William F., b. 1872, d. 1941, h/o Mary Katherine, Row 2-14
Fasbion, Walter, no dates
Gibson, Emily (Scott) Garrison, b. 1833, d. 1903, s/w James Gibson, Jr., Row 1-2
Gibson, Harry, b. Oct 8, 1868, d. Oct 7, 1888, s/o James & Emily, m. Grace (Drake) Jul 28, 1888, Row 1-3
Gibson, Infant, b. 1889, d. 1889, c/o H. S. & Bertha (Martin), s/w Infant Gibson, Row 2-11
Gibson, Infant, b. 1892, d. 1892, c/o H. S. & Bertha (Martin), s/w Infant Gibson, Row 2-11
Gibson, James, Jr., b. 1826, d. 1920, s/w Emily Gibson, Row 1-2
Gibson, Linnie Viola (Chapman), b. Aud 3, 1877, d. Aug 10, 1966, m. Dec 23, 1900, w/o Richard
Gibson, Richard B., b. 1869, d. 1928, m. Dec 23, 1900, s/o James & Emily, h/o Linnie (Chapman), Row 1-4
Howlett, John N., b. Apr 2, 1850, d. Jul 20, 1907, h/o Sarah L., Row 2-6
Howlett, Sabrina Fry (Markwood), b. 1840, d. 1916, m. 1854, s/w William J. Howlett, Row 1-1
Howlett, Sarah L. "Lucinda" (Russell), b. Oct 9, 1856, d. Jun 16, 1885, w/o John N., Row 2-7
Howlett, William Jackson, b. 1840, d. 1914, m. 1854, s/o Lord Viscount & Lydia Howlett, stone with marble ball, s/w Sabrina Howlett, Row 1-1
Marvel, Millie D., b. Nov 14, 1880, d. Aug 2, 1908, w/o A. A., Row 2-9
Mognett, George, b. Sep 9, 1799, d. Sep 4, 1881, s/w Lydia A. Mognett, Row 2-5
Mognett, Lydia Ann (?) Howlett, b. Oct 14, 1812, d. Mar 26,1909, m. 1st L. V. Howlett who died 1851, m. 2nd, George Mognett, s/w George Mognett, Row 2-5
Potter, Male, no dates

Udell, Infant, b. 1907, d. 1907, c/o H. H. & Cora (Gibson), Row 2-12
Wilson, Alice (Garrison), b. 1857, d. 1883, m. Jul 19, 1874, w/o George, Row 2-8
Wilson, Lucy, b. 1878, d. 1880, Row 2-10
Woodle Percy, b. Aug 26, 1884, d. Jun 10, 1900
Woodle, Howard, b. Jul 31, 1905, d. Aug 13, 1905, gc/o W. & S. F.Howlett
Woodle, Mable Valentine, b. Feb 13, 1891, d. Mar 2, 1904, gc/o W. & S. F. Howlett
Woodle, Percy William, b. Aug 26, 1884, d. Jun 10, 1900

 

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