Mountain View Cemetery
Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon
|Mountain View Cemetery|
GPS: 42.185761, -122.682565
Ashland St. & Normal Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Published: January 21, 2017
Total records: 7,255
Mountain View Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Ashland.
As early as 1890, city officials began searching for a third cemetery after Hargadine Cemetery and Ashland Cemetery were nearing capacity. It took until 1904 before they purchased a site east of town.
In March 1907, the Ashland I.O.O.F. Lodge #45 purchased two acres south of the Klamath Falls Road (now Highway 66) for a cemetery. After intense efforts to clean up the property, the local newspaper described the organization as "adding much to the appearance of the surroundings in that locality".
In July 1921, the City bought six more acres north of the original ten acres. In 1924, the Ashland I.O.O.F. Lodge sold a portion of their land to the Ashland Memorial Mausoleum Association for a mausoleum.
In 1928 Ashland voters approved financial support for the care of local cemeteries. During the Depression and World War II, however, maintenance at Mountain View Cemetery was poorly funded and sporadic. In 1932, Ashland I.O.O.F. Lodge #45 deeded their two-acre burial ground to the City. In 1949, the Siskiyou Investment Company constructed a second mausoleum. This building was named the Resthaven Mausoleum. In 1994, Mountain View Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was also listed with the Oregon Commission on Historical Cemeteries in 2013.
Records published here were acquired from the City of Ashland, January 21, 2017. Dates of death range from 1873 to 2014.
Oregon Death Records
- Oregon Newspapers, Full Search (1848-1987), 74 titles - GenealogyBank.com
- Oregon Obituary Search - (1988-current) - GenealogyBank.com
- Oregon Funeral Notices - GenealogyBank.com