Waldo, Josephine County, Oregon
Lat: 42° 03' 29"N, Lon: 123° 39' 10"W
T40S R8W Sec 28
Contributed by Jean Boling, May 26, 2007, last edited Oct 20, 2011 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 12.
Waldo Cemetery is quite difficult to locate. Go south from I-5 on Hwy 199 (Redwood Hwy) 55 miles, turn left on Waldo Road. Just about 2.5 miles east, you will see a large graveled area on your right. Go southwest on the track nearest Hwy 199. You will navigate a shallow ditch, then reach an area with a hill on your left and the road continuing. Park here and walk up the hill. You cannot drive to the cemetery. This is not a trip to take in the winter, the track is impassable and cell phones don't work.
This cemetery was associated with the town of Waldo, which has vanished. The cemetery was essentially demolished by the "peace and love" crowd in the 1960s. There were never "plots", just haphazard burials.
I visited and transcribed this cemetery in the summer of 1999 from all existing stones. I am not finished adding to this list. Work in progress- Jean Boling
Baker, Infant, b. 3/17/1899, d. 3/17/1899, Infant son of Wm and Allie Baker, Suffer the little children to come unto me
Bennett, Edward W, d. 8/1/1883, Aged 5 years 11 months 13 days, Children of J W & H A Bennett, Double stone w/ Frank L Bennett
Bennett, Frank L, d. 8/10/1883, Aged 3 months, Children of J W & H A Bennett, Double stone w/ Edward W Bennett
Bennett, Harriet A, d. 7/13/1890, Wife of John W, Aged ??, Bennett on bottom
Bennett, John W, d. 10/9/1898, In loving memory, Aged 71 yrs 6 mos & 27 ds, Gone but not forgotten, Bennett on bottom, Shared w/ Harriet A Bennett
Childs, Myrtle, b. 3/29/1902, d. 4/25/1902, Our darling
McIlwain, James Elmer, d. 12/27/1864, Son of A B & Lydua A McIlwain, Aged 2 years and 10 mos, Mourn not for the Child from thy tenderness river, ere stain on its purity fell. To thy questioning heart, lo an answer is given, It is well with the, child it is well.
Scott, S R Thurston, d. 9/3/1858, Son of S R & Mary A Scott, Age 1 monthy and 6 days, Friends it is all well with me
Weston, George Eph, d. 3/5/1865, Sacred to the memory of, Aged 19 months & 20 days, Wife and children of John C. Weston, Shared stone w/ Jennie and Philip Weston
Weston, Jennie Sibley (Jennet), d. 2/14/1865, Sacred to the memory of, in the 22 year of her age, Wife and children of John C. Weston, Shared stone w/ Philip and George Weston
Weston, Philip Henry, d. 2/22/1865, Sacred to the memory of, Aged 23 days, Wife and children of John C Weston, Shared stone w/ Jennie and George Weston
Wimer, Ward, d. 9/9/1880, Son of W J & D J Wimer, Aged 3 yrs 11 mos, Quote on base, according to Ken Phillips, this is a shared stone with Mark and Ray Wimer
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