Wander Lone Fir Cemetery and you will soon discover why it holds such a special place in the hearts of Portlanders. It is a beloved green space and the final resting place of pioneers, city founders and developers, military veterans, firefighters, women’s suffragists, politicians, early Chinese workers, asylum patients, and Eastern Europeans who have recently migrated to Oregon.

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Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to education, preservation, and restoration efforts that support this important outdoor historical and cultural museum.  

Join us for Memorial Day at the Cemetery

Interactive Map


#1 – William Williams Chapman (1808-1892)
Colonel of Volunteers Indian Wars; Rouge River War (Umpqua Valley) 1855-1856

#2 – Jacob Benjamin Backenstos (1811-1857)
Lt. Col. Illinois Mounted Rifleman; Mexican War, first US Military to Ft. Vancouver 1849

#3 – Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (1808-1882)
Cayuse War, Washington Territory, 1847-1848

#4 – William J. Becannon (??-1901)
Blacksmith, Co. F, 7th Illinois Cavalry

#5 – W. W. Royal, M.D. (1835-1896)
Asst. Surgeon of Field and Staff, 11th Maine Infantry

#6 – John Thomas Wells, M.D. (1846-1882)
Lieut., “Dinwoodie Greys” Co. C 3rd Virginia Infantry CSA

#7 – Christian Henry Muessdorffer (1875-1948)
2nd Lieut., Co. F 2nd Oregon Infantry Spanish-American War

#8 – George Chester Purdin (1881-1934)
SFC, 316th Sanitary Train (Ambulance Companies & Field Hospitals) 91st Division (“Wild West”) St. Mihiel Offensive, France WWI

#9 – William Louis Fliedner (1915-2009)

#10 – Sterling Forest Hatt (1906-1984)

#11 – John W. Sutton (1977-2000)
Engineman Fireman Apprentice US Navy

Soldiers Monument
The Soldiers Monument was dedicated on October 26, 1903, to honor the soldiers of the Mexican, Indian, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars. The original cost was $3,500, which was contributed by 500 local residents. It was commissioned by the Lone Fir Cemetery Association, designed by D.D. Neer, and built by Otto Schumann.

Memorial To the Grand Army of the Republic
Unveiled November 11, 1939, by T.A. Penland, GAR department commander; J.W. Ridge, commander of Sumner post, GAR, accepting.

Metro Cemeteries is actively seeking current contact information for the purchasers of burial rights at Lone Fir listed:

If your name is listed, or if you are a direct descendant of a listed purchaser, please contact Metro Cemeteries as soon as possible.


Record Owner Approx. Purchase Owner


ABBETT, W. S. 8/23/1927 B:21, L:211, 1N
ABRAHAM, James 4/4/1888 B:25, L:81, 1S
AMACHER/AMACKER, Effie A. No record B:23, L:246, 3S, 2S
AMATO, S. and G. 2/14/1919 B:23, L:248, 2S
ARRIGONI, Elizabeth 3/25/1906 B:27, L:47, 2N
BALDWIN, G. W. 1940 B:35, L:115, 1N
BECK, John A. 10/23/1911 B:9M, L:2, 3N, 3S
BICKEL, Frederick 2/26/1879 B:18, L:2F, 4N, 1S
BRANDT, K. 7/7/1919 B:16, L:230, 1N
CAPEN, Elery/Ellery 9/5/1883 B:21, L:26, 1N
CONNER, Mrs. William 4/1872 B:7, L:50, 1N, 3N
CUMMINGS, William 12/15/1914 B:8, L:11, 1N
DAVIS, Hannah M. and Perry W. 5/22/1880 B:9, L:31, 3N, 3S
DUBOIRE/DuBOIS, Henry 7/9/1896 B:32, L:47, 3S, 2S
DUNNING, F. S. 3/11/1905 B:39, L:42, 1S
FOSTER, W. H. 3/2/1887 B:22, L:15, 3N
GARNOLD, John 9/29/1887 B:9, L:23, 2S
GLEN/N, Robert 8/29/1890 B:26, L:28, 2S
GRENFELL, W. H. 7/26/1876 B:9, L:50, 2S
GRIFFIN, John 5/12/1888 B:9, L:30, 3S
GROSS, J. M. and Mary 1/4/1890 B:22, L:13, 3S, 2S
HAACK, G. F. 1/21/1902 B:37, L:39, 2S, 1S
HAMMOND, T. G. 3/4/1881 B:8M, L:72, 2N
HANNA, F. G. 6/17/1889 B:26, L:9, 1S
HUGHES, Carol E. 8/2/1895 B:34, L:143, 3N
JACKSON, D. H. 5/4/1884 B:20, L:50, 3N
JACOBSON, Carl 10/4/1898 B:32, L:29, 2S
JASKOLA/JASKOLLA, Joseph 2/22/1888 B:22, L:5, 1N
JASKOLA/JASKOLLA, Joseph 2/22/1888 B:22, L:6, 1N
JONES, J. C. 4/29/1900 B:33, L:33, 1N
KOCH, E. 7/3/1915 B:10, L:215, 1N
LABBE, A., B., and John 2/3/1881 B:17, L:4D, 4N, 4S
LAGRANDE, J. 7/1877 B:9, L:80, 3S
LOGAN, J. B. 8/4/1937 B:27, L:34, 1N
LOGAN, J. C. 2/4/1899 B:31, L:27, 2S
MARKSTROM, C. O. 10/30/1913 B:12, L:209, 2S, 1S
McCLURE, Margaret 3/24/1921 B:6, L:84, 1N
McLEAN, F. 4/1872 B:7, L:50, 1N, 3N
McMORROW, Charles H. and Mary 6/11/1938 B:32, L:31, 1N, 2N
MILLER, J. H. 8/29/1890 B:26, L:28, 2S
MONROE, O. V. 12/30/1882 B:16, L:24, 1N
MOORE, W. H. 1/12/1890 B:26, L:15, 3S
MORGAN, Mrs. A. H. 3/6/1897 B:34, L:140, 2N, 3N
MYERS, H. C. 10/19/1914 B:20, L:220, 1S
OSBERG, Louis 11/17/1912 B:12, L:205, 1S
OTTEN, George No record B:21, L:49, 3S, 2S
PALMER, L. C. 8/11/1899 B:22, L:27, 1N
PITTINGER/PITTENGER, Jacob 5/2/1933 B:27, L:50, 2S, 1S
ROBERTSON, Capt. William H. 12/10/1887 B:25, L:78, 1N
ROSS, H. C. and L. O. 10/4/1898 B:32, L:29, 2S
SAVIER, Mary H. 5/4/1876 B:12, L:58, 3N, 3S
SCHULZE/SCHULTZ, Theodore 5/29/1913 B:23, L:236, 2N
SEVERANCE, B. O. 6/24/1882 B:9M, L:22, 1N
SEXTON, Westley 12/5/1883 B:21, L:49, 3S, 2S
SMITH, Reuben 7/7/1896 B:32, L:50, 1N
SODEN, B. F. 1/7/1901 B:32, L:38, 3S, 2S, 1S
STRUBE, Mrs. Louise 3/3/1890 B:22, L:11, 2N
WADHAMS, W. 6/6/1905 B:10, L:17, 1N, 2N, 3N, 3S, 2S
WAGNER, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo 9/22/1915 B:36, L:68, 2N
WARREN, H. E. 10/19/1914 B:20, L:220, 1S
WILLIAMS, Richard 2/4/1920 B:8, L:54, 3N, 3S, 2S, 1S
WILLIAMS, Richard 6/28/1893 B:8, L:53, 1S
WILSON, C. R. 9/4/1880 B:12, L:75, 3S
WOOD, Carrie A. 6/17/1889 B:26, L:9, 1S
WRAY, John 7/16/1880 B:12, L:42, 1S
YOUNG, Mrs. Frederick G. 12/20/1885 B:20, L:14, 3N