Notable Residents


Cornelius Beal = He was a rare divorce attorney from early days. His Donation Land Claim was Council Crest. Block 18/Lot 5A/Grave 3S10414067_1709538269292353_4254582308786791540_n

John Bird = He was an early pioneer (1852) and a well-known baseball pitcher in the 1870s. Block 16/Lot 32/Grave 1N

Edward Blackwood = He was an early scenic photographer and owner of the Portland Camera Exchange in the 1920s. Block 35/Lot 238/Grave 2N

William Bond = He manufactured matches and descended from the Plymouth Colony. Block 8/Lot 45/Gr 2S

Earl Bronaugh = He was a lawyer and judge, and descended from French Huguenots involved in the Revolutionary War. Block 4/Lot 66/2N

Valentine Brown = He was a realtor and poet. His shattered stone restored by FLFC. Block 8/Lot 36

M. Burton = He was the father of Georgiana Pittock and the architect of cast iron buildings. He was moved to Riverview Cemetery from Block 6/Lot 5/3S

Julius Caesar = He was a blind ex-slave who loved baseball and wore a Prince Albert coat top hat. Block 19/Lot 231/3N

Dr. Willliam Caples = He was the first practicing physician in Portland. Block 16/Lot 31/2S

Dr. James Cardwell = He was the first resident dentist. With his first wife, Cornelia Bloomfield Cardwell, was one of the founders of the Humane Society. His second wife, Mae Harrington Cardwell, was the first woman to hold a position on a hospital staff in Oregon. He was an important apple breeder. Block 1/Lot 3/1S

Edward Clayson = He was the father of Dr. Esther Lovejoy and an activist against hypocritical prohibitionists. Block 34/Lot 131/1S

Thomas Cully = He was a pioneer (1845) and a stonemason who built Portland’s first brick chimney for Francis Pettygrove. Block 1/Lot 2/1N

Paul Ebbighausen (Lind) = His headstone is a replica of scrabble board. Block 26/Lot 30

James Frush = He was a saloon keeper at the establishment owned by Colburn Barrell. The urn sat on the bar and toasts were made at Christmas. It was placed at his grave and returned to the bar each Christmas to toast Frush. Block 2/Lot 16/3S

Walter “Jiggs” Parrot = He was the first professional baseball player from Oregon for the Chicago Cubs. He died of consumption (tuberculosis) at the age of 26 and was given the largest funeral in Portland. Block 33/Lot 44/3Simg_4983Briggs Peterson = He was a Mason and his stone informs that “I have solved the mystery.” Block 8M/Lot 46/1N

Robert Pittock = He was the brother of Henry Pittock and a grocer. Other members of the Pittock family were moved to Riverview Cemetery. Block 1/Lot 37/2S

Dr. Perry Prettyman = He was a horticulturist who brought dandelions to Oregon for medicinal properties. He was moved to Lincoln Park Cemetery.

Rev. W. Morris = He was an Episcopal minister who founded St. Helens Hall and Good Samaritan Hospital. Morris Street is named for him. Block 8/Lot 59/1S

Seldon and Hiantha Murray = They held a Donation Land Claim that included the east portion of the cemetery and married for a bigger claim. She was the daughter of Dr. William Caples. Block 22/Lot 42/1N

John Haelen = He was a nationally recognized illustrator and worked for The Oregonian newspaper. Block 38/Lot 69/3S

Dr. James Hawthorne = He owned and directed the Oregon Asylum for the Insane and was recognized for his progressive and kind treatment of residents. He buried 132 patients at the cemetery. Block 8M/Lot 44/1N

Dr. Minh Van Tran = The unique “dragon ball” stone is set as a pearl in a ring and covered with dragons. Block 26/Lot 11

Captain William Warren, Co. A  26th Ohio Infantry, U.S.A.; G.A.R. & O.N.G. = One of more than 384 Civil War veteran burials in Lone Fir. Block 20/Lot 219/1N

Capt.Daniel Wright = He went to the California gold rush. He loved the redwoods and had four placed at the corners of his grave. Block 4/Lot 70/3N

Gideon Tibbetts = He ran a flatboat on the Mississippi River and built a flour mill on his Donation Land Claim where the Brooklyn rail yard is now. Block 7M/Lot 20/1N

Thomas and Sarah Lucas Wells = Came to Portland from New Orleans, sailing around Cape Horn in 1868. Originally from England, Thomas fought with the 4th Louisiana Infantry Battalion and was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga. Block 38/Lot 96/1S & 2S

William Evans and Dr. John Wells = Wells treated his friend Evans for typhoid and then became infected. They are buried together. Block 8M/Lot 53/1N

Samuel Francis = He was a pioneer (1852), established a plant nursery near Oregon City, and sold the plants at George Abernethy’s store in Oregon City. Block 36/Lot 62/1S

img_4996Dr. William Royal = He was a Civil War surgeon. Block 7M/Lot 4/1N

Irwin Sanburn = He was a famous river pilot from the Columbia River to Alaska and survived a boat explosion which killed 34 people including his father-in-law. Block 24/Lot 36/1S

Emmor Stephens = He was buried on his son’s Donation Land Claim in 1846, on land that later became Lone Fir Cemetery. Block 1/Lot 18/3S

John Allen Veatch = A surgeon, surveyor, and scientist was born in Kentucky, March 5, 1808. He began his medical studies in 1827. In 1834, he secured land in the areas of present-day Hardin, Trinity, and Jefferson counties, Texas. In 1847-48 he served as a captain in the Texas Mounted Volunteers for frontier defense and also served as surgeon during part of this time.Veatch later moved to California, where he discovered large deposits of borax in Lake County in 1856. He delivered several scientific papers, practiced medicine in Virginia City, Nevada, 1862 to 1863, and was a geologist in San Francisco. Having made an unsuccessful attempt to secure a position as state geologist of Oregon in 1868, Veatch took a position as professor of chemistry, toxicology, and materia medica at the Williamette University Medical School in 1869. He died in Portland on April 24, 1870. Block 7/Lot 15 (GRAVE IS UNMARKED)

Frank Pettygrove McIntyre = 1923-2018. Frank McIntyre, in the best meaning of the word, was a simple man. With his own hands, he built the Northeast Portland house where he and his wife of 75 years raised four children. At his memorial service earlier this week, the 94-year-old electrician was called proud, hardworking and honest.
McIntyre was born into a wealthy and influential family. But all he inherited from his father was one of the most prominent names in Portland’s history. His great-grandfather was Francis William Pettygrove.
Pettygrove was the man who, in 1843, won a coin flip for the right to name the large parcel of land that became Portland. As a way to honor the family lineage, McIntyre’s father named his newborn son Francis Pettygrove McIntyre. Later in life, he legally changed his name to Frank.
Francis William Pettygrove was born in Maine, moved west and settled in territory that would later become Oregon City. He started a store and a warehouse, and began trading. In 1843, he paid $50 for 320 acres of land 12 miles down the Willamette River. In time, he and Asa Lovejoy, who owned an adjacent 320-acre parcel, joined forces to create a town.
Lovejoy, from Massachusetts, wanted to name the place Boston. Pettygrove, honoring his roots, wanted to name it Portland. They flipped a penny for naming rights. The coin, about the size of a 50-cent piece, is on display at the Oregon Historical Society.
Pettygrove opened a store in downtown Portland to serve the miners, trappers and explorers. Wealthy, he and his wife had children. In time, one of his grandsons, Charles McIntyre, married a woman in Portland and they had five children, the youngest named Francis in honor of the family patriarch.
Frank McIntyre graduated from Benson High School and fell in love. Drafted into the U.S. Army, he was sent to Maryland before deployed overseas to fight in WWII. When the war ended, he returned to Portland. His wife had saved his pay, which the couple used to buy supplies to build a house.
As his father aged, Lee McIntyre, would talk with his father about what would happen when he died. “He said veterans would take care of him,” McIntyre said. “He’d be buried at Willamette National.”
And then, in 2011, his son learned that plots had opened up at Lone Fir Cemetery, the pioneer cemetery in Southeast Portland
“This is where the founders of Portland are buried,” Lee McIntyre said. “I bought two plots there. I took my father to see it. He loved it. I told my father he could have one of my plots. I told him we would get more plots, for all the family.”
After the memorial, family and friends gathered at Lone Fir. They listened to Lee McIntyre speak one last time. “This is the historic cemetery for the people who shaped Portland,” he said. “Lovejoy, Corbett, Failing. They’re all here.”
“There’s never been a Pettygrove here,” he said. “Until today.” – Block 21 Lot 37 G1S

Dr. Hanson Allen Bodman = Born  August. 8, 1813, Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, graduated from the Medical College of Ohio and joined the 118th Ohio Infantry on August 27, 1861, as assistant surgeon. Sometime after the war, he was transferred to the Navy, and served until April 27, 1867. Having contracted yellow fever in the service and subject to debilitating recurrences of the disease, he moved to Portland, Oregon, for his health and established himself in medical practice at First & Yamhill Streets in Portland. He died at his residence, near the corner of 2nd and Jefferson, after an illness of some two months. At the time of his death he was surgeon of Baker Post, Grand Army of the Republic. He was a Mason in high standing, a very estimable citizen and exemplary Christian gentleman. He left a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Block 4 Lot 76 Burial Space 1N

George A. A. Siffait = held patents for a glass melting furnace, a gasoline stove, a safety lamp, and a
percolating coffee maker (described in Scientific American Vol. 6, Jan. 7, 1882). BLOCK 16 LOT 30 G3N

Andrew Brian Loomis = founding member of and drummer for Oregon rock band DEAD MOON.

Joel Barnett Weinstein = publisher, cheesecake aficionado, art critic who was a tireless and often
eccentric chronicler of the Puerto Rican art scene. BLOCK 20 LOT 23 G2S

CPT Melchizedeck D. Chandler = Confederate Civil War veteran. He served as captain of Company G,
29th North Carolina Infantry. The 29th was organized in Asheville, N.C. and served in the Army of
Tennessee. They fought in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chicamauga, and Atlanta among others.