Charnel Mulligan

Charnelton “Charnel” Mulligan

Born June 20, 1826 in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky
Died May 30, 1899 at age 72 in Springfield, Oregon
Charnel Mulligan was one of the best known and most respected of Lane County’s pioneers. He arrived in 1847. Like Eugene F. Skinner, he gave 40 acres to Lane County for the purpose of locating the county seat in Eugene, his 40 acres lying south of the corner of Eighth Street. — from the Daily Eugene Guard, May 31, 1899

LINKS:
Charnelton “Charnel” Mulligan at Find-A-Grave
“Charnal” Mulligan at Rootsweb, History of Eugene

 

Howard Fox

Howard Fox, Major League Baseball Pitcher

Born March 1, 1921 in Coburg, Oregon
Died October 9, 1955 at age 34 in San Antonio, Texas as a result of stab wounds
Major League Baseball Player. He attended the University of Oregon on a basketball scholarship for a year before signing as a pitcher with the Cincinatti Reds in 1943.
LINKS:
Howard Francis Fox at Find-A-Grave
Howie Fox at Wikipedia
Howie Fox at Baseball Library

 

photo by Frank Russo

Myrtle (McCann) Eggiman

Myrtle (McCann) Eggiman

Born September 9, 1881 in Swan Creek, Saginaw, Michigan
Died June 1, 1943 at age 61 in Springfield, Oregon
Proprietor of Eggiman’s candy manufacturing business in Springfield, which opened in 1912. At the time of her death, Eggiman’s was the oldest continuously operating business in Springfield. She was active in local, state and national branches of Eastern Star, Daughters of Union Veterans, Neighbors of Woodcraft, and Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary. Married Charles F. Eggiman in 1902.
LINKS:
Myrtle Irene (McCann) Eggiman at Find-A-Grave

 

Isaac Briggs

Isaac Briggs

Born 1802
Died January 1891 of cancer at age 89 in Springfield, Oregon
Father of Elias Briggs, founder of the City of Springfield. With his son, dug the Mill Race with a shovel and plow.
LINKS:
Isaac Briggs at Find-A-Grave

 

photo by Rod Wirtz

Albert Shields Walker

Albert Shields Walker

Born January 1 1846, Greene County Missouri
Died September 4 1915 at age 69 in Eugene, Oregon
First mayor of the City of Springfield upon its incorporation in 1885. Charter member of Springfield Methodist Church, Springfield Odd Fellows lodge, and Eugene lodge of Woodmen of the World. Married Sarah “Lizzie” Higgins in 1868.
LINKS:
Albert Shields Walker at Find-A-Grave
Albert Shield Walker at Wikipedia

 

Thomas Hale Judkins

Thomas Hale Judkins

Born May 4 1803, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Died May 4 1878 at age 75 in Springfield, Oregon, as a result of a buggy accident.
Bought Donation Land Claim from Zara Sweet, part of which eventually became Laurel Grove Cemetery. Father of Edmund Judkins. Married Mary Arnold  in 1825, who drowned in 1839 on the journey from Indiana to Oregon. Married Lusina Williams in 1844.
LINKS:
Thomas Hale Judkins at Find-A-Grave
Thomas Hale Judkins at the Early Oregonians Index
Thomas Hale Judkins at the Oregon Pioneers Index

 

photo by Julia Westing

Edmund Judkins

Edmond D. Judkins

Born 1828, Ohio
Died November 10 1897 at age 68 in Springfield, Oregon.
Inherited Donation Land Claim from father, Thomas Hale Judkins, who had bought it from Zara Sweet. In 1892 Edmund Judkins sells 12 acres of this DLC  to the I.O.O.F. Lodge #70 for $225 for The Laurel Grove Cemetery. Married Susan A. Garred in 1860.
LINKS:
Edmond D Judkins at Find-A-Grave

 

photo by Julia Westing

William Sweet

William Sweet

Born November 20, 1849, California
Died September 27 1855 at age 5 in Eugene, Oregon.
Son of Zara Tousey Sweet and Sarah Maria Stephens, and the first person to be buried on the Donation Land Claim (DLC) that would become Laurel Grove Cemetery. William’s father Zara sold the land to Thomas Hale Judkins, and after Judkins’ death in 1892, his son Edmund Judkins sold 12 acres to the I.O.O.F. Lodge #70 for $225 for The Laurel Grove Cemetery.
LINKS:
William Sweet at Find-A-Grave
William Sweet at Early Oregonians

 

photo by Rod Wirtz

Get Involved with Laurel Grove Cemetery

If you'd like to be part of the team that cares for Laurel Grove Cemetery, there's plenty of opportunity. Whether you'd like to clear brush, help with restoration of monuments, take photographs, get involved in leadership, or just lend a hand, we welcome you! Cemetery work parties are held on the third Saturday of each month. Laurel Grove is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Please contact us by phone if you'd like to take part in the life of this historic Oregon cemetery.