Gales Creek Cemetery

Washington County, Oregon

Beautiful Photo and part of this transcription was provided by Lorrie Verboort

and part was added by Shelley Van Loo


Gales Creek Cemetery is located Soda Springs Road southeast of the community of Gales Creek. The first know burial is that of Nancy (Sutton) McCoy. Nancy was born March 3, 1844 the daughter of Isaac Hopwood & Elizabeth (Hullibarger) Sutton and married John McCoy, son of Moses, Sr. & Charity (Dunn) McCoy, Sep 26, 1860 in Guthrie County, Iowa. John and Nancy McCoy came to Oregon in 1863 with John's brother Moses, Jr. and several other family members. Nancy died February 13, 1872 and was buried on a portion of the John McCoy property which later became known as Gales Creek Cemetery.

The following is a listing of grave markers. As the site transcription is completed, we will document the physical location of these markers to aid in the identification of family groups. Shelley Van Loo

Name Birth Death Additional Comments
Allen, Frank 1865 1942  
Allen, Hattie 1854 1935  
Clearwaters, Rachel Walden   Dec 4, 1878 Aged 56 yrs
Clearwaters, Wm. R.   Mar 26, 1898 Aged 81yr 6m 21ds
Cota, Beryl B. 1919 1997  
Cutright, Oliver V. 1891 1977  
Cutright, Rena A. 1898 1994  
Day, Fred O. Apr 4, 1900 Oct 11, 1993 Married Feb 22, 1936
Day, Alta A. Jul 20, 1910 Jan 19, 1996 Married Feb 22, 1936
Hult, Gus 1911 1991  
Hult, Ruth 1918 1996  
Jansen, Henry Feb 19, 1856 Oct 19, 1939  
Jansen, Henry E. Jul 6, 1898 Sep 30, 1933  
Johnston, Jodie 1889 1971  
Lee, Dora Bell 1879 1953  
Lee, Edward Sep 23, 1876 Mar 3, 1942  
Lee, Joseph Jun 8, 1841 Jan 2, 1918 Age 71 yrs, 6 mos, 25 days. Gone But Not Forgotten
Lee, Kathryn M. 1910 1996  
Lee, Melvin J., Sr. 1913 1997 "Pete"
Lee, Retha Mary Oct 31, 1898 Jul 3, 1903  
Lee, Sarah E. Aug 1, 1848 Apr 2, 1923  
Lee, Wes W. 1923 1989  
Lee, William D. 1869 1935  
Lee, William Goldie 1907 1966  
Lilly, ?????d G. Jun 5, 1903 Nov 13, 1906 Dau. (unreadable)
Lilly, Alfred Feb 7, 1881 Sep 19, 1974 MSGT US Army
Lilly, 'Baby' 1886    
Lilly, Belle 1864 1958 (with Walter R. Lilly)
Lilly, Catherine Dec 5, 1854 Dec 22, 1903 Wife of R.P. Lilly
Lilly, David G. 1870 1941  
Lilly, David Apr 14, 1822 May 9, 1900  
Lilly, David Hardy Feb 13, 1900 Feb 22, 1983  
Lilly, Delphia Almina Apr 15, 1879 Sep 16, 1949  
Lilly, Delphia Edmundy Feb 8, 1914 Feb 8, 1914  
Lilly, Edith Coleman Jan 15, 1902 Jun 30, 1990  
Lilly, Ellen Mar 25, 1888 Mar 10, 1895  
Lilly Franchon A. 1897 1991 (with Normal L. Lilly)
Lilly, Gladys Jacobsen 1900 1909  
Lilly, Harriett Jane 1852 1924  
Lilly, Howard S. 1889 1977 (with Maggie Lilly)
Lilly, Hugh Oct 24, 1892 Jul 13, 1973 Oregon Pvt. US Army Word War I
Lilly, James Emmett Dec 24, 1935 Feb 14, 1936  
Lilly, James Franklin Sep 12, 1902 Nov 4, 1951  
Lilly, James P. 1844 1904 father (with Valeria M. Lilly)
Lilly, John B. 1871 1932  
Lilly, John Edmund Feb 8, 1874 Apr 1932  
Lilly, Joseph S. Jan 7, 1972 Nov 4, 1944  
Lilly, Kathleen A. Sep 15, 1931 Oct 1, 1990  
Lilly, Maggie 1894 1984 (with Howard S. Lilly)
Lilly, Mary S. 1843 1925 Mother
Lilly, Nicholas Cecil 1895 1919 Add'l mons. marked "BABES" & "VML
Lilly, Norman L. 1895 1984 (with Franchon A. Lilly) Married Sept. 14, 1915
Lilly, Pearl N. 1876 1936 His Wife (David G. Lilly)
Lilly, Robert B. Jun 10, 1920 Aug 23, 1983  
Lilly, Robert P. Nov 12, 1848 Sep 26, 1908  
Lilly, Valeria M. 1846 1887 Mother (with James P. Lilly)
Lilly, Vernice I. Jul 7, 1932 Sep 16, 1932  
Lilly, Walter R. 1849 1903 (with Belle Lilly)
Jas. Martin     Co. A. 12 Kansan Mil.
Martin, Mary A. Oct 12, 1838 Feb 1, 1908 Wife of James Martin
McCoy, Elizabeth Dec 10, 1843 Aug 5, 1918  
McCoy, Moses Feb 17, 1829 Mar 13, 1906  
Poe, Arvilla Mar 30, 1861 Jul 23, 1913  
Poe, Eli G. Mar 2, 1857 Oct 2, 1952  
Riley, 'Baby' May 24, 1896 May 24, 1896 Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Riley
Riley, John 1874 1948  
Riley, Rachel V. 1870 1922  
Rogers, Tabitha 1877 1949 Mother
Schofield, Ernest I. 1904 1989 In Loving Memory of Our Dad & Pop
Schofield, Muriel E. 1902 1983 In Loving Memory of Our Mom & Dommie
Smith, Clara 1888 1933  
Smith, Delbert 1905 1910  
Smith, Herbert C. 1881 1946  
Smith, Ora Sep 10, 1886 Feb 13, 1944 Mother
Smith, Ora Scott 1882 1933 Father
Smith, Oscar Oct 27, 1882 Jan 28, 1964 Father
Smith, Roscoe K. 1911 1968  
Swinney, Green M. 1823 1895  
Van Loo, Earl J. Jul 28, 1937 Aug 16, 1990