Harrison Cemetery, Washington County, Oregon

Founded 1856

From Portland travel west on Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) one mile past the right exit to North Plains, exit right to Dersham Road then left over the overpass to the south side of Highway 26. 

Find Harrison Cemetery on Dersham Road. If you reach Vadis Road you went 1/3rd mile too far.

Map: USGS Forest Grove Quadrangle Latitude & Longitude: 45.603N 123.039W Elevation: 191 feet. TopoZone.com map

See photos taken at Harrison Cemetery below the transcription table.

Last Updated: 5, March 2014

Thanks to Carol and Jim

Harrison County Find A Grave Site

  Last Name First Name Birth Death Inscriptions / Notes
1 NORTH Eva J. May 23,1883 Aug 10, 1885 "Our Darling Baby"
2 Indecipherable        
3 JOHNSON Annie Jan 23, 1872 May 21, 1879 "Children of William and Nancy Johnson"
4 JOHNSON Georgie June 30, 1876 May 24, 1879  
5 JOHNSON William   Feb 3, 1886 "Will Meet Again - Aged 45 Years"
6 JOHNSON Jefferson May 1, 1888 Oct 16, 1903 Inscription Unreadable
7 JOHNSON Frank 1876 1919  
8 JOHNSTON John June 20, 1803 April 18, 1872  
9 Indecipherable        
10 CORNELIUS Eva 1883 1907 "Daughter"
11 CORNELIUS Amanda 1846 1919 "Mother"
12 CORNELIUS William 1834 1902 "Father"
13 CORNELIUS Lyda 1880 1882 "Daughter"
14 TOMPKINS William O. 1870 1891 "Son"
15 TOMPKINS Parmelia BARRETT 1834 1890 "Mother"
16 TOMPKINS Oscar J. 1831 1905 "Father"
17 TOMPKINS Charles W. 1869 1928 "Son"
18 TOMPKINS Frank H. 1865 1936 "Son"
19 TOMPKINS Anna A. 1875 1943 "Daughter"
20 BARRETT Nathan T. 1806 1892 "Father of Parmelia TOMPKINS"
21 TOMPKINS Edward 1867 19?? "Son"
22 TOMPKINS Leonard 1863 1949 "Son"
23 TOMPKINS Emma J. PATTON 1861 1881 "Daughter"
24 TOMPKINS Alice M. PATTON 1860 1890 "Daughter"
25 PATTON Robert C. 1838 1917  
26 PATTON Pearl 1886 1919 "Daughter of Robert C. PATTON"
27 TOMPKINS George B. 1866 1931 "Son"
28 CORNELIUS Sarah J. Feb 14, 1847 April 14, 1870 "Wife of J. N. McKINNEY"
29 CORNELIUS Alzada Oct 2, 1851 May 17, 1878 "Wife of William FREEMAN"
30 CORNELIUS Benjamin Feb 9, 1802 Dec 3, 18??  
31 CORNELIUS Jesse 1829 1895  
32 Indecipherable       "Sacred to the Memory"
33 SMITH Jerome   July 15, 1870 "Son of Wm. E. and Nancy"
"Aged 25 Years 7 Months 22 Days"
34 Indecipherable       This head stone was broken, could not read.
35 SMITH Nancy   Jan 5, 1870 "Wife of Wm. E.""54 Years 5 Months 22 Days"
36 HOUGH James   Dec 8, 1856 "Died in a Flood"
37 WILKES Jesse Columbus   Dec 8, 1856

"Died in a Flood"
38 RAFFETY Joseph C.   Oct ?, 18?? "In Memory of Joseph C. RAFFETY Who Died Aged 11 Years"
39 RAFFETY Thos. J.   Oct 19, 1856 "Aged 9 Months"
40 RAFFETY Emma Beatrice   Feb, 1860 "Age 11 Years"
41 SMITH Anderson Dec 4, 1806 July 29, 1875 "Farewell""Gone But Not Forgotten"
42 SMITH Ann ENYART 1817 1884 "Wife of Anderson SMITH"
43 HARRISON John March 14, 1802 June 5, 1873  
44 HARRISON Mary B. Dec 29, 1818 May 4, 1867  
45 CAIRE Marjorie ELLIOTT Feb 23, 1923 Nov 5, 1997 "Great Great Granddaughter of Charles McKAY. She Sleeps the Eternal Sleep and Waits for the Mate she loves."
46 BROOKS Molly 1856 1879  
47 BROOKS Nellie 1859 1875  
48 McKAY Mary      
49 McKAY John      
50 McKAY Minnie      
51 SMITH Nanette      
52 SMITH Albert      
53 SMITH Jimmy      
54 SMITH Tommy      
55 ELLIOTT John 1858 1860  
56 ELLIOTT David 1860 1862  
57 McKAY Mary SPENCE      
58 BURSTON Harriet McKAY     "1863" There was no indication for the date.
59 BROOKS Isabelle 1839 1866  
60 BROOKS John      
61 McKAY Charles 1808 1874 "Founder of Glenco. One of Original Petitioners at Champoeg Forming Provisional State Government."
62 McKAY Charles Jr. 1829 1872  
63 HEWSTON Alice McKAY     "1890"
68 McKAY Letitia 1810 1897 "Wife of Charles McKAY"
69 HARRISON Zella M. 1884 1961  
67 HARRISON Marcus Erwin 1883 1964  
68 ANDERSON Alma Feb 4, 1894 May 18, 1915 "Daughter of Chris and Marie ANDERSON"
69 ANDERSON Christian 1862 1922  
70 ANDERSON Adolph 1914 1915  
71 WILLIS Sterling      
72 WILLIS Sarah      
73 WILLIS Infant Twins Abt 1900 Abt 1900 "Infant Twins of Thos. and Olive WILLIS"
74 WILLIS Thomas J. 1858 1917  
75 POWELS Olive A. 1868 1948  

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Harrison Cemetery originated on the Donation Land Claim #2138 of John and Mary Brown Harrison in the 1850s. The first known burial was Thomas J. Raffety who died Oct 29,1856 at the age of 9 months. Based on family history records, he was probably the son of Joseph and Ellen Wooley Raffety.

This Pioneer Cemetery is tended annually in May on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Anyone wanting to join in this cleanup party is welcome to come. Please bring gloves and your lunch! Descendants wishing to make a contribution to its upkeep or to correct and supplement information provided here, may contact the Historian for Harrison Cemetery, Judith Gates Goldmann at (503) 648-9597 or email her at gate736@spiritone.com