Pioneer Cemetery on the campus of Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

 

Transcribed by Wendy Berger Wood


Pioneer Graveyard is located on the campus of Pacific University at 2043 College Way in the town of
Forest Grove. Turn North onto College Way off of Pacific Avenue. Continue 1 block
to main campus entrance located on right. Walk several yards to headstone located
on left side of main sidewalk.

This land was used by early settlers and members of the congregational church as a burying ground starting in the 1840ís. Many of the remains - including Rev. Harvey Clark (1807-1858), a Pacific University founder -
were moved to Forest Groveís Mt View Memorial Gardens in the 1870ís. According to available information those still remaining here include:

John Kimzey (Kimsey) 1814 - 1849
Henry Naylor DIED - 1848
Philomen Lee 1803 - 1851
Elizabeth Lee DIED - 1858

Dedicated during the Kimsey Family Reunion June 18, 1994