LEE MISSION CEMETERY BURIALS
Compiled 1996 by Stephenie Flora, Sherrill Hochspeier
and Jean Custer
Updates are made on a continuous basis by Michael Staten
For needed corrections, email Michael Staten at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) A single rose beside a burial listing indicates an unmarked grave. If you find that your family member is unmarked and you wish to place a marker, please contact the Lee Mission Cemetery Board to discuss your options and to notify them of your intent.
2) A box with an "R" in it preceding a burial listing indicates a reserved plot
3) The number to the right of the death date is the burial plot number and can be used in the plot search option to find out who is buried in adjoining plots. An N/A in the plot location indicates that although the individual is known to have been buried in the cemetery, the exact location is not known at this time.
Burial Listing for surnames beginning with - I -
d. 06 Mar 1908 D-06-03-07
on marker w/Jacob Idlewine
"Idlewine--In East Salem, Mrs. Cora Idlewine, 52 years of age, after a prolonged illness.
The deceased leaves, in addition to her husband, Jacob Idlewine, the following relatives: Her father, Wm. Welch, of Englewood; daughter, Mrs. Roy Brown and Mrs. Mamie Blanchard, of Highland, and Hattie Idlewine, of Portland. The funeral will take place today at 1:30 from the family home, Rev. Scott of Highland, will offici-ate. Interment in Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Mar 7, 1908 6:6 d/o Wm & ? (Wheeler) Welch; born IA; house-wife; died of pneumonia per D/C #6295
IDLEWINE, Henry A.
d. 16 Oct 1897 OLD 117-09
"Henry Idlewine, aged 19 years, died in this city at 7 o'clock last evening. He was a son of Jacob Idlewine, one of the well-known residents of North Salem, and, a few weeks ago, was stricken down with an illness which was the direct cause of his passing away last night." DOS Oct 16, 1897 3:1
d. 25 Mar 1929 D-06-03-08
on marker w/Cora Idlewine
"Jacob Idlewine is Dead at age of 78--Jacob Idlewine, a resident of Salem for the past 48 years, died at 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon at a local hospital at the age of 78 years and eight days. Mr. Idlewine has conducted the Highland nursery on his residence property at 2023 Broadway for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at 1:30 o'clock from the Rigdon mortuary chapel, with the Rev. W.C. Kantner officiating. Interment will be made in the Lee Mission cemetery.
Mr. Idlewine is survived by four children, three daughters and one son: Mrs. Dora Pickens and Mrs. O.D. Binegar, both of Salem; Mrs. Hattie Varenos of Cedar City, Utah; and Harry Ashford of Portland. Eight grand-children also survive." OS Mar 26, 1929 1:6
IIAMS, Edgar E.
b. 15 Jan 1935
d. 08 Aug 1998 D-23-02-03
"Turner--Edgar Iiams, 63, died Saturday. Cause of death was unavailable. He was born in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. He was involved in many trades and was a musician in the Willamette Valley. He was a founding member of the Salem Hot Rod Association and enjoyed restoring old cars.
Survivors include his sons, Michael of Salem, Mitch of Beaverton and Edgar of Turner; daughter, Shay Iiams of Redmond; brothers, Robert Noble of Salem and Darryl of Antelope, Calif.; sisters, Earlene Schlosser of Gold Hill and Carol Heer of Eugene; one grandchild.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Virgil T. Golden Chapel. Interment will be private. Contributions: Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St. NE, Salem, OR 97301." Oregon Statesman August 1998
ILIFF, Lilla B.
d. 12 Aug 1925 OLD 189-08
"At Oregon City, August 12, Mrs. Lilla Bell Iliff, age 68 years. Mother of Joseph Iliff of Chemawa, grandmother of Walter, Amos and Miss Christobel Iliff, all of Chemawa; sister of Mrs. Lydia Franklin of Santa Cruz, Benjamin S. Williams of Los Angeles, and William A. Williams of Dodge City, Kans. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Rigdon mortuary. Rev. Fred Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in the Lee Mission cemetery." Oregon Statesman August 14, 1925 5:3
ILLERT, Elvin Gus
b. 24 Mar 1930
d. 24 Mar 1930 A-44-01-02
"Funeral services for Elvin Gus Illert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Illert, 880 Thompson street were held yesterday at 9 a.m. from the Terwilliger home. Interment was at Lee Mission." OS Mar 26, 1930 5:3 stillborn; per Record of Interment #1223
d. 10 Sep 1968 RA-29-11
on marker w/Maria G. Imig
"Edwin Imig, 88, 4682 Swegle Road NE, died Tuesday at a Salem hospital. He was born at Mosel, Wis., near Sheboygan, and had lived at Salem since 1911. He farmed until retiring about 10 years ago. He was a member of Bethany Bible Church, Salem, until the church disbanded about 1961.
Survivors include the widow, Maria, Salem; sons, Rueben, Salem; brothers, Hugo of Mosel, Wis., and Arthur of Sterling, Colo.; sisters Miss Lidia Imig and Mrs. Elma Sass, both of Plymouth, Wis., Miss Hertha Imig, Portland, Mrs. Laura Kielemeier, San Jose, Calif.; five grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Howell-Edwards mortuary. The family suggests contributions to the American Bible Society." OS Sep 11, 1968 8:2
b.18 Oct 1896
d. 17 Jan 1985 RA-29-10
"Hertha Imig, 88, of 4647 Treeside Drive NE, died Thursday. Born in Mosel Township, Wis., she came here in 1922, later moved to Portland, and returned here in 1977. She worked for the Oregon State Schools for the Blind and for the Deaf. She also worked for the linen mills in Salem. She was a member of Grace Bible Church, Portland.
Surviving are her sister, Alma Sass, Plymouth, Wis.; and nephew, Reuben Imig, Salem. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary. Private interment will be in Lee Mission Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Capital District of Child Evangelism Fellowship." SJ Jan 18, 1985 2B:4
IMIG, Maria G.
d. 31 Oct 1968 RA-29-12
on marker w/Edwin Imig
"Mrs. Marie G. Imig, 83, of 4682 Swegle Road NE, died at her home Thursday morning. She was born in Wisconsin and came to Salem in 1911 after living in Washington.
Surviving are son Reuben Imig, Salem, and five grandsons. Services will be 1p.m. Monday at Howell-Edwards Chapel, Rev. Roger Posthuma officiating. Interment will be at Lee Mission Cemetery. The family requests that those who wish, make contributions to the American Bible Society in care of Howell-Edwards." OS Nov 1, 1968 24:4
IMIG, Myrna R.
d. 08 May 1997 RA-29-09
on marker w/Reuben Imig
IMIG, Paul Norvin
b. 26 Feb 1960
d. 21 Sep 1960 RA-30-09
s/o Reuben & Myrna Imig
"Death Takes Salem Baby--Paul Norvin Imig, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Imig of Salem, died Wednesday in a Portland hospital, after a two months infection illness. He was born in Salem last Feb. 26. In addition to the parents survivors include brothers, Ivan, Allen, David and Ronald, all at home at 4692 Swegle Rd. NE, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Imig and Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Miller, all of Salem. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Howell-Edwards Mortuary, Rev. Walter Huss will officiate." OS Sep 27, 1960 5:8
IMIG, Reuben P.
b. 27 May 1914
d. 16 Oct 1993 RA-29-08
married 22 July 1950
on marker w/Myrna R. Imig
"Reuben P. Imig, 79, of Salem died Saturday. A lifetime Salem resident, he was a farmer and enjoyed mechanics and computers. His memberships included Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church and the Child Evangelism Fellowship. On July 22, 1950, he married Myrna Stover.
Survivors include his wife, sons, Ivan R., Ronald J., and Randahl T., all of Salem, Allen J. of Phoenix, Ariz. and David E. of LaGrande; and 14 grandchildren. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary. Private interment will follow in Lee Mission Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Capital District, P.O. Box 7297, Salem, 97303." SJ Oct 17, 1993 3D:3
INGALLS, Hortense M.
d. 15 Apr 1931 A-23-02-07
RI #1410 Hortense M. Ingalls, age 65, died 15 Apr 1938 of cerebral embalism, buried 20 Apr 1938 Block 1 Sec A Lot NE 1/4 Grave 4 (note that this location does not exist and she is actually buried in A-23-02-07 per other records), space owned by deceased, residence 425 N 23rd St, Salem
"At the residence, 425 North 23rd street, Hortense M. Ingalls, aged 65 years, mother of Mrs. Hortense Manning of Berkeley, Calif., Mrs. Wilma Roberts of Owen, Wis., sister of W.A. Showalter, of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Joseph E. Showalter of Waterloo, Ind., Mrs. Jennie Baxter, Miss Myrtle Showalter and Mrs. Bess M. Hood all of Auburn, Ind. Funeral services will be held from the W.T. Rigdon company chapel, Wednesday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. Committal services Lee Mission cemetery. Dr. James E. Milligan will officiate." OS Apr 19, 1938 5:1
INGALLS, W. Edwin Rev.
b. 24 Oct 1867
d. 24 Apr 1931 A-23-02-08
I shall Arise
RI: #1253 Rev. W. E. Ingalls, age 64, died 25 Apr 1931 of cebral hemorrhage, buried 28 Apr 1931 in block 23 Sec A, Lot 2 Grave 8; 2 spaces ( 7 & 8) purchased
"W. Edwin Ingalls Dies on Saturday--Noted Methodist Minister Ill Many Months; Will Be Buried Tuesday--Death came at two o'clock Saturday afternoon to end the long sufferings of Rev. W. Edwin Ingalls at the family home, 425 N. 23rd street. For three years Rev. Ingalls has been afflicted with paralysis, and has been bedfast for nine weeks. Two weeks ago his condition became critical. Members of the family were sent for, and his wife and their two daughters were with him at the last.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the First Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. B. Earle Parker is making arrangements for the funeral which will be conducted by Bishop Titus Lowe of Portland, assisted by Dr. M.A. Marcy, district superintendent, Rev. A.F. Lacey, and Dr. Parker. Pallbearers will be pastors of churches which Rev. Ingalls formerly served: Rev. E.B. Lockhart, Lebanon; W.S. Gordon, Silverton; Hiram B. Foulke, Jason Lee; J.W. Worrell, Dallas; G.O. Oliver, Hillsboro; J.J. Patton, Beaverton. Interment will take place at Jason Lee Cemetery.
Mr. Ingalls was born in Indiana, October 23, 1867. He attended Tri-State normal at Angola, Ind., and DePauw university, Greencastle. For a number of years he taught in the public schools and later prepared himself for the ministry. He preached at numerous charges of the M.E. church in Indiana, coming to Oregon in 1906.
Besides the churches previously mentioned, he served at Silverton, Sherwood, Amity and several Portland churches including Mt. Scott, Trinity and Pioneer of St. Johns. He was widely known over the Willamette valley as a man of high ideals and sound moral principles. He labored diligently in the service of his church and his Master. He left Jason Lee to enter Y.M.C.A. work during the war, taking training at Stanford and Columbia and serving overseas.
In 1891 Rev. Ingalls was married to Miss Hortense M. Showalter at Auburn, Indiana. Three children were born to them, one of whom, Keith, a son, died in infancy. Two daughters and four grandchildren survive; also two sisters, one a twin, Mrs. Lillian E. Garber of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Lana Clark, Pleasant Lake, Ind.; and one brother, Dr. A.T. Ingalls, a prominent surgeon of Los Angeles." OS Apr 26, 1931 16:1
INGERSOLL, Isaac N.
d. 08 Sep 1894 OLD 115-01
moved to City View lot 4-n1/2-1-14-A; originally buried in OLD 115-01, obit OS Sep 9, 1894 8:3
d. 14 Sep 1952 C-46-03-06
Interment Record #1789: Robert Ingram, colored; suicide by drowning
IRISH, Kavon Barnes
b. 08 Oct 1959
d. 15 Jun 1996 RA-58-07
Beloved Daughter & Sister
d/o Robert E. and Sharon A. Irish
IRISH, Laura M.
b. 21 Sep 1905.
d. 28 Nov 1987 RA-56-10
on marker w/Laurence K. Irish
"Laura M. Irish, 82, of Salem died Saturday. She was born in Barneveld, Wis., and moved to Salem from Neillsville, Wis. She retired in 1970 as sales manager of the stationery department at Meier & Frank in Salem. She was a member of the West Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters Donna Schuck and Joan Keefer, and her sons Robert Irish and Keith Irish, all of Salem. Visiting will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rigdon-Ransom mortuary in Salem. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Mission Cemeterpy. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund." OS Nov 30, 1987 2B:3 w/photo
IRISH, Laurence K.
d. 07 Jan 1962 RA-56-09
on marker w/Laura M. Irish
"Death Claims Laurence Irish--Laurence K. Irish, 57, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the home, 1545 Paza NW, from what was apparently a heart attack. Resident of this area for five years, he distributed his own grain cleaner device for which he held a patent. He was born at Rochester, Minn. Irish attended First Baptist Church.
Surviving are the widow, Laura, Salem; two sons, Robert and Keith, both Salem; daughters, Mrs. Joan Kefer and Miss Donna Mae Irish, Salem; two brothers and one sister. Funeral arrangements will be announced by W.T. Rigdon Mortuary." OS Jan 8, 1962 5:4
IRISH, Robert E.
b. 25 Sep 1933
d. Reserved RA-58-09
on marker w/Sharon A. Irish
IRISH, Sharon A.
b. 15 Jan 1939
d. 29 Jan 1993 RA-58-08
on marker w/Robert E. Irish
"Sharon Ann Irish, 54, of Salem died Friday. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and moved with her family to the United States in 1951. She became a U.S. citizen and moved to Salem. She married Robert E. Irish on Sept. 19, 1964, in Salem. She was a member of Riviera Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband; son, Robert L. of Salem; daughters, Kavon Irish of Salem, and Laura Knudsen of Milwaukie, brother, Myles McMillan of Aumsville; sisters, Janice DeLapp of Hillsboro, and Judy Marsland of Salem; and one grandchild. Graveside services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lee Mission Cemetery. Memorial services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden mortuary. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund." SJ Feb. 1, 1993 3E:1
IRVINE, Margaret Hadley
d. 13 Oct 1852 OLD 201-01
b. Baltimore, MD 1794; died Salem, OR 13 Oct 1852 having only that day arrived via ox team; w/o Jesse Irvine, mother of Ann E. McCormick, Mary L. Claggett, Elizibeth H. Claggett, Samuel, James, Robert, Jesse, and Benjamin Irvine per notation on Interment map
IRWIN, Charles L.
b. 15 Jun 1881 Union Co, TN
d. 24 Mar 1906 D-25-03-05
son of Jess & Margaret
"Irwin--At the home of his parents, on North 18th street, on Saturday morning, March 24, 1906, at 12:10, Charles Irwin, aged 24 years, 9 months and 9 days, of lung trouble. Until about a year ago the deceased was employed at the Model Shaving parlors, but his health began to fail and since then he has been traveling with a hope of finding relief, but returned home a short time back unimproved. The young man was a general favorite among his associates and was industrious and honorable in all his dealings. He was a member of the Modern Woodsmen of America. Funeral arrangements later." OS Mar 24, 1906 5:4
b. 02 Mar 1851 TN
d. 31 Oct 1926 D-25-03-07
"E. Irwin died at 265 north Twenty-first street, Oct 31, at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his widow, Mary O.; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Dalerius of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. C.W. Bogart of Lebanon and Mrs. William Walck of Vancouver, Wash; two sons, Moss T. and T.C. both of Salem; two brothers, Harvey and Buck of Knoxville, Tenn., and four sisters, Mrs. James Beeler, Mrs. Gibson Sharp, Mrs. Alfred Oulsey and Mrs. George Snoderly, off of Knoxville, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at Webb's funeral parlors with interment in Jason Lee cemetery." CJ Nov 1, 1926 11:8 s/o William and Rachel (Loy) Irwin; husband of Mary O.; died of cerebral hemorrhage per D/C #717 Record of Interment #1095
IRWIN, George M. Rev
d. 23 Aug 1911 OLD 192-02
on marker w/Sarah E. Irwin
"Dr. G.M. Irwin Dead--Ex Official Stricken At Age of 78--Former Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chemawa Indian School Dies in Seattle--Seattle, Wash., Aug 23.--(Special)--Rev. George M. Irwin, D.D., aged 78 years, minister of the Riverton Methodist Episcopal Church, and formerly prominent in educational fields of Oregon and Alaska, died at his home, 1916 Seventh avenue West, today.
Dr. Irwin was born in Dayton, O., and attended Wesleyan University. About 30 years ago he went to Walla Walla, Wash., and later went to Oregon to take charge of the Methodist Churches at Union and LaGrande, in which district he later became presiding elcer. He left the church work, however, when he was appointed superintendent of Chemawa Indian training school, near Salem, Or., for services he had rendered in the Blaine campaign.
After he had held this position for several years he was appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Oregon in 1894, and held that office until 1898. He passed a year in the East where his wife was doing postgraduate work in medicine and when he returned, he was appointed United States Commissioner of Instruction at Douglas, Alaska, where he remained until 1906. While in Alaska he was sent to represent the Territory at the exposition at St. Louis by Governor Brady, of Alaska, and there delivered the official oration on Alaska.
One daughter, Mrs. Arthur Dayton, of Astoria,Or., one son, George H. Irwin of Portland, and a widow, Mrs. Lillian C. Irwin, survive Dr. Irwin. The body will be sent to Salem for burial." Oreg Aug 24, 1911 4:2
IRWIN, James Polk
b. 16 Mar 1883
d. 17 Feb 1909 D-25-03-06
"Irwin--At the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Irwin, 69 North Cottage street, at 12 o'clock Wednes-day, February 17, 1909, J.P. Irwin, of tuberculosis, aged 25 years and 11 months.
The deceased was born in Tennessee, and has resided in Salem for the past eight years. He leaves, besides his parents, a young wife and little son of about one year, and the following brothers and sisters: William, Moss, Teddy and Edith of Salem, Mrs. C.W.
Bogard, of Lebanon, and Mrs. Paul Valerius, of Bellingham, Washington, who has been here for the past two months.
The funeral will take place from the home Friday at 2 p.m., the services being conducted by the Rev. H.A. Deck, pastor of the Evangelical church. Interment will be made in Lee Mission cemetery." DOS Feb 18, 1909 4:5-6 s/o E. & Mary O. (Hill) Irwin; born TN; laborer; m'd; died of pulmonary tuberculosis per D/C #721
IRWIN, Sarah E.
b. 14 Jul 1837
d. 20 Sep 1893 OLD 192-01
wife of Rev. G.M. Irwin
on marker w/Rev. Geo. M. Irwin
"Irwin--At the family home in Yew Park, Salem, September 20, 1893, from a complication of diseases, Sarah E. Irwin, aged 56 years, 2 months and 6 days.
Deceased was born in Cecil county, Maryland, July 14, 1837, and when 2 years old went with her mother to Illinois, her father having died six months after her birth. In 1857 she was married to Rev. G.M. Irwin and since then she has at all times been a helpmeet for him. The funeral services will be held at the First M.E. church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Grannis, pastor of the church officiating." OS Sep 21, 1893 4:4
IRWIN, William W.
b. 09 Mar 1874
d. 08 Feb 1915 D-25-03-04
"Irwin--At the family residence, 255 Division street, Salem, Monday, Feb-ruary 8, 1915, at 7 a.m., William W. Irwin, aged 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, aged 6 and 9 years, his parents, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Rigdon & Richardson Wednesday at 2 p.m., under the auspices of the First Church of Christian Scientist, Salem. Interment will be at the Lee Mission cemetery with the Modern Woodmen in charge." OS Feb 9, 1915 3:2 s/o Emanuel & Mary (Hill) Irwin per D/C #616
IVANOVA, Mariya Nikolayevna
b. 25 Mar 1925
d. 22 Feb 2008 RA-03-07
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