Capt. Packard Notable Eugene Citizen

Captain N L Packard headstone

Captain N. L. Packard

Born at Camden Maine
July 4, 1818
Died at Eugene Oregon
Feb 22, 1892
Eugene Masonic Cemetery

Capt. N. L. Packard died at an early hour this morning at the residence of Mrs. Phoebe Kinsey in Eugene, aged 73 years, 7 months and 18 days, after a protracted illness of a dropsical nature. 

Capt. Packard was born in Camden, Knox county, Maine, July 4, 1818, and there resided until the age of 15 hears when he commenced a seafaring life, continuing  at that occupation for 16 years, attaining the position of a commander.  Abandoning nautical life in 1849 he paid his relatives a visit, and then came via the Isthmus of Panama to San Francisco, arriving there in September.  He followed mining in different parts of California until 1861 when he proceeded to Idaho, remaining there three years.  In 1864 he came to Oregon making his home for the first year in Gardiner, Coos county.  In 1865 he came to Eugene where he remained until his death.  In February, 1867 he married Mrs. Mary Skinner, widow of the founder of Eugene.  Her death occurred June 4, 1881.

Capt. Packard was an estimable gentleman.  His unaffected social qualities made friends of all acquaintances.  The funeral will take place from the family residence, corner of Fourth and Lawrence streets, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The services will be conducted by Rev. D. E. Loveridge assisted by Prof. Thomas Condon.  the interment will be at the Masonic cemetery, and will be conducted by Eugene lodge A.F. & A.M., of which deceased was a member.  Eugene (OR) Daily Guard, Feb. 22, 1892. 


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