“Muser – At the family residence, 172 West Eighth street, Eugene, Saturday April 11, 1903, at 5 a.m. Mrs. C. F. Muser, aged 75 years.
Deceased was born in Switzerland, July 11, 1928, came to the United States in 1856 with her husband, C.F. Muser, moved to Lane County in 1873.
The funeral will be held today from the family residence to I.O.O.F cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. F. Woodward.”
Eugene Morning Register – April 12, 1903, pg. 5.
The other side of the marker reads, “Chas. F. Muser, born June 4, 1828, died Aug. 6, 1906 – Father”
This is one of the fine examples of the “Zinc” grave markers found throughout the Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) . The markers, also known as “White Bronze” were marketed as superior to stone because of their natural resistance to deterioration.