John Milliorn aged Oregon Pioneer dies March 12, 1890

“An Aged Pioneer Dead.

Milliorn Cemetery - Junction City Oregon

Another of the pioneers who laid the foundation of our state is dead.  John Milliorn died at his home in Junction [City, OR], Wednesday evening, March 12, at 9:30 o’clock,  aged 86 years.  Mr. Milliorn was born in Virginia, moved to Tennessee, thence to Missouri and emigrated to Oregon in 1852, locating on the land that now comprises the town site of Junction.  For many years, when the overland stage route ran from Portland to Sacramento, he kept the stage station on his farm, and many old travelers have cause to remember his hospitality.  His wife died last May, after being his married partner for 64 years.  “Uncle Johnnie” as he was familiarly called was as good a man as every trod the soil of Lane county.  Genial in his conversation and habits, friendly to his fellow men, he will be missed from the streets of Junction.  He held the position of county commissioner of Lane county from 1860-1862.  The burial took place in the family burying ground west of Junction Friday.  Three sons and three daughters survive him. T.A. Milliorn and J.P. Milliorn of Junction, Wm Milliorn, of Crook county, Mrs. Jas. Hoffman and Mrs. Henry Hoffman of Eugene and Mrs. John Powell of East Portland.”  Eugene City Guard, Mar. 15, 1890, pg. 5, col. 6.

According to the Junction City Historical Society, many of the burials at the Milliorn Cemetery have a connection to the family.  Some (mostly children) seem to have been neighbors and very early residents of this area.  The Junction City Historical Society has had the deed to the cemetery for about three years.  The society has some information on file about most of the burials. 

To see a list of burials at the cemetery click this link: Milliorn Cemetery Link.


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