A.L. Humphrey – Oregon Pioneer dies May 18, 1880

Willamette Valley from Spencer’s Butte
Lane County, Oregon

“ANOTHER PIONEER GONE

Mr. A.L. Humphrey died at his residence on Long Tom May 18, 1880.  He was born in Hartford Conn., Sept 27, 1795, came to Oregon about the year 1847, and was married to his now bereaved and aged wife in 1855.  In 1851 he settled where he lived until called away by death.  By honest toil he accumulated a good share of material in land, money and personal property; lived a highly respectable life, and has left behind him a spotless name.  At about 28 years of age he made a profession of religion and united with the M.E. church, and although living for the last thirty years where his religious privileges were few yet he continued faithful, and as age and infirmities pressed him down was often seen in secret supplicating a Throne of Grace.  He was brought to Eugene City for interment, and from the residence of his niece, Mrs. Judge Risdon, where his funeral services were conducted by the writer, his remains were taken to the Odd Fellow cemetery, where now rests all that is mortal of Father Humphrey.  I.D. Driver.”  Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR), May 29, 1880, pg. 5, col. 3.  University of Oregon Knight Library, Newspaper Collection.

The Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF) lists the following burial information in block 199, plots 5-6.  Eliza Ann Humphrey, born 1/19/1809 in Tennessee and died 8/13/1885.  A.L. Humphrey born 9/27/1795 in Connecticut and died 5/18/1880.    There are about a dozen other Humphreys buried at the Pioneer Cemetery.

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