Wm G. Pickett – Oregon Pioneer dies Sunday July 23, 1899


Wm G Pickett - Milliorn Cemetery Junction City, Lane County Oregon
Wm G Pickett – Milliorn Cemetery Junction City, Lane County Oregon

“DIED – Wm G. Pickett died Sunday July 23, 1899 at the home of J P Milliorn at Junction [City, Oregon].  He was aged 73 and a much respected pioneer.  The Oregonian has the following mention of him. 

W G Pickett an old pioneer died this morning at 5 o’clock, after a long illness at the age of 73.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dr L L White; also a brother G W Pickett a capitalist of San Francisco.  Both are here.  Mrs. Joyce of Texas, is a sister.  Mr. Pickett was a son-in-law of John Milliorn an old Pioneer.  He was born in Arkansas, in 1828, crossed the plains with Senator James H. Slater in 1853, and had been a resident of the state ever since, except that for the last ten years health had compelled him to spend much of this time in Texas and he engaged business in Dalles.  He carried the express fearlessly through the Rogue river country during the Modoc Indian war.  He had many friends here.” Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR)  July 29, 1899, pg. 5, col. 2.

Wm G. Picket and his wife Mary Milliorn-Pickett Luper and their children Ada and Benia are buried at the Historic Milliorn Cemetery in Junction City, Lane Co., Oregon.  Wm G Pickett was born Jan 15, 1827 and died July 23, 1899.  The Junction City Historical Society maintains the cemetery and files on those buried there.



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