Monday, October 26, 2009

Clatsop Plains Pioneer Cemetery

The husband's cousin came for a visit this past weekend. (a.k.a. Adele) So we headed for the beach! What a BEAUTIFUL weekend. The weather was incredible! Absolutely perfect. We enjoyed every bit of it. And of course I had to drag her through a cemetery. LOL I've had my eye on this cemetery for a while now. We drive by it when we're toodl'n round at the coast.

It sits behind this wonderful old church The Clatsop Plains Cemetery established in 1846-1850. It is located right off Hwy. 101 about 9 miles north of Seaside, Oregon.
A beautiful stone

Such a beautiful day
Rolling hills

Interesting plot.

Pardon the scrunched up face. LOL. (I must'v been squinting because of the sun and trying to read the old stone). This family seemd to have lead an interesting life. Richard Hobson was born in 1829 in England, died on the Jane A. Falkenburg between Honolulu and Astoria in 1878. George John Hobson born in Oregon 1854, died in Australia in 1855. James Robert Hobson born in Australia, drowned in the Skipanon in 1863. (the Skipanon is a tributary of the Columbia River). Click on the photo below to see one person's genealogy of Richard Hobson. Wooden and tugs at the heart strings
Thanks husband's cousin for walkin through the cemetery with me. ;o)


Missy Ann said...

This family seemd to have lead an interesting life. Richard Hobson was born in 1829 in England, died on the Jane A. Falkenburg

As I was skimming your post I read the above as "lead an interesting life... died ON Jane A. Falkenburg".


jona said...

I LOVE cemeteries! Portland has some wonderful pioneer cemeteries. I've driven past this one a few times and always wanted to stop. The little steeple is so pretty to look at from the highway. Next time I'm up there I'll add this to my "to do" list for sure.

Adele said...

anytime! :) nice pics, BTW, hehhehee....

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Cemeteries ARE such interesting places to visit...grandpa had one next to his house, and were allowed to explore as children if we were respectful...we always were!

Needled Mom said...

Looks beautiful! I love reading old headstones. They can be so interesting.

Dandelion Wishes said...

Yes, interesting indeed. How amazing to think you would immigrate all the way over here to Bacchus March, Melbourne, Australia and the some 5 years later turn around and go home again. My mother lived in this area of Melbourne when she first married, nearly 70 years ago and it was desolate then! I can't imagine what it was like in the 1800's! We are indeed a young country, down-under!

Becky said...

Jodi, you are so funny! I like the cemeteries too. Do you ever get a giggle fit at some of the names? I do. Then again, My [Grand]Mama was named Ima with sister Eura, Iona, Lovie, Birdie and Nannie!!! Last name Walker.

I think I'll post my cemetery pics for VTT in honor of Halloween.


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