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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ John Breckenridge Waldo ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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John Breckenridge Waldo
LAST NAME: Waldo FIRST NAME: John MIDDLE NAME: Breckenridge NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE: Judge GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: 6 Oct 1844 DIED: 2 Sep 1907 BURIED: 3 Sep 1907
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Attorney; Judge; State Legislature; Farmer
BIRTH PLACE:  Waldo Hills, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1907) #4625 - John Breckenridge Waldo, male, white, b. Oct. 6, 1844 in Waldo Hills, Oregon; son of Daniel Waldo, b. West Virginia and Melinda Lunsford, b. Kentucky; Lawyer & Farmer. Died at Farm Home in Waldo Hills, near Macleay, Oregon on Sept 2, 1907, Age: 62 years, 10 months, 27 days; Informant: Mrs. C. H. Waldo of Macleay, Oregon. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery on Sept. 4, 1907; Funeral home: W. T. Rigdon. 

PRAIRIE CHICKENS -- Judge J. B. Waldo and W. A. Taylor, of Macleay, have just received a dozen prairie chickens from Eastern Oregon. Those choice game birds have been turned loose on the Waldo farm and hunters are requested not to shoot them, in order to let them multiply for future sport. 
Capital Journal, 8 Feb. 1895, 4:2. 

SEE ALSO: http://salemhistory.net/people/p002.htm 

Statesman-Journal, Sept. 2, 2004, Sec. E, pg.1: Willamette Nation Forest offers three hikes following Waldo's Treks.

PHOTOGRAPH NOTES:
The picture of Judge Waldo is courtesy of the Salem (Oregon) Public Library Historic Photograph Collections.  The following caption accompanies the photograph: "John Breckenridge Waldo (October 6, 1844 to September 2,1907) was the son of pioneers. He was an Oregon jurist, legislator and farmer. Waldo was born in the Waldo Hills, Marion County. He graduated from Willamette University, 1866, and in 1870 was admitted to the bar, practicing at Salem. A Republican, he was elected a supreme court judge for the Oregon Supreme Court, 1880, serving four years. In 1889 he served in the Oregon legislature. With his brother William, and John Minto he explored and named many features of the Cascades".
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ANOTHER OF OREGON'S BEST MEN GARNERED BY THE GRIM REAPER
Judge John B. Waldo Passes Quietly Away in his Country Retreat
Most Promising Career Interrupted in Early Stage by Distressing Illness
After a protracted illness, Judge John B. Waldo, jurist, statesman and one of the most prominent Grange workers in the state, passed peacfully away at his farm home in the Waldo Hills, at 5 o'clock last evening of a complication of ailments, aged 63 years, 11 months and 27 days. Funeral services will be held at Macleay Grange Hall, Wednesday, September 4, at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. P. S. Knight, and interment will had in Odd Fellow's cemetery at 1 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day. 
John Breckenredge Waldo, son of the late Daniel Waldo, was born upon the old homestead in the Waldo Hills, October 6, 1844. He graduated from Willamette University in 1863, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He was elected Justice of the supreme court in 1880, but retired from the bench in 1886 on account of asthma, and has since lived a quiet country life. He served one term in the state legislature in 1889 and was instrumental in having the Cascade forest reserve set aside, comprising over 4,000,000 acres of timber land. 
He was married in Portland, October 8, 1877 to Miss Clara Humason, of The Dalles, and but one child was born to this union, Edith H. Waldo. The widow and child survive him. He is also survived by one brother, William Waldo, of this city, and Mrs. Mary P. Logan, of Seattle, a sister. 
Oregon Statesman, Sept. 3, 1907; 1:1.
INSCRIPTION: 
John Breckenridge Waldo
1844 - 1907
SOURCES: 
LR 
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1907) #4625 
DAR pg 18 
Rigdon, Book 4, pg 15 
OS 3 Sep 1907 1:1
CONTACTS: 
Brian Waldo Johnson, 450 Walnut Dr. S., Monmouth, OR 97361
LOT: 128 SPACE: 1 SW LONGITUDE:  LATITUDE: 
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