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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Edward Sexton Lamport ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Edward Sexton Lamport
BORN: 2 Jul 1845 DIED: 15 May 1912 BURIED: 17 May 1912
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Businessman; Saddler & Harness Manufacturer.
BIRTH PLACE:  Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1912) #1647 - James Sexton Lamport, male, married, b. 2 Jul 1845 in Woodstock, Canada, d. 15 May 1912 in Salem, Oregon (Commercial St.) at the age of 66 years 10 months 13 days, occupation - Harness manufacturer, name of father Edward (b. England), maiden name of mother Sexton (b. England), interment IOOF 17 May 1912, undertaker G. E. Terwilliger.
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861 - 1934 - Lamport, Edward S., (Alias John Wilson; widow Lillian B. Lamport; service F. 1 Conn Cav.;
E. S. Lamport, one of the Best Known Salem Citizens is Dead. 
Passes Away Yesterday. 
His Death Was Not Entirely Unexpected. 
Edward Sexton Lamport, the pioneer business man of this city, passed away yesterday morning shortly after 8 o'clock. He had been ailing for some little time but was unable to be about only since Friday evening. He had been unconscious since Saturday, rallying only once sufficiently to recognize any of the family. The direct cause of his death was a lump on the brain. Though knowing he could not live long, the shock was great, not only to the family but to the whole community, as he was well known and highly esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. 
He was the son of Edward Lamport, a native of England, and was born at Woodstock, upper Canada in 1845. His earlier education was received in the dominion, and in 1863 he went to New Haven, Connecticut where, at the age of 18 he enlisted as bugler in Company F, First Connecticut Cavalry under Colonel Ives. He was sent to the front and was in active service under Generals Fitzpatrick, Custer and Sheridan in the battles of Shenandoah valley, also before Petersburg. His regiment also participated in the grand review at Washington at the close of the war; they then did provost duty until 1865, when they returned to New Haven. 
After this Mr. Lamport went to Binghampton, New York, with an army friend who was a harness maker and it was of him that he learned his trade. He returned to Canada in 1868 but did not stay long, determining to join his brother, who was in Oregon. 
He reached Oregon City where he lived until the following year, 1869, when he came to Salem opening a harness shop near the present location of the Elite café, where he did business until 1873, when he moved to 219 North Commercial street and was there until about a year ago. He then removed to his present location at 223 North Commercial. 
He was not only the pioneer business man of this city, but was the first retail harness and saddlery dealer of the Pacific coast. His first customer in this city was Lewis Savage, who has continued for the forty-two years of which he has been in business here, to patronize him. 
He was married in 1886 to Miss Lillian B. Stevens a daughter of Dudley Stevens of San Francisco, a pioneer of California. 
Mr. Lamport has been one of Salem's leading citizens, was a member of the G. A. R., of the Foresters and was for a time a member of the city council. He was well known throughout the state, not only as a prosperous business man but as one who never failed to give substantial aid to his less fortunate fellow men, being generous to a fault. He was not a member of any church but carried out the golden rule, leading a life of honesty, integrity, uprightness and generosity, much loved and highly esteemed by all. 
Surviving are a wife and three sons, Frederick and Merrill of this city and Edward H. of Medford, who is a son by his former marriage, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. The funeral services will be held at the First Congregational church, at 2:30 Friday, Rev. P. S. Knight officiating. 
Oregon Statesman 16 May 1912 1:6
Edward S. Lamport 
1845 - 1912
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1912) #1647 
Terwilliger Vol. 2 No. 241
Chapman Scrapbook, pg 183. [May 15, 1912 written on the clipping] 
OS 16 May 1912 1:6

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