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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ George Paine Litchfield ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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George Paine Litchfield
LAST NAME: Litchfield FIRST NAME: George MIDDLE NAME: Paine NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE:  GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: 23 Jun 1840 DIED: 4 Jul 1925 BURIED: 6 Jul 1925
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Indian agent, Circuit Court bailiff
BIRTH PLACE:  West Woodstock, Windom Co., Connecticut
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 

1880 OR CENSUS - Geo. P. Litchfield, age 39, b. Connecticut, (both parents b. Connecticut), occupation retail grocer, is enumerated with wife Mary A., age 38, b. Oregon (both parents b. Pennsylvania), along with children Chas. L., age 12, b. Oregon, Alma R., age 10, b. Oregon, Frank P., age 8, b. Oregon, Cora G., age 5, b. Oregon, and Geor F., age 3, b. Oregon, and mother Rebecca Craft, age 71, widow, b. Pennsylvania. Also enumerated is a servant, Tillie Johnson, age 16, b. Wisconsin.

1900 OR CENSUS George P. Litchfield (b June 1840, Connecticut, married 33y, occupation collector) enumerated with wife Mary A. (b Jan 1847, Oregon, mother of 8 children, 7 living at time of census) and 4 children, all born in Oregon, Frank P. (b Jan 1872), Cora J. (b Sept 1874), George F. (b Jan 1877) and Helen A. (b Oct 1885)

DEATH CERTIFICATE: 

OSBH DC (Marion County 1925) #477 - George Payne Litchfield, male, widowed (Aurelia), b. 23 June 1840 in Connecticut, d. 4 Jul 1925 in Salem, Oregon (1082 Center) at the age of 85 years, name of father Lorenzo Litchfield (b. Conn.), maiden name of mother Lydia Paine (b. Conn.), interment 6 Jul, undertkaer Rigdon & Son, informant Miss Helen Litchfield of Salem.
 

OBITUARY: 

GEORGE LITCHFIELD STRICKEN AT HOME. ONE OF SALEM'S OLDEST AND BEST KNOWN CITIZENS IS CALLED YESTERDAY. OLDEST MASON IN CITY. 
Member for Half Century; Circuit Court Bailiff for Years; Funeral Services Will be Held Monday. 
George P. Litchfield passed to his reward at his home, 1082 Center street, yesterday afternoon, July 4, aged 85 years, and thus ended the earthly career of one of Salem's oldest and best known citizens. George Paine Litchfield was born June 22, 1840, at West Woodstock, Windom county, Connecticut. He came to Oregon in 1861. He was married in 1886 to Aurelia Craft, one of the first white children born in Salem. She died in 1918. 
As a young man, Mr. Litchfield was in the United States Indian service on the Grand Ronde and the Siletz reservations. He was ever a great and trusted friend of the Indians. He had for some time been the oldest Mason in Salem. He had been a member for over 60 years. He was a member of Salem lodge No. 4 for over 50 years. He was a member, for 53 years of the First Methodist church. Mr. Litchfield was for many years in the grocery business in Salem. He was a pioneer member of the A. O. U. W. He had been for a number of years bailiff of the circuit court for Marion county. 
He had been about his duties up to almost the last. He was stricken suddenly with heart failure, at his home. He was about the house in his slippers and with his clothes on when the summons came. But he was ready. He had lived a clean life and one of helpfulness and usefulness. He had been loyal to his friends, his church, his party (the Republican party), and to his every duty as he saw it. He was prepared and unafraid. 
The living children are Charles L. of Portland, George F. of Salem; Mrs. Alma Schindler of Salem, Mrs. Cora (Thomas) Holman of Salem, Mrs. Gertrude Scott of Salem, and Miss Helen Litchfield of Salem. There are ten granchildren and one great grandchild. 
The funeral services will be Monday, July 6, at 3:30 at Rigdon's mortuary. Rev. Fred O. Taylor of the First Methodist church will have charge, and perhaps Rev. John Parsons, a former pastor, will assist. Salem Lodge No. 4 of the Masons, will have charge at the grave. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. 
Oregon Statesman 5 July 1925 1:1

INSCRIPTION: 

Geo. Paine Litchfield 
1840 - 1925

SOURCES: 

LD 
OSBH DC (Marion County 1925) #477 
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., East Salem Pct., ED 80, FA #211) 
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Salem, ED 131, sheet 6A)

OS 5 July 1925 1:1

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LOT: 054 SPACE: 1 SW LONGITUDE:  LATITUDE: 
 
 

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