Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Marion B. Lingo ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Marion B. Lingo
BORN: 26 Mar 1843 DIED: 10 Dec 1869 BURIED: 12 Dec 1869
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Medical Doctor, Professor of Anatomy at Willamette University
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
1860 OR CENSUS - Marion B. Lingo, age 16, b. Missouri, is enumerated with the family of James W. and Sinthia Harpole.
MARRIAGE - "M. B. Lingo & Mary E. McAfee, m 29 Oct 1867 at house of Dr. McAfee; J. H. Wythe, M. G. Wit: James W. & Mrs. McAfee Consent of J. W. McAfee #1007 & Bk 1 pg 68"
Died, at his residence in this city, on the 10th of December, 1869, Marion B. Lingo, of typhoid fever, in the 27th year of his age.
Dr. Lingo was a native of Missouri, from whence he moved to Oregon, and settled with his relatives in Lane county, in 1852. He received his degree if M. D. from Toland Medical College, of San Francisco, and for some years had been engaged in his profession at this place. He was Professor of Anatomy in the Willamette University, and enthusiast in the profession, and gave great promise of a bright future.
As a neighbor, friend, brother, he was endeared to all by his genial disposition, he reas unostentatious generosity, and his high ideas of integrity and uprightness of character. As a member of this community, of his profession, and of the various societies, he leaves a vacancy that will not soon be filled. His own family, of whom there is an aged mother, a brother, a young wife and an infant child, mourn for him as fond hearts mourn the gentle and the true; but amid their sorrow, they can remember his every act with pride, down to the last hour of consciousness. On Sunday last he spoke freely of his approaching end, arranged his business affairs, expressed his wish that the Medical Faculty, who have attended him with all the fidelity and care and skill possible, should take charge of his remains, and that afterwards he should be buried by the orders of Odd Fellow and Good Templars. He commended his wife and child to his bretheran, bid his farewell, said that he was prepared to die and wished to go home, and then relapsed into unconsciousness, nevermore to recognize his friends on earth. At five o'clock yesterday morning he was discovered to be sinking, and at ten minutes after two he quietly went to sleep.
The remains will be conveyed from the residence to the institute Chapel, at ten a.m. tomorrow, where the services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Stratton.
Daily Oregon Statesman 11 Dec 1869

The Funeral of Dr. Lingo
The University chapel was crowded to its utmost capacity on Sunday last by the friends of the deceased Dr. Lingo, who were there to attend the funeral services. Prayer was offered Dr. Rounds, President of the University, resolutions of the Faculty and by the students were read by Dr. Payton, and a sermon of which all speak in the highest terms, delivered by Rev. C. C. Stratton. The coffin was then opened and more than five hundred person went forward to take their farewell look at the familiar features, after which the procession moved to the Cemetery. The Medical Faculty were next to the bearers, then the Odd Fellows, and then the Good Templars.
Not withstanding the rain, quite a number followed the remains to the grave, where the impressive rites of the Odd Fellows were led by Rev. J. L. Parrish.
Daily Oregon Statesman 14 Dec 1869

LINGO--In Salem December 10th, 1869, M. B. Lingo, M. D. , in the 27th year of his age. Dr. Lingo came to Oregon in 1852 and here grew up to man’s estate. In 1865 he was graduated to the degree of M.D. in the Toland Medical Institute, San Francisco. Soon afterward he was elected a member of the Medical Faculty of Willamette University, and at the time of his death was filling the chair of Anatomy.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the University, where his brothers of the order of Odd Fellows and Good Templars, and a large concourse of citizens assembled in testimony of regard to his memory. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery according to the rules of that order.
Pacific Christian Advocate 18 Dec 1869 2:7
Dr. M. B. Lingo
Dec. 10, 1869
26 years, 8 months, 15 days

(stone broken and off of base - June 2002)
DAR pg 44
1860 OR CENSUS (Lane Co., Briees, ED 233, pg 462)
Marriage Records of Marion County Oregon, 1849-1871, Vol. I, pg 65
DOS 11 Dec 1869
DOS 14 Dec 1869
PCA 18 Dec 1869 2:7
LOT: 458 SPACE: 2 SW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.199' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.847'