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Harney County, Oregon, Cemetery Records
This database contains names of persons buried in Harney County, Oregon.
Located in the southeast portion of Oregon, the three counties of Harney, Lake,
and Malheur comprise much of the sparsely populated portion of the state through
which many of the migration trails existed. This database seeks to illuminate
many of those who were buried in Harney County with a few from Lake and Malheur
counties between 1881 and 1970. It includes obituaries taken from Burns Times
Herald between 1964 and 1970. Information provided includes the name of the
deceased, birth and death dates and burial location; relationships, survivors,
and family information are provided for many. With over 4,600 names in a land
area much larger than Massachusetts, this collection represents some of the early
settlers' families who traveled through or remained in this area and provides
clues for the researcher to extend families and ancestry.
Not all known cemeteries are included for Harney County, Oregon. Some not listed
include the grave on the Center Patrol Road marked by a stone placed there by
the Harney County Genealogical Society; the Old Indian Cemetery west of Burns
Cemetery, and the New Indian Cemetery just north of Burns, Oregon. Obvious Indian
burial grounds and many unmarked graves exist in the forested and prairie areas
of the county. Due to great distance, other cemeteries including Andrews, Denio,
and Fields cemeteries were missed. This record compiles the cemetery project of
members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from the 1950s and
1960s under the direction of Mrs. Guy W. (Larue P.) Leslie.