Burial space of Gil Quivey
Gil Quivey is buried in this space in the Northwest section at Mount Union Cemetery with no grave marker. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on March 24, 1897, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4.

Death of G.W. Quivey.

The mortal remains of G.W. Quivey were laid to rest in the Newton cemetery Sunday. The paralytic stroke sustained by Mr. Quivey on Monday of last week, ended in his death at one o’clock Saturday morning. The result was not unexpected for, it has been an open secret for months that the paralytic stroke sustained by him last year would most likely be followed by others of the sort, and that the victims doom must surely be sealed in one of them. Though for a time he rallied from last week’s stroke, the malady finally triumphed over his strength, and the figure that has been a familiar one on Corvallis streets for nearly a third of a century will be seen no more.

The funeral occurred Sunday forenoon at the family residence, and the services were conducted by Dr. E.J. Thompson. His wife, his mother, his brother, John Quivey and numerous old-time friends attended the obsequies.

Gilbert W. Quivey was born in Ohio in 1837. Forty four years ago with his parents he crossed the plains. In the same train was the late lamented Col. Kelsay. At the age of seventeen young Quivey received a certificate for teaching school from Silas Newcomb, who then resided on what is now known as Newton farm near the Newton cemetery. February 2, 1861 he was first married, his wife living only sixteen months thereafter. November 7, 1886 he married Mary Butler, who now survives him. The mother and one brother survive, the father and three brothers having gone before.

Mr. Quivey spent some time, during the sixties in Montana and Idaho, and in the latter state was for a time in the drug business as a partner of the late Thomas Graham. At one time he was a practicing physician, and the editor of a paper in Idaho. He also edited a newspaper in Independence, and, during the seventies first with Mulkey and later with Cass Humphrey published the Benton Democrat. A few years ago he became a member of the firm of Creighton & Quivey and for a time prospered in business, but misfortunates finally came.

Gil Quivey was well known in the county. Most of the time during 44 years he was one of our people. Though his life was humble, his faults were few, hence who among us will not pause long enough to drop a kindly remembrance over his bier as he lay down in the last, long sleep.

Published as it appeared on March 26, 1897, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 2.

G.W. Quivey died Saturday morning. He was buried Sunday in the Newton cemetery. Mr. Quivey was sixty years old. He cross the plains in ’53 and has since resided on the coast and most of the time in Benton county. He, for awhile, was in the newspaper business. Mr. Quivey leaves a wife, but no children.