Mount Union Cemetery
A grave marker for Joseph M. Gray, a Beaver Creek district resident who died in 1917, is not listed in the cemetery’s online directory. A short item published about his death and Mr. Gray’s death certificate both show Newton Cemetery (an alternative name of Mount Union Cemetery that was formerly used) as his place of burial. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on July 3, 1917, in the Oregon Daily Journal (Portland), Page 8, Column 3.

Pioneer of Benton Dies at Corvallis

Corvallis, Or., July 3.—Joseph M. Gray, for 48 years a resident of Benton county, died Sunday night at his home in the Beaver Creek district. He was 75 years old, and was a native of Knoxville, Tenn. The Grays came to Oregon 60 years ago, locating first at La Grande. Mr. Gray is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. W.E. Rich, Anchorage, Alaska, now on her way to this city; Mrs. George Bethers, Monmouth; Mrs. Mark Porter, Philomath; Mrs. Otis Skipton, Portland, and Doke Gray, Corvallis.

(Editor’s note: Mr. Gray’s death certificate shows that he was 79 at the time of his death).

Published as it appeared on July 3, 1917, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 1, Column 2.

The late Joseph Gray was laid to rest in the Newton Cemetery on Sunday last. He was one of Benton county’s oldest residents and will be greatly missed.