Virtue Skipton grave marker
The grave marker for Virtue Skipton, who died at age 18 in 1888. Obituaries published following her death claim that she was buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery but this stone for her exists at Mount Union Cemetery. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on April 1, 1888, in the Morning Daily Herald (Albany), Page 3, Column 2.

Died at Roseburg.

Virtue Skipton, daughter of E.E. Skipton, county assessor of Benton county, died of spinal meningitis at the residence of her brother-in-law, Prof. J.B. Horner, at Roseburg, Thursday night, aged 18 years. The remains were brought through this city yesterday on the way to the home of her parents in Benton county, where the funeral will be held to-day at 11 o’clock. The remains will be interred in the Pleasant View cemetery. Prof. Horner and wife and Mrs. Skipton accompanied the remains.

Published as it appeared on April 6, 1888, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 2, Column 6.

Miss Virtue Skipton, who was alive and well one week ago, was brought home a corpse last Saturday and buried in Pleasant Valley cemetery on Sunday.

Published as it appeared on April 6, 1888, in the Democrat (Albany), Page 3, Column 4.

Prof. JB Horner and wife, of Roseburg, passed through Albany for Corvallis, Saturday with the corpse of Virtue M. Skipton, sister of Mrs. Horner, and daughter of Assessor Skipton, of Benton county. The deceased had been attending school at Roseburg and was eighteen years of age.