Deaths On The Oregon Trail

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map In school we learned in school about people in St. Louis, Missouri who traveled the Oregon trail by horse and wagon, braved rough country, winter and Indians to homestead farms and build churches, schools and cities in Oregon.

History books did not tell us that three trails through Iowa, Illinois and Missouri joined the main trail at Pawnee Nebraska. The main trail from there flowed west to Ogden, Utah where it split, one pointed to California and the other to Oregon.

Also not mentioned in high school history is that the main trail from St. Louis at Yale, Oregon split into a western trail to Eugene and a nortwestern trail north to Walla Walla and west to Oregon City and Portland.

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THE OREGON TRAIL: DEATHS IN 1852

The following is a list of deaths along the trail in 1852. Those who died were buried along the trail.

This list was compiled 18 Dec 1852 by the OREGON STATESMAN at Portland, Oregon: Deaths were recorded by immigrants who crossed the Cascade Mountains in 1852.

NAME RESIDENCE
ALLEN, Abner (Wife of)
ALLEN, H.B.B.
ALLEN, Linsey
ANDERSON, Chas.
ANDREWS, Josiah
ARNOLD, R.
Pike Co., IL
Mason Co., Iowa
Jackson Co., MO
Shelby Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Platt Co., MO
BAROWS, A. (An infant of)
BEECH, Mrs. (Wife of BEECH, Dennes)
BERD, Thomas
BIGHAM, Samuel N.
BIGHAM, Susan Ann
BRISTOE, Josephine E.
BROWN, Louisa
BUFF, Elizabeth
BUFF, John
BUFF, M.
BURGEN, Thomas
Lagrange Co., Indiana
Iowa
Iowa Co., Iowa
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
McDonough Co., IL
Cane Co. IL
Johnson Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
CAMBELL, C.R.
CAMBELL, Mary
CARTNER, Rebecca
CLARK, J.D.
COFFEY, C. T. C. (Lost two children)
COLE, John W.
CRAM, F.
CRANDLE, Mrs.(Wife of CRANDLE, D.W.)
CRIDER, Thomas
CROW, Christian
CROW, Elizabeth
CROW, Lucinda
CROW, Samuel T.
CROW, Susan C.
CRUSE, Henry
Lafayette Co., IL
Adams Co., IL
Franklin Co., KY
Mason Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Henry Co., Iowa
Pike Co., IL
Rock Co., Wisconsin
Miller Co., MO
Pike Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
St. Charles Co., MO
St. Charles Co., MO
Lafayette Co., IL
DENISON, John
DIMICK, Thomas
DIVERS, Elizabeth T.
DODSON, Rachel
DOLBY, Herrod
DOLBY, Nancy
DOLLEY, David
DORETY, Mary
DUNOWAY, Emily L.
DUNOWAY, Mary M.
DUPEERS, Mahaley
Iowa
Shelby Co., IL
Pettis Co., MO
Franklin Co., MO
Stark Co., IL
Stark Co., IL
Nodway Co., MO
Pike Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Cass Co., MO
EAGAN, Margaret
EVANS, Ann
EVANS, I. J.
EVANS, Robert W.
FINCH, Nancy
FLUVER, Jesse
FLUVER, Rachel
FOSTER, Thomas
FREDRICKS, Sarah F.
GOODEL, Abel
Jackson Co., Wisconsin
Wappello Co., Iowa
Andrew Co., IL
Platt Co., MO
Jackson Co., MO
Madison Co, Iowa
Madison Co, Iowa
Allegany Co., MD
Pike Co., IL
Knox Co., IL
HALL, William
HARRIS, Mary & child
HASKINS, Charles
HATFIELD, Nathaniel
HENDERSON, Daniel
HENDERSON. Mary E.
HENDERSON. Middleton
HILL, F.
HOMES
HOPKINS, Martha
HOSA, Nathaniel
INGLE, Lemuel
INSPETER, John E.
Cole Co., IL
Nodway Co., MO
Henry Co., Iowa
Iowa
Buchanan Co., MO
Buchanan Co., MO
Buchanan Co., MO
Monroe Co., Tenn.
NY
Michigan
Henry Co., Iowa
Pike Co., IL
IL
JACKSON
JACKSON, W.E.
JOHNSON, David
JOHNSON, Mary
JOHNSON, Z.
JONES, John
JONES, John wife & child
KELLISON, J.J.
KENNETT, A.F.
Bay Co., Canada
Rush Co., Indiana
Wisconsin
Lafayette Co., MO
Lafayette Co., MO
Atchison Co., MO
Pike Co., IL
IL
Lagrange Co., Indiana
LANGSON, John
LANGSON, Lucinda
ANGSON, Martha
LAWRENCE, W.L.
LEGRET, E.
LEWIS, David
LINSEY, John
LOGAN, B.
LUSTER, Walter & Wife
LYNDAL, William
Johnson Co., MO
Johnson Co., MO
Johnson Co., MO
Wisconsin
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
Jackson Co., Iowa
Platt Co., MO
Andrew Co., IL
Henry Co., Iowa
MAINE, John
MATHEWS, Elizabeth
MATHEWS, James
MATHEWS, John
McCLAUGHEY, John
McCLAUGHEY, Susan
MEGEE, Fry P.
MEGEE, Jackson
MILLER, Mary
MOORE, E.
MOORE, Malinda
MOORE, William J.
MOOSER, Aaron
MORGAN, Frances
MORGAN, Joseph
MORGAN, Leroy
MORGAN, Sarah E.
Hancock Co., IL
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
Platt Co., MO
Salem, NY
Salem, NY
Lagrange Co., Indiana
Jackson Co., MO
Davis Co., MO
Jackson Co., MO
Chariton Co., MO
Chariton Co., MO
Henry Co., Iowa
Stark Co., IL
Cass Co., MO
Cass Co., MO
Cass Co., MO
NELSON, John R.
NEWINGHAM, A.
NIDER, Elizabeth Jane
NOBBLETT, Sarah
NORTON, Henry
PARKER, Y.
PHIPPS, Albert
PONDEXTER, Elizabeth
PROUSE, Mary Jane
RAINOR, Henry
ROBERSON, Francis
RUST, Martha
Lafayette Co., IL
Hancock Co., IL
Polk Co., MO
Ray Co., MO
Pike Co., IL
Demoines Co., Iowa
Iowa
Carrol Co., MO
Johnson Co., MO
Michigan
Dean Co., Wisconsin
Iowa
SAVAGE, Izza
SCOTT, Mrs. (consort of SCOTT, I.T.)
SHAW, Joel F.(Son of SHAW, Jefferson)
SHELLY, G.T.
SMITH, Amerrica
SMITH, E.
SMITH, Elizabeth
SMITH, Hiram (Daughter of)
SMITH, Mary E.
SMITH, William
STANTON, William
STAY, Miles
STEPHENS, Mary
STORMES, Julia D.
STRODE, Thomas A.
STUMBO, Catharine
STUMBO, David
SWAIN, James
Michigan
Taswell Co., IL
Andrew Co., MO
Jefferson Co., Iowa
Knox Co., IL
Jackson Co., Iowa
Taylor Co., IL
Allegany Co., MD
Taylor Co., IL
Taylor Co., IL
Rock Co., Wisconsin
Platt Co., MO
Demoines Co., Iowa
Springfield, IL
Clay Co., IL
Demoines Co., Iowa
Demoines Co., Iowa
Demoines Co., Iowa
TAYLOR, A.
TAYLOR, William
THOMPSON
THOMPSON
TUCKER, John F.
TULLY, William
TUPPER, Benjamin
WALLACE, J.
WALLACE, Martha Ann
WHITTEN, C.T.
WILLIAMS, Manuel
WILLIAMS, Robert
WILSON, John
WISEMAN, John
Jackson Co., MO
Perry Co., MO
Bay Co., Canada
NY
Jackson Co., MO
Nahaspa Co., Iowa
Decalb Co., IL
Pike Co., IL
Henry Co., IL
Chester Co., Iowa
McDonough Co., IL
Wisconsin
Platt Co., MO
Chariton Co., MO