Bridgeport Cemetery, Baker County, Oregon

Bridgeport Cemetery

Cemetery is located north west of the old town of Bridgeport, Oregon within Baker County. Cemetery is not maintained and is overgrown. Sign erected at Cemetery indicates it originated in 1860's. The cemetery is fenced on all four sides and contains two gates for entrance on the north east corner.

Cemetery contains 16 graves marked with headstones and four graves not marked with headstones. More graves may be present but were not located during visitation. Contact with the Baker County Clerk office revealed no records of burials at the cemetery were maintained in that office.

To reach cemetery from Baker City take state highway 7 south approximately 9 miles. At junction turn left on state highway 245 for approximately 16 miles over Dooley Mountain. At junction turn left on Bridgeport road for approximately 5 miles. At junction turn right toward Bridgeport. Cemetery is located on a small rise within a field just west of road approximately 1/8th mile from intersection.

The diagram below indicated the approximate size of the cemetery and the location of graves. My normal step (pace of approximately 30 inches) was used in determining distances. Initial visitation and recording accomplished September 7, 1999. Follow-up visit and photography accomplished July 18, 2004.

Select either a Name or a Grave location to view headstone details and photos.


  9. BOWMAN, Mary Jane Osborne
14. CARTER, Allison L.
  6. CLEMENT, Gordon
  8. CURTIS, W.R.
16. EASTHAM, Iva M.
19. ELLIOT, Daniel W.
20. ELLIOT, Evalena
  7. ENNIS, David
12. GIVENS, Isaac
10. GIVENS, Merrit
11. GIVENS, Sarah Rebecca
  1. GLASGOW, Thomas
  2. LEATHERWOOD, N.E.
  5. NICHOLS, Luther A.
  4. SCHROLL, Jacob
  4. SCHROLL, May
18. WENDT, Amelia
17. WENDT, Harlan H.
17. WENDT, Henry
18. WENDT, Minnie
13. WRIGHT, Crystal
13. WRIGHT, Weldon B.




Overall photographs of Bridgeport Cemetery:  [ NOTE! photos ~150Kb each ] [ all photos taken July 18, 2004 ]

From northwest corner looking east [photo]
From northwest corner looking southeast [photo]
From northwest corner looking south [photo]
From southwest corner looking north [photo]
From southwest corner looking northeast [photo]
From southwest corner looking east [photo]
From southeast corner looking west [photo]
From southeast corner looking northwest [photo]
From southeast corner looking north [photo]
From northeast corner looking south [photo]
From northeast corner looking southwest [photo]
From northeast corner looking west [photo]
From road up the hill to cemetery entrance [photo]


  1. 8 paces from north fence and 10 paces from west fence.
  2. Thomas GLASGOW [photo]
    Died
    June 19 1902
    Aged
    82 years

    "The circle is broken
    one seat is forsaken
    One bud from the
    Tree of our friendship
    Is shaken"

  3. 9 paces to south from grave 1. (headstone for grave is broken)
  4. In Memory of
    N. E. LEATHERWOOD [photo]
    Born
    Dec 8 1833
    Died
    Jan 3 1894
    Aged 60
    And 20 days

  5. 4 paces to south of grave 2.
  6. Unmarked grave.

  7. 4 paces to south of grave 2 and 4 paces from west fence. (Dual headstone) [photo]
  8. Jacob SCHROLL
    Sep 4 1829
    Mar 22 1908
    May SCHROLL
    Died 1909

  9. 14 paces south of grave 3. [photo]
  10. Luther A.
    Son of
    F. & F. NICHOLS
    Aug 18 1889
    Aug 31 1889

  11. 3 paces east of grave 5. [photo]
  12. CLEMENT
    Gordon son of
    A.F. & L.I. CLEMENT
    Oct 16 1885
    March 27 1903

  13. 12 paces east of grave 6.
  14. David ENNIS [photo]
    Born at
    Armach Ireland
    Sep 24 1823
    Died
    July 24 1904

  15. 3 paces north of grave 7.
  16. W.R. CURTIS [photo]
    Died
    At
    Clarksville, Or
    July 8 1884
    Age
    64 years

  17. 12 paces north of grave 8. (grave has a fence around it) [photo]
  18. Melinda Jane OSBORNE
    BOWMAN
    Born June 11 1844
    Died Nov 23 1893

  19. 8 paces north of grave 9 and 32 paces from west fence (gate). (grave has no headstone)
  20. Merrit GIVENS
    Born Feb 4 1856
    Died Jun 24 1926

  21. north of grave 10. (grave has no headstone) (grave has Irises planted on it)
  22. Sarah Rebecca GIVENS
    Born Oct 1861
    Died Nov 26 1934
    (wife of Merrit)

  23. north of grave 11 and 5 paces south of fence. (grave has no headstone)
  24. Isaac GIVENS
    Born July 11 1929
    Died July 11 1929
    (premature birth)
    (child of Walter Andrew GIVENS and Cora Myrtle)
    (Walter son of Merrit)

  25. 7 paces east of grave 9. (Dual headstone) [photo]
  26. Weldon B.
    Died
    Oct 21 1884
    Aged 2 years
    6 mths & 18 ds

    Crystal
    Died
    Dec 30 1889
    Aged 1 year
    7 months 6 days

    Children of
    John D. & Alice S. WRIGHT

    "Gone but not Forgotten"

  27. 5 paces south of grave 13.
  28. Allison L. CARTER [photo]
    Died
    Feb 18 1890
    Aged 30 yrs
    3 m & 1 dy

  29. 11 paces south of grave 14. (Broken headstone. Name weathered and not readable.) [photo]
  30. ?? [photo]
    Died
    Dec 26 188?
    Aged
    53 years 9 mo
    26 days

  31. 6 paces south of grave 15.
  32. Iva M. EASTHAM [photo]
    Born
    Mar 15 1884
    Died
    Mar 27 1920

  33. 6 paces east and 5 paces north of grave 16. (graves have fence around them) [photo]
  34. Henry WENDT [photo]
    Born
    Mar 27 1834
    Died
    May 10 1898

    Harlan H. WENDT [photo]
    June 7, 1919
    May 22, 2002

    "Whose heart is at home
    in this valley he loved"

  35. 5 paces north of grave 17. (Dual headstone.) [photo]
  36. Amelia WENDT
    Born Jan 11 1871
    Died March 29 1871

    Minnie WENDT
    Born Sep 20 1875
    Died March 29 1878

  37. 11 paces north of grave 18. [photo]
  38. Daniel W.
    ELLIOT

    Died at
    Clarksville, Or
    Baker, Co. Or
    Nov 14 1877
    Age 41 y'rs
    10 mo's & 14 D's

    "May he rest in peace
    Ever near us the unseen
    Thy dear immortal spirit treats
    For all the boundless universe is life
    There are no death"

  39. 3 paces north of grave 19. [photo]

"Erected by the Woman of Woodcraft"

Evalena ELLIOT
Feb 13 1865
Jan 13 1913

"At Rest"




Last Updated on 19 August 2004
By Dale Givens
Email: givensod@hiwaay.net