Sprague Cemetery – Clackamas County, Oregon

Sprague Cemetery – Clackamas County, Oregon

The Sprague Cemetery is one of those frustratingly hard to research cemeteries. Like many small, family cemeteries created in the early days of settlement, information is hard to find. Even worse, lack of care has made the cemetery itself hard to find.

Sprague Cemetery Stone

This cemetery is on the Alfred Sprague’s Donation Land Claim (OC #4985). Alfred Sprague arrived in Oregon in Sept of 1852 and settled his claim on Feb. 14, 1853. An acre of land was set aside for the cemetery, all of it is now overgrown and on private property, hidden in bushes on South Lyons Road in Clackamas County.

By 1991, an cemetery inventory compiled by Lucille Geigle had only 11 grave sites listed. Today, the remaining grave maker, lists 2 names, Alfred and Statira.


A complete list of burials in Sprague Family Cemetery is supposed to be in the 1937 copy of “Oregon Cemetery and Burial Records, Clackamas County” (two volumes.) It is out of print, and only one copy seems to exist at the Oregon City Library. If you have a copy of this book and can provide a link to this page, please comment below!

Sprague, Alfred Lloyd Born: 1822*, Died: March 11, 1907, 85 yrs.
Sprague, Alfred Lloyd Jr.(L.S.) Born: 1874, Died: March 1, 1895, 20 yrs. 10 mos.
Sprague, Arthur Clyde Died: March 23, 1942, 65 yrs.
Sprague, Bertram Floyd Died: Jan 21, 1942, 71 yrs
Sprague, Clyde Arthur Born: May 5, 1876, Died: Mar 23, 1942
Sprague, Floyd Bert Died: Jan. 1942, 72 yrs.
Sprague, John L. Died: Jan. 10, 1867, 10 yrs. 4 mos. 4 das.
Sprague, Infant son of Frank and Anna Sprague Died: Bet. 1905-1911, Stillborn
Sprague, Mark D., Died: Oct. 13, 1924, 69 yrs.
Sprague, Mark G., Died: Nov 13, 1924, 65 yrs 4 mos 5 das
Sprague, Sanford E., Died: May 12, 1895, 43 yrs. 8 mos.
Sprague, (Goff) Statira, Born: 1822(?), Died: Dec. 7, 1905, 75 yrs. (Wife of Alfred; Born Ohio)
Wallenstein, S., 55 yrs.
Wallenstein, Archie Died: 1942, 10 mos.
*Wallenstein, (Sprague) Hallie May Died: March 7, 1893, 13 yrs. 8 mos. 22 das.

* Walking Through the Cemeteries by Lucille Geigle in 1991 has Alfred Sprague born in October 1819.

One Response to “Sprague Cemetery – Clackamas County, Oregon

  • Wow I lived literally right there for 30 years. I never heard of this. I know the Redland Cemetery is on the other end Lyons and Redland Rd. There used to be a little cabin on Sprague that was really old. Lots of Hazelnut and Pear orchards through there.

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