Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, November 20, 1896
DIED – At his home in Parkplace on Saturday, November 14, 1896, Andrew J. Washburn, aged 64 years, 2 months and 17 days.
Mr. Washburn came to Oregon fifteen years ago from New York after living in East Portland and Eastern Oregon for some years he moved with his family to Parkplace in 1890 and engaged with his son-in-law Geo. Hamilton in general merchandise business. He was a man of strict integrity and one who made friends with all who came to know him. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Hamilton, to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and kind father.
The funeral services took place Sunday at 11 a. m. in the hall of Multnomah Lodge No. 1, A. F. and A. M. of which order the deceased was an honored member.
The services opened with a beautiful song, rendered by a choir of the leading singers of Oregon City, after which Miss Mabel Raglan sang that wonderful sympathetic song, “One Sweetly Solemn Thought.”
The remains were inclosed in a handsome casket and on being brought into the room were placed in the center of the hall where the casket was covered with many appropriate offerings of flowers. In addition to the members of the lodge and of the the family, there were present a number of friends who had come to show their regard for the family and the memory of the deceased.
A brief address was then delivered by Rev. Henderson of Portland, in which he touched on the noble character of the deceased and the patriotism he had displayed in going to the defense of his country in the days of ’61.
Then followed the grand and impressive burial rites of the Masonic order, conducted under the direction of Worshipful Master J. H. Walker. With the close of the services the pall bearers, Capt. J. T. Apperson, E. E. Williams, A. F. Parker, Jos. Lynch, Sidney Smyth and W. H. H. Samson bore the casket to the hearse whence it was taken to the Masonic cemetery where the closing rites of the order were rendered.
Oregon City Courier, November 20, 1896
Andrew J. Washburn, aged 64 years 2 months and 17 days, died at Parkplace on Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at Masonic hall on Sunday at 11 a.m. He left a widow and one daughter, Mrs. George A. Hamilton. He was until recently engaged in business at Parkplace. The day before he was taken sick he returned from a trip to the mountains and feeling good he over ate, which caused his last sickness.
Headstones Proved for Civil War Veterans:
Washburn, Andrew J.
Pvt Co I, Regt. 24th
New York Infantry
Cemetery Oregon City or St. Mary’s
Oregon City, Oregon
Date of Death: Nov. 14, 1896
Name: Andrew J . Washburn
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment: 24th Regiment, New York Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 148
Name: Andrew I Washburn
Residence: Oswego, New York
Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlistment Date: 21 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Oswego, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, New York 24th Infantry Regiment on 21 Sep 1861.Mustered out on 04 Jan 1862 at Upton’s Hill, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1833
Death Date: 14 Nov 1896
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General, Research by Harold Slavik
New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865
Name: Andrew Jackson Washburn
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1832
Birth Place: Oneida County, New York
Father: Stotard Washburn
Mother: Polly Armon
Residence Place: Oswego, New York
Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1861
Enlistment Location: Ellington, Chautauqua, New York
Regiment: 24th Infantry
Marital Status: Married