Improved Order of Red Men - Jacksonville Cemetery - Jacksonville, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 42° 19.099 W 122° 58.428
10T E 502158 N 4685120
Marker describing the history of the Improved Order of Red Men in Jacksonville
Waymark Code: WMJT6G
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Jacksonville Cemetery, a contributing site within the Jacksonville National Historic District, is a pioneer cemetery dating to circa 1860. The cemetery is divided into several sections, one of which is the Improved Order of Red Men Section. Several years ago, the local Rotary placed a number of markers describing the history of each section. The text of the marker reads:


Formed in Maryland in May 1835, this fraternal society claims to be the oldest secret order found-
ed in America, with roots going back to the Sons of Liberty.
   Associated with the Boston Tea Party, the society's patriotic members worked underground
for freedom and liberty in the early colonies. Although the members, called Palefaces, were not
Indians, they adopted Native American customs and terminology, which continue today in the
organization's rituals.
   Jacksonville's Tribe No. 1 Red Men, which claimed as members fifty of the most influential
men in the area, purchased their half-acre section of the cemetery for $40 in November of 1872
and added to it in 1881.
   French-born Emil DeRoboam (1849-1922), lies in this section. He is remembered for his
expertise as a wagon and carriage maker, mechanic and wheelwright. On his 642-acre ranch he
cared for local paupers, acting as superintendent of Jackson County's poor farm for 20 years. He
was also one of the chief promoters of rural mail delivery.

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Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Jackson

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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