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Northwest Heritage Index with Canby Obituaries - Wilsonville Public Library

This is an index-in-progress of selected materials in the Wilsonville Public Library Heritage Collection which are otherwise unindexed or incompletely indexed, plus obituaries in the Canby newspapers from 1898 to within the last few months.  The index’s emphasis is on Oregon people and subjects, but the scope of entries is not limited to Oregon.  You can view or download the Index to the Northwest Heritage Collection (pdf 7.5MB) below.

Index entries displayed in black cover over 18,000 obituaries, mainly of Clackamas County residents and former residents from almost 120 years of Canby, Oregon, newspapers.   The Wilsonville and Canby Public Libraries have microfilm or paper copies of most of the newspapers covered.  

Index entries displayed in green cover selected books and various materials in the Heritage Collection vertical files (VF).  

See the key below for the book codes: page numbers follow the colons.  Note that the books indexed may also be available at other libraries, although Wilsonville may have the only copy with numbered pages.

Selected identifying information has been given, such as dates of birth and/or death, area(s) of residence, etc.  Many of the references cited include portraits or photos, but note that they are not always indicated in the index entries.

Abbreviations and symbols used include:

Abbreviations and symbols used include:
b.  born           
engd  engaged          
md.  married            
d. died           
res.  residence/resident
months are indicated by first three letters
ae  age               
~  about                 
obit  obituary          

OR or Or.  Oregon           
BC   British Columbia
Generally two-letter postal codes are used for US states, except Mich. &   Minn.
Co.  County

(MO/OR 1853) (for example) indicates person moved from Missouri to Oregon in 1853

Maiden names or previous married names of married women are in (parentheses)
+ indicates a spousal relationship
&.indicates any other relationship between people of the same surname

ch  child(ren)        
pars  parents        
sib(s)  sibling(s)             
ch/o  children of    
p/o  parents of        
bro(s)   brother(s)  
dau(s)  daughter(s)    
f/o  father of         
br/o  brother(s) of        
d/o  daughter(s) of    
m/o  mother of