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Westergaard Index to Oregon Deaths

Westergaard Index to Oregon Deaths

This index covers the time period of 1881–1940. Jens Christensen Westergaard put this together from material he copied from Oregon death records and published in 1940. The original is in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, also on film#1321454 (items 2-4).

We tried to verify the material, but could not locate everything he used to create the index. There were also a number of errors in the names. Please use this index carefully, and only as a guide to further your research.

We do not have further information for this index to offer at the Forum.

Obituary for Mr. Jens C. Westergaard:

The Sunday Oregonian, 23 Dec 1956, page 13


Jens C. Westergaard

Funeral service for Jens C. Westergaard, 98, 3025 S.E. Stephens street, will be in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, S.E. 30th avenue and Harrison street, Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Mr. Westergaard died Friday. He was born March 4, 1858, in Viborg, Denmark. He came to the United States in 1886 and lived in Ogden, Utah, until 1892, when he moved to Hood River. He came to Portland in 1893.

He was a member of the Lang Syne society.

Survivors include a son, Nephi, of Portland, and four daughters, Mrs. Lydia Fanning, Mrs. Mary Crawford and Mrs. Dagmar Abell, all of Portland, and Mrs. Olga Christiansen, Bremerton, Wash.

Batman's Chapel of the Dawn is in charge of funeral arrangements. [Find-A-Grave]