Blue Mountain (Kees) Cemetery,
Photo by Bob Gilliland
Andrew F. Kees was born in Washington Co., Pennsylvania in 1817 and died in Umatilla Co., Oregon in 1886. In 1860 he married Nancy Osborne (a survivor of Whitman Massacre) and they settled 2 miles south of Weston. From his farmland Mr. Kees deeded 1 and 9/16 acres for a cemetery site in 1875.
All official records of the Blue Mountain Cemetery were destroyed. Fortunately, Mrs. E.C. Miley and Mrs. O'Neal spent many days researching and re-establishing the county records as complete as possible. The following list of burial sites is a completion of their efforts.
Blue Mountain Kees Cemetery Index
Blue Mountain (Kees) Cemetery Photos
Above is the Blue Mountain Cemetery as it looked just after
authority was received to start the cleanup in March of 1968
This is the cemetery in May of 1998.
CONTRIBUTED BY PATRICIA NEAL