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John Whiteaker
Birth: May 4, 1820
Death: Oct. 2, 1902
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA

1st Governor of Oregon, US Congressman. Born in Dearborn County, Indiana, and subsequently moved to Illinois as a farmer and carpenter, to Missouri in 1845, and then to California in 1849 to try his luck as a miner in the gold rush. He returned to Missouri for a while and then settled in the Oregon Territory in 1852, where he was engaged as a farmer, lawyer, and judge. Following service in the Oregon Territorial Legislature, he was Governor of the Oregon Territory from July 8, 1858 to September 8, 1859, and then Governor of the State of Oregon from September 8 1859 to September 10 1862. He was a US Representative from Oregon from March 4 1879 until March 1881. (bio by: Justin M) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Jane Hargrave Whiteaker (1828 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  John Charles Whiteaker (1854 - 1888)*
  Ann Whiteaker (1857 - 1950)*
  Estelle Whiteaker Jarvis (1860 - 1960)*
  Benjamin "Ben" Whiteaker (1862 - 1929)*
  James H Whiteaker (1865 - 1930)*
 
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Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 02, 1999
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