Tombstone Tuesday

Oscar Palmer Guthu and Sylvia Ruth Harrington Guthu tombstone

My great grandparents, Oscar Palmer Guthu and Sylvia Ruth (Harrington) Guthu are buried together in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Sandy, Oregon.  The cemetery is located on Highway 26, just west of downtown Sandy. The sign next to the driveway says Fir Hill Cemetery, but Fir Hill is only the portion to the right of the driveway. Scandinavian Cemetery is the portion to the left (west) of the driveway. Last time I checked, there was no marker for Scandinavian Cemetery, and most people don’t realize they are actually two separate cemeteries. They are also collectively known as Sandy Cemetery.

Oscar Palmer Guthu was born in Harrison, Waupaca, Wisconsin on 11 Feb 1880.  He married Sylvia Ruth Harrington in RyeGate, Golden Valley, Montana in 1913. They had six children, and moved to Oregon in the late 1920s.

Oscar passed away in Gresham, Clackamas, Oregon on 13 May 1964. Sylvia passed away in Sandy, Clackamas, Oregon on 05 Jul 1987.

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Published in: on October 19, 2010 at 7:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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