Elizabeth Moss; daughter of William and Rachel (Brattain) Moss. She and her husband, Alexander Goodpasture, left Morgan Co., IL in 1852 for the Oregon Territory. Their wagon train started from Council Bluff, Iowa with 24 wagons. On 10/6/1852, they arrived in Oregon City; that was spent near Corvallis & Shedd. In spring 1853,they took up a Donation Land Claim 3 miles north of Eugene. In 1862 her husband passed away; she married the recently widowed Rev. Jacob Gillespie in 1867.
Thomas A. Livesley. The ghost in our governor's mansion, Mahonia Hall, appears every 3 days at 7:30 am according to previous owners. The Fairmont Hill home was built in 1925 by Thomas A. Livesley. The state came into possession of the mansion in 1986. When Governor Goldschmidt moved in, he was warned that he could expect Livesley's specter to regularly appear in the master bedroom robed in a blue-gray dressing gown. Though Livesley died in 1947 he apparently feels attached to his earthly…
A pioneer woman, Julia traveled across country from Iowa to Idaho, raised eight children and lost two husbands. She lived for an incredible 103 years and saw a century's worth of changes and innovations.
Ezra Meeker, 1907 Postcard, Advocate of The Oregon Trail. Ezra Manning Meeker was an American pioneer who traveled the Oregon Trail by ox-drawn wagon as a young man, migrating from Iowa to the Pacific Coast. Late in life he worked to memorialize the Trail, repeatedly retracing the trip of his youth.