Harvey Gordon Starkweather (1868 - 1951)

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Birthplace: Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, United States
Death: Died in Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States
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About Harvey Gordon Starkweather

H. G. Starkweather, well known as a representative agriculturist living at Risley Station, a son of W. A. and Eliza (Gordon) Starkweather, of whom mention is made above, was born in Clackamas county in 1868. The public schools afforded him his educational privileges and later he made returns to the school system of the state by the excellent work which he did as a teacher. He devoted fifteen years to the profession, was county superintendent of Clackamas county for two years and was superintendent of the city schools of La Grande, Oregon. He did excellent work in this direction and his labors brought him substantial returns. Retiring from the profession of teaching in 1901 Mr Starkweather turned his attention to farming and in this follows the more progressive methods which ever characterize his work. He married Miss Mary Alice Risley, a daughter of Jacob Risley, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this volume and unto them have been born five children; Mary, Ada, Hugh, Jean and Ruby. Both Mr and Mrs Starkweather are representatives of old pioneer families and are widley known, their social qualities and genuine worth gaining for them the favorable regard of all with whom they have come in contact.

Source: Portland, Oregon, Its History and Builders, Volume 2. By Joseph Gaston, page 771-772.


MILWAUKIE (AP) -- Harvey G Starkweather, for many years a prominent in Oregon Democratic party affairs, died here Monday. He was 83.

He was found unconscious beside his car. He apparenlty became ill while driving, stopped his car, got out and collapsed.

He was a native of Clackamas county, born June 20, 1868. He taught for 15 years before becoming Clackamas county superintendent. Later he was superintendent of schools at LaGrande and for many years was a regent of the state normal schools.

He was Oregon Democratic central committe chairman from 1918 to 1920 when he resigned to run for nomination to the U.S. Senate. He was defeated.

Source: Walla Walla Union-Bullentin. Walla Walla, WA. Tuesday 13 Nov 1951, page 9.

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June 20, 1868
Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, United States
December 4, 1894
Age 26
Milwaukie, Clackamas, OR, USA
October, 1895
Age 27
May 19, 1900
Age 31
La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States
June 14, 1904
Age 35
Age 38
Age 57
Age 60
November 13, 1951
Age 83
Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States