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This database is built upon the work done by many museum volunteers over the years. Two especially diligent volunteers, Paul and Jewell Shelton, collected burial records and obituaries from the area, producing a number of books available in the Museum's research library. Volunteers have clipped, pasted, filed and then scanned obits for many years. This database incorporates the information from some of the Shelton books and the Museum's obituary file cards along with photographs taken by Museum volunteers.
There are errors in this data just as there were errors in all the sources. Please, if you find an error, you can click on the "Comments" button and let us know so we can make a correction.
An Index to the Burials in the Cemeteries of Bandon, Coos Co. Oregon, Paul and Jewell Shelton and the Bandon Historical Society.
Index to Burials from the Amling-Schroeder Funeral Home, Bandon OR 1927-2000, Jewell and Paul Shelton.
Records of Burials in the Averill Pioneer Cemetery and the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Paul and Jewell Shelton and the Bandon Historical Society, 1998.
I.O.O.F Cemetery Index and Obituaries Bandon, OR., Paul and Jewell Shelton.
KP/VFW Cemeteries Index and Obituaries Bandon OR., Paul and Jewell Shelton.
A few other links to Oregon genealogical information may be of interest to you. The links below take you outside of the Museum's website.
Obituaries are currently being scanned and entered into the database. The process will take quite awhile to complete. Currently the database includes information and obituaries (if available) for those with LAST NAMES beginning with: A through N. Some information but probably not an obituary may be available for Last Names O through Z. Links to tombstone photos are now available for burials in Bandon's GAR, Averill Pioneer and Holy Trinity Catholic Cemeteries that have a readable grave marker. (updated 10-8-2019)
1. The search is a "begins with" search on the LAST
NAME. Type at least a few of the letters in the last
name of the person you are searching for. Entering less than
the full name may generate more hits and result in names that have a
different spelling, e.g. if you type gre, the result might
be Green, Greene, Greer, Greenleaf,
2. You can view the entire obituary (if one is available) by clicking the View Details link and then by clicking on the Obit Scan link.
Take a virtual tour of Bandon's historic cemetery. The cemetery is actually three cemeteries that are on one continuous piece of land. The three cemeteries are the Pioneer, also called the “Averill” Cemetery; the G.A.R. or Grand Army of the Republic cemetery; and the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. For historical purposes, this tour concentrates on the Pioneer and the G.A.R. sections.