Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
A trumpeting angel is depicted in this Bible-inspired statue at the St. James Catholic Cemetery on a hillside in McMinnville. A matching statue completes a cemetery entrance gate. (Scenic photo DSC23_43)
About the cemetery
St. James Catholic Cemetery
Established ca. 1900
ca. 1,442 burials
A man who saw a lot of life in his 104 years is buried here. Patrick Joseph Fay was born in Ireland in 1831, arrived in the United States as a young boy, and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Fay came to Oregon in 1871, married, and raised a family of thirteen children before his death in 1935. His wife, Julia (Manning) Fay, was born in Oregon in 1854 and is buried next to him.