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Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit



(Scenic photo DSC23_43)




McMinnville map

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

Yamhill County
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.