Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
The Fossil Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery overlooks the small town of Fossil. The community invites amateur fossil hunters to dig in fossil beds on the edge of town. (Scenic photo DSC74_2)
About the cemetery
Fossil Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery
ca. 1,087 burials
The IOOF Cemetery has numerous large and substantial monuments, including three heart-shaped monuments for members of the Henry family. Edgar Poe “Pat” Smith, an early 20th century rancher in Wheeler County, is also buried here. Despite the tough times and demands of ranch life, he lived to be more than 100 years of age. He shares a large marker with his wife Greta (McRae) Smith.