River View Cemetery, located in the southwest section of Portland, Oregon in the United States, is a non-profit cemetery founded in 1882. It is the final resting place of many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon, including many governors and U.S. Senators. Other notable burials include Henry Weinhard's family,  Lyle Alzado, a football player as well as an actor, and Carl Mays a baseball player, remembered for killing an opposing player with a pitch in a Major League game,  and famous western lawman  Virgil Earp.
River View Cemetery was founded as a non-profit cemetery by
William S. Ladd, James Terwilliger, Henry Failing, Henry W. Corbett, Henry Pittock, Simon Benson, and others in 1882. All those who joined co-owned the cemetery.  In 1902 a  Roll Call statue was added to honor the 165 Oregonians who died in the Spanish-American War. The first adult burial was Dr. William Henry Watkins.  In the 1940s a 135-person chapel was added, designed by  Pietro Belluschi. 
Willamette River, the cemetery has a variety of mausoleums including the Hilltop Garden Mausoleum and Main Mausoleum. There are also private mausoleums and crypts.  River View is an endowment care cemetery as defined by the state of Oregon.  
Property and surplus land
River View Cemetery occupies approximately 350 acres (140 ha) on the west slope of the Willamette River, south of
Downtown Portland, but approximately half of the property is not a developed cemetery. Initially, this excess land was held for future expansion of the cemetery, but demographic trends away from burial (in favor of  cremation) have reduced the need for future expansion. For example, in 1973 eight percent of Oregonians chose cremation, versus 68 percent in 2010. 
In 2006, the River View Cemetery Association sought to develop 184 acres (74 ha) of their surplus land into residential properties, and filed a $24 million compensation claim under
Oregon Ballot Measures 37 (2004) and 49 (2007). In 2007, the River View Cemetery Association submitted an application to change the zoning of the surplus land from open space to single-family residential for 182 housing units.  On May 2, 2011, the City of Portland announced that it had agreed to purchase 146 acres (59 ha) of this undeveloped surplus land for $11.25 million, which will be managed by  Portland Parks & Recreation with the initial goals of habitat stabilization, removal of invasive species, and trail and access planning. 
Burial marker at the cemetery
George Abernethy (1807-1877), Governor of the Provisional Government of Oregon 
George Forrest Alexander (1882-1948), federal judge 
Lyle Alzado (1949-1992), professional football player and actor 
George H. Atkinson (1819-1889), missionary and "Father of Oregon Schools"
Frank M. Warren Sr. (1848-1912), millionaire and salmon cannery prominent businessman. Died in the sinking of RMS Titanic
Thomas E. Autzen (1918-1997), philanthropist
Thomas J. Autzen (1888-1958), industrialist and philanthropist
Lola Baldwin (1860-1957), first female police officer in the United States  
Robert S. Bean (1854-1931), federal judge, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice 
Simon Benson (1852-1942), Portland businessman and philanthropist 
Ben Boloff (1893-1932), Russian-born Communist arrested, tried and convicted of criminal syndicalism 
Donald Cook (1901-1961), movie and stage actor 
Henry Ladd Corbett (1881-1957), Portland businessman and politician
Henry Winslow Corbett (1827-1903), United States Senator 
John H. Couch (1811-1870), sea captain and pioneer
Maurice E. Crumpacker (1886-1927), United States Congressman 
Joseph N. Dolph (1835-1897), United States Senator 
Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915), women's rights pioneer 
Virgil Earp (1843-1905), lawman and brother of Wyatt Earp 
Joseph Horace Eaton (1815-1896), artist and Civil War general
Henry Failing (1834-1898), mayor of Portland 
Robert S. Farrell, Jr. (c.1906-1947), Oregon Secretary of State 
A. C. Gibbs (1825-1886), Oregon Governor 
Alan Punch Green, Jr. (1925-2001), United States Ambassador to Romania 
La Fayette Grover (1823-1911), Oregon Governor 
John Hicklin Hall (1854-1937), United States Attorney, Oregon legislator 
Rufus C. Holman (1877-1959), United States Senator 
Nan Wood Honeyman (1881-1970), United States Congresswoman 
James Jackson (1833-1916), Congressional Medal of Honor recipient 
Jacob Kamm (1823-1912), shipping magnate, founder of Oregon Steam Navigation Company 
Albertina Kerr (1890-1911), orphanage namesake 
William S. Ladd (1826-1893), mayor of Portland 
Roswell Lamson (1838-1903), Civil War navy hero
Charles Henry Martin (1863-1946), Oregon Governor 
Carl Mays (1891-1971), Major League Baseball pitcher
Wallace McCamant (1867-1944), United States Court of Appeals judge 
Dorothy McCullough Lee (1902-1981), first female mayor of Portland  
Hazel Ying Lee (1912-1944), Chinese-American pilot during World War II
John H. Mitchell (1835-1905), United States Senator 
Frederick W. Mulkey (1874-1924), United States Senator 
Paul L. Patterson (1900-1956), Oregon Governor 
Sylvester Pennoyer (1831-1902), Oregon Governor 
James Tilton Pickett (1857-1889), newspaper writer, son of George Pickett 
Henry Pittock (1836-1919), publisher of The Oregonian newspaper 
Harvey W. Scott (1838-1910), editor of The Oregonian newspaper 
Joseph Showalter Smith (1824-1884), United States Congressman 
Isaac W. Smith (1826-1897), Portland Pioneer, first Chief Engineer, "father" of Portland's water system 
Lansing Stout (1828-1871), United States Congressman 
Owen Summers (1850-1911), soldier, Oregon legislator
James Terwilliger (d. 1892), Portland pioneer, street namesake 
Frances Fuller Victor (1826-1902), writer and historian 
Henry Weinhard (1830-1904), brewer and Portland businessman  
Narcissa Edith White Kinney (1851-1901), temperance worker 
George Henry Williams (1823-1910), United States Attorney General 
Richard Williams (1836-1914), United States Congressman  George L. Woods (1832-1890), Oregon Governor 
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