Past Compatriots

The following Compatriots were members of the Oregon Society SAR before they passed away. You might find an Uncle or Grandfather in the list. Finding a name on the following list does not constitute proof for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution.

The list is sorted by the Compatriot’s Oregon Society number. You can search the list for first name, surname, National number, State number, city, or chapter. Note: This list is under development as we gather and add information.

Charles Lewis Hayward

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086129 Portland Chapter1201 Home Portland OR Membership: February 16, 1977 Birthday: November 11, 1895

Stanley Arthur Norton

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112678 Eugene Chapter1203 Home Eugene Oregon Membership: August 31, 1977 Birthday: August 10, 1916
Biography

Retired

Notes

1979 Membership Directory has approval date 3-31-1977.

Rev. James Burnett Hoge Jr. Ph.D.

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105418 Republic Chapter1205 Home Salem OR Deceased: December 31, 2004 Membership: November 5, 1973 Birthday: October 27, 1919
Biography

1978 — Republic Chapter President
1978 — Republic Chapter Genealogist
Occupation: Administrator Union Gospel Mission

Deskin Orcal Bergey

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112681 Portland Chapter1206 Home Astoria Oregon Membership: July 31, 1977 Birthday: January 9, 1904

Hubert A. Seamster Sr.

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112686 Republic Chapter1211 Home Salem Oregon Membership: February 8, 1978 Birthday: April 23, 1903
Biography

Retired Mail Supervisor

Floyd Shirley Green

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112690 Eugene Chapter1215 Home Blue River Oregon Membership: March 15, 1978 Birthday: November 14, 1895
Biography

Retired Corps of Engineers

Robert S. Thompson

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081975 Republic1228 Membership: March 21, 1957

Jay Marvin Balfour

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90193 Lewis & Clark1244 Home Vancouver WA Deceased: November 15, 2011 Membership: October 25, 1963

Lee Calvert Tower

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120199 Portland1258 Membership: May 3, 1982

Raymond Kermit Thompson

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120260 William Cannon1259 Membership: May 14, 1982

George Frederick Roberts

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124373 Eugene1268/1282 Deceased: December 31, 2001 Membership: March 31, 1984

Joseph Boyce Kellogg

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131711 Southern Oregon1336 Home Medford OR Deceased: Membership: August 23, 1988

Forest Hillary Newport Sr.

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131780 Portland1337 Home Portland OR Deceased: Membership: October 18, 1960

Harwood Gardner Palmer

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129968 Idaho Society1342 Home Boise ID Membership: September 25, 1987 Birthday: January 24, 1922 Deceased: July 17, 1997

Melvin Spencer Degman

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136717 Lewis & Clark1371 Home Vernonia OR Deceased: Membership: March 20, 1991

Benjamin Richards Jr.

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117997 William Cannon1391 Home Deaufort SC Deceased: July 17, 1998 Membership: January 12, 1981

Rev. Herbert Edgar Morris

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143063 William Cannon1464 Membership: August 25, 1994 Deceased: March 22, 2014
Biography

1998-1999 President, Oregon Society SAR

Rev. Herbert Edgar Morris, born Feb. 14, 1923, in Roselle, N.J., passed away peacefully March 22, 2014. He was the sixth of nine children born to Samuel Cary and Mary (Livingston) Morris. Herb grew up near Indian Lake in New Jersey, some 32 miles from New York City where his father worked constructing skyscrapers as a hoisting engineer. Herb worked in purchasing for a division of General Motors prior to WWII. A decorated veteran, he served in the First Special Service Force of the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His unit was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and was the basis for the movie, “The Devil’s Brigade.” Following the war, Herb received an honorary commission as colonel in the Executive Department of Louisiana before moving to Washington, D.C. He married Betty Anne (McFarlane) Morris and they graduated together from American University. Herb received a Master of Divinity from Drew University and was ordained a pastor in the Methodist Church, where he served churches in Washington D.C., New Jersey, Minnesota, Idaho and Oregon. Herb was a popular preacher and speaker, heavily involved in community affairs. He was on the board of Rose Villa Retirement Community for over 15 years and served as the first board chairman of Clackamas Community College in Oregon. Herb was an active Rotary Club leader, past president of the YMCA, manager of Albany Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society unit leader and was Oregon State president of the Sons of the American Revolution. Throughout his life, Herb was also very active in Masonic organizations, receiving two of the highest Order of DeMolay awards: the Chevalier Degree and the Legion of Honor. He served as masonic worshipful master at several lodges, was masonic grand chaplain in Oregon twice and a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star three times. He became a 32nd degree mason and member of the Portland Scottish Rite. Herb’s wife of 60 years, Betty Anne MacFarlane Morris, preceded him in death March 2011. Herb is survived by his brothers, Robert Morris (Francis) and Orr Morris (Gwen); sister, Olive Barnes; children, Mary E. Jones (Douglas) of Portland, John C. Morris (Mitzi) of Seattle, Ruth A. Villaverde (Ignacio Villaverde) of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and six grand and five great-grandchildren.

Rola Austin Cook

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151889 Lewis & Clark Chapter1553 Deceased: November 6, 2009 Membership: March 31, 1999

Calvin William Hurd

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155376 Central Coast1602 Membership: February 23, 2001

Carl Glen Devin

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172520 Republic1722 Membership: September 16, 2008 Deceased: February 19, 2008 Patriot Ancestor: William Devin, Jr.
Biography

Inducted with Memorial Membership.