William C. Brown Cemetery ~ Christopher Columbus McCracken ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
McCracken, Christopher Columbus
LAST: McCracken FIRST: Christopher MID: Columbus
BORN: 23 Feb 1838 DIED: 24 Aug 1913 BURIED: 27 Aug 1913 (William C. Brown Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Platte Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: St Johns, Multnomah Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - Christopher C. McCracken & Tirjah E. Kinsey, m 27 Sep 1860; Elijah Flanery, J. P. Wit: John F. & Leonados Kinsey.
1900 OR CENSUS - Christopher C. McCracken, age 62, occupation teamster, b. Feb 1838 in Missouri (both parents born in Scotland), is enumerated with his wife of 39 years, Tersa E., age 56, mother of 5 children 4 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Jul 1843 in Missouri, along with son Charles B., age 36, single, occupation wool mill woolwasher, b. Apr 1864 in Oregon.
C. C. McCracken Passes Away
C.C. McCracken passed away at St. Johns August 24 of black measles and was buried at Dallas Thursday in the Masonic cemetery. 
He left Dallas in 1911, having been a life long resident of the county. He was born February 23, 1838, Platte county, Mo, crossing the plains in 1852. He served in the Indian War for Oregon and Washington. He leaves a widow and two children, C.B. McCracken and Mrs. Bert Olin, both of St. Johns, being the two children. He also leaves three brothers and one sister, Jasper, in Senoma county, Calif, John, of Clackamas county, Berry S. of Idaho, and a sister, Mrs. Lettie Townsend, of Sheridan.
Polk County Itemizer, Thursday, August 28, 1913, 5:5

C. C. McCracken, Early Oregon Settler Dies at St. John Sunday
C.C. McCracken, one of Oregon’s earliest and best-known pioneers died at the home of his daughter in St. John, Oregon, Sunday, August 24. Mr. McCracken was 76 years of age at the time of his death. 
Early Oregon history will give many interesting accounts of Mr McCracken’s pioneer life in Oregon. He was born in Platte county, Missouri, in 1838, and was one of the early settlers in Oregon crossing the plains with an ox team in 1852. All but five years of his life in Oregon was spent in Dallas. He was an Indian war veteran and was well known throughout this part of the state. Mr. McCracken leaves a widow and two children to mourn his death. They are Mrs. C.C. McCracken, his wife, C.B. McCracken and Mrs. Bert Olin, both of St. John, Ore. He also has three brothers and one sister living – Jasper McCracken of Sonoma county, California; John McCracken of Clackamas county, Oregonl and Berry McCracken of Idaho and Mrs. L. Townsend of this state. 
Funeral services were held at St John and the body interred in the Brown cemetery of that city.
Polk County Observer, Friday, August 29, 1913, 4:7
Christopher C. McCracken
Feb. 23, 1838
Aug. 24, 1913
Asleep in Jesus
Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (1913 Multnomah Co.) #2904
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records, 1849 - 1879, pg 20
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Dallas, ED 173, sheet 13B) 
PCI 28 Aug 1913, 5:5 
PCI 29 Aug 1913, 4:7