Rev. Henry H. Spalding homestead, Brownsville, Or.

Spalding (a.k.a. Spaulding) house and homestead in Brownsville with the locust trees he planted. Rev. Spalding founded the Nez Perce Mission in Lapwai, Idaho in 1836 and developed a written script for the Nez Perce language, and translated parts of the Bible. The Spaldings settled in what is now Forest Grove after the Whitman Massacre, and in 1849 moved to Brownsville where he was minister of the Congregational Church and the postmaster. His first wife, Eliza Hart Spalding, died and was buried in Brownsville, and Rev. Spalding spent part of the next 15 years ministering to the Nez Perce until his death in Lapwai in 1874. Sixty years after her death, Eliza Spalding was disinterred and reburied next to her husband at Lapwai., Courtesy of Oregon State Library
Abstract/Description: Spalding (a.k.a. Spaulding) house and homestead in Brownsville with the locust trees he planted. Rev. Spalding founded the Nez Perce Mission in Lapwai, Idaho in 1836 and developed a written script for the Nez Perce language, and translated parts of the Bible. The Spaldings settled in what is now Forest Grove after the Whitman Massacre, and in 1849 moved to Brownsville where he was minister of the Congregational Church and the postmaster. His first wife, Eliza Hart Spalding, died and was buried in Brownsville, and Rev. Spalding spent part of the next 15 years ministering to the Nez Perce until his death in Lapwai in 1874. Sixty years after her death, Eliza Spalding was disinterred and reburied next to her husband at Lapwai.
Subject(s): Historic buildings
Oregon--Linn County
Oregon--Brownsville
Spalding, Henry Harmon, 1803-1874
Spalding, Eliza Hart, 1807-1851