Bilyeu, Lark

From Lane Co Oregon

Lark Bilyeu (1852-1924) came over the Oregon Trail in 1862, when he was ten years old. After studies at Pacific University, he began practicing law in Eugene in 1882. Respected as an authority in legal matters, he was a leader of the Democratic party in Oregon and elected to the state legislature three times. He was also a very high degree Mason. He and his wife, Margaret Irvine Bilyeu, are entombed in the Hope Abbey Mausoleum.

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