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Phyllis (Porter) Zegers (#47125324)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo My husband and I enjoy being photo volunteers. I use Find-A-Grave to research my family's genealogy and maintain and/or create their sites when possible. I like to include biographical sketches, family links and photos in hopes that will help others who are researching the same lines. I am researching Porter, VanPatten, Starns, Lewis, Hogg, Lawson, Kolp, Proctor, Childs, McCoy, Aplington, Bruner and more. If you see errors please let me know.

Since 2014 I have been researching people whose unclaimed cremains are being stored at the Oregon State Hospital. After researching their lives I try to find living relatives to let them know where their family member's ashes are. I have been lucky to make many connections.
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Kim Archer
Mary Freeman Johnston...
Hi Phyllis. I just wanted to thank you for letting me know this past year how to obtain my great-great grandmother's cremains from the Oregon State Hospital. I just received her cremains. My father and I are looking into where to bury her. We have not been successful in finding her husband's grave so we will likely bury her with her daughter's family. Thank you again!
Added by Kim Archer on Sep 21, 2016 10:25 PM
Linda Rodgers
Julian Dow Jr.
Hello Phyllis,
You may not remember me but I spoke with you awhile back about the possibility of claiming little Julian's cremains from the Oregon State Hospital. Yesterday I received them! I am so grateful to you and others for helping to make this possible. After over 75 years Julian is now residing in a family home again. Julian will be included in the final resting spot of my remains so that he will be with me forever. Again, thank you so very much. And thank you for everything that you do for Find A Grave and your passion for our dear ancestors.
Added by Linda Rodgers on Sep 17, 2016 1:10 PM
Maude (Hansen) Smead 87453287
I want to thank you for your help in claiming the cremains. I received them yesterday. Since I still cannot find out what became of Clara (DeLashmutt) or Hans Hansen, I may look into having her rest with her grandfather, Russell, in Oswego Pioneer Cemetery.
Added by JJG on Sep 17, 2016 11:37 AM
William Dollarhide
Thank you
Added by Bonita on Sep 09, 2016 2:14 AM
Pvt Williams
Hi Phyllis,
A cousin sent me the article about Pvt Williams, which I read with great interest. Since we have Williams relatives in Hodgdon, Maine, she wondered if we could be related to him. She turned to me, because I am the family genealogist. It took me less than 15 minutes to find out that he was our 1st cousin, 4 x removed! Our 3rd great grandmother, Frances Abigail Williams of Hodgdon Maine, and his father were brother and sister. Frances married Daniel Williams (not related), which is why the Williams name continued through my lineage. Thank you so much for your great work! I can't wait to share this story with the rest of my family.
Brenda Williams
Added by Brenda on Aug 12, 2016 3:19 PM
Ed Condon (1867-1936) memorial 67892540
Hi Phyllis - There wasn't a merge of the two memorials. The problem is it's not listed under Oregon State Hospital. Do a search using either under Ed Condon and death year OR use the memorial number and you'll find it. You might want to have Kyle change burial location. I was going to make a memorial for Canada Ed too, but I did a search first and that's when I found it. Thanks for moving the death c.. I've already left a message for Kim.
Added by Sheila on Aug 02, 2016 9:34 PM
Condon, 68406247
Hi - There are two death certificates for two different Condons on memorial 68406247 of Edward Condon, (1883-1939). He was born in Washington. The correct death c. for him is at the top of his memorial. The other death c., on the 2nd page of photos, is for a different Ed Condon (1867-1936) memorial 67892540. He was born in Canada. Please move the 2nd death certificate over to his memorial. I've also asked Kim to move her photo of his container. Thanks Phyllis.
Added by Sheila on Aug 02, 2016 7:49 PM
Betty Jean Philippi
Pvt. Williams
"Americans" all!! Dang fat fingers!!!
Added by Betty Jean Philippi on Aug 02, 2016 11:13 AM
Betty Jean Philippi
Pvt. Williams
Rather, thank *you* for discovering Pvt. Williams' story. It is my understanding Pvt. Williams' cremations will pass through Gettysburg on his way to Maine. I have every reasonable hope and intention of being there to honor the noble foe. My family s from Virginia, you understand! We are Amerucans all... 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Added by Betty Jean Philippi on Aug 02, 2016 11:11 AM
Millie Metzler Roberts
Carl Stein
Thank you for linking his parents. If you are related, I would gladly transfer him to you. I see you list Porter as a family name, would you possibly be related to John Ramsey Porter (1827-1884) that married my gg-aunt Parmelia Leverich? John R Porter brought the Redwood trees from California to Washington County Oregon. Millie
Added by Millie Metzler Roberts on Jun 21, 2016 5:41 PM
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