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Phyllis (Porter) Zegers (#47125324)
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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.
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Cathy Alton
RE: John Alton at Oregon State Hosp
Yes, Dona is the one trying to get the picture for me. We can't get John now as the cemetery is having problems with the lot. Apparently more people are buried there then they thought. So I wanted to at least get a picture of the metal plate. Thanks so much for all your help!!
Added by Cathy Alton on Aug 28, 2015 6:45 PM
Cathy Alton
John Alton at Oregon State Hosp
Hi Phyllis,
I see that you posted pictures on some of the memorials that have a name and date of death. It looks like they are off the urns. I'm trying to get one for John Alton. Do you have access for that? Thanks!
Added by Cathy Alton on Aug 28, 2015 6:16 PM
Kathleen Dixon
RE: Henry S. Ferguson
Thank you. My husband is his great-grandson. (Roy's grandson)

My mother-in-law (Roy's daughter--Florine) actually got a call about the ashes recently. She has been in touch with another relative to decide what to do with them.

She also just told me a little more information if you're interested. Roy S. Ferguson was adopted by people with the last name Adams, from Monmouth, OR. As a girl, she was given a wicker rocking chair from "Grandma" Adams...I think it had been Roy's. We've taken pictures of her great-grandchildren in that chair! Roy and Linda Toevs (his second wife) were married in a double wedding with Linda's brother (Fred Toevs and his wife Catherine...sp?)

One last thing...Florine was close to her cousins Murial and Nellie (Charles Ferguson's daughters) but she says there were two more daughters (twins) named Carol and Carolyn. They played together as girls. She remembers Alford, but didn't really know any of the others since they were dispersed when they were farmed out to different families after their mother died.

Added by Kathleen Dixon on Aug 25, 2015 6:28 PM
Kathleen Dixon
Henry S. Ferguson

Thank you for the great information on Henry S. Ferguson. How sad to be put in a mental institution for senility.

I have an addition and a correction about his son Roy S.

Roy married Linda Toevs. They had one daughter, Florine Ann, and lived in Dallas, OR.

He died of cancer, (not pneumonia), when Florine was 3 years old.

Added by Kathleen Dixon on Aug 24, 2015 11:22 PM
Pam Wagler
Daisy Fern Walker Wegner
Thanks, Phyllis. We are so grateful for all you did to help us receive our relatives cremains. I hope you know that it was worth all the effort.

I was wondering if you'd be willing to turn her page over to me? I will continue to research her family and see if I can connect her to her parents and or siblings.

My #: 47575962

Again, thank you so much!!!

Pam Richardson Wagler
Added by Pam Wagler on Aug 21, 2015 7:03 AM
Treva Poe
Edgar Faulk 86700231
Thank you for the information regarding the unclaimed cremains and your interesting memorial documenting his story. I have removed any and all information from the bio for my memorial for Edgar Faulk 65158009 that the cremains may have possibly been him.
Added by Treva Poe on Aug 07, 2015 7:41 PM
I'm going to hang onto these two.
Added by GraverGuy on May 29, 2015 12:16 AM
moving Findagrave memorials
You have moved many Findagrave memorials from another cemetery into Williamette National Cemetery. Memorials already existed in Williamette. The memorial that is kept is the first memorial in the correct cemetery. We do have a policy where a memorial can be moved from a burial unknown to a correct cemetery within thirty days, on recent death memorials. Please remove these memorials and add any updates via the edit tab. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Added by Katrina on May 27, 2015 11:42 AM
Deborah Myers
RE: Henry Ferguson
Thanks so much for adding the death certificate. Based on the age on the death certificate (79) he would have been born around 1853. That likely rules him out as the husband of Isabelle, since she was born in 1885. She "fibbed" several times about her age when she married, but always younger. LOL!
Added by Deborah Myers on May 22, 2015 7:44 AM
Deborah Myers
Henry Ferguson
I wondered how you came up with a birth year for Henry Ferguson Find A Grave Memorial# 86704084. The Oregon record I saw didn't give a date for his birth. I have been trying to figure out if he was the Henry Ferguson who married my grandfather's cousin in 1930. By the 1940 census she was married to someone else, so I think this might be the Henry Ferguson she married. If there is a death certificate does it give the spouse's name? She went by the nickname "Hazel", her Find A Grave memorial is # 146772930. I'd really appreciate any help I can get to answer the question about what happened to her third husband.
Thanks, Debi Lowe Myers
Added by Deborah Myers on May 21, 2015 3:01 PM
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