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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.

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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Judy Grubb
Mary Fox Barnard Mowery
Phyllis, thank you for the information. I deleted my site as per request as yours has so much more. No problem. She is not directly related to me. It is so sad that no one has claimed her ashes.
Thank you again for the heads up on her.

Added by Judy Grubb on Oct 25, 2016 8:35 AM
RE: Maude (Deeds) Barlow #66987322
Sounds good. I passed the information on to you since you spearhead the effort to find homes for the forgotten folks from OSH. I wasn't sure if you needed this information for OSH records.
Added by EGF on Oct 18, 2016 12:09 AM
Maude (Deeds) Barlow #66987322

While the claim is made that her ashes are at OSH in Salem, in fact she shares a crypt with her husband, William Clifford Barlow, at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum in Portland.

See Find A Grave #171366244 for Maude (Deeds) Barlow, and Find A Grave #171366230 for William Clifford Barlow. I manage both of these memorials. Also note that I've added photos of the crypt with close-ups of the name plates.

Added by EGF on Oct 16, 2016 7:18 PM
Richard P. Thivierge
RE: Burial Info onHamilton Love Family
Thank you for you quick response.
Added by Richard P. Thivierge on Oct 01, 2016 3:45 PM
Nadine Gauthier Heppell
Charles A. RIDGEWAY 1881-1964 #87453018
There is a headstone photo for this fellow and his wife which can be viewed on Memorial 28936650. You have a photo for his cremaines in the Oregon State Hospital cemetery # 87453018. Is it possible his cremains were never interned with his wife, but his name was inscribed on her headstone???? Confusing, to say the least...Hope you can help figure this out. Thanks! Nadine in California
Added by Nadine Gauthier Heppell on Sep 29, 2016 8:16 PM
Richard P. Thivierge
Burial Info onHamilton Love Family
Dear Phyllis. Some some years now I have been researching the genealogy of my wife's family, Janice Love Thivierge. Her great-greatgrandfather was Hamilton Love who is buried in the Oxford Township Cemetery, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. In Feb 2016 I sent a letter to the cemetery hoping to find out who is buried there with Hamilton and his wife Eliza, who presently is the owner of that plot and how I could possibly get in touch with that person but I never got a response. I contacted Sandy Littlejohn and she advised me to contact you since you added so much information in Hamilton's and his daughter (Isabelle Herbert) memorial's in Findagrave. Don't know if you have such information and if you could direct me to someone who might have that information. I would appreciate any help you can provide. My name is Richard Thivierge, my email is, my address is 240 Wildflower Lane in Seguin Texas 78155 if you wish to contact me via that route. Thanking you beforehand for any assistance.
Added by Richard P. Thivierge on Sep 29, 2016 5:43 PM
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
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