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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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Jeffry Burden
RE: Joseph Robinson
Thanks very much!
Added by Jeffry Burden on Jul 16, 2014 11:18 PM
Lester Letson
RE: John Baller at OSH memorial
I posted 30 pictures, most from the 1939 to 1940 death dates part of one wall a few from 1954, I have 7 others I have not posted. No plans to post anymore, these are all I have. I will not be visiting Oregon again until next year, so will not be taking photos of the rest of the memorial.

I was interested in the tie in to Morgan Savage whose homestead the hospital was built on.

Although there were 2 pioneers named Morgan Savages in Oregon, this one is reported to be the brother of Major James D Savage killed where Reedley, Fresno County, California is now. Another tie in to history I had researched was the Penitentiary next door, the first Superintendent was Alva Shaw, who is buried in Selma, California in Fresno County.

I can delete my copies if you plan on posting better ones, a few I posted ware low resolution, so lots of room for improvement, and you have done a great job of researching these people and finding who they were before and after being committed.
Added by Lester Letson on Jul 13, 2014 12:29 AM
C Dotson
RE: Earl Dotson
I have posted the copy of death record on our family facebook page, to see if any knows if this Earl is related. I don't have him listed in my Ancestry tree, but we do have Dotson's in the Oregon area.
I try and always leave flowers on all the Dotson memorials that I look at. Just for respect to them.
I am sorry that we are not a connection, that I am aware of. I hope that your memorial gets a lead so Earl can be reunited with family members.
Added by C Dotson on Jul 09, 2014 4:16 PM
Just Visiting
RE: VanPetten/VanPatten
Thank you for the information! I will send you an email this morning.
Added by Just Visiting on Jul 02, 2014 9:42 AM
Deanne Knapp
RE: James Perine
My pleasure!
Added by Deanne Knapp on Jul 02, 2014 8:46 AM
Just Visiting
Hi, Phyllis,

My name is Mari Summers and we are distant cousins through the Van Patten line. From what I can determine from a bio on Find A Grave, our common ancestor is Myndert Van Patten. Myndert's son, Aaron, is my great-great grandfather. I have just recently signed up with and am trying to establish my relationship with Claes "Niclaes" Van Petten. I've gotten as far as Nicholaes Van Petten (1716-1790), but can't determine his direct lineage to Claes (1641-1728). Can you help me figure this out?

Thank you for any help, and have a great day!
Kind regards,
Mari Summers
Added by Just Visiting on Jul 01, 2014 9:58 AM
Oregon State Hospital
Hi Phyllis - I think it's wonderful what you are doing with the memorials of the people who were at Oregon State Hospital. Thank you for the transfer of Edward Condon's memorial. Yes, it was my sister who contacted you. If I can help in any way with research please let me know, although you are already single handedly doing a great job. Hope you have a nice week ahead. Take care.
Added by Sheila on Jun 15, 2014 10:34 PM
Tami K.
Blachly Cemetery
I received your message seeking a contact for the Blachly Cemetery. I do not have that information, any longer, but I would contact:

Musgrove's Family Mortuary
(541) 686-2818
(866) 273-7047 Toll Free

They should be able to get you the contact information for the cemetery as they need it themselves to arrange burials. It may be the Sexten or the Administrator but they should be able to get you to someone.

Good luck!
Added by Tami K. on Apr 29, 2014 1:56 PM
Fred Cornelius Cohoon
RE: Mary Willis Wharton (1851-1939)
Thank You so very much for the update. I don't work much or very long at a time. Still interested just don't seem to be able to work much.
Added information to the tree THANK YOU
Added by Fred Cornelius Cohoon on Mar 23, 2014 9:35 AM
Also at Elmwood
John & Johann Weiss information is also needed. Ace
Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:27 PM
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