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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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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
Colleen McElyea Cavin
Joseph Jacob Holt # 86772340
My research has lead me to this memorial on and I am stunned by the amount of information on Joseph Holt's memorial page. I am looking for confirmation as to whether he is a relative. The Joseph J Holt, I am looking for was born in Missouri in 1890, lived in Los Angeles and San Diego, California between 1920-1945, was married and had 3 children. In the information on his page there is no mention of those years which leads me to think this Joseph J Holt may be the one I am looking for but I need more assurance.
I look forward to your response.
Added by Colleen McElyea Cavin on May 26, 2016 7:46 PM
Dorene Loveall
Allan Lee Roberts FAG # 87453043
Thank you so very much for making this memorial. His Paternal Grandmother and my Maternal Grandfather were siblings. I did not know about this child. When I found his father's sister, she told me Jack had been married several times But, she didn't think Jack had any children. I was never able to make contact with Jack. Your research was correct concerning Jacks family. I don't feel like I can claim Allan's remains. But, I do appreciate your work. May God Bless you so much for your caring heart.
Added by Dorene Loveall on May 01, 2016 12:38 PM
Jack Johnson
Hey Phyllis could you look at Jack Johnson for me at the Salem Hospital memorial. Someone is saying its a duplicate but they were born like 20 years apart. People do share names. I think I will leave it till I am done taking pictures but I would like your opinion since you have done a lot of the research. If it is please let me know and I will fix my mistake. Have a fantastic day
Added by Kim on Mar 28, 2016 5:12 PM
NL Nuttall
Richard D. Brown #67257559
Looks like one of my guesses was wrong. As far as I can tell the last
living descendant of his mother, or her sister, died in Palo Alto, CA
in 1991. So if someone on his mother's side claimed the ashes they
would probably have to be from his second cousins in Missouri. But
I'll keep searching to be sure.

Since his grandfather Richard Dudley Baskett didn't die until 1901 it
would be interesting to know if his will or obit provided any clues to
what became of Richard D. Brown's mother.
Added by NL Nuttall on Mar 09, 2016 1:11 PM
NL Nuttall
Richard D Brown #67257559
Thanks for providing such interesting information. He's a third cousin to my grandfather through his mother and grandmother. Not close enough for anyone in Indiana to claim his ashes, since I'm fairly sure he has relatives in Oregon, but definitely enough to make him of interest.

His mother was a daughter of Richard Dudley Baskett, (1819-1901), and his first wife Marietta (Moon) Baskett, (1825-1847). She was 3 when her mother died; 6-7 when her father married his 2nd wife; and 9-10 when her father moved his family from Howard Co., MO. to OR ca.1853. Sophronia's sister was Susan Baskett, (1845-1877), who married William Presley Cheshire, (1838-1924).

Richard Brown's maternal great-grandfather was John Anderson
Moon. He was the brother of my 3 greats grandmother Frances
Poindexter (Moon) Nuttall, daughter of Archelaus Moon and Ann
Anderson. [Richard's distant relatives include the Anderson who was commanding at Ft.Sumter at the start of the Civil War and Thomas Jefferson's brother-in-law Dabney Carr, among many others.]

So now the challenge is to find out what became of Richard's
Added by NL Nuttall on Mar 09, 2016 12:58 AM
Dian Gustafson
Alice Gustafson Hilton
I found that Alice Gustafson Hilton was in the Oregon State hospital and died there Jan 1917. Her name is listed on the web as having her cremains at the hospital yet. What is the best way to find out if they are actually there or possibly brought to Portland to be with the rest of her family. She also had a sister Esther Gustafson who died there in 1915. Thank you for any leads to where these records may be.
Added by Dian Gustafson on Feb 26, 2016 9:53 PM
Homer Thiel
Dan Feury
Hi Phyllis, I am not related to Dan Feury. Wish I was. Homer in Tucson
Added by Homer Thiel on Feb 03, 2016 7:31 PM
Zegers Family
It's been so much fun talking to you, and I appreciate all the info you've given me so far. I never knew that "Uncle" Ray's birth name was actually Marinus, like his father. I wonder if my aunt knows this. It will be great fun presenting all of the info to her once I have it. I will email you at your regular email address this week and then we can go from there! Thank you again!!! Doreen
Added by dojo on Feb 01, 2016 10:59 PM
Zegers Family
Hi again Phyllis!
Thank you SOOOO much for getting back to me, and so quickly! So, you live in Oregon, huh? I have a nephew that lives there, too, and a cousin (son of the aunt I mentioned before) who lives in Klamath Falls. This aunt I mentioned lives near San Diego. It's funny that you should mention your father-in-law and that he lives near Joliet, IL?? I, too, live near there, about 30 miles northeast of there. And, his name is Vernon Raymond Zegers? My aunt's uncle who lived in the Chicago area for many years was also named Ray. I even remember him from when I was a kid. This isn't the same person, is it? I can't see how it would be because I'm pretty sure my aunt's uncle is deceased. So how are they all related, then ? I'm so happy to have located another branch of the family, and my aunt will be SO happy, too, because she knows very little about them. YES, YES, YES I'll email you directly and THANK YOU SO much for being willing to send me the Zegers information that you have!!! Doreen
Added by dojo on Feb 01, 2016 12:10 PM
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