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Phyllis (Porter) Zegers (#47125324)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 18 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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Elsie Harmon
Helen Joyce Marquis
Find A Grave Memorial# 65157924
This is one for her as Helen J. Marquis.
Added by Elsie Harmon on Oct 09, 2017 9:59 PM
Christie Shellito
Clara Zelphia Purkapile
I just wanted to tell you thank you for posting the find a grave for Clara Z Purkapile. We went to get her ashes today and we will be sending her home to be buried by her parents and family in Kansas. It was a sad day with lots tears and at the same time it was a happy day that she will be going home. We would have never know that the Oregon State Hospital still had her ashes if it was not for you. I thank you and my family thanks you. Christie and family.
Added by Christie Shellito on Oct 09, 2017 1:45 PM
Pam R.
Emmett Bancroft
I have deleted my posts:)
Added by Pam R. on Oct 05, 2017 9:40 AM
Mark Grafe
Phyllis, thanks for the edit. Melvin's memorial has been transferred to you. Take care.
Added by Mark Grafe on Sep 19, 2017 8:47 AM
Rebecca Dunlap
RE: Margaret Palmer Eakin Savage
Thank you so very much. I appreciate it. How sad that she is there all alone!

Added by Rebecca Dunlap on Aug 17, 2017 8:25 AM
Rebecca Dunlap
Margaret Palmer Eakin Savage
Thank you so very much for this Memorial and you research!

Becky Dunlap
Added by Rebecca Dunlap on Aug 16, 2017 10:35 PM
Louisiana Girl
harold redfield
would like to obtain ashes. related.

Added by Louisiana Girl on Aug 05, 2017 3:09 PM
Christie Shellito
Clara Z Purkapile
You or someone posted Clara Z Purkapile dated 1885-1961 # 4582 at the Oregon State Hospital In Salem Oregon. Does this mean that her ashes are still there? We were to understand that she was to have been sent home to family in Kansas.??? If you could please tell if she is still there or not and if she is, my husband would like to claim her. She is great Aunt and all of her family has passed. Can you help us out???
Thank you for your time.
Added by Christie Shellito on Aug 04, 2017 11:36 AM
dewey dishner
tully c baish
in doing some on-line newspaper search i found the obit for tully and on looking on ancestry and the only other thing i could find was the records for the soliders home and his service records. looks like he was born c1817 in philadelphia,pa. was unable to find him in any census records.i posted his obit on his find-a-grave site.
Added by dewey dishner on Jul 23, 2017 1:20 PM
Purple Mountain
Thank You
This is a beautiful gift you are giving to our society! In deepest gratitude. Your memorials are first rate and powerful!
Added by Purple Mountain on Jul 14, 2017 7:01 AM
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