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Myrtle L Porter Beach
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1866
Mansfield
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1939
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Myrtle's cremated remains were never taken after her death and are still available at the Oregon State Hospital to be claimed by anyone who is related. More information is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/osh/pages/cremains.aspx

A book by David Maisel and a documentary by Ondi Timoner & Robert James, both entitled "Library of Dust" also provide more information.

Myrtle was born in Ohio to Robert M. Porter and Martha Barr. About 1891 Myrtle married Charles E. Beach. It was the first marriage for each of them. Charles was born in Ohio in 1866. They did not have children. At the time of the 1900 census they lived in Canton, Stark County, Ohio where Charles manufactured mirrors and Myrtle made umbrellas.

During the 1910 census they lived in Richland County, Ohio and Charles sold yeast. Myrtle was not employed. At least by 1914 they had moved to Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. At the time of the 1920 & 1930 censuses Myrtle and Charles lived in Portland and were partners in a tailor shop. Charles' mother, Margaret Beach was living with them in 1920.

On 4/3/1939, Myrtle fell and broke her right hip and was treated at Emauel Hospital in Portland. On 5/26/1939 Myrtle was admitted to the Oregon State Hospital, a residential facility in Salem, Oregon for the treatment of people with mental illness. After a month and a half she died of peritonitis related to an internal rupture and ulcer. She was within days of the 74th birthday.
 
 
Burial:
Oregon State Hospital
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
Originally Created by: jessicado
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66998073
Myrtle L <i>Porter</i> Beach
Added by: Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
 
Myrtle L <i>Porter</i> Beach
Added by: Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
 
 
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Rest in peace.
- Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
 
 
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