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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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 • 1,182 Memorials Added
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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
Ace
Also at Elmwood
John & Johann Weiss information is also needed. Ace
Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:27 PM
Ace
August Weiss
Hi! Regarding your photo request, can you please contact the cemetery and obtain the Section, Lot, and Grave Number information, and then post it to your request? Please also ask if there is a grave marker and add that information to your photo request and/or memorial. The Find A Grave FAQs state the photo requestor is responsible to provide this information.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

This cemetery provides extremely limited assistance to photo volunteers with finding a grave's location. Last year I was able to fulfill almost 200 photo requests at Elmwood through this process. Because the lots in this cemetery are poorly marked, almost no one else ever photographs here. I have only had success here because I have spent literally weeks at a time to learn the intricacies of the layout of this cemetery.

Thank you for helping me to help you.

Ace
Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:13 PM
Cathy Morgan
Caroline J. Allphin
Thank you so much for your time and effort in resolving the "problems" in burial records. You are a true researcher who just warms our hearts for the memory of those gone before us.
Added by Cathy Morgan on Mar 09, 2014 5:21 PM
Smilydino
Concerning Mary Elizabeth Hastings
As you pointed out, your memorial # 119683787, and memorial # 116391559, are the same person. It would be appropriate if the two of you got together and decided who is correct and delete the incorrect memorial. If no one can give, let Find A Grave decide the best course. As it is, there is too much confusion having both memorials. Thanks.
Added by Smilydino on Mar 02, 2014 1:00 PM
Susan Wood
Sarah Wood
Dear Phyllis, I want you to know, My family joined me yesterday, in the 500 mile round trip, to pick up Sarah Wood from OSH. My heart feels thrilled. I am sure Sarah was treated well at OSH. For 136 years OSH has been taking care of Sarah.

I will take her when I go visit my dad, and then bury her with her son, George, born 136 years ago April 5.
Thank you for your part of joining them together again. Susan Wood
Added by Susan Wood on Feb 22, 2014 11:50 PM
Susan Wood
Sarah Wood
Dear Phyllis, You are an angel to me and to Sarah Wood. I wrote a post on Sarah's page.
Searching for Sarah, is one of the main reason's I started in genealogy. I have talked to OSH twice, and Sarah's son came to see her, once he learned she was alive, in 1925 to find that she had been dead for 10 years. She was put into the institute when she was caught ready to throw my grandfather in the fire at 3 days old.
Sarah was born 16 May 1836 in Illinois, to George and Eliza Morgan. Somewhere she met John Wood, and they wagon trained to Sutter Creek. They became farmers there and ended up moving to Coquille, Coos Co OR.
All of downtown Coquille was John Wood's farm until his death in 1900. At that time John's son George and his sister Beth, sold all of their anchorage to create the town that is there today.
I found Sarah's parents in Contra Costa county, CA raising Sarah and John's first born Mary.
I believe that Sarah's mental issues were most likely postpartum depression. Manic depression could have been brought on by being stuck on a farm with 6 children. Sarah was 42 when she was committed in 1878.
John also got frustrated. Grandpa (George) said that John was so frustrated with him that he put him upside down in a post hole John had dug. George left the family about age 12, and went back to Sutter Creek to mine. He was encouraged to love Jesus by someone there. George then went to Philomath, Or to seminary school and preached to the Native Americans in Wamic OR. George is buried in Tacoma WA with his wife.
I will get Sarah and inurn her with her son she gave birth to 136 years ago.
I am very interested to where you learned your information about Sarah. You had information I did not have. I would love to do what you are doing. You have blessed our family and completed a circle that plagued Sarah, her son, and his children and grandchildren... I don't understand how the spirit world works, but I do know this is VERY important. Thank you for the work you did on behalf of Sarah Morgan Wood.
Added by Susan Wood on Feb 17, 2014 11:51 AM
Susan Wood
Sarah Wood
Dear Phyllis, You are an angel to me and to Sarah Wood. I wrote a post on Sarah's page.
Searching for Sarah, is one of the main reason's I started in genealogy. I have talked to OSH twice, and Sarah's son came to see her, once he learned she was alive, in 1925 to find that she had been dead for 10 years. She was put into the institute when she was caught ready to throw my grandfather in the fire at 3 days old.
Sarah was born 16 May 1836 in Illinois, to George and Eliza Morgan. Somewhere she met John Wood, and they wagon trained to Sutter Creek. They became farmers there and ended up moving to Coquille, Coos Co OR.
All of downtown Coquille was John Wood's farm until his death in 1900. At that time John's son George and his sister Beth, sold all of their anchorage to create the town that is there today.
I found Sarah's parents in Contra Costa county, CA raising Sarah and John's first born Mary.
I believe that Sarah's mental issues were most likely postpartum depression. Manic depression could have been brought on by being stuck on a farm with 6 children. Sarah was 42 when she was committed in 1878.
John also got frustrated. Grandpa (George) said that John was so frustrated with him that he put him upside down in a post hole John had dug. George left the family about age 12, and went back to Sutter Creek to mine. He was encouraged to love Jesus by someone there. George then went to Philomath, Or to seminary school and preached to the Native Americans in Wamic OR. George is buried in Tacoma WA with his wife.
I will get Sarah and inurn her with her son she gave birth to 136 years ago.
I am very interested to where you learned your information about Sarah. You had information I did not have. I would love to do what you are doing. You have blessed our family and completed a circle that plagued Sarah, her son, and his children and grandchildren... I don't understand how the spirit world works, but I do know this is VERY important. Thank you for the work you did on behalf of Sarah Morgan Wood.
Added by Susan Wood on Feb 17, 2014 11:51 AM
Carla Rutter
Reed - Reedy
Phyllis, in researching Bobby and Robert Reedy, the stones both say "Reed". This is also how the veterans record the spelling. The date all meshed. Let me know if you need anything further to help you.
Added by Carla Rutter on Feb 13, 2014 5:11 PM
Carla Rutter
RE: Roseburg National Cemetery
Phyllis, I couldn't find a couple of them. I'll try to get them finished up by the end of the week.
Added by Carla Rutter on Feb 11, 2014 4:49 PM
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