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Zoe Z Patterson Stephens
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1903
Saint Helens
Columbia County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1968
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

A housewife, Zoe (Patterson) Stephens lived her 65 years in Oregon except for the three months after her marriage when she resided in Seattle, Washington. She attended the Oregon public schools and graduated in 1922 from the University of Oregon High School in Eugene, Oregon. Not only did Zoe give birth to six children, but she earned money throughout her life at various short term jobs. She sold fancy work, canned fruit for the neighbors, cooked for a boys summer camp, sold vegetables from her half acre garden, delivered circulars and green sheets for the Eugene Daily News, picked beans for commerical growers, sold Spenser Corsets, and sewed costumes for the University Theatre. From Nov. 1941 on, Zoe suffered from a rare bleeding disease, Hereditary Thrombasthenic Purpura, diagnosed in 1953 by Dr. Edwin Osgood of the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. After being in ill health for approximately 25 years, Zoe passed away on 27 July 1968, at the Portland Sanitarium and Hospital, but she did live to attend the wedding on 6 July 1968, of her eldest grandson John Lawerance Brown.

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Source: Zoe Z (Patterson) Stephens: "Delayed Certificate of Birth" (filed 24 March 1958, State no. DF-12131), Oregon State Board of Health, Vital Statistics, Portland. Death certificate (filed 12 August 1968, local no. 3617), informant Charles L. Stephens, husband.

Stephens-Patterson marriage: certificate, 29 January 1921, at 980 Alder Street, Eugene, from Rev. A.M. Spangler [EMSB Archives]; and "Return of Marriage" Lane County, Clerk, Eugene. 
 
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 Parents:
  Melvin Burton Patterson (1857 - 1914)
  Nora Etta Maring Patterson (1869 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Lester Stephens (1899 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Wayne Earl Stephens (1921 - 2003)*
  Lawerance Burton Milar Stephens (1923 - 1939)*
  Merle Lyle Stephens Brown (1925 - 1979)*
  Laura LaVonn Stephens (1927 - 1927)*
  Dean Leslie Stephens (1929 - 1930)*
  Ellen Maring Stephens Benedict (1931 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chalmer Nash Patterson (1891 - 1960)**
  William Webber Patterson (1892 - 1975)**
  Robert Kerr Patterson (1894 - 1965)**
  Dorian Egonda Patterson (1898 - 1990)**
  Julian Patrick Patterson (1899 - 1900)**
  Zoe Z Patterson Stephens (1903 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery
Springfield
Lane County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Owlisnapp
Record added: Dec 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16899120
Zoe Z <i>Patterson</i> Stephens
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Zoe Z <i>Patterson</i> Stephens
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Zoe Z <i>Patterson</i> Stephens
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