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A Distant Relative Died in 1940 and No One Ever Picked Up Her Remains—So I Did

Thousands of unclaimed cremains are just sitting there at Oregon State Hospital. Are you related to any of them? by Meg van Huygen I 've never known much about my dad's family. He and I are close, but he doesn't seem to know much more than I do—from what he tells me, it seems to be a pedigree of hardscrabble lives and early deaths in rural Western Oregon. He never knew his paternal grandmother's name; she died before he was born.
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