Death Certificates Posted on Records Archive

More than 200 Oregon death certificates for Morningside patients are now available in the Morningside Hospital Record Archive. You can find them here.

Thanks to Portland residents Eric Cordingley and David Anderson for their many trips to the Oregon State Archives in Salem and for scanning all of these documents. Their continued commitment provides a rich source of information for families of Alaskans sent to Morningside.

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4 Comments

  1. Elma Guthrie
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Looking for my Grandmother who was Wasalisia Haakanson or Phyllis Haakanson. She was from Kodiak and died at Morningside Hospital in the 1950′s. We do not know where she was buried. Her maiden name was Shugak. She did not speak too much english, she was aleut. Baptized as Russian Orthodox. My mother told me that someone there would transcribe letters from her to their family. Any information you may have about her or where she was laid to rest we would like to know. thank you.

  2. David Anderson
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    We will be looking for and scanning Wasalisia’s death certificate in the very near future and will let you know what we find out.

  3. Robin Renfroe
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I looked in the oregon death records and found a Wasalisia Haakanson, Date of Death 1/19/1954 at Multnomah, husband Arthur. I’ve also looked in the Oregon Metro Cemetery list and did not find her. So maybe she was buried somewhere else.

    I would contact the Oregon vital records and request a detailed or original death certificate, which should indicate mortuary and place of burial. Hope that helps.

  4. Jeremy Charlie
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to trck down my dads great aunt. She was from Minto, Alaska or, Mentasta, Alaska. Her name was Lucy Sam. Any info would be appreciated.

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