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Personal History

  • Samantha Hospitalized

    Found hospital Bracelet in my baby book, grandfather says it was for drugs and mental. Diagnosed as Bipolar at this time supposedly. Luthern Hospital Dr King.
  • Jo's Birth

    I was Born 2-3-1985 in Mary Greely Hospital in Ames Iowa to Samantha Miller and David Miller
  • Ashley's Birth

    Ashley was born in Mary Greeley Hospital on March 12 1986 in Ames iowa to Samantha Miller and David Miller
  • Theresa's Birth

    Theresa Born at Mary Greeley Hospital July 5th, 1987 in Ames, IA to Samantha Miller and David Miller
  • Christmas 1987

    David told Theresa was not his.
  • Sam VS David Divorce

  • Children brought to work

    April 11-15th children were brought to work by Samantha so she could watch them.
  • Children Left unattended

    Children left unattended for 48 hours
  • Birthday Call

    2:09 am Samantha had the children call David so as to wish him a Happy Birthday.
  • Summer Visitation

    Arrived for summer visitation with Dave and Laurie, after prearrangements had been made for swimming lessons children arrived with no swim suits, socks, jackets, 1 pair of shoes each, 1 summer outfit for theresa only, 1 church outfit for theresa only, and a few poorly maintained articles of clothing for Ashley and JoAnna.
  • End of summer visitation

    Samantha insisted that children miss prearranged swimming lessons to return home for the weekend. After sever phone arguements, Samantha arrived in Sioux City at 2:45 am to retrieve children, thuus cutting the visitation short. Visitation was suppose to extend until the 26th.
  • Employees Call David Miller

    Employees from Samantha's job called to inform David Miller that Sam had her daughter, JoAnna, bussing tables for her at Happy Chef in Story City.
  • No Call No Show

    Samantha agreed to a visitation the weekend of February 7, 1992. No call no show.
  • Another no call no show

    Samantha agreed again to a visitation for the weekend of February 22nd. She again did not show up by allotted time. When called, the babysitter answered and said she had just headed to work.
  • Stopped to drop off gifts.

    David and Laurie stopped to drop off birthday gifts to children as a surprise, but no one was home. gifts left at doorstep.
  • Presents deposited elsewhere

    Gifts left for children were thrown into David's parent's yard.
  • Explaination of gifts

    Samantha calls after midnight to David to argue about birthday parties and tell him the children elected to not open their gifts until they were told why he did not attend their borthday parties. A follow up call was made to David's Parent's to arrange a time for them to visit with the girls.
  • No call no show again

    Were supposed to have visitation weekend of March 21st. Another no call, no show.
  • Not allowed contact

    David and Laurie tried to call Davids mothers house to speak with the children. were not permitted to because of Samantha's rules.
  • Drinks between Sam, Laurie, Dave, and Babysitter

    Samantha, current husband and teenage nanny arrive in Sioux city. Invite Dave and Laurie for drinks. Went to '57 Chevy bar. Laurie confronted Samantha after Sam started inquiring about Laurie to her friends. Sam admitted to having a drinking problem, having to get a nanny because she couldnt stand to be home with her children and making sure the children had a poor attitude toward Dave. Several Witnesses. Sam also offered to pay, paid with checks, then closed the account.
  • Letter from Samantha to Dave

    lists name as Poortinga Miller. Nevada IA. Mostly details out how horrible of a husband Dave is. Said had cancer year before, had to have full hysterectomy. and asking for regular visitation, and thanking them for always paying child support.
  • Ocseola

    Phone records show Dave called children while they were living in Ocseola, IA
  • Neveda

    Phone Records show Dave called children when they were living in Neveda, IA
  • Sam and Greg married in Las Vegas

    Samantha went to Las Vegas on a vacation and came back with a husband.
  • Sam VS John Abuse Case

  • Custody overhaul

    New visitation rights were overhauled giving Dave more visitation rights and judgement is settled for past due child support.
  • Letter from Midge to Laurie

    letter tells laurie that divorce was finalized between John and samantha on 1/25/93 and the outcome. some parts of the divorce papers enclosed.
  • Dental Appointment cancelled

    Due to sam refusing to take the children to dentist, appointment was made during summer visitation. had to be cancelled because samantha retrieved the children early
  • Suicide letter

    Undated, estimated time frame. Suicide letter from attempt made by Samantha. One to greg, one willing the children to David Miller, one to the children, one specifically to JoAnna
  • Letter from Midge to Laurie

    letter details David signing adoption papers for John to adopt children but sam never filed them. He was under the impression Theresa was his daughter.John Pleaded guilty to the abuse charges filed against him, and bargained for a lesser charge..
  • Sam and Greg Bankruptcy

  • House Fire, Neveda

    JoAnna only one at home, Samantha arrived to find house filled with smoke. JoAnna taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. Moved to Oklahoma VERY shortly after that in the middle of the night.
  • Paternity Test

    Paternity test shows John to not be the father of Theresa
  • request of school records.

    Request of School records made my David Miller, Samantha disappeared and David had trouble finding the children, as Samantha moved them out of state (Oklahoma)
  • Letter From Samantha to David

    Letter appologizing to David for a previous phone conversation. Then the letter turns to a rant about how amazing of a mother she is and how she trained the children to not care whether or not David cared. Asking him to answer questions the children had. Also details out threats made for a custody fight. Discusses David's willingness to let children be adopted. Details out intimate details of other husbands in her bedroom. Discusses her digust at him physically.blames him for her drug addict
  • Letter from Sam to Dave

    Letter from sam to dave. only had some articles from some religious periodical photocopied to it with a verse taped to the outside.
  • Letter from JoAnna to David

    From Lawton, Ok
    Very angry letter from JoAnna (9 years old was about beginning of depression for JoAnna)
  • Letter from Sam to Dave

    using name Taylor address in Lawton, OK Details out things Samantha has told to JoAnna in regards to her fatherShe blames everyone possible for anything possible.
  • Letter from Dave to Children

    Letter from Dave to Children asking for contact information as their phone had been disconnected. Also providing his own contact information because he had moved.
  • Returned Borthday Card

    Address at:
    203 NE Angus
    Lawton, OK 73507
    no longer valid, address vacant, no forwarding address. Birthday card for Theresa returned to David Miller
  • Another Fax from Samantha

    Another Fax from Samantha responding to Davids request for a visitation. Last name taylor.
  • Faxes from Samantha Taylor

    Faxes from Samantha Taylor from her office at Home Market Realty Detailing out schedule for setting vacation later in the year. Offered to pay for the trip so that she could go on her own vacation.
  • Another Fax

    Another fax sent from Samantha's office at Home Market realty gives a new home phone number. Samantha has divorced and is no longer Taylor, went back to using the name Miller. Gives a home address of 139 NE Dunlop, Lawton, OK 73507.
    Details out how Sam and the children were busy roofing to make up for theother husband stealing all of our money and possessions.
  • Sam VS Allen Divorce

  • Birthday card returned

    Address at:
    139 NE Dunlop
    Lawton, OK 73507 no longer a valid address, returned to David Miller.
  • Letter from David Miller to Samantha

    David sent a message to samantha asking if her and the children had moved or if they had a new phone number as he called to Wish JoAnna a Happy Birthday and the phone was disconnected. he also asked if JoAnna recieved her Birthday Card.
  • Card and letter to David

    Vicious card and letter to david sent from Witchita Falls texas from Samantha. David asked for updated pictures and in return got a letter accusing him of trying to avoid child support and stating she will not call him again. Says John helps out. discusses a visit Dave and family made to visit in Lawton, OK. Tells him to stay out of their lives.
  • Letter From Ashley to David

    Letter from Wichita Falls, TX
    Telling David the children do not hate him and talking about things.
  • Letter from Ashley to David

    From Wichita Falls Tx. Appears to be forgery in comparison to other letters./ Details out Laurie disliking Samantha and a new husband, Phillip and a trip to Six Flags. Discusses Samanthas stroke after divorce from Allen. Includes strange picture.
  • Letter from Dave to Children

    Letter from Dave to Children trying to set minds at ease and explain situations, also in hopes of arranging summer visitation.
  • Letter from Sam to Dave

    Wichita Falls post mark, last name taylor. asking for them to benice to each other and work together for a common goal of making the children lives better.
  • moved from witchita Fals, TX

    Moved from Texas to Del City, OK.
  • Letter from Ashley to Dave

    Letter from Ashley from Del City, OK
    Details why David should be around more.
  • Letter from Ashley to David

    Written in Del City, OK
    Letter requests everyone getting along so children can see David more often.
  • Letter from Sam to David

    Letter addressed from Del City, yet using last name Taylor again. Tells how the children are doing in school. talks about missing snow, and a visit to Wisconsin to see Dave, that Ashley loved it. States Happy Thanksgiving. Undated, so I a assumed around late november and guessed approx on the year.
  • Letter from Sam to Dave

    From Del City Ok, details out christmas trip sent with John to Kentucky.
  • undated letter to Laurie from Sam

    Letter from Sam to Laurie Apologizing for being mean to her, then telling her the bible saved her. Married to phillip. Mostly religious garbage. Does not make much sense.
  • Forged letter to David

    From Del City, OK. Samantha forges a letter to David from JoAnna accusing Joleen of buying christmas gifts instead of David, as well as David slapping her. Accusing David of affairs and calling Davids ex wife a slut. Accusing Joleen of trying to get sam to abort JoAnna and detailing samantha overcoming her addictions and some of samanthas prior abuse. Sober 4 years. detailing out a suicide attempt. says john pays davids child support after sams stroke previous year. Sam married to phillip.
  • Period: to

    School records show JoAnna at Vici Schools

  • Letter from Sam to laurie

    Letter From Farm in Vici, OK (arnett) Last name Boswell
    Could not find what was enclosed but the back says to please read Matthew 7:1-29 of the bible.
  • Phillip Vs Sam Abuse

  • Sam Vs Phillip Abuse

  • Date David recieved DNA test results

    Samantha sends Dave test results showing John is not Theresa's Father
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    School records

    JoAnna's School records show she was moved in the middle of the first quarter to Urbandale schools, then removed again in the beginning of the third quarter.
  • Sam Boswell gets ticket in Urbandale

    Sam Boswell gets ticket in Urbandale, showing she was up here instead of at the farm.
  • Letter to Dave from Sam

    Letter from Urbandale address, back to using the name Boswell. Discusses how god saved everyone and how the past held alot of pain but her and her family were above that.
  • 16th Birthday Party

    Jo Caught smoking, beaten with board from 8 am until 1 pm. when friends arrived for party, they had to clean the wounds that spanned from middle of back down to knees. several witnesses.
  • JoAnna sent back to Vici

    Day after 16th Birthday, JoAnna was once again removed from her home and sent to Vici, OK to the "farm" by Samantha. House was empty except one room, which was padlocked. Expectations were $200 a month rent, the care of all animals and property and straight a's in school. Julie moved in as roomate.
  • Sam Requests removal from Abuse Registry

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    School Records

    School records show that JoAnna Audited classes during this year. Same year as hospitalization. Moved in the middle of the first quarter to urbandale again.
  • JoAnna taken back to Iowa

    JoAnna forced to move to urbandale. Shortly after, Samantha moved to farm, leaving children in Iowa
  • Jo Hospitalized

    Anorexic, Cutting, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks
  • David Notified of Abuse case

  • Child abuse founded, sam on registry

  • Sam Roy gets ticket in Urbandale

    Sam Roy gets a ticket in urbandale, showing she was up here instead of at the farm. (last name should not have been Roy, as she was already divorced from Terry Roy and remarried to John Poortinga)
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    Samantha moved to Oklahoma

    At this point, Samantha moved herself to Oklahoma, travelling back to Urbandale once a month or so to check on children. John left as supervisor. JoAnna worked for Nova Cinemas, refusing to come home because of threats made by John.
  • Graduated High School

    Urbandale high School
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    Kicked out of farm and Urbandale house

    Friend died, refused to mow yard as to attend funeral, was kicked from farm and told not allowed around Urbandale house either or near sibilings. Cashed in savings bonds for motel nights in between nights where friends would allow me to stay with them.
  • Discharged from Army

  • Gillian Born

  • TJ VS Sam

    TJ takes nathan back
  • Theresa's Name Change

    Theresa changes her name from Miller to Poortinga
  • Start work for Carmike Cinemas

  • Sam and John Divorce Again

    Sam and John Poortinga divorce again
  • Sam vs John

    Sam accuses John of breaking onto her current residence and harming animals
  • Sam speeding ticket

    Last name already FRY
  • Left Pete

  • Met Mick

  • Engaged to Mick

  • Married Mick