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G Shewan (#46881166)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur military historian and genealogist. I am interested in researching the burial locations of U.S. military service men and women, particularly at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Myer, Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

I am also researching my family tree, particularly the Shewan family members who originated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and their descendents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

My Scots great-grandfather, William J. Shewan (1867 - 1947) and his son, my grandfather, William W. Shewan (1895 - 1973) arrived at Ellis Island on July 2, 1911 and settled in Erie, Pennsylvania.

In addition to my paternal line, I am researching other family lines, including:

* Akre (originally Aakre in Norwegian)
* Clabeaux
* Devincentis
* Mangin/Mangini
* Sauer
* Stormo
* Thaler

Other cemeteries of interest:

* Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO
* Barrancas Nat'l Cemetery, Pensacola, FL
* Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Fort Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery, San Diego, CA
* Golden Gate Nat'l Cemetery, San Francisco, CA
* Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
* Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Quantico Nat'l Cemetery, Triangle, VA
* Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington DC
* Soldiers' Nat'l Cemetery, Washington, DC
* West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY

Some of my photo contributions can be seen here.

To all the Find A Grave photo volunteers who have been kind enough to take photos of my family's gravestones at my request over the past year, I thank you most gratefully for your time and effort. With graves throughout the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it would not be feasible for me to visit them all and take my own photos. I am extremely grateful to Find A Grave, and to the photo volunteers, for helping me to research my family.

I give my permission to use any of my photos, providing 1) it is not for commercial use, and 2) attribution is given.

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RE: Hemming & Beret Stormo
You are very lucky. Nice they you have photos of them
Added by leslie on Mar 29, 2015 11:46 AM
Ron Mazuras
Gladys Mabel Shewan
Hello, I actioned your photo request today for Gladys Shewan. You asked to be notified if any other Shewans were in the same cemetery. There are 5 altogether. Gladys's ashes lie next to those of her husband Robert. His photo is included on Gladys's memorial page. There are 3 others that I have photos for:

Alexander P
Hannah Maude (wife of above)
Lurline Ann

Let me know if you want me to email them to you.

Added by Ron Mazuras on Mar 24, 2015 12:04 AM
Paula Campbell
Robert Leslie Shewan
I found an IOOF pendant belonging to Robert Leslie Shewan dated June 30, 1932.
I know that Robert Leslie died in 1974 and his wife died in 1991; they had no children.

I would like to return the pendant to a family member.
I live in Vancouver, Canada.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Paula Campbell
Added by Paula Campbell on Dec 28, 2014 2:40 PM
RE: Macmanaman
You're very welcome. It was a joy going through St Mary's. By the way I also found a Peter McMenaman in section East and made a memorial for him.
Added by Roibeard on Nov 23, 2014 10:12 PM
Shewan/Perry Family Tree (Duignan)
Berneice Shewan
I have been UN-successful finding my Great Aunt Berneice M. Shewan's burial /grave information.

She is the Daughter of Levi/Levy Shewan B 1880 D 1952. From Guelph, Ontario CA. immigrated to Niagara Falls, N.Y. I found Berneice's name spelled so many different ways. Bernice, Berenice. Including M. Bernice Shewan. Her birth year varies from 1913 -1915. The most confusing thing is her marriage to Arthur B. Gilman in Oct. 3 1931. He also married another Bernice Babbit. Last record I can find on my Great Aunt a Census in 1933. she was 18 living with parents Levi and Elizabeth Shewan 171 56th street, N.F., N.Y. I also know Berneice M. Shewan was in the Navy. She did pass at a young age. I would appreciate your help. thank you Linda Perry Henry Shewan/Perry Family Tree.
Added by Shewan/Perry Family Tree ... on Nov 11, 2014 5:49 AM
Bev Dowson
Shewen @ Lakefield Cemetery
I have added some Shewen names to the above cemetery. I thought you might be interested. It's about 15 minutes from where Edward Travers is buried.
Added by Bev Dowson on Nov 05, 2014 8:02 AM
Jodie Brown
RE: Barbara Neiderriter Gingenbach
that would be great. Thank you.
Added by Jodie Brown on Nov 04, 2014 5:17 PM
Jodie Brown
Barbara Neiderriter Gingenbach
Do you have any other information on her? Where you might have gotten her maiden name or marriage license?
Added by Jodie Brown on Nov 02, 2014 2:03 PM
Shewan headstones
HI: I have some of the photos that you were looking for from the zion cemetery in ontario.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 01, 2014 2:35 PM
Jenn Kelly
RE: Shewan Gravesites
You are very much welcome.
Since Hilda's name is not on the stone and there is room for two on the stone, I can't help but think her husband must be with her.
The staff at the cemetery were very helpful and may be able to confirm that her husband is there also.
Rather than asking if he is there, I would suggest emailing them to ask for his location. Cristina was one if the people we were in contact with. Her email is

I'll get you the location information that they have me for Hilda as well. I'm not sure if I added it to the online profile or not.

If he does happen to be in a different section let me know and I will gladly go over and look for the stone for a picture for you.
Let me know if there is any way for me to help!

I too have been lucky to have someone fulfill my request and go the extra mile for me. I recently had a request for England fulfilled (to the extent they were able to) and they send me several other family members in the same cemetery. It has opened up a whole new chapter of my family. I can only hope to make others as happy and grateful as I felt for my volunteer!
Added by Jenn Kelly on Sep 28, 2014 3:25 PM
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