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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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Kelly Perazzolo
Jane Shewan at Sydeham Cemetery (Christchurch, NZ)
Hi,

I was at her burial location yesterday - her grave is unmarked (strip of grass).

http://i.imgur.com/OFuvrbf.jpg

I haven't been able to find exactly her plot but I took this photo of the block - most of them are unmarked. (Photo taken at 4333'31.1"S 17237'28.5"E). She is the only Shewan buried in the Christchurch City Council area.

She doesn't appear on the NZ Death Index however there's a grave in Timaru, NZ with the inscription Jane Shawan 1844 - 1909 and while there are 2 people buried in this plot she isn't one of them. The date of death is the same - Aug 14, 1909.

http://www.timaru.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/cemeteries/cemetery-search?BurialId=31779

I think I know what happened here - most of the people who are buried in this Block were patients who died at Sunnyside Hospital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunnyside_Hospital) so I believe she was a patient there at the time of her death and possibly that the hospital wasn't aware that her husband was buried in Timaru so she was buried by herself in the local cemetery.

I hope this makes sense.

She and her husband James had the following children

Catherine (Born April 1875)
William Shewan (Born 1878)
John Shewan (Born 1882)
Henry Shewan (1886 - 1938) (Buried in the Timaru plot)

Have also found the following death notice in the local newspaper, dated February 1897

"SHEWAN. At the Timaru Hospital, on February 28th, Christina, the beloved daughter of James and Jane Shewan, aged 24 years. Deeply regretted. "

"SHEWAN - The friends of James and Jane Shewan, are respectfully informed that the funeral of their late daughter, Christina, will leave their residence, High Street, Tomorrow, (Sunday) February 28th, at 2.30pm for the cemetery. "

Christina would have been born in abt 1873, before they arrived in NZ, hence why she isn't showing up on the NZ Birth Index. She is buried in a plot next to her brother and father. She is also buried with W.Shewan (Her brother?)

At first glance there are many Shewan's buried in Timaru

http://www.timaru.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/cemeteries/cemetery-search?Surname=shewan&FirstName=

I hope this helps.

Kelly








Added by Kelly Perazzolo on Apr 11, 2015 5:40 PM
Ron Mazuras
RE: Gladys Mabel Shewan
No problem Gerald, happy to help.
Ron.
Added by Ron Mazuras on Apr 04, 2015 5:26 PM
William Whyte
Shewan in Canterbury, New Zealand
Hi,
I see on your photo request for Graham Shewan in the Shands Road Cemetery you requested info on other Shewan's that may be near by.
You will find some more with these webpages:
http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/
http://rates.selwyn.govt.nz/cemeteries/plot_records/search
http://www.timaru.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/cemeteries/cemetery-search
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries_search

And you may also find this website useful.
https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/

Cheers
William
Added by William Whyte on Apr 02, 2015 3:50 PM
jane austin
Stormo
I am very excited to see that you found the graves of the Stormo patriarch and matriarch. My line leads to Helmer, and my inability to link the family because I could not find Hemming and Berit was driving me crazy. Well done, sir.

One or two of his children were transferred to me by photo volunteers. I will transfer them to you, except for Helmer. There's a very interesting connection with this branch of the family and I hope to have a meeting this summer with ones whose lives they touched.

Added by jane austin on Mar 31, 2015 11:35 PM
leslie
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.

Regards,
Ron.
Added by Ron Mazuras on Mar 24, 2015 12:04 AM
Paula Campbell
Robert Leslie Shewan
Hello,
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
Roibeard
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
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