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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 attribution is given.

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Gaye Strand
Shewan Grave New Zealand
Hi there

I've uploaded the pic I took this morning of the headstone at Waikumete Cemetery for William and Annie Shewan for you

William SHEWAN (c1883-1969)
married Annie GIBSON (c1889-1961) in 1921 in New Zealand

Hope this helps with your family tree!

Best regards

Added by Gaye Strand on Feb 18, 2014 2:19 PM
Theron Jack Taylor Jr.
A while back you had requested a photo for Theron Taylor Jr. in Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, WY. We sorted it out that his actual burial is in Ariz (Find A Grave Memorial# 95073815). However, there is a cenotaph for him at Lakeview in his parent's lot. See Find A Grave Memorial# 123486591.
Added by Jerry on Jan 15, 2014 7:20 PM
Rodger Smith
RE: Albert Burns
I'm sorry I was unable to find the grave stone. It should be beside Alvin and Ethel but I didn't see it. I will go there again though maybe not till spring and ask at the cemetery office.
Added by Rodger Smith on Nov 11, 2013 11:49 AM
frank orr
Charles Litherland
Gerald, sorry for the over sight...Charles is in Coulumbarium East grave 11 at Highland Cemetery. I usually add a caption to the photo.
Added by frank orr on Nov 11, 2013 10:26 AM
Greg Matthews
RE: Lynda Dance
Hello Gerald: You'll find more details about her photo in the caption for that photo. Take Care, Greg.
Added by Greg Matthews on Nov 10, 2013 5:50 PM
Phyllis Carnochan
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Guelph
I was looking through the Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society cemetery transcriptions to find the stone for Ethel Shewan in Woodlawn Memorial Park here in Guelph. I found a Mary E. Shewan with a David M. Shewan on the same stone but can't seem to find Ethel. Is it possible that Ellen might have been her second name and that Mary E. Shewan is the stone you are looking for? Do you know if her husband was David? According to details, this Mary E. Shewan was born in 1870 so that might rule this Mary E. out.

I found an Ethel M. Clark married to a Shewan in the Palmerston Cemetery transcriptions but she was born in the 1900's so that rules her out.

Where did you get the details indicating Ethel Shewan is in Woodlawn? It is possible that she does not have a headstone which would explain why she is not listed in our cemetery transcriptions that are transcribed directly from the headstones.
Added by Phyllis Carnochan on Nov 07, 2013 9:08 AM
Shewan request
I just satisfied a request you made for John Shewan in Regina, Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, there is no headstone. I went to the office and they were kind enough to give me the names on the headstones on either side of John's plot so that I was able to confirm his location. I hope this image helps with your research. If you would like it removed just let me know.
Added by Yolli on Oct 28, 2013 7:57 PM
Ken M
Looked for more Shewans close by LLoyd's stone...but none found. Many stones are grown over. If you check with Pine Hills and find more, let me know the locations and I will look.
Added by Ken M on Oct 21, 2013 2:45 PM
Sharon S
Ruth Shewan Coon
I didn't put up the photo on her page as I don't know if she is still alive and wasn't sure if it would be appropriate. Let me know what you think.
Added by Sharon S on Oct 18, 2013 7:46 PM
Ken M
RE: Shewan Family
I did not notice other Shewans...but I wasn't actually looking for them. I will be back at the cemetery and have a look then.
Added by Ken M on Oct 16, 2013 8:20 PM
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