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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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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
Jenn Kelly
Grave photos
I saw your grave photo request for Hilda Shewan. I was there today looking and was unsuccessful in finding a marked stone, however found 2 stones.
1 stone had the names Charles and Elsie, the other stone only has the last name.
I will be contacting the office to have them tell me if Hildas stone does or does not have her name on the stone, and if I missed it I plan to return to gather the correct photo.
If you are interested in either of the photos I did gather, please contact me at and I will send you the photos directly.

Good luck with your searching!

Added by Jenn Kelly on Sep 01, 2014 3:12 PM
RE: Jerome Charles Crumley
I'm just sorry I couldn't help. Good luck.
Added by Robbie331 on Aug 07, 2014 3:07 PM
RE: Peterhead Old
Short answer is I have no idea. I do transcription in Abu Dhabi so am not close to the Cemetery. Might be worth asking if anyone can go look.

Added by Joanna on Jul 22, 2014 8:39 AM
Sharon S
RE: Elizabeth Shewan Hodge
I prefer not to put the pictures on the site that 'anonymous' has because she has no connection to the family. She just copies obits out of the local newspaper. As you have a family connection it should stay with you. You should ask her to delete her entry. The rules for findagrave state that there are to be no names of living people and the obits that she copies all have living peoples names in them.
Added by Sharon S on Jul 12, 2014 11:27 AM
Mike Ritchie
RE: Alexander and Margaret Hutchison
I am delighted that the photographs were what you were looking for. I am descended through Margaret Shewan Hutchison so if I can help with that family please don't hesitate to contact me on

Added by Mike Ritchie on May 31, 2014 1:44 AM
Rick Gleason
Admiral Wilmer Earl Gallaher
I wonder if you would allow me the honor by transfering management of Admiral Gallaher's memorial to me, Memorial# 98410255?

I was a student of the Admiral's in Navy ROTC and would love to be custodian over his memorial and add more to his story, especially from a personal point of view.

Should you choose otherwise, I would certainly understand.

Thank you for your consideration.


Added by Rick Gleason on Apr 21, 2014 4:47 PM
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
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
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