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D C McJonathan-Swarm (#46611006)
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Bio Photo Family history researcher for over 45 years. Husband of Cindy Lou Fox m. 23 November 1986.

His interest in genealogy was piqued by a great aunt, of whom he was very fond. She lived with his family during his early childhood and had done a good job of recording information when visiting the English cousins the Misses Badley at "Winterseeds" Grasmere, Westmoreland in the Lake District and their brother John Haden Badley. She also had great interest in heraldry and exhibited some skill at practicing this art.

Son of Beatrice Louise (Dickman) and Paul Marion Swarm. He was born and spent his early years in Decatur, Illinois. His teen years and young adulthood were in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Higher education began at University High School followed by Illinois State University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and University of Maryland.

Practical efforts with genealogy began during his teenage years at Chautauqua, Illinois where he enjoyed talking with cousins and other cottage owners that had known his great grandmother and visiting area cemeteries.

The challenges of life and its attendant responsibilities have brought many interruptions to active research. Somehow he would always return to both the effort to learn more of the fabric of history and those threads woven by family and friends into this tapestry called life. The next goal is to see that this connectedness gets preserved.

After the children were grown, and his wife's and his physical health required fewer career responsibilities he once again returned to this charished avocation. As historian for two of his wife's family reunions: The friends and family of George Philip Fox and Sophia (Bussard) Fox and Ivan Milton Brown and Alta Mae (Royer) Brown, both of which meet annualy, I started to work extensively on the Antietam four county area of Franklin/Adams Counties, Pennsylvania and Frederick/Washington Counties, Maryland. So far my total computer database comprises over 300,000 unique names.

He first learned of Find A Grave, when he was doing a Google search to find films by Eric Rhodes, a friend of his long time partner and good friend, Edgar de Evia and his.

Immediately he saw the resource that this could become and started to become active in using this as one way to preserve and make available the research of many years. He was drawn by the warm fellowship of the partners in this effort through the FORUMS and the balance of information that could be posted in both words and photographs.

His primary objective is to get as much information recorded as possible. He tries to be as accurate as possible and to provide hyper text links between the interments, that these may help someone else in their genealogical search. Look for the highlighted text, as in this bio, on the memorial pages and often you will be able to trace generations back even across the seas. When he photographs a cemetery he tries to cover every marker first. Then to go back and try to improve on the quality of the photographs as time permits. He always tries to show the marker to it's best advantage and represent each person with respect and honor. It is not always possible to trim and clean each marker at the time of initial photography and his goal is to form a record of the data and the person first. For cemeteries that are near by and for persons to whom I have a direct connection over time I do try to trim and get better photographs over time. My goal with family data and links is to give the keys that will permit a family member to find their roots and "flesh out" the information more with oral history that they have heard. I make every effort to be accurate and complete in presenting the information that I have. I believe in telling it "like it is." If it happened, it's part of history and should be there for future generations to know, without judgment.

He is also a contributor to Wikipedia an online open source encyclopedia. You may see some of his additions there on his user page.

Current Location(via Lightstalkers)

Your additions, corrections and photographs are always welcomed and will be added as soon as possible. For additional family information on any of these interments, please click on "Edit" in the upper right hand memorial. This way I will receive a link to the memorial together with the information which makes entry much faster. Should you have other questions don't hessitate to send me email.
Thanks

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sandlotball
Does Not Respond
It appears this contributor must have died, as it doesn't seem reasonable for someone with such a self congratulatory profile to be this rude. Sending edits and requests directly to findagrave appears to be the only way to correct the multitude of problems with this contributors (mis)managed memorials.
Added by sandlotball on Apr 09, 2014 7:05 AM
Ruth George
Transfer
What is the reason that you do not transfer my three family members as you said you would? I first requested on July 23,2012 (And several times since) using the edit. The three are John Lapp #27917055, Anna Lapp #27917048, & Abram King #27917301! You already had my transfer Number (47683707) as well as their numbers!
Please reply,
Ruth
Added by Ruth George on Apr 01, 2014 4:49 PM
Karen Bennett
Susan Maysilles Funk headstone picture
I would like permission to use your beautiful photograph of our relative, Susan Maysilles Funk.

additional information: Her brother is Rev Martin Luther Maysilles of Sleepy Creek, WV
born 25 Apr 1848 d 17 Jan 1914 Both Susan and Martin L were born in Benevola, MD.

I am fairly new to findagrave (a year or so) and I believe it is right and proper to ask your permission for me to use your photo.

I have a photo of this brother and sister if anyone would like to have a copy of it in the Funk family.
Regards, Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Bennett on Mar 28, 2014 9:20 PM
Mary E P
http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Johnson&GSiman=1&GSsr=201&GScid=100643&GRid=346528
Please delete Neva Irene Johnson from this memorial. I have completely wrong information you got off my Ancestry tree. I do have to correct that, but all this on her memorial is wrong.

Thanks, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=ms&MSid=47079221&
Added by Mary E P on Mar 23, 2014 7:32 PM
sandlotball
Wheelwright

2nd Request:

Please link the memorial page for Charles Wheelwright with that of his wife. This is the 2nd request, the 1st having been made on November 17, 2013.

Charles Wheelwright memorial page:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wheelwright&GSiman=1&GScid=64887&GRid=8747600&

His wife, Catherine de Valera Wheelwright;

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=421247&GRid=6128496&

This request has also been made via the Edit tab, as it was last year, the first time the request was made.

Thank You.
Added by sandlotball on Mar 14, 2014 6:19 AM
Tina Grimm
Lloyd Cemetery
Is the Lloyd Family Cemetery at Wye House behind the Cemetery? Thanks & God Bless.


Tina Long Dreier
"The Coming Together of Two Families"
babygirldobbs@yahoo.com
Added by Tina Grimm on Feb 28, 2014 9:21 AM
p i
EBB BADLEY murdered in 1922
you asked for more information on EBB. you may find something at: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-standridge/hblevins.html
Added by p i on Feb 08, 2014 1:08 PM
C.C.Diamond
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond
Added by C.C.Diamond on Jan 21, 2014 6:24 PM
C.C.Diamond
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond
Added by C.C.Diamond on Jan 21, 2014 6:24 PM
PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & JR BLANTON
FYI Harvey Patterson
Hi! Sue Leatherman sent following message;

PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE. I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave. There are no Pattersons here and this grave is recent enough to be highly visible. Sue Leatherman (#47359426)
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Cheers!
Hope you are doing well and happy.
Patty McFerren-Blanton & JR
Rosman, NC
Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Oct 13, 2013 8:34 PM
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