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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.

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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.

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Anthony Clark
Transfer Request
Please transfer the Byrons in Riverside Cemetery in Williamsport, Maryland to me. They are my own family.
Added by Anthony Clark on Nov 18, 2014 11:46 PM
Base Kuhn
HI Dc.
I transfered Samuel Lewis and his wife Catherine to you because I realized they are dupicate memorials. Could you please put Samuels obituary on his other memorial please before you delete it. He is my great-great grandfather David Lewis;s twin brother, If you could could you please transfer him to me. If no relation. well thanks for your time.(Base)
Added by Base Kuhn on Nov 09, 2014 4:16 PM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
Ruth C. Troupe Royer
Ruth is my grand aunts daughter. I have all the
Troupe family in my tree. My father was a Troupe.
I did not mary into the family.
Would love to finish her memorial. I just finished
her parents momorial, if you are not related.
Carolyn Troupe
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Oct 10, 2014 8:38 AM
Mary E P
Charles Pisavoric and M?

We do not know for sure where they are buried. I only told you what my grandmother told me and you took it for granted out of the letter I mentioned that they were buried in Zbraslav. I've not found them yet there and have others looking. I'd appreciate it if you would either transfer my grt-grandparents to me for management or delete both of these incorrect memorials.

Mary 47079221 Please don't let this request sit for years.
Added by Mary E P on Oct 05, 2014 8:54 PM
Andrew Thomason

Despite the spelling and the dates on the gravestone, I suspect that this is actually Angeline Alson (Thomason) Hulsey. Her husband, William Thomas Hulsey is also buried there. Her death is confirmed to have occurred at her home in Lick Branch, Boone, AR on 24 Jun 1934. DOB is shown as Oct 1855 in Wallace, Benton, AR but, as so often is the case with these things, that may be off.

Please don't transfer the memorial to me. People keep dumping memorials on me just because I try to help correct information.

Yours truly,
Andrew Thomason
Added by Andrew Thomason on Sep 19, 2014 3:25 AM
M. Aumen (rockdoc)
RE: John C Hemler (1904-1972)
Thank you so much for pointing this out, I feel so embarrassed. All of the information for my obituaries I include on the caption which is only visible if you click on the image. This obituary is from 1902, and is for a John C. Hemler who lived from 13/Apr/1872-3/Dec/1902, a son of George Y. Hemler (108336014). He would be an uncle to the younger John C. Helmer, who must have been named for his recently deceased uncle. I did some more research and additional obituaries state that the older John C. Hemler was buried in Conewago Chapel Cemetery, so I created a memorial for him here: (133945013). Thanks again for your help!
Added by M. Aumen (rockdoc) on Aug 06, 2014 11:26 AM
Base Kuhn
Hi bud
Could you remove old picture of Charles Ray Cline's tombstone,New picture has been updated,thanks Base
Added by Base Kuhn on Aug 02, 2014 10:59 AM
Lyndsey Eshelman
Jacob Joseph C Carty
Hello, I was just wondering about your record for Jacob Joseph C Carty. Do you have any sources for the information that you posted? I have been trying to find John Henry Carty's parents, to no success. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Lyndsey Eshelman
Added by Lyndsey Eshelman on Jul 11, 2014 5:20 PM
RE: Hess Family
I don't no if you no about these other Hess Cemetery's that go in this family line someone where so I just was letting you no in case. There is the David Hess Farm Cemetery on here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA by Lynn Erb (#46522255) and also a Hans Hess Cemetery in Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA by the same member if you are interested. This all my Hess Line also.
Added by tbeck on Jun 06, 2014 3:23 AM
Jackie W.
Mary Utz Rummel
The Mary Utz Rummel you have listed was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania possibly Gettysburg.
Added by Jackie W. on Jun 04, 2014 6:16 AM
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