|Jack Davison (#47534141)|
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My little brother Hank Davison turned me on to this. He has created virtual cemeteries of our families, linked child to parent all the way back to the 17th century immigrants and earlier forebears. Compared to him I am a piker or dabbler. I create memorials for classmates, shipmates, and squadron mates when I find one is needed and I have the information.|
Our families on which Hank is working diligently are Davison (our father), Monges(our mother) and through them Risley, Grant, Fales, Mason, and Morgan. My wife's line is Bradfield, Crim, and, Abel or Abell. My first wife who died in 1956 was Holmes and Cheesborough (NC), Brock(MD and Maine); our then infant daughter married a van Noppen of NC but died young herself, and I am interested in them for her daughters.
My own principal efforts are virtual cemeteries for my Naval Academy company and 1953 classmates, shipmates from USS Waldron and Epping Forest, and squadron mates from VAW-12. I also have done one for my father's USNA 1929 classmates and comrades from early Naval Aviation in VF-1 Top Hats, in which he served after his "winging" at Pensacola.
My involvement in FaG gives me a sense of continuing to be useful since my world is confined to my computer at my kitchen table since I became hemiplegic and wheelchair bound by a stroke in 2008.
In the course of my browsing I have learned that some of my ancestors are in good company; My thrice great-grandfather Monges is in Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia a few yards from Benjamin Franklin.
Although I have only created 350 memorials and manage fewer than 30 others, I have assembled a great many more, both of my own family and Naval Academy classmates, squadron- and shipmates, and those of my father's class, squadrons, and ships, into virtual cemeteries. My classmates and their families have received my efforts with appreciation. Over half of the Annapolis class of 1953 is gone by now, as more are dying of natural causes rather than in training or combat as they did during the first two decades after graduation and commissioning. I remember my father's grim expression the day he returned from a classmate's funeral and commented that it was probably the last time that they could muster a full set of active pallbearers, and it was indeed, as there were not enough for the next, which was his class secretary who called me frequently to ask how Dad was doing.
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|Joe Leong||RE: LCDR Al Schaufelberger III|
I had an article on him from newsweek.
|W. Warder||RE: DMy David Ord Alexander photo request|
I will certainly try! Thanks for your patience!
|W. Warder||RE: DMy David Ord Alexander photo request|
I spent quite a bit of time walking Section K. I was able to find headstones for photo requests in lots 124 and 128 so I should have been close. I looked extra hard for Mr. Alexander because of the date of death being 1980.
Unfortunately, Rock Creek cemetery does not provide to the public the detailed maps of the sections so the photo volunteers have to walk the whole section and systematically check every stone.
I don't mind the walk, but I do find it frustrating when I can't find a "modern" headstone. It is also hard for me to take a photo of the "specific" plot because RC won't provide the maps so I am kind of walking blind and can't guarantee that I am at the specific plot that noted in your request.
I spoke with the people in the cemetery office and they are trying to update their publicly available records, what that will ultimately be - one never knows. They have many dignitaries, diplomats, people of historical significance buried there and told me that they were struggling with the questions of privacy issues.
Regardless, I will make a note to keep your request open on my list and add the other name to the request.
All cemeteries are different; some have great maps and very few headstones, some don't provide maps but, in general, do have well preserved headstones. Rock Creek is the later which is why I won't give up on your request yet.
Sorry for the long winded answer!
|John Evans||RE: Martha Huntley Mooney|
Yes you may
I have transferred him to you because I'm not related to him in any way. You can delete your unknown burial. Thanks for the info and good luck in your endeavors.
Added by hgs205 on Mar 15, 2015 12:58 PM
I'm not sure what happened! I didn't reject anything. Anyway, I have corrected things now. Do you want this memorial transferred to you?
Added by hgs205 on Mar 15, 2015 12:09 PM
|David McInturff||RE: My 1953 classmates in ANC|
Please be aware that headstones are not ordered until after interment has taken place, and that it currently takes 7-8 months thereafter before the stone is installed.
Thank you for the kind words.
This Robert Zastrow is of no relation to me, however, I have two relatives with the same nickname. Thanks for the info. Ive updated his information. Thanks
|Mike Weeks||RE: 43761598 LCDR Howard R Garnr|
LCDR Garner was not a designated aviator. His death was stateside, for whatever reason, as he was buried on 14 April 1943.
I asked a fellow Find A Grave member and her reply is on my member page.
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