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Jack Davison (#47534141)
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Bio Photo 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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Joanna Case
Boundy, Kenneth
I am surveying Elm Grove Cemetery and would like you permission to add a photo of the stone to your memorial. Also would like to add photos to any other memorials you might have at Elm Grove. Thank you
Added by Joanna Case on Dec 19, 2014 3:46 PM
RE: Your memorials and photos for many of my classmates and friends
Jack, you may want to send an email to Charles A. Lewis who put so many of the photo's on the memorials at the Naval Academy. His email is

Added by Saratoga on Dec 13, 2014 3:00 PM
James Rhodes
RE: 89650108, Hal Bagby
Glad I could help.
Added by James Rhodes on Dec 07, 2014 11:45 AM
Ann Walker
RE: 120792556 edward b oppermann
Thanks so much for the updated information on Edward Opperman! He will be well cared for. Please let us know if there is any new information you would like added. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Added by Ann Walker on Nov 30, 2014 5:06 PM
Jonathan Laing
RE: 3693144Murray P Brush
That was his son Murray P. Brush Jr. His father was buried in Rome Cemetery in Rome NY with his wife Chalotte Kinney. I linked him to his parents.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Nov 26, 2014 2:36 PM
RE: Photo Requests for Classmates
My pleasure, I'm happy to be able to help.
Added by wayneslyhouse on Nov 23, 2014 6:49 AM
RE: Hallam Bagby
Hi Jack,

There is a Rev. Bagby buried at the Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery, but his name is John Ferron Bagby & the birth & death dates don't match. I checked the US Dept of Veterans National Cemetery Gravesite Locator & it also says that Hallam is buried at the Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.

I'm going to check to see if anyone applied for a military headstone for him. If so it will have the address that the headstone was shipped to. I have a feeling that he might be buried in Darien since that is where he was living. Darien is only a couple of miles down the road.

I'll let you know what I find out.
Added by Donna on Nov 21, 2014 8:29 PM
Hallam Bagby

I just wanted to let you know that I stopped by the office at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery & they have no record of Hallam Bagby being buried there. I'm going to check a few other things & if I find where he is I'll let you know.

Donna Fraser
Added by Donna on Nov 20, 2014 7:34 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: My photo request for Jack Graff
Hi Jack - the message is more for the photo volunteers since once it's claimed there is a 14 day limit on the claim. The current claim will expire before it can be fulfilled, giving the next person to claim it a heads-up. =]

Added by Linda Claxton on Nov 12, 2014 10:32 PM

Actually, all of this helped as I looked at the census records to verify information and located a bit more. Your intentions were good and the addition if your memorial and photo are excellent.

I reside in Maryland and have contributed mostly local records. The gravesites will eventually appear. I would be happy to communicate with your contact.

Thanks for your help,
Added by Margaret on Nov 06, 2014 2:04 PM
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