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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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RE: David Ord Alexander
Hi Jack
The obituaries will say at the end which Funeral home is caring for that person. Call them and ask if they could tell you where that person was buried. It is no big deal I thought I would just suggest and help you find a way to take care of your unknowns. Thank you for your time.
Added by Boccapone on Aug 19, 2014 10:10 PM
RE: Styles
FYI I returned to RNC today and the stone marker was in place for Harry Styles and spouse. I replaced the temp. marker

Added by K.B. on Aug 09, 2014 6:39 PM
RE: Styles
Lol. I was parked across from lot 52a when the claim came in. Like I mentioned earlier, I go to RNC weekly so I will kep watch for the stone marker.
Added by K.B. on Jul 28, 2014 1:02 PM
I am at riverside national as your claims came up. Right now there is only a temp. Marker. I will post it and keep checking for the stone marker over my next few trips.
Added by K.B. on Jul 28, 2014 10:35 AM
Norman Berge
I would prefer that you not link a Disposition Unknown to any memorials I manage--and Find A Grave would prefer that you not add them to the Website at all--it's called Find A Grave for a reason...adding from obits is OK, but only if you expect to find out where they are buried (or where their ashes are, etc.) within 30 days...
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jun 23, 2014 1:52 PM
John Christeson
RE: 131438246 RADM Brad Mooney
I don't think I can help you. All I did was create the memorial from the obit in the Newspaper.


John J. Christeson
Added by John Christeson on Jun 16, 2014 10:18 AM
A Horan
John Dunham at ANC
Hi, Jack,
In response to your photo request, I'm about to post photos of the stone for John Dunham at Arlington National. However, because his wife was just buried there in late May with him, there will be a new stone in a couple of months. I'll keep an eye on it for you, will photograph the new stone when it's in place, and will post the photos and notify you.

Thanks! Hope you're doing well!
Added by A Horan on Jun 15, 2014 5:30 PM
Peggy Frost
RE: Franklin M. Strohecker
Thanks for the info!

Peggy Frost
Added by Peggy Frost on Jun 08, 2014 5:59 AM
RE: William Adams Smith
sent message back thru the edit tab....

Added by Anna on Jun 07, 2014 2:40 PM
Peggy Frost
RE: Franklin M. Strohecker
Hi Jack, Siorry to be so long in replying - too many things going on!!! We actually live in Sedro Woolley, not Mount Vernon, but there's only about 10 miles or so between the 2 towns. And, yes, it is gorgeous here!

The photo you added looks great - thanks!

Peggy Frost
Added by Peggy Frost on May 18, 2014 12:15 PM
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