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Jack Davison (#47534141)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 28 days
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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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Mary Enzor Smith
William Hatfield
Jack, thanks for the additional data on William Hatfield. I have added it to his memorial.
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Sep 19, 2015 5:48 PM
janine mcquiston
vivian cisco ferrer
Sorry, I have no information on this family. I will be more than happy to add information if you want. I just add memorials so family can find family. Thanks, Janine
Added by janine mcquiston on Sep 02, 2015 2:19 PM
Grand View Memorial Park
RE: Jack Davison #47485440 Edward C Copeland
Sent you an email, turns out this is a very different person, interred in 1922.

Sorry for the confusion!

Added by Grand View Memorial Park on Aug 22, 2015 7:00 AM
Jerry Bordelon
RE: 57051000 Dave Sayes
I will be glad to delete my memorial so you may post more information. Yes you may copy and use the photo I posted.
Added by Jerry Bordelon on Aug 22, 2015 4:34 AM
Michael Hague
RE: memorial# 150801934, Charlie Cole
From the Golden Gate National Cemetery web site

"Golden Gate National Cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to disinterment from an existing gravesite or for other reasons."

You may already know about this.

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Its not 100 % accurate. To check a new interment it sometimes takes a few weeks to show up, faster if in a national cemetery. Not all veterans will show up in their data base. Those in non national cemeteries that did not order a Headstone, Marker and Medallion will not be in the data base.

I have a Uncle in the Golden Gate National Cemetery. CPO John Walter Pennell
Added by Michael Hague on Aug 17, 2015 5:13 PM
Michael Hague
RE: memorial# 150801934, Charlie Cole
Jack, edits made. I removed all references to living persons in the obituary. Would you like to manage Charlie's memorial ? Thanks... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on Aug 17, 2015 4:49 PM
RE: RADM Charles O. Triebel
How about I transfer him to you so you can write what you want. You should have this memorial since he's your godfather, and you were so close to him.

Good Luck Jack

Added by Saratoga on Aug 16, 2015 4:27 PM
RE: Ed Oppermann
You are very welcome!
Added by Familypuzzle on Aug 06, 2015 7:10 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
I was wrong about that grandfather. It made me go back and check! My grandpa Gray died in 1870. It is a 2+ hr drive to the cemetery that I make 3 times a year! I thought my Boldon grandpa was the oldest.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Aug 06, 2015 4:29 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
RE: The proverb you quote
I love that proverb. I have a grandmother who died in 1876 and a grandfather who died in 1885, they are the oldest family members that I care for. I spend a great deal of time in cemeteries. My grandmother was only 21 when she passed.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Aug 06, 2015 4:26 PM
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