|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, which precludes my becoming a photo volunteer.
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. The large number of memorials for which I am responsible and the high cost of my 24 hour medical care makes it prohibitively expensive for me to sponsor them all, Although I do chip in on some family and classmates, especially my daughter and her mother.
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|Linda Claxton||RE: James Banks|
I thought I did too - Am I already on your spam list? LOL Check you email =]
|Linda Claxton||James Banks|
I already had the photo of his headstone =]
You're very welcome. I had actually stopped doing photo requests for Ft Rosecrans because I had done so many. You had told me of your loss several years ago so when I saw your request and claimed it. I left flowers for both your "Angels", not realizing how long it had been since I left the last ones. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.
|J. Edward Ross||RE: 113983719 Derr L Andrlik|
I updated the memorial page; please verify for accuracy.
|Ladybug||RE: Wreaths Across America|
I will check on it and see. Not sure.
Re: the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Added by Ladybug on Oct 11, 2015 2:51 PM
|Linda Claxton||RE: Wreaths Across America|
A few years ago every headstone at Ft Rosecrans had a wreath placed but the Miramar National opened and there were less at Ft Rosecrans. Last year there were just a handful at each cemetery. Not sure how they determine how many each cemetery will get. I'm not a ware of any special events or activities. I could call the Location Coordinator for each cemetery to find out.
|Mary Enzor Smith||William Hatfield|
Jack, thanks for the additional data on William Hatfield. I have added it to his memorial.
|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
|Grand View Memorial Park Vols||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!
|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.
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