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G Shewan (#46881166)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur military historian and genealogist. I am interested in researching the burial locations of U.S. military service men and women, particularly at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Myer, Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

I am also researching my family tree, particularly the Shewan family members who originated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and their descendents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

My Scots great-grandfather, William J. Shewan (1867 - 1947) and his son, my grandfather, William W. Shewan (1895 - 1973) arrived at Ellis Island on July 2, 1911 and settled in Erie, Pennsylvania.

In addition to my paternal line, I am researching other family lines, including:

* Akre (originally Aakre in Norwegian)
* Clabeaux
* Devincentis
* Mangin/Mangini
* Sauer
* Stormo
* Thaler

Other cemeteries of interest:

* Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO
* Barrancas Nat'l Cemetery, Pensacola, FL
* Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Fort Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery, San Diego, CA
* Golden Gate Nat'l Cemetery, San Francisco, CA
* Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
* Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Quantico Nat'l Cemetery, Triangle, VA
* Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington DC
* Soldiers' Nat'l Cemetery, Washington, DC
* West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY

Some of my photo contributions can be seen here.

To all the Find A Grave photo volunteers who have been kind enough to take photos of my family's gravestones at my request over the past year, I thank you most gratefully for your time and effort. With graves throughout the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it would not be feasible for me to visit them all and take my own photos. I am extremely grateful to Find A Grave, and to the photo volunteers, for helping me to research my family.

I give my permission to use any of my photos, providing 1) it is not for commercial use, and 2) attribution is given.

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Grave photo request
You posted a grave photo for John R. Redman, Find A Grave Memorial# 49355066. He and his wife Elizabeth Clemons Redman are buried in the same plot—would you post the same grave photo for her at Find A Grave Memorial# 49355048? Thank you THR/Bob
Added by THR on Nov 13, 2016 12:33 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Thanks for your edit request. I transfer out of guidelines if you want custody please ask. I'm even willing to "transfer by surname".
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Sep 12, 2016 7:57 PM
Karen Hanna
North Shore Crematorium, North Vancouver
I was writing as I had family experiences with North Shore Crematorium, they are not even named that now. It seems they were bought out by Dignity, quite a few years ago. Shows my age.

First Memorial Funeral Services and Memorial Garden
1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2J1 | 604-980-3451
an email link:

First Memorial Funeral Services® North Vancouver…. Nestled at the foot of the picturesque North Shore Mountains, First Memorial Funeral Services and Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens is one of the largest cremation cemeteries in the Lower Mainland. …..
Our facility is surrounded by lush gardens and ponds that provide peace and tranquility while offering interment options for cremated remains above or below ground, as well as simple memorial inscriptions to memorialize the life of a loved one.

Again i apologize for misdirecting you and causing frustration.
Hope this helps, Karen
Added by Karen Hanna on Sep 01, 2016 4:14 PM
William A. McKay
Permission to use your image
Hello, My name is William A. McKay, in Newark, Delaware, who has seen an image On Find A Grave which I would like to use.

I am very near the end on a book about Delaware Photographers 1839 to 1900 and beyond. I have a number of images (about 55) of tombstones in Delaware and other states.

I would like to have your permission to use your image of Edwin H. Cooper's tombstone who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This image will NOT be in the book! But, it would be on a flash drive that anyone who purchases the book would have access to. I understand your position but the image of the tombstone will not be in print in the book.

Whose who purchase the book, have to sign a document that the book and all items on the flash drive is strictly for their personal use. Another way to look at it is, if any new information comes along, the owner can print off a page and lay it in the book, because no 2nd edition is going to happen.

William A. McKay
Added by William A. McKay on Jul 26, 2016 7:14 PM
Marie Smith
Thank You
This is going to be a rare heartfelt message to you.
You originally Created a person here on find a grave.
It is Colin F. Vorder Bruegge. I have searched years without success on what had happened to him after he retired. He was the Commanding General at Walter Reed when I first came to serve at Walter Reed in 1970. I joined the Army in 1970 and found myself surrounded by Generals and I was just a PFC and Sp/4 during my time there. I see you have let someone else take care of the site here, but I had to come and let you know from a girl age 18 during the Viet Nam War him and his wife opened their hearts and even their home to me. Here is a picture you might like to see of him as I knew him

You will never know how much it means to have found his and his wife's resting place and greatly just to be found in Arlington.

Marie Smith
Added by Marie Smith on Jul 25, 2016 7:17 PM
Drew McKerlie
RE: 103882003 Shewan Family
It will upload when I am on wifi next. Just a heads up Brock J is duplicated one with full middle name and one with just initial
Added by Drew McKerlie on Jul 11, 2016 7:49 AM
Drew McKerlie
103882003 Shewan Family
Was doing a few photos within the cemetery and noticed this one had a good glare from the sun so I grabbed another one with it being overcast. If you like it better let me know and I can add to her husband as well or can just remove it.


Added by Drew McKerlie on Jul 09, 2016 1:45 PM
101270703 Donald Farquhar
Good Day! Would you mind adding the photo that is on this listing to listing 95384125? The one that you added it to is a duplicate. Thank you. Steward
Added by Steward on Jun 07, 2016 7:33 AM
your maternal ancestor
If you are related to Noble Bruce Pearen, then you are related to me through our mutual ancestor, Robert Eady who served in the British Army 37th Regiment of Foot at Gibraltar in 1813. He came to Canada before 1817.
Added by ShelleyS on Sep 17, 2015 4:52 PM
Dawn Stewart
Kinloss Abbey Cemetery - Shewan family

I am on holiday in Moray, Scotland at the moment and I have been to Kinloss Abbey cemetery a couple of times to try to find the grave of Mr John Shewan for you. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find it yet. I have found, and photographed, the headstones of Charles Shewan (died 1972) and Diane Grace Shewan (died 1963) also in Kinloss Abbey cemetery. Would you like me to send you these pics?

Kind regards,

Dawn Stewart
Added by Dawn Stewart on Sep 03, 2015 1:35 PM
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