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Mike Bogoslawski, USN (Ret) (#46800216)
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Bio Photo served in the USN from 1977-1999. I now work for the DOL helping veterans find work If you need photos from the Hampton Roads area let me know
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Jerry R. Anderson, Sr.
RE: Thomas Rodney Averitt
Mike ... According to his North Carolina Death Certificate (found using

If you don't have access to ancestry ,,,

It says at the bottom:
Cemetery - Naval Hospital
Location - Portsmouth, VA

look at my memorial and my (sort of) disclaimer.
I will be happy to remove the memorial if you are sure he is not buried there - I suspect, not knowing for sure, his family had him moved to his home town in Tennessee.

Ironically, Portsmouth was a child hood home for me from 1952-1958 ... Thanks for your input.
Added by Jerry R. Anderson, Sr. on May 19, 2017 10:39 AM
Dennis Joseph O'Brien
Jane Wheller
Thank you very much, Michael. I'm now in the process of revising my biographical sketch of Jane Shaw Wheller, and will be updating the memorial over the next few days.
Again, I greatly appreciate your consideration!
Best wishes,
Dennis O'Brien
Added by Dennis Joseph O'Brien on Apr 18, 2017 7:17 PM
Dennis Joseph O'Brien
Jane Wheller Erie St. Cemetery Cleveland OH
Monday, 7 April 2017

Hello, Mike,
I am writing to ask if you would be willing to transfer to me the maintenance of your memorial for Jane Wheller at Erie St. Cemetery in Cleveland, OH. Jane is my 5th-great aunt on my father's mother's side, and I have biographical information on her and her family that I would like to add.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best wishes,

Dennis O'Brien
Added by Dennis Joseph O'Brien on Apr 17, 2017 7:46 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 99090206
Thank you! Have updated the memorial.
Added by GraveRobber on Nov 29, 2016 6:46 PM
Dave Michigan
RADM E.C. Allen Jr.
Thank you for your documentation. It helps with researching our USCGC Alexander Hamilton WPG 34
Added by Dave Michigan on Nov 05, 2016 9:29 AM
Clarence J. DILLION
Mike THANK YOU SO MUCH. I was afraid you might ask that. I retired in 2009 and left the area without ever visiting his headstone. F*A*G was not on my radar yet. Oddly, one of my wife's best friends husband, Mike Kirsch, used to manage the office there but he is retired, also. Sorry, you would have to check at the office I believe is on the left as you enter the Cemetery from Military Hwy, than Campostella. Please don't make a special trip, just if you are out for a Sunday drive and it takes you to the Crestwood section of Chesapeake. Thank you for your service.
Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Oct 17, 2016 7:52 AM
Clarence J. DILLION
Mike, since I saw your offer. I have been trying to get a photo of a good buddy of mine from NNSY. My wife and I lived in Chesapeke for 30+ years and retired to the Great Smoky Mountains. The request I have for JOHN MILTON JAMES @ Roosevelt Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake has gone unanswered. If and when you get time, I would be grateful.
Maryville, TN
37 years with the NAV(active and civil service)
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Oct 16, 2016 8:47 PM
Your Transfer Of A Tuskegee Airman

Mike Bogoslawski, USN (Ret) (#46800216)

Thank you very much for transferring to me
COL Charles Edward McGee - Memorial# 142363273

Even though he has passed away, he now continues to watch over and protect the U.S.A. as a "Member Of The Knight Shift"...Hoorah!!!

332nd Fighter Group - Awarded First Place In
The Conventional (Propeller) Aircraft Division


"Top Gun Commander" - Captain Alva Temple

Tuskegee Airmen Virtual Cemetery

(Please transfer your Tuskegee Airmen Memorials to Cemetery Manager-->pm)


Mike, you are Outstanding!

Michael James Morton - pm (#47882303)
Added by pm on Aug 19, 2016 3:21 PM
Christopher Walker
Abingdon African American Cemetery

I communicated via e-mail with the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, and this is what they said about the Abingdon Negro/Colored/African American Cemetery in Abingdon, VA: "The cemetery section you are referring to is part of Sinking Spring Cemetery. It was once owned by Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church. One of our members wrote the deed when ownership of the cemetery was transferred from the church to the town. Sinking Spring is now owned and maintained by the town of Abingdon. The main section of Sinking Spring is on the west side of Russell Road while the ‘colored’ section is on the east side of Russell Road. As far as we know, there is no “Abingdon Negro Cemetery” or “Abingdon African American Cemetery”. They are probably referring to this section of Sinking Spring. I hope this helps clear up the confusion.

Carol Hawthorne-Taylor

Office Coordinator"

I transferred all of my memorials from the Abingdon Negro Cemetery to the Sinking Spring Cemetery in Abingdon, VA, thus eliminating many duplicate grave sites.

Added by Christopher Walker on Jul 28, 2016 9:36 AM
10 Gen Thacher
RE: Latta
a latta family website lists her maiden name as part of section on John Ewing Latta:
"m. Catherine Van Voorhies of Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of John and Mary H. Van Voorhies, April 9, 1805."

There are many variant spellings of the name, many Van Voorhis or VanVoorhis.

Their son James McKnight Latta is my gr gr grand uncle. I found a Philadelphia marriage record for his grandparents:
John Van Vorhis m. Mary McKnight on 31 May 1781.
The name is very unique, the McKnight matches James' middle name, and the time period/place matches.

It's fine if you decide this is not good enough info to add the surname to your record, just trying to help with family genealogy.
Added by 10 Gen Thacher on Jul 20, 2016 2:39 PM
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