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David McInturff (#47179039)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 11 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and worked in northern Virginia. I'm a 68 year old Federal Government retiree with 43 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 25 to 30 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request.

Here is how you request to have a memorial transferred to you:
1. Find and open the memorial you want to maintain.
2. Click on Edit in upper right corner.
3. Click on "Suggest any other correction or addition."
4. Type "Please transfer this memorial to me (and anything else you want to convey.)"
5. Click box for "I'm not a robot."
6. Click "Send this message."
You will receive a transfer and an e-mail.

I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator. The following is directed to those who rigidly follow the guidelines: Why are you holding on to these memorials for people to whom you are not related? What are you going to do with them? If you created them a number of years ago, and nobody has made a request to maintain them in all that time, don't you think Findagrave's "reasoning" might not be completely valid? Do you always have the time and enjoy having to act on SAC's requiring additions to the bio section of these memorials (assuming you don't ignore them altogether)?

Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and please, please, please provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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RE: John W Guthrie
John W Guthrie
Thanks for the heads-up on the last name difference. Since I got that information from the ANC Explorer database, I contacted ANC and am awaiting their response.

Regarding your search for a John W Guthrie of Virginia, if you are not a member of, and would like me to search its database, please give me a few specifics, and I'll do some searching for you.


Hi David, very sorry for this late response.

I wasn't able to find the WWI Registration for Guthrie or Cuthrie, so it's difficult to tell which is correct. If the headstone is incorrect, I'm sure the Military will replace it, so this Serviceman is identified properly.

Thank you and Take Care,
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Oct 14, 2017 1:32 AM
In Memory Of Nannie
Transfer of Memorial
You now have management of the Annie Lowe memorial. If I have management any more of your family members just let me know and I will transfer them to you.
I love your bio. I have been trying for several years to get management of my grandfather's memorial from someone who I don't think is related at all. This person won't reply to me. I even appealed for transfer through Find A Grave and didn't even get a reply from them. I haven't been very active on this site since then.
Added by In Memory Of Nannie on Oct 07, 2017 10:32 AM
Jonathan Masa
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 128414454
I am glad it is all cleaned up and resolved now. Thank you again for your assistance David. I wish everyone was as responsive and easy to work with as you are.
Added by Jonathan Masa on Sep 27, 2017 8:31 AM
Harry Senft
Your Boi
I agree with Michelle Shreve about your bio, you make some great points.

Added by Harry Senft on Sep 23, 2017 12:17 PM
Harry Senft
RE: Myrtle Lee Ledford Hetrick
The picture was taken from a Mausoleum in section I with an image of St. Luke a year before she died.

I have posted a picture of the Mausoleum.

I don't know if I will ever get up to Rest Haven again. If you put up another request for a updated picture. I will take my down after the updated picture is posted


Added by Harry Senft on Sep 23, 2017 12:06 PM
Michelle Shreve
your bio
David, I just read your bio and felt compelled to let you know I completely agree with what you say in reference to the Find A Grave guidelines about memorial transfers. It is very difficult to link generations when members won't read, or acknowledge, requests to edit or to do transfers. I can only assume they get a thrill out of their numbers and don't want them depleted, which is sad. With the changes coming to Find A Grave, I hope the guidelines will be changed for the better. I believe a family member is always preferable over a stranger to maintain a memorial.
Added by Michelle Shreve on Sep 10, 2017 9:56 AM
Sue Reneau Damewood
RE: Margaret E
Lynnhurst is a huge cemetery. I was going by sections and then by rows within. I have no idea where they are buried.
Added by Sue Reneau Damewood on Jul 16, 2017 2:09 PM
RE: McInturf edits
Hi, My Maternal Great Grandmother is Susannah Harris Bice 1836-1915 her mother is Susannah McInturf 1792-1871, married to James Harris, Sr 1788-1849.
I have sure found a lot for the McInturf's.
Eleanor Double Weiss
Dayton, Ohio
Added by EMDW on Jul 06, 2017 1:14 PM
RE: Eleanor I. Snowden McInturff
Sure thing, no problem. The weather was nasty out there and I was having trouble uploading the photo. My apologies.
Added by DanielBell on Jun 28, 2017 4:07 AM
Angela Stutzman
RE: Gertrude Belle McInturf Van Horn
ok - so this is weird, but as I was photographing other stones, I happen to notice a stone with Van Horn on it in the back ground. I know exactly where it is, so I will try to get another shot of it for you. I will try to post the pic I have now.
Added by Angela Stutzman on Jun 25, 2017 6:57 PM
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